Monthly archives: May, 2015

Imagine Dragons Pay Tribute to Ben E. King Again, Los Lobos Honor a Different King & More Things You Missed at BottleRock Day 1

Imagine Dragons delivered a fan-pleasing performance at BottleRock — even if it was a little bittersweet, as they reprised their tribute to the late Ben E. King by singing “Stand By Me,” which they first debuted at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards….

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Lists for $100 Million

Michael Jackson‘s opulent Santa Barbara County, California estate Neverland Ranch has been put on the market for $100 million. Named after the fictional world in Peter Pan where children never grow up, the King of Pop resided on the estate, which contained its own amusement park and petting zoo to entertain visiting kids, for 15 years….

Sony Music CEO Doug Morris Says Company Is ‘Rooting For Jay Z and Tidal to Succeed’

Much was made on the web today (May 29) of the possibility that Beyonce may have her catalog pulled from Tidal, the streaming service her husband (that’s Jay Z) launched in March at a press conference where she appeared on stage….

Iggy Azalea Cancels Entire Fall Tour After Initial Postponement

This spring, Iggy Azalea was set to headline her first arena tour (for 2014’s The New Classic) with support from Tinashe and Nick Jonas. Then the Australian performer shifted those dates to the fall, citing “production delays.” Though her openers dropped off of the bill, dates were rescheduled and Iggy hopped on Britney Spears’ intergalactic single “Pretty…

Someone Claiming to Be a Former Grooveshark Employee Says He’s Behind the Site’s Clones

The internet coders keeping the Grooveshark name alive in the news have struck again. Weeks after the actual — and notorious — music streaming site was downed by the RIAA, and following a series of clones operating on various domains, a person claiming to be a former employee has lashed out in writing….

Warner pays artists share of Spotify advances… and has for 6 years

The word on the lips of the music industry’s power players this week is… breakage….

That’s Business, Man: Why Jay Z’s Tidal Is a Complete Disaster

He set out to save the music industry from the economics of streaming, and make himself a fortune in the process. So far, Jay Z is doing neither…

You Know You Want to See Tame Impala Play ‘Cause I’m a Man’ as Muppets

Soon after releasing the first music video for their new single “Cause I’m a Man,” psych-rock crew Tame Impala have a new set of visuals for the very same Currents track. It might be billed as an “official live video,” but the Dan Dipaola and Megan McShane-directed clip has the band mysteriously morphing into muppets. Because they…

Sony: We share Spotify advances with our artists

Sony Music Entertainment has released a statement in response to the leak of its 2011 North American contract with Spotify. And now the dust has settled, it warrants a little further examination….

Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV Music Signs Krept and Konan, Walk the Moon

— Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK have signed British duo Krept and Konan to a worldwide deal. On July 6, the duo will issue in the U.K., their debut album, The Long Way Home, which includes appearances by Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, Emeli Sande, Rick Ross and Jeremih, according to Sony/ATV….