Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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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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...

Kobalt Extends Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Ozuna

Kobalt has renewed its worldwide partnership with Latin singer/songwriter, Ozuna. The extension of the worldwide agreement continues to include publishing administration for all of Ozuna’s future works as well...

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...

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...

Amazon Music Launches Podcasts With Shows From Will Smith, DJ Khaled & Others

Amazon Music has launched podcasts in the UK, US, Germany, and Japan, across all tiers of service. The platform’s podcast offering includes original shows produced exclusively for Amazon Music and...

EMPIRE Launches Publishing Division

Following a decade of independent dominance as a record label and distributor with acts such as Kendrick Lamar, Anderson.Pakk and several others having called it home EMPIRE has made...
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