A former MySpace exec says the company tried to buy Spotify, its successor in terms of meshing streaming music and social. As you may have guessed, "they sure as hell were not selling to us. They didn't need to."
The hints Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge dropped in his end-of-year memo to employees and in comments last month seem to be taking shape in the form of the wider industry's discussions with Apple.
"For years, the bands that toured here were past their prime, like Journey and Toto and Air Supply in the late '90s. We were a decade and a half behind," said Luis Betances, who co-founded Isle of Light festival last year. This year's event features Chromeo, Soul Clap and Run the Jewels.
Dreaming Bull’s “Smile On Your Face” sounds like it could be a huge hit, and it’s got a music video that’s a party in itself. Join "Orange Is the New Black’s" Taryn Manning as she visits her grandma in a retirement home, just in time for an impromptu performance from the garage-soul band.
Bandcamp, the "direct-to-band" marketplace started in 2008 by Ethan Diamond and Shawn Grunberger, has hit a significant milestone for any music business involved in actually selling music, having paid out $100 million to its artist clients since launching.
Madonna's new album, Rebel Heart, isn't exactly short on collaborations. For it, the Queen of Pop worked with Nas, Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj and, yes, even Mike Tyson. However there was one act that she couldn't book any studio time with during the Rebel Heart recording sessions.
Kelly Clarkson is hardly shy when it comes to how candid she'll get in an interview. So when she sat down on Thursday night's Watch What Happens Live, with a glass of wine, the "Heartbeat Song" singer was characteristically real.