Is finding a new artist to connect with like starting a relationship? Two veterans of the Tinder app think so. They took the same discovery dynamic that has worked for dating and hookups and applied it to musicians and their fans.
Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner's "Tannhauser" kicked off.
This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, "Weird Al" Yankovic earned his first No. 1, as Mandatory Fun bowed atop the list with 104,000 copies sold in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Yankovic led a debut-filled top four, joined by Jason Mraz, Rise Against and the Kidz Bop Kids. Outside of the top four, there was -- as usual -- lots of action as well.
Kip Kouri, founder of Tell All Your Friends P.R., is one of the most familiar and well-liked faces on the New York indie-rock circuit, repping everyone from Yoko Ono to Les Savy Fav to Guided By Voices to white-hot duo Sylvan Esso.
"Weird Al" equals big business. The comedian’s latest album, Mandatory Fun, which tops the Aug. 2 Billboard 200, is his 15th chart entry in a career that spans 30 years of parodies -- and his first No. 1.
A federal court in Washington state has sentenced a singer-songwriter to nearly four years in prison for various schemes that tricked investors into sinking nearly $600,000 in non-existent projects promising music from major artists, including Bruce Springsteen.