For decades, composers needed to pick their medium: film or television. Today, in many ways, the independent film and high-end TV composer communities are more or less the same. A group of composers will discuss this phenomenon at BMI's panel "The Blurred Line Between Film and Television" at the Billboard + Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference.
The prerelease security plan around Taylor Swift's 1989 was not a complete success, but it may have been the most elaborate, at least for an album that more than a few people knew existed (see the gold standard in album security, aka Beyoncé).
Iggy Azalea makes notable social gains on Billboard’s charts after her appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live (Oct. 25), on which she debuted two new songs, "Beg for It" (featuring MØ) and "Iggy SZN."