The Association of American Independent Music held its 10th annual Indie Week conference in New York City this week, as members of the indie sector celebrated their growing impact on the music marketplace.
Between all of the lucrative endeavors he has going on at the moment, Logic is ready to take his growing brand to the next level. The DMV native broke the news on Wednesday (June 19) that his Elysium Records has been renamed to BobbyBoy Records, which will run as part of a joint venture with Def Jam Records.
When Mathew Knowles -- music exec and talent manager, who managed the early careers of his daughters Beyoncé and Solange and Destiny's Child -- appeared on SiriusXM's The Clay Cane Show, he and the host discussed race in the music industry.
The iconic Gloria Gaynor, of "I Will Survive" fame, her No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 smash from 1979, sends her first faith-based set, Testimony, onto Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart (dated June 22) at No. 4. The LP debuts with 1,000 equivalent albums earned in its first week, ending June 13, according to Nielsen Music.
The Recording Academy will henceforth accept links to streaming service providers in lieu of physical product in most categories. In fact, the Academy said in a statement, "For most categories, we would prefer streaming distribution links for online entry submissions, though CD submissions remain optional."
The FBI has reportedly launched a probe into former Tipitina's owner Ronald Von Kurnatowski over an alleged ponzi scheme with victims that include his own relatives, a Catholic priest and a retired weatherman, according to a TV news station in New Orleans.