Latin Music Conference and Awards

  1. Davos Awards: Elton John Talk Refugees, HIV Crises

    January 23, 2018 12:53 AM EST Cate Blanchett, Elton John and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan spoke out on the social issues of immigration, HIV and kids' and women's rights on Monday evening at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. They appeared at the ...

  2. A Grammy Curse? Milli Vanilli's Fab Morvan, Others Reflect on Best New Artist Award

    January 22, 2018 11:30 PM EST Winning the best new artist Grammy is a goal for most breakthrough performers, but for some of its recipients, it can create pressure to match previous success or surpass it. That’s why some feel that winning the award is a slight curse. The Recor ...

  3. Def Leppard's Catalog Leaps in Sales & Streaming on First Day of Wide Availability

    January 22, 2018 9:58 PM EST The band’s digital song sales jumped 1,422 percent on Jan. 19, while the act's on-demand audio streams rose 379 percent. On-demand audio streams of Def Leppard ’s catalog of songs rose 379 percent in the first day of its  wide availability on ...

  4. Ed Sheeran 'Eternally Jealous' of Elton John's 'Lion King' Music: Watch a Clip From 'The Nation's Favorite Song'

    January 22, 2018 8:12 PM EST The Elton John documentary premieres Saturday on REELZ channel. Elton John is a legend, having played over 4,000 concerts in over 80 countries. His record sales are upwards of 300 million, and his songs have a particular way of crossing generation ...

  5. Journey's Neal Schon Talks Stadium Shows, Tour With Def Leppard & Getting Past Band's Trump Drama

    January 22, 2018 7:33 PM EST The guitarist says he wants to collaborate with Steve Perry and has moved past his feud with keyboardist Jonathan Cain over Donald Trump. Journey is hitting the road this May for a 58-city co-headlining North American tour with Def Leppard , mixin ...

  6. Blink-182, The Descendents & Lil Yachty Lead Musink Festival Lineup

    January 22, 2018 7:20 PM EST Alternative rock fans and tattoo enthusiasts, listen up. blink-182 's  Travis Barker announced the lineup of the 11th annual Musink festival Monday (Jan. 22), and his band is one of the headliners. Other artists on the star studded bill inclu ...

  7. Stevie Nicks, Lenny Kravitz & Def Leppard's Managers Form New Company

    January 22, 2018 6:24 PM EST Craig Fruin, Sheryl Louis and Mike Kobayashi are launching CSM Management with offices in Los Angeles and Nashville. Managers for Stevie Nicks , Lenny Kravitz and Def Leppard have teamed together to form a new firm called CSM Management with offic ...

  8. Axwell & Ingrosso, deadmau5, Diplo & Griz to Play Indy 500 Snake Pit

    January 22, 2018 6:23 PM EST Since when did the race car crowd become the A-list of electronic dance? You might think the Indy 500 would be all country music and trucker hats, but the proud people behind racing's premiere annual contest know how to throw one helluva rave ...

  9. 'Despacito' Producer-Songwriters Andres Torres & Mauricio Rengifo Sign to Milk & Honey Management

    January 22, 2018 6:10 PM EST Andres Torres and Mauricio Rengifo have inked a new co-management deal with Latin pop mogul Sebastian Kyrs and his Rebeleon Entertainment,  Milk & Honey management announced Monday (Jan. 22). The production and songwriting duo scored a biggie ...

  10. Deezer NEXT Offers Up & Coming Latin Artists a Global Platform

    January 22, 2018 5:23 PM EST Given the way streaming services have evolved, Deezer  NEXT 2018 is championing a new batch of up-and-coming recording artists, with several of them being from Latin America.  This year, Deezer is shaking things up, taking a grassroots approach to ...

  11. Motéma Music Turns 15: Jazz, Soul, World Music & More

    January 22, 2018 4:30 PM EST On West 127th Street, inside the Harlem brownstone where she runs Motéma Music, label founder Jana Herzen, 58, sits in a high-ceilinged office with a stack of CDs in front of her. In recent years, an array of jazz, soul and world music artists hav ...

  12. Motley Crue Biopic 'The Dirt' Finds Its Vince Neil & Mick Mars

    January 22, 2018 4:26 PM EST As the long-gestating Motley Crue biopic  The Dirt  heads towards a February production start, the film is in the home sweet home stretch of firming up the leads who will play the iconic rock-and-roll hair band. Game of Thrones  actor Iwan Rheon a ...

  13. Rihanna Earns 50th Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 Hit With N.E.R.D. Collab 'Lemon'

    January 22, 2018 3:31 PM EST The song leaps 50-40. Rihanna notches her milestone 50th top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit, as "Lemon," with N.E.R.D. , lifts from No. 50 to No. 40 (on the chart dated Jan. 27). Among all acts, Elvis Presley leads with 80 top 40 Hot 100 hits, ...

  14. Childish Gambino Partners With RCA Records, New Music Out This Year

    January 22, 2018 3:23 PM EST "It was a necessary change of pace." Following the success of Childish Gambino 's 2016 album "Awaken, My Love!" , the artist née Donald Glover has announced a new deal with RCA Records.  Glover and his creative agency Wolf ...

  15. Jackson Browne to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award at the NAMM Show In Anaheim

    January 22, 2018 3:18 PM EST Jackson Browne , the acclaimed singer-songwriter known for his deeply personal lyrics and committed politics, will be recognized with the Les Paul Innovation Award during the 33rd annual NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards in Ana ...

  16. Beats Bets On G-Eazy In Olympic Ads

    January 22, 2018 2:30 PM EST How the headphone maker picks the music it uses to sell its gear to sports fans -- even if athletes have to hide the Beats logos on the slopes. The Winter Olympics kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Feb. 9, but there's already one winne ...

  17. Pearl Jam Announce First Seattle Shows in Five Years

    January 22, 2018 2:17 PM EST Band promises at least $1 million in proceeds made from the concerts to help tackle homelessness in the city. Following the leak  of a number of baseball stadium tour dates on their official website,  Pearl Jam have confirmed two Seattle stadium g ...

  18. Senate Advances Compromise Bill to Re-Open Government: Awaiting House, Trump Approval

    January 22, 2018 2:07 PM EST Temporary spending bill to end government shutdown after three days will keep the lights on until Feb. 8. Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday (Jan. 22), as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in r ...

  19. 17 Companies to Watch As The 2018 NAMM Show Gets Into Top Gear

    January 22, 2018 2:00 PM EST From amateurs to superstars, all musicians have one thing in common: They need gear. They perform with various instruments, and recording artists capture their creativity with hardware and software. The NAMM Show, which runs Jan. 25-28 at the Anah ...

  20. Spotlight: Rap Snacks CEO James Lindsay on Building a New Marketplace for Hip-Hop

    January 22, 2018 1:19 PM EST "I knew that I created a brand years ago that I could rebrand and make synonymous with what's going on in today's world." There's been a lot of talk these days about hip-hop going pop. But what about going pop corn ? Or po ...

  21. Kid Rock Donates $122K in Merch Sales to College Republican Voter Registration Org

    January 22, 2018 1:10 PM EST The rap rocker teased a potential bid for senator in Michigan, then revealed in October that he never intended to run. Kid Rock has donated about $122,000 from sales of merchandise promoting his potential U.S. Senate campaign to a voter-registrati ...

  22. Apple Bows Apple Music For Artists to Provide Acts With Deep Analytics Dive: Exclusive

    January 22, 2018 1:00 PM EST dashboard.” Melinda Newman News Digital and Mobile Digital and Mobile bbbiz ...

  23. Daryl Hall & John Oates Join Together With Train for North American Summer Tour

    January 22, 2018 12:46 PM EST Daryl Hall and John Oates will be back together again this summer on a whopping 37-city North American tour, also featuring pop-rock group Train. While both Hall and Oates have released individual projects in recent years, the legendary duo hasn&# ...

  24. Dua Lipa Lands First Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 Hit With 'New Rules'

    January 22, 2018 12:37 PM EST The song, which crowned the Official UK Singles chart in September, reaches the Hot 100's top 10 in its 25th week. Dua Lipa lands her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "New Rules" rises 11-8 (on the chart dated Jan. 27). The song r ...

  25. Vince Staples Announces Collaboration With Converse

    January 22, 2018 12:24 PM EST Joining the likes of many rappers before him, Vince Staples is the latest to hop in on the shoewear game. The rapper has announced an upcoming three-piece capsule collection with Converse, set to drop on Jan. 25. The collab will feature remakes of ...

  26. Billy Joel to Play Record-Breaking 100th Career Show at Madison Square Garden

    January 22, 2018 12:00 PM EST News Touring Touring bbbiz ...

  27. Kendrick Lamar, Kygo, Mumford & Sons to Headline Sziget Festival 2018

    January 22, 2018 12:00 PM EST Budapest, Hungary is in for a real treat with Sziget Festival 2018. The week-long event announced its first list of performing artists, and its packed some of the biggest names in dance, hip-hop and rock into its wild phase 1 lineup. Kendrick Lama ...

  28. Nick Jonas Teams Up With Designer John Varvatos for New Collection

    January 22, 2018 11:50 AM EST Designer John Varvatos has just announced a collaboration with Nick Jonas , who is also the new face of the brand. The two announced the new collection, JV x NJ , which features unique Jonas-inspired pieces, like leather jackets and knitwear. “We ...

  29. A$AP Ferg Talks New Collaboration With Hennessy, How His Family Shaped His Character

    January 22, 2018 11:35 AM EST In a new campaign launched by Hennessy, A$AP Ferg reps his beloved Uptown through three passions: art, music, and Cognac. Fans can now experience the rapper’s “Never stop. Never settle” story through a tasty drink, "The Uptown," and its ...

  30. Jack Antonoff Extends Worldwide Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV

    January 22, 2018 11:34 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has announced an extension of its current worldwide deal with multi-Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer Jack Antonoff .  Over the years, Antonoff has scored No. 1 hits with artists like Taylor Swift , Lorde and ...

  31. Camila Cabello Earns First Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 With 'Havana,' Featuring Young Thug

    January 22, 2018 11:28 AM EST The coronation complements her No. 1 debut atop the Billboard 200 with her first solo album, "Camila." Camila Cabello crowns the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Jan. 27) for the first time, as "Havana," featuring Young Thug , li ...

  32. Slayer Announce Farewell Tour

    January 22, 2018 11:24 AM EST Thrash innovators Slayer have been going strong since 1981, and their shows have always reliably been just about the most fun place to get punched in the head. It’s hard to picture the band hanging it up, especially after they survived the 2013 de ...

  33. David Lowery on Spotify Lawsuits and the Battle For Creators' Rights

    January 22, 2018 11:10 AM EST These days, Cracker and  Camper Van Beethoven  frontman  David Lowery  may be best known as a thorn in the side of music-technology companies like Spotify, which he sued in 2015 for copyright infringement related to unpaid mechanical royalties. Th ...

  34. J. Cole, Migos & DJ Khaled Set to Headline 2018's Wireless Festival in London

    January 22, 2018 11:03 AM EST The legendary Wireless Festival returns to North London with another stacked lineup of performers set to hit the stage come summer 2018. The three-day event will take over Finsbury Park from July 6 through July 8. Tickets for the festival can be p ...

  35. Molly Neuman Leaves Kickstarter For Role As Head of Business Development at Songtrust

    January 22, 2018 11:01 AM EST Molly Neuman , the riot grrrl movement leader and drummer for bands such as Bratmobile and The Frumpees , is taking on the role of head of business development at Songtrust. The former record label owner and A2IM vp most recently served as Kicksta ...

  36. Facebook Admits Social Media Can Be Very Bad for Democracy

    January 22, 2018 10:19 AM EST Facebook said Monday that it has fallen short in keeping the social media network from becoming a medium for foreign meddling to influence the U.S. presidential election. New blog posts written by Facebook executives appear to be the most critical ...

  37. Beware of Strangers Carrying Ice: Nashville Touring Workshop Schools Roadies On Risks For Upcoming Concert Season

    January 22, 2018 9:40 AM EST Always watch out for someone heading toward the tour bus carrying a bag of ice in each hand: the approach is one way interlopers can avoid flashing the proper ID to come onboard, knowing that roadies rarely turn down ice in the sweltering summer m ...

  38. Kendrick Lamar & SZA to Headline TDE's The Championship Tour

    January 22, 2018 9:32 AM EST After making huge splashes in both the movies and sports world with their recent moves, TDE is ready explode again on the music scene with their first ever full label tour featuring Kendrick Lamar , SZA , ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and more.  Dubbed Th ...

  39. Spain Reports Fourth Consecutive Year of Music Industry Gains With Streaming Up 25 Percent

    January 22, 2018 9:03 AM EST "Despacito," Pablo Alboran, Ed Sheerhan topped Spain’s year-end sales and streaming charts. Streaming in Spain was up 25 percent in 2017, leading gains in the fourth consecutive year of music industry growth in the country. According to ...

  40. St. Vincent Switches Representation to Silva Artist Management: Exclusive

    January 22, 2018 9:00 AM EST St. Vincent has enlisted new artist management, switching from David “Boche” Viecelli and Alex Kadvan’s Lever and Beam to John Silva’s Silva Artist Management. The move comes weeks after Masseducation , the latest album from St. Vincent, aka Annie ...

  41. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2016, Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' Jumped to No. 1 on the Hot 100

    January 22, 2018 8:05 AM EST The song led after eight weeks at No. 2. Plus, remembering feats by Celine Dion, Sting & Stevie Wonder. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Jan. 22, 1994 Playing off the ...

  42. Tom Waits Preps Reissues of His First 7 Albums

    January 22, 2018 5:33 AM EST Tom Waits has announced new reissues of his first seven albums. Following ANTI-‘s reissues of 20 years-worth of music late last year, the label has shared that it now plans to reissue his earlier Elektra Asylum releases from the ’70s as well. Rema ...

  43. Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Reigns Again Down Under

    January 21, 2018 11:19 PM EST Ed Sheeran continues his perfect start to the year on Australia’s singles chart. The British singer and songwriter enters a seventh straight week at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Perfect” (Atlantic/Warner), now triple-platinum (210,000 uni ...

  44. Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos Says He Has to Tour to Cover Medical Bills

    January 21, 2018 10:33 PM EST "I need money to be able to afford my treatments, to be able to afford the myriad costs of living with my disorder that have nearly ruined me." Last summer, Passion Pit announced a break from touring, with frontman Michael Angelakos sayi ...

  45. Varran Media Joins Producer Entertainment Group in Merger With Executive PR and Talent

    January 21, 2018 10:00 PM EST Last year, it was announced that Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) —  whose client list includes such RuPaul's Drag Race royalty as Bob the Drag Queen, Alaska Thunderfuck , Sharon Needles and Michelle Visage — will combine staffing, talent a ...

  46. Camila Cabello Joins Elite Group of Women to Hit No. 1 Solo on the Billboard 200 After Charting in a Group

    January 21, 2018 8:39 PM EST Cabello stands alongside Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani and Diana Ross, among others. As previously reported , Camila Cabello debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with her first solo album,  Camila . The set — released through SYCO/Epic Record ...

  47. Los Angeles Women's March Gathers Music and Film Stars for #MeToo and #TimesUp Solidarity, Bid to Mobilize Votes for Change

    January 21, 2018 6:09 PM EST Marking one year since Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Jan. 20 once again brought out of hundreds of thousands of protesters to the streets of major cities around the country (and around the globe), this time with an agenda focus ...

  48. P!nk's 'What About Us' Hits No. 1 on Adult Contemporary Chart

    January 21, 2018 5:45 PM EST P!nk has earned the most AC leaders, four, of any act since her first in 2013. P!nk pockets her fourth No. 1 on Billboard 's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart, as "What About Us" rises 2-1 on the tally dated Jan. 27. P!nk previ ...

  49. Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan Mourned by Thousands at Public Memorial in Ireland

    January 21, 2018 5:30 PM EST Thousands of people paid tribute to late Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan at St. Joseph's Church in Limerick, Ireland, on Saturday (Jan. 20), where she was lying in repose.      O'Riordan, who died on Jan. 15 at age 46, lay in a ...

  50. Camila Cabello Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 21, 2018 4:59 PM EST She's the first woman to bow at No. 1 with a debut full-length album in three years. Camila Cabello debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart with her first solo effort, Camila , earning 119,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 18, ac ...

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