After SHINee's Singer Committed Suicide, the Group Kept Touring — With an Empty Mic Stand on Stage

Kpop boy band SHINee recently lost their lead singer, Jonghyun, to suicide.  The group decided to continue touring — without pretending everything was okay. Kpop is a very highly competitive field, and there’s increasing concern about its effects on young performers. Boy bands typically train for years before they can step …

Vydia Raises $7 Million in Series A Financing

Vydia just scored one the biggest music industry investment rounds in 2018. In a simple, centralized platform, Vydia allows musicians, influencers, and brands to manage their content.  Now, the digital rights management and monetization startup has announced that it has raised $7 million in a Series A financing round. This …

Spotify Is Building Its Own Speakers and a Bunch of Hardware Products

Can Spotify branch its business model beyond streaming music? Speaking on the state the streaming music industry several months ago, Jimmy Iovine, head Apple Music, admitted that his company couldn’t prit from just streaming music.  In a direct swipe at Spotify, Iovine told Billboard last November, Now, following the much-hyped …

Gibson Guitar's CEO Responds to Mounting Bankruptcy Concerns — This Doesn't Look Good

Gibson Brands CEO Henry Juszkiewicz is now responding to looming bankruptcy concerns.  His comments weren’t the most reassuring. Amidst urgent asset sell-fs, sinking sales, slumping demand for guitars, and looming bankruptcy concerns, Gibson Brands Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz is hoping to calm the waters.  But a recently-issued statement on the …

R. Kelly Is Being Evicted From Georgia Home

The DailyMail reports that R.Kelly is soon to be evicted from his Atlanta, Georgia mansion, which is located in the suburb Duluth. The singer was reportedly hit with an eviction notice on Tuesday (Feb. 13). The papers reveal that Kelly is behind $23,084.90 in rent and owes an additional $2,308.49 in …

'Black Panther' Smashes Global Box Office Record With $361M

As expected, Marvel’s Black Panther is the king the box fice — worldwide. According to comScore ( PRNewswire), the Chad Bosewick-starrer earned $192 million during its Friday through Sunday run in U.S. theaters. However, the weekend isn’t over, and it’s expected that Black Panther will net $218 million overall through …

Just Kickin’ It: Kent Bazemore’s Custom Curry 4’s Pay Homage to Atlanta, the Civil Right Movement, Black History Month and His Growth in the NBA (Episode 4)

The year 2018 has been great so far and now we are three episodes in to My new segment entitled “Just Kickin’ It”. In this segment, I’ll be talking with some today’s biggest athletes and entertainers to get some insight on their favorite sneakers, music, and more.   For episode …

Comedy Is Coming To The Highlight Factory: Martin Lawrence to Host ‘Lit AF Tour’ at Philips Arena (Friday April 13)

Comedian, actor, director and producer Martin Lawrence will return to the stage as the host  2018’s hottest comedy event: the LIT AF Tour, featuring an amazing lineup  comedic talent. Coming f the 20th anniversary  Def Comedy Jam, where he is known for his legendary hosting, Lawrence has made a triumphant return to the stand-up stage wowing audiences with his …