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WED. BRIEF: Trump's FCC Guts Net Neutrality • Facebook Hires WMG Exec • Sonos Adds Spotify Alexa Voice Control • More

WEDNESDAY 11.22.17 Music Business News From Around The Web The FCC is ignoring 22 million comments, tech companies big and small and many Congressmen, as it barrels ahead with plans to gut net neutrality even more completely than predicted. Updated continuously under our More News tab

‘Molly’s Game’s Jessica Chastain & Idris Elba On Working With Aaron Sorkin In His Directorial Debut – The Contenders Video

The new movie Molly’s Game from STXfilms kicked off Deadline’s 7th annual The Contenders event celebrating the launch of the movie-awards season. Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with the script which he wrote, and it stars Jessica...Show More Summary

Willem Dafoe On Playing Tough, Managing Kids In ‘Florida Project’ & Getting Fired On His First Movie – The Actor’s Side

For this week’s chapter of my video series The Actor’s Side, Willem Dafoe traverses his wide-ranging career that has taken him from playing villains to playing nice, and everything in between. In our conversation, he talks about hisShow More Summary

How Musicians Can Rise Above The Chatter To Get More Streams

What's working? What actually moves the needle? That's my #1 question when talking to D.I.Y. musicians, music marketers and label execs. Most don't have a great answer other than getting on an official Spotify playlist. But finally, I'm starting to see some solutions for the other 99% of musicians, and...

Catching Up With Despacito's Luis Fonsi: An Artist Q&A

Undeniably one of the biggest songs of 2017, the chart topping, record breaking "Despacito" is also up for a number of awards. Here SoundExchange sat down to chat with Luis Fonsi, one of the artists behind the hit single. _______________________ Guest post from SoundExchange When we look back on the...

‘Birdboy’ Directors On Their Animated Horror Film & The Medium’s Boundless Opportunities For Expression

Before making his second directorial outing Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, Spanish writer-director Alberto Vázquez had the benefit of a long time spent with the material. Adapted from Psiconautas, a dark coming-of-age comic he wrote...Show More Summary

Jude Law In Negotiations To Join ‘Captain Marvel’

Jude Law is confirmed to be in negotiations for the male lead in Marvel's Captain Marvel, the superhero movie that will follow Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. Show More Summary

CBS On Carriage Dispute With Dish: “We Remain Far Apart On Terms”

UPDATED at 11:55AM PT with Dish comment: CBS says it and Dish Network “remain far apart on terms,” meaning the carriage dispute affecting customers in 18 U.S. markets could drag on, which is especially unwelcome news for football fans...Show More Summary

Spotify For Artists Expands ‘Artist’s Pick’ Marketing Features: Custom Image, Messaging and Localized Tour Dates

Spotify For Artists continues to expand its toolbox of free features designed to help all musicians build and benefit from their presence on the streaming service. New additions add a control of a custom image and geotargeted tour dates to the top of the Artist's Picks section on each Artist...

‘Dunkirk’ Sound Editor Richard King On Immersing An Audience In A Pivotal WWII Moment

Looking at Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk—or any film the director has made—one can imagine the difficulties the films must pose for his sound team. With images so epic and so spectacular, sound must follow suit, finding a way to equalShow More Summary

How To Craft A Perfect Email Pitch

When it comes to running a PR campaign, perfect email etiquette is essential, and composing an email which is both professional and personable can be difficult. Here we look at some dos and don'ts for making the perfect email pitch. _______________________________ Guest Post by Angela Mastrogiacomo of the ReverbNation Blog...

People Are Spending 15 Hours A Week On The Internet Outside Of Work

People are spending a lot of time online, according to the latest Limelight Networks’ “State of User Experience” report. 54% of US consumers are now spending more than 15 hours outside of work on the internet each week. Here are the main online activities and behaviors: US consumers spend each...

How After-School Music Programs Keep Children Out Of Trouble

After-school programs (and those based on music in particular) appear to be on the rise, and in addition to the added social and educational benefits of teaching children music, these programs can go a long towards keeping children away from more unsavory activities. _____________________________ In this latest post to MusicThinkTank,...

TUE. BRIEF: Music Biz Confronts Sexual Harassment • Yandex: Russian Streaming Soars • Clayton Joins WME • More

TUESDAY 11.21.17 Music Business News From Around The Web It's amazing tthat he music industry has not had to confront more sexual harassment scandals, but it's not because it's not happening. Updated continuously under our More News...

David Cassidy Dies: ‘Partridge Family’ Actor & Pop Singer Was 67

David Cassidy, the former teen heartbreaker who starred on the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family and had a handful of pop hits, has died, days after reports surfaced that he was suffering organ failure. He was 67 and suffered from dementia, complicated by liver and kidney shut-downs. Show More Summary

Buzz Belmondo Dies: ‘Out Of This World’ Actor & Comic Was 70

Buzz Belmondo, a comedian, actor and writer who was a regular on the syndicated sitcom Out of This World and recurred on Baywatch, died Tuesday of blood cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 70, His friend and longtime comedy partner...Show More Summary

In Hollywood, Few Female Stunt Performers Are Allowed To Drive

EXCLUSIVE: Four Saturdays ago, the Bumblebee stunt team showed up for rehearsals in downtown Los Angeles for work on the latest in the Transformers movie franchise. It was late afternoon, and they were preparing to film the stunt the next Wednesday, November 1. Show More Summary

‘Chicago P.D.’s Jason Beghe Investigated By NBC For “Inappropriate Behavior” Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

Chicago P.D. lead Jason Beghe was investigated by NBC and Wolf Entertainment in 2016 for “inappropriate behavior” when the actor faced complaints from several  members of the cast and crew that some said constituted sexual harassment. "When...Show More Summary

Ashley Hamilton To Helm ‘Gothic Harvest’; UTA Inks Jason Kohn; Comedy Dynamics Nabs Two Titles – Film Briefs

Ashley Hamilton (Iron Man 3, Rules Don't Apply) is attached to direct and star in the horror film Gothic Harvest. It follows the aristocratic, wealthy France-born Boudine family, who move to New Orleans in the mid-1800s to make their...Show More Summary

Tig Notaro To Host Artios Awards; Nicole Kidman To Present Award To Kevin Huvane

EXCLUSIVE: Comedian-actress Tig Notaro is set to host the Los Angeles ceremony of the Casting Society of America’s 33rd annual Artios Awards which will include Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman presenting CAA Partner and Managing Director, Kevin Huvane, with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement. Show More Summary

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