Musicians

The 100 Percenters and Sony Music Publishing Open Applications for $2,500 Songwriter Stimulus Grants

The 100 Percenters, a musicians and creatives advocacy nonprofit, has opened the first round of its Songwriter Stimulus Program applications in partnership with Sony Music Publishing. With support…

Bill Robinson, Veteran Talent Agent for Robert Duvall, Carol Burnett and More, Dies at 93

Bill Robinson, a veteran talent agent who represented the likes of Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin and Carol Burnett, died on Aug. 6 in Malibu after a long illness,…

Svika Pick, Israeli ‘King of Pop’ and Eurovision Winner, Dies at 72

Svika Pick, the Israeli king of pop who wrote Dana International’s Eurovision-winning hit “Diva” in 1998, died on Sunday. He was 72. According to Israeli media, he died…

Jon Batiste leaving ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ after seven seasons

The Grammy and Oscar winner has been with the CBS talk show since 2015.

Jon Batiste Exits ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,’ Louis Cato Named New Bandleader

Academy and Grammy Award-winning artist Jon Batiste is leaving “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” after seven seasons, Colbert announced Thursday night on the show. He’s exiting to…

‘No Way Out’ Review: A Middling Modern L.A. Noir That Tracks Love and Its Trail of Bodies

The femme fatale is alive and well in Los Angeles-set indie “No Way Out,” an old-fashioned noir dressed up in the steamy decadence of an erotic thriller. Trouble…

Here to Make Friends: Why Emmys Are Recognizing Positive Reality TV Over Dramatic Storytelling

While saltier reality shows including Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise and HBO Max’s “FBoy Island” are still very much a thing — and very popular — there has also…

‘Scoob!: Holiday Haunt’ Producer Reveals Score Being Recorded After Film’s Axing: ‘Already Paid for the Stage and Musicians’

Although Warner Bros. Discovery has officially pulled the plug on release plans for “Scoob!: Holiday Haunt,” a followup to the 2020 animated film “Scoob!,” the film isn’t quite…

Khruangbin and Vieux Farka Toure Light Up Brooklyn’s Prospect Park as Thunderstorms Loom: Concert Review

As New York discovered in no uncertain terms last summer when the star-studded “We Love NYC” concert in Central Park was abruptly canceled less than halfway before it…

Benny Blanco Plays a BTS Superfan in Hilarious ‘Bad Decisions’ Video, Co-Starring Snoop Dogg

Super-producer Benny Blanco has always showed a flair for comedy in interviews and awards-show appearances — where he’s accepted honors for hits by Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Katy…

Hong Kong Boy Band Mirror Cancels Overseas Debut as Investigation Into LED Screen Incident Continues

Hong Kong boy band Mirror has pulled out of Japan’s Summer Sonic festival, organizers confirmed, while investigations continue into last week’s horrific incident that severely injured two dancers…

Brooklyn Peltz Beckham, Angus Cloud, Halle Bailey and Becky G Named Power of Young Hollywood Honorees

Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood in-person celebration returns to Los Angeles on Aug. 11, presented by Facebook Gaming. This year’s honorees include producer, cook and host Brooklyn Peltz…