The Kobalt Music Group has signed on to serve as global administrator for Blue Mountain Music, which includes the complete works of Bob Marley. That and other moves highlight this week's installment of Publishing Briefs.
Lady Gaga tried to show her support for Chicago's Gay Pride festivities on Sunday by posting an Instagram picture of her overlooking what she thought was the parade -- but was in fact the the Chicago Mariachi and Folklórico Festival.
The music business has a wait-and-see attitude about Apple Music, but investors have already started to place their bets. Shares of Internet radio company Pandora have fallen 12.2 percent since the last closing price before Apple debuted its new music streaming service on June 8.
Chris Squire, bassist and founding member of prog rock legends Yes, died Saturday (June 27) at age 67, following a bout with leukemia. "For the entirety of Yes' existence, Chris was the band's linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years," the band’s statement read. A chat with veteran record executive Jerry Greenberg affirms all this and more.
Janet Jackson makes her Billboard chart return as "No Sleeep" debuts at No. 15 on the Adult R&B Songs chart (dated July 11) The sultry song marks her first entry on the list in five years; her last, "Nothing," peaked at No. 15 in May 2010.
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It’s been a rough few weeks for Enrique Iglesias. First he slices his hand with a camera drone and now the “El Perdón” singer is reportedly due in court on July 10 to contest misdemeanor charges of obstruction without violence and driving with a suspended license.
Katy Perry earned the No. 3 spot on Forbes' Highest Paid Celebrity list, coming in just behind boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Perry earned $135 million from touring in the past twelve months -- more than Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna combined.
The Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Christ Bearer (given name Andre Johnson) made headlines last year when he attempted to perform a vasectomy on himself before jumping off a balcony -- now, he's talking about it, and in a recent interview with VladTV, he was remarkably unperturbed by the incident. After confirming that yes, he did cut off his own penis, the rapper allowed that he had "f---ed up, my n----, in a lot of ways."