Splendour in the Grass

  1. One Direction's 'Drag Me Down' Tops Trending 140 Chart

    July 31, 2015 2:22 PM EDT One Direction ’s surprise new single “Drag Me Down” entered at No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart earlier Friday (July 31), toppling 5 Seconds of Summer ’s “She’s Kinda Hot” from the chart’s penthouse. The Billboard + Tw ...

  2. Gene Simmons and Other Artists Share Memories of Hollywood's House of Blues, Shutting Its Doors (for Now)

    July 31, 2015 1:39 PM EDT Kevin Morrow, former booker -- "On opening night, the doors were an hour late. [Co-owner/actor] Dan Aykroyd was out front, dressed in a police outfit, directing traffic, waiting for Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg and all these guys t ...

  3. Executive Turntable: Moves at Ticketmaster, Cumulus & Music Choice; Big News at Big Deal Music

    July 31, 2015 1:30 PM EDT A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including BMG, Ticketmaster, Sony/ATV, SFX Entertainment and more. Carter Brokaw joined iHeartMedia as president of digital revenue strategy. Previously, Brokaw served as executive vp at Guardi ...

  4. Major Hotel Brands Linking Up With Ellie Goulding, Nick Jonas and More to Attract Younger, Hipper Guests

    July 31, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Back when  Keith Moon  and  John Bonham  walked the earth, rock stars were famously banned from hotels after escapades involving groupies, motorcycles, chain saws and the like. Now, travel brands aren't just welcoming music artists, they' ...

  5. Sony Music's Revenue Bump Last Quarter Caused By Strong Dollar

    July 31, 2015 11:42 AM EDT With Megan Trainor's Title leading the way, music revenue for Sony Corp. rose 8.5 percent in the quarter ended June 30, according to the company's earnings release . However, revenue was down 3 percent at constant currency, which ignores ...

  6. Vans Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman Reflects on 20th Anniversary: 'I Love It When People Talk Sh-t About Me'

    July 31, 2015 11:20 AM EDT It's a less-than-perfect day on a less-than-perfect tour, but Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman , president of 4fini Productions, continues to fight the good fight. In the 20 years since the Warped tour launched as the preeminent live bran ...

  7. SFX Gives Sillerman Two Weeks to Secure Financing For Takeover Bid

    July 31, 2015 11:10 AM EDT SFX Entertainment has notified chairman and CEO, Robert Sillerman, he has two weeks to provide proof of secured financing for his proposed takeover of the EDM promoter. Sillerman is attempting to take SFX private by acquiring the approximately 62. ...

  8. Universal Music Group Extends CEO Lucian Grainge's Contract 'At Least' Through 2020

    July 31, 2015 10:55 AM EDT Universal Music Group's parent company made it clear in a release this morning that its faith in UMG head Lucian Grainge hasn't waned, extending the veteran's contract "until at least 2020," according to the company's ...

  9. RIP MOG: Streaming Service With a Long, Strange Journey to Shutter Next Month

    July 31, 2015 10:38 AM EDT The end is finally near for MOG. The streaming service, which has been operating solely in Australia since shutting down elsewhere last year, will cease to exist on Aug. 31, parent company Telstra has announced. Subscribers will no longer have acc ...

  10. Liberty Global Increases Stake in British Broadcaster ITV to 9.9 Percent

    July 31, 2015 8:49 AM EDT Liberty Global said Friday it has increased its stake in ITV from 6.4 percent to 9.9 percent. John Malone 's international cable company had first acquired a stake in the U.K. TV giant a year ago. Liberty Global said it does not plan to make ...

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