Apple has purchased the worldwide rights to the new Ed Sheeran documentary Songwriter, reports Billboard. The film made its debut Monday night at the Tribeca Film Festival. Songwriter will be released in theaters as well as Apple’s digital platforms. The documentary was directed by Sheeran’s cousin Murray Cummings.
The lineup for the 2018 Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas has been unveiled. The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine and Travis Scott top the bill, along with DJ Snake, Odesza, N*E*R*D, Tyler the Creator and Justice. Other acts playing the festival include Bastille, Miguel, CHVRCHES, St. Vincent, Foster the People, Cold War Kids, T-Pain, Santigold and many more. Life is Beautiful 2018 takes place September 21-23 in Las Vegas.
A new collection of unreleased Prince tracks is on the way later this year. Speaking to Variety, Troy Carter of Atom Factory, which is overseeing the late musician’s estate, said that “Last week, the release of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ was the first piece of music to come from our collaboration with the estate, and now we’re working on a release for the fall — a full-length album.” Carter says the album will be out on Warner Bros, which means the music will likely date from his time on the label.
Janet Jackson has extended her “State of the World” tour with 11 new North American dates this summer. The Pop star’s new leg of tour dates begins in Austin on July 11 and runs up to August 7 in Tampa.