Because the music business is in a state of transformation, a new set of measurements is required to more accurately reflect performance. As the business hits the three–quarter mark of 2016, the old traditional marketshare metrics are less meaningful or comprehensive than sales + streaming (SPS)...
During Day 1 of TheWrap's media and entertainment confab TheGrill 2016, held at the Montage in Beverly Hills, mega-mogul Irving Azoff engaged in the Keynote Interview with TheWrap CEO/founder Sharon Waxman. In this clip, The Swirv discusses YouTube and the "safe harbor" provision of the DMCA, an "outdated law" giving Google's video giant cover to operate with what he calls "evil" results...
At a recent CBS event, Capitol Nashville's Little Big Town debriefs the first presidential debate with the network's Jack Sussman and Chairman Les Moonves, noting that Donald Trump's constant sniffling reminded them of a promoter they might in Miami one time. Seen are…
Primary Wave Music Publishing has announced a freshly inked partnership with “America’s greatest living poet” (as Dylan once unequivocally pronounced). That would, of course, be Smokey Robinson, who has brought a chunk of his extraordinary song catalog to the pubco. The acquisition is the first deal to be closed as part of a new investing partnership with BlackRock Alternative Investors, which has also just been announced.
In this, the third of a four-part rundown of the likely nominees in the Big Four Grammy categories, HITS’ Paul Grein surveys the field for Song of the Year. Read on for Record of the Year and Best New Artist as well.
I.B. BAD: THE NEW
It all adds up. (9/27a)
DIAMONDS ARE A LABEL’S BEST FRIEND
Adele has sold a lotta records. (9/27a)
SHAWN MENDES, ILLUMINATED
A sweet setup, a career moment. (9/27a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 3
Start here and work backward. (9/27a)
DYLAN'S 1966 ELECTRIC TOUR GETS
BOX SET FROM COLUMBIA/LEGACY
That's 36 CDs. Holy smokes. (9/27a)