Month: February 2022

Neil Diamond Sells 'Complete Song Catalog' to Universal Music Group

Neil Diamond Sells ‘Complete Song Catalog’ to Universal Music Group

Another day, another catalog acquisition: Universal Music Group (UMG) has officially purchased “the entirety” of Neil Diamond’s song rights. Universal Music announced this latest music-IP play – which comes about two weeks after the company’s reportedly $300 million song-rights deal with Sting – via a formal release this morning. The Big Three label now owns …

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John Mayer Postpones Four Concerts After Testing Positive For COVID-9

John Mayer Postpones Four Concerts After Testing Positive For COVID-9

About one week following the start of his Sob Rock Tour, John Mayer has postponed four stops after testing positive for COVID-9. John Mayer kicked off the North American leg of the tour on Thursday, February 7th, and the concert series had originally been scheduled to run into late April. But the 44-year-old took to …

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Scottsdale's DMB Development To Build Disney's California Storyliving Fantasy Homes

Scottsdale’s DMB Development To Build Disney’s California Storyliving Fantasy Homes

A local housing developer will build a sprawling 618-acre master-planned community in the middle of the California desert for Disney. Complete with a shimmering new lagoon, the oasis will be Disney’s newest fantasyland, in partnership with Scottsdale-based DMB Development. The iconic film and theme park empire is known for its wacky “perfect worlds” for tourists …

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Hacked Highway Sign in Phoenix Condemns Vladimir Putin

Hacked Highway Sign in Phoenix Condemns Vladimir Putin

A mystery prankster with unauthorized access to construction traffic signs along Interstate 17 in Phoenix watches world news. And this person sent a geopolitical message to motorists on Wednesday night. Phoenix New Times already spent time sleuthing about a sign near I-17 and Thunderbird Road in North Phoenix that was hijacked Tuesday night, displaying a …

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BPI, AIMP, Warner Music Latina, More

BPI, AIMP, Warner Music Latina, More

Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry. If you have a job shuffle to share, we’re all ears. Send us a note to [email protected] If you’d like to post a job on our Job Board, just send us a request to [email protected] And, keep track of …

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Weekend's Best Concerts: Innings Festival, Jazmine Sullivan, Jake Owen

Weekend’s Best Concerts: Innings Festival, Jazmine Sullivan, Jake Owen

The springtime festival season is about to get rolling in metro Phoenix. The next few months will see high-profile concerts and multi-day music events taking place across the Valley as local promoters take advantage of the nice weather. Things get going this weekend with the return of Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park, which will …

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Jason Aldean Sells Catalog to Spirit Music In Reported $00 Million Deal

Jason Aldean Sells Catalog to Spirit Music In Reported $00 Million Deal

Back in October of 202, Spirit Music Group owner Lyric Capital launched a $500 million catalog fund with Northleaf Capital Partners. Now, Spirit Music has acquired the song rights of country artist Jason Aldean in an estimated $00 million deal. 27-year-old Spirit Music Group announced its music-IP agreement with 44-year-old Jason Aldean today. The transaction …

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