On April 12, 25-year-old Freddie Gray died of a spinal-cord injury while in the custody of Baltimore police. Now, almost two weeks later, as more details emerge about that day, the long-simmering tension between police and residents in the Maryland city has boiled over into violent protests and riots on Monday (April 27) -- so much so that the National Guard has been called in to help.
Fan interaction and personal touches that often veered on intimate, were at the core of the winning campaigns of Billboard’s 2015 Music & Marketing Awards.
Awards were given out in six categories –digital/social, innovative, events/engagement, partnerships/collaborations, TV/film and finally, for best integrated campaign. Winners for the awards, which were once again powered by CLIOS, were announced during a ceremony April 27 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel South Beach as part of the Billboard Latin Music Conference
Billy Corgan is back in wrestling. It was announced Monday the Smashing Pumpkins co-founder and only remaining original member is teaming up with TNA Wrestling as Senior Producer, Creative and Talent Development.
On this week's episode of The Juice Podcast, co-host Nile "LowKey" Ivey and guest, writer John Kennedy, join me discuss the week's R&B/hip-hop-themed trending topics, including Tyler, the Creator, Big Sean and Ariana Grande's breakup, the drama between Tyga, Kylie Jenner and Blac Chyna and who will have deliver this year's summer hit?
Music City has a brand-new tourist attraction, paying homage to one of its most noted artists: George Jones. This past weekend in Nashville, the George Jones Museum opened to huge crowds, both during the public opening on April 24 and the VIP private event the evening before, which brought out many of the acts Jones performed with as well as some of the younger artists he influenced during his six-decade career.
The future of Nate Ruess’ old band might be in doubt, but at least it sounds like he’s still having… Okay, we digress. But the Fun. singer sure sounds like he had a blast messing around with every sample and effect available to him in the studio while crafting this new joint.
“It feels like quite a shock that it was eight years -- you know, they do go by, the years, very quickly,” says Róisín Murphy, the Irish singer-songwriter who will release her first album since 2007’s Overpowered next month.