If there was one theme that came up more than any other during the Representation Matters: Agents At the Top of Their Game panel at Billboard's Live Summit on Tuesday, it was that agents put their artists first and foremost when making decisions.
Spotify announced it is launching its service in 13 new markets in the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday, including United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories and Egypt.
The newly created global database of professionals sets a focus on amplifying the careers and achievements of women working behind the scenes in music and audio. As of now, estimates show that less than five percent of all audio professions are women.
The German edition of Playboy magazine distanced itself Tuesday (Nov. 13) from an interview in its latest edition with Ennio Morricone, in which the renowned Italian film composer appears to blast director Quentin Tarantino and the Oscars ceremony.
Queen hits No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 17) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, thanks to gains for the band's music catalog following the Nov. 2 premiere of the new Bohemian Rhapsody biopic about late frontman Freddie Mercury.
As Metro Boomin's new album Not All Heroes Wear Capes debuts as his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Nov. 17), with 99,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, the producer sends seven songs from the set onto the Billboard Hot 100.