Australia’s Recorded Music Market Reports Growth in 2016, Streaming Revenue Soars

Rich Polk/WireImage Flume accepts the Best Dance/Electronic Album award for ‘Skin’ onstage at the Premiere Ceremony during the 59th Grammy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Feb. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles. http://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-6/html/container.html Australia’s record business is on the upswing. Fueled by a surging streaming music sector, the recorded music market enjoyed a 5.5% bump in revenue to A$352.2 million ($269 million) in 2016, according to … Continue reading Australia’s Recorded Music Market Reports Growth in 2016, Streaming Revenue Soars

Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Ask to Exclude Testimony on Other Women, Pills

Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County courthouse for a trial hearings in the sexual assault case against him in Norristown, Pennsylvania on Nov. 2, 2016. http://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-6/html/container.html Bill Cosby’s lawyers filed a motion Tuesday to prevent jurors at his upcoming sex-assault trial from hearing the actor admit giving women quaaludes, money or educational funds, saying the testimony would unfairly prejudice them. “The testimony … Continue reading Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Ask to Exclude Testimony on Other Women, Pills

Justin Timberlake Posts Instagram With Pharrell and Timbaland, Teases Working With Superstar Producer Combo

  David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Justin Timberlake attends The Hollywood Reporter 5th Annual Nominees Night – Arrivals at Spago on Feb. 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. http://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-6/html/container.html In the early-to-mid ’00s, the only pop star/producer combo that could rival Justin Timberlake and Pharrell for musical potency and blockbuster potential was probably Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. Now, we might get all three of … Continue reading Justin Timberlake Posts Instagram With Pharrell and Timbaland, Teases Working With Superstar Producer Combo

Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei Praised as ‘Superstar’ on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

ABC/Craig Sjodin Normani Kordei with Valentin Chmerkovskiy on Dancing with the Stars.  http://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-6/html/container.html Fresh off an 11-hour flight from Japan, Fifth Harmony member Normani Kordei swooped onto the Dancing with the Stars dance floor for an invigorating cha-cha routine with partner Val Chmerkovskiy on Monday night’s episode (March 27). Shimmering in gold, Kordei and Chmerkovskiy scored 32 points out of 40 for the routine set … Continue reading Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei Praised as ‘Superstar’ on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

‘The Voice’ Recap: Adam Levine Finally Uses a Steal on Night Three of Battles

Trae Patton/NBC Alicia Keys on The Voice. http://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-6/html/container.html Going into tonight’s battles, Alicia Keys had zero steals left. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton had a steal apiece left, and Adam Levine started the night with both of his steals for the round in hand. Levine said he was looking for a female artist to add to his team in particular. The night started off with … Continue reading ‘The Voice’ Recap: Adam Levine Finally Uses a Steal on Night Three of Battles

Allan Weiss, Writer on Six Elvis Presley Movies, Dies at 90

Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Elvis Presley photographed in 1968. http://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-6/html/container.html Screenwriter Allan Weiss, who was on hand to witness Elvis Presley’s first Hollywood screen test and worked on six of the singer’s movies in the 1960s, has died. He was 90. Weiss died Thursday at a nursing facility in Mission Viejo, Calif., his nephew, Ken Maas, told The Hollywood Reporter. Weiss provided … Continue reading Allan Weiss, Writer on Six Elvis Presley Movies, Dies at 90

Promoter Arrested After Shooting Involving Fetty Wap

Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Billboard Fetty Wap performs onstage during the 2016 Billboard Hot 100 Festival – Day 1 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 20, 2016 in Wantagh, N.Y. http://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-6/html/container.html A hip-hop promoter was charged on Monday with pistol-whipping someone during an altercation that included a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his hometown that left three people wounded, authorities said. … Continue reading Promoter Arrested After Shooting Involving Fetty Wap