Boutique music and arts festival La Luna (formerly Full Moon Festival) returns for a ninth year to The Knockdown Center in Queens, N.Y. on June 15. In addition to bringing artists like The Black Madonna, DJ Harvey, Moodymann and DJ Tennis to the glass factory-turned-venue, this year the MATTE Projects event will also bring newfound focus and attention to sustainability.
Savannah, Georgia-based rapper Rondo debuts at No. 39 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated May 25), as his third mixtape, "From the Neighborhood to the Stage," arrives at a career-best No. 29 on the Billboard 200 with 17,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. His sophomore LP, "Life After Fame," reached No. 138 last October.
BTS makes history on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 25), as it becomes the first group or duo to rule for five weeks, surpassing its tie with twosome Twenty One Pilots. BTS rises 3-1, becoming the top musical act in the U.S. thanks in part to a boost in social media points.
Gen Z music fans are not just streaming emerging artists like Normani, Oliver Tree and TOMORROW X TOGETHER, they're also super busy listening to their parents faves, including the Grateful Dead, Tiffany, Selena, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and the Righteous Brothers.
'Blinded by the Light' executive producer and Springsteen’s director of international marketing Tracy Nurse recalls how two of her client’s superfans from India got him to approve the film that should introduce him to a whole new audience.