Canceled Virgin Fest in LA Feeling Stiffed Over WME’s Refusal to Return $6M Artist Deposits
by Dave Brooks on June 5, 2020 at 5:33 pm
A $6 million battle is brewing between Virgin Fest and WME over deposits paid to Lizzo, Ellie Goulding, Kali Uchis and others who had agreed to perform at the inaugural Los Angeles festival originally scheduled for this weekend before the coronavirus pandemic forced its indefinite postponement.
Official HIGE DANdism, King Gnu & LiSA Top Billboard Japan’s Mid-Year Charts
by Billboard Japan on June 5, 2020 at 5:25 pm
Billboard Japan revealed its 2020 mid-year charts Friday (June 5), tracking the weeks of Nov. 25, 2019, through May 24, 2020. Official HIGE DANdism and King Gnu dominate Top Artists, Hot 100 and Hot Albums.
LAMC Reveals Full Panel & Concert Schedule
by Griselda Flores on June 5, 2020 at 5:25 pm
The annual Latin Alternative Music Conference will offer an array of industry panels, workshops and showcases that will live online.
Lady Gaga Scores U.K.’s Year-Best Opening Week With ‘Chromatica’
by Paul Sexton on June 5, 2020 at 5:23 pm
Lady Gaga lands the biggest opening week for any artist on the U.K. album chart in 2020 as Chromatica (Interscope/Universal) debuts at No. 1.
Selena Gomez Calls For Justice on Breonna Taylor’s Birthday: She Would Have Been ‘The Same Age I Am’
by Gil Kaufman on June 5, 2020 at 5:18 pm
On what would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday, Selena Gomez called for justice for the Louisville woman who was killed by police in her apartment in March.