Saturday, March 2, 2024

business

Sting Sells Song Catalog Including Police and Solo Songs to Universal Music in Deal Worth $300 Million

Sting has joined the likes of other superstars like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon in the big Song Publishing Sweepstakes. The erudite rocker...

Spotify Canceled: David Crosby Says He’s Gotten Record Label and Owner of Catalog to Remove All His Music

Singer songwriter David Crosby joined Neil Young and Joni Mitchell in wanting his music off Spotify. But Crosby had sold the rights to his catalog...

Oscar Nominations Send Fans to Theaters: Tuesday Night Box Office Up, Up, Up

Yesterday's announcements of Oscar nominations was just the medicine the box office needed. Fans went to theaters last night. The Oscars carry clout. For example:...

Desperate Times in Movies: “West Side Story” Will Stream Not Just on DisneyPlus, But Also Rival HBO Max

The whole saga of Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" remake is stomach turning. The film got great reviews up front. But Disney did little else...

Desperate Times in Media: Barry Diller Closes EW, InStyle Print Editions, Vogue Trots Out Kim Kardashian

If things weren't bad in the print world, now they have reached the point of despair. Barry Diller, media mogul, bought a bunch of former...

Super Bowl: Verizon is Rebooting Jim Carrey’s Awful Movie, “The Cable Guy,” for a Commercial

I guess the people at Verizon or their ad agency don't know the history of the Jim Carrey movie, "The Cable Guy." It's terrible. It...

Box Office UPDATE: “Moonfall” Was a Bigger Dud Than Thought, Made $700K Less Than Reported

Here's a box office update: "Moonfall" from director Roland Emmerich was a bigger dud than originally thought. Yesterday Lions Gate announced that the weekend take including...

Legendary Music Stars Dionne Warwick and Sam Moore Part of Day Long Royalty Campaign at I Heart Radio Today

We've been talking about this for 25 years: the music we here on the radio is free to broadcasters. They pay a royalty to...