Sources at Sony say this weekend’s Page Six story about the alleged “streaming war” surrounding Jay Z’s Tidal music service got the facts all wrong. These sources say the label group is allowing Tidal to use its music while negotiating a deal that’s considered industry standard—and very similar to the terms of their deals with iTunes, Spotify and other streaming services. Stay tuned.
SoCal’s rite of spring returns to its longtime home of Irving Meadows Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 16. Here’s the skinny. Click for larger view of poster.
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. views the L.A. opening of Motown: The Musical later this month as a manifestation of “a fairytale that happened to come true.”
Breaking his own traditional Cone of Silence on social media, Jay Z took to Twitter Sunday morning amid a rising wave of backlash in order to defend his Tidal streaming service...
Capitol Music Group has tapped Mitra Darab as SVP Marketing, reporting to EVP Greg Thompson. The industry vet will lead the “Vine” group overseeing marketing and digital on Sam Smith, Five Seconds of Summer, Tori Kelly and other artists...
Presenting the brand-new lyric video for "Infinity" by Epic's Mariah Carey, the new track from the anthology set #1 to Infinity.
During the launch event for the new album by Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLG/Republic’s Zac Brown Band, from which 22 stations offered live broadcasts, the multiformat star poses with his label team. After the formal portion of the evening, everyone changed into their Varvatos jammies. Seen feeling a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll are (l-r): Southern Ground’s Sally Martin, Randi Events’ Brittany Olsen, SG’s Ed Eschleman, Mince Productions’ Ellen Appleton, SG’s Paul Williams, Neda Tobin and Mara Sidweber, Zac Brown, BMLG’s Jackie Campbell, John Zarling and Christine Drexel, Randi Events’ Julia Page and SG’s Chuck Swaney.
Tune in tonight for TV performances from two rising stars. Catch Republic's Belgian sensation, Stromae, on Kimmel at 11:35pm CT, where he will perform "Carmen" for the first time on stateside late night television. Prior to that, S-Curve/Hollywood's Andy Grammer will perform his Pop smash, "Honey, I'm Good," on Dancing With the Stars at 7pm CT.
Kid Rock just served Garth Brooks and pal Bog Seger by crushing their previous live concert records in Michigan with his new tour First Kiss : Cheap Date...
NEVERMIND THE BOLLOCKS—IT'S THE U.K. TOP 10
In the U.S. it's Brittany; in Britain it's Josh. (4/27a)
MOTOWN GOES HOLLYWOOD
Opening night Tuesday at the Pantages. (4/27a)
JAY Z TWEETS...
He's pissed off and he's not gonna take it anymore. (4/27a)
CALLING ALL WEENIES
KROQ busts out the deets on the 2015 Weenie Roast y Fiesta. (4/27a)
We are Furious yellow. (4/26a)