Streaming services like Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora have buoyed a long-declining market with the support of eager music labels, but it seems those very same labels are starting to get nervous about their revenue streams. Universal Music Group, the largest of all labels, is beginning to question the "freemium" model that helped bring in over a billion dollars in revenue from US streaming last year.
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey will have the world premiere of a musical based on the 1998 movie "Ever After."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight collapsed in a courtroom Friday shortly after a judge ordered him held on $25 million bail in a murder case.
In this photo by Sakchai Lalit, student actresses put on makeup to prepare for a performance of Thailand's traditional "Khon" theater in Bangkok. Students at the Bunditpatanasilpa Institute are trained in traditional forms of drama, music and other arts in order to promote Thai culture. Khon classical masked dance performance is taught at several institutions of higher learning in Thailand, but there are fears that the traditional art is declining because younger Thais lack interest. It began as a form of royal entertainment but was made accessible to general audiences early in the last century. The stories are almost all drawn from the Ramayana epic — known as the Ramakien in Thailand — and comprise four character types: heroes, heroines, demons and monkeys.
Music festivals already dole out plenty of perks if you have a VIP pass, but Coachella is trying something new this year: ordering upscale food from your phone. Roll up to the event with a VIP wristband ...