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Hit songwriter and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, veteran artist manager Ron Laffitte and former Downtown Music Chief Business Officer Andrew Sparkler have launched Runner Music, a new venture that initially will be primarily focused on music publishing, both by acquiring existing copyrights as well as entering into inspired partnerships with…

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. The fastest horses in the world will gather at Gulfstream Park in Miami, Fla. on Jan. 28 for the 2023 Pegasus World Cup. It’s the most anticipated event in…

Lizzo was the Queen of TikTok this year, as millions of users learned the choreography for “About Damn Time” and engaged with her other songs and videos. TikTok users also pushed “Jiggle Jiggle” and the “It’s corn!” kid to the top viral trends on the app in the U.S. Lizzo,…

Rapper Pusha T shared his perspective on friend and longtime collaborator Kanye West’s recent antisemitic remarks, which included hateful comments about the Jewish community and problematic conspiracy theories. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the veteran rapper articulated a general disappointment in the 45-year-old’s opinions, condemning the hate…

The 23rd annual Latin Grammy Awards have officially wrapped following a stacked three-hour telecast on Nov. 17 that saw several historic wins, along with a few surprising turnouts. Although Bad Bunny topped the list with 10 nominations, the Puerto Rican phenom (who was absent) with the most wins was Uruguayan…

The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its slate of nominees to be voted upon for induction at its 54th Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 15, 2023, in New York City: a complete list of nominees and the songs for which they are best known appears below, but it…

Halsey has signed a new global publishing administration agreement with BMG. The new deal includes all of their future songwriting compositions, plus the recently released single “So Good,” and their Calvin Harris collaboration “Stay With Me,” which features Justin Timberlake and Pharrell. “I’m thrilled to announce this partnership with BMG,” said…

Drake and 21 Savage have announced a joint album, “Her Loss,” due out on Friday, Oct. 28. The date and title were first revealed in the new music video for “Jimmy Cooks,” the pair’s collaboration on Drake’s previous album “Honestly, Nevermind,” which was released only four months ago. After Drake…

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the Season 8, episode 4, of “The Masked Singer,” “TV Theme Night,” which aired Oct. 19 on Fox. After a rain delay forced baseball playoffs into primetime last week, the latest edition of “The Masked Singer” finally aired on…

Brandon Davis and Jeff Levin have been re-upped to executive vice presidents and co-heads of pop A&R for Atlantic Records‘ Warner Music imprint; both will be based in Los Angeles, and report to Atlantic President of A&R, Pete Ganbarg. “Both Brandon and Jeff have worked at Atlantic their entire professional…

Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the official red band trailer for the film “House Party,” a raunchy, genre-bending comedy adventure co-produced by basketball legend LeBron James. Starring actors Jacob Latimore and Tosin Cole, the trailer gives glimpses at some of the hilarity and mayhem to come in the upcoming release, including…

With superstars like Bad Bunny and Rosalía up in multiple races, this year’s Latin Grammys on Nov. 17 in Las Vegas promise to be a big draw. A vast array of genres and artists from all over the world, ranging from legends to rookies, graced the nominations list this year.…