Saturday, September 19, 2020

Hallwood Media Taps Cristina Chavez To Be SVP of A&R / Management

Hallwood Media, Neil Jacobson's new writer-producer management company, announced today the hiring of creative music executive Cristina Chavez as SVP of A&R / Management. Chavez will focus on expanding Hallwood Media – which...

Triller Makes $20 Billion Bid To Buy TikTok

US-based social short-form video service Triller has officially added its bid to purchase its primary competitor TikTok. Fresh off of a rapid emergence that has yielded 250 million app...

DIY with Lee Charm (The Music Industry Quarterly Q&A)

Interview Conducted by David Mitchell I first met Lee Matthews, professionally known as Lee Charm at an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards here in Los Angeles a couple of years...

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday...

STEM Secures $10M In New Financing

Los Angeles-based distribution and services company Stem has secured $10 million in new financing. The new round of financing brings Stem’s total funds raised since it's 2015 founding to...

MelodyVR buys Napster for $70M

Napster, the pioneering digital music brand from way back when, is changing hands once more. Today, a U.K. startup called MelodyVR, which creates immersive live music experiences that you watch...

Hipgnois Acquires 50% Stake In RZA Catalog

RZA, founder member of the Wu-Tang Clan, has sold Hipgnosis a 50% stake in the copyright interest of 814 songs – including a 50% stake of both the writer’s...
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Kendrick Lamar Narrates Nike’s Kobe Bryant Birthday Tribute

To commemorate what would have been Kobe Bryant’s 42nd birthday, Nike released a Kendrick Lamar narrated tribute video to honor the late Los Angeles Lakers legend.

R&B Legend DJ Rogers Dies At 72

R&B legend DJ Rogers has died. He was 72 years of age. Rogers had a string of popular R&B albums in the 70s and several songs that are revered...

HOT 97 Executive Paddy Duke Released After Involvement In Yusef Hawkins Death Uncovered

Legendary New York hip hop station Hot 97 announced Sunday that it cut ties with Pasquale Raucci, also known as Paddy Duke, amid accusations made against him contained within the HBO...
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