New Report Paints Bleak Picture of Diversity in the Music Industry

Yet the group’s new report, called “Inclusion in the Music Business: Gender & Race/Ethnicity Across Executives, Artists & Talent Teams,” and sponsored by Universal Music Group, shows that women and people of color are poorly represented in the power structure of the industry itself. The variation across different job levels and industry sectors is notable. Black executives fared best within […]

Demi Lovato Signs With UTA

According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, Lovato’s tours have grossed $56.8 million and sold 1.1 million tickets. Their most recent tour, 2018’s Tell Me You Love Me Tour, was their biggest yet, earning $21.5 million.   In 2020, Lovato kicked off a career resurgence when they debuted their ballad “Anyone” during a stripped-down performance at the Grammy Awards and performed the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV.  […]

‘The Space Between’ Review: Kelsey Grammer Rocks

Fans of “Frasier” may have found the singing voice of its star, Kelsey Grammer — who crooned a paean to “tossed salads and scrambled eggs” over the sitcom’s end titles — a balm, a comfort and a further source of humor. One is curious as to how they’ll take “The Space Between,” a comedy/drama in which Grammer plays a burnout […]

Grupo Firme Playing 7 Shows at Staples Center

The original plan, says Grupo Firme’s manager Isael Gutiérrez, was to have a single show at the Microsoft Theater July 2020, a date Guitérrez, Nederlander’s Eddie Orjuela (also president of Orjuela Entertainment) and agent/owner of TuStreams Tony Larios had set early 2020 with tickets up for sale by March that year. “Then we went into lockdown and obviously concerts weren’t happening but […]

Lucy Dacus Prefers Weepy Stories, Poet Dogs and Food With Attitude

4. “Gilmore Girls” Every third line of that show is a pop culture reference, and I used to write them down and go to Wikipedia after every episode. It gave me a road map. I watched “Casablanca” for the first time because of “Gilmore Girls.” There’s an episode where Sonic Youth stars and Yo La Tengo play live. Now I’m […]