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Music credits database Jaxsta has revealed its annual top producers list, with Tyler Johnson, Tainy and Kid Harpoon taking the first three spots, respectively. Johnson’s production work is up for three Grammys this year, including album of the year for Harry Styles’ “Harry’s House,” as well as song and record…

Rostrum Records has appointed Erika Montes as president to lead the company’s growth strategy and oversee frontline label operations. Working closely with artists, managers, and distribution and brand partners, Montes will report directly to Benjy Grinberg, while the founder moves into the new role of CEO. “I’m so excited to…

Before producer Robert Townsend chose Jesse Collins to write for the WB Network comedy “The Parent ’Hood” in 1997, the opportunities were few and far between for the former radio disc jockey. At that point in Collins’ life, he was filing unemployment forms and pretending to take job interviews at…

In “My Mind & Me,” the title track of Selena Gomez’s Apple TV+ documentary, she sings, “If somebody sees me like this, then they won’t feel alone now.”  The power ballad — Variety‘s Hitmakers Film Song of the Year — is intended to be a message of empathy to anyone…

Since founding Arthouse Entertainment in Los Angeles with business partner Stephen Finfer, Kara DioGuardi has approached her roster of songwriters, producers and artists with a laser focus on what she says the industry needs: “Good ole artist development.” Through Arthouse, which began as a publishing company for DioGuardi’s own song…

Must-see TV: It’s included in the six-part docuseries “Planet Sex With Cara Delevingne.”

Joe Jonas is disappointed with his history teachers. He says it’s a shame that he was never taught about Jesse Brown, the Navy’s first Black fighter pilot who served in the Korean War. Brown’s time in the war and friendship with fellow pilot Tom Hudner (played by Glen Powell) is…

Jordin Sparks voiced her support for Chris Brown following an uncomfortable moment at the American Music Awards on Nov. 20 where singer Kelly Rowland shushed a booing crowd when she accepted the favorite male R&B artist award on Brown’s behalf. Sparks told TMZ that she loves Brown and believed he…

Following a controversial moment at this past Sunday’s American Music Awards where singer Kelly Rowland urged a charged crowd to quiet down their booing when she accepted the favorite male R&B artist award on Chris Brown’s behalf, the former Destiny’s Child singer doubled down on her support for Brown, according…

Variety is pleased to announce the honorees for its sixth annual Hitmakers celebration. The Nov. 30 issue and accompanying event looks back at the year in music and recognizes the writers, producers, publishers, managers and executives who helped make — and break — the 25 most-consumed songs of the year,…

Amid a controversy over a Chris Brown-helmed Michael Jackson tribute on Sunday’s American Music Awards that reportedly was canceled at the eleventh hour, the singer won Favorite Male R&B Artist trophy and got a shout-out from Kelly Rowland. “Chris Brown is not here tonight, so I’m accepting this award on…

Anitta confessed to once having waited in a hotel lobby to catch a glimpse of Rihanna, who recently tapped the global superstar as a performer for her annual Savage X Fenty fashion show. “Years ago I was in a hotel in Rio waiting for Rihanna to tell her I love…