Recording Academy Bans Sales Figures in Grammy Ads

The 63-page guidebook, which covers all aspects of the Grammy process, is online at, as it was last year, pursuant to Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr.’s oft-stated desire for greater transparency. FYC policies are spelled out on pages 22-23 of this year’s guidebook. Here are the Academy’s FYC policies, taken directly from the guidebook, lightly edited. This year’s new […]

Push to ‘Free Britney’ Gains Steam on Capitol Hill

In the weeks since Britney Spears publicly denounced the long-running legal arrangement that has controlled her life, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have jumped in to declare their support. Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, dedicated the latest episode of his podcast to the conservatorship, which has limited Ms. Spears’s decision-making and finances since 2008. “I am squarely […]

Meet Boza: Latin Artist on the Rise

But before becoming a local sensation, Boza’s past decisions landed him in prison at the age of 17 for weapon possession. He was locked up for almost a year, expressing that with lots of faith and patience, he had time to reflect on his future. “Time stopped. I wrote like 600 songs,” he says. “When I came out [of prison], […]

Piano Concerto No. 3: III. Rondo – Allegro, Iván Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra & Richard Goode

By Iván Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra & Richard Goode Listen to Iván Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra & Richard Goode 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 data. There’s no commitment. You can cancel anytime.

Giveon’s ‘Heartbreak Anniversary’ Tops R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

The surge in “Anniversary” plays give the tune a corresponding lift on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, which measures the most heard songs at the radio format through audience impression metrics. There, “Anniversary” improves 5-2 after it registered 18.4 million in format audience in the week ending July 11, a 24% upgrade from the prior week. As with its standing on […]

Dispute Over James Brown Estate Largely Ends as Heirs Agree on Plan

Ms. Hynie has already received income associated with selling back copyrights to songs when their ownership became eligible for reversion. In 2015, well before her status as Mr. Brown’s spouse was struck down by the court, she exercised termination rights for five of Mr. Brown’s songs; she and her son, James Brown II, then sold them back to Mr. Brown’s […]

Latin Tours Announced for 2021

Mon Laferte Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte announced a two-month U.S. trek in support of her latest album, SEIS. The coast-to-coast tour, produced by Live Nation, is set to kick off Sept. 14 in Seattle, with Laferte making stops in major cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami. The tour will wrap up Oct. 28 in Tucson, Ariz. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, […]

Rolling Stone Hires Daily Beast Editor as Its Top Editor

Rolling Stone has chosen Noah Shachtman, the top editor of the news site The Daily Beast, as its next editor in chief, the magazine announced on Thursday, calling on him to continue the transformation of the 54-year-old pop music bible into a digital-first publication. Mr. Shachtman, 50, said in an interview that he plans to bring along The Daily Beast’s […]

Atlantic Records Announces vnclm Label: Exclusive

“We have worked with Atlantic for years on various projects and were always blown away by the label’s commitment, attention-to-detail, and passion,” Hernandez, Kosak and Jones said in a shared statement. “We just knew it was the right place for us because everyone shared our excitement to make it happen and release this incredible music. Craig Kallman, Julie Greenwald, Pete […]

BAM’s Fall Season Kicks Off With a Beach Opera

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is bringing the beach to you. The star of its fall season, announced Thursday, is a theatrical installation — a surreal opera set at an indoor imitation beach — that paints a portrait of sunbather tranquillity with menacing undercurrents (did you catch the aria about a boyfriend drowning in the ocean?). The production, “Sun & […]