The house lights had just come on when the chaos began. At 10:33 p.m., moments after Ariana Grande finished her final song at the United Kingdom’s Manchester Arena, a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device in the foyer of the 21,000-capacity venue, just as fans were flooding toward the exits. More
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02/23/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: Billboard Staff / Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Universal Music Group executive vp Michele Anthony has been named the 2017 Music Visionary of the Year but the UJA-Federation of New York. The honor arrives on the organization’s centennial anniversary. More
02/10/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: Mike Winslow / Source: Exclusive Hip Hop News, Interviews, Rumors, Rap & Music Videos | Allhiphop
(AllHipHop News) Prince’s estate has granted Universal Music Group the exclusive rights to a vault of unreleased works. More
02/03/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: Ashley Cullins / Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Spinrilla may be a relatively new player in the streaming marketplace, but it’s already caught the attention of several major record labels — that are suing the site for allegedly sharing unauthorized music with millions of users.
The Recording Industry Association of America on Friday sued Spinrilla and its founder Jeffery Dylan Copeland in Georgia federal court, on behalf of UMG, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Recording Corporation and LaFace Records.
Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and Beyonce are among the artists that Spinrilla offers through its streaming site and app who aren’t being paid for the use of their music, according to the complaint. The description of the service evokes memories of Napster, the original music industry troublemaker.
“Through the Spinrilla website…
01/12/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: Althea Legaspi / Source: Rolling Stone
Richard Carpenter has filed a $2 million lawsuit against Universal Music Group and A&M Records on behalf of his singer-songwriting duo the Carpenters. The suit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that he and the estate of his late sister Karen Carpenter have only received a “minuscule fraction” of their digital royalties, as Variety reports. Karen died in 1983.
Among the lawsuit’s claims, it cites that there were alleged “multiple accounting errors” discovered following two audits,…
12/26/2016 by PeekYou Team
Universal Music Group’s Lucian Grainge Says George Michael, Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt ‘Touched Millions’
Author: Mary J. DiMeglio / Source: Billboard