All posts by Jem Aswad

Songs For Screens: ’90s Film and TV Icons Star in Houses’ Dark Video Series (Watch)

As pop-culture reboots continue to reach new thresholds of frenzy, it was only a matter of time before the trend seeped into music videos. How refreshing, then, that LA-based musician Dexter Tortoriello was quick to flip the trend on its ear for a series of short films to promote his latest project as Houses, the […]

Drake, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna Top Spotify’s 10th Anniversary Charts

While the company was founded in 2006, Spotify officially launched in October of 2008, and it’s no understatement to say that it has changed the way millions of people experience music. In observance of that anniversary, the world’s leading streaming service has released several “All-Time Great” lists called “Decade of Discovery.” Most Globally Streamed Artist […]

The Palomino, L.A. Country-Music Venue That Hosted Patsy Cline and Gram Parsons, Re-Opens for One Night

In Los Angeles, one of the world’s capitals of impermanence, when something is gone, it is usually G-O-N-E. That may explain why nearly 300 people were more than happy to fork over up to $200 for a ticket to a one-time-only concert event Monday on the site of the Palomino, North Hollywood’s storied country-music club, […]

Capitol Music Group Names Anton Monstead EVP of Soundtracks and A&R

Anton Monsted has been named Executive Vice President of Soundtracks and A&R for Capitol Music Group, it was announced today by CMG President Ashley Newton and COO Michelle Jubelirer. According to the announcement in this newly created role, Monsted, a veteran film and TV music supervisor, executive and producer, will oversee the company’s development and implementation of soundtrack […]

PledgeMusic Announces Management Changes

PledgeMusic, the direct-to-fan music company that has fallen behind in payments to artists in recent months, today announced management changes in the wake of Dominic Pandiscia stepping down as CEO. Two of the company’s cofounders will be joining the executive team. Cofounder Malcolm Dunbar has been elevated to Global President and COO, co-founder Jayce Varden […]

Def Leppard, Radiohead, Devo Among 2019 Rock Hall of Fame Nominees

Nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 were announced Tuesday morning: the lineup includes Radiohead, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Rage Against the Machine, the Cure, Devo, Janet Jackson, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, John Prine, MC5, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and the Zombies, according to Rolling Stone. The top vote-getters will be announced in December and inducted March 29th, 2019 […]

Lil Wayne Concert in Atlanta Cut Short by ‘Altercation’ in Crowd, 12 Injured

At least 12 people were hurt after reports of gunfire sent people running for cover during a Lil Wayne concert during the A3C festival in Atlanta on Sunday, according to ABC13, although a statement from police says there is no evidence that shots were fired. “It appears someone in the crowd at the event located in the area […]

Azoff Management to Buy Out MSG’s Interest in Azoff-MSG Entertainment for $125 Million

Azoff Music Management will acquire the Madison Square Garden Company’s 50 percent interest in Azoff MSG Entertainment for $125 million, the companies announced today. Once the transaction is complete, the company will be called The Azoff Company. The two companies simultaneously announced that they have entered into multi-year consultancy agreements that will see the Azoff […]

Hamiet Bluiett, Legendary Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at 78

Legendary jazz saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett passed away Thursday at the age of 78, according to the St. Louis American. Widely considered to be one of the greatest baritone saxophonists in jazz history, he was active for more than five decades, performing with Charles Mingus, Babatunde Olatunji, Abdullah Ibrahim, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and others, and his influence […]