To be fair, other genres were threatening rock as the country’s “most dominant form of music.” Yes, now-lauded albums by Neil Young (Tonight’s the Night), Bob Dylan (Blood on the Tracks, The Basement Tapes), Fleetwood Mac (Fleetwood Mac), and David Bowie (Young Americans) had all been released in recent months — and Born to Run was only two weeks away. But the elder, white, male keepers of the music industry were increasingly seeing disco — a sound that grew out of clubs predominantly populated by black, latino, gay and other marginalized attendees — as a potential mainstream threat. Earlier that year, the Andy Williams–hosted Grammys had given out big-award trophies to decidedly non-rockers Olivia Newton-John, Marvin Hamlisch, and Barbra Streisand. The Ramones’ first album was still eight months away. You see where this is going. … [Read more...] about Flashback: What the Hell Were the ‘Rock Music Awards’ in 1975?
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It may not have been wholly unexpected given the event's date of April 2 and a planet grappling with what the World Health Organization had just a day earlier officially declared to be a global pandemic. Festivals and markets across film and TV were being pulled on mass, with L.A.'s E3 conference becoming the largest casualty within the video games sector. … [Read more...] about BAFTA Games Awards: Lockdowns, Pre-Recorded Speeches and a Host Working From His Basement
ITV recently said that its April ad revenue momentum had been further affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The company also said it would pull its dividend and make other cost savings, including in program spending, amid the pandemic, which it said has had an "increasing" impact on its advertising trends. … [Read more...] about ITV Offers Discounts for Ad Bookings Amid Virus Crisis
“While our industry is currently going through a difficult period, we are confident in the enduring strength and value of our businesses. Today’s approved spinoff is the result of many months of preparation, and we believe it will set the stage for long-term success for both MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment,” Dolan said in a statement. … [Read more...] about Madison Square Garden Company Set to Spin Off Entertainment Business
Streaming minutes – 156 billion – were up about 36% from 115 billion the week of Feb. 24. The overall share of streaming on televsions among homes has increased at a steady clip nearly every week over the past four weeks, Nielsen said. It currently stands at 23% of all viewing being done on TVs as of the week of March 16 versus 14% the same week a year ago. … [Read more...] about Nielsen Says Streaming Surged 50% For Week Of March 16 From Year Ago; ‘Spenser Confidential’ On Netflix Most Watched