Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's “Despacito” (Interscope/Universal), featuring Justin Bieber, holds off the challenge of former One Direction member Liam Payne to start a third week atop the U.K. singles chart. Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Asylum/ Warner) moves back to the album summit for a tenth non-consecutive week at No. 1.
As the $16 billion global music business sees its greatest growth in decades, these 53 executives are driving industry success outside the United States, led by the man who signed Adele, DJ-producer Richard Russell of XL Recordings.
The modern outdoor music extravaganza was born 50 years ago this June, when Jimi torched his ax and Janis won over industry suits at the Monterey International Pop Festival. On the eve of its first-ever reboot, co-founder Lou Adler, Art Garfunkel, Steve Miller and more recall how a few hippies narrowly averted a Fyre Fest-like disaster as they kicked off the Summer of Love.
For years, songwriters and organizations like the Nashville Songwriters Association International have been fighting an ongoing battle in Washington, D.C., regarding fair pay for songwriters -- with little regard from politicians.
Drake’s owl-branded clothing line OVO (after his record label October’s Very Own) has teamed up with Clarks Originals to launch a Drake take on the British shoe brand’s best-selling desert boots—the latest in a series of collabs, including Roots, Canada Goose, and Air Jordan.