"All of our content, including Beyonce, is available through the Tidal service, and we have announced no plans to remove our catalog from Tidal," Sony Music's Doug Morris said in a statement to Billboard. "Like all of our other partners, we are rooting for Jay and Tidal to succeed.”
Music industry lawsuits are usually nothing to raise an eyebrow at, but this week saw an unexpected pairing of names from the jazz and funk worlds headed to court: Free jazz legend Ornette Coleman and Jordan McLean of Brooklyn Afrobeat outfit (and house band for Fela!) Antibalas.
A judge on Friday, May 29, delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges.
Business travelers are used to taking their daily 9 to 5 work cycle on the road -- but what about the rest of the day? Renaissance Hotels is tapping Robin Thicke, Natalie La Rose and DJ HXLT will help bring the “#5to9” experience to life for the grand re-opening of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown’s The Happiest Hour block party on June 11.
This summer a slew of artists are heading to the Disney Channel for the Sounds of Summer programming event. Becky G, The Vamps, Sheppard, Pentatonix and RaeLynn will all make appearances on the network's shows -- and, yes, it will include performances.
Atlanta rapper Silento secured a major label deal through the popularity of his dance video, which sparked a wave of user-generated versions on Vine and YouTube. Nothing new there -- except that Silento used an emerging class of professional YouTubers to do it.