Vessel, a streaming-video service that debuted in March, has secured a Series B round of funding valued at $57.5 million, led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). IVP joins a group of investors that have now collectively raised a total of $134 million — Benchmark, Greylock Partners and Bezos Expeditions.
Fans got a taste of director Cameron Crowe's music taste in his semi-autobiographical movie, Almost Famous, which follows a young Rolling Stone reporter on the quest for his first feature. Now, thanks to the efforts of Julian Assange, they can get the definitive answers: what are Cameron Crowe's top albums of all time? In an email to Sony Pictures chair Amy Pascal, Crowe listed not his top 10, but his top 23.
Bruce Springsteen will remain with Sony Music through 2027, and the label earned approximately $72 million above the $101 million paid to the singer in his controversial 2005 contract renewal, according to emails from the 2014 Sony hack that were posted on Wikileaks.
An anonymous hotline, reexamination of the executive producer role, and a "respect at work and human rights ombudsperson" were among the recommendations made to the CBC in a 52-page report, entitled "CBC Workplace Investigation Regarding Jian Ghomeshi."