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Empowering Artists to Connect with Their Fans: How a Digital Agency Transformed Itself into an Advertising Platform

In late 2018, electronic artist GRAVES was booking his first U.S. headlining tour in support of his sophomore EP, Far From Here. The following article comes from The Found Group, a proud partner of DMN. He wanted to ensure strong ticket sales for his 14-date tour, and he knew that social media alone wouldn’t be enough. […]

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Are Streaming Exclusives Creeping Back? Apple Music Unveils an Exclusive Coldplay EP + Short Film

Photo Credit: Unsplash Streaming exclusives hurt paying subscribers, yet they’re slowly creeping back in 2020. Here’s the latest. Back in the day, music streaming services went to war with exclusives as their primary weapon. That stopped when piracy spiked on exclusive content from major artists like Chance the Rapper, Kanye, and Beyonce. Now it looks […]

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Cash Money Docuseries New Cash Order Debuts on Spotify’s RapCaviar Playlist

Cash Money Records cofounder Birdman New Cash Order, a four-part docuseries that highlights the history and growth of famed record label Cash Money, has made its exclusive debut on Spotify. Subscribers can enjoy all four parts of the program by navigating to the aptly named RapCaviar playlist, which boasts over 12.5 million followers. Cash Money founders […]

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City of Philadelphia Officially Names a Street After The Roots

A Philadelphia street has officially been named after The Roots— a few months earlier than expected. The Roots formed in Philadelphia around 1990, and to commemorate the band’s three decades of success and unfailing devotion to their home city, a Philly street has been named in their honor. Questlove, The Roots’ longtime drummer, took to Instagram to […]

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Rock Band Yeasayer is Suing The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar for Black Panther Copyright Infringement

Brooklyn-based rock band Yeasayer is suing The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar for copyright infringement over “Pray for Me,” which was created for and featured in 2018’s Black Panther. Brooklyn-based rock band Yeasayer is suing The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar for copyright infringement over “Pray for Me,” which was created for and featured in 2018’s Black Panther. In a filing submitted to […]

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Metallica Cancels Two Festival Performances as James Hetfield Continues Rehab

Kreepin Deth (CC by 3.0) To provide frontman James Hetfield with additional time to proceed through rehab and recover, Metallica has canceled scheduled performances at the Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival and the Louder Than Life Festival. In a statement addressed to the “Metallica family,” Hetfield regretfully informed fans of the news. The 57-year-old cited “critical […]