November 14, 2013

Michael Jackson’s Touring Life After Death

The inside story of why MJ's touring business is now bigger than ever

(from Billboard Magazine, November 13, 2013) During the fall of 1987, Michael Jackson and his longtime lawyer John Branca piled into a van to see the Los Angeles debut of Cirque de Soleil at the Santa Monica Pier. “Jackson could hardly contain his excitement to watch the Quebec troupe perform,” Branca recalls. “After the show, […]

October 3, 2013

Katy Perry’s ‘PRISM’

Katy Perry talks about record setting success.

(from Billboard Magazine, September 27, 2013) After record-setting success and personal loss, the pop queen sees the light and roars back to the top. Today Katy Perry has stepped outside of the smoke and mirror balls. Sitting on a couch in a rehearsal studio in Burbank, California where she prepares for a live appearance at […]

September 19, 2013

Go Behind Lana Del Rey’s ‘Summertime’ Surge

Lana Del Rey's new album steal top charts.

(from Billboard Magazine, September 18, 2013) Lana Del Rey is celebrating the first crossover hit of her career and a recent re-entry into the top 20 of the Billboard 200 thanks to her dark-horse dance remix of a song released in its original form nearly 20 months ago. “Summertime Sadness” is driven by the French […]

May 9, 2013

How Great Will the ‘Gatsby’ Soundtrack Be?

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(from Billboard Magazine, May 8, 2013) The high-profile soundtrack, an artifact of the 80’s and 90’s, largely dormant during the last five years, is being revived by “The Great Gatsby,” Baz Luhrmann’s $100 million-plus adaption of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. With Jay-Z onboard as an executive music producer, the soundtrack is both star-laden and […]

April 11, 2013

Luke Bryan Scores Upset at ACM Awards, but Miranda Lambert Is Big Winner

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton Hosting the American Country Music Awards this past Sunday April, 7th.

(from Billboard Magazine, April 7, 2013) The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards took place Sunday, April 7 on CBS. The night proved to be one fine education in partying with Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton hosting the show. Blake Shelton opened with “Boys Round Here,” his latest single, and was accompanied by co-host […]