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Sony Music Australia CEO Denis Handlin Is Leaving After 51 Years Following Toxic Workplace Allegations

A nighttime shot of Melbourne, Australia. Photo Credit: Linda Xu Following a number of toxic-workplace allegations from current and former employees, Sony Music Australia CEO Denis Handlin has stepped down after more than half a century with the company. The departure of Denis Handlin – who became CEO of Sony Music Australia back in 1984 […]

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Damon Dash Calls JAY-Z a ‘Bully’ After ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Lawsuit

Damon Dash is firing back at a lawsuit alleging he’s trying to auction off JAY-Z’s debut album Reasonable Doubt as an NFT. The lawsuit, filed Friday in New York’s Southern District Court, claims that Dash was trying to sell the rights to Reasonable Doubt via digital marketplace SuperFarm as a non-fungible token without JAY-Z’s permission…. Read More

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Songtradr Raises $50 Million In Series D Funding Round

Songtradr CEO Paul Wiltshire. Photo Credit: Songtradr Music licensing and distribution platform Songtradr has officially completed a $50 million Series D funding round. The Los Angeles-headquartered sync-licensing company announced the $50 million raise – which follows a $30 million Series C in August of 2020 – via a formal release that was shared with Digital […]

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Vivendi Officially Shaves Off 10% of Universal Music Group to Pershing SPAC — At a $40 Billion-Plus Valuation

Universal Music Group headquarters in Santa Monica, CA. French media conglomerate Vivendi has officially sold a 10% chunk of its prized-plum Universal Music Group to a US-led SPAC. Digital Music News first reported rumblings of the SPAC deal — which values Universal Music Group at north of $40 billion — earlier this month. Now, the […]

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Drake Celebrates Father’s Day

Drake is feeling the love on Father’s Day. On Sunday, Adonis’ father received wishes from the mother of his 3-year-old son, Sophie Brussaux. In a post on her Instagram Story, she shared a never-before-seen photo of Champagne Papi cradling his baby boy in his arms while holding a pacifier. “Happy Father’s Day Dad! @champagnepapi,” wrote… Read More