During his 12 years at Pepsi, Cooper was instrumental in revitalizing the company's global music strategy, from inking talent deals with Beyonce, Usher and Janelle Monae, to overseeing its multi-year, multi-million dollar sponsorship of Fox's "The X Factor" and more.
What will happen to the music business through the end of the decade? Disruptive entrants could push the market off course -- or the business could follow the predictable path forecast by PricewaterhouseCoopers in its annual Entertainment & Media Outlook report.
The BottleRock festival in Napa Valley over the weekend included plenty of music (No Doubt, Robert Plant and Imagine Dragons headlined), food (Snoop Dogg made sushi with an Iron Chef, while Flavor Flav whipped up his famous fried chicken with a Top Chef) and, of course, lots and lots of wine. And since we were in wine country, we quizzed the musicians on their Napa Valley knowledge.
Final Tony ballots are due by Friday, and the awards will be handed out Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall in a ceremony hosted by past Tony winners Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth (she's also a nominee this year). So who will be standing in the winners' circle when this year's race for the best of the Broadway season is finally over?
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced Tuesday that Andrew "Andy" P. Mooney has been appointed CEO. Mooney joins Fender from Quiksilver, Inc., where he was previously president and CEO.
Dierks Bentley has been deep in rehearsal mode over the past week at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, preparing for his upcoming Sounds of Summer tour, which kicks off Friday night in Raleigh, North Carolina. On Monday, the Capitol Nashville recording artist treated members of the media to a sneak peek at the upcoming show.
Entertainment Cruise Productions announces its first annual Gospel Music Cruise hosted by Grammy winners Kirk Franklin and Regina Belle. Performers include Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams and Tye Tribbett.
In case you ever doubted poptimism, here is Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” being covered by one of the realest bands in punk or D.I.Y. or whatever you want to call it over the past decade. It’s Screaming Females putting their spin on the mega-hit.
Class Actress’ Movies, due June 23 (via Casablanca/Republic), is an EP inspired by the films of 80s excess, glamour and self-discovery that co-executive producer Giorgio Moroder helped directly shape. And lead single “More Than You,” which Harper co-wrote with Bogart, is the most convincing mission statement: in its brand-new music video, Harper portrays the Class Actress character as a dangerously sexy melange of the types of women she found herself observing in the corridors of iconic L.A. locales like the Beverly Hills Hotel, all while slinking her breathy falsetto atop slinky synth beats.
Natalie La Rose is tapping another hip-hop collab in "Around The World," the follow up to her smash-hit Jeremih duet "Somebody." This time, it's genre's current golden boy Fetty Wap -- together, they sing an ode to international love over the uptempo, dancefloor-friendly beat.