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The Coming Arms Race In Online Music: Artist Services [TIM QUIRK]

Digital music industry veteran Tim Quirk examines the coming arms race in the music industry, with online music services competing to offer artists programs and features which enable them to generate revenue beyond just streaming royalties. ______________________ Guest post by Tim Quirk, founder and CEO of Freeform There’s a development...

Seth Meyers Downgrades Donald Trump Offer On ‘Chicago President’

NBC Late Night star Seth Meyers reiterated NBC’s generous offer to cast Donald Trump in a new primetime series, Chicago President only, because he’s now trailing in the polls, the offer has been downgraded somewhat. Okay, a lot. Back...Show More Summary

Louisiana Sends Dollars To ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Disaster Flick As Charities And Feds Hunt Money For Disaster Aid

As the federal government and myriad charities hunt dollars to help Louisiana with its latest disaster, a Biblical flood, Louisiana is getting ready to help Hollywood with $37.7 million in state aid for a disaster movie, Lionsgate'sShow More Summary

Ex-‘Top Gear’ Producer On “Perfect Storm” At BBC & Jeremy Clarkson’s New Amazon Series – Edinburgh Video

Former Top Gear exec producer Andy Wilman told an audience of industry executives at the Edinburgh TV Festival that his departure last year from the BBC — and that of the show's principals — was part of "a perfect storm" that had been brewing for some time, and one which might have been avoided. Show More Summary

Top 10 Earning DJs 2016: Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Zedd, More [FORBES]

Being a DJ is more lucrative than ever, at least according to the latest 'who is making the most money' report from Forbes. Calvin Harris tops the list with $63 million, but 9 more DJs earned in the double digit millions last year. ____________________________________ Top 10 Earning DJs 2016 More...

‘American Girl’: ‘Black-ish’s Marsai Martin To Star In Amazon’s Special Set During The Civil Rights Movement

Black-ish star Marsai Martin has been cast as the lead in Amazon's original upcoming American Girl live-action special Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story, slated to premiere on Amazon Prime Video this fall. Martin will play the title role of Melody in the special, set in 1963 Detroit during the civil rights movement. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Asks Anderson Cooper How Corey Lewandowski Works For CNN While Still Getting Trump Money

Anderson Cooper visited The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, presumably to chat about the latest campaign pivot of Colbert’s favorite subject – Donald Trump –  and the upcoming presidential debates. Colbert noted that Cooper...Show More Summary

Neil Burger To Direct Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart In TWC’s ‘Intouchables’

EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company has set a January 15 start date for its remake of the French smash hit The Intouchables, after the movie came together quickly with Neil Burger to direct Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart in the lead roles. Show More Summary

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Live Nation Hit With Lawsuit By 17 Fans After Railing Collapse

17 injured concert goers are suing Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Live Nation. Safety at shows became the issue it always deserved to be several summers ago after a spectacular stage collapse at a state fair. Then came the age of terrorism, with public gatherings a popular target. Now there's...

5-Step Checklist For Advancing A Show Like A Pro

For touring artists, a lack of planning will often lead to disaster and a failed tour, meaning that properly advance a show leading up to the performance is critical for success. Here we look at five simple steps for doing just that. __________________________ Guest Post by Jhoni Jackson on the...

Promoter Found With $700K Cash Stuffed In Suitcase Pleads Guilty

Australian concert promoter Andrew McManus has pleaded guilty to lying to police in connection to a suitcase full of cash recovered from a Sydney hotel in 2011. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, McManus, 55, entered a plea of guilty in answer to a charge of attempting to pervert the...

Pandora Takeover Gives The Gucci Bump

In a recent 'takeover,' designed to spark listener interest, Gucci Mane took over the popular Atlanta hip-hop station The ATL, resulting in an appreciable bump in the artist's popularity. _____________________________ Guest Post by Glenn Peoples of Pandora The key takeaway: Gucci Mane’s “takeover” campaign at Pandora's The ATL station led...

BBC’s ‘Great British Bake Off’ Cooks Up Launch Record; Beats Rio Olympics

Season 7 of BBC One’s The Great British Bake Off got cooking on Wednesday with a sweet new record. Watched by an average 10.4M viewers in the 8PM slot, it drew a 47.5 share. The peak audience for the cooking competition that has risen to phenomenon status in the UK was 11.2M last night. Show More Summary

AM BRIEF: Frank Ocean Fallout • "Blurred Lines" Part II • Metallica Goes Old School • Fans.com • More

Thursday 8.25.16 Music Business News From Around The Web Tired of hearing about Frank Ocean. vs. Big Label? This story is far from over Updated continuously under our More News tab

ITV Withdraws Proposal To Acquire eOne

Earlier this month, Toronto-based media conglomerate Entertainment One rejected a takeover approach from UK broadcaster ITV. The British company today says it is withdrawing its bid altogether. Its proposal valued the global film and...Show More Summary

Oscars: Germany Picks Cannes Standout ‘Toni Erdmann’ As Foreign Language Entry

A hit with critics and festgoers in competition at Cannes this year, Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann has been chosen to represent Germany in the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race. Produced by Komplizen Film, 99 Filmproduktion, knm and Missing Link Films, the bittersweet comedy was scooped up by Sony Pictures Classics on the Croisette in May. Show More Summary

Meet The Man Who Live Streamed The First Concert With Ben Harper

Scott Roulet at the SIIA 2015 Summit in Miami (Image via SIIA) Today, we take music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud for granted, despite their relatively new existence. The growth of digital consumption over the past decade has far exceeded any other period in the music distribution timeline. Show More Summary

‘Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk Penning Comedic Memoir

When the going gets tough, you don’t want a criminal lawyer… You want a criminal lawyer. Or, maybe just a comedic memoirist? If so, you’re in luck. Bob Odenkirk – that’s Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul‘s Saul Goodman, Esq to you –Show More Summary

Hollywood Rallies In Support Of Leslie Jones Following Hack

Following the vicious doxing of comedian Leslie Jones this morning, friends and peers within the entertainment industry have expressed support for her and outrage about the attack, which saw sensitive and highly personal informationShow More Summary

Andrea Jaffe Dies: Former PR Powerhouse And Studio Exec Was 66

Andrea Jaffe, a prominent publicist in the 1980s who later became a studio executive and was herself a member of one of Hollywood’s most storied dynasties died today in Wilmington, North Carolina after a lengthy battle with illness.Show More Summary

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