The Tao of Snoop Dogg

We should be able to have some of our people — that look like me — as executives, as C.E.O.s, as platform owners. You know, the top of the chain, not just the spokesperson or the brand ambassador. We need to be the brand owners. Is that part of the reason you’re involved in the business? I helped make this […]

Executive Turntable: New Hires at Obama’s Company

Dan Fierman most recently served as president of Epic Media in Los Angeles, leading the media start-up to acquisition by Vox Media in 2019. Prior to that, he led news coverage at MTV, was the Editorial Director of the pop culture site Grantland and oversaw culture and special packages at GQ. He and Holmes oversaw the launch of The Michelle […]

Amazon Hits $7.8B in Profit Under New CEO

Amazon reported $7.8 billion in profit during the second quarter, but its sales numbers — $113.1 billion — fell slightly below Wall Street expectations. The Q2 performance represents a 50 percent increase in profit compared to the previous quarter and a 27 percent increase in sales for the company, which is now led by new CEO Andy Jassy. But investors had […]

She Was Music’s Greatest Teacher. And Much More.

For several months in 1916, the sisters Nadia and Lili Boulanger stayed together at the Villa Medici in Rome. A residency at the villa was typically awarded to the winner of the Prix de Rome, a major competition for French composers; Lili had won in 1913, but an earlier visit to Italy had been interrupted by the outbreak of World […]

Symphony No. 1 in D: III. Feierlich Und Gemessen, Ohne Zu Schleppen (Solemn and Measured, Without Dragging), Los Angeles Philharmonic & Gustavo Dudamel

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The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber ‘Stay’ at No. 1 in Australia

The highest new entry this week belongs to Lil Nas X, whose “Industry Baby” (Sony) featuring Jack Harlow, bows at No. 6. It’s Lil Nas X’s third Top Ten appearance in Australia, and the first single to chart from his forthcoming album Montero, following “Holiday” (which peaked at No. 42) and former leader “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”. Over […]

Silk Sonic Gets the Groove Going With ‘Skate’: Watch

It also reached the summit on the Adult R&B Airplay chart, becoming the fastest to reach the No. 1 spot by male artists in the chart’s history. A studio album, An Evening with Silk Sonic, is said to be coming soon-ish. “Skate” is another funky throwback ‘70s vibe.  On it, Mars sings, “Got your hair in the wind and your skin glistening/ […]

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 in E Minor, S. 359 No. 5 (Corresponds With Piano Version No. 5 in E Minor), Budapest Festival Orchestra & Iván Fischer

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Madonna Sends Message to DaBaby After Homophobic Comments

“I want to put my cellphone lighter up and pray for your ignorance,” she added. “No one dies of AIDS in 2 or 3 weeks anymore. Thank God.” Madonna went on to address his comments about women as well and to ask him to treat all people “with dignity and respect.” “Your sexist remarks about Ladies [whose] p—ies need to […]

Reservoir Media Stock Stumbles on Nasdaq Debut

Roth CH Acquisition II shares had a $10 IPO price and briefly exceeded $11 in February. Since then, investors have showed less enthusiasm and with few exceptions have traded below $10 since mid-May. Reservoir, which had revenue estimated at $64 million for its fiscal year ended March 31, is now the fourth publicly traded company that focuses on music rights […]

Shakira Should Face Tax Fraud Trial, Spanish Judge Rules

Prosecutors charged the singer in December 2019 with not paying 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million) in taxes in Spain between 2012 and 2014, when she lived mostly in the country despite having an official residence in Panama. Shakira, 44, denied any wrongdoing when she testified in June 2019. Her public relations firm said that she had immediately paid what she […]

Wiegenlied, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Steven Mercurio, Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen Children’s Choir & Vienna Philharmonic

By José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Steven Mercurio, Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen Children’s Choir & Vienna Philharmonic Listen to José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Steven Mercurio, Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen Children’s Choir & Vienna Philharmonic on Apple Music. Listen to over 70 million songs, ad-free with zero commercials. Plus, get unlimited downloads to your library, and listen anywhere without Wi-Fi or using […]