1. Locarno Festival to Honor Composer Howard Shore With Vision Award

    February 04, 2016 11:42 AM EST The 69th Locarno Film Festival will honor Canadian composer and conductor Howard Shore with its Vision Award, which puts the spotlight on someone who has left an indelible mark on film history. Well-known for his collaborations with fellow Canadia ...

  2. Ramones 40th Anniversary Targets Retail and Museums With Marketing Blitzkrieg

    February 03, 2016 3:30 PM EST As the 40th anniversary of The Ramones' 1976 debut album approaches, the pioneering punk band will be celebrated with a hefty slate of products and events heralding its legacy, including a documentary, reissues and a traveling exhibit. The ca ...

  3. Fox Gets to Keep 'Empire' Series Title After Beating Hip-Hop Record Label in Court

    February 03, 2016 2:36 PM EST Twentieth Century Fox Television won a significant legal victory on Tuesday when a California federal judge ruled in its favor in a legal war over  Empire , its hit drama about a feuding music-industry family led by Lucious Lyon. Facing an $8 mill ...

  4. SXSW 2016: Sky Ferreira Film, Chet Baker Biopic, Gary Numan Doc to Premiere

    February 03, 2016 11:56 AM EST Hard to believe, but South By Southwest is only a month away. SXSW just revealed the lion's share of its 2016 film festival lineup, including (as you might expect) a number of high-profile, music-related movie premieres. Among SXSW's 201 ...

  5. Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Biopic 'Miles Ahead' Trailer is Here: Watch

    February 03, 2016 5:58 AM EST The first trailer for Don Cheadle's crowdfunded Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead has hit the Web. And it’s looks as controversial as billed. The short portrays Davis as an aggressive jazz genius who punched faces and got his gun off to get what ...

  6. Madonna Declaration Doesn't Save Sean Penn Lawsuit, Lee Daniels Says

    February 02, 2016 5:50 PM EST On Tuesday, six weeks after Sean Penn amended his $10 million defamation lawsuit against Empire co-creator Lee Daniels with an affidavit from his ex-wife Madonna , a judge is being asked to dismiss the case. Penn is suing after Daniels told  The H ...

  7. Treasury Department Begins Allowing U.S. Citizens to Profit From Cuban Concerts

    February 01, 2016 7:36 PM EST The United States Treasury Department has announced updated regulations that allow for American citizens to profit from musical events produced in Cuba. Previously, under the U.S. embargo against Cuba, Americans could perform on the island, but on ...

  8. Watch THR's Cinematographer Roundtable on SundanceTV

    January 31, 2016 9:00 AM EST A weekend TV-programming note: Check out The Hollywood Reporter 's acclaimed roundtable series on SundanceTV. This Sunday is  THR 's Cinematographer Roundtable , which features Robert Richardson ( The Hateful Eight ), 60; Alwin Kuchler ( ...

  9. Lee Daniels to Direct Documentary About Harlem's Famed Apollo Theater

    January 28, 2016 3:42 PM EST Lee Daniels is set to direct The Apollo Film Project , an authorized documentary chronicling the history of the famed theater in Harlem, White Horse Pictures announced Thursday. Born out of the Harlem Renaissance and established in 1934, the Apoll ...

  10. David Bowie Auditioned for 'Lord of the Rings' Role

    January 28, 2016 9:16 AM EST He became the world's most famous Goblin King thanks to Labyrinth , but David Bowie came closer than many probably knew to expanding his repertoire with one the biggest fantasy epics of all. "I was at the Hubbard’s, which is a pretty not ...

  11. Ennio Morricone to Be Honored at Special Golden Globes Ceremony in Rome

    January 28, 2016 5:23 AM EST Italian composer Ennio Morricone will be presented with his third Golden Globe for best original score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight during a special ceremony at the Bulgari flagship store in Rome on Saturday. Lorenzo Soria, president ...

  12. Philippe Dauman 'Fighting for His Life' at Viacom

    January 27, 2016 7:31 PM EST In late January, geriatric psychiatrist Stephen Read is expected to spend up to an hour evaluating the mental fitness of Viacom executive chairman Sumner Redstone at the frail 92-year-old’s Beverly Park home. Only Redstone’s nurses and speech ther ...

  13. Timbaland & La La Anthony Team for Hip-Hop Docuseries

    January 27, 2016 6:09 PM EST The Empire effect continues. Music producer Timbaland and actress La La Anthony are joining forces with Leftfield Entertainment on a new hip-hop docuseries following in the footsteps of the Fox megahit. The untitled project will center on Face Tim ...

  14. Venture Bros. Co-Creator Jackson Publick on Season Six of the Now-Classic Cult (Show): Q&A

    January 27, 2016 2:49 PM EST Dense doesn't begin to cover the world-building that has taken place within the universe of The Venture Bros. -- a child of love from creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer -- over the past thirteen years. From a stilted, relatively low-rent ...

  15. U.K. Creative Industries Worth $119.5 Billion, Government Says

    January 26, 2016 9:02 AM EST Buoyed by major productions such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Game of Thrones , the value of the U.K.'s creative industries rose 8.9 percent in 2014 – almost double the rate of the local economy as a whole – to almost $119.5 billion. G ...

  16. Adele Slams Door on Justin Bieber's 'Carpool Karaoke' Record

    January 26, 2016 7:54 AM EST It took less than two weeks, but Adele 's epic "Carpool Karaoke" session with Late Late Show host James Corden has already become the show's most popular video on YouTube , besting similar singalong segments featuring Justin Bi ...

  17. Are More Michael Jackson Movies on the Way?

    January 25, 2016 8:55 PM EST Are you ready for more Michael Jackson movies? At the Jan. 24 premiere of the Showtime documentary  Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall  at the Sundance Film Festival -- attended by director Spike Lee, Questlove and Glassnotes Re ...

  18. Sun Records' Deep Catalog Gets a Spotlight in New Sync Licensing Deal

    January 25, 2016 9:00 AM EST Sun Records has one of the most revered catalogs in American music. Now its songs, from the legendary Johnny Cash to forgotten musicians recorded decades ago in Memphis, are going to reach a new generation of fans. Needing a new way to develop its ...

  19. Snubbed by Oscars, 'See You Again,' 'Straight Outta Compton' Win at Music Supervisor Awards

    January 22, 2016 3:39 AM EST Want to know the power of a well-placed music synch in a television show or movie? Just ask She Wants Revenge’s Justin Warfield. At the sixth annual Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards at Los Angeles’ Ace Theater on Jan. 21, the rock band’s frontman ...

  20. Hollywood Studios Ask Court to Reject Lawsuit Over Song Lyrics in Movies

    January 21, 2016 1:55 PM EST With examples of the way music has served films like Rain Man , Major League and the Guardians of the Galaxy , a group of Hollywood studios on Wednesday asked a federal court to reject a lawsuit that contends Hollywood is violating various laws by ...

  21. Jussie Smollett, Fantasia, Leon Bridges Among Performers Tapped For 'BET Honors': Exclusive

    January 21, 2016 9:00 AM EST Jussie Smollett and V. Bozeman of Empire , Leon Bridges , Fantasia , Ledisi and The Deele have been set as performers for The BET Honors. Presenters Mary J. Blige and recent Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson will also be on hand when the annual ...

  22. 50 Cent Calls for Chris Rock to Step Down as Oscars Host

    January 21, 2016 12:05 AM EST Pressure is mounting for Chris Rock to join the Oscars boycott.  Hip hop artist and mogul 50 Cent joins actor Tyrese Gibson in calling for Rock to turn down his hosting duties for the awards show in response to the #OscarsSoWhite issue. Quincy Jon ...

  23. Alejandro Sanz Concert Special to Air on HBO Latino

    January 20, 2016 3:38 PM EST After airing concert specials by the likes of Reik, Thalia and Yandel in 2015, HBO Latino launches its special music programming in 2016 with Sirope Vivo , a live show by Spanish star Alejandro Sanz . Filmed at Madrid’s Barclaycard Center in Septe ...

  24. Grammys to Air Live Nationwide for First Time

    January 19, 2016 9:08 PM EST For the first time ever, this year's Grammy awards ceremony will be aired live in the Pacific and Mountain time zones.  That means stations that choose to participate in the live broadcast will air the 58th annual award show from 5 to 8:30 p ...

  25. BMI Announces Annual Sundance Composer/Director Roundtable Panelists

    January 19, 2016 8:39 PM EST BMI has announced the panelist lineup its 18th annual Sundance Composer/Director Roundtable for Jan. 25 at the Samsung Innovation Studio in Park City, Utah. Best Music Events at 2016 Sundance Film Festival The "Music & Film: The Creative ...

  26. 'That Metal Show' Canceled by VH1 Classic

    January 19, 2016 4:57 PM EST Bad news for metal fans: VH1 Classic will no longer produce episodes of  That Metal Show , the hard rock/heavy metal talk show hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. “After eight years, VH1 Classic will not be moving forward with ...

  27. Juanes & Ben Silverman Shop Bilingual TV Series Described as 'Narcos' Meets 'Entourage': Exclusive

    January 19, 2016 9:04 AM EST Latin music may get it’s own Empire -like TV drama, thanks to a recently forged partnership between Golden Globe winning producer Ben Silverman ( Ugly Betty ,  Hands of Stone ) and Latin star Juanes and his manager, Rebeca Leon. The three have joi ...

  28. Jason Derulo, Kelsea Ballerini to Feature in AT&T and DirecTV's New Weekly Music Programs: Exclusive

    January 13, 2016 4:22 PM EST Jason Derulo will kick off AT&T and DirecTV's first slate of original music content programming this Friday (Jan. 15) as part of the cross-platform Audience Network, the formation of which follows the telecom's acquisition of the sat ...

  29. Katy Perry & Amy Schumer to Present at the Golden Globes

    January 08, 2016 3:14 PM EST Katy Perry and Amy Schumer have been added to the list of people who will present at this year's Golden Globes ceremony.  Other newly announced presenters include Chris Evans, Kate Bosworth, Sofia Bush, Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, designer Tom ...

  30. Universal Music Appoints New Heads of Film, Television & Theatrical Development: Exclusive

    January 07, 2016 12:00 PM EST Universal Music Group has appointed film producer David Blackman and Broadway producer Scott Landis to head its development and production of film, television and theatrical projects, the company announced Thursday (Dec. 7).  Blackman and Landis w ...

  31. 'Inside Amy Schumer' Coming Back for Season 5

    January 06, 2016 3:35 PM EST Amy Schumer ’s reign continues. Comedy Central announced Wednesday that it was renewing her Emmy-winning series Inside Amy Schumer for a fifth season. The fourth season of the series, which also snagged a Peabody, will premiere in April. "We ...

  32. Farm Aid 30th Anniversary TV Special Boasts Archive Sets From Allman Brothers, B.B. King & More

    January 06, 2016 3:17 PM EST Farm Aid, the music industry’s longest-running concert for a cause, will premiere an AXS TV special Jan. 10 filmed during its 30th anniversary in Chicago this past September, with performances by Willie Nelson , Neil Young , John Mellencamp , Dave ...

  33. Behind 'The Breaks': Mack Wilds and DJ Premier on How They Helped VH1's Acclaimed Movie Keep It Real

    January 04, 2016 11:39 PM EST Even Lucious Lyon's Empire wasn't built in a day. Another music-centric television project, VH1's movie The Breaks , which premiered last night, takes a look at the hip-hop industry -- but well before the multiplatinum, shiny-suited ...

  34. Robert Stigwood, Former Bee Gees Manager & 'Grease' Producer, Dies at 81

    January 04, 2016 7:59 PM EST Robert Stigwood , who acted as manager of Cream and the Bee Gees before producing some of the all time great rock musicals including Saturday Night Fever and Grease , has died. He was 81.  The Australian born Stigwood's first major career suc ...

  35. Cord Cutters Wreaked Havoc on Entertainment, Media Stocks in 2015

    December 30, 2015 11:28 AM EST may well be remembered as the year cord-cutting millennials wreaked havoc on Wall Street. Investors had grown used to reaping the rewards of big entertainment stocks that regularly outpaced the broader market. But this past summer, those Holl ...

  36. Kenny Chesney Praises Apple Music in 'GMA' Appearance

    December 30, 2015 9:38 AM EST Country music superstar Kenny Chesney  caught up with Good Morning America this week to discuss his endorsement of Apple Music, saying “the more music we have in our life, the better everything is.” Chesney, whose ad for the streaming music servic ...

  37. CBS Sued Over 'Soft Kitty' Lullaby From 'Big Bang Theory'

    December 29, 2015 10:16 AM EST The heirs to a New Hampshire teacher who wrote a poem about a "soft kitty" eight decades ago said in a lawsuit Monday that TV's The Big Bang Theory  is violating their copyrights. Edith Newlin 's daughters sued CBS and other me ...

  38. Disney to Sell Stake in Fusion to Univision

    December 23, 2015 2:24 PM EST The network launched two years ago as a joint venture of Disney's ABC News and Univision. But Disney now plans to sell its stake, with Univision as a likely buyer, according to a person familiar with the matter but unauthorized to speak on th ...

  39. Burt Bacharach to Score Film About Autism

    December 18, 2015 4:51 PM EST Academy Award winner Burt Bacharach has signed on to score Po , a feature film about a widowed father raising his 10-year old son with autism. The cause is close to Bacharach’s heart: His daughter Nikki has Asperger’s Syndrome. Bacharach met the f ...

  40. How 'The Wiz Live!' Producer Harvey Mason Jr. Made the Music Current Without Just 'Throwing a Trap Beat' On It

    December 18, 2015 3:33 PM EST “The energy was indescribable. There was a lot of pride in bringing this to national television.” That’s Grammy Award-winning producer Harvey Mason Jr.’s take on The Wiz Live!, NBC’s latest live presentation. Set to reair on Saturday night, the cr ...

  41. Adam Roth, NYC Guitarist & Composer, Dies at 57

    December 17, 2015 8:58 PM EST New York City guitarist and composer Adam Roth died on Wednesday, following a battle with cancer. He was 57.  Roth was known as a staple to then New York underground scene in the Lower East Side since the late 1970s when, as well as his work as a ...

  42. Fox Fights Record Label to Keep 'Empire' TV Series Title

    December 17, 2015 12:13 AM EST Empire is the television equivalent of Genghis Khan, but Twentieth Century Fox Television has a little legal problem by way of a record label, Empire Distribution, asserting trademark rights. This record label, which has worked with such hip-hop s ...

  43. Oscars: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Among the 112 Films Eligible in Original Score Category

    December 16, 2015 9:20 PM EST Three of John Williams’ seven  Star Wars  scores have been nominated for an Oscar. Will the score for  Star Wars: The Force Awakens  be his fourth? Though there had been speculation that the legendary composer’s score for the latest entry in the  ...

  44. Grammys: LL Cool J Back for Fifth Year as Host

    December 16, 2015 10:03 AM EST The Grammy Awards will celebrate a lot of new music, but its ceremony will have a familiar face up-front in host LL Cool J. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the rap artist and actor will be the master of ceremonies for the fifth cons ...

  45. Musicians Union Protests at Warner Bros. Over Non-Union Scoring on Lot

    December 16, 2015 9:29 AM EST The American Federation of Musicians, joined by other unions and supporters, protested Tuesday morning at Warner Bros. over what the union alleged was a non-union scoring session held on the lot in November by Cinema Scoring, an employer with whom ...

  46. The Grateful Dead Limited Bio Series Under Development With Amazon

    December 15, 2015 9:42 PM EST Amazon Studios is continuing to pad out its original content. The streamer is set to develop a limited bio series about the legendary rock band the Grateful Dead . The news comes on the heels of the announcement that Margaret Cho will star in the ...

  47. Apple TV Gets Its First Artist App

    December 15, 2015 1:42 PM EST Following news that Apple Music had secured an exclusive deal to stream Taylor Swift's 1989 Tour documentary, Kobalt Label Services has released the first Apple TV official artist app , with British act Placebo getting the honors. The band ca ...

  48. Tyrese & Rev Run Get OWN Premiere Date, Otis Redding Gets Grammy Museum Exhibit & More: R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs

    December 10, 2015 6:07 PM EST Newly minted Grammy nominee Tyrese Gibson and hip-hop legend Rev Run will premiere their OWN primetime series  It’s Not You, It’s Men on Jan. 23 (9 p.m. ET/PT). The two co-hosts will discuss their differing perspectives on relationships and marria ...

  49. Sony Hack: CEO Says Company Is 'Back to Business' With E-Mails

    December 10, 2015 12:44 PM EST A year after his company endured the worst data breach in Hollywood history, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has opened up about how to prevent -- or at least better handle -- another cyber calamity. Speaking at Business Inside r’s Ignition ...

  50. 'American Idol' Final Season To Be Four Weeks Shorter Than Last

    December 10, 2015 12:00 PM EST Ryan Seacrest kicked off a Dec. 8 taping of American Idol at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre with a joke. "I'll be performing a ballad by Adele," cracked the host and 15-year veteran of the Fox show as 50 hopefuls, their friends and ...

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