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Lawyer Seeks Criminal Investigation Into T.I. and Tiny Sexual Abuse Allegations

T.I. and Tiny could be facing a criminal investigation following allegations of sexual abuse and assault. According to The New York Times, a lawyer has approached local authorities seeking criminal inquiries on behalf of 11 people who claim they were victimized by the couple. Four women have accused the rapper and his wife of drugging… Read More

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Strong Streaming Gains Drive Near Double-Digit Recorded Music Industry Growth Across 2020

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and its far-reaching economic impact, the U.S. recorded music industry experienced a 9.2 percent year-over-year revenue uptick in 2020, according to the RIAA. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) revealed this and other telling stats about the domestic recorded music industry in its recently released yearend report. Recorded-music […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses $50 Million Copyright infringement Claim Against Triller

In November, Wixen Music Publishing filed a $50 million copyright infringement lawsuit against short-form video app (and fast-growing TikTok competitor) Triller. Now, a federal judge has dismissed the complaint in part because it’s unclear “whether the 1976 Act or the Copyright Act of 1909 applies” to the allegedly infringed works. Wixen Music Publishing, which has […]

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KCRW President Apologizes Following Accusations of ‘Blatant Racism’ and ‘Gaslighting’

Photo Credit: KCRW Santa Monica radio station KCRW-FM is under fire after allegations of ‘blatant racism’ surface. A former news producer named Cerise Castle shared some of her experience on a recent podcast. She said her time at the KCRW station was “marked by microaggressions, gaslighting, and blatant racism starting when I was physically prevented […]