music industry

LAS VEGAS | Jorge Drexler dominates Latin Grammys with 3 wins

LAS VEGAS— Uruguayan Jorge Drexler owned the Latin Grammys on Thursday, picking up three awards including song and record of the year for “Telefonia” at a ceremony where other stars used their platform to promote messages of unity and justice. Drexler also won best singer-songwriter album with “Salvavidas de Hielo.” Spanish sensation Rosalia followed him … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Jorge Drexler dominates Latin Grammys with 3 wins

NEW YORK | Billboard names Ariana Grande 2018 Woman of the Year

NEW YORK — The music industry is honoring Ariana Grande. Billboard on Tuesday named the 25-year-old award-winning singer its 2018 Woman of the Year. Grande will receive the award at Billboard’s 13th annual Women in Music event on Dec. 6 in New York City. Previous recipients include Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Selena Gomez. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Billboard names Ariana Grande 2018 Woman of the Year

WASHINGTON | Kid Rock comes to White House as Trump signs royalty bill

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is welcoming musicians including Kid Rock and country star John Rich to the White House as he signs legislation overhauling the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated. Trump signed the Orrin B. Hatch Music Modernization Act on Thursday. The bill won wide bipartisan support in the House and Senate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kid Rock comes to White House as Trump signs royalty bill

WASHINGTON | Bill overhauling songwriter royalties heads to Trump’s desk

WASHINGTON — Legislation to substantially overhaul the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated for songs online is being sent to the president’s desk for his signature. Congress cleared the bill Tuesday, giving final passage to a rare bipartisan accord between Republican and Democratic lawmakers. It enjoyed wide support in both the House and Senate, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bill overhauling songwriter royalties heads to Trump’s desk

WASHINGTON | Music modernization bill clears another hurdle in Congress

WASHINGTON  — The way music is licensed and songwriters are compensated for the digital age will be undergoing big changes under a bill making its way through Congress. The Senate cleared a bill late Tuesday that creates a new independent entity that will license songs to companies that play music online. The nonprofit collective will … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Music modernization bill clears another hurdle in Congress

NEW YORK | Review: MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

NEW YORK  — With most of music industry’s top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Post … Continue reading NEW YORK | Review: MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

Ed Sheeran helps music industry hit a high note in 2017

NEW YORK/January 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Ed Sheeran’s album “Divide” was the most popular album of 2017, helping the music industry enjoy a growth spurt during the year, according to Nielsen Music. Sheeran’s blockbuster album sold 2.764 million equivalent album units, which takes into account traditional album sales, downloads and streaming tracks. Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” was next and … Continue reading Ed Sheeran helps music industry hit a high note in 2017