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Music Industry Plans 'Blackout Tuesday'

Daylong pause will honor George Floyd and other victims of police violence

(Newser) - The music industry is heeding a call to make Tuesday "Blackout Tuesday" to honor George Floyd and other black citizens who have died at the hands of police. The initiative, #TheShowMustBePaused ," was started by Atlantic Records execs Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas to address " the long-standing racism...

Aneurysm Kills Bruno Mars' Mom

Bernadette Hernandez was 55

(Newser) - The 55-year-old mother of pop star Bruno Mars died suddenly yesterday of a brain aneurysm, a publicist for his Atlantic Records label tells the AP . Bernadette Hernandez died at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. She was a singer and hula dancer who immigrated from the Philippines, and was credited as...

Gwyneth Paltrow Snags $900K Record Deal With Atlantic

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Gwyneth's Record Deal Is Worth How Much?

After all that singing, she'll finally release her own album

(Newser) - You knew it was coming, considering she’s been singing basically everywhere lately: Gwyneth Paltrow has snagged a record deal. A whopping $900,000 record deal at that, PopEater reports. Paltrow, who first teased the idea of a record deal while on the Oscars red carpet, will release her first...

Jay-Z Close to Sony Deal— or Maybe Warner

Conflicting reports leave it unclear where former Def Jam artist will move

(Newser) - Following his departure from Def Jam, Jay-Z is close to making a deal with a new label—the question is, which one? Sources tell Billboard a deal with Sony’s Epic Records “is 95% complete,” while the New York Daily News reports a deal with Warner Music Group/Atlantic...

Music Milestone: Digital Outsells CDs at Atlantic

(Newser) - Atlantic Records has become the first major label to pass a high-tech milestone: More than half of its music sales are now from digital products such as iTunes downloads and ring tones for cell phones. Sales of CDs have been declining across the board in recent years, so it was...

Jay-Z to Sign Record $150M Deal

Live Nation deal sign of industry upheaval

(Newser) - Rapper Jay-Z is about to decamp from record label Def Jam and sign a $150 million deal with concert promoter Live Nation, reports the New York Times. The deal, Live Nation's biggest to date, will give the superstar financial backing for tours, his own record label and other related ventures...

Led Zeppelin Set to Press 'Play'
Led Zeppelin Set to Press 'Play'

Led Zeppelin Set to Press 'Play'

Surviving members will reunite to honor Atlantic Records founder

(Newser) - The surviving members of Led Zeppelin will reunite in November for a concert to honor late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who signed the group in 1968. The three band members haven't played together since 1988, although rumors of reconciliation have been swirling for several years, and a greatest-hits album...

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