When a friend calls you about a labor of love based on seeing his friend in a dream, it's generally not newsworthy unless your friend is Dr. John and his friend is Louis Armstrong.
What do biofeedback, scavenger hunts and photo sharing have in common? Each represents a possibility for the near-term future of the music business.
Now it was Frank Ocean's turn to shine. His segment was coming up and I was genuinely looking forward to watching him sing live. Frank had already received a couple of Grammy Awardss earlier that night, so I was preparing myself to be wowed ... and then he was introduced.
Brands shell out big bucks for reserved space at the various suites in the hopes of getting their products in the hands of artists and celebrities.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday evening at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Staples is a massive stadium - it is where the Lakers, Clippers and Kings play. Countless concerts use the venue too (Beyonce in June, anyone?), but on Sunday, the Grammy's took over and it was an intimate affair. Cozy, actually. Frank Sinatra and big band music played softly over the speakers and guests milled around in everything from Oscar-like gowns to Vegas showgirl sparkles. After many an email over the course of February, I was able to secure a ticket inside the event to see what music's biggest and baddest night is all about and there are 10 things that you probably don't know about the Grammys.
In this edition of Weeklings! I tell you what to expect from the Grammys -- and what you should fear most. I don't mean to scare you too much right off the bat, but -- spoiler alert! -- Lady Antebellum comes up twice.
This year, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, fun., Jay Z, Frank Ocean, Kanye West and Mumford & Sons lead the pack with six nominations apiece going into Sunday night's ceremony. But who will everyone be talking about come Monday morning?
It's another awards weekend, Los Angeles! So, you know what that means: every bar, restaurant, hotel lobby, 7-Eleven, you name it will be packed to the gills. But never fear. We know our way around the happenings just fine, and we've charted you a course of awesome weekend activities FLO (for locals only).
Here in the What's Trending studio, Melanie chats with us about the song's upcoming music video, her charity work, and predictions for this year's big Grammy winners