East Coast Rockers SILVERTUNG Have Signed A Record Contract With Chicago Based, Pavement Entertainment.


鬍鬚女重返香港 – 2016年4月16日及17日

於2016年4月16日及17日 The Underground熱烈歡迎鬍鬚女重返香港舞台


Ladybeard Returns To Hong Kong – 16 + 17 April 2016

The Underground Will Host Ladybeard Returns To Hong Kong, After Her Concert Was Postponed In January Due To Illness


MusicDish*China To Release DJ Sun Junkie Album In Greater China

The Lead Track “Piece Of That” Has Already Started Charting On Chinese Music Portal Kanjian, Climbing To #30 On Its Top 50 Song Chart


Sony to Buy Out Michael Jackson Estate's Half of Sony/ATV Publishing

Sony has agreed to a deal with the Michael Jackson estate to buy out the late King of Pop’s half of their Sony/ATV music publishing company. The deal, which comes 21 years after Jackson and Sony formed the joint venture, is expected to net the Jackson estate $750 million. The agreement also allows the Jackson estate to retain 10 percent of EMI Music Publishing as well as their stake in Mijac Music, which owns to rights to Jackson’s own works, and Jackson’s master recordings, Billboard reports.

“This transaction further allows us to continue our efforts of maximizing the value of Michael’s Estate for the benefit of his children,” Jackson estate co-executors John Branca and John McClain said in a statement. “It also further validates Michael’s foresight and genius in investing in music publishing. His ATV catalogue, purchased in 1985 for a net acquisition cost of $41.5 million, was the cornerstone of the joint venture and, as evidenced by the value of this transaction, is considered one of the smartest investments in music history.”

Jackson first purchased ATV Music Publishing, which owned the publishing rights to the majority of the Beatles‘ music, in 1985 for $41.5 million at the insistence of Paul McCartney. Eleven years later, the singer merged his stake in ATV with Sony Music to form Sony ATV; the conglomerate then added EMI Music Publishing to their staple in 2012.

According to Fortune, Sony exercised a right in the Sony/ATV contract in September 2015 that allowed one partner to buy out the other. The following month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Sony sought buyers for their half of the publishing company, with a $2 billion valuation put on their portion of Sony/ATV Music.

In a statement, Sony CEO Michael Lynton said, “This acquisition will enable Sony to more quickly adapt to changes in the music publishing business, while at the same time continuing to be an unparalleled leader in the industry and a treasured home for artists and writers.” Lynton added that the agreement should be completed by March 31st.

The $750 million sale of Jackson’s half of Sony/ATV Music will go in part to finish paying off the massive $500 million debt the singer had accrued at the time of his death in 2009. After taxes, fees and expenses, the remaining money will be put into a trust for Jackson’s three children.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton Plot Joint Summer Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton have announced the first dozen dates of a co-headlining summer tour, the latest in a string of joint treks together that dates back to the Seventies.

The rock giants’ summer tour kicks off June 3rd at Albany, New York’s Times Union Center on its way westward before coming to a close, as of now, August 21st in Murphys, California. So far, Frampton and Skynyrd have announced 12 joint shows together, with more dates promised.

In addition to their joint tour, both artists have sprinkled their own dates into the itinerary: Frampton has planned a Skynyrd-less gig at Gregg Allman’s Laid Back Festival in Chicago on July 16th while Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre sans-Frampton on August 18th. Check out both the Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd tour pages for complete dates and on-sale information.

In December 2015, Lynyrd Skynyrd canceled the remaining dates of their U.S. tour as founding member Gary Rossington recuperated from heart surgery.

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton Tour Dates
June 3 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
June 4 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 5 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 8 – Lancaster, PA @ Clipper Magazine Stadium
June 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
June 11 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 28 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 4 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 9 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
August 19 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
August 21 – Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Vineyards Amphitheater

Asia Culture Center Offers Rich Spring Events in Korea

Asia Culture Center offers rich spring eventsSEOUL, South Korea, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Spring is just around the corner and along with it comes various fun and vibrant cultural activities around the country.

The Asia Culture Center (ACC), a state-run arts and concert venue in the southwestern city of Gwangju, South Korea,…


Sony and Jackson Estate Reach Agreement for Sony to Acquire Remaining Half of Sony/ATV Music Publishing

NEW YORK, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Corporation (“Sony”) and the Estate of Michael Jackson (“the Estate”) announced today that Sony Corporation of America (“SCA”), Sony’s wholly owned subsidiary, signed a binding memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with the Estate to obtain…


Yo-Yo Ma becomes Goodwill Ambassador of Friends Without A Border

NEW YORK, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Grammy Award®-winning cellist and virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma has been announced as a Goodwill Ambassador for Friends Without A Border (Friends) as part of the nonprofit’s 20th Anniversary celebrations.

Founded in 1996, Friends Without…


Listen to 'Rolling Stone Music Now' Podcast: Dylan, Kendrick, Metallica

The new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, our first-ever podcast, is available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or check it out below.

This episode, we discuss the magical treasure trove of music, film footage and writings that Bob Dylan just dropped onto the world – RS editors Rob Sheffield and Andy Greene delve deep into the heart of this Dylanologists’ dream, and explain why you will have to go to Oklahoma to see it. Plus, we talk about Kendrick Lamar and the (possible) return of jazz, the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s Master of Puppets and more.

Rolling Stone Music Now, hosted by Executive Editor Nathan Brackett, is a weekly podcast that features interviews with marquee artists, a look inside the week’s hottest music news, a sampling of what’s playing in the Rolling Stone office and much more. Brackett is joined each week by a rotating panel of Rolling Stone’s writers and editors.

Subscribe now on iTunes and tune in next week for another episode.