The Weeknd has released another instant grat track from his forthcoming Starboy set (XO/Republic), due out on 11/25. The new-wavy "False Alarm" follows hot on the heels of the album's title track (featuring Daft Punk), which has blown up at retail, radio and streaming...
The eligibility year for the 59th annual Grammy Awards ends today, 9/30. Let’s see how the key races—Album, Record and Song of the Year and Best New Artist—are shaping up.
Who's that behind the giant ceremonial head of Republic prexy Charlie "VIPLife" Walk? Welcome to the first installment of our continuing photo series, which carries the spirit of the exec's now-legendary birthday bash into the work week. We cannot guarantee that posing with C-Dub's outsized punim will cause Guess models to materialize, but stranger things have happened.
Rumors are flying around Buckingham Palace that SYCO’s Sonny Takhar may be departing the label. Takhar has played a big role on the SYCO team; his departure, if confirmed, would leave sizable shoes to fill at Simon’s Cowell’s company—a JV with Sony—which has enjoyed an impressive run over the last several years with such acts as One Direction, Olly Murs, Fifth Harmony, Susan Boyle, James Arthur, Ella Henderson and Little Mix, and recently inked 12-year-old America’s Got Talent phenom Grace VanderWaal. Without Takhar, where does the label fit into the Sony U.K. ecosystem, and what are the well-liked exec’s plans going forward?
Who took a stupid pill at YouTube? The company has appointed none other than Lyor Cohen as its Global Head of Music, placing one of the most noxious personalities in the biz in a senior post at the site most often blamed by industryites for the devaluation of music. Rather than healing the yawning rift between rights holders and Google’s video giant, the installation of the biz’s bumbling blowhard has the potential to make things far worse. All of which renders the headline of Claire Atkinson’s story in the Thursday edition of the New York Post—“YouTube signs music legend to put friendly face on operations”—unintentionally hilarious.
The boards of Viacom and CBS both received a letter from Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements Thursday morning requesting that the two companies explore a potential merger. Speculation about such a scenario has been rampant for months, amid questions about Redstone’s mental capacity, while CBS has concurrently been taking steps to spin off CBS Radio.
In this vintage #TBT shot, a bevy of broadcasting and biz folks scrimmage in 1995 after Captain Kevin Weatherly's team prevailed following a 58-yard TD pass from Monte Lipman to Andy Arnold. Seen just before Tom Poleman had a dazzling vision of people listening to radio on portable phones are…
I.B. BAD: THE NEW
It all adds up. (9/29a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 4
The climax: Album of the Year (9/28a)
NOT TOO LATE TO SCORE OLDCHELLA DUCATS
With a View Master thrown in! (9/28a)
Apple Music remains a work in progress, but it's getting there. (9/28a)