Thursday, January 20, 2022

Jem Aswad

Music Industry Moves: FKA Twigs Partners With Atlantic Records

Along with her “Caprisongs” mixtape on Friday came the news that FKA Twigs has “partnered with Atlantic Records for this next exciting phase of her art,” according to the announcement. In the U.K., she will continue to release music via...

Prince’s Estate Valued at $156.4 Million — Almost Double an Earlier Appraisal

After nearly six years of wide-ranging assessments, parties involved with Prince’s estate have finally agreed on its value: $156.4 million, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and the Associated Press. The estate’s outgoing administrator, Comerica Bank & Trust, had valued...

Jon Lind, A&R Exec and Writer of Hits for Earth, Wind & Fire, Madonna and Others, Dies at 73

Jon Lind, writer of hits for Earth, Wind & Fire, Madonna, Vanessa Williams and others, passed away Saturday after a two-year battle with cancer, his attorney, Jeremy Rosen, has confirmed. He was 73. Lind’s catalog, in which Primary Wave...

Bruce Springsteen Tops 2021’s (Nearly All-White Male) Highest-Paid Musicians List With $590 Million

The pandemic may have completely up-ended the music industry’s traditional business model, but artists found all kinds of ways to make many millions of dollars in 2021 — and the big winners were nearly all white and male, according...

Coachella 2022 Full Lineup Revealed: Harry Styles, Kanye West and Billie Eilish to Headline

Harry Styles will join headliners Billie Eilish and Kanye West at the Coachella festival, sources confirm to Variety. Swedish House Mafia are also expected to perform, although it is unclear whether or not they are headliners. The official announcement...

Read Universal Music Chief Lucian Grainge’s New Year’s Memo to Staff

In the face of the many challenges faced by the music industry and the world in 2021, Universal Music Group had a remarkably successful year, building on its status as the world’s largest music company and pulling off a...

Capitol Music Group Names Arjun Pulijal President

Arjun Pulijal has been promoted to president of Capitol Music Group, chair & CEO Michelle Jubelirer announced on Tuesday. In his elevated role, Pulijal will work closely with Jubelirer in leading the company and planning its direction and growth....

James Mtume, Jazz Great Best Known for Notorious B.I.G.-Sampled Hit ‘Juicy Fruit,’ Dies at 76

James Mtume, the R&B and jazz percussionist, recording artist and producer best known for the 1983 smash “Juicy Fruit” and his work with Miles Davis and other top jazz musicians, has died at the age of 76. The news...

The Weeknd Doubles Down on the ‘80s and Even Michael Jackson on the Upbeat ‘Dawn FM’: Album Review

The Weeknd’s music has always been based around a combination of light and darkness, as the truth-in-advertising title of his 2015 sophomore full-length album, “The Beauty Behind the Madness,” stated — love and hate, happiness and anger, hope and...

Bon Jovi Announce American Tour Starting in April, Despite Omicron Surge

Displaying a characteristic damn-the-torpedoes spirit in the face of the omicron surge, Bon Jovi have announced dates for an American tour beginning in April. The recent omicron surge has caused the cancelation or postponement of multiple events — most...

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