The Michael Jackson estate is objecting to an ABC TV special airing Thursday on the end of the life of the late King of Pop, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children.
A Celia Cruz biography has been optioned by Endemol North America and film and TV director/producer/choreographer Kenny Ortega is attached to executive produce and direct, according to an agency representing the project.
Sony Corp. had until the end of August to put together a deal to buy Mubadala's stake in EMI Music Publishing, but it jumped the gun and paid handsomely, this week announcing it would snap up 90 percent of EMI at a price that values the whole publishing unit at $4.75 billion, more than double its price in 2012.
A recent article for Variety highlighted a meeting of some of the biggest names in LGBTQ pop culture and music. Hosted by Lucas Keller of the Milk & Honey management company, Brett McLaughlin (better known by his stage name Leland) and James “JHart” Abrahart, attendees included pop star Troye Sivan, rock singer Adam Lambert, songwriting phenomenon Justin Tranter and more.
Ticketfly and Ticketweb co-founder Dan Teree is teaming up with cryptocurrency pioneer Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni and entrepreneur Naveen Jain to launch a new blockchain protocol that could pave the way for the eventual shift of ticketing into the same technology that powers Bitcoin and other crypto currencies.
As U.S. Congress nears passage of the first significant music licensing reform in decades, Spotify is breathing easier after a federal judge on Tuesday granted final approval to a class action settlement on the copyright front.
SiriusXM announced Wednesday (May 23) that Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will be co-hosting a new weekly music talk show called VOLUME West alongside Yahoo Entertainment’s music editor Lyndsey Parker.
Spotify launched a new video series called 'The Game Plan' on Wednesday geared towards teaching artists and their teams how too better use the streaming service and advance their careers in the music industry.