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October 16, 2019
Texas Inmate Writes Handwritten Letter To Judge Warning ‘Jail Staff’ Is Targeting R. Kelly

Author: MISS2BEES | Source: https://thesource.com Things are not looking up for R. Kelly. He’s been denied several bail requests and has limited visitation rights. It was reported that he was big mad because he couldn’t see both of his girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, at the same time. But it looks like the Pied […]

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October 10, 2019
Google Doubles Down on Its YouTube Music Transition — Three New Personalization Playlists Introduced

Google/Alphabet’s notoriously scatterbrained music strategy is finally getting some focus.  Now, YouTube Music is taking some cues from Spotify and Apple Music. Just last week, Google and its Alphabet parent finally started its long-rumored transition away from Google Play Music.  On Android 10 devices, YouTube Music is now the default standard, instead of Google Play.  Of […]

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October 6, 2019
30% of Beatles Streams on Spotify Are Coming from 18-24 Year-Olds

Spotify recently revealed that songs by The Beatles have been streamed roughly 1.7 billion times to this point in 2019. More impressive yet is the fact that about 30 percent of these streams came from individuals between the ages of 18 and 24. In other words, by bridging the gap between several generations, The Beatles have done […]

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February 27, 2018
An Artist Wants Kendrick Lamar to Publicly Apologize for His 'All the Stars' Video

Lina Iris Viktor claims that Kendrick Lamar's video bears some striking similarity to her Constellation paintings. British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor says that Kendrick Lamar's video for "All the Stars," off the Black Panther soundtrack, stole the visuals from her series of paintings Constellation. A lawyer for the artist sent a letter to Top Dawg Entertainment this weekend alleging the copyright […]

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January 14, 2018
Rihanna, Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars Lead iHeartRadio Music Awards 2018 Nominees

iHeartMedia and Turner announced Wednesday (Jan. 10) the nominees for the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards. Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled and Luis Fonsi top the nominations list, each receiving five nominations including song of the year. For the first time ever, iHeartRadio will be presenting seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the event. Each night at […]

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December 30, 2017
5 Hip-Hop Albums You Slept On In 2017

Hip-hop music is thriving more than ever as the most consumed music genre in the country. Kendrick Lamar reigned supreme over nearly everybody once again (shout out to KRS-One) and Jay-Z added yet another classic to his catalog. There was so much floating about the hip-hop stratosphere in 2017 that, inevitably, there were a few equally impressive albums that got […]

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December 20, 2017
The Best Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Of 2017

The current Hip-Hop landscape might be single-driven with new artists breaking through with viral hits, but the album remains the true judge of who’s here for the long haul. In 2017, fans were rewarded with a variety of outstanding LPs from mainstream stars and indie stalwarts. After countless hours and much consideration, HipHopDX has narrowed […]

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May 31, 2017
40 Years Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away, An Iconic Film Score Was Born

How is this for a first day on the job: Maurice Murphy, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO)'s late principal trumpet player, spent his very first day with the orchestra recording Star Wars' iconic opening theme, with its incredible brass fanfare — and Murphy leading the trumpets. "It was an amazing moment, that blast of brass […]

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May 31, 2017
Music Industry Goes To War With YouTube

Record labels are angry about the relatively small fees the platform pays for music videos compared with streaming services   [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he music business is a tough place for most artists to make money. This struggle was thrown into sharp relief last week when the UK industry revealed that artists earned more from vinyl sales in […]

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