Actress Liv Tyler welcomed a son, her second child and first with her boyfriend, sports manager/agent David Gardner. Father Steven shared a hospital snap, captioned: “Another (God wink) moment of a lifetime.”
New romantic icon and former Visage lead singer Steve Strange, best-known for the hit “Fade to Grey,” died of a heart attack in Egypt. He was 55.
Partridge Family star David Cassidy filed for bankruptcy protection in Florida, with assets and debt of up to $10 million.
Sam Andrew, founding guitarist of Big Brother & The Holding Company, died of complications following a heart attack. He was 73.
Lady Gaga and actor Taylor Kinney announced their engagement on Instagram, which was captioned: “He gave me his heart on Valentine’s Day, and I said YES!”
BBC Radio 1 host-DJ Zane Lowe will join Apple’s music team in an unspecified role based in Los Angeles.
APA promoted worldwide music executive vp Steve Martin to partner.
Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with “It’s My Party” and co-wrote the Academy Award-nominated “Out Here on My Own” for the 1980 movie Fame, died of cancer in Manhattan. She was 68.
British festival brand Bestival announced its first expansion from the United Kingdom’s Isle of Wight with a North American edition set for June 12-13 on Hanlan’s Point Beach in Toronto.
Pharrell Williams inked a four-picture-book deal with Putnam Books for Young Readers, with the first release, Happy, arriving Sept. 22.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Spotify signed a new licensing deal for Europe, enabling Spotify to offer users the publisher’s Anglo-American repertoire in all 30 European territories.
SoundExchange appointed Mark Eisenberg senior vp strategic initiatives and Jacqueline Peterson senior vp communications.
BMI appointed Ann Sweeney senior vp global policy.
Two members of Nicki Minaj’s touring crew, identified as De’Von “Day Day” Pickett and Eric Parker, were stabbed in Philadelphia. Pickett was killed in the incident, and Parker remained in critical condition at press time.
Republic Records promoted Naim McNair to senior vp A&R.
Matt Ferrigno joined Maverick as vp partnerships.
Gabe Tesorierio was upped to executive vp media and creative development for Def Jam Recordings.
Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings signed guitarist Steve Vai to a multi-album deal.