Alibaba’s Music App Xiami Announces it will Shut Down in February

(Source: Weibo) Following rumors of a shutdown in November, Alibaba-backed Xiami Music (虾米音乐) released a statement on Jan. 5 announcing plans to close in February due to a business reshuffling. SEE ALSO: Is Alibaba’s Music Streaming Platform Xiami Shutting Down? Xiami will stop offering memberships and album purchasing services today, while users will not be…Continue Reading

Sony Music Taps Andrew Davis for Global Human Resources Role

Andrew Davis joins Sony Music Entertainment in the position of executive vp and global chief human resources officer, with effect from early January 2021.Based in New York, Davis will be tasked with leading the music major’s global human resources activities, which include talent acquisition, talent management, compensation and benefits, and take on responsible for organizational…Continue Reading

Country Music Legend Charley Pride Dead at 86 From Coronavirus Complications

Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for CMACharley Pride, the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died of complications of the novel coronavirus. He was 86. The singer passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12. His spokesperson announced the news in a statement. He did not specify where Charley contracted the virus. “Charley Pride, whose rich baritone…Continue Reading

Universal Music Restructures Content Arm With Creation of Mercury Studios

Alice Webb, the former BBC veteran who was appointed CEO of Eagle Rock in 2019, will lead the new studio, reporting to UMG’s chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge.”Mercury Studios will bring together the very best in the business under the exceptional leadership of Alice, who has already proved herself as a dynamic creative innovator, not…Continue Reading

First Out: New Music from Rina Sawayama, King Princess, Arlo Parks & More

Rina Sawayama, “Lucid”For fans of both Rina Sawayama’s debut album, Sawayama, and Lady Gaga’s dance-pop haven Chromatica, this new single is exactly for you. Sawayama teams up with Chromatica producer BloodPop on “Lucid,” a pure electro-pop banger where the star decides to dissociate into her own dream world, conjuring up her fantasy relationship while the throbbing house beats and glittering synth…Continue Reading