Ricky Skaggs is celebrating his 64th birthday today in a slightly different atmosphere than he has ever observed it before, knowing that sometime this fall the Country Music Association will officially induct him into the Country Music Hall of Fame, placing his bronzed visage alongside plaques of some of his mentors, including Bill Monroe, Emmylou Harris and Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs.
The European Court of Human Rights rules that the Russian government should pay members of the controversial punk band Pussy Riot just under €50,000 euro ($58,000) as compensation for the 2012 "punk prayer" controversy.
This year is the last year you can catch the well-known Made In America music festival on the Benjamin Franklin Freeway in Philadelphia. Now, the founder of the festival, Jay-Z, has written an open letter to the mayor regarding the action for local Philadelphia newspaper The Inquirer, published today (July 18). In it, he points out in the opinion piece that the economic benefits to the city should not be ignored.
All-American legend Bruce Springsteen is taking his one man show Springsteen on Broadway to Netflix later this year. The program will launch globally on Dec. 15, the final night of Springsteen's sold out 236-show run on Broadway.
Tom Jones' official Twitter account has posted a statement to inform fans of the unfortunate cancellation of his Stansted Park show near the city of Chichester, West Sussex, England, scheduled for tonight (July 18).
As of Tuesday (July 17), Concord Music became the third music publisher this year to join forces with ICE Services -- a provider of music royalties administration services based in the UK, Germany and Sweden.
Drake spends his second consecutive week, and 28th frame overall, at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated July 21), ranking as the top musical act in the U.S., as his album Scorpion also spends its second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Chief Keef is teaming up with Hologram USA Inc. to announce the Chief Keef and Icons of American Music Tour. The 90-minute experience kicks off in London on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 before moving to the 22-year-old's hometown of Chicago and starting a trek across the United States.