Sony Music Acquires Rest Of EMI Music Publishing From Michael Jackson EstateAs part of its quarterly revenue report, SONY MUSIC has acquired the rest of EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING from the MICHAEL JACKSON estate for $287 million, VARIETY reports. The move, subject to regulatory approval, would put the publishing entity completely under the wing of EMI, which bought 60% equity interest of the catalog from private equity firm MUBADALA earlier this year for $2.3 billion. Meanwhile, SONY reported an increase in streaming revenues of 30% in Q1, which offset a 30% decline in physical product sales. All told, revenues increased 8% or $12.9 billion in the quarter. The Music division provided a 38% return on investment capital, includes recorded music, music publishing and visual media and platforms.
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Making The Five Heartbeats DocumentaryIn the early 90s, actor, comedian, writer and director, Robert Townsend, went against every obstacle in Hollywood, relying on his faith, street smarts, and tenacity to bring his passion project, 1991's "The Five Heartbeats," to big screens. The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group in the 1960s, the musical drama is the subject of Townsend's documentary, "Making The Five Heartbeats." In addition to the documentary, attendees will view an exclusive welcome from Townsend. Tickets for "Making The Five Heartbeats" can be purchased online at www.fathomevents.com and participating theater box offices. Fathom Events presents "Making The Five Heartbeats" in nearly 500 select movie theaters for one day on Monday, August 27 at 7 p.m. local time, through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Townsend's documentary chronicles his inspiring journey to present a new image of black people in cinema. A love letter to the movie's fans, as well as a master-class on filmmaking, "Making The Five Heartbeats" is told through behind-the-scenes footage and personal stories with the five stars of the film (Townsend, Michael Wright, Harry J Lennix, Leon Robinson, Tico Wells), plus co-writer Keenen Ivory Wayans, and the film's bad guy you love to hate, "Big Red" (Hawthorne James). "For all those fans that have seen the movie more than once, for those that ask me when I'll will revisit 'The Five Heartbeats' with a sequel, for those that love the R&B/soul groups that changed the musical landscape of America, and to all that want to dive deeper into this movie's creation, this documentary is for you," Townsend said. "I'm humbled by your ongoing love for 'The Five Heartbeats' and proud to be bringing you 'Making The Five Heartbeats.'" "Robert Townsend's 'Making The Five Heartbeats' was a movie that resonated deeply with many people and we're pleased to bring his wonderful documentary to cinemas nationwide," Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said.
This week, legendary comedian Dave Chappelle returns to New York City’s historic Radio City Music Hall, as he kicks off his LIVE FROM RADIO CITY Residency. It’s been a banner year for Dave Chappelle—The Residency comes hot on the heels of two critically-acclaimed Netflix specials, a record-setting sell out at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Casino, and an unforgettable performance at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. This August’s Residency marks Chappelle’s 30th anniversary in the world of stand-up comedy, which he’ll be celebrating to the tune of sixteen stand-up shows.
During his Residency, Chappelle will combine his love of comedy with his appreciation of hip-hop as he shares the bill with some of today’s best comedians and musicians. Special guest artists throughout the run include The Roots, Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, Common, Vince Staples, Big Boi Chris Rock, Jeff Ross, Arsenio Hall, Erykah Badu, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, Colin Jost, Chance The Rapper, Trevor Noah, Childish Gambino, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Solange, yasiin bey, Talib Kweli, Ali Wong, John Mayer, and Lil Jon. Some additional surprises are to be expected. See below for a full list of dates and confirmed guests.
Tickets for the newly-announced shows with Solange and Leslie Jones, Michael Che, Colin Jost, and Special Guests go on sale today at 5pm EST. All other shows are on sale now.
DATES & LINEUP
Dave Chappelle & The Roots feat. Special Guest Lil Wayne
Dave Chappelle & The Roots feat. Special Guests Ice Cube, Common, Vince Staples
Dave Chappelle & The Roots feat. Special Guest Big Boi
Dave Chappelle & The Roots
Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock feat. Special Guest Jeff Ross
Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock feat. Special Guest Arsenio Hall
Dave Chappelle & Erykah Badu
Dave Chappelle Live feat. Leslie Jones, Michael Che, Colin Jost, and Special Guests*
Dave Chappelle & Very Special Guest
Dave Chappelle & Chance The Rapper
Dave Chappelle & Trevor Noah
Dave Chappelle & Childish Gambino
Dave Chappelle & Ms. Lauryn Hill
Dave Chappelle & Solange*
Dave Chappelle & yasiin bey feat. Special Guest Talib Kweli
Dave Chappelle Live feat. Ali Wong and Very Special Guest John Mayer, With DJ Set by Lil Jon
* Just Announced