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How the Academy of Country Music Awards Switched to a Unifying Evening Amid a Pandemic

A little over a month ago, the Academy of Country Music Awards were still set to take place in Las Vegas on April 5 for what was billed as "country's biggest party of the year." Then the world came…

Joe Diffie, Grammy-Winning Country Artist, Dies From Coronavirus at 61

Veteran country artist Joe Diffie died Sunday from COVID-19 complications, his publicist announced. He was 61.

Recording Academy to Hire Diversity Officer, Establish Fund for Women in Music

The morning after Sean "Diddy" Combs took the Recording Academy to task at the organization and Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday night, its 25,000 members woke to a missive from interim CEO…

Jason Aldean to Receive Artist of the Decade Award at 54th Academy of Country Music Awards

Three-time reigning entertainer of the year Jason Aldean will receive the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden…

Sony Music Relaunches Arista Records

David Massey, who left his post as president/CEO of Island Records at the end of June, has been named president/CEO of a rejuvenated Arista Records by Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer.

Jason Sudeikis Plays a Struggling A&R Exec in Netflix’s ‘Kodachrome’ Trailer

Ed Harris and Elizabeth Olsen also star in the film, which dropped its first trailer.

Composer John Powell to Receive ASCAP’s 2018 Henry Mancini Award

The award is the highest honor the performing rights organization bestows on a composer.

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Makes Scoring Debut on ‘I’m Scared’

'I'm Scared,' a four-minute stop-motion animated short, is based on drawings from popular fine artist Greg "Craola" Simkins, illustrating a boy's explanations to his little brother about what scary…

Emmy Nominations: ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ ‘Tyrant’ and More Composers React

'Transparent,' 'Texas Rising' and 'The Doverkeepers' are also among the nonimations.

CMT Music Awards: Lady Antebellum to Perform With Zedd

Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney are also among performers set to take the stage at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.