Netflix Commissions Its First Australian Reality TV Show, ‘Byron Baes’

For the latest in its Australian Originals content, Netflix has commissioned its first Australian reality TV show – and it’s set to feature a crop of social media influencers from Byron Bay. According to the streaming giant, Byron Baes (that’s right) will be a “a docu-soap series following a ‘feed’ of hot Instagrammers living their best lives, being their best selves, creating […]

IMPALA Launches Sustainability Program for Labels

One specific initiative under the program will be the development of the first carbon-accounting tool specific to recorded music, covering both the supply chain and label activities. Collective offset investment options for IMPALA members will also be considered. Last month, IMPALA made one of its first strides in meeting the climate charter’s targets by asking streaming services to help assess […]

The Offspring On ’90s Punk, Anti-Vaxxers & Letting The Bad Times Roll

It’s been nearly a decade since Southern Californian punk rock icons The Offspring released their ninth studio album, Days Go By. Now, after nine years spent splitting their time between touring, writing and, in the case of vocalist Dexter Holland, completing a PhD in molecular biology, The Offspring are set to unleash album number ten, Let The Bad Times Roll. […]

Phil Wickham Tops Christian Airplay Chart With ‘Battle Belongs’

On Billboard’s multi-metric Hot Christian Songs list, “Battle Belongs,” pushes 3-2 for a new high. It drew 1.7 million U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the week ending April 1. The 36-year-old San Diego native attained his first Christian Airplay leader in 2014 when “This Is Amazing Grace” ruled for 10 frames starting that March. Of his 18 charted […]

Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88

For more than a half-century, nearly every prominent singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera could expect to be approached backstage afterward by a wispy woman in thick glasses, who held piles of memorabilia to be autographed while she praised the performance in a raspy Brooklyn accent. This was Lois Kirschenbaum, one of New York’s biggest and longest-standing opera buffs […]