Who runs the music business today? Ask the label chiefs, tech superstars, mega-promoters, super-managers and 39 (!) first-timers on this year’s list, and they all know the answer: It’s the fans, as streaming and social media continue to present new challenges -- or, er, opportunities? -- to the top players in the industry.
Will Arnett is starring in a new Netflix original series and if you’re into indie rock soundtracks, you’re in luck. Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will score Flaked, according to a tweet from Arnett.
Univision on Thursday announced that it has reached a deal to settle a lawsuit brought by Donald Trump over the Spanish broadcaster's decision to not air the Miss USA pageant in light of comments made by the Republican presidential candidate.
On the latest Billboard 200 chart, there are dueling "Grease" albums, as both "Grease Live!" and the "Grease" film soundtracks are on the chart, plus: Tedeschi Trucks Band drives into the top 20, David Bowie's "Blackstar" continues to sell well, Troye Sivan's "Blue Neighbourhood" builds, Grateful Dead debuts and Tori Kelly re-enters.
While the music industry regularly tallies the ticket sales generated by major concert tours, as reported to Billboard Boxscore, the wider effect of concerts and other venue events on host cities is arguably even more significant.
Michael Buble and Sarah McLachlan, two of British Columbia’s biggest international music stars, were on hand for Premier Christy Clark’s pledge Thursday of a $15-million (USD $10.84M) grant toward the creation of a BC Music Fund to help support various activities in the music industry.