Out of the clear blue sky full of stars, we have a Chainsmokers and Coldplay collaboration called "Something Just Like This," which was released on the heels of the two groups appearing together to perform at the 2017 BRIT Awards, surprising literally the whole world...
BBC Radio 1 is being hammered with criticism for its failure in recent months to develop new U.K. acts, which it is mandated to do as a government-funded public-service broadcaster. Much of the criticism is emanating from artist representatives and their labels, who say they’re mad as hell and not going to take it anymore...
Jay Z will make history by becoming the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Class of 2017 was introduced this morning and will include Max Martin, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Chicago’s Robert Lamm, James Pankow and Peter Cetera.
Katy Perry graces the cover of our latest print edition, While Columbia Records is our Contents Page VIP. Our heartfelt condolences to all concerned.
“Look, in the digital era, songs leak,” says new Interscope head of marketing Matt LaMotte frankly. “Labels have to be agile, flexible, collaborative and communicative in response.” Team Interscope had an object lesson in the above when “Love,” the new Lana Del Rey single, leaked over the holiday weekend…
A tribute to George Michael will take place at tonight’s BRIT Awards, while Coldplay have reportedly joined the line-up and Ed Sheeran is set to reveal something new, according to news ahead of tonight's ceremony in London. Will there be any surprises? And which nominees are we putting our money on?
JAY Z, BABYFACE, MAX MARTIN, CHICAGO IN SONGWRITERS HALL
Jay Z makes history. (2/22a)
TOP 15: FUTURE SHOCK (AND AWE)
The first of his two back-to-back album releases? Interesting... (2/22a)
SOME PRE-BRITS MUSINGS
Who are you rooting for? Pass the wine. (2/22a)