Jonathan Poneman, cofounder of Sub Pop Records, which launched Nirvana, was presented with the Independent Spirit Award May 7 at the opening night of Music Biz 2014, the annual convention of the Music Business Association (formerly NARM) at L.A.'s Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
Before Bernie Madoff, the Wall Street schemer who captured headlines was Dana Giacchetto., a flashy, celebrity-soaked investment star of the '90s who brokered the Sub Pop-Warner Music Group deal and counted among his friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Alanis Morrissette.
Before Bernie Madoff, the Wall Street schemer who captured headlines was Dana Giacchetto, a flashy, celebrity-soaked investment star of the '90s who brokered the Sub Pop-Warner Music Group deal, counted Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Stipe and Alanis Morrissette as friends and was accused of helping to drive CAA's young superagent Jay Moloney to suicide. Now under investigation again, the former highflier claims he's not the bad guy, really. "I'm the Lamb of Wall Street...Everyone forgave me"
Arcade Fire took a break from recording its fourth studio album, "Reflektor," so a few of its members could score the Spike Jonze stunner "Her." The film is nominated for Best Picture at this year's ceremony and Arcade Fire's Will Butler and indie-folk artist Owen Pallett are up for Best Original Score for their music from the film.