After Helping to Save SoundCloud In 2017, Chance the Rapper Hits 1 Billion Streams on the Platform

Chance the Rapper is the first independent SoundCloud creator to hit 1 billion streams, according to the company. SoundCloud held a special event to present Chance the Rapper with two plaques during a Good Morning America concert this week.  SoundCloud… Continue Reading

Share

MTV Refuses to Drop Michael Jackson’s Name from Its Video Vanguard Award — Accuser Wade Robson Calls the Decision ‘Unfortunate’

On August 12th, MTV announced that Missy Elliot is this year’s winner of the network’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The announcement was not without controversy, as one of Jackson’s accusers expressed dismay that the network was keeping Jackso… Continue Reading

Share

Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Documentary Leaving Neverland Receives Five Emmy Nominations

Both Leaving Neverland and Surviving R. Kelly received Emmy nominations. Leaving Neverland, the 2019 HBO documentary that tells the story of two individuals who claim that Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children, has received five Emmy nominat… Continue Reading

Share

Controversial Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlich Is Leaving the Recording Academy

The 62nd Grammy ceremony in 2020 will be Ken Ehrlich’s last production. The Recording Academy officially made the announcement earlier today (Wednesday), while naming Ben Winston as its newest producer. Next year’s show will be dubbed Ehrlich’s 40th an… Continue Reading

Share

Matteo Bocelli’s Manager Blasts American Icon Awards for Stiffing His Client

Manager Scott Rodger says his client — Matteo Bocelli — did not receive any compensation from the American Icon Awards for his performance. The event was held in May to honor Al Pacino at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Long-time friend Robert D… Continue Reading

Share

Grandmaster Flash Receives the $130,000 Polar Prize, the ‘Nobel Prize for Music’

Grandmaster Flash became the first DJ and rapper to win Sweden’s Polar Prize. The DJ — real name Joseph Saddler — accepted the award from the King of Sweden. The Polar Prize is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize for Music” among enthusiasts. The kin… Continue Reading

Share

Whose Is Bigger? ASCAP and BMI Are Holding Their Film & TV Awards Dinners on the Exact Same Night

PRO rivals ASCAP and BMI are hosting their film-music awards dinners on the same night on Wednesday.  And neither side is backing down. ASCAP is holding its annual party at the Beverly Hilton, while the BMI party is at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.  Thi… Continue Reading

Share