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  1. About one month ago, reports revealed that a new DMX album, which the rapper had completed shortly before his April 9th passing, was set to release sometime in 2021. Now, the “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” artist’s team has announced that this eighth studio album, entitled Exodus, will become available to fans on Friday, […]

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  2. In late March, Digital Music News was first to report that Spotify had settled the billion-dollar copyright-infringement lawsuit brought against it by indie label Sosa Entertainment and performing rights organization Pro Music Rights. Now, the court has officially entered the settlement. The underlying legal showdown initiated back in November of 2019, when Pro Music Rights

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  3. Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin are kicking off a post-COVID tour of North America later this year. The duo was supposed to go on tour together last year, but the tour was postponed. Now, the 26-date arena tour has been rescheduled, and original tickets will still be honored. There are also a slew of new […]

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  4. MJ the Musical is headed to Broadway this year, with opening night set for February 2022. MJ will star Ephraim Sykes in the role, depicts the pop star and his collaborators rehearsing for the 1992 Dangerous tour. The show will not focus on Michael Jackson’s personal life or any of the personal scandals highlighted in […]

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  5. Live Nation is exploring NFTs as a way to capture moments from concerts – like NBA Top Shots. During the Live Nation quarterly earnings call last week, CEO Michael Rapino shared the details. He answered several questions relating to blockchain tech and how it might be used for ticketing in the future. “We’ve all learned […]

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  6. In late March, former Republic Group head Charlie Walk filed a more than $60 million complaint against law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres (KBT) for the allegedly botched representation he received before departing UMG. Now, the court has officially denied Walk’s motion to seal his settlement agreement with the Big Three record label. To recap, UMG’s […]

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  7. Jon Siebels, guitarist for California-based rock group Eve 6, has revealed that he and his bandmates have yet to receive royalty payments for their “Inside Out” effort – even though the 1998 track has generated north of 103 million streams on Spotify. Jon Siebels, who was one-third of the 26-year-old Eve 6’s original lineup, shed […]

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  8. After a multi-month suspension, Morgan Wallen has suddenly received a ringing endorsement from Big Loud CEO Seth England. Instead of getting dropped, Morgan Wallen now looks ready to resume working with Big Loud Records, which is partnered with Universal Music Group division Republic Records. Whether Wallen is officially getting reinstated is unclear, though Big Loud […]

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  9. The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK), the leading media-oversight body in Turkey, has ordered Spotify to remove “inappropriate content” – or face potential censorship in the nation of over 82 million residents. Regional outlets including Arab News quickly picked up on The Radio and Television Supreme Council’s firmly worded warning to Spotify, which must […]

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  10. Chance the Rapper has partnered with AMC as the exclusive premier partner for his upcoming concert film. The film doesn’t have a firm release date, but AMC is locked in as the nationwide distribution partner. ‘Magnificent Coloring World’ will screen in AMC theaters nationwide and will mark Chance the Rapper’s big-screen debut. It celebrates the […]

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  11. Music start-up Lalal.ai is an AI audio splitter that can separate vocals and instrumentals into separate stems. With every track interaction, the AI splitting capabilities improve — though it’s (literally) a work in progress. The following piece was developed in collaboration with Lalal.ai, a proud partner of Digital Music News. So what exactly is AI […]

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  12. A California court has refused to vacate an arbitration award between Insomniac Inc. and partners. Brian Alper and Brett Ballou accuse Pasquale Rotella and his company Insomniac Inc. of breaching its partnership agreement by organizing a music festival to compete with a festival in their partnership. The dispute headed to arbitration, where the arbitrator ruled […]

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  13. Back in November of 2020, reports indicated that Believe was considering arriving on the stock market with a more than $2.4 billion (€2 billion) IPO. Now, the indie label distribution company has officially announced that it intends to debut on the Euronext Paris – raising about $608.15 million (€500 million) in the process. Believe higher-ups […]

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  14. A feud between Jacksonville gangs is turning deadly as the drill rapper feud between Yungeen Ace and Foolio continues. The drama between two Jacksonville, Florida gangs – ATK vs. KTA – is spilling onto social media like YouTube and Instagram through rap videos. Beef has always been at the core of the hip-hop scene, most […]

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  15. Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a robbery attempt in February 2020 — over a Rolex watch. The 20-year-old rapper was killed by a 15-year-old who wanted the diamond-studded timepiece. The teenager is the youngest of a group of four suspects who are now facing charges over the murder. The teen confirmed that he […]

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