Spotify confirmed that it is removing the R&B singer’s music from Spotify-owned and -operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations, such as Discover Weekly — a move that appears to be a result of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.
“His music will still be available on the service, but Spotify will not actively promote it,” a Spotify spokesperson said in a statement to The Times on Thursday.
The Long Beach-based Music Taste Good festival has announced the lineup for its third annual installment, and it will feature performances by British singer and producer James Blake, the influential Mancunian post-punk band New Order, rising Minneapolis rapper and singer Lizzo and dozens more.
The weekend event, slated for Sept. 29-30 at Marina Green Park, is a mashup of music and food from celebrated area chefs.
Rapper Princess Nokia, indie singer-songwriter Bill Callahan, legendary Australian jangle-pop band the Church (playing its classic album “Starfish”), ace L.A. musician and producer Blake Mills and New Orleans performers Quintron and Miss Pussycat will deliver the tunes, while chefs from port cities up and down the Western seaboard will exhibit their culinary creations.
In the long-running quest of “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” the movie has scored a victory.
Directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce, the film has gotten the go-ahead to close the Cannes Film Festival next week after a judge in France rejected a lawsuit by producer Paulo Branco that would have blocked it, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
Gilliam sounded thrilled by the decision, which comes after the former “Monty Python” member has struggled since 1999 to finance and shoot the film.
Cardi B and Nicki Minaj have reportedly cleared the air after what many had perceived as a feud brewing between the two hip-hop luminaries.
“I never was feuding with anybody. There was a misunderstanding,” Cardi B said on Sirius XM’s “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday, responding to the host’s questions about her alleged qualms with Minaj.
“I think she felt a certain type of way about something. I definitely felt a certain type of way about something,” the “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker said. “I didn’t wanna ever talk about it in public because I felt like we’re gonna see each other again and we will talk about it, and it's always like little issues. … But you know, fans are always gonna make it a big thing.”
Turns out Taylor Swift cares about her “Reputation” — and so, apparently, does Katy Perry.
Right before opening night of her stadium tour Tuesday, Swift received a package in her dressing room from Perry, who was the subject of Swift’s song “Bad Blood.”
The package contained an actual olive branch, symbolizing the end of the former friends’ years-long feud about, well, whatever it was about. Backup dancers? Whatevs. It came with a note that began, “Hey old friend.”
Musicians Sheryl Crow, Common, Andra Day, Jimmy Jam and Cam are among 16 music industry members who have been named to a task force looking into gender and racial bias issues that came to a head earlier this year following the 2018 Grammy Awards ceremony.
The newly formed task force is headed by Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. Others selected to explore the disparities in Grammy Award nominations that resulted in a #GrammysSoMale campaign include executives from record companies, music publishers, academic institutions and other entertainment world entities.
They include Stephanie Alexa, ATO Records vice president of finance and licensing administration; Universal Music Group Executive Vice President Michele Anthony; broadcast journalist Giselle Fernandez; Creative Nation CEO and co-owner Beth Laird; BET Networks chairman and CEO Debra Lee.
Jordan Peele revealed a few major details about his sophomore directorial effort on Tuesday.
The “Get Out” maestro tweeted a monochromatic title poster and key art for his highly anticipated upcoming project. Another social thriller, the movie will be called “Us” and promises to be “a new nightmare from the mind” of the Academy Award winner.
The “Key & Peele” veteran didn’t unveil much beyond that, but the trades jumped in with reports on casting — namely that the director was eyeing Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss for lead roles, as well as “Black Panther’s” Winston Duke, Variety and Deadline said.