The end is finally near for MOG. The streaming service, which has been operating solely in Australia since shutting down elsewhere last year, will cease to exist on Aug. 31, parent company Telstra has announced.
At the height of the frenzy over a leaked licensing contract between Sony Music and Spotify, Sony's leading digital executive, Dennis Kooker, issued to Sony employees a multi-point rebuttal that defended standard business practices and challenged assertions the company doesn't share some revenue with artists.
A tumultuous restructuring at Rolling Stone could lead to the exit or diminished status of a name-brand writer. Veteran film critic Peter Travers, whose lively and blurb-friendly reviews have been a favorite of Hollywood studios since he joined the magazine in 1989, was offered a new role as a contract writer, a well-placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter.
There are several musicians among the 29 executives included in our Latin Power Players List. Turns out a good number of them are musicians. Read on to learn how music changed their lives and the defining musical moments that shaped their careers.
The U.S. Department of Justice's earlier inclination to amend the consent decrees to allow music publishers to partially withdraw digital rights from ASCAP and BMI blanket licenses may be undermined by another change it is contemplating.
Kurt Cobain fans have one more reason to see Brett Morgen's critically acclaimed documentary about the late Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck when its released theatrically on Aug. 7. The filmmaker tells Billboard exclusively that he has added a new, previously unheard demo --which features Cobain singing in a falsetto --to the film's soundtrack.
Nick Farkas, vice-president of concerts and events at Evenko, talks to Billboard about the origin of the music festival and how it got off to a rather shaky start for a number of years until Coldplay -- a change in weekend and some agreeable weather -- essentially turned things around.