“To add to the celebration of the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter announces the establishment of Formation Scholars awards for the 2017-2018 academic year, to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident,” a statement on the Columbia queen’s official website now reads.
Head on over to our Music City section for the lowdown on what's happening in Nashville right now. For starters, Mercury Nashville's Shania Twain (pictured) is due to release her first album in 15 years soon. Also, the music-filled film Pure Country: Pure Heart, which features Willie Nelson as an actor, as well as songs from an array of established artists, gets a release date. And Brad Paisley and Sony Music Nashville just kicked off the second year of their anti-cancer grassroots campaign, Band Against Cancer.
Here you’ll find composer Max Richter after signing to the newly launched Decca Publishing, flanked by UMG U.K. boss David Joseph, pubco SVP Natasha Baldwin, Decca President Dickon Stainer and manager Steve Abott. Following a celebratory lunch at The Ivy Kensington, the group climbed aboard an open-top bus to witness the Changing of the Guard.
Jonathan Demme, the filmmaker behind critically adored films in the 1980s and ‘90s such as Philadelphia and The Silence of the Lambs who also excelled at music documentaries, died today of esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease in New York. He was 73.
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Shania's got a new album. (4/26a)