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Mar 12

Report: Concert promoter Live Nation to pause all concert tours worldwide through end of March

iStock/Cesare FerrariFor several weeks, artists have been announcing concert tour cancellations.  But now, all the tours are being canceled for all the artists.  Well — almost all artists. Live Nation, one of the world’s biggest concert promoters, plans to press pause on all of the tours it’s currently promoting, both foreign and domestic, through the …

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Mar 11

It’s official, Coachella and Stagecoach postponed until October

2020 Coachella lineup; Goldenvoice COVID-19 coronavirus has taken down yet another set of festivals in its wake.  On Tuesday, Goldenvoice, the company behind the fests, made the announcement that both Coachella and Stagecoach have been postponed until October due to the infectious disease.  “At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we …

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Mar 09

‘American Idol’ Recap: Katy, Lionel and Luke introduce a “fourth judge” and the tears keep flowing

ABC/Scott Patrick GreenAmerican Idol judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan were back on the prowl for the next singing sensation on Monday night’s episode, but not before they made a major announcement. “Guys, I can’t tell you how excited I am that we’re going to have a fourth judge on the show,” Lionel began.  Luke then took over and …

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Mar 06

South by Southwest officially canceled

Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesAfter a number of high-profile drop-outs due to concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus, the annual South by Southwest music, film and culture festival in Austin, Texas, has been officially canceled. “The City of Austin has cancelled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU,” reads a statement from the festival. “SXSW will faithfully …

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Mar 06

Coachella could be stalled due to coronavirus

2020 Coachella lineup; Goldenvoice Coronavirus is turning out to be quite the party-pooper with Coachella as the latest festival on its radar. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival is an annual festival held in Indio, California that takes place over the course of two weekends in April. The event, whose highly anticipated 2020 headliners …

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Mar 04

Deborah Dugan hits back at Recording Academy with new allegations

Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesFollowing her ouster on Monday, former Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan filed a supplemental charge against the organization, claiming it provides “significant additional information and evidence” of alleged attempts to influence the nominations process by the Academy and longtime Grammy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich. The supplemental charge, filed by Dugan’s lawyers on Tuesday, cites an email …

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Mar 03

Recording Academy fires suspended CEO Deborah Dugan

John Lamparski/WireImageDeborah Dugan, who was placed on administrative leave from her post as president/CEO of the Recording Academy in January following allegations of misconduct by a senior female Academy member, has been terminated, the organization announced in a letter to its members on Tuesday. “After weighing all of the evidence from two independent investigations, the …

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Feb 25

The Voice 18 recap: Nick Jonas parachutes in and fights John Legend over contestant everyone wants

Trae Patton/NBC It may be a new season of The Voice, but there’s a brand new face sitting in one of the judge’s chair this year — Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers. The young singer proved to be a formidable opponent when battling it out with the other judges over competitors, too. Jonas knew how to keep his fellow judges guessing …

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Jan 23

Ousted Recording Academy CEO says she has “evidence” of Grammy nomination rigging

ABC NewsTuesday on ABC’s Good Morning America, ousted Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan told her side of the story in a contentious debate that’s roiled the music industry just days before the Grammy Awards. Dugan claims she was pushed out after exposing alleged sexual harassment, nomination rigging, and what she described as a toxic “boy’s …

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Jan 22

Former Recording Academy president files discrimination complaint

Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesFormer Recording Academy CEO and President Deborah Dugan and her lawyers spent Tuesday trading accusations with the Academy in the wake of Dugan’s complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accusing the organization behind the Grammy Awards of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Dugan’s complaint alleges, among other things, that the Recording Academy …

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