Spotify Is Naming a Nike Executive to Its Board of Directors, Sources Say

Spotify is now luring a well-known Nike executive to its board directors, according to intel shared this morning. Earlier this year, we reported some major upheavals at Spotify’s board directors.  Longtime board members Sean Parker, Klaus Hommels, and Pär-Jörgen Pärsson all stepped aside, while four fresh faces moved in. The incoming replacements were former Disney executive Thomas Staggs,  former YouTube executive Shishir Mehrotra, former Cisco CEO Padmasree […]

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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Apologizes for Kicking Photographer in Face

Shutterstock photographer Chelsea Lauren was shooting KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert in Morningside Park, California on Saturday night when Queens the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme suddenly kicked her in the head from the stage. As Lauren told Variety, “I saw him coming over and I was shooting away. The next thing I know his foot connects with my camera […]

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Fun Fact: ABC Doesn't Pay Musicians on Youtube or ABC.com

Major networks like ABC and NBC won’t pay TV musicians for re-broadcast on their own websites — or even YouTube.  WTF? According to several late-night TV musicians, broadcasters like ABC won’t pay band members for appearances on network websites or YouTube.  Now, they’re taking action to fix the problem. Yesterday, members the American Federation Musicians (AFM) Local 802, handed out leaflets […]

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Sophie Can Show You the World

Sophie vapes. Maybe this doesn’t seem notable — after all, we’re in Los Angeles, where vape clouds punctuate the juice bars and yoga studios that spring up on every block, vape clouds pour out cracked car windows, vape clouds coil up to the sky to mingle with the undying smog. Two days ago, in an artisanal ice-cream shop in Santa […]

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