$558 million and counting: Swifties’ bumper boost to Aussie economy

Research from RMIT University values the national economic impact of Taylor Swift’s Eras tour at more than half a billion dollars. Taylor Swift played to the biggest tour crowd of her life this weekend. Not once, but three times. “96,000 people the first night, 96,000 people the second night, 96,000 people tonight. All of that, […]

Kanye West’s new album disappears from iTunes, Apple Music: Here’s why

Kanye West’s latest album, “Vultures 1,” disappeared from Apple Music and iTunes Thursday afternoon after distribution company FUGA told Billboard it would work to remove the album, which was released by a FUGA client on Saturday despite the company previously declining to release it. Key Takeaways Key Background West had already faced criticism and threats […]

Leading ladies of the Spider-Verse: How Madame Web’s stars prepared for their Marvel debuts

Typically, Spider-Verse films revolve around the eponymous male superhero. The latest in the comic book series features a leading cast of four women. Here’s how Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, and Isabela Merced prepared for their arachnid roles. “Most superheroes’ powers come from strength and agility. With Madame Web, it’s all psychological,” says SJ Clarkson,  the […]

Inside cinema giant Imax’s billion-dollar year

Sydney’s revitalised Imax theatre has been open three months and is one of the best-performing Imax theatres around the world. In a Forbes Australia exclusive, we sit down with Imax CEO Richard Gelfond in Darling Harbour, to chat about reopening the cinema doors to one of the largest movie screens on earth. “Filmmakers make movies, […]

Usher gets 550% Spotify streaming boost after Super Bowl

Usher received a significant streaming boost immediately following his Super Bowl performance, as is typical for halftime headliners, according to Spotify, with four of the songs he performed surging more than 1,000% in streams on Sunday night. Key facts Key background Though artists – including Usher – don’t get paid for headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, […]