The lineup for the Grammy Nominations Concert now includes country singer Hunter Hayes, The Who, The Band Perry, and Dierks Bentley. Previously announced performers include Luke Bryan, Maroon 5, and Taylor Swift. The show will be broadcast Wednesday night at 10 PM ET.
Forbes has compiled another "top paid" list, this time for musicians. Dr. Dre claimed the number 1 spot, with a reported $110 million in earnings, pre-tax. Disclaimer: Deadmau5 had some qualms about Forbes's highest-paid DJs list, and noted that his actual net worth was nowhere near the reported value.
After holding out from iTunes for nearly a decade, AC/DC is starting to register some sales. In its first week on the platform, the band's biggest digitally-sold album was Back in Black with 15,000 units sold, with a total album pull of 48,000 units. And, even this late in the game, nearly 700,000 AC/DC singles were also purchased.
It ain't over yet, but Spotify has already released its most streamed tracks of 2012. "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye (featuring Kimbra) was atop the list. Here's the rest:
2. Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
3. fun (featuring Janelle Monae), "We Are Young"
4. Flo Rida, "Whistle"
5. Flo Rida (featuring Sia), "Wild Ones"
6. Train, "Drive By"
7. Nicki Minaj, "Starships"
8. Maroon 5 (featuring Wiz Khalifa), "Payphone"
9. David Guetta (featuring Sia), "Titanium"
10. Loreen, "Euphoria"
The Pirate Bay has now officially launched The Promo Bay platform on a dedicated Promo Bay website. The purpose of this new website is to focus on promoting independent musicians, filmmakers, and other creators. It is also developing a system to provide statistics to artists so they can track where their work is most popular.
And it's finally out! The newly revamped iTunes 11, after months of teasing and sneak peeks, was released Thursday. Newest features include a completely new redesign, a mini player, an "Up Next" button, iCloud Play, and more.
Lastly, Jack Tempchin, composer of multi-platinum hit "Peaceful Easy Feeling" (as performed by the Eagles), is being recognized for his song and major contributions to music. Mayor Jerry Sanders of San Diego "hereby proclaim[ed]" December 1st to be "Peaceful Easy Feeling Day."
Versus Friday, November 30, 2012
No one ever lost a dollar from underestimating the musical taste of the American public.
[to paraphrase P.T. Barnum]
(Not exactly true. You couldn't pay me to listen to any of that).
Me Friday, November 30, 2012
15,000 people have been waiting 10 years for Back in Black to be released on iTunes.