Spotify slammed with a $1.6 billion dollar licensing lawsuit
Jan03

Spotify slammed with a $1.6 billion dollar licensing lawsuit

A regular on the legal circuit late, will see its court-related entanglements extend into 2018 as Wixen Music Publishing served the streaming giant with a $1.6-billion-dollar lawsuit. Notable for its licensure music produced by more than 200 artists, including , , Stevie Nicks and more, Wixen alleges that Spotify does not possess the proper licenses to use “thousands” songs that are made available on the streaming platform, a...

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Atlantic Records Under Fire for Not Paying Producers Properly
Jan03

Atlantic Records Under Fire for Not Paying Producers Properly

Last year, Metro Boomin warned artists and producers to not let record labels “Steal Your Soul.” In 2018, that cautionary warning still remains. Atlantic Records is under fire for allegedly not paying producers fairly. In an interview with DJ Pain 1 and BeatStars, producer E. Dan, who has produced tracks for Wiz Khalifa, says Atlantic is allegedly using a practice calling albums “mixtapes” or “compilation albums” to avoid paying...

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DJ Paul on MLK Casket Pic Snafu: 'Whoever Did It Should Be Fired'
Jan03

DJ Paul on MLK Casket Pic Snafu: 'Whoever Did It Should Be Fired'

Newsweek’s posting a photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a casket sparked outrage from Dr. King’s daughter Bernice King and folks who saw it on Twitter on Monday (Jan. 1). Newsweek has since apologized to Bernice for their "egregious error" but the damage was done. It was truly an awful blunder. Three Six Mafia member DJ Paul is among those shaking his head over the MLK photo. But the rapper wants more than simply apology...

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Mary J. Blige Joins Golden Globes 'Black Dress' Protest
Jan03

Mary J. Blige Joins Golden Globes 'Black Dress' Protest

Mary J. Blige has joined the Golden Globes "Black Dress" anti-harassment protest. The move comes in support a new initiative, Time's Up, which is focused on supporting women who bring up harassment, sexual assault and sexual misconduct cases. Blige, who is up for a Golden Globe for her role in Netflix's Mudbound, joins Gal Gadot, Saoirse Ronan and Allison Janney in wearing all black to Sunday's ceremony. Blige...

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JAY-Z Signs Saquon Barkley to Roc Nation Sports
Jan03

JAY-Z Signs Saquon Barkley to Roc Nation Sports

JAY-Z has made another major business move, this time for Roc Nation Sports with the signing high-prile Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, according to TMZ. Barkley, who is hailed as the best running back in college ball,  is expected to be a Top 10 pick, making his signing to Roc Nation Sports that much sweeter. All in all, he's the fourth running back to be added to Roc Nation's ever-expanding roster. Obviously,...

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