Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76.
English pop star Olly Murs heads up the list of top-grossing touring artists in the weekly ranking of Hot Tours (see list below) based on sold ticket revenue reported during the past week. The singer earned £11 million (U.S. $14 million) from the sold out first leg of his 2017 tour, which was attended by more than 250,000 fans at 24 shows.
Five legendary Canadian names—concert promoter Arthur Fogel, broadcaster Marilyn Denis, and artists Rush, 54.40 and Jann Arden—were celebrated with big awards at Canadian Music Week’s 35th annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards.
The RIAA is suing the San Marcos, Texas-based ISP Grande Communications for copyright infringement, in a case that potentially could help define how Internet services must deal with consumers who repeatedly download music and other copyrighted works illegally.
Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' (Interscope/Universal) is held off the U.K. album chart summit by Ed Sheeran's '÷' (Asylum/Warner Music), but the American rap great not only gets a No. 2 start there, he places five tracks from the album in the singles top 40. Sheeran's “Shape Of You” returns to the top of that list for a 14th aggregate week.
For the second consecutive year, U.K. collection society PRS for Music has reported record revenues with royalty income rising 10 percent on a constant currency basis to total £621 million ($794 million).