Cary Sherman, the chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, has written a rebuttal to a blog post penned yesterday by YouTube's global head of music Lyor Cohen entitled “Five Observations From My Time at YouTube."
The first box office counts of Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour have been reported to Billboard Boxscore, with $8.7 million earned from the trek’s first five shows. Billboard estimates her latest tour could potentially top $100 million in earnings from nearly 1 million tickets sold.
After gradually adding releases for the past couple of months, nearly all of indie label Drag City’s long un-streamable catalogue, covering its entire 28 year tenure, is now available exclusively on Apple Music.
The much-maligned Starfest, a two-day "pop-up" festival with Lil Wayne as an unconfirmed headliner has suffered a major setback Thursday (Aug. 17) after officials with the city of Plano, Texas announced they were ending the contract between the event's promoter and a city-owned venue.