Category: MUSIC NEWS

AT&T Signs Partnership Deal with Taylor Swift

AT&T has announced an exclusive multi-year, multi-faceted deal featuring performances and content with Taylor Swift. As part of the deal with AT&T, Taylor Swift will headline DIRECTV Super Saturday Night in Houston the night before the Super Bowl. This is Swift’s first performance as part of Super Bowl weekend. AT&T noted that the concert is the first of “many opportunities” in the partnership between the superstar musician and telecom company. “We’re thrilled to reach a deal to bring Taylor and her unique talents to her fans and our customers in new and exclusive ways,” said AT&T Entertainment Group CEO...

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It’s Official: Lady Gaga Playing Super Bowl Halftime Show

After weeks of rumors and speculation, the NFL and Pepsi made it official on Thursday night. Lady Gaga is indeed performing at next year’s Super Bowl LI Halftime Show. Officially titled the “Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show,” it will take place during the big game on Sunday, February 5, 2017 and air on Fox. The Super Bowl will be held in Houston at NRG Stadium. Last February, Gaga sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50. This Sunday, October 2, Lady Gaga will appear on Fox’s NFL Sunday Pregame Show to discuss her upcoming performance with...

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Quick Hits: Halsey, Jay Z, Sia, Lollapalooza

Halsey will perform at the 23rd Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11 in Oslo, Norway. The singer will perform alongside a number of other artists at the concert. “Through her music, [Halsey] will be helping share the message of peace to a global audience,” Norwegian Nobel Institute director Olav Njølstad told Billboard. “Not only will those in attendance be able to watch an electrifying performance, but fans across the world will be able to stream the special event on YouTube.” Jay Z has signed a TV and film deal with The Weinstein Co. for any future projects....

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Metallica to Perform on The Howard Stern Show

Metallica will spend the next few days in New York, getting fans excited for their upcoming album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The rockers are on the bill for tomorrow’s Global Citizens Festival, then will spend much of Monday, September 24 recording at SiriusXM. First off, Metallica will play live in-studio on The Howard Stern Show. The performance can be heard on Stern’s Howard 100 channel and will preview songs from the new record. The band will also record a special edition of SirusXM’s Town Hall series, sitting down with David Fricke and a handful of fans. Their Town Hall will...

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Five New Debuts in Billboard 200’s Top Ten

Jason Aldean leads the pack in this week’s Billboard 200, with a total of five new releases debuting in the Top Ten. The Country singer earned his third #1 album in a row with They Don’t Know. It is the first Country album to hit #1 in all of 2016 and the first to debut at #1 in over a year, according to Nielsen Music.  The next-highest debut comes from British Rock act Bastille, with the band’s sophomore album Wild World coming in at #4. The Head and The Heart debut at #5 with Signs of Light. The soundtrack...

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eQB Cover Story

FMQB FACE-OFF: Jonathan Shuford, PD WRVW/107.5 The River, Nashville and Josh Reich, Warner Bros Records VP of Top 40 Promotion & Digital Strategy