Several top Pandora executives, including CEO Roger Lynch, will leave after its acquisition by SiriusXM

Pandora announced today that shareholders have approved its $3.5 billion acquisition by SiriusXM. After the transaction closes, several key Pandora executives will leave, including CEO Roger Lynch, general counsel Steve Bene, CFO Naveen Chopra, and chief human resources officer Kristen Robinson. SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer will lead the combined company. Pandora and SiriusXM announced the proposed acquisition last September, with SiriusXM offering to pay $3.5 billion in stock, or $10.14 per share,...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Music, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Pandora, Streaming, North America, Roger Lynch, Naveen Chopra, Jim Meyer, SiriusXM, Pandora Sirius, Steve Bene, Kristen Robinson

Madchild – “Death Race” (Video)

In anticipation of his new album “Demons” dropping in April, Battle Axe general Madchild links with fellow Swollen Member Rob The Viking and drops a new video, “Death Race”.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Madchild, Rob The Viking

J. Cole & Meek Mill to Perform at 2019 NBA All-Star Game

The 2019 NBA All-Star Game is a little over two weeks away. On Tuesday night (Jan. 29), the National Basketball Association announced J. Cole will serve as headliner for the All-Star Game’s halftime show. It will be a homecoming for Cole World, who grew up just three hours away in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The news comes a week after the Dreamville star dropped his new single “Middle Child.” Meek Mill, who made his Saturday Night Live debut last week, will kick things off by performing du...
Tags: Sports, Nba, Jazz, National Basketball Association, North Carolina, Music News, Carly Rae Jepsen, Charlotte, J. Cole, Meek Mill, All Star, Fayetteville North Carolina, Anthony Hamilton, Charlotte North Carolina, Spectrum Center, TNT Continue

Pandora CEO Roger Lynch, Other Execs Exit As Shareholders Approve Sale To SiriusXM

Pandora (NYSE: P) stockholders voted on Tuesday to approve the audio streamer's acquisition by SiriusXM.  At the special meeting stockholders with 75% of the outstanding voting power voted, with 97% of the votes cast in favor of the transaction. The transaction is expected to close shortly and shares of Pandora common stock will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Each share of Pandora common stock will be converted into 1.44 newly issued shares of SiriusXM common stock.  Roge...
Tags: Music, Pandora, Sirius Xm, Bruce Houghton, Roger Lynch, Naveen Chopra, Jim Meyer, Steve Bene, New York Stock Exchange Each, General Counsel of Pandora, Kristen Robinson

Blac Chyna Allegedly Choked & Slammed Against Wall by Boyfriend Kid Buu During “Violent” Fight in Hawaii

Blac Chyna and her new boyfriend Kidd Buu got into a huge fight while on vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii over the weekend, TMZ reports.According to the gossip site, the couple was staying at the Ritz-Carlton where they allegedly got into a heated argument that turned physical after Chyna accused Kid Buu of cheating.Sources say that Chyna allegedly scratched Kid Buu and he responded by repeatedly slamming her against a wall and choking her. Someone called 911 and paramedics, as well as police, arriv...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Fights, Domestic Violence, Hawaii, Hip Hop, Mommy, Pop Culture, Jazz, Rob, Lapd, Rob Kardashian, Ritz Carlton, HONOLULU Hawaii, Blac Chyna, Alexis

Teen Gets Probation For Trying To Steal A Plane To Get To Famous Dex Concert

Last summer, an 18-year-old teen was arrested for attempting to steal a plane. His end destination? A Famous Dex concert. Did he make it? No, but he was close! He pleaded guilty last Thursday and received a five-year term of felony probation. According to the Texarkana Gazette, the teen planned to take an … More »
Tags: Music, News, Famous Dex

YD JOB ALERT: Join the Bose team as a Hardware User Experience Designer!

Arguably one of the most valued companies in its industry, Bose is responsible for producing some of the most high-end consumer audio equipment internationally. Founded by Amar Bose in 1964, Bose is best known for its home audio systems and speakers, noise-canceling headphones, professional audio systems, and automobile sound systems. The company has also conducted research into suspension technologies for cars and heavy-duty trucks, and even into the subject of cold fusion. Bose is looking to h...
Tags: Music, Design, Hardware, Audio, Bose, Job Board, Framingham Massachusetts, UX designer, Amar Bose, YD Job Alert, Framingham Massachusetts USA

Frank Ocean Denies Endless Is Coming To Streaming

Well, it looks like we published a bit of fake news, folks! Last week, we heard that Frank Ocean's years-old video album Endless would finally come to streaming services. The album was released as a 45-minute music video on Apple Music in August of 2016, and then on vinyl, CD, DVD, and VHS … More »
Tags: Music, News, Frank Ocean

Alex Dutty – “Imagine” (Video)

“Imagine”, new video by London based rapper Alex Dutty off his album “Knock Down Ginger“.
Tags: Videos, London, Jazz, Alex Dutty

Trip Skylark – “Trip” EP

“Trip”, the debut EP by Trip Skylark still resonating since being released this past October with production by Cheezzburger Music & DJ Goodnight,
Tags: Jazz, Albums/Mixtapes, Trip Skylark

DreamDoll – “On Ya Head” (Tory Lanez Diss)

DreamDoll doesn’t take disrespect from Tory Lanez lightly, check out her new single, “On Ya Head”, filled with hard hitting bars from beginning to end.
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Tory Lanez, Dreamdoll

‘I'd like to offer you a holiday’: Richard E Grant's childhood letter to Barbra Streisand

Singer responds after actor and superfan shared letter and posed outside her houseRichard E Grant has shared a letter he wrote to Barbra Streisand when he was 14 years old, in which he invited her to stay with him and his family in Swaziland for two weeks, and promising “not many people will know who you are, so no chance of being mobbed”.The actor shared the letter on Twitter this morning, after taking a photograph outside her home. (“Asked Security for permission, and he replied, ‘It’s a publi...
Tags: Music, Africa, Culture, Swaziland, Grant, Barbra Streisand, Richard E Grant


500 episodes! Who would've thought!? To celebrate this landmark edition of the show, we have invited two of our most favorite... The post METAL INJECTION LIVECAST #500 - Ja Rule Goatse with Trevor from BLACK DAHLIA MURDER & Dave from REVOCATION appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Dave, Trevor, Metal Injection Livecast

Jussie Smollett Pictured With Swollen Face & Bruises After Being Viciously Attacked in Apparent Hate Crime

Jussie Smollet’s facial injuries as a result of him being viciously attacked were apparent in a picture shared on social media by Empire creator Lee Daniels.Smollett was pictured laying in a hospital bed while on FaceTime with Daniels. The actor—who plays Jamal Lyon in the Fox series—had a cut on his right cheek under his eye and his face appeared to be swollen and bruised.Jussie was taken to hospital after he was attacked by two men wearing ski masks late last night/early this morning, accordin...
Tags: Photos, Celebs, America, Chicago, Fox, Pop Culture, Jazz, Facetime, Lee Daniels, Trending, Jussie Smollett, Chicago Police Department, Daniels, Jussie Smollet, Smollett, Jussie

Hello Kitty karaoke is coming to Alhambra, and there’s a Supercute room to sing in

Hello Kitty fans have been able to enjoy karaoke in themed rooms at Energy Bistro & Karaoke in Hacienda Heights since last January, and now they can have fun at the company’s Alhambra location, too. The venue will be opening eight different Sanrio-branded rooms, some accommodating up to 40 people, Jan. 30. The walls, ceilings and even the furniture in each space are graced with images of its character. There are three Hello Kitty rooms, including Supercute, Sky and Bakery, plus Aggretsuko Rage, ...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hello Kitty, Sanrio, Alhambra, Kitty, Gudetama, Hacienda Heights, Little Twin Stars, Aggretsuko, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT

Marlon Craft – “Power” (Video)

What does power mean to you?  Rising lyricist Marlon Craft introduces his #FLAVORS series today with a powerful new video, “Power”.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Marlon Craft

Non-Combatants – “All For One”

Los Angeles based underground Hip Hop group Non-Combatants are back as Profound drops lyrics over a Convoy beat in the new single, “All For One”, exclusively uploaded on Convoy‘s Facebook page.
Tags: Los Angeles, Jazz, Convoy, Singles, Non-combatants, Profound

English National Opera Announces Plan To Diversify

Stuart Murphy recalled joining the company and and finding it “really shocking” that 39 of ENO’s 40-strong chorus were white. “We weren’t true to our values, we didn’t represent Britain,” he said. “It just felt strange to me … Young white audiences also think it is weird.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Britain, Stuart Murphy, Young, Eno, SJM, 01.28.19

Rico Nasty – “Roof” Video

Rico Nasty had a sick 2018 with the release of her first major-label studio mixtape Nasty, which made its way onto our 50 best albums of the year list, and she's been keeping up with it over the last few months with a string of one-offs, including "Big Dick … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Rico Nasty, Cody Dobie

R&B Singer James Ingram Dead At 66

R&B singer James Ingram, who collected two Grammy Awards and a pair of #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits over his decades-long career, has died at age 66. The news was shared via Twitter by Ingram's friend and creative partner Debbie Allen on Tuesday (1/29). More »
Tags: Music, Obit, Debbie Allen, Ingram, James Ingram

We Scoured Instagram & Found 10 Of 2019's Buzziest New Jewelry Brands

Nowadays, the rule of thumb for jewelry is pretty clear: the more the merrier. We layer so many necklaces on top of each other that waking up without a tangled mess around our necks is impossible, our hands are stacked with a ring (if not multiple) on every finger and we're on a first-name basis with the local piercing dude. Needless to say, the days of taking a minimalist stance in this department are officially a thing of the past. So naturally, we're always on the hunt for new brands to add ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Brooklyn, Copenhagen, Seoul, Moya, Christina Tung, Wilhelmina GarcíaDreaming, Wilhelmina García, Jessica Say Notte Jewelry, Moya Jewelry, Anni Lu JewelryWe, Anni Lu, Milan Jiwinaia

Hop Along Beer Vs. Hanson Beer: A Roundtable

Hello, loyal readers! We here at Stereogum have moved offices, making the grand exodus from a gathering of cubicles near Grand Central Station to a gathering of cubicles near Times Square. Along with the rest of our colleagues at our daddy company Valence Media, we are adjusting to the new space. Being in the heart … More »
Tags: Music, Sounding Board, Hanson, Grand Central Station, Hop Along, Valence Media, Times Square Along

Okilly Dokilly, a ‘Simpsons’-inspired metal band, come to Southern diddly California for three doodly shows

It started as a joke. The idea that what the world needed – more than another earnest indie rock band, another braggadocious rapper, another faceless EDM producer DJ – was Okilly Dokilly, a death metal band inspired by Ned Flanders, the Simpsons’ do-gooder sweater-and-polo-wearing neighborino. “We were joking around imagining a scenario where a band comes on stage with fire and effects, and it’s just the heaviest show intro for a metal-ocalypse,” said Head Ned, the lead singer and founder who – ...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Southern California, West Hollywood, Phoenix, Namm, Riverside, Newport, Marty, Romano, Peter Frampton

Blood Orange Rocks NPR’s Tiny Desk

With songs off Freetown Sound and Negro Swan.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Blood Orange, Freetown Sound, Blood Orange Rocks NPR

Hopsin – “You Should’ve Known” Ft. DAX (Video)

Hopsin links with rising Canadian lyricist DAX for a new apocalyptic style video and banger, “You Should’ve Known”.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Dax, Hopsin

Tech-Death Tuesday: CONTRARIAN Deliver Prog-Death Gold on "My Curse"

Hey there tech fiends, it's that time of the week again. Before we dive into today's focus, here's the usual... The post Tech-Death Tuesday: CONTRARIAN Deliver Prog-Death Gold on "My Curse" appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Tech-death Tuesday, Song Premiere, Brian Mason, Contrarian, George Kollias

Tonight, the LIVECAST Celebrates 500th Episode with BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's Trevor Strnad and REVOCATION's Dave Davidson

500 episodes! Who would've thought!? To celebrate this landmark edition of the show, we have invited two of our most favorite... The post Tonight, the LIVECAST Celebrates 500th Episode with BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's Trevor Strnad and REVOCATION's Dave Davidson appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Trevor Strnad, Dave Davidson, Metal Injection Livecast Preview

"Remorseful And Rehabilitated" Bobby Liebling To Rejoin PENTAGRAM On March Tour

Pentagram's troubles with frontman Bobby Liebling all started coming to light earlier this year when the band announced it would play shows... The post "Remorseful And Rehabilitated" Bobby Liebling To Rejoin PENTAGRAM On March Tour appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Tour Dates, Pentagram, Bobby Liebling

OZZY OSBOURNE European Tour Postponed After He's Diagnosed With Severe Upper Respiratory Infection

Based on doctors' orders, Ozzy Osbourne is postponing the entirety of his European "No More Tours 2" tour, which was... The post OZZY OSBOURNE European Tour Postponed After He's Diagnosed With Severe Upper Respiratory Infection appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Ozzy Osbourne, Bummer Alert, Ozzy

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