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Warner Music Finland Acquires Finnish Indie Hip-Hop Label Monsp Records

Warner Music Group has acquired Monsp Records, one of the largest indie hip-hop labels in Finland. WMG has been scooping up several independent labels across the globe in the last two years. Recent acquisitions for WMG include Netherlands-based Spinnin’ Records and a significant partnership with Nigeria’s Chocolate City. WMG has also acquired some of the […]

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Gucci Mane And Justin Bieber Look For Online Connections On Their New Collab ‘Love Thru The Computer’

Getty Image Justin Bieber has kept professionally quiet over the past few years, but so far, he’s having a significantly more active 2019. He was one of the many featured guests on Lil Dicky’s “Earth.” He joined Ariana Grande on stage at Coachella. He teamed up with Ed Sheeran for “I Don’t Care,” which also […]

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Open Mike Eagle Shares His Final Two Videos From ‘The New Negroes’ With Phonte And Sammus

[embedded content] Share This Video Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn’s whirlwind first season of The New Negroes is coming to a close with a double feature final night, so rightfully, both of the final two satirical music videos from those episodes have arrived as a package deal. “Racism 2.0” features fellow underground rapper Sammus, […]

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Netflix Raises Its Prices Again — This Time In the UK

Netflix just announced that UK users’ monthly subscriptions fees will be increasing. Amazingly, Spotify hasn’t raised its prices in more than a decade, citing extreme price sensitivity and competition from similar services.  Netflix, however, has been aggressively hiking its fares, spurred partly by its differentiation. Netflix UK’s two-device plan will now cost £8.99 ($11.36) —up […]

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Spotify May Soon Launch Another New Feature — Social Listening

Taking its popular Connect to the next level, Spotify is reportedly preparing to unveil a brand-new social feature. Well-known data miner Jane Manchun Wong, who previously uncovered multiple now-revealed Facebook and Instagram features, made a new discovery. The music streaming giant has started work on Social Listening.  This will allow friends to control music together […]

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Kevin Gates Continues His Stretch Of Success With A Surprise EP, ‘Only The Generals Gon Understand’

Jimmy Fontaine Kevin Gates has had a busy 2019 so far, between appearing on other people’s songs and sharing a handful of singles of his own. The singles he’s shared this year — “Therapy Sh*t 4,” “I Got The Dope,” “Big Gangsta,” and “Yukatan” — weren’t attached to any known new project from Gates, but […]