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Nadine Shah Says She Can’t Pay Rent Despite Having More Than 100,000 Spotify Monthly Listeners

Nadine Shah. Photo Credit: Paul Hudson Singer-songwriter Nadine Shah recently stated that she is struggling to pay her rent despite having more than 100,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. The 34-year-old Whitburn native Nadine Shah elaborated upon her Spotify earnings situation while addressing the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, as part of its ongoing probe […]

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Eric Clapton Joins the Anti-Lockdown Movement, Releases New Single With Van Morrison

Majvdl (CC by 3.0) ‘Wonderful Tonight’ singer-songwriter Eric Clapton has partnered with vocal lockdown critic Van Morrison to release a new protest track, and the work’s profits will benefit the Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund. Eric Clapton and Van Morrison unveiled their anti-lockdown song collaboration – entitled “Stand and Deliver” – today, in a formal release […]

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The Grammy Awards Don’t Matter Anymore – These Trends Prove It

Photo Credit: Sudhith Xavier The Grammy Awards don’t matter anymore – and it’s not because of controversy or snubs. The Recording Academy announced the 63rd annual Grammy Awards nominations earlier this week on Tuesday. But the announcement has been met with critical reception from artists – and total ambivalence by the general public. First, let’s […]

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TikTok Ends Its Licensing Dispute With STIM, GEMA and PRS — Multi-Year Agreement Signed

Photo Credit: Kon Karampelas TikTok has ended its licensing dispute with ICE, including member organizations PRS for Music, GEMA, STIM, IMRO, Concord, and others, by closing a new deal. TikTok and ICE, which encompasses Downtown and Peer Music, in addition to the above-mentioned collecting societies and indie publishers, unveiled their recently inked licensing agreement today. […]

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YouTube Removes NLE Choppa Video for ‘Fake-Ass Coronavirus’ Lyric

NLE Choppa in August of 2020. Photo Credit: Bryson Johnson YouTube has removed the music video for NLE Choppa’s “Paradise” because the track contains a “fake-ass coronavirus” lyric in violation of the Google-owned platform’s “COVID-19 Medical Misinformation Policy.” NLE Choppa, full name Bryson Lashun Potts, recently announced that YouTube had pulled the official video for […]

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Coachella and Soul’d Out Productions Settle Years-Running ‘Radius Clause’ Lawsuit

Portland-based music festival promoter Soul’d Out Productions’ ‘radius clause’ lawsuit against Coachella has officially drawn to a close, a new courtroom document reveals. Digital Music News has covered the years-running complaint – and plaintiff Soul’d Out’s qualms with the “radius clause” that Coachella acts are required to accept – since shortly after its arrival in […]

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Is Your Apple Music Not Syncing? — iCloud Library Problems Fixed, For Now

Photo Credit: Omid Armin Apple Music not syncing? An ongoing issue prevented iCloud Music libraries from syncing. Over the last 72 hours, many Apple Music users have experienced issues with the service. Subscribers took to the internet to complain about being unable to access their music libraries. “Why is Apple Music not syncing my iCloud […]