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Reservoir Is Going Public by SPAC to Fuel More Catalog Acquisitions

Reservoir Holdings, which owns Reservoir Media, is going public on the Nasdaq stock exchange through a reverse merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in an apparent move to gain liquidity and a lower cost of capital. Reservoir will form a business combination with Ross CH Acquisition II (currently trading on Nasdaq under the symbol...

Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei’s 2020 Pay Rises to $47.1 Million

John Malone’s Liberty Media — which owns audio entertainment giant SiriusXM, the Atlanta Braves baseball team and the Formula One racing circuit — disclosed that president and CEO Gregory Maffei’s 2020 compensation amounted to $47.1 million, up from $44 million in 2019 and $20.1 million in 2018. He had made $19.8 million in 2017 and $16.9 million in...

Watch Darren Criss Make His Late-Night Performance Debut With ‘Runnin’ Around’ on ‘Corden’

Darren Criss made his late-night television performance debut Tuesday night on The Late Late Show With James Corden with “Runnin’ Around.” He “got one hell of a gang together” for the first-ever performance of the song (originally titled “F*kn Around”), featuring Este Haim of HAIM (bass), The Pocket Queen (drums), frequent collaborator and San Fermin...

Carlos Rivera & Maluma’s ‘100 Años’ Hits Top 10 on Latin Pop Airplay Chart

As Carlos Rivera and Maluma’s “100 Años” hits the top 10 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay chart (dated April 17), Rivera scores his first top 10 on any airplay chart. The song, which jumps 12-10, earns Maluma his 23rd top 10 dating back to his first chart visit, “La Temperatura” with Eli Palacios (No. 8, 2014). “100 Años” bounds with a 30% increase...

The 15 Books Every Music Fan Should Read

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Looking for a new book to read can be overwhelming, given the plethora of options available to purchase both online and in bookstores. To make it easier for music fans, we’ve compiled a list of 15 must-read music books —...

The Players Behind Silk Sonic’s ‘Leave the Door Open’: See the Full Credits

Silk Sonic, the duo comprised of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, topped the Billboard Hot 100 this week with its single “Leave the Door Open,” up from No. 3 last week. The track marks Mars’ eighth No. 1 on the tally — making him one of just 18 artists in Hot 100 history to boast at least eight songs atop the Hot 100 — and the first for .Paak. “Leave...

Music Heavyweights Sign Open Letter Opposing Restrictive Voting Laws

An open letter headlined “We Stand For Democracy” and opposing restrictions on voting drew hundreds of signees from across corporate America, including many names from the entertainment industry. Among the companies attaching their names to the letter were Netflix, ViacomCBS, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Eventbrite, CAA, Sonos, UTA and Live Nation Entertainment....

Which Taylor Swift Re-Recorded ‘1989’ Song Do You Want to Hear Most? Vote!

Taylor Swift’s fans can’t shake off the theory that she might be re-recording her fifth album 1989 next. If that’s the case, which song do you wish she would re-record next? The Billboard 200 No. 1 LP and 2016 Grammy album of the year winner spawned three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 — “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood,” featuring...

Karen Olivo Leaving Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ in Protest Over Scott Rudin Silence

Moulin Rouge! actor Karen Olivo says she’s not returning to the Broadway production as a form of protest against Scott Rudin, the prolific theater and film producer who former employees accused of bullying in a recent Hollywood Reporter story. Olivo, who played Satine in the Broadway production that began in 2019, announced her departure from the role...

Every Performer at the 2021 Latin AMAs: Who Are You Most Excited to See? Vote!

The 2021 Latin American Music Awards are officially a day away, where Karol G and J Balvin, with nine nominations each, lead the pack. Confirmed for the sixth annual ceremony is a wave of artists such as Juanes, Anitta, Maluma, Camilo, Ricky Martin, Carlos Vives, Banda MS, David Bisbal, Carrie Underwood, and Pitbull, to name a few. Country singer...

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