Monthly archives: August, 2015

Live Nation Cancels Concert as L.A. Considers Rave Ban Following Recent Deaths

Following the deaths of two teenage concertgoers at HARD Summer earlier this month, Live Nation has agreed to cancel an upcoming HARD event, as well as scale back another and increase its safety precautions. …

A Stream On Apple Music Pays Songwriters And Publishers 33% More Than A Stream On Spotify

All streaming music services are not created equal, at least when its comes to payments. A myriad of advances to major labels, fine print and legal trickery makes it impossible to declare one service more artist friendly than another. But occasionally something emerges that sheds a bit of light….

OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’ Takes Lead for Top Song of the Summer

Just ahead of Labor Day, a new No. 1 takes over atop Billboard’s Songs of the Summer chart, as OMI’s “Cheerleader” dethrones Wiz Khalifa‘s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, which led the list through the first 13 weeks of the season….

Imagine Dragons to Play Exclusive Concert for Citi | AAdvantage Cardmembers at the Hollywood Palladium

NEW YORK, NY, Aug 31, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Citi and American Airlines are partnering with Live Nation Entertainment to deliver a special performance by Grammy(R) Award-winning band Imagine Dragons. Exclusively for Citi(R) / AAdvantage(R) cardmembers, the show will take place at the iconic Hollywood Palladium on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles on…

TIDAL Falsely Claims Apple Banned Its Drake Charity Concert Live Stream

From a star-studded launch through today, TIDAL has a PR problem. Sadly, the first music streaming service whose stated goal was empowering artists has repeatedly misjudged the effects of both its words and actions….

Miley Cyrus Releases FREE 23 Track Album At MTV VMAs Because “I Can Just Do What I Want To Do”

As carefully calculated and smartly packaged as Taylor Swift is, Miley Cyrus is improvisational and raw. The music industry needs more of both kinds of artists. Each attracts legions of fans and neither is afraid to criticize the establishment.  But, lets face it, Miley is way more fun to watch, and she didn’t disappoint last night….

Shazam Has Lost £25M In Past Three Years, But It’s Close To 120M Users

Shazam now has more active users than Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer combined – but its losses are accelerating. According to freshly-registered fiscal results, Shazam Entertainment Ltd suffered the biggest net loss in its history over the 12 months of 2014….

Top Music Execs on the New Music They Can’t Wait for This Fall

“Personally I’m anticipating new music from Rihanna and Kanye West — it’s just a matter of time until we get to hear it!” Tom Poleman, president, iHeartMedia…

iHeartMedia Promotes 3 National Programmers

iHeartMedia has announced a trio of promotions within its National Programming Platforms group. First up is iHeart veteran Brad Hardin, who has been elevated to executive vp and general manager. In addition, Jon Zellner is now evp of programming operations and Maynard is the new evp of programming strategy. All three will be based out of New York City and…

Radio Giants Facing Bicoastal Legal Demands to Stop Playing Pre-1972 Songs

CBS Radio, iHeartMedia and Cumulus — the nation’s three largest radio station operators — are now facing multi-million dollar lawsuits both in California and New York over exploitation of pre-1972 sound recordings….