It's no wonder that Jay-Z signed a partnership deal with the electronics giant Samsung that's rumored to be worth $20 million. The Korean company's advertising spending in 2012 was $4.6 billion, an amount higher than that of Pepsi ($3.7 billion), Coca-Cola ($3.3 billion) and Apple ($1 billion).
On Monday, a former Atlantic Records intern named Justin Henry brought a proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and others similarly situated against the Warner Music Group. The complaint filed in New York Supreme Court seeks to recover claimed unpaid minimum wages and overtime wages for a class that's believed to be greater than 100 individuals.
Earlier this year, when Pencils of Promise was looking for a marketing partner to help spread the word about its annual Justin Bieber-supported Schools 4 All fund-raising campaign, the international education organization turned to the nonprofit Pvblic Foundation, which specializes in donating millions of dollars’ worth of unused advertising spots to charities. The results were impressive.
Universal Music Canada has partnered with PledgeMusic to give its artists access to the direct-to-fan platform and its team. The deal is the first between a major music company and this type of direct-to-fan service.
Fans of iconic psychedelic rockers Pink Floyd can now stream the band's entire discography for free on Spotify (and Spotify only), thanks to a promotional campaign between Pink Floyd and the music streaming service.
The Playboy Jazz Festival celebrated its 35th anniversary with a new host and arguably one of the best lineups in recent years. Performers ranging from the Grammy-winning Robert Glasper Experiment and George Duke Jeffrey Osborne to India.Arie may not be classified as strictly jazz, but the genre’s major influence in their music turned the two-day fest into a jazz, funk, Latin, soul, world music fest rolled into one.
Warner Music Group has acquired Gala Records Group, the first privately owned record label in Russia, WMG announced today in a statement. The label, launched in 1988, operates distribution, publishing, live production and artist representation businesses in addition to its recorded music division.
Facebook has invited journalists to a Thursday event, promising the launch of a "new product" without providing specifics. The invitation, sent out at the end of last week said that, “A small team has been working on a big idea. “Join us for coffee and learn about a new product." The event will take place at the social networking company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell Media building and allowed thousands of fans to watch for free.
The reunited Black Sabbath have established a new U.K. chart record for the longest gap between No. 1 albums. Their new set '13' (Vertigo/Universal) debuted at the summit yesterday (Sunday), 42 years and eight months after their second album 'Paranoid' hit the peak, thus breaking Bob Dylan’s record of 38 years between 'New Morning' in 1970 and 'Together Through Life' in 2009.
In today's Fix: Jay-Z announces new album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' in Samsung ad; iTunes' spending problem; Condé Nast and newcomer SONGS ink a partnership; Elton John, Berry Gordy and many more were honored at the 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony; Jack Johnson jumped in for an ailing Mumford; so much more.