Grammys To Honor Dr. Dre For Trailblazing Production Work

Dr. Dre will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work. Dre broke onto the music scene in the late 1980s as a co-founding member of groundbreaking rap collective N.W.A. and went on to produce hits for everyone from Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Nas and Busta… Continue Reading

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Sony, WMG Win Copyright Infringement Case vs TuneIn, More Lawsuits Expected

The High Court of England and Wales has ruled against digital radio company TuneIn in a copyright infringement case brought by Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. The lawsuit filed by the two major record companies alleged that TuneIn played and rebroadcast music without a U.K. license. Of particular… Continue Reading

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Lizzo Adds ‘Truth Hurts’ Songwriter Credit Based On A Tweet

Lizzo has added a songwriting credit to her mega-hit "Truth Hurts," effectively admitting that the lyric "I just took a DNA test / Turns out I’m 100% bitch," which is at the core of the track, came via Twitter. British singer Mina Lioness has been in months-long battle with Lizzo,… Continue Reading

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Please Tour Responsibly: Dealing With Chaos On The Road

Here industry veteran Stacy Wiseman dispenses some sage advice on how to expect the unexpected and keep the train on the rails while on tour, drawing from her considerable experience working with artists like Lizzo, Hannibal Buress, Iliza Shlesinger, and others. __________________________ Guest post from AWAL This is the second… Continue Reading

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Sony Music Revenue Rises 8%

Sony Music reported another round of strong results for the second fiscal quarter of 2019. The division reported an operating revenue of $344 million for the period on sales of $1.4 billion USD, up by 8% in the second quarter when measured against the same period in 2018. During the… Continue Reading

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Labels Now Able To Pay Spotify To Promote Their Music

UPDATED: Spotify users may already be familiar with ‘Music For You’ notifications which sometimes pop up on the platform and now, in a new test run by Spotify, those notifications are for sale, allowing artists to promote directly to listeners without a need for third-party applications. _______________________________ Guest post by… Continue Reading

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Secret Services Interviews Eminem Over Anti-Trump Lyrics

Rapper Eminem was recently interviewed by the United States Secret Service over lyrics from the track “Framed” from his most recent album Revival. According to documents obtained by Buzzfeed, Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers, was interviewed by the Secret Service in 2018, with the federal protective agency… Continue Reading

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American Music Award Names 2019 Nominees [FULL LIST]

The American Music Awards announced its nominees and rapper Post Malone topped the list with seven nominations, including Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. Three-time AMA winner, Ariana Grande, and first-time AMA nominee, Billie Eilish follow closely with each earning six nominations,… Continue Reading

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Investors, Labels Queston Spotify’s Future

Just days before Spotify’s Monday earnings report, some label execs and Wall Street analysts are questioning if the steaming giant will ever be profitable, and if not, can it survive? By Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Spotify certainly looks like the big dog on the streaming block, and perhaps it… Continue Reading

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T-Pain Shares Truth About Most Cancelled Tours That Other Artists Try To Hide

Rapper T-Pain has cancelled his 1UP DLC and in a moment of candor on social media, revealed that low ticket sales were a key part of that decision. “I was advised to lie about this and say that I needed some time, or I needed some alone time or me-time… Continue Reading

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