Rock journalist Charles M. Young, who joined Rolling Stone magazine in 1976 and championed New York's CBGB punk scene at its inception, died of cancer on Monday, Aug. 18. Young's passing follows a year-and-a-half battle with with a stage four brain tumor, he was 63.
Paula Wagner, the producer who has been working on Broadway projects since splitting with former partner Tom Cruise, has acquired the film rights to the life story of the singer considered the mother of hip-hop: Sylvia Robinson.
Two months after Honda announced they were spending $50 million on creating music centric content, they're not even at 1% of their goal. There will be any number of theories about what went wrong, but mine is that Honda violated the lesson we learn in every teen movie: Be yourself.
It’s the rare music sales success story: In resurrecting the EP, or “extended play,” a format comprising eight or fewer songs, record labels are moving enough units to build revenue for a baby act with a song on the rise.
Warner Bros. and the Prodigy have something to rave about. The highly influential electronic act has signed to Three Six Zero Music, a new label which launched recently in collaboration with Warner Bros. Records.
The recently formed label ChiBase Productions aims to establish a mainstream presence for the diversified sounds emanating from Africa, a continent with a billion people, singing in an array of languages and dialects while juxtaposing cutting edge technology with ancient traditions.
Maker Studios has partnered with violinist Lindsey Stirling, whose top-rated YouTube channel boasts more than 5 million subscribers who have watched videos of her unique style of classical dubstep more than a half-billion times.