LCD Soundsystem Wraps Electric Five-Night Residency at Hollywood Palladium

Three songs into LCD Soundsystem’s show last week at the Hollywood Palladium, James Murphy stopped the music. “Can you please turn off your electronic devices?” the frontman asked, nodding to the sea of screens. “Sorry,...

U.K. Music Magazines NME and Uncut Sold as Part of Meredith-Time Inc. Deal

Among the titles absorbed by Meredith Corp., the publishing and broadcast company that is acquiring Time Inc. in a $2.8 billion deal, are popular U.K. magazines NME and Uncut. NME, a staple of the British...

‘Wisdom of the Crowd’ Season 1 to End After Episode 13

“Wisdom of the Crowd” is not receiving a full season pickup at CBS, with the freshman drama’s first season set to end after it airs its original order for 13 episodes, Variety has learned. Though it...

Ventana Sur: Disney Takes Joaquin Furriel’s ‘Dark Buildings’ (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES — In one of the keystone deals on a high-profile new Argentine title at Ventana Sur, Disney’s Buena Vista Intl. has acquired the rights to Argentina and Uruguay and also TV/VOD rights...

YouTube Creators CaptainSparklez, EvanTube Sign With Kid-Media Startup Pocket.watch

Pocket.watch has signed partnership deals with two big YouTube creators — EvanTube and CaptainSparklez — giving the children’s media startup a network that produces around 1 billion monthly video views. CaptainSparklez, a video-game and entertainment...

Bernie Sanders Earns a Grammy Nomination

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has earned a spot in the entertainment industry’s awards season: He was nominated for a Grammy on Tuesday, a first for the 2016 presidential candidate. Sanders was nominated in the spoken word...

Argentina on the Rise: Constanza Novick

A Loco Films world sales pick-up and Disney niche release in its native Argentina, Constanza Novick’s debut feature “El futuro que viene” (The Future Ahead”), which now screens at Ventana Sur, takes a relatively...

YouTube Faces Advertiser Boycott Over Videos With Kids That Attracted Sexual Predators

Google’s YouTube is engulfed in a new brand-safety crisis: Several major advertisers froze spending on YouTube after an investigation revealed their spots were running against videos featuring kids in states of undress and other...

Tommy Keene, Power-Pop Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 59

Tommy Keene, a veteran singer-songwriter of the new wave and power-pop eras best known for his 1984 alternative-radio hit “Places That Are Gone,” died Wednesday, according to a post on his website. The post gives...

Grammy Nominations: Who Will Get the Big Nods? Kendrick Lamar? Ed Sheeran? Alessia Cara?...

With the nominees for music’s proverbial biggest night being announced Tuesday morning, Grammy season is well and truly upon us. And with the Thanksgiving hangover just clearing up, the time seems ripe for a...

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