Mother-son owners of new Black-owned River Oaks recording studio teaching ‘the biz’ through summer internships
More than a dozen local aspiring artists and interns will now have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the music biz, thanks to a mother and son duo who are using their knowledge and resources to give back to Houston's entertainment community.
New music on the way? Beyonce sparks fan frenzy after deleting profile pictures on social media
When the Queen B makes a move, her hive comes out of hibernation. Beyonce has left many fans speculating that new music will drop soon after she deleted her profile pictures from her social media accounts.
So, you think you know Texas music history? See how many of these questions you can get right
Do you profess to be a Texas history junkie, a die-hard Texas music fan, or perhaps a genuine Texas troubadour with a soft spot for trivia? Just how deep does your knowledge go? Take a few minutes, answer the questions, and see how many you can get right.
The dream of the mid-2000s will be alive at ‘When We Were Young’ festival in Las Vegas
Grab your eyeliner and flat irons, because a music festival featuring the titans of mid-aught emo music are playing for one day only at the appropriately titled When We Were Young music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 22.
‘There is nothing bigger than that for me’: Country star Parker McCollum reflects on his RodeoHouston debut
After the big success of his hits ‘Pretty Heart,’ ‘To be Loved by You,’ and a string of sold-out shows all over the nation, Conroe native Parker McCollum finds himself on the verge of country music superstardom.
Inside Prince's massive collection of archives and unreleased music
"It's literally a vault. It's a room full of shelves, floor to ceiling, with tapes. You have recorded music, a video archive. Then you have a written archive," says Troy Carter about Prince's vault of archives and unreleased music.cbsnews.com
‘The face of Cabrini-Green’: A lost child, a legacy of failure and a changing neighborhood
“Now, what they said (is) the music’s too loud. This is our way of life. Your way of life is on the rooftop with your wines,” he said from his office at Holy Family Lutheran Church, just north of the rowhouses. … No, I can’t pay $3,500 a month. I’m not going to pretend like I can.chicagotribune.com
New Ways of Seeing the Music We Can't Stand Hearing
We all need an outlet and I feel loud music is an amplification, no pun intended, of that spirit,” Ferrero said. But, for me, loud music is heavy metal. Ferrero favors loud music because it stokes positive and empowering feelings in her. “The same principals apply because, again, this is a nervous system response where you get in this panic mode. “Loud music,” she said, “is a lifestyle and an attitude.”houstonpress.com
Robin Thicke on Honoring Late Friend and Collaborator Andre Harrell With New Song 'Forever Mine' (Exclusive)
Robin Thicke's latest single means a lot to him. It was the last record he finished with his mentor, friend and collaborator Andre Harrell. The late music producer -- who died May 7 -- was also godfather to Thicke's son, Julian. RELATED CONTENT:Inside Robin Thicke's Intimate Birthday Dinner With Leonardo DiCaprio, Fiancee April Love Geary and MoreRobin Thicke and Fiancee April Love Geary Welcome Baby No. 2Ken Jeong Hilariously Describes Robin Thicke's 'Masked Singer' After-Parties (Exclusive)
Ricky Martin on How His Family Helped Him Create New Surprise EP While in Quarantine (Exclusive)
Martin also adds that his husband, Jwan Yosef, also helped him creatively with the EP. "They're picky and they love music. "I am so excited because I was raw, honest, I was vulnerable, introspective -- romantic, why not, I'm gonna say it -- and this is what I'm presenting," he shares about Pausa. I think that Bad Bunny, even though he's young, he's making the right decisions and everything he's presenting to the audience, he's always pushing the envelope," Martin expresses. RELATED CONTENT:Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias on Juggling Parenting and Their New Tour (Exclusive)Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin Announce Joint TourRicky Martin Opens Up About Music, Family and Taking on New Challenges | Full Interview
Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica' Is a Catchy and Cathartic Voyage to Space
Lady Gaga dropped her sixth studio album Friday, and it's everything the Little Monsters have been hoping for. The album is divided into three sections, with "Chromatica I," "Chromatica II" and "Chromatica III" serving as orchestral interludes between the three chapters of Gaga's new story, which takes place on her very own planet, Chromatica. And it healed me again making this record, and that is really what Chromatica is all about," Gaga told Apple Music's Zane Lowe ahead of the album's release. The first section also includes the previously released "Stupid Love" and "Rain on Me," as well as the empowering anthem "Free Woman." The final third of the album features Gaga's most interesting collab of the Chromatica era, as Sir Elton John joins her on the angelic dance floor ballad "Sine From Above."
Britney Spears Rereleases Rare Song You Probably Haven't Heard: Listen!
Titled "Mood Ring (By Demand)" and produced by DJ Mustard, Spears had teased the single on her Instagram story on Thursday. Faithful Spears fans later discovered the lyrics online. "My love is a mood ring / Up and down emotions, all these mood swings / You know how to read the touch of my skin / Nothing on my body but this mood ring / You change me," Spears croons. A source close to Spears told ET at the time that the new cover was "just a thank-you to the fans." RELATED CONTENT:Britney Spears Recalls Feeling Like an 'Ugly Duckling' When She Was a KidBritney Spears Thanks Fans for 'Sticking With Me' on 20th Anniversary of 'Oops!
Lady Gaga Fans Are Convinced Her 'Fun Tonight' Lyrics Are About Ex Christian Carino
Hours after the new album dropped, Gaga's Little Monsters have been taking to Twitter to speculate about how her song "Fun Tonight" is really about her ex-fiance, Christian Carino. "Fun tonight. fun tonight. fun tonight drags carino so hard OMFG SHE SNAPPED ramsey | sabmilla pls see pinned (@taybrinasmilla) May 28, 2020I love the carino shade on fun tonight pic.twitter.com/Adr0tkzcjZ Bri (@sluttygagz69) May 29, 2020can we talk about how hard gaga dragged carino in fun tonight... pic.twitter.com/R9jQmmwr3q ramsey | sabmilla pls see pinned (@taybrinasmilla) May 29, 2020the way shes dragging Carino in fun tonight omg (@surfboarts) May 29, 2020Fun tonight about CARINO? RELATED CONTENT:Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica' Is a Catchy and Cathartic Voyage to SpaceLady Gaga Announces Release Date for New Album 'Chromatica'Lady Gaga Reveals Secret Coachella Set Was Planned as She Announces 'Chromatica' Album Delay
Rihanna's Demo of Selena Gomez's 'Same Old Love' Has Leaked and It's Amazing
Rihanna fans are falling for her take of a Selena Gomez song. Pop Crave reportedly leaked Rihanna's demo of "Same Old Love," a song that the 32-year-old singer was thinking about releasing on her own. One year before Gomez, 27, released the track in 2015, Rihanna teased Twitter with a lyric from the song, suggesting that her version of "Same Old Love" was in the works. "Same Old Love" ended up being the second single off of Gomez's 2015 album, Revival. Now I'm just, I'm wide open.
Lady Gaga and BLACKPINK Team Up for Dance Track 'Sour Candy'
Lady Gaga and BLACKPINK have a sweet treat for their fans! On Thursday, the singer and the K-pop group released the fun, upbeat track, "Sour Candy," that is sure to get fans up on their feet. The long-awaited electric song with Gaga and BLACKPINK members Jisoo, Jennie, Ros, and Lisamark mark the women's first time collaborating. Gaga's new album, Chromatica, which is set to be released at midnight on Friday, also features collaborations with Elton John and Ariana Grande. RELATED CONTENT:Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande Drop Intergalactic, Dance-Filled 'Rain on Me' Music VideoLady Gaga Drops Ariana Grande Collab 'Rain on Me' -- Listen!
Cardi B Reveals When Fans Can Expect New Music
Cardi B teased a new song while talking to fans on Instagram Live on Monday. Responding to a fan who asked about new music, the rapper joked that she wouldnt release anything until she lost weight. Earlier in May, she released snippets of an unreleased song she penned while pregnant with daughter Kulture. She previously showed fans that the new ink, by California tattoo artist Jamie Schene, was in progress via her Instagram stories. The singer also flaunted her curves in a post Monday, in which she posed on a chair outdoors while wearing a lilac swimsuit.
Carrie Underwood Reflects on 15th Anniversary of Her 'American Idol' Win
Carrie Underwood is celebrating 15 years since herAmerican Idol win! "WOW, I cannot believe its been 15 years since my @americanidol win!!!" tweeted Underwood, who beat out Bo Bice on the season 4 finale of the singing competition back in May 2005. https://t.co/IEkFXHQ43f Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 25, 2020Since her Idol win, Underwood has become one of the show's most successful alumni. Back in September 2019, the "Love Wins" songstress celebrated the 15th anniversary of her Idol audition during her sold-out concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Doja Cat Apologizes for Controversial Song, Denies Making Racist Remarks
Doja Cat is speaking out after the hashtag #DojaCatIsOverParty started showing up on Twitter over the weekend. Late Sunday night, Doja Cat took to Twitter to issue an apology but also denied that she ever personally made racist remarks in a chat room. I shouldnt have been on some of those chat room sites, but I personally have never been involved in any racist conversations. Doja Cat, whose father is South African actor Dumisani Dlamini, goes on to explain her reasoning behind making the controversial 2015 song "Dindu Nuffin." The controversy comes on the heels of Doja Cat's first song, the "Say So" remix featuring Nicki Minaj, hitting No.
Taylor Swift Praises 'Killing Eve' Cover of Her Song -- But Fans Think There's More to It
Taylor Swift was "VERY STOKED" to hear one of her songs covered on the latest episode of Killing Eve -- but fans think there's a lot more to it than that! "VERY STOKED about this cover of lwymmd on @KillingEve by Jack leopards & the dolphin club!!" VERY STOKED about this cover of lwymmd on @KillingEve by Jack leopards & the dolphin club!! pic.twitter.com/fhkLfOssfm Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 25, 2020For one, the band "Jack Leopards & The Dolphin Club" does not appear to exist beyond their cover of the song. In June 2019, Braun -- through his holding company, Ithaca Holdings -- purchased Big Machine Label Group for a reported $300 million.
Lady Gaga Drops Ariana Grande Collab 'Rain on Me' -- Listen!
Mother Monster's new song with Ariana Grande, "Rain on Me," has officially dropped! Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 22, 2020If were gonna cry were gonna cry together, but were gonna dance while we do it. pic.twitter.com/fZgrMDJYg2 Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 22, 2020Grande also shared a heartfelt message, dedicated to Gaga. Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 22, 2020An hour before the track dropped, Grande expressed how emotional she was feeling. Both Gaga and Grande teased "Rain on Me" on their social media earlier this week, giving fans a sneak peak of what to expect from the song.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande Drop Intergalactic, Dance-Filled 'Rain on Me' Music Video
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's intergalactic "Rain on Me" music video is here. Filled with amazing choreography, killer outfits, creative makeup and, yes, rain, Gaga and Grande pull out all the stops for their collaboration. As the two shared the tune with the world on Thursday night, Grande got emotional while recalling getting the chance to work with the "Poker Face" songstress. pic.twitter.com/fZgrMDJYg2 Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 22, 2020The first single off Chromatica, "Stupid Love," debuted earlier this year. RELATED CONTENT:New Music Friday: The Hottest Songs and Albums of the WeekLady Gaga Drops Ariana Grande Collab 'Rain on Me' -- Listen!
Hailee Steinfeld Talks Handling Heartbreak and Her 'Liberating' New Music (Exclusive)
Hailee Steinfeld is processing her emotions in her new EP, Half Written Story. The 23-year-old songstress and Dickinson star opens up to ET's Katie Krause about her journey working through heartbreak in her new music. Calling the release "equally as terrifying as it is sort of, you know, exciting and liberating," Steinfeld notes that she's been very honest with her feelings, even when they can be conflicting at times. Every relationship is different and sometimes a person is a certain way in a relationship versus outside of that relationship," she says. With all the processing and learning she's done, Steinfeld admits that she's "for sure" still open to finding love.
Lana Del Rey Hits Back at Critics Saying She 'Glamorizes Abuse': I 'Paved the Way' for Top Female Artists
Lana Del Rey is calling out her critics. Del Rey notes that one particularly frustrating narrative from critics of her music is the idea that she "glamorizes abuse" when singing about her relationships. In addition to an album, Del Rey is working on two books of poetry, in which she says she'll be "detailing some of my feelings." As for her personal life, Del Rey was romantically linked to Sean "Sticks" Larkin, a police officer and star of Live PD. RELATED CONTENT:Lana Del Rey and Sean 'Sticks' Larkin Split After 6 Months of DatingLana Del Rey Says She's 'Totally Lost' Her Singing Voice, Cancels European TourLana Del Rey Steps Out With Boyfriend Sean 'Sticks' Larkin at GRAMMYs 2020
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Perform Intimate Duet on CMT's 'Feed The Front Line' Special
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and country music's biggest names teamed up for a good cause. The singers participated in CMT's Feed The Front Line LIVE, a virtual, star-studded benefit livestream featuring more than 40 artists to raise funds for frontline workers and others in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Before McGraw and Hill performed, Scott McCreery kicked off the "Breakfast" portion with the first performance of the day, singing "This Is It." To conclude the event, McGraw and Hill serenaded fans with an intimate duet. The organization has raised over $750,000 and delivered close to 50,000 meals to frontline workers to date.
Billy Ray Cyrus Talks Family Collaborations Amid Quarantine (Exclusive)
Billy Ray Cyrus is always ready for a family jam session! Billy Ray also says he just recently found a song lyric Miley wrote when she was just a little girl. During such a troubling time for so many, Billy Ray is making a difference. Billy Ray explains why the message of "Higher Ground" is so important right now. Here's more with the two-time GRAMMY winner:RELATED CONTENT:Miley Cyrus Sings Billy Ray's 'Achy Breaky Heart' With the Whole Family on 'Carpool Karaoke'Lil Nas X Wants to Remix Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Achy Breaky Heart,' But It's Not Their Next Collab (Exclusive)Billy Ray Cyrus on Why He Almost Turned Down 'Old Town Road' CollaborationExclusiveExclusiveImageBylineJackie WillisWed, 05/20/2020 - 17:45
Lorde Shares Update on Her New Music, Says It's 'So F**king Good'
Now, the 23-year-old singer is back and has an update for her devoted fans, who have been anxiously waiting for new music. In an email sent to her subscribers, Lorde began by saying hello and letting people know that she needed time for herself. She explained that her new music is on the way, but said it will be a while and asked fans to have patience. If you know anything about my work, youll know what that means." Do you wear your hair long or short now?
Jamie Lynn Spears Addresses Rumors That Britney Is Retiring From Music
Britney Spears' days of making music aren't behind her. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 38-year-old singer's sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, shares that, though Britney isn't making music right now, she has no plans to retire from the business completely. I Did It Again, which, Jamie Lynn says, was an incredible time in their lives. In Netflix's Steel Magnolias, Jamie Lynn plays Noreen Fitzgibbons, a young nurse in a small town who gets pregnant amid an affair. RELATED CONTENT:Jamie Lynn Spears on Acting for the First Time Since 'Zoey 101' in Netflix's 'Sweet Magnolias' (Exclusive)Jamie Lynn Spears Tearfully Recalls Daughter's Life-Threatening ATV Accident 3 Years LaterJamie Lynn Spears on Quarantining With Sister Britney
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly Get Steamy in His New 'Bloody Valentine' Music Video -- Watch!
Machine Gun Kelly only has eyes for Megan Fox in his latest music video! The Michael Garcia-directed video begins with the two lying in bed together, and when Machine Gun Kelly awakes, Fox covers his mouth with a piece of pink duct tape. "In my head, in my head, I'm lying naked with you, yeah," Machine Gun Kelly croons. Watch below:Though Machine Gun Kelly and Fox's complicated romance in the video is strictly fictional, some fans believe the two may be more than just friends in real life. Green also addressed the recent photos of Fox and Machine Gun Kelly together, saying, "She met this guy, Colson, on set [of Midnight in the Switchgrass]."
Taylor Swift Premieres 'City of Lover' Concert Special After Canceling Tour Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Taylor Swift dished fans some fun escapism from the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday. The singer debuted an ABC special, Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert, which featured footage from her concert at the LOlympia Theater in Paris, France, in September. "In my mind, I look at this as a party, like a release party," Swift told fans as they cheered. The special aimed to celebrate Swifts Lover album, since she had to call off her Lover Fest tour due to the pandemic. RELATED CONTENT:Taylor Swift to Air Paris Concert in 'City of Lover' Special After Her Tour Is CanceledKaty Perry Announces New Song 'Daisies' And Taylor Swift Fans Think It's a CollaborationTaylor Swift Has the Perfect Quarantine Lyric Change to Her 'Reputation' Song
Harry Styles Debuts 'Watermelon Sugar' Music Video 'Dedicated to Touching'
Just like the rest of us, Harry Styles seems to be missing what life was like before the coronavirus pandemic. The 26-year-old singer released the official music video for "Watermelon Sugar," off his Fine Line album, on Monday, reminding us of the days when we were allowed to get close, and freely hang out at the beach with friends and loved ones. Watermelon Sugar Video Out Now." Watch the feel-good video below:In addition to his own music, Styles has also been making headlines for his phenomenal covers. RELATED CONTENT:Harry Styles and His Piano are Submerged in Water in Emotional 'Falling' Music VideoWatch Harry Styles' Superfan Flip Out and Fall to the Ground After He Gives Her VIP TicketsLizzo Covers Harry Styles' Song 'Adore You' Complete With Epic Flute Interlude
Katy Perry Wows in First TV Performance of 'Daisies' on 'American Idol' Finale
American Idol's grand season finale on Sunday was a big night for the show's contestants, and for Katy Perry as well. Perry teased the performance on Instagram before the episode kicked off, and gave fans a glimpse at the incredibly creative visual elements. "Tune in NOW for the grand finale AND my first television performance of #Daisies!" Check out the video below for more from Perry about this unique, historic season of American Idol. RELATED CONTENT:Why Katy Perry Says 'American Idol's At-Home Finale Will Be 'Bittersweet'Katy Perry Addresses Taylor Swift Collaboration RumorsPregnant Katy Perry Goes Nude in Moving 'Daisies' Music VideoKaty Perry Shares Sonogram of Unborn Daughter Giving Her 'A Middle Finger'
'American Idol': Katy Perry and Luke Bryan Join Lionel Richie for Historic Performance of We Are the World
Sunday's American Idol season finale saw a new winner crowned, the TV debut of Katy Perry's new single, "Daisies," and a historic performance of "We Are the World." The number featured remotely recorded vocals from all of the Top 11 contestants from Season 18, as well as Richie's fellow judges, Perry and Luke Bryan. Watch an ICONIC performance of "We Are The World" from @LionelRichie, featuring your NEW #AmericanIdol and a -studded line-up! Check out the video below for more on this historic, unique season of American Idol, and how having to tape episodes remotely proved to be a game changer. Katy Perry Wows in First TV Performance of 'Daisies' on 'American Idol' FinaleWhy Katy Perry Says 'American Idol's At-Home Finale Will Be 'Bittersweet'
How Keith Urban Safely Performed a Concert for More Than 200 Healthcare Workers (Exclusive)
Keith Urban enjoys playing music and giving back. The country superstar performed for more than 200 healthcare workers from Vanderbilt Health at Stardust Drive-In movie theater outside Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday, as a thank you for fighting the battle against COVID-19. Small PA system, everything was downsized," Urban told ET's Rachel Smith on Friday about the special private event. For more on Urban and his new music on the way, watch below. RELATED CONTENT:Nicole Kidman's Nickname for Hubby Keith Urban Celebrates His ChillKeith Urban on 'Creative' Quarantining With Nicole Kidman and His New Music Video (Exclusive)Keith Urban Describes His 'Vibrant' Time With Family Amid Self-Quarantine (Exclusive)
Britney Spears Thanks Fans for 'Sticking With Me' on 20th Anniversary of 'Oops! I Did It Again' Album
It's been 20 years since Britney Spears released her album, Oops! I Did It Again. The singer also had a fun exchange with NASA and the Mars Rover on Twitter. I'm packed and almost ready to fly in July, landing on Mars next February," the Mars Rover Twitter account replied. See more of ET's time with Spears 20 years ago in the video above. RELATED CONTENT:Britney Spears Dances to 'Genius' Ex Justin Timberlake's Song on Instagram, Justin RespondsBritney Spears Reflects on 20 Years of 'Oops!...
Pregnant Katy Perry Goes Completely Nude in Moving 'Daisies' Music Video
Katy Perry is baring it all! The 35-year-old singer released her latest song and its accompanying music video on Friday and held nothing back. The result is the "Never Worn White" singer standing totally nude in the water, showing off her bare, burgeoning baby bump. Perry posted clips from the music video on Instagram and explained the meaning behind the song in the caption. RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Shares Sonogram of Unborn Daughter Giving Her 'A Middle Finger'Pregnant Katy Perry Reveals What Makes Her Baby Kick While Judging 'American Idol'Pregnant Katy Perry Sings 'Baby Mine' While Dressed Like Dumbo's Mom in 'Disney Family Singalong: Volume II'
Katy Perry Addresses Taylor Swift Collaboration Rumors
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift aren't teaming up anytime soon. During an interview with Hits Radio Breakfast, Perry shot down fan speculation that she and Swift are teaming up on her new album. Though a collab isn't in the works just yet, Perry seemed open to teaming up with Swift in the future. In addition to her music, Perry is focused on becoming a mom, as she is pregnant with her and fianc Orlando Bloom's first child together. RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Announces New Song 'Daisies' And Taylor Swift Fans Think It's a CollaborationPregnant Katy Perry Goes Nude in Moving 'Daisies' Music VideoKaty Perry Shares Sonogram of Unborn Daughter Giving Her 'A Middle Finger'
Beyonce's Mom Tina Knowles Dances to 'Savage Remix,' Jokes Her Daughters Didn't Get Their Moves From Her
Tina Knowles Lawson may have raised two iconic divas, Beyonc and Solange Knowles, but the 66-year-old star admits that she can't take any credit for their dance moves. In a cute Instagram video, Tina busts a move to Beyonc's new lyric in Megan Thee Stallion's remix of the rapper's hit song "Savage." Yeah i know they didnt get their dance moves from me!! Tina, who shares Beyonce and Solange with her ex-husband, Mathew Knowles, captioned the clip. RELATED CONTENT:Blue Ivy Adorably Crashes Tina Knowles' Mother's Day InstagramTina Knowles Lawson Talks Beyoncs Salute To Her on 'Savage' Remix & Missing Her Grandkids (Exclusive)Beyonc and Megan Thee Stallion Drop Surprise 'Savage' Remix -- See the Best Twitter Reactions