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Lincoln band rejects genre boundaries, takes control of music

Lincoln-based band, Producers of the Word shows you don’t need to be defined by a genre to make music. The band is comprised of bassist, guitarist and glockenspiel player, John Bewley, electronic drummer, synthesizer, banjo, ukelele and harmonica player, Jeramie Beahm, guitarist Jesse Elsener, drummer Eric Harris and guitarist and keyboardist Chanty Stovall. Beahm attended […]

Can a music-industry insider make real documentaries? This Live Nation exec says yes

To a person standing on the street, little distinguishes the pair of sleek, green-gray structures that make up Live Nation’s headquarters in Beverly Hills. But Heather Parry says that there’s definitely a difference between the two buildings — and that her office is in the good one. As head of Live Nation Productions, the entertainment […]

We salute Orange County’s outstanding music teachers

With Varsity Arts coverage coming to an end, we asked Orange County high school teachers to identify colleagues from their campus or other schools who do great work on behalf of the county’s arts students. We’d like to honor those named. MUSIC Mark Aguero teaches instrumental music at Century High School. Brian Akamine, conducting on […]

How Master P Gamed The Music Industry And Laid A Path To Generational Wealth

Master P at VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors: The ’90s Game Changers this week, in attendance with his daughter, Cymphonique Miller, and son, Romeo. John Sciulli/Getty Images for VH1/Viacom hide caption toggle caption John Sciulli/Getty Images for VH1/Viacom Master P at VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors: The ’90s Game Changers this week, in attendance with his daughter, Cymphonique Miller, […]

Sen Morimoto’s music is therapy that we get to hear

“The issue I have with making my own music is because it’s so much of yourself, you just get tired of yourself,” said Sen Morimoto. The musician, who performs as Moimoto and also produces music for other artists, has been hard at work on a full-length album, which he anticipates releasing sometime early next year. […]

Warner Music UK Beefs Up Senior Staff | Variety

Warner Music UK today announced new roles for two senior executives: Peter Breeden becomes Chief Operating Officer, in addition to his existing duties as Chief Financial Officer, while Mel Fox has been promoted to Chief Transformation Officer. The pair will report Warner UK Chairman CEO Max Lousada, who becomes the label group’s CEO of Recorded Music […]

Concord Music Continues Spending Spree; Acquires Famed Jazz Label Savoy, 429 Records

Concord Music, whose recent acquisitions include Razor Tie, Fearless Records and Imagem Music Group, has added legendary jazz catalog Savoy Label Group to its aggressive portfolio expansion. Founded in 1942, Savoy Label Group includes the celebrated Savoy Jazz catalog and more than 3,000 master recordings, featuring landmark work from the likes of Charlie Parker, Dizzy […]

Latin Music And Los Angeles’ Exchange Explored In The Massive ‘Pacific Standard Time’

Brazilian composer Jo?o Donato rehearses an orchestra in a Los Angeles recording studio in the 1960’s. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Brazilian composer Jo?o Donato rehearses an orchestra in a Los Angeles recording studio in the 1960’s. Courtesy of the artist As we have shown in so many […]

Conman took jeweler for $3M in gems by posing as record exec, name-dropping Jennifer Lopez

A Madison Ave. jeweler is suing for nearly $3 million after getting scammed by a jailed conman, according to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. Luxury jeweler Stephen Russell was swindled out of some high end baubles by James Sabatino, 40, already serving five years for a host of other scams, when the Staten […]

Paddy Fineran’s Music Matters: From the Lily Lake Hoedown Festival to a pop-up beach party

A city a bit to the north of Kenosha calls itself The City of Festivals. They may have more overall, but per capita and quality-wise, Kenosha may just be the best around. Even though Halloween (and, yikes, even some Christmas!) decorations are up in the stores, it’s time for another outdoor festival Saturday at Lily […]