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Time Warner Puts Up Takeover Hurdle By Changing Bylaws

The media company disclosed the changes Monday in a move to defend against a takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. read more

Hot Teaser: Beyoncé Foreplays Breathy Promo For ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Trailer

The trailer for Universal and Focus Features‘ Fifty Shades Of Grey is due to drop on Thursday this week, but Beyoncé evidently wanted to get a jump on the action, posting a short teaser on Instagram featuring a lot of heavy breathing. Show More Summary

Sky News Apologizes After Reporter Rummages Through Malaysian Airlines Victim’s Luggage On Air

Sky News issued an apology after one of its reporters sifted on air through luggage from one of the victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, the jetliner shot down earlier this week over the Ukraine by what U.S. officials said were pro-separatist rebels using sophisticated anti-aircraft missile systems. Show More Summary

Insiders Confirm CBS Films Co-President Wolfgang Hammer Move To Digital Consultant

CBS Films insiders confirm a report that about three weeks ago, CBS Films co-president Wolfgang Hammer quietly segued to become a consultant focusing on digital content. Terry Press, who ran the division with him, is alone at the top. Show More Summary

Global Showbiz Briefs: André Rieu Sets UK Box Office Record; Venice Critics’ Week Roster; Alibaba Pacts With Helmers; More

André Rieu Concert Sets UK Box Office Record Flying the flag for event cinema, André Rieu’s 2014 10th Anniversary Maastricht Concert became the UK’s highest-grossing music event of all time at the box office this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, CinemaLive screened the concert at 410 locations across the UK and Ireland, grossing $1.42M. Show More Summary

Devo’s Crowd-Sourced Devolution

Last week, Devo Inc. announced via YouTube the results of the Devo Song Study, in which fans listened to 30-second snippets of 17 new Devo songs and determined which 12 will be included on Something For Everybody, the band’s first new album in 20 years. And by announced, we mean uploaded video of a…

Andrew W.K. on The Power of Imagination

When we interviewed Andrew W.K. back in 2008 for the original video series Rehearsal Space, he detailed a number of ideas about life and music that we really liked, but ultimately couldn’t fit into the final episode. That footage remained offline and unseen. Until now. Every Friday We All Make Music will publish a new…

Deeper Dives

Every Friday We All Make Music is publishing a new episode of Deeper Dives featuring our favorite “lost” Rehearsal Space moments. The clips all relate to musicianship in some way, be it finding inspiration in unexpected places, overcoming professional setbacks, amusing stories from the road, technical shortcuts, and much, much more.

Courtney Love Plotting Something DIY-Related…We Think.

Courtney Love put out a call on Twitter today for musicians who want to learn how to “PROPERLY make the most” of their DIY skills in a contest setting. Which is exciting! …Right? Unlike other contests we’ve mentioned in the past, we have absolutely no idea what this means. Is Ms. Love looking for an…

“Crap Music” is to Blame For Dropping Music Sales? Really?

They call economics the dismal art. Combine that with Tom Koltai’s manipulation of statistics to support his contention that downloading didn’t kill music, music actually more or less committed suicide, and you get a dismal article based on equally dismal (and spurious) logic. Before I get started debunking some of this bunk, I want to…

Could the CPSS Bring About the End of Digital Piracy?

Digital media has been all the rage for quite some time now (recent declines notwithstanding). But because of the nature of digital media, there has been little to stop musical file pirates from freely sailing in abundant digital waters: CDs and DVDs, the dominant physical storage spaces of the last two decades, are easily ripped.…

Cookin’ With Fool’s Gold Records

Almost every record label has a blog these days. Some have weird diaries. Some have cool contests. Most give away MP3s. For the most part, though, these blogs function as little more than fan-friendly news wires. Few labels use them as branches to build their brands on, though dance music label Fool’s Gold Records is…

Aaron Tveit Toplines ‘Stereotypically You’; Jeffrey Donovan Joins ‘Sicario’; Courtney James Clark Cast In ‘Jurassic World’

Aaron Tveit has the lead role in Stereotypically You, a romantic comedy from writer-director Benjamin Cox. Tveit plays Charlie, who goes on a hallucination-fueled post-breakup quest in New York City to find new love — and himself. Kal Penn, Shane McRae, Lauren Miller, Abby Elliot, Chris Elliot, Annaleigh Ashford, Lewis Black, Kelen Coleman co-star. Show More Summary

Split Decision: New SAG-AFTRA Pact Calls for Sharing of Pension And Health Contributions

EXCLUSIVE: While SAG-AFTRA officials have been touting all the benefits of the union’s proposed new film and TV contract, they’ve remained mum about one key issue: How will the 17% of actors’ earnings that employers pay into the union’s...Show More Summary

Donald Sterling Meets With Steve Ballmer Over Pending Clippers Sale (Report)

The Clippers owner and the former Microsoft CEO had a "friendly conversation" Monday afternoon to discuss the stalled $2 billion deal for the team, according to ESPN's sources. read more

FX’s ‘Tyrant’ To Stay In Turkey For Remainder Of Season 1 Shoot

With the violence in Gaza showing no signs of subsiding, Fox 21 has made a decision to finish the first season order of its FX series Tyrant in Turkey, where the series relocated on a temporary basis a week ago when the conflict started. Show More Summary

TCA: FX’s ‘Fargo’ Coming Back As Prequel Set In ’79, With All-New Cast But Same Cold

The second season of FX’s Fargo will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1979, creator Noah Hawley said this afternoon. “If you were paying attention to Season 1 we made a lot of references to Sioux Falls,” he said told TV critics...Show More Summary

Lifetime’s ‘The Lottery’ Debuts OK

A dystopian reproductive drama on Lifetime from Children Of Men scribe Timothy J. Sexton does seem to have all the right ingredients. However, it also needs an audience to show up and that was a bit of a struggle for the debut of The Lottery last night. Show More Summary

TCA: How Violent Is Too Violent For Kurt Sutter On ‘Sons Of Anarchy’?

For some of the reporters at FX’s TCA panel for Sons of Anarchy, last season’s ending exceeded their expectations for violence with Eli being shot in the back by Juice and Jenna’s forking of Tara. For Sons creator Sutter, it’s just all...Show More Summary

YouTube, TV Dancers Pop Into Found Footage Dance Pic ‘Breaking Through’

EXCLUSIVE: Writer-director John Swetnam (Step Up: All In, Into the Storm) and exec producer John Legend have cast the twinkle-toed lineup for their found footage dance pic, Breaking Through. Dancer, choreographer, and actress SophiaShow More Summary

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