Quick Hits: People's Choice Awards, The-Dream, Music from HBO's Girls, Rob Thomas, Allman Brothers Band
January 9, 2014


Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake was a big winner at last night's fan-voted People's Choice Awards, taking home three trophies for Favorite Album, Favorite Male Artist and Favorite R&B Artist. Katy Perry and Demi Lovato followed with two awards each. Ariana Grande was named Favorite Breakout Artist; Britney Spears was named Favorite Pop Artist; and Taylor Swift took home the prize for Favorite Country Artist. The People's Favorite Band this year went to One Direction, while Fall Out Boy was crowned Favorite Alternative Band and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won Favorite Hip-Hop Artist.

Songwriter/producer The-Dream has announced his departure from Def Jam Recordings. Using his Instagram account, The-Dream shared a photo of the Def Jam logo, accompanied by the caption, "I will miss this logo. It all started here! Love Everything that I achieved there, EXODUS THE-DREAM #exodusthedream." The reason for his exit was not revealed, and he has a long history with label. He signed there as a solo artist 2007, and in 2012 he was named Executive Vice President of A&R at Def Jam. The-Dream also has co-penned hit songs for Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and Rihanna.

The third season of HBO show Girls will highlight new tunes by a number of artists, some of whom wrote music specifically for the show. "It's the same sound, same vibe, but one thing that's different this season is we've had the luxury of getting people to contribute brand new songs for us," music supervisor Manish Raval told Radio.com. "We had Miguel write us a new song." The series also will use previously unreleased songs by Beck, Lily Allen, Jenny Lewis and Christina Perri.

Rob Thomas has announced plans for a month-long North American headlining tour, kicking off April 2 in Temecula, CA. These shows will offer a career-spanning set in an intimate setting. Additionally, Thomas' show on April 5 at Indio, CA's Fantasy Springs Resort will benefit Sidewalk Angels Foundation, the non-profit organization founded by Rob and his wife Marisol Thomas. The trek is set to run through May 11 in Windsor, ON.

Longtime Allman Brothers Band guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks both have announced their intention to leave the group at the end of 2014. The duo wrote in a statement that they "are both preparing to dig even deeper into our various creative and musical endeavors and, as a result, 2014 will be our final year as part of the band." Haynes said he plans to focus on Gov't Mule, solo projects, and enjoying more family time. Trucks added, "I feel that my solo project and the Tedeschi Trucks Band is where my future and creative energy lies." Meanwhile, the Allman Brothers Band will celebrate their 45th Anniversary with a residency at New York City's Beacon Theater in March.




 
Music News
Justin Bieber Debuts New Single
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Adele, OMI
Demi Lovato Feeling "Confident" on Fifth LP
Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Omarion, Soundgarden
Pharrell, Demi Lovato & More Added To MTV VMAs Lineup
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, HBO, Maroon 5, Nick Jonas
MTV To Honor Kanye West
Quick Hits: One Direction, Missy Elliott / The Voice, Azealia Banks, Meg Myers, Coheed and Cambria, Ben Folds
Dr. Dre Issues Apology To "The Women I've Hurt"
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, album sales, Charli XCX & Bleachers, Chris Brown, Bon Jovi, Voodoo Music + Arts Festival
Quick Hits: JoJo, Kanye West / Frank Ocean, Carrie Underwood, Charlie Puth, The Neighbourhood
The Weeknd Announces The Madness Fall Tour
Quick Hits: Lana Del Ray, Alanis Morrissette, Kelly Clarkson, Silversun Pickups
Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato To Headline MTV Benefit Concert For Lifebeat
Pharrell, One Direction Join Apple Music Festival
Breaking News
iHeartMedia Promotes Hardin, Zellner and Maynard
WZMP (96.5 AMP Radio)/Philly New Line-Up Announced
KLUC/Las Vegas Adds Kayla To Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo
88Nine Radio Milwaukee Promotes Ken Sumka To APD & Justin Barney to MD
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, iHeartRadio joins Chegg for Music101 Series
Mark “Shark” Ediss Named Afternoon Drive Host At Y100/Savannah
August 27, 2015
Cumulus Goes Underground Alternative In New Orleans
August 26, 2015
Subaru Embraces HD Radio Receivers
Cort Johnson Named APD/Morning Co-Host on 101.9 KINK/Portland
Howard Stern Presents "Booey 25" On SiriusXM Channels
August 25, 2015
Sony Music Entertainment Acquires Century Group
UMG Names Jeffrey Remedios President & CEO/Universal Music Canada
Where Hip Hop Lives App Now Available to International Audiences
August 24, 2015
Leslie Scott Named Program Director Of KNDD/Seattle
Rdio Launches “Promoted Music Experiences” With Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos
Report: Radio Has 30 Million Amplifiers Nationwide
In Brief - August 24, 2015
August 21, 2015
eQB NOW
Entercom South Florida Launches New Alternative Rock 104.3 The Shark
In Brief - August 21, 2015
August 20, 2015
Nielsen Study Shows The Power Of Small & Medium Sized Markets
MoBounce Named Afternoon Host For Z100/New York
In Brief - August 20, 2015
August 19, 2015
FMQB NOW

Mike McVay
SVP/Content & Programming
Cumulus Media

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!