SONY PARTS WAYS WITH DR. LUKE
Kemosabe CEO out on the heels of legal battle with Kesha. (4/26a)
TOP 20: IT'S FIVE MORE, INNIT?
Kendrick continues. (4/26a)
CHART BATTLE BREWING?
Stapleton vs. Logic: it's on. (4/26a)
Beyonce the benefactor. (4/26a)
411 ON THE 6-1-5
Shania's got a new album. (4/26a)
PledgeMusic and Spotify are among the seven nominees in the Libera Awards’ Independent Champion category. Nominations have been announced for the sixth edition of A2IM’s Liberas, which celebrate the indie world with awards in 17 categories honoring albums, companies, syncs and videos.
Live Nation is promoting National Concert Day on Monday by putting 1 million tickets on sale for 20 bucks. The roster of more than 50 participating tours is rather diverse, among them Jason Aldean with Chris Young and Kane Brown,Dead & Company, Earth, Wind & Fire and Chic f/Nile Rodgers and Florida Georgia Line with Nelly and Chris Lane.
Is Ed Sheeran’s British chart rule coming to an end? Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson (pictured) are currently #1 on the Official Singles Chart, while a self-released comeback from ‘90s pop group Steps is 4k sales ahead of ÷ (Atlantic) at midway stage. Other high entries come from Shawn Mendes, Imelda May and Texas.
He's scored the year's biggest chart debut so far, dominated the streaming and iTunes leaderboards, and earned mad accolades. What will Kendrick Lamar do for an encore? Well, plenty of encores, we imagine. The TDE/Interscope star has announced his 17-date The Damn. Tour, which begins on...
"I see that you are a multitasker, like me," observes CBS Radio President/CEO Andre Fernandez to Yankee great and jazz guitarist Bernie Williams at the NAB Show in Vegas. "Like you, I excel in my original profession but am also filled with a burning love for musical improvisation. Let me just get my spoons, and we will jam!"
Incubus will have the top debut this week, bowing alongside Brad Paisley, a digital-only Guardians 2 and...
In yet another indication of the chaos said to be engulfing the industry bible, according to inside sources, several freelance writers have been trying, vainly, to get paid on invoices dating back to November, with a single contributor rumored to be owed a whopping $32k—and several others owed many thousands.