Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com

Carly Rae Jepsen adds final Sydney show

Carly Rae Jepsen - The So Nice Australian Tour

Second Sydney date added for March 2023 Carly Rae Jepsen announces she will play an anticipated second and final Sydney show on her The So Nice Australian tour this March. Jepsen’s newly announced Sydney date will take place at the…

Bret Michaels announces Parti Gras 23 Tour

Trek will be introduced in summer 2023 Bret Michaels has officially announced that his Parti Gras 23 Tour will be hitting 12 US Live Nation amphitheaters next summer. The Poison frontman shared the news on Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk…

Eric Church establishes Solid Entertainment

Eric Church

New venture is with longtime manager Eric Church and longtime manager John Peets have partnered to form a new endeavor and all-inclusive enterprise, Solid Entertainment. Solid Entertainment centralizes all things Church while doubling down on infrastructure behind investments in his…

Big Time Rush releases ‘Paralyzed’

Big Time Rush

Fan-favorite track is available now It’s been a whirlwind week for beloved pop super-group Big Time Rush, with a new single release of the highly anticipated track “Paralyzed,” a mash-up performance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the premiere…

Three sports stars who became musicians

Shaq as DJ Diesel

Sports and music have always been intrinsically linked. However, very few sports stars manage to make the career switch successfully. Whereas actors who venture into the world of music tend to have developed creative skills, many sports stars struggle to…

Ivan Moody announces cannabis flower & edibles line

Greenings by Ivan Moody

Greenings launches in Dec 2022 Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody has announced his latest venture, Greenings by Moody’s Medicinals, a high-quality, edgy cannabis line, featuring a variety of premium flower, infused pre-rolls, and gummies created through a partnership…

Brett Young announces 2023 tour dates

Brett Young: 5 Tour 3 2 1

5 Tour 3 2 1 set for 2023 Following a sold out European tour, multi-Platinum artist Brett Young will hit the road stateside next spring for Brett Young: 5 Tour 3 2 1 with Morgan Evans and Ashley Cooke. The…

Bob Dylan apologizes for autopen book controversy

Bob Dylan

Dylan is working on resigning books Bob Dylan has apologized to fans for selling $600 autopen autographs of his latest book, The Philosophy of Modern Song. Last week, it was reported that publisher Simon & Schuster began refunding fans after…

Mount Westmore releases ‘Free Game’

Mount Westmore

Forthcoming studio album drops Dec 9th The West Coast supergroup, Mount Westmore, drops its second single and visual for “Free Game” via the label Mount Westmore with MNRK Music Group. The uber rap group, made up of Snoop Dogg, Ice…

US Senators confirm Ticketmaster antitrust hearing

Ticketmaster

Hearing announced after Taylor Swift ticket debacle US Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Lee (R-UT), Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, have announced that they will hold a hearing…

Pantera headlining Finland’s Rockfest 2023

Pantera @ Rock Fest 2023

Finland’s biggest rock fest takes place June 2023 Pantera is set to headline opening night of Finland’s three day Rockfest in 2023 in Hyvinkää. The reformed group will perform on June 8th at Hyvinkää Airport along with Rancid, Testament VV,…

Machine Gun Kelly releases ‘Taurus’

Machine Gun Kelly

Song features Naomi Wild Machine Gun Kelly releases “Taurus” featuring Naomi Wild, the feature song from the major motion picture Taurus from RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks. The movie features Machine Gun Kelly in a lead role…

Sam Hunt drops ‘Start Nowhere’

Sam Hunt - Start Nowhere

Hunt Family home movies are featured Multi-Platinum-selling hitmaker Sam Hunt drops new song “Start Nowhere” via UMG Nashville. Hunt and co-writers Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne lean into the comfort and ease of a life before distractions. “When…

NMIXX releases ‘Funky Glitter Christmas’

NMIXX - Funky Glitter Christmas

Track & video available now Following the success of their latest release Entwurf (which has sold more than half a million copies), South Korean girl group NMIXX has released “Funky Glitter Christmas” via JYP Entertainment. The track is the group’s…

Cruise to the Edge announces 2024 lineup

Cruise to the Edge 2024

Marillion, Steve Hacket, Flying Colors & Big Big Train will headline Cruise to the Edge (CTTE), the world’s premier progressive rock experience at sea, is set to return March 8-13, 2024 with its biggest cruise ever. Marking its eighth voyage,…

Pantera adds nine 2023 European concerts

Pantera 2022

Nearly two dozen shows have been announced Pantera has added nine new European festival shows to its 2023 touring slate. New dates are set for May and June in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and Denmark, bringing…

Niko Moon announces 2023 headlining tour

Niko Moon

Support includes Dylan Schneider & Lauren Weintraub Multi-Platinum selling hitmaker Niko Moon has announced his Ain’t No Better Place Tour 2023, kicking off January 19th in Spokane, WA. The 25-date trek features Dylan Schneider and Lauren Weintraub as support on…

Thomas Rhett scores 20th chart-topper

Thomas Rhett & Riley Green - Half Of Me

“Half Of Me” features Riley Green Country superstar Thomas Rhett reaches a career milestone, earning his 20th chart-topping hit in less than 10 years with “Half of Me” featuring Riley Green. Off his critically-acclaimed sixth album Where We Started, the song…