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FOR SALE: Rolling Stone Magazine

Iconic music and political magazine Rolling Stone is for sale. Founded by Jann Wenner in 1967, Wenner Media sold a 49% stake to Singapore's Bandland Technologies in 2016. Wenner has retained Methuselah Advisors to find and filter “strategic options for its majority interest in Rolling Stone to best position the...

Emmys 2017: The Good, The Bad, The Trumpy

The first Emmy Awards since a ratings-obsessed reality-TV star became our nation’s Commander-in-Chief predictably turned into a Donald Trump love-to-hate fest. For three hours, stars and showrunners blasted away at Trump during Sunday’s...Show More Summary

Emmy Awards Ratings Hit Low On Trump Bashing Night; ‘Sunday Night Football’ Dips

Right near the beginning of the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night, host Stephen Colbert hauled former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer out on-stage to declared that the CBS broadcast show would have "the largest audience...Show More Summary

Indie Label Triple Crown Records Signs with The Orchard

Indie rock label Triple Crown Records has signed a distribution deal with The Orchard. Founded by Fred Feldman in 1997 and based in New York City, Triple Crown is responsible for uncovering several seminal acts during its twenty year history. The label's roster currently includes Smidley, and Free Throw, as...

"It" Juggernaut Tops Box Office For Second Weekend

Warner Bros. horror juggernaut "It" continued a strong box office run over the weekend, opening in 10 new markets and maintaining its tight grip on the top spot both internationally and in domestic theaters. ___________________________________ Over the weekend, "It" based on a novel by Stephen King, added $60.0M in revenue...

Iran Pulls Filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof’s Passport As Award-Winner Returns Home

The passport of award-winning A Man Of Integrity and Manuscripts Don’t Burn filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof has been confiscated by officials in Tehran. The incident occurred upon Rasoulof’s return to Iran on Friday evening, international film critics’ association FIPRESCI said in a statement posted to its website. Show More Summary

Spotify Adds iOS Integration with Google's Waze App

Spotify has added integration with the iOS version of popular Google owned navigation and crowdsourced traffic app Waze. Waze users can begin navigation from inside the Spotify app. The integration also allows access to Spotify playlists from the Waze app. Users can skip tracks, play, pause and more. Spotify launched...

Most Popular Music Genres: Completely Different Than What You Might Believe

For artists looking to establish a career in the music industry, being able to target a specific genre can be helpful in focusing their efforts, particularly if it's one of the more popular genres. Here we look at the most popular genres of music, with some surprising results. _________________________ In...

AM BRIEF: Rolling Stone For Sale • Spotify + Waze To iOS • "Cash Me Out" Scores Atlantic Deal • More

MONDAY 9.18.17 Music Business News From Around The Web The Wenners plot their Rolling Stone exit, before its too late. Updated continuously under our More News tab

‘Good Omens’: David Tennant, Michael Sheen Suit Up For Amazon – First Photo

Principal photography has begun in London on Amazon’s fantasy drama Good Omens. Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the six-part series stars Michael Sheen as angel Aziraphale and David Tennant as demon Crowley. Check out the first on-set photo of the duo above. Show More Summary

Emmy Winner ‘Big Little Lies’ Closer To Season 2, HBO Boss “Hopeful” For More ‘The Night Of’, Teases “Great” ‘Veep’ Finale

Even before Big Little Lies swept the Emmy awards with 8 wins, including all five it was nominated for on the main telecast, the acclaimed HBO limited series had been gaining steam toward a second installment. The main obstacle had been...Show More Summary

Emmys: From Nicole Kidman To Sean Spicer, From Networks To Streamers This Show Had Something For Everyone – Hammond Analysis

In my opinion it was a stirring year for the Emmys in terms of diversity, the number of strong female-oriented shows winning in big numbers, the emergence of streaming into Emmy’s top categories, the renewed success of a 42 year old series, and the presence of politics and Donald Trump in a way that makes this 69th Emmy Award show one for the books. Show More Summary

Emmys: Three-Time Comedy Winner ‘Veep’ Likely To Skip Race Next Year; AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ Also Won’t Debut In Time For 2018 Eligibility

EXCLUSIVE: Once again HBO’s Veep was triumphant  as Best Comedy Series for the third year in row as well as winning Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Julia Louis-Dreyfus for a record-setting sixth year in a row,  but based on sources all the indications are that the streak will end here. Show More Summary

Oscars: Angelina Jolie’s ‘First They Killed My Father’ To Be Set As Cambodia’s Foreign Language Entry

Angelina Jolie's First They Killed My Father is expected to imminently be confirmed as the official Cambodian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, sources indicate. The Netflix title, directed and co-written by Jolie, is about author and human rights activist Loung Ung's life under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge. Show More Summary

Most Popular Music Genres: It Is Completely Different Than You Believe

Music comes in many different forms and not all of them are equally popular. Maybe you are into a specific type of music and maybe you like 1 or 2 genres more, but the thing is, most people prefer just one genre. This can be useful to new musicians, due to the fact they can start their career in the music genre that is most popular. Show More Summary

Emmy Analysis: Hulu Breaks Through As Women Make Strides

What a difference a year makes. In 2016, Hulu celebrated its first two Emmy wins, both in crafts categories. Being third to the high-end original series party, following the deep-pocketed Netflix and Amazon, Hulu was last among themShow More Summary

Jann Wenner Selling Controlling Stake in Rolling Stone

Jann Wenner is selling his controlling stake in Rolling Stone, relenquishing the publication he steered from street savvy newspaper to glossy cultural influencer in 50 years. The story was first reported by the New York Times. "I love my job, I enjoy it, I've enjoyed it for a long time," Wenner, age 71, told the Times. Show More Summary

‘Stranger Things’ ‘Westworld’ & ‘Feud’ Fizzle At Emmys Against ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ & ‘Big Little Lies’

It was a very good night for The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday but for contenders Stranger Things, Westworld and Feud, TV's bug night had small rewards. Despite high expectations,...Show More Summary

Sterling K. Brown Finishes Emmy Speech Backstage

Sterling K. Brown, who made history Sunday night becoming the first black actor to win the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category since Andre Braugher in 1998, finally got to finish his acceptance speech backstage. He wasShow More Summary

Diversity Makes History At The Emmys With Wins By Sterling K. Brown, Riz Ahmed, Donald Glover & More

After Emmy voters embraced a record number of performers from diverse backgrounds with 27 acting nominations back in July, history continued to be made tonight when the winners were announced. And it wasn’t just in the acting categories. After winning an Emmy for best supporting actor in The People v. Show More Summary

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