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Billie Eilish Officially Releases the Next James Bond Theme Song, “No Time to Die”

The long-awaited James Bond theme song from Billie Eilish has been released. “No Time to Die” is available on YouTube and most streaming services. The four-minute track will be prominently featured in the upcoming 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die. Having turned 18 years old on December 18th, Billie Eilish is the youngest […]

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Aloe Blacc Inks Global Recording Pact With BMG — New Album This Year

(l to r) Thomas Scherer, EVP Repertoire & Marketing, BMG LA; Feline Moje, Director Recorded Music GSA; Fred Casimir, EVP Global Recordings; Aloe Blacc; Hartwig Masuch, CEO BMG; Dominique Casimir, EVP Continental Europe Repertoire & Marketing; Jason Hradil, SVP Global Repertoire (photo: BMG) BMG has inked Aloe Blacc to a multiyear recording agreement, with content […]

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YouTube TV Is Blocking Apple In-App Subscriptions Starting in March

Photo Credit: YouTube TV YouTube TV is stopping support for in-app subscriptions on Apple devices altogether in March. Google’s TV streaming service already stopped accepting new subscribers from iPhone and iPad devices. A new email obtained by MacRumors shows YouTube warning customers of the new change. Apple device owners will need to re-subscribe to YouTube […]

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Recording Academy Investigating Industry Attorney Joel Katz, Leaked Memo Says

Ex-Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, who leveled the accusations against Joel Katz. Internal Recording Academy memos push back against Deborah Dugan’s allegations. Per a pair of internally circulated Recording Academy memos that were leaked by Variety, the organization’s higher-ups are taking a number of steps to address and investigate the allegations made by ousted CEO […]

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Was James Brown Murdered? Atlanta District Attorney’s Office Examining New Evidence

James Brown, 1977 (photo: Public Domain) An Atlanta prosecutor is considering launching an investigation into James Brown’s death after receiving new evidence. An Atlanta-based federal prosecutor is now reviewing the circumstances surrounding James Brown’s 2006 death.  The stunning announcement was made after Jacque Hollander said that she possesses evidence capable of proving that Brown was […]

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Wu-Tang Clan Impersonators Steal $100,000 from Hotels, Recording Studios

Georgia police have arrested a pair of men who allegedly scammed hotels out of thousands by impersonating high-profile music-industry figures and rap artists, including members of the Wu-Tang Clan.  The scammers’ leaders, Walker Washington and Aaron Barnes-Burpo, reportedly transported their makeshift crew in a (stolen) Rolls Royce, assumed various Wu-Tang Clan identities, supplied hotel employees […]

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Who Says Warner Music Gets to Have All the Fun? Universal Music Group Says They’ll Go Public by 2023

According to the just-released earnings report from Vivendi, a French media conglomerate and the parent company of Universal Music Group, UMG will offer an IPO on Wall Street sometime within the next three years.  The announcement came after UMG’s 2019 revenues were reported at $7.7 billion, an increase of approximately 14 percent from 2018. Recorded music earnings […]

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J. Cole Inks a Multi-Year Partnership With Puma — Starting With a Sneaker

J. Cole courtside (photo: Puma) J. Cole has signed a multiyear sponsorship deal with shoe and apparel powerhouse Puma.  The 35-year-old took to Twitter to announce the agreement, writing, “Been imagining this for 10 years. It’s time.” A five-minute YouTube video, entitled “The Dreamer,” accompanied the message. The clip features a young J. Cole being kicked off the basketball court […]