The independent Concord Music bought the catalog of the New York salsa label that defined the genre in the 1960s and ’70s in a deal estimated at $30 million.
This week On the Media recommends a new podcast from our colleagues at WNYC. Check it out. Prodigy and Havoc begin laying down rhymes together in high school. When their first album flops, they come up with a new sound that's directly influenced by P's sickle cell, and it helps define a generation of hip hop. Plus: Big Twins talks about the sickle cell attack he’ll never forget. LANGUAGE WARNING: The Realness contains strong language that some listeners may find offensive. WNYC’s health coverage and The Realness by Only Human is supported in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jane and Gerald Katcher and the Katcher Family Foundation, Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Audio of Prodigy on Questlove Supreme is provided by Pandora, which also has a recording of Mobb Deep's classic hit "Shook Ones (Part II)" performed by Nas.
John Amato resigned as C.E.O. of the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group weeks after a report that he suppressed articles about a music executive accused of harassment.
Dawn Ostroff, who had been president of Condé Nast Entertainment, the publisher’s video studio, will join Spotify in August and be responsible for its content and editorial divisions.