Rumblings around Music City say that industry vet Randy Goodman will play a key role on the new Sony Nashville team. The well-liked exec served at Maverick management, where he worked with Rascal Flatts, among others; worked at Disney Music’s Lyric Street; and spent several years at RCA Nashville...
Beats 1's #OpeningWeekend is in the books, and from music selection to banter, the results were consistently compelling...
The U.K. tabloids are speculating that former One Direction member Zayn Malik (now sporting a buzz cut) and writer/producer Naughty Boy (of "La La La" fame) may be going into business together after Malik applied to trademark the term Zaughty.
To a surprising degree, the best records released during the first half of 2015 are rooted in the sounds of past decades. You'll find Bud Scoppa's "nouveau old-school" midyear Top 10 in Critics' Choice.
Marty Bandier, Danny Strick and team Sony/ATV celebrate inking a pub deal with youthful phenom Leon Bridges, who recently scored a Top 5 retail bow, is underway at Triple A and Hot AC radio and has enjoyed considerable love...
Buzzing RCA Nashville combo Old Dominion celebrated after filming the video for their debut Country radio single “Break Up With Him” during CMA Music Fest in Nash Vegas. More in Music City.
In a tight race for the top-grossing domestic film over Independence Day weekend, Universal's Jurassic World snags another $31m and remains #1 for a fourth week, with the cerebral animated feature Inside Out from Pixar finishing #2. Meanwhile, the latest installment of the Terminator series, Genisys, enjoys the largest debut at #3 with $29 for Paramount.
We wish all of our readers a safe, relaxing holiday. And for those of you in charge of pyrotechnics on the 4th, we hereby present this classic Airhead cartoon starring Lyor; it's full of vital safety tips.
As part of his new deal with UMG, Scott Borchetta has acquired full ownership of the Republic Nashville label (Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, A Thousand Horses). Despite reports to the contrary, however, discussions about the future ownership of Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group are ongoing. Stay tuned for an in-depth HITS Q&A with Borchetta, coming soon to this space.
This may be an Apple-created Brave New World, but a stroll through the U.K. store on the first Friday in July, three days after launch, reveals nothing different. The same predominance of hits compilations, the same unexpected appearance of a blast from the past, Taylor—y’know, business as usual.
SHOP TALK & SEGUES: BEATS 1'S OPENING WEEKEND
The global station programmed, and Michelle S. listened. (7/6a)
BACK TO THE PRESENT
In terms of 2015 albums, everything old is new again, says Bud Scoppa. (7/6a)
Hasta la vista,baby. (7/6a)
WHAT’S A ZAUGHTY?
Ex-1D member making moves? (7/6a)
“BREAK UP” & BREAK OUT
Updates on a pair of new and developing Sony Music Nashville acts in our Music City section. (7/6a)