The next generation of in-car music entertainment just moved up a gear following the announcement that U.K.-based music streaming service rara.com has partnered with BMW to launch what is being billed as the first direct-to-car music streaming service in Europe.
The film chronicles the lives of background singers, starting with Darlene Love, moving through Merry Clayton and Claudia Linnear, and winding up with Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill, the former Michael Jackson singer currently on NBC's "The Voice."
As predicted, Vampire Weekend notches its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as 'Modern Vampires of the City' debuts atop the list this week. The set sold 134,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which is a record-high sales week for the act.
In today's Fix: Sony considering investor's call to spinoff entertainment holdings; Blake Shelton's NBC benefit for Oklahoma tornado and how you can help; Xbox 'all-in-one' launching; Soundrop's bet;; freemium money; Fool's Gold indie study; WMG's CEO on iRadio; teens leaving Facebook for Twitter; RIAA's taxes; Spiders From Mars' Trevor Bolder RIP; Aretha Franklin's month off; way more.
Right after the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, the official afterparty was held at the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan. Jason Derulo – accompanied by several dazzling dancers – and G-Eazy both performed; DJ Rashida was the DJ.
Daniel Loeb’s speculative call for Sony Corp to spin-off its music division is getting some attention from within. The Third Point head's proposal will reportedly be put to Sony Corp.’s board, unidentified sources tell Japanese daily newspaper Nikkei. The radical suggestion may already be in the process of evaluation.
AEG Live LLC did not conduct any background checks or supervise the doctor who was later convicted of killing Michael Jackson, a corporate attorney testified Tuesday in a lawsuit claiming the concert promoter was negligent in hiring the physician.
The notion that music fits certain activities continues to spread at digital music services. Soundrop, known best for its Spotify app, launched what it calls “theme rooms” Tuesday that allow listeners to choose music based on activities.
A report, "Making Freemium Add Up," published Tuesday by Mark Mulligan of Midia Consulting, compares key metrics of Spotify, Deezer, Pandora and Slacker alongside Angry Birds, Hulu, Skype and others to glean further insight into the so-called freemium model.
AEG Live General Counsel Shawn Trell told jurors that he had forgotten that Kenny Ortega was working under a signed contract. He told the panel on Monday that Ortega was working under an agreement reached through a series of emails, not a formalized contract.