1. Darren Criss Developing Musical Workplace Comedy 'Royalties' at Fox

    November 07, 2016 9:24 PM EST Darren Criss is returning to Fox. The network is developing a musical workplace comedy from the Glee grad, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The project, titled Royalties , centers on the unseen, unsung and unglamorous heroes behind the pop star ...

  2. Brit Awards Announce Voting Panel Shake-Up After #BritsSoWhite Controversy

    November 07, 2016 10:42 AM EST The bosses of the U.K.'s biggest music awards have announced a major shake up of its voting panel after this year's event was overshadowed by controversy over the lack of black nominees. Despite critically acclaimed and big-selling relea ...

  3. Dolans Form Company to Invest in Data, Analytics, Technology Businesses

    November 07, 2016 10:04 AM EST James Dolan , whose family used to own Cablevision Systems before its sale to European cable and telecom giant Altice, and wife Kristin on Monday unveiled Dolan Family Ventures, a new company that plans to make "focused investments in data, a ...

  4. Live Nation & Lionsgate Developing Touring Docuseries 'I'm With the Band'

    November 04, 2016 7:14 PM EDT Live Nation and Lionsgate are developing an unscripted series for Pop called I'm With the Band that will focus on a musical artist or band and their entourage as they prepare for and embark on tour, Billboard has learned.  The show was create ...

  5. Billboard's Latin Power Players List Revealed

    November 03, 2016 3:55 PM EDT As the U.S. Hispanic population rises to 55 million and its youthful audience streams bilingual stars, the genre’s leading execs, managers, programmers and promoters take their artists and their industry to new heights. AFO VERDE: EXECUTIVE OF TH ...

  6. Eurovision 2017 Hits Another Snag in Ukraine: Head of National Broadcaster Resigns Over Lack of Financing

    November 03, 2016 1:52 PM EDT Zurab Alasania, the head of NTU, Ukraine's national TV and radio company has resigned, complaining that the country is having troubles financing next year’s Eurovision song contest scheduled to run in the capital Kiev. Ukraine's Cabinet ...

  7. Vimeo to Begin Offering Subscription Video Services

    November 03, 2016 9:07 AM EDT Vimeo will take on Netflix, Amazon and YouTube with the upcoming launch of new consumer-oriented subscription video services. Vimeo owner IAC, which announced the addition of subscription services as part of its Wednesday earnings report, is offer ...

  8. Time Warner Executives Tout AT&T Deal, Talk FCC Role, Hulu Stake

    November 02, 2016 11:18 AM EDT Time Warner, which has agreed to be acquired by telecom giant AT&T in an $85.4 billion deal , expects the deal to provide drive "long-term value into the future," chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes said on Wednesday. He made the comments o ...

  9. NPR's World Cafe Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Launch of Nashville Hub

    November 02, 2016 10:24 AM EDT In its 25-year history, the iconic World Cafe has celebrated the music of nearly every region of the planet, but it has always been based in just one place: WXPN Philadelphia. That’s where the NPR-distributed radio show is produced and where host- ...

  10. The CMA Awards' Golden Anniversary: 50 Years, 50 Highlights

    November 01, 2016 2:04 PM EDT From Jack Greene ’s triple play in the first year to Chris Stapleton ’s career-making appearance at the 49th installment, the Country Music Association Awards have become a defining moment on the calendar every fall. In recognition of the 50th ann ...

  11. Read the New Viacom CEO's Letter to the Troops

    November 01, 2016 10:05 AM EDT Viacom on Monday officially named Bob Bakish its acting president and CEO . The CEO and president of Viacom International Media Networks takes over mid-month from Tom Dooley, who took over from Philippe Dauman, who lost a power struggle with Sumne ...

  12. Zaha Hadid Unveiled as Designer of 2017 Brit Awards Statue

    October 31, 2016 10:13 AM EDT Internationally revered Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid , who died earlier this year following a heart attack, has been unveiled as the designer of the 2017 Brit Awards Statue -- the iconic trophy given out to prize winners at the U.K. equ ...

  13. Norman Brokaw, a Stalwart at William Morris, Dies at 89

    October 30, 2016 11:25 AM EDT Norman Brokaw, who went from mailroom to mogul during a lifetime spent at the William Morris Agency, has died. He was 89. Brokaw, who had a decades-long, fruitful association with the now-embattled Bill Cosby while also representing the likes of M ...

  14. Despite Industry Opposition, FCC Approves Tight Privacy Rules for Internet Providers

    October 28, 2016 11:05 AM EDT Federal regulators have approved new broadband privacy rules that require internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask for customers' permission before using or sharing much of their data, potentially making it more difficult fo ...

  15. French Montana's 'No Shopping' Leads THR's Top TV Songs Chart Thanks to 'Empire'

    October 24, 2016 5:50 PM EDT French Montana leads THR’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Shazam, for September with his hit song “No Shopping,” featuring Drake , thanks to Fox’s Empire . Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on cumulative monthly Shazam tags, as well as ...

  16. Bobby Vee's Top 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    October 24, 2016 5:26 PM EDT Pop singer Bobby Vee , who died at age 73 on Monday (Oct. 24) after complications from early onset Alzheimer’s disease, was a major force on the Billboard charts throughout the 1960s and one of the very first teen pop idols. Beginning with “Suzie ...

  17. MTV President Sean Atkins Steps Down After One Year

    October 24, 2016 8:50 AM EDT MTV president Sean Atkins is stepping down, he announced in the below note to his staff on Monday. Atkins, who  just joined the Viacom cable network in September of 2015 , said he would stay on through January to consult on the transition. Atkins ...

  18. Leonardo DiCaprio to Star In, Produce Film About Sun Studio Producer Sam Phillips

    October 21, 2016 9:05 PM EDT Leonardo DiCaprio, via his Appian Way banner, will produce a film about music producer Sam Phillips. Paramount and Appian Way have acquired Peter Guralnick's book Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'N' Roll . DiCaprio and Jenni ...

  19. AC/DC, Beck & More Rock Acts Dominate September Billboard & Clio Top TV Commercials Chart

    October 21, 2016 4:48 PM EDT Rock acts dominated music-centric TV commercials in September, as 10 of the top 15 songs on Billboard & Clio's Top TV Commercials chart, Powered by Shazam, fall under the rock genre. Most notably, AC/DC 's "Thunderstruck," ...

  20. 40 Under 40: Music's Top Young Power Players Revealed

    October 20, 2016 9:55 AM EDT   ADAM ALPERT, 36 CEO; Disruptor Records, Selector Songs Keeps The Chainsmokers smoking:  As manager, A&R rep and label boss rolled into one, Alpert masterminded The Chainsmokers ' meteoric pop crossover this year to the tune of three tri ...

  21. Daddy Yankee Leads Allstate's New, App-Focused Campaign: Exclusive

    October 19, 2016 9:28 AM EDT The ad kicks off with a swaggering Daddy Yankee using a snazzy app to find his car in a crowded parking lot. Then, for 30 seconds, the reggaeton star proceeds to make the concept of car insurance cool. The campaign, titled “Estar en buenas manos n ...

  22. Harry Shearer Files $125 Million 'Spinal Tap' Fraud Suit, Copyright Termination

    October 18, 2016 10:36 AM EDT Harry Shearer has launched a $125 million fraud and contract breach lawsuit against Vivendi and StudioCanal over the 1984 rockumentary classic,  This is Spinal Tap . The complaint filed  Monday  (Oct. 17) in California federal court is packed with ...

  23. 'Jaws In Concert' Set To Debut With Boston Pops Orchestra: Exclusive

    October 11, 2016 8:00 AM EDT Jaws is coming ashore. The 1975 thriller from Steven Spielberg that has terrorized beachgoers for the last four decades in part because of John Williams ’ heart-pounding theme, becomes the duo’s fourth blockbuster to arrive in symphony halls as a ...

  24. A$AP Rocky, Jennifer Hudson to Star in New Film' 'Monster'

    October 07, 2016 9:53 PM EDT Bron Studios has enlisted an A-list cast for the upcoming drama Monster . Roots actor Kelvin Harrison Jr. will lead an ensemble that includes Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson , as well as recording artists A$AP Rocky and Nas . [readmore:7526543] Tim B ...

  25. Michael Bublé to Host 2017 Brit Awards

    October 07, 2016 10:49 AM EDT Michael Bublé is to host the 2017 Brit Awards, the U.K.'s biggest awards show, due to take place at London's O2 Arena on February 22. He replaces British TV personalities Ant and Dec, who have hosted the event for the past two years. &qu ...

  26. How the Grammys Are Coping With Cord-Cutting Millennials & Lower Ratings

    October 06, 2016 1:30 PM EDT "Music’s Biggest Night” faces what may be an insurmountable challenge: holding on to millennial TV viewers who are cutting the cord in increasing numbers. The Grammys, TV’s second-biggest awards show behind the Oscars, have managed to retain ...

  27. Grammys 2017: Everything You Need to Know About the Battle for the Big 4 Awards

    October 06, 2016 1:30 PM EDT Two words: Adele and Beyoncé . As awards show ratings plummet and viral moments increasingly decide a ceremony’s impact, the world’s two biggest stars going head-to-head on Feb. 12 — and also likely taking the stage at the Staples Center — may be ...

  28. Jay Z, Weinstein Co. Team for Kalief Browder Docuseries on Spike

    October 06, 2016 11:43 AM EDT Spike is teaming with Shawn " Jay Z " Carter and the Weinstein Co. for a docuseries examining the criminal justice system. The Viacom-owned cable network has greenlit  Time: The Kalief Browder Story , a six-part docuseries that  tells th ...

  29. Simon Cowell Extends 'America's Got Talent' Deal Through 2019

    October 04, 2016 7:14 PM EDT Not content with just one more summer of Simon Cowell, NBC has locked in the  America's Got Talent judge for three more seasons of the show. Announcing a deal with the franchise co-creator Tuesday, NBC's new pact will keep Cowell on the ...

  30. Sacred Bones and Dais Records Announce Psychic TV, Thee Temple Documentary: Exclusive

    October 04, 2016 10:27 AM EDT Indie record labels Sacred Bones and Dais Records have announced the production of a new documentary entitled Message From the Temple , which delves into the fascinating story of  "anti-cult" Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth (TOPY). The pai ...

  31. Weinstein Co. Sets Exclusive Film and TV First-Look Deal With Jay Z

    September 29, 2016 10:27 AM EDT The Weinstein Company has inked an exclusive film and TV first-look overall deal with Jay Z . The deal is a two-year overall deal where TWC will have first-look options with Jay Z to produce both scripted and unscripted television projects and fil ...

  32. 'Empire' Writer Discusses Police Brutality Storyline; Preview Mariah Carey/Jussie Smollett Duet

    September 29, 2016 7:45 AM EDT [Warning: This story contains spoilers from Wednesday's episode of  Empire,  "Sin That Amends."] For all of it's outrageous fashions, over-the-top deaths and juicy love triangles,  Empire  ended with a harsh dose of reality Wed ...

  33. DNCE's 'Cake by the Ocean' Dances to No. 1 on THR's Top TV Songs Chart

    September 28, 2016 10:19 AM EDT DNCE leads THR’s Top TV Songs chart for August with its hit song “Cake by the Ocean,” thanks to a synch on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on cumulative monthly Shazam tags, as well as sales and streaming ...

  34. Eurovision Organizers Face Backlash Over Choice of Venue for 2017 Opening Ceremony

    September 26, 2016 3:14 PM EDT Last week, Ukraine said the opening ceremony of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest would be held in the Saint Sophia complex, a well-known religious landmark in the capital Kiev which dates back to the 17th century, and which is recognized by the UN ...

  35. A Puff Daddy Cameo; Usher in a Villain Role? Digging into the Music Industry Roots of ABC's New Drama 'Notorious'

    September 22, 2016 1:10 PM EDT The new ABC drama Notorious , premiering Thursday, Sept. 22 in the post Grey’s Anatomy slot, is about the intersection of crime and media -- Piper Perabo plays a producer for a popular Larry King -like TV news-program while Daniel Sunjata is a sta ...

  36. Ten Years in the Making: Could Machel Montano's 'Bazodee' Be Soca's 'Purple Rain'?

    September 21, 2016 11:55 AM EDT In a poignant scene from the movie Bazodee , struggling singer/songwriter Lee De Leon  (played by Trinidadian soca superstar Machel Montano ) shares with his romantic interest, Anita, his grandmother's inspirational love of music, especially ...

  37. Latin Grammys 2016 Nominations: See the Full List

    September 21, 2016 10:24 AM EDT Representing many countries and few superstars or big hits, nominees for the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards are an eclectic, if totally recognizable, group, made up mostly of names that have made many rounds in these awards. Leading the way, with ...

  38. 'America's Got Talent' Winner Grace VanderWaal Joins Adele, Beyonce at Columbia Records

    September 20, 2016 9:35 PM EDT It's official:  America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal has a record contract.  The 12-year-old singer and ukulele player -- who became a sensation from her very first audition when judge Howie Mandel hit the coveted Golden Buzzer - ...

  39. Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Already Renewed for Second Season

    September 20, 2016 6:52 PM EDT If you were hooked with what FX’s new show Atlanta has had to offer so far then prepare yourself for even more. The basic cable network made its decision to renew the comedy after only airing three episodes so far to record-breaking ratings and cr ...

  40. James Corden Channels David Bowie, Slash & Spice Girls in New Apple Music Ad

    September 19, 2016 7:16 AM EDT James Corden was everywhere on Sunday night (Sept. 18). The Late Late Show host was nominated for an Emmy award , he appeared in a Carpool Karaoke bit with host Jimmy Kimmel during the intro to the show and he debuted a new Apple Music ad that had ...

  41. 'Conan' Bit Predicts What Wearing Apple's AirPods Might Really Feel Like

    September 15, 2016 8:10 AM EDT It's fair to say that the reaction to Apple's decision to ditch the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 has been mixed so far. After all, consumers haven't really gotten a chance to pop the new $159 wireless AirPod earbuds  into their ea ...

  42. Timbaland Exits 'Empire' as Rodney Jerkins Signs On: Exclusive

    September 14, 2016 7:45 PM EDT Timbaland , who helmed the songwriting team for Empire since its inception, has exited. Joining Fox’s hit television series for its third season (Sept. 21, 9 p.m. ET) are four-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins as supervi ...

  43. Jenni Rivera's (Televised) Life Story Prompts Lawsuit Between Family and Former Manager

    September 14, 2016 12:34 PM EDT Not everybody has the right to tell the story of the late  Jenni Rivera  -- at least, that's the core of a lawsuit filed by Jenni Rivera Enterprises, the corporation overseeing the estate of the late singer, against Rivera's former manag ...

  44. SBS Names Chris Carrillo VP/GM in Los Angeles

    September 14, 2016 11:10 AM EDT On Tuesday (Sept. 13), Spanish Broadcasting System named Chris Carrillo as Vice President and General Manager of SBS Los Angeles effective immediately. Carrillo will supervise all operations at  KLAX-FM  (97.9FM LA  RAZA ),  KXOL-FM  (Mega 96.3FM) ...

  45. 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' Canceled at FX

    September 12, 2016 8:57 PM EDT It's the end of the road for FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll . Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that the Denis Leary starrer will not return for a third season. FX declined to comment. 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll& ...

  46. ACM, CMA Out Of Sync When It Comes to Jason Aldean

    September 12, 2016 2:22 PM EDT Jason Aldean 's omission from the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year nominees raised plenty of eyebrows on Music Row. He was, after all, named the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year just five months ...

  47. Beatles Doc 'Eight Days a Week' Includes Rare Treat for Moviegoers: Shea Stadium Concert Footage

    September 09, 2016 3:09 PM EDT Fans who see The Beatles : Eight Days a Week-The Touring Years in theaters will get an extra present from the Fab Four. In what is believed to be a first, the theatrical release of the Ron Howard-directed documentary will be accompanied by 30 minu ...

  48. Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience Tour Documentary Is Coming to Netflix

    September 09, 2016 12:46 PM EDT On Friday (Sept. 9), Netflix announced that Justin Timberlake ’s 20/20 Experience World Tour concert film will be heading to the monthly streaming service Oct. 12. Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Tour Earned $232 Million in Ticket Sales Netflix rec ...

  49. Gracenote Develops Video Playlisting, Search Help for Pay-TV Providers

    September 08, 2016 3:41 PM EDT Metadata firm Gracenote has developed new offerings to help pay-TV providers bring customized music video experiences to their subscribers. Companies will be able to tap into Gracenote’s database of 200 million-plus music tracks, as well as its co ...

  50. Lou Pearlman Biopic in Development, John Stamos Executive Producing

    September 07, 2016 9:45 PM EDT Lou Pearlman's life story is on its way to becoming a major motion picture.  Lou Pearlman Died From Heart Infection, Autopsy Finds John Stamos, Desmond Child and Andreas Carlsson have acquired the rights to Tyler Gray’s 2008 book The Hit Char ...

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