Below is our interview with the former head of Sony Music Film, talking about Beyoncé, Etta James, Grammy parties and predictions!
WIKIA: First of all, thank so much for joining us in our Countdown to Music's Biggest Night, it's a real pleasure to have you. You most recently ran Sony BMG's film production division, which put you in direct contact with a lot of Sony BMG's artists. Who are some of the artists you've worked with?
SS: I WORKED WITH JENNIFER LOPEZ ON A MOVIE THAT WE SHOT IN PUERTO RICO, WITH WYCLEF JEAN ON A FILM ABOUT HAITI AND PRAS FROM THE FUGEES AS WELL AS BEYONCE ON CADILLAC RECORDS, DURAN DURAN (MY FAVORITE) I MET MANY OF THE ARTISTS ON THE SONY ROSTER JOHN MAYOR, SHAKIRA, CELINE DION ETC, TOO MANY TO REMEMBER AS WELL AS OT…
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Adele is the front-runner to win some of the biggest categories this year at the Grammys; we were fortunate enough to talk with Trevor, the the Founder of the Adele Wiki about his tricks for making the wiki so comprehensive, how Adele was overlooked in the US for too long, and the extraordinary power of her lyrics....
WIKIA: You've done a really amazing job on the Adele Wiki...how long have you been an Adele fan?
TREVOR: I've been an Adele fan since the summer of 2011. At first, I thought "Rolling in the Deep" (which was her big single at the time) was almost a way of reincarnating oldies music and trying to get rid of the pop music we were used to, such as Lady Gaga. I was very judgemental of her before I gave her a chance, and when I did, …
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Wikia's interview with the founder of the Life Music Wiki, Master Fred.
WIKIA: From my admittedly rather limited Christian Music exposure, I gather that fans of this musical genre tend to be long-term fans and very loyal supporters. How long have you been a lover of Christian/Gospel Music?
MF: Well, a very long time. I'm eighteen, and ever since I've been able to understand what music is, I've been into the Christian music scene. My dad is a Baptist youth director, so I've been engulfed by the genre all my life. I had a particular boom in interest in 2009 when my best friend introduced me to tobyMac. I had never realized that the Christian music scene was so diverse. I only knew of the rock, Gospel, and praise and worship subgenres. When I r…
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Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, which featured two performances from Britney Spears, was the highest rated show since 2003.
The three-hour awards show averaged 7.9 million total viewers from 8-11 p.m. on ABC, drawing a 2.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, up 28 percent and 7 percent from the 2006 telecast respectively.
Justin Bieber one of the big winners Sunday, taking home six awards, including digital artist of the year, top new artist and fan favorite. Eminem also dominated the night, taking home top artist, top male artist and top rap artist, among others.
There was a six-way tie for second place between Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons and Taio Cruz, who each won three trophies.
Bieber embraced girlfr…Read more >