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

2017 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees announced

In keeping with its ongoing dedication to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to its distinctive GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. This year’s collection acknowledges a diverse range of both singles and album recordings…

More Frank Zappa releases detailed

The Zappa Family Trust is continuing its excavation and rescue of the vast musical treasures buried in Frank Zappa’s extensive vault and will release the highly-anticipated albums, Meat Light, Chicago ’78 and Little Dots, on November 4th via Zappa Records…

Garth Brooks is best selling artist of the week

CMA “Entertainer Of The Year” Garth Brooks’ ten disc boxed-set, Garth Brooks: The Ultimate Collection, debuted this week as the #1 best-selling album of the week with over 134,000 physical copies sold solely through Target, as reported by BuzzAngle Music. Brooks…

Jason Aldean scores 18th No 1 single

RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time Jason Aldean earns his 18th career No. One this week with “A Little More Summertime,” which tops both Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts. Following the second consecutive chart-topper off…

Steven Tyler named 2016 Humanitarian Award recipient

The Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations has named Steven Tyler the recipient of its 2016 Humanitarian Award. Tyler will be honored at the Ambassadors’ Ball on December 3rd in New York. The honor is in recognition of the musician’s…

George Strait adds 2017 Vegas dates

Just hours prior to a rare album release show live-streamed from his home state of Texas in support of his forthcoming Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 triple CD collection Wednesday (Nov 16th), “King of Country Music” George Strait announced…

Rick Martin announces Las Vegas residency

One of the most intriguing and impactful entertainers of all time, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning artist Ricky Martin will begin his Las Vegas headlining residency at the new Park Theater at Monte Carlo on April 5, 2017. “This is an exciting…

Justin Bieber to perform on AMAs

Dick Clark Productions and ABC have announced that international megastar Justin Bieber will perform during the 2016 American Music Awards from his Purpose tour in Zurich, Switzerland, delivering his signature style to audiences across the world. He joins hosts Gigi…

Cymbal maker Robert Paiste dies

Robert Paiste (pronounced PIE-Stee), grandson of Paiste cymbal founder Michail Toomas Paiste, has died at the age of 84. No cause of death has been revealed but the company made the announcement on Wednesday (Nov 16th). “It is with deep…

Metallica unleashes videos for every ‘Hardwired’ song

In an unprecedented move for Metallica, the band will release music videos for each song from their forthcoming album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct starting today (Nov 16th) at noon EST on metallica.com and simultaneously with editorial partners around the world for every two…

George Strait livestreams special concert

The King of Country Music returns to Texas for an exclusive Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 album release show this Wednesday, November 16th. The impressive three disc, 56-track collection is available this Friday, November 18th exclusively at Walmart…

Bruno Mars announces 2017 24K Magic World Tour

Bruno Mars has revealed details behind his massive upcoming global headline tour – The 24K Magic World Tour (pronounced twenty-four karat magic world tour). The magic will begin March 28th at Antwerp, Belgium’s Sportpalais and will travel throughout Europe through June…

Country singer Holly Dunn dies at age 59

Country singer Holly Dunn has died at the age of 59 from ovarian cancer. A close friend of Dunn’s tells Nashville’s WSMV that the singer passed away overnight at her home in  Albuquerque, NM as she was surrounded by friends…

Sting announces 57th & 9th Tour

Following the recent release of Sting’s highly anticipated rock/pop album 57th & 9th, Cherrytree Management and Live Nation have confirmed that Sting will take to the road in 2017 on a very special tour featuring concert dates in clubs, theatres and…