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

Shania Twain, Halsey honored by Billboard

Billboard is excited to announce that Shania Twain and Halsey will be honored for their inimitable contributions to the music industry as part of Billboard’s 11th annual Women in Music event, held December 9th in New York City and airing…

Top 5 Must Own Vinyl Albums

Some albums are just flat out essential to own on vinyl, so forget about the housework and turn on your record player. Sound, mastering and album artwork are just a few factors that make vinyl music so special. Below is…

The Weeknd announces 2017 world tour

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist The Weeknd unveiled details behind his first-ever world tour – Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour. Phase one of the North American and European spanning tour will kick off on Friday,…

Opry City Stage coming to Times Square in 2017

Country music’s most famous brand is coming to New York City. Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. has unveiled its plans for Opry City Stage, the Grand Ole Opry’s first “home away from home,” a four-level entertainment complex on historic Broadway in Times…

Kenny G celebrates 75 million albums sold

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified several Kenny G albums Diamond (ten million units sold), multi-platinum, platinum (one million units sold) and gold (500,000 units sold). Kenny, one of the most iconic instrumental musicians of the modern…

SiriusXM announces holiday music channels

SiriusXM has announced its extensive holiday music lineup featuring eight commercial-free channels celebrating the festive season, one to broadcast starting Wednesday, November 2nd. The holiday music channels will offer listeners a variety of traditional holiday songs, classical Christmas carols, country Christmas…

Röyksopp announces ‘Never Ever’ three track bundle

Following the huge success of Röyksopp’s first release outside of the album cycle – the club ready, hit single “Never Ever” featuring Norwegian singer songwriter Susanne Sundfør – the duo release a “Never Ever” three track bundle, which includes a…

Bon Jovi album cover is work of Florida artist

This House is Not For Sale, the 14th studio album from Grammy Award–winning band Bon Jovi, features a cover image by Jerry Uelsmann, a Florida Artists Hall of Fame inductee, University of Florida professor emeritus and author of multiple books,…

Avenged Sevenfold part of VR performance

On the evening of October 27th, multi-platinum rock band, Avenged Sevenfold, will give a global, 3D /360-degree, live-streamed virtual reality performance in partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, Capitol Records and VRLIVE. Fans around…

Garth Brooks celebrates 7 Diamonds with special guests

CMA “Entertainer Of The Year” Nominee Garth Brooks marked the unrivaled achievement of becoming the first recording artist in the history of music to earn Seven Diamond Album Certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Monday night (Oct 24th),…

Lady Gaga added as AMAs performer

Dick Clark Productions and ABC have announced that award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Lady Gaga will perform at the 2016 American Music Awards. She joins previously announced show opener Bruno Mars and “The American Music Award of Merit” honoree and…

Home music production tips you need to know

Thanks to technological advances and a wide variety of software and apps currently available, music production is easier than ever. A lot of indie producers are actually making stunning music from home, using tools that can be acquired at affordable…

Eric Clapton 1964 Gibson guitar to be auctioned

Eric Clapton’s 1964 Gibson guitar and 85 other musical instruments, rare Civil War tokens, fine art and more will be auctioned at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal during its three day auction on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 27th, 28th…

Garth Brooks adds third Pearl Harbor show

By popular demand, Garth Brooks has added another concert to his upcoming salute to Pearl Harbor with Trisha Yearwood. Brooks and Yearwood will be playing unplugged in support of the 75th Commemoration of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. The new concert…

Metallica to release ‘Atlas, Rise!’ on Halloween

Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Metallica will unleash “Atlas, Rise!” to fans this coming Halloween at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST. The song is the third track to be released from Metallica’s forthcoming album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, due for…

Kenny Chesney, Pink top country charts

As Cosmic Hallelujah gets ready to drop this Friday, October 28th, Kenny Chesney and P!NK slide into the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and the Media Base Country Airplay charts – as well as already spending…

Kelly Clarkson announces second Miracle on Broadway

Multi-Grammy-winning artist and The New York Times best-selling author Kelly Clarkson has announced her second Miracle on Broadway holiday concert. The Friday, December 16th event at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville will benefit four Music City non-profits handpicked by…