Justin Bieber Reclaims No. 1, With Demi Lovato Close Behind

Justin Bieber’s new album, “Justice,” has returned to No. 1 for a second time, beating out Demi Lovato’s latest in a tight race for the top. “Justice,” which opened at No. 1 two weeks ago, then dropped to No. 2, reclaimed the Billboard 200 chart’s peak position with the equivalent of 75,000 sales in the United States, including 89 million […]

Olivia Rodrigo Reacts to Both Hits Landing in Hot 100 Top 10

Her new single “Deja Vu” joins eight-week chart-topper “Drivers License” in the top 10. Olivia Rodrigo is experiencing déjà vu this Monday (April 12), when her latest single “Deja Vu” debuted in the top 10 of the  Billboard Hot 100. The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series breakout star had her debut single “Drivers License” ride to the top slot of […]

Met Opera Players to Meet an Old Friend for a Gig, and Aid

The musicians of the Metropolitan Opera’s orchestra, who went unpaid for nearly a year, are getting a hand from one of their old maestros, Fabio Luisi. Luisi — who was the Met’s principal conductor for more than five years, and was seen as a candidate to succeed James Levine as its music director before the post went to Yannick Nézet-Séguin […]

ConvertKit Buys FanBridge to Bring Newsletters to Music

The Boise, Idaho-based startup has flown under the radar since it was founded eight years ago, quietly powering email marketing and newsletters for more than 300,000 customers on its free tier, and 35,000 customers on its paid offerings. ConvertKit is free for users with less than 1,000 subscribers, with a sliding fee scale that increases with the size of the […]

BTS Fans Mobilize to Denounce Anti-Asian Jokes Targeting the Boy Band

A parody on Chilean television of the Korean boy band BTS prompted an international backlash over the weekend, illustrating the power of the group’s many fans and a heightened sensitivity around the world to racist, particularly anti-Asian, speech. In a short sketch on the show “Mi Barrio,” which aired Saturday on the Mega Channel in Chile, comedians satirized the South […]