If you’re wondering why your local brick and mortar isn’t getting product, here’s why…

Billboard has two articles today on what’s happening in the world of physical media – for those not in the know, that’s vinyl, CD, etc – when it comes to local stores not getting product for their customers. The problem is stemming from the new distribution model now being used, and how WMG (Warner Bros) moving their distribution to the same company – Direct Shot, based in Indiana – ended up major league upsetting the apple cart. Billboard also has an open letter from retailers asking the industry for help in rectifying this mess. If you’re a music fan, both

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PASSAGES: Joao Gilberto, father of Bossa Nova, dead at 88

Brazilian artist Joao Gilberto, who in the 1950s pioneered the new latin sound called bossa nova, has died at his home in Rio de Janeiro, he was 88 years old. Gilberto has often been given primary credit from many music historians as writing the first song in a new style which would later be referred to as the bossa nova, or new beat. The pioneering sound drew on Brazil’s samba tradition but was typically performed at much lower volume, and eliminating the heavy beats of drums and other percussion typically found in samba music. According to some, the jazz guitarist

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Rolling Stone launches new daily and weekly charts

Well, earlier this year, Rolling Stone magazine announced it was going to take on Billboard and launch its own chart system, and that day has come to pass! The Rolling Stones Charts section made it’s debut on July 1. The Rolling Stone Charts are a group of charts, most updated daily and summarized weekly, that track both singles tracks and album sales, the top 500 artists, the top trending songs, and the top breakthrough artists. Some of the charts are done on a daily basis – those tracking sales and play – and other are updated on a weekly or

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EUROVISION 2019: One last awesome hurrah

You thought the spectacle of Eurovision 2019 was over, buckos? GUESS AGAIN! We cannot end without this incredible tribute to this year’s finals put together in METICULOUS detail by Alexandro Kroger..he posted this incredible labor of love on YouTube today, and everyone needs to see it!  We present the glory of…LEGO EUROVISION 2019!

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::AHEM:: “CHART”-ING A COURSE FOR THE FUTURE…

Yes, I know…TERRIBLE pun…but also irresistible…heh heh heh… As of earlier this week, the TKR Classic Charts have concluded posting for now. You can now access full weekly charts from 1980 through 1993, warts and all, and I urge you to read my write-ups for each year, and send comments and memories of some of the songs listed.  I am still hoping beyond hope that the charts from 1978 and 1979 will turn up somewhere…I am beginning to fear they may be lost, but hopefully not… I have also recently posted a page in the “Classic Charts” section called “The

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VIRAL VIDEO: JACK’S BACK, BABY!!!

With very little fanfair or early notice to both his fans and the fans of the late, lamented Australia’s Got Talent, 2011 winner Jack Vidgen appeared unexpectedly as an auditionee during the blind auditions of The Voice Australia last week….and listen to the reaction of the fans…and of three of the four judges (poor Boy George had no idea WHO he was watching) on the show. Jack has never hidden WHY he left the business abruptly at age 17, but for the first time, he described it in detail…and OMG if this young man with the truly heaven-sent golden voice

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The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony”: Why copyright laws need to be updated and honed for the digital age

How many readers remember what happened to songwriter Richard Ashcroft?  Ashcroft was the leader of the UK based band The Verve back in the 1990s. They had a monster hit in 1997 with the song “Bittersweet Symphony“, a song that continues to be considered a radio “gold standard”, getting airplay on thousands of stations around the world every week. A song which used a sample of an orchestral version of the Rolling Stones song “The Last Time”. There was a HUGE brouhaha over whether or not the sample was licensed, and so Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were added to

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IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING! The TKR Classic Charts are coming online!

You know, it has taken me almost a decade to get to this point, and I apologize for that. It’s only because I wanted to present things in the best possible way, and I’ve been trying to come up with a cool and fancy way to bring my old classic charts online. First, I thought it would be cool to reenter them on new grids with cool new logos and such…but that proved to be impossibly time consuming, especially with all I have going throughout the PNRNetworks family. Then, I thought, i’ll scan the charts in and use OCR to

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PODCAST: “The Kirkham Report” Special – 2019 Eurovision Grand Finals!

“The Kirkham Report” Special – 2019 Eurovision Grand Finals! “The Kirkham Report” takes over the “Subject:CINEMA” feed for a special – coverage of the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest! Join TC as he talks about each entry, the controversies, his opinions of each performance, each song, and what needs to be done to make Eurovision a success in the USA! Plus his ideas about the upcoming “American Song Contest” announced last Thursday! COMMUNICATE WITH US! We want to hear from YOU! Email – subjectcinema@pnrnetworks.com  <—NEW ADDRESS Voicemail – TOLL FREE – call 888-269-9443 Speakpipe – https://www.speakpipe.com/SubjectCINEMA Patreon

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BREAKING: The Netherlands’ “Arcade” takes Eurovision crown

Apologies to anyone who came by looking for our liveblog for today’s Eurovision finals; we were having severe technical difficulties most of the show, and were unable to get a second machine up without totally knocking the first offline. I wholeheartedly apologize, and this wouldn’t have happened if they had secured a US outlet in time for the finals, damn you Logo TV for dropping it! It was damn close, but in the end, “Arcade” by Duncan Laurence of The Netherlands sprung ahead of Sweden’s John Lundvik and his song “Too Late For Love” in the televoting to take the

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