Music News 1.17.17

Five Killed, More Injured During Mexico’s BPM Festival

At least five people were killed and over a dozen others were wounded early Monday during the final day of the 10-day long BPM festival at the Blue Parrot Nightclub in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Festival organizers say the gunman acted alone, shooting three festival security guards who intervened in the exchange of fire between the gunman and an uninvolved shooter, in what local media outlets are calling an incident of a regional drug war. Another man was shot, and one woman died after falling into the stampede. The shooter has not been captured or identified.



Apple Music Head to Video

Apple Music head exec Jimmy Iovine announced Apple Music’s desire to be an entire pop cultural experience, meaning, Apple Music will be breaking into original video content. They’ve begun dabbling in the video sphere, hosting concert movies for Skepta and Taylor Swift, and hosting a streaming platform for The Late, Late Show with James Cordon’s Carpool Karaoke. They’ve also released for their upcoming Before Anything documentary chronicling the rise and fall of Cash Money Records, and plan to take this visual venture into a “dark, semi-autobiographical drama,” based on the life of Dr. Dre. A four-part docu series based on the working relationship of Dre and Iovine will debut later this year. With all of these varied ventures into the visual, Apple Music’s video fame might be on the rise.



-Taylor Wallace


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