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R.I.P. Russ Solomon, founder of Tower Records

As confirmed by The Sacramento Bee (via Variety), Tower Records founder Russ Solomon died on Sunday night from an apparent heart attack, supposedly while drinking whiskey and making jokey comments about the Academy Awards with his family—a moment that, as The Sacramento Bee notes, seems like “the perfect coda” for a… Read more...

Billy Bob Thornton is ready to calls it quits in his modern home in Malibu

Billy Bob Thornton is through with the breeze in Malibu. The three-time Academy Award-nominated actor has put his abode in the coastal city up for sale at $2.3 million. That’s $50,000 less than what he bought it for in 2007, records show. Built in 2002, the two-story contemporary lies about two...

20 Years Ago, Titanic Was The King Of The World At The Oscars

Titanic dominated the 70th Academy Awards in 1998, taking home a record 11 Oscars. Here's a look back.

Judge Dismisses Copyright Case Against Taylor Swift

Everybody loves Taylor Swift songs, right? The Grammy academy just waits for her next song to nominate for an award. Even random people break records singing and dancing to her tunes, like "Shake It Off." So why did two songwriters sue her for copyright infringement over the song? Well,......

Sufjan Stevens To Release Call Me By Your Name Songs On 10-Inch Vinyl For Record Store Day

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Fans of Sufjan Stevens and the film Call Me By Your Name, rejoice: The three songs Stevens contributed to the critically acclaimed film -- including the Academy Award-nominated "Mystery of Love" -- will be released on 10-inch translucent vinyl for Record Store Day (4/21). The three-track Mystery Of Love project will be limited…

Kobe Bryant Could Add an Oscar to His Record of Wins

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The ex-basketball star worked with animation and music stars to make the short “Dear Basketball.” It’s an academy front-runner, though it’s drawn #MeToo protests.

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this final visitation of the past week's major music industry events, we take another look at the Recording Academy's bogus claim that the gender gap isn't as wide as previously believed, guitar legend Gibson's alarming proximity to bankruptcy, the end of Neil Young's Pono music service, and much, much...

Recording Academy addresses female representation: 'It’s not enough to reflect the community'

In the weeks since the 60th Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy has been embroiled in a firestorm amid questions about the relevance of the organization tasked with bestowing music’s highest honors. After the academy’s president, Neil Portnow, suggested that female creatives and executives needed...

Recording Academy 'Math' Implies Gender Gap Not So Wide

Like President Trump, Neil Portnow and too many other men refuse to admit without equivocation that they are part of the gender problem. Until that changes, not much else can. Is 12%, for example, or even 17% representation for women in music so much better than 9% that it deserves...

Grammys Organization Writes Letter Defending Its Representation Of Women

After a few missteps, The Recording Academy is reassuring its members that it is not lagging behind the music industry when it comes to female representation. In a letter sent to voting and non-voting members Thursday, which was obtained by The Associated Press, the academy offers statistics to show that women had a…

We Finally Know How Many Grammys Members Are Women, and Even the Recording Academy Admits ‘It’s Not Enough’

After weeks of backlash surrounding the Recording Academy’s attitudes about women, as poorly voiced by its president Neil Portnow, there’s finally some concrete data about the organization’s lack of diversity. As part of the task force launched in the wake of Portnow’s comments that women need to “step up” to ... More »

Neil Portnow Must Go

And he needs to be replaced by a woman. Neil’s been there over 15 years, longer than most record company execs whose behinds he so busily kisses. Instead, the Recording Academy continues to look backward, living in the past, just like the recording industry did for so many years confronted with digital disruption, isn’t it […]

Mary J. Blige to Play a Sadistic Time-Traveling Assassin in The Umbrella Academy

She’s an Oscar nominee. She’s a recording artist. And now she’ll be a time-traveling assassin. Netflix announced today that Mary J. Blige will join the cast of its forthcoming series The Umbrella Academy, adapted from the comic and graphic novel by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way. Ellen Page has already ... More »

38 male music execs sign letter urging systemic changes at the Grammys

It’s the third letter since the 2018 ceremony requesting an upheaval at the Recording Academy.

Now 38 Male Music Execs Are Calling for Transparency and Diversity at the Grammys

Following the lead of the women in music who were among the first to criticize Recording Academy president Neil Portnow for his comments telling female musicians to “step up,” a collective of male music execs are now chiming in. Thirty-eight men — including Scooter Braun, Randy Jackson, and songwriter Justin ... More »

Top Female Execs At Major Record Labels Call Grammys “Woefully Out Of Touch”

A group of powerful female music industry executives have condemned the Grammys in a new, joint letter. The document, sent to the Recording Academy's board of trustees and obtained by The New York Times, calls the organization "woefully out of touch with today’s music, the music business, and even more significantly, society" and…

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