Friday, July 30, 2021

BMG Eliminates Controlled Composition Clauses From Its U.S. Record Contracts

BMG has announced that it is eliminating a standard US record label deduction which serves to reduce the income of songwriters, composers, and lyricists. Across the US industry, the various discounts and caps which are...

Rapper Tory Lanez Charged With Shooting Megan Thee Stallion

Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Canadian rapper Tory Lanez with shooting Megan Thee Stallion during an argument earlier this year. Lanez is accused of shooting at Megan’s feet, hitting her, after...

Megan Thee Stallion Partners With Amazon Music For Scholarship Fund

Megan Thee Stallion partnered with Rap Rotation, Amazon Music's flagship global hip-hop brand, to kickstart her Don't Stop Scholarship Fund on Thursday (Oct. 8), which is named after her...
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Drea Dominique “Catch My Wave” Featuring AD

Well remembered for her role on Bad Girls Club Season 9, Drea Dominique is not one to shy from the spotlight, having been a model in videos for Snoop...
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Megan Thee Stallion Performs Savage on SNL, Slams Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron

Megan Thee Stallion used her "Saturday Night Live" performance to call out Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron for his highly unpopular decision in the Breonna Taylor case. During her performance of her...

Burna Boy Signs With SESAC For The U.S.

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and Nigerian pop star Damini “Burna Boy” Ogulu has signed with SESAC Performing Rights for direct US representation, it was announced today. Burna, who recently released his fifth...

Twitch Launches Soundtrack By Twitch

On September 30th, Twitch announced that it has been developing a new creator tool for the past year called Soundtrack by Twitch, offering rights-cleared music for livestreams via partnerships...

Def Jam Fortifies Media & Artist Relations Team With 3 Key Appointments

  Def Jam Recordings has revitalized its media and artist relations team with three new appointments. The iconic hip-hop label has named industry veteran Lauren Ceradini as senior vp, media and...

The Royalty Network’s Black Empowerment Through Music Initiative Webinar

As a part of their Black Empowerment Thru Music Initiative, Royalty Network is conducting a webinar that will feature 6 executives from across the industry to break down all...

TikTok App Downloads To Be Blocked In U.S. From This Sunday Onward

The US Department of Commerce has today (September 18) issued a statement announcing “prohibitions on transactions” relating to Chinese owned-apps WeChat and TikTok “to safeguard the national security of...
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