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 among a rising wave of backlash in order to defend his Tidal streaming service...
Nathan Sykes, frontman of The Wanted and the first Top 40 artist on Ashley Tabor and Randy Phillips' Global Entertainment, enjoys the Z100 stop on his promo tour with PD Mark Medina and promo legend Richard Palmese. Later, Sykes found out the photo would be running here, and ran screaming into the street.
Universal's Furious 7 dominates the domestic box office once again, becoming the first film since 2012's The Hunger Games to top box office charts for four weeks in a row—while bringing its total to a cool $320m.
UMG CFO Boyd Muir and EVP Michele Anthony have issued an internal memo detailing a reshaping of the company’s commercial functions in the U.S. Distribution wing UMGD will cease to exist as a freestanding entity, with teams supervising the various functions incorporated into the UMG structure...
Republic's Pop radio dominance continues on next week's Mediabase Top 40 chart, as the label holds half the Top 10 with Natalie LaRose,The Weeknd and Ariana Grande leading, while RCA's Walk the Moon moonwalks into the Top 10 and S-Curve/Hollywood's Andy Grammer looks "Good" in the Top 30...
Big Machine Label Group chief Scott Borchetta enjoys a rollicking photo op with Rascal Flatts at the ACMs. Later, Borchetta's business manager issued a financial report that read as follows: "Yeeeeeee-hawwww!"
Shady/Interscope's Yelawolf heads to church with Eminem in his new video for "Best Friend"...
As I.B. Bad mentions in his latest column, the business has become increasingly reliant on new acts and their breakthrough first records. And while we continue to follow the activity of The Weeknd on Republic and WB’s Royal Blood, both of whom hit home runs with their first big radio singles last year, 10 newcomers have caught our attention.
NEVERMIND THE BOLLOCKS—IT'S THE U.K. TOP 10
In the U.S. it's Brittany; in Britain it's Josh. (4/26a)
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. (4/26a)
The band's on hiatus, but the front man is not. (4/26a)
We are Furious yellow. (4/26a)