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

The 1975 announce MSG performance

The 1975

The 1975 has announced that that they will headline New York City’s fabled Madison Square Garden on June 1st. An artist ticket pre-sale for the show begins January 10th at 10 am ET. Tickets will be available to the general…

Green Day announces Revolution Radio summer tour

Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day has announced the Revolution Radio summer tour, kicking off on August 1st in Auburn, WA and hitting amphitheaters, stadiums, and arenas across the country. UK based band Catfish and…

Billy Joel announces stadium concert dates

In the midst of his record breaking Madison Square Garden residency, where he announced his 41st consecutive show this week, Billy Joel is taking his show on the road to stadiums this summer. For the first time ever, Joel will…

Zac Brown honored at Country Radio Seminar

The Country Radio Broadcasters have announced Zac Brown as the recipient of the CRS 2017 Artist Humanitarian Award and former Chairman and CEO of Greater Media, Peter Smyth, as the recipient of the CRS 2017 Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award, to…

Ariana Grande joins cast of Final Fantasy mobile game

New Video Reveals Mobile Game Collaboration with Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Fans of Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, the free-to-play Final Fantasy mobile game, are in for a surprise this month as internationally acclaimed recording artist and actress Ariana Grande will lend…

U2 plays just for you in support of (RED)

You can sit front and center for a private U2 dress rehearsal complete with a front row, backstage and VIP experience rolled into one. This is one of the many awards for donating to the (RED) campaign through Omaze as…

Billy Joel adds 41st consecutive MSG show

After 40 consecutive sell out shows, The Madison Square Garden Company has announced an unprecedented 41st consecutive show by MSG franchise Billy Joel on May 25th. The May show is part of his residency at The World’s Most Famous Arena…

Chicago, Doobie Bros announce co-headlining tour

Two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed rock bands Chicago and The Doobie Brothers – who have sold more than 150 million records combined – have announced their co-headlining North American summer tour. The 30+ date trek kicks off off…

More star power added to Randy Travis tribute

Joining the star-studded tribute to Randy Travis on February 8th will be Travis Tritt, Kane Brown, James Dupre, Scotty McCreery, Joe Nichols, Collin Raye, The Bellamy Brothers and Ricky Traywick. The event, titled 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A…

The Music Universe 2016 Year in Review

Welcome to the The Music Universe Year in Review. In our inaugural edition, I will recap some of the more highlighted moments from our website and discuss what’s to come in 2017. We appreciate all of our readers because without you, we wouldn’t…

John Lennon’s 1956 Austin Princess heading to auction

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will showcase its eclectic Salon Collection, featuring rock legend John Lennon’s 1956 Austin Princess, during the 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, to be held January 14-22, 2017, at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona.…

TIDAL 2016 is the year of exclusives

This year musicians experimented, broke barriers and connected with their fans more intimately. The music industry evolved more than ever in 2016 and global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL was at the forefront. TIDAL provided artists with a platform to…

The Music Industry in 2016

The music industry is constantly evolving and changing, and 2016 was no exception.  In October, the United States Department of Commerce released its 2016 Top Markets Media and Entertainment report.  Here are the major findings: Overall, the music industry declined…

George Michael dies at age 53

The death was unexpected  Pop star George Michael has passed away, his publicist confirms. The singer died over the Christmas period at the age of 53 at his home in Goring in Oxfordshire, located in Southeast England. “It is with great…

Dolly Parton’s My People Fund serves nearly 900

Nearly three weeks after the wildfires that spread across Dolly Parton’s home area of Sevier County, Tennessee, Parton and the Dollywood Foundation launched the distribution of assistance from the My People Fund. During the four day cash distribution, 884 families…

U2 teases fans with Christmas announcements

2017 will be a big year for the band and its fans U2 is spreading cheer to its fan this Christmas morning with two special announcements. The band posted a video on social media featuring all four members around a decorated…

Keith Urban headlines Nashville NYE show

The night will include concerts by Styx, A Thousand Horses and more Keith Urban is set to headline the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville event. Urban, who’s making his way up to the top of…

Entire Garth Brooks catalog comes to Amazon Music

Amazon has announced that the entire catalog from the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks, will be available exclusively on Amazon Music beginning at 12 am ET on December 24th. Fans will be able to stream Brooks’ entire 16 album…

Van Halen rumored to reunite for album, tour in 2018

Rumors are heating up that Van Halen is gearing up for a 40th anniversary tour in 2018 that may contain unexpected guests. SiriusXM’s Debatable reported on Thursday (Dec 22nd) that the group is rumored to be currently recording with original frontman David Lee Roth…

Josh Groban ends 2016 with a bang

After a whirlwind year and a half following the release of his 2015 album Stages, multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban closes out 2016 with a lot to celebrate, including a No. 1 single on the Adult Contemporary…