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Beyond the compilation videos of senators quoting Taylor Swift lyrics, what will be the legacy of January’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on anticompetitive practices in the live entertainment industry? Congress has held a few such hearings over the decades, with Pearl Jam famously making an appearance in 1994 and concert industry execs testifying against the
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House music has a strong presence in the Grammy nominations this year and the original creators in this historically underground genre are not mad about it. In the record of the year category, Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul,” Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” and Doja Cat’s “Woman” and all tick various strains of the house box: classic
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In January 2020, Muni Long risked it all by shedding her old performance name (Priscilla Renea) and a lucrative songwriting career to launch her indie label Super­giant Records. She then proved her mettle as an artist, releasing the viral “Hrs & Hrs,” topping the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and forging a partnership with Def Jam Recordings,
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Rosalía has “amicably” parted ways with her longtime manager Rebeca León, Variety has confirmed. The news was first reported by Billboard. León — who also managed J. Balvin as well as Colombian superstar Juanes, with whom she founded Lionfish Entertainment — began managing Rosalía when she was still an unsigned flamenco artist and was in the process of
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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dr. Dre’s groundbreaking album “The Chronic,” the album will be re-released by its original distributor, Interscope Records, and will return to all major streaming services Wednesday (Feb. 1). The re-release of the acclaimed work will be accompanied by a special Chronic merch collection which will be available on www.interscope.com. The album was
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February in the U.K. music biz is all about the Brit Awards, and Britain’s flagship music ceremony will once again see some notable changes for this year’s event. After two years of COVID restrictions, this year will see the notoriously noisy industry tables return to the arena floor at the O2 in London. There’s also
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As expected, Beyoncé has announced a 2023 world tour on Instagram, supporting her multiple-Grammy-nominated 2022 album, “Renaissance.” She also released the dates and cities on her official website. The timing of the announcement, which comes just days before the Grammy Awards on Sunday, sparks speculation that the singer may perform or at least appear on
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Ozzy Osbourne, a defining singer of heavy metal, has apparently retired from touring for health reasons, he announced in a statement late Tuesday regarding the cancellation of his European tour . The announcement is buried in the fourth paragraph of the statement, but its intent seems clear: “Never would I have imagined that my touring
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In collaboration with “Clerks” mastermind Kevin Smith, Logic’s newest music video for his stoner anthem “Highlife” reunites the film’s cast. The video features Logic as the star at the original New Jersey Quick Stop set.  “Clerks” (1994) follows clerks Dante and Randal’s daily debauchery at a New Jersey convenience store. “Clerks II” premiered in 2006
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After 44 years of living under Iran’s oppressive fundamentalist Islamic regime, the situation on the ground in the country — mass protests following the Sep. 16 murder of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini — has become an international crisis. In response, Taylor Hanson, of the multi-platinum and chart-topping “MMMBoppers” Hanson, has put out a widespread call for
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SZA’s “SOS” remains unchallenged as it holds atop the albums chart for a seventh consecutive week. Propelled by the buzz of it being the singer-songwriter’s first full-length release in five years, the R&B LP has packed a punch on streaming services, collecting over 1.4 billion streams since its December debut. Spurred by success of buzzy
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Boygenius, LCD Soundsystem and Steve Lacy are three artists that don’t have much in common — except that they each have a lot of pent-up demand for concerts that has gone unfulfilled, for different reasons. The supergroup Boygenius’ entire touring history until now has been limited to a single month in 2018; LCD Soundsystem’s itinerary
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After a 12-year run representing some of Nashville’s most high-profile artists at the Big Machine Label Group, Jake Basden is exiting that familiar role to join Sandbox Entertainment Group in the role of president. At Sandbox, the company led by manager-producer Jason Owen, Basden will be working with a roster of artists that includes Kacey
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Columbia Records has promoted Jenifer Mallory to the role of president, the company’s chairman/CEO Ron Perry announced Tuesday. Mallory, who will continue to report to Perry, has served as the company’s executive VP and general manager since 2018. In her new post, she will continue to oversee marketing, digital, publicity, video production, licensing, and brand
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Hit songwriter and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, veteran artist manager Ron Laffitte and former Downtown Music Chief Business Officer Andrew Sparkler have launched Runner Music, a new venture that initially will be primarily focused on music publishing, both by acquiring existing copyrights as well as entering into inspired partnerships with established and emerging songwriters, according
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