"Occasionally, our artist focus puts us in the crosshairs of influential trade industry groups and their corporate members." The Future of Music Coalition responds to an op-ed published last week by the Nat'l Music Publishers Assoc.'s David Israelite.
Whitney Houston's longtime friend and producer, Clive Davis, announced on Tuesday on 'Today' that Legacy Records will release the late singer's first live album, 'Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances,' by the end of 2014.
If bricks-and-mortar retailers were already feeling put out by U2’s ground-breaking decision to give away their new studio album 'Songs of Innocence' to 500 million iTunes customers last week, their mood is not likely to improve in the light of new figures from the U.K.'s Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA).
Since The Hollywood Reporter made public Robin Thicke's deposition in an ongoing "Blurred Lines" lawsuit, much of the focus has been on the singer's admission of drug use over the past year. In a statement to Billboard, Thicke's lawyers argue that zeroing in on that one aspect of the interview distracts from the heart of the lawsuit, and they claim that's exactly what the opposition wants.