Drinking has certainly been one of the major themes in country music since the very beginning. However, there have been long periods of time in recent history that they were missing in the country charts’ upper reaches.
Fare Thee Well, the Grateful Dead 50th anniversary shows that also puts a cap on one of the most remarkable live music careers in music history, wrapped Sunday night at Soldier Field in record-setting fashion.
Continued growth in streaming and a softening decline in CD and download sales helped lift UK music sales in the first six months of 2015, according to new figures released by British labels trade body BPI.
Douglas Kooyman, global brand director for Pennzoil, knows how inherently un-sexy the marketing of motor oil can be. “There’s a time place to talk about chemistry and molecules, and there’s a time and place to have fun,” he concedes.
Indian streaming company Saavn announced Tuesday (July 7) the closing of $100-million in Series C funding, a strong signal of the market for legal music services in the world's second-most populous country.
The North American leg of U2’s Innocence + Experience Tour is in full swing, but the band is still revving up promotion for "Songs of Innocence" outside the arena. This bit takes on television, specifically SundanceTV -- at 11 p.m. (ET) this Thursday (July 9) the music video for “Song For Someone” will premiere following the season three premiere of "Rectify."
Last summer, Austin Mahone headlined a teen-friendly North American tour that boasted Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes and the Vamps as opening acts. Since that trek, Fifth Harmony has released its debut album Reflection, scored its first Top 20 hit with “Worth It” and is now set to embark upon a headlining tour of its own — and Mahone couldn’t be happier for his 5H pals.
Rdio has expanded the "Label Stations" program it first launched in March of this year to include eight new label partners, as well as a new arm of the program overseen by influential media properties like Hype Machine, The Onion-owned A.V. Club and more.
Randy Blythe’s incarceration for the alleged manslaughter of a teenaged fan at a 2010 Lamb of God concert shook the metal world. That ordeal will be detailed in his forthcoming book "Dark Days" (due July 14), but for now, the frontman has offered a healthy sampling of it through a series of Instagram posts.