Two Months After Blackout Tuesday, the Music Industry Has Yet to See Lasting Change

BMG, a music publisher and label services company, came the closest to taking any sort of action, claiming that it would look back at “historic record contracts,” hunt for “inequities or anomalies,” and “create a plan to address them.” The company gave itself a 30 day deadline to complete the review, but it has not […]

Apple set to release its new 5G iPhone 12 lineup in two stages starting with the 6.1-inch models first, report claims

The news was revealed by well-known Apple product predictor Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes the tech giant may offer promotions or discounts on the AirPods this holiday season.

Dil Ko Maine Di Kasam: Asim Riaz, Himanshi Khurana share poster for Arijit Singh’s latest music video

Asim was the first runner-up on the latest, 13th season of Bigg Boss. He was defeated by Sidharth Shukla for the top spot. Himanshi arrived on the show as a wild card entry and was eliminated in just a few days. However, she struck a friendship with Asim on they show and they came close. […]

La Cañada Flintridge Update Regarding Music In The Park Canceled Through End Of August

Each year the City hosts the Music in the Park Summer Concert Series. The outdoor concert series invites the community to enjoy live music at Memorial Park beginning on Memorial Weekend. This year has been a challenging year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The City continues to work on responding to the pandemic by prioritizing […]

Universal Music’s Midyear Earnings Were Just OK on Paper, But Pretty Good for During the Pandemic

The leading music company is getting by alright during COVID-19, despite drops in streaming and merchandise revenues last quarter. Rarely can a company’s financial performance be deemed successful with seemingly mediocre financial results, but Universal Music Group is having a decent 2020 all things considered. Its segments either did great or poorly, with little in […]

A northern soul

By mid-1977, the instantly intimidating and incendiary Fall were blasting tinny sound into cryptic song, fronted by that creepily normal looking maniac first spotted violently heckling Paul Weller – ‘fucking Tory scum’ – when the Jam played the Electric Circus. The Fall’s first show seemed to be played in front of an audience that consisted […]

‘The narrative is we don’t sell records’: the black female singers uncredited by the UK industry

This has a negative financial impact, not only for future opportunities, but also long after a song has been released. Laura says that because she was unsure of how the industry worked, she wasn’t registered as a performer on the hit track she featured on in 2000, so she lost out on royalties she is […]

Pop star Arlissa opens up about prejudice in the music industry:

Upon moving to the US, she felt she had the freedom to do exactly what she wanted but admits reaching that point has been a constant battle. “I would say, if you are a person of colour, people, particularly labels and mainstream outlets, try to put you in a box. They think, ‘Oh, you’re a […]

‘Folklore’ Is Sending People Back To Taylor Swift’s Early Albums

It’s important to remember that Swift’s music was not available on Spotify for nearly three years, from the release of 1989 until 2017. For Gen Zers who have grown up with streaming, Folklore may have encouraged a dive into her earlier music: Old Taylor can come to the phone now — in more ways that […]

Broadway’s ‘Sing Street’ Musical From ‘Once’ Team Postpones Opening Until 2021-22

Other productions scuttled by the shutdown include Take Me Out, Caroline, or Change, The Music Man, Flying Over Sunset, American Buffalo, Plaza Suite and The Minutes. Birthday Candles and the Michael Jackson musical MJ. Most have rescheduled their Broadway plans for spring or fall 2021.