Music News for Thursday

March 8, 2018 - 6:15am

IMAGINE DRAGONS' DAN REYNOLDS AND MORE TO PERFORM IN SUPPORT OF 'MARCH FOR OUR LIVES': Awesomeness TV will broadcast #NeverAgain: A Live Concert Event to support March For Our Lives today. The cast of Dear Evan Hansen, Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds, X Ambassadors, Daya, K. Flay, and Saving Forever are scheduled to perform. The March 24th March For Our Lives is a march on Washington D.C., to demand common sense gun legislation. The initiative follows the horrific mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th that claimed the lives of 14 students and 3 teachers. The benefit concert will be available to stream on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

PHARRELL WILLIAMS TRADEMARKING HIS 'G I R L' ALBUM TITLE FOR WOMEN'S PRODUCTS: Pharrell Williams is recycling the title of his second solo album, G I R L, for trademark use on a number of women's products. TMZ reports that the “Happy” singer has applied for the trademark to use the name "Girl By Pharrell Williams" and "Pharrell Wiliams Girl" on clothing, lingerie and other items such as jewelry, athletic gear, luggage and cosmetics. In addition, TMZ reports that Pharrell has trademarked G I R L for music, including "recordings, online books and other various medias, as well as electronics."

HALSEY TO BE HONORED AT BLOSSOM BALL FOR RAISING ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS: Halsey is set to be honored at The Endometriosis Foundation of America's ninth annual Blossom Ball. The singer has previously been outspoken about her struggle with the chronic and painful illness, which occurs when abnormal tissue grows outside the uterus. Last year, she posted about undergoing multiple surgeries to treat the disease. "For those of you who have followed this battle of mine or who may suffer with it yourself, you know the extremes to which it can be mentally exhausting and physically painful," she wrote on Instagram. She continued, "If you suffer from chronic pain or a debilitating disease please know that I have found time to live a crazy, wild, rewarding life AND balance my treatment and I hope so much in my heart that you can too." The Blossom Ball will take place on March 19th in New York City. March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month.