Mental Health in a Pandemic: Organizations, Support Groups Rally to Help Artists & Music Industry Workers

Though financial resources for music professionals put out of work by the pandemic have been growing by the day, the crisis’ mental health and wellness aspects have received considerably less attention. That has made Borer’s support group — which he co-facilitates with THRIV co-founder Dr. Chayim Newman — a desperately-needed lifeline for many who just […]

Vietnamese artists release MVs responding to the COVID-19 crisis

The song is composed by musician Nguyen Hai Phong and performed by many young singers, such as Duc Phuc, Trong Hieu Idol, Trung Quan Idol, Han Sara, Ho Quang Hieu, Ta Quang Thang, Dinh Manh Ninh, actress Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, actors Jun Pham and Lien Binh Phat and others.

A Touring-Dependent Genre Feels the Pain: ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues’

Blues stars, who depend financially on intensive, road-dog touring are on the front lines of the coronavirus-induced concert shutdown. Over the past 34 years of “blues, booze and Cajun food,” Blind Willie’s nightclub in Atlanta has weathered Black Friday, the Great Recession, the 1996 Olympics bombing, 9/11, an aging neighborhood and the deaths of headliners […]

You Just Might Impress Shania Twain Much on Her New Country Music Competition Show

Now is probably not the best time to announce that you’ve hired Shania Twain to host a TV show, but nonetheless, the USA Network has chosen it. USA announced today that Twain will head up its new music competition series Real Country alongside Jake Owen. The eight-part series, shooting in Nashville this summer and airing […]

Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge: ‘I Am at Home and Recuperating’

“You are remarkable. Please take good care,” Grainge added. “Remember: one day this will all be behind us. And I hope that day comes soon, because, honestly, I can’t wait until we’re all back in the office together. In the meantime, I’ll see you on Zoom.”

Judge Dismisses Universal Music Group Vault Fire Lawsuit

Judge Kronstadt’s decision comes after four of the five original plaintiffs dropped out of the suit: Hole was the first to leave last August, while Soundgarden, the Tupac estate and Earle followed in March. As such, Jane Petty, Tom Petty’s ex-wife, was the only plaintiff left and Tom Petty’s contract with MCA — which was […]

Stayin’ alive! How music has fought pandemics for 2,700 years

Religion is playing a far less tangible role today than it did in medieval Italy. While the importance of religion varies from country to country and city to city, that Lewis Capaldi appears at all in our musical response is a significant development. Religion can be a very strong social glue in localised groups, but […]

Coronavirus lockdown | After ‘corona playlist’, ‘corona music’ may be the latest trend

To contain the spread of the deadly disease that has killed more than 65,000 people across the globe already, including 109 in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown on March 24. It was imposed to ensure strict social distancing by restricting the movement of the citizens of the highly overpopulated […]

Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran Do the Bear Maximum in the Music Video for ‘I Don’t Care’

Today, Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran dropped the music video for “I Don’t Care,” their erstwhile song of summer, and it’s extremely “the internet” in quotation marks. Directed by Emil Nava, the playful, loopy music video sees Bieber and Sheeran goofing around in a variety of costumes in front of various green-screened settings, including but […]

The 10 Best Music Videos of 2016

What makes a music video a music video anymore? More than any year before it, 2016 pushed the medium quite literally to new lengths. It used to be that an artist could upload a standard three-ish minute video for their single to YouTube and watch the views roll in. Not anymore: This year saw musicians […]