1. Spotlight: Festival ASL Interpreter Sara Groves on Representing Music's Biggest Acts for the Hard-of-Hearing

    July 16, 2019 4:38 PM EDT "It’s hard sometimes, because we’re not to interject our own thoughts or feelings. I’m purely just providing information." While live music and the hard-of-hearing might seem like an unlikely duo, more and more events are employing the s ...

  2. Woodstock 50 Location Permit Appeal Headed to Local Planning Board

    July 16, 2019 4:16 PM EDT Woodstock 50 organizers will have a chance to appeal an upstate New York town’s denial of a permit to hold the music festival. The Town of Vernon’s planning board is set to hear an appeal Tuesday night, exactly a month before the festival would be ...

  3. 'An Endless Fiasco': Indie Retailers Describe Worsening Breakdown in Getting CDs, Vinyl Delivered to Record Stores

    July 16, 2019 3:48 PM EDT Since the Indiana-based fulfillment house Direct Shot started managing orders for all three major labels, stores haven't been getting their product. The latest music industry conspiracy theory goes something like this: The majors want to kill ...

  4. Harry Styles in Talks to Play Prince Eric in Disney's Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'

    July 16, 2019 3:42 PM EDT Harry Styles is the latest actor to go under the sea. The singer-turned-actor is in early negotiations to play the iconic role of Prince Eric in the studio’s live-action remake of  The Little Mermaid. Mermaid , being directed by Rob Marshall, is i ...

  5. An Open Letter to the Majors From Independent Record Stores (Guest Op-Ed)

    July 16, 2019 3:34 PM EDT In 2007 things were bleak. Record stores were successful but irrelevant in the eyes of many in the music industry. In response, independent record stores owners got organized and created Record Store Day (RSD). By doing so, the world’s largest mus ...

  6. Gibson Foundation Relaunches, Tapping Dendy Jarrett as New Executive Director

    July 16, 2019 3:01 PM EDT Gibson has more to give. The 125-year-old guitar brand, which recently began to re-emerge from bankruptcy, has relaunched its Gibson Foundation and appointed Dendy Jarrett  as the nonprofit's new executive director. Since 2002, the foundation ...

  7. Sexual Abuse Docs 'Leaving Neverland' & 'Surviving R. Kelly' Nominated for 2019 Emmys

    July 16, 2019 2:35 PM EDT The  2019 Emmy nominations  were announced Tuesday morning (July 16), and among the honorees were sexual abuse documentaries  Leaving Neverland , from HBO, and Lifetime's  Surviving R. Kelly -- both of which explored claims made against promi ...

  8. Cuba's Cimafunk Signs With Magnus Media

    July 16, 2019 1:30 PM EDT The band’s energetic afro-Cuban soul has garnered attention beyond Havana over the past year. Cuba’s Cimafunk has signed with Magnus Media, the Miami agency founded by Marc Anthony and Michel Vega. “Live shows are one of the most important things ...

  9. Lunay Inks Worldwide Publishing Deal With Warner Chappell Music: Exclusive

    July 16, 2019 11:00 AM EDT Puerto Rican artist on the rise Jefnier Osorio Moreno, better known as Lunay, signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chapell Music (WCM). The deal was an early bet for Warner Chappell Latin, because Lunay had no major hits at the time of t ...

  10. Judge Rules That Sonar Festival Set Up Can Continue Despite Riggers' Strike

    July 16, 2019 9:48 AM EDT The 26th edition of the electronic music and technology event is slated to begin on Thursday. A tense situation unfolding behind the scenes at Barcelona’s Sonar Festival reached a conclusion Tuesday morning (July 16) when a court judge ruled that ...

  11. João Gilberto: The Delicate Revolution

    July 16, 2019 9:00 AM EDT João Gilberto , the Brazilian artist who died on July 6 at the age of 88, spent his last decade of life more reclusive than ever. But even holed up in an apartment in Rio de Janeiro — averse to visits, and away from the stages and studios in which ...

  12. Patreon Raises $60 Million to Take Membership Funding Model to a 'New Level'

    July 16, 2019 9:00 AM EDT The company has paid out nearly $1 billion to creators, many of them music artists. Patreon -- the membership funding platform that lets fans support musicians like Pentatonix and Amanda Palmer  with monthly payments -- has raised $60 million in l ...

  13. Lalah Hathaway Curates L.A. Edition of Future x Sounds Series: Exclusive

    July 16, 2019 8:34 AM EDT DJ Battlecat among performers set for the Aug. 31 show in Hollywood. Five-time Grammy Award winner Lalah Hathaway is currently doubling as curator for the Los Angeles edition of Future x Sounds , a new multi-city music and arts series. Future x So ...

  14. Grimes Is the Face of Stella McCartney's Eco-Friendly Adidas Campaign: See the Pics

    July 16, 2019 8:18 AM EDT She also revealed her bonkers workout regimen, which includes sword training and "astro-gliding." Grimes is teaming up with Stella McCartney for an upcoming Adidas by Stella McCartney campaign centered on sustainability using eco-friendl ...

  15. Facebook's New Currency Plan Is Under Scrutiny in Congress

    July 16, 2019 7:59 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the ...

  16. WE Day Unveils Trailer for ABC Special Featuring Selena Gomez, Joe Jonas, Chance the Rapper & More: Watch

    July 16, 2019 7:00 AM EDT WE Day took over the Forum in Inglewood, California, in April, but those who weren't at the inspiring event will get the chance to experience the empowerment by watching the upcoming "WE Day Special" broadcast.    Hosted by Neil Pat ...

  17. Xiami Music and MQA Partner to Bring Hi-Res Streaming to China

    July 16, 2019 5:54 AM EDT China’s Xiami Music has partnered with audio tech company MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) to bring master-quality hi-res audio streaming to one of the world’s fastest-growing music markets.    Effective immediately, Alibaba-owned Xiami Music wi ...

  18. Meek Mill Seeks New Trial, Judge to Toss 2008 Conviction

    July 16, 2019 3:36 AM EDT Lawyers for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday (July 16) to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that's kept the Philadelphia rapper on probation for a decade.   The city judge who oversees the case and sent hi ...

  19. R. Kelly Expected to Appear in Court Hearing for Federal Sex Crime Charges

    July 16, 2019 2:33 AM EDT R&B singer R. Kelly is expected to appear in a Chicago federal courtroom on charges that he recruited girls and women to have illegal sex with him and then covered up the crimes by paying and threatening the victims and witnesses. Federal judg ...

  20. Ed Sheeran Blasting to U.K. Chart Double

    July 16, 2019 1:49 AM EDT Ed Sheeran is dashing to a U.K. chart double. The British singer and songwriter’s latest album No.6 Collaborations Project (Asylum), which features collaborations with Eminem , 50 Cent , Justin Bieber , Khalid , Chance The Rapper and many more, is ...

  21. R. Kelly Paid $2M to Silence Girl He Assaulted, Avenatti Says

    July 15, 2019 11:35 PM EDT Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti said Monday that R&B singer R. Kelly paid $2 million to keep the alleged victim in a child pornography case off the witness stand during a 2008 trial that ended with his acquittal on all charges.    “R. Kell ...

  22. Country Radio Veteran Sam Alex Launches 'The Sam Alex Show'

    July 15, 2019 6:54 PM EDT After five years as host of Townsquare Media’s 'Taste of Country Nights' radio show, the on-air personality left two months ago to pursue “radio entrepreneurship.” Country radio personality Sam Alex has launched his own program, The Sam ...

  23. Robert Sillerman to Pay $179,000 Fine in Securities Fraud Case

    July 15, 2019 4:34 PM EDT The SFX Entertainment founder has also been permanently barred from holding a position of director or officer for any public company. Former SFX Entertainment founder Robert Sillerman has agreed to pay a $179,000 fine after the U.S. Securities and ...

  24. Ariana Grande 'Honored' to be Part of Givenchy Campaign: See the Photos

    July 15, 2019 4:26 PM EDT Ariana Grande  has always been fashion forward, but now the star has paired up with one of today's biggest designers for a new campaign. On Monday (July 15), Givenchy launched a new campaign featuring the pop star, and posted a number of phot ...

  25. Stagecoach Announces 2020 Dates and Advance Sale

    July 15, 2019 4:25 PM EDT Goldenvoice’s signature country music festival Stagecoach will return to Southern California April 24-26, 2020. The three-day festival will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio following two weekends of Coachella landing April 10-12 and Apr ...

  26. StubHub Refunds $500,000 to Customers Affected by NYC Blackout

    July 15, 2019 3:33 PM EDT More than 1,500 ticket orders for 27 events were impacted with canceled or rescheduled events. StubHub has refunded more than $500,000 in ticket purchases to customers whose events were interrupted by Saturday’s blackout in New York City, accordin ...

  27. Beyonce's 'Spirit' From 'The Lion King' Debuts at No. 1 on Kid Digital Song Sales Chart

    July 15, 2019 2:23 PM EDT Plus, the all-star "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" bows at No. 5. Songs from the new version of The Lion King , as well as the film's soundtrack, come roaring in on Billboard' s charts. Beyoncé 's original song "Spiri ...

  28. Judge Pushes Back, Combines R. Kelly Hearings in Separate Federal Cases

    July 15, 2019 2:07 PM EDT A federal court hearing for R&B singer R. Kelly has been pushed back a day and will instead be held Tuesday  (July 16) when the singer was expected to be arraigned. Federal judges were supposed to meet Monday (July 15) in Chicago to figure how ...

  29. Diddy's 'Making the Band' Officially Coming Back to MTV in 2020

    July 15, 2019 1:56 PM EDT Diddy ’s Making the Band is officially coming back to TV. The music mogul announced Monday (July 15) that the hit series, where he discovered groups including platinum-sellers Danity Kane, would return to MTV in 2020. “MTV and I are back together ...

  30. A&R Vet Michael Rosenblatt Joins Fan Loyalty Platform Sweet as Executive VP Partnerships

    July 15, 2019 1:29 PM EDT The social commerce platform rewards users for engaging with artists and brands. Longtime A&R executive Michael Rosenblatt has joined the fan loyalty and social commerce platform Sweet as executive vice president of partnerships, the company a ...

  31. Atlas Genius, Iglu & Hartly, The White Buffalo & More Set For 2019 Hermosa Beach Summer Series

    July 15, 2019 12:40 PM EDT The free, family-friendly event takes place over two weekends in L.A.'s iconic beach town. The free 2019 Hermosa Beach Summer Series is expanding to two weekends this year, taking over one of Southern California's most iconic coastal tow ...

  32. Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Rules Billboard Hot 100 for 15th Week, Post Malone's 'Goodbyes' Debuts at No. 3

    July 15, 2019 12:31 PM EDT issue of Billboard magazine is on sale Friday (July 19). Gary Trust Chart Alert Chart Alert bbbiz ...

  33. Post Malone Announces Runaway Tour With Swae Lee, Tyla Yaweh as Special Guests

    July 15, 2019 11:23 AM EDT Post Malone is headed back on the road. Today (July 15), Live Nation announced Posty's Runaway Tour, which will be a 29 city trek beginning Sept. 14 in Tacoma, WA.  The tour will make stops in major cities, including New York City, Los Angele ...

  34. Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny & More Ask Governor Ricardo Rosselló to Resign After Leaked Correspondence

    July 15, 2019 11:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin , Bad Bunny , Residente, Kany Garcia and more artists have taken to social media condemning Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló and the territory's government. During the past weekend, a nearly 900-page private group chat betw ...

  35. Warner Acquires Musical Theater Label First Night Records

    July 15, 2019 10:43 AM EDT Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division -- which specializes in classical, musical theater, jazz, family entertainment and film scores -- continues to grow with the acquisition, announced today (July 15), of London-based First Night Records Ltd. ...

  36. TLC Cancel Two Dates After Chilli Loses Voice

    July 15, 2019 7:53 AM EDT TLC could use a little TLC right now. The iconic R&B due was forced to cancel two shows after singer Chilli revealed that her doctor has ordered her to take some vocal rest. The impacted shows include a scheduled date on Sunday night (July 14) ...

  37. BTS Add Saudi Arabia Concert to 'Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour'

    July 15, 2019 5:39 AM EDT BTS have added a Saudi Arabia date to their world tour schedule. The K-pop superstars are now booked to play at the King Fahd International Stadium in the capital city of Riyadh on Oct. 11, a late date on their all-conquering Love Yourself: Speak ...

  38. Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Extends Streak Atop Australia's Singles Chart

    July 15, 2019 3:11 AM EDT Lil Nas X extends his stay atop the Australian singles chart as “Old Town Road’ (Columbia/Sony) logs a 12th week at No. 1, while Billie Eilish’s debut When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Interscope/Universal) rebounds to the top of the natio ...

  39. Judges to Decide on Bond Hearings For R. Kelly Indictments

    July 15, 2019 2:29 AM EDT Federal judges will decide how to proceed with bond hearings in two separate federal indictments against R. Kelly . The 52-year-old singer was arrested Thursday night while walking his dog on a 13-count indictment that includes sex crimes and obst ...

  40. U.K. Singles Glory For Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello's 'Señorita'

    July 14, 2019 10:24 PM EDT Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have the U.K.'s new No. 1 single , climbing a place with “Señorita” (Syco Music/EMI/Universal). Lewis Capaldi climbs 2-1 for a sixth aggregate week atop the album chart with Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Ext ...

  41. Toronto Police Respond to Reports of Gunshots at Sandz Caribbean Music Festival

    July 14, 2019 8:15 PM EDT Toronto police on Sunday (July 14) responded to reports of gunshots at the Sandz Toronto Caribbean Music Festival. The Toronto edition of Sandz, which bills itself as "the largest Caribbean music festival" with iterations held in various ...

  42. Lil Peep's Mom Announces New Album of Late Rapper's Unreleased Music

    July 14, 2019 4:38 PM EDT An album of unreleased Lil Peep music is on its way, according to the late rapper's mother, Liza Womack. "Who wants a new album with amazing unreleased Lil Peep music put together by Gus's mom and the songs's original collabora ...

  43. Jennifer Lopez Concert Evacuated Due to New York City Power Outage

    July 13, 2019 10:11 PM EDT Update: Jennifer Lopez will return to Madison Square Garden on Monday (July 15) to make up for the concert that was canceled in following a massive power outage in New York City on Saturday night (July 13). The outage was initiated by a transforme ...

  44. New York Power Outage Impacts Broadway, Rockefeller Center and Madison Square Garden

    July 13, 2019 8:12 PM EDT Power reportedly went out early Saturday evening at much of Rockefeller Center and reached the Upper West Side. Authorities say a widespread power shortage in Manhattan has left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stall ...

  45. Residente and Amandititita Speak On Why Words Matter in the Age of Instagram at LAMC 2019

    July 13, 2019 12:35 PM EDT For the two decades of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), spectators have witnessed a huge pivot in Latin music consumption. So how does one value artistic quality in an age where analytics, data, and quantity have become focal points ...

  46. 'Dark Horse' Jury Will Consider Myspace Views During Katy Perry Copyright Trial

    July 13, 2019 12:34 PM EDT A copyright infringement trial over Katy Perry 's "Dark Horse" is set to begin next week, and defendants want to ask potential jurors about their Myspace pages.  The early aughts social media site's relevance in a dispute over ...

  47. NLE Choppa Launches Own Label in Partnership with Warner Records

    July 12, 2019 8:07 PM EDT The 16-year-old rapper previously signed a distribution agreement with UnitedMasters. Memphis rapper NLE Choppa has launched his own label in partnership with Warner Records, it was announced on Thursday (July 11). Dubbed No Love Entertainment (NL ...

  48. Post Malone Announces Second Annual Posty Fest

    July 12, 2019 6:21 PM EDT Post Malone unveiled his inaugural Posty Fest in Dallas, Texas, last year, where he performed alongside headliners Travis Scott, Tyler the Creator, and many others. Now, the rapper is back for more. He took to Instagram on Friday (July 12) to anno ...

  49. Gary LeMel, Former Warner Bros. Music Head & 'The Bodyguard' Soundtrack Mastermind, Dies at Age 80

    July 12, 2019 4:12 PM EDT The executive supervised countless blockbuster soundtracks, including "The Big Chill," "Ghostbusters" & Barbra Streisand's "A Star Is Born." Gary LeMel , the longtime film music executive who was once dubbed ...

  50. 'We Must Act Quickly': British Music Biz Declares Climate Emergency

    July 12, 2019 3:45 PM EDT Artists, labels, venues and promoters from across the U.K. have come together to declare a climate emergency. Radiohead, Foals, Hot Chip, Chrissie Hynde, Suede, Wolf Alice, Alt-J, and Tom Odell are among the acts that have signed the declaration, ...

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