Fifth Harmony Joins Maverick Management – The pop outfit, which was named Group of the Year at Billboard’s Women in Music 2015 ceremony, is now onboard with a management enclave that counts Pharrell Williams, Madonna, Alicia Keys, U2, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus among its clients. Fifth Harmony had been repped by Jared Paul at Faculty. – Read more at Billboard
First Person: My ‘American Idol’ Experience, by David Cook – if even for a short time. The amount of time and energy committed by people behind the scenes to make sure that you don’t fall flat on your face for the few minutes a week you’re front and center on people’s televisions is insane, and I never saw that effort done with anything but a genuine desire to see the contestants succeed. And there was vocal coach Debra Byrd, who was so influential on me from the get-go. I had been on the show for a couple weeks, receiving middling reviews at best, and somehow had dodged the chopping block to get to the top 16. That week, the theme was ‘80s Week, and I thought for sure I was gone. I had resigned myself to it, and after talking with friends, we picked a song I thought would be, at least, funny: A power ballad version of Lionel Richie’s “Hello.” – Yahoo Music
Adam Lambert Announces 2016 U.S. Tour Dates – The 33-year-old entertainer teases these will be his most “comprehensive” shows yet.
“I am so thrilled to be getting back to my fans in the U.S. with this tour,” he tells Billboard. “I saw a lot of fans over December doing radio sponsored shows which were really fun, but this is going to be different because this show I put together myself with my team.” The 90-minute show will feature music from The Original High with “some old favorites as well.” “I’m really thrilled because I got to set up my game with the visual aspect of the show and kind of stringing the songs together in a way that tells a story emotionally,” he said. – Billboard.com
After ‘The Voice,’ Joshua Davis looks to build fanbase – “They contacted me after seeing some of my videos online, and asked me to be on the program,” Davis said in a recent phone interview from his home in Traverse City, Mich. “I had never seen the show before and had a general distaste for reality television. But we checked it out, and I actually was surprised it was as positive as it was — the entertainment value wasn’t in embarrassing the artists on the show. It was about building people up. So I said yes, and went on.” – Read more at the Ithaca Journal
Keith Urban on David Bowie: ‘He was always leading the charge’ – Keith Urban joined a long line of celebrities paying tribute to the late David Bowie yesterday. “I was watching the news this morning, and someone was referring to him as a musical chameleon,” he told Storme Warren of SiriusXM’s The Highway. “And I love the fact that the guy said, ‘But he was so not a chameleon.’ Because a chameleon was about fitting in, and Bowie never fit in. He was always leading the charge to the next thing that we would all be trying to cop, whether it was fashion, music, fusion of styles.” – Read more at Entertainment Weekly