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‘Top Gear’ Gets New Exec Producer; Discovery Expands In Turkey: Global Briefs

Just as the former Top Gear team heads over to Amazon Prime, the BBC show has plugged in a new executive producer. Lisa Clark will step in for Andy Wilman who left the motoring series after Jeremy Clarkson was exited and who is joining Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for their new program at Amazon. Show More Summary

Amazon Lands New Jeremy Clarkson Car Show

After weeks of speculation, Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed that his new car show has landed at Amazon, reuniting him with his former Top Gear colleagues James May and Richard Hammond. The series will air on Amazon Prime. Clarkson, whose...Show More Summary

‘Spotlight’ Trailer: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo Uncover Church Sex-Abuse Scandal

Directed and co-written by Oscar-nominee Tom McCarthy, the highly-anticipated drama Spotlight is world premiering out of competition in Venice next month, before heading to Toronto as a Special Presentation. Mark Ruffalo and MichaelShow More Summary

‘Vacation’ Sputters In Wednesday Debut – Box Office

The Griswolds have started their latest trip to Walley World slower than expected. Warner Bros./New Line’s Vacation made $3.805M in its opening Wednesday, which includes Tuesday night previews of $1.2M. Despite the low number, it was the top film on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Stagnant User Growth Sends Twitter Stock Down 14 Percent

The social media company's stock closed down more than 14 percent after interim CEO Jack Dorsey outlined second quarter growth disappointment. read more

Relativity Bankruptcy: Who's Getting Paid and Who's Getting Screwed

The company owes money to employees, vendors, Bradley Cooper, Brett Ratner and even a game show winner. What's the pecking order? read more

ESPN 'SportsCenter' Anchors Neil Everett and Stan Verrett Sign New Deals

The duo will continue to co-host the Los Angeles-based late-night edition of the sports network's flagship news program. read more

Viacom buys 50% of Indian TV network group Prism

Viacom Inc. has finalized a $153-million deal that increases its presence in India with a 50% interest in the Prism TV group.

HBO programming chief can't escape Netflix talk: 'They've had some good shows'

It's the seven-letter no-no word to look out for whenever there's an HBO executive around: Netflix.

Any Artist Can Now Upload Mixes To Beatport, But They'll Earn Just 5-10% Of Revenue

Beatport has been making some aggressive moves of late, including a partnership to power an EDM channel on Spotify. Now, Beatport is aiming straight for Soundcloud and allowing anyone to upload tracks or a mix to the EDM-centric service. ____________________________________ Much like Soundcloud, Beatport will now allow anyone to create...

Amazon Music Turns Up The Heat With 30 Exclusives

Almost daily we get a press release announcing how Music Service X is differentiating itself from the competition. Since its missing Universal Music and a lot of current hits, Amazon Prime Music can't have the deepest catalog, but it can make its users feel 'special' with exclusives. __________________________ Amazon today...

Lucian Grainge To Helm Universal Music Thru "at least 2020" - Full Text Of Announcement

Vivendi has extended the contract of Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge through 2020. "This plan will enable the company to maintain its profitable growth and continue to play a leading role in the transformation of the music industry," the company said in a statement The full text of the announcement:...

Country Star Luke Bryan Debuts Song On Tinder

Luke Bryan is debuting a song on social dating app Tinder. Bryan has placed 12 singles at No. 1 and sold 7.5 million albums with 30 million digital tracks He's been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (twice) and the Country Music Association. Starting...

SFX Gives Sillerman 2 Weeks To Complete Stock Buy Back, Asset Sale Likely Alternatve

In just over 3 years, Robert Sillerman built SFX Entertainment into an EDM powerhouse. But since taking the company public in October 2013 and raising $260 million with the IPO, the company has seldom met investor expectations. SFX Entertainment (NASDAQ:SFXE) today announced that had given notice to Robert F.X. Sillerman...

Apple Music Uses Snapchat To Offer Look Inside Beats 1 Global Studios

Since even before it launch, Apple Music has been using social media creatively to promote Beats 1. From "leaking" details to posting "exclusive" interviews on YouTube, Beats 1 and Apple Music are going wherever their audience goes. Apple Music's latest foray into social marketing is a tour of Beats 1's...

5 Signs You're Not Built To Be A DIY Musician

Do you have what it takes to blaze your own trail in the music industry? Being a DIY musician requires an incredible amount of work, as well as a certain degree of tenacity and an ability to handle rejection. As lifestyles go, it's not for everyone. ______________________________________ Guest Post by...

1000 Musicians Gather To Lure Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters To Italy

A fan in Italy organized a group of 1000 musicians to come together to learn a Foo Fighters song in an attempt to convince Dave Grohl and company to perform in Cesena, Italy. ___________________________________ A video posted on YouTube shows a legion of musicians coming together in a field to...

Apple Music Streams Just 4% Of Spotify's, Says Indie Distributor

Since Apple isn't sharing and any stats provided during a 90 day free trial would be suspect, we have no real idea how well Apple Music is doing. Tim Cook says "millions and millions" and one report claims that 10 million have signed up for a free trial. But signing...

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