LADY GAGA TEASES VIDEO FOR ELTON JOHN DUET ‘SINE FROM ABOVE’: After Lady Gaga scored several MTV Video Music Award nominations for her Ariana Grande collab “Rain on Me,” she’s now teasing now a new video for another major duet on her album, Chromatica. The video is for “Sine from Above,” her collaboration with Elton John. Gaga posted a clip of the video on Instagram and it shows her in alien/monster mode, showing off many of the visuals she’s been using to promote the album. There’s no word on whether Elton will appear in the video, or when it will be released. Gaga is the godmother to Elton’s two sons, Zachary and Elijah.
DEMI LOVATO AND JOJO TEAM UP FOR ‘LONELY HEARTS’ REMIX: Demi Lovato and Jojo are teaming up for a remix of Jojo’s song “Lonely Hearts.” The singers announced the news by sharing the cover art for the new track on social media. The “Lonely Hearts” remix drops August 28th.
MARSHMELLO BECOMES A CARTOON CHARACTER IN HIS NEW KID-FRIENDLY ANIMATED SERIES, ‘MELLODEES’: Marshmello and his team, The Shalizi Group, have launched a YouTube animated series for ages two to six, called Mellodees, featuring a singing robot named Dee and EDM versions of beloved children’s songs. Marshmello makes a cameo appearance in the series, as a cartoon character called Lil Mello. A new Mellodees episode built around the classic song “The Wheels on the Bus” features a bus driver played by Lil Mello. In addition to EDM-flavored takes on tunes like “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” Mellodees also features topics like self-care, diversity, physical and mental well-being, community and culture.
LIVENATION REPORTS REVENUE IS DOWN 98% DUE TO PANDEMIC: LiveNation has reported that revenue for the year to date is down 98%. The company revealed their numbers in release this week, sharing that they’ve lost $431.9 million on net revenue of $74.1 million in the second quarter of 2020. The concerts division of the company’s $141.8 million of revenue was 95% lower than the $2.64 billion in Q2 2019. Meanwhile, the ticketing division was down 98%, compared to $3.16 billion a year earlier. Live Nation did report that despite the cancelled concerts and events, many fans have decided to keep tickets for their rescheduled shows instead of opting out and asking for a refund. The company also shared that fans are still looking for concerts in 2021 as well, and they’ve sold 19 million tickets across 4,000 festivals and concerts for next year.