Goodbye, Net Neutrality? What This Could Mean For the Music Industry

If the FCC rolls back net neutrality rules, expect indie artists, labels, and publishers to feel the pain. Just two years in, is net neutrality about to go away? According to multiple reports, the FCC will unveil plans to eliminate Obama-era rules on net neutrality later this week. Under current guidelines, broadband companies like Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T must treat […]

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If Music Gives You Goosebumps, There's Something Special About Your Brain

It’s one those special sensations we couldn’t quite explain — until now. I’ll never forget the moment I first felt a shiver down my spine while listening to music.  My skin burst into goosebumps, as if the temperature had suddenly dropped 35 degrees. But the room temperature was steady. I think I was 13 years old, plunging into classical geekdom headfirst.  […]

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Taylor Swift Is Infuriating The Grammy Awards, Report Says

Despite Reputation’s massive success, Taylor Swift may have infuriated the wrong people. Nearly two weeks after its release, you still can’t Taylor Swift’s newest album on any streaming platform.  Though Reputation has sold over 1.28 million units, the move may actually set the music industry back, according to Spotify’s Global Head Music, Troy Carter. Yet, Spotify isn’t the only one […]

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"I'm Not a Stripper": Ashanti Gets Pissed at Fan Throwing Money

It’s not hard to tell the difference between a strip club and a music venue.You can’t even call the line between strippers and musicians performing on stage fine. (You can call the musicians that, but that’s something else entirely.) There are a few quick and easy ways to tell that you’ve stumbled into a strip club and not a place […]

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1,993 Women Think the Swedish Music Industry Has a Problem

Sony, WMG, and UMG commended the courage the women who spoke out against sexism in the Swedish music industry. Nearly two thousand women have signed their name in an open letter calling for the end sexual abuse in the Swedish music industry.  Among those are Robyn, Zara Larrson, and The Cardigans’ Nina Persson. The cry for an end to sexual […]

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WK Entertainment Opens Madrid Office

Pascual Egea will head the European regional headquarters for the company, which reps Maluma, Carlos Vives and Wisin. Walter Kolm’s WK Entertainment will expand its global reach by opening an fice in Madrid, Billboard has learned. The Company’s first European fice, set to open Dec. 1, will be headed by Pascual Egea. A well-known tour promoter in Spain, Egea is […]

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Palestinian Activists Angry at Nick Cave Over Israel Show

Supporters an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state and accused the pro-Palestinian activists trying to bully musicians. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott Israel called Cave's shows a “propaganda gift” that helps “art-wash” Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Cave plays Monday (Nov. 20) in Tel […]

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Bebe Rexha on How Florida Georgia Line Helped Heal Heartbreak & Life Lessons from Nicki Minaj, Louis Tomlinson

They've created chart-topping hits with Nelly, The Chainsmokers and the Backstreet Boys, but when it came to Florida Georgia Line's latest collaboration, it took Tyler Hubbard's wife to get the track rolling. The country duo feature on Bebe Rexha's latest single, “Meant to Be,” from her EP All Your Fault: Pt. 2, and the trio shared how the unexpected writing session […]

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Watch the 2017 AMAs Red Carpet Live Stream

Today's the day! The 45th annual American Music Awards is just a few hours away. But before we take you inside the Microst Theater in Los Angeles, E! is going to highlight the couture on the red carpet, virtually an event in itself. Correspondents AJ Gibson, Marc Malkin, Laura Marano and Oliver Trevena will be running down the walk up to the AMAs, which has […]

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Watch Eminem Perform 'Walk on Water,' 'Stan' & More Hits on 'Saturday Night Live'

Ahead a rumored upcoming LP titled Revival, Eminem was enlisted as Saturday Night Live's musical guest on Nov. 18. Rather than performing two separate times, the hip-hop legend instead opted for a lengthy medley (as artists like Prince have done before) that saw him deliver his latest track along with old favorites.  The medley fittingly started with “Walk on Water,” which […]

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