Thursday, November 22, 2018

HUNGER GAMES SOUNDTRACK LANDS AT NO. 1

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

According to conventional industry wisdom, nobody’s interested in soundtrack albums anymore. What people want are single records that can quickly be download onto their iPods from Apple’s iTunes store. Tell that to the producers of The Hunger Games CD, which sold 175,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. And Taylor Swift’s “Safe and Sound,” […]

ANOTHER RATINGS SOUR NOTE FOR AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

November 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After last year’s worst ratings ever, producers of the American Music Awards on ABC attempted to boost them this year by turning the awards presentation into more of a musical/variety show. It didn’t work. The Sunday-night preshow (“Countdown to the American Music Awards”) attracted just 4.4 million total viewers. The actual awards show itself (with […]

BLOGGER FINALLY GETS RECOGNITION FROM LENO

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In what the New York Times described on its website today (Wednesday) as “almost a blink-and-you-missed-it moment,” the Tonight Show with Jay Leno ran a credit at the end of last night’s show acknowledging that on the previous night a montage featuring Taylor Swift had been created by two bloggers, Rich Juzwiak and Kate Spencer. […]

KANYE WEST RAPS TREATMENT BY MATT LAUER

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Rap singer Kanye West took to his Twitter account Wednesday to complain about his treatment by Matt Lauer during an interview taped for today’s (Thursday) edition of NBC’s Today show. West was asked about former President George W. Bush’s comment that the singer’s criticism that he did not care about black people during the Hurricane […]