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Grammys Nod to Streaming Music in Last-Ditch Stand for Relevance 4

Grammys Nod to Streaming Music in Last-Ditch Stand for Relevance

The Grammys, music’s biggest night, lumbers into its 59th year besieged by failing ratings and dwindling demographics. Does anyone even care anymore–outside of industry insiders and 12-year-old girls? The entire telecast could be re-titled “An Annual Tribute to Beyonce.” Every year, it seems, the same four or five homogenized pop stars vie for the evening’s biggest accolades....
Billboard, the Music Industry 'Bible,' Rocked Anew by Payola Allegations 6

Billboard, the Music Industry ‘Bible,’ Rocked Anew by Payola Allegations

Billboard magazine, often called the Music Industry Bible, has reportedly been engaging in a “pay-for-play” payola scheme involving Lady Gaga, marking another disappointing turn in the magazine’s long downward slide. Last year, the magazine named Lady Gaga “Woman of the Year” and featured her on the cover even though she didn’t have a hit record, according to a blog that tracks music scandals....
Prince Death Tied to Prescriptions; Will Feelgood Docs Face Charges? 8

Prince Death Tied to Prescriptions; Will Feelgood Docs Face Charges?

Prince’s death is being attributed to a prescription drug overdose in a report today, which comes as no surprise. The unanswered question is whether the feelgood doctors who prescribed them will be prosecuted for contributing to the renowned singer’s death. IM reported in April that Prince appeared to have spent his final days self-medicating with copious amounts of Percocet, a drug prescribed for pain....
Prince's Humble Style, Grace & Genius Set an Unmatched Standard in Music 10

Prince’s Humble Style, Grace & Genius Set an Unmatched Standard in Music

Prince Rogers Nelson, better known simply as Prince, captured the hearts and minds of a generation that grew up in the ’80s on a steady diet of MTV. His death, April 21, will forever be remembered as the biggest loss for music and music lovers since the death of Michael Jackson. His unique blend of pop, funk, rock and R&B, cut across genres, appealed to a far-reaching audience and still influences the style and direction of music today. ...
Prince's Final Days: Death Points to Drugs, Exhaustion, Cardiac Arrest 12

Prince’s Final Days: Death Points to Drugs, Exhaustion, Cardiac Arrest

Prince appears to have spent his final days wracked by pain from damaged hips. Determined to go on with his performances, he self-medicated with copious amounts of Percocet, a drug prescribed for pain, but not inflammation at the root of suffering. In the end, his body just gave out. The widely admired singer collapsed and died in an elevator at his sprawling Paisley Park home and studio on Thursday, April 21....
Prince, Iconic Musician Known for Pop, Funk, Folk, Rock Fusion, Dead at 57 14

Prince, Iconic Musician Known for Pop, Funk, Folk, Rock Fusion, Dead at 57

Prince, a multi-talent singer known for his ability to fuse pop, funk, folk and rock into his own unique sound, was found dead this morning in his Minnesota home. His death is being attributed to the flu, although mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to his demise. He was 57. Prince, real name Prince Rogers Nelson, had reportedly been battling flu-like symptoms for several weeks. ...
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