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Sony/ATV Inks a Major Partnership With TikTok Talent Agency TalentX — But Is a TikTok Ban Ahead?

Photo Credit: antonbe Sony/ATV Music Publishing and TikTok talent agency TalentX have inked a major partnership agreement, but with rumors of an imminent TikTok ban in the U.S., the deal’s long-term implications are unclear. Sony/ATV and TalentX recently unveiled their global agreement, but haven’t yet addressed the possibility of a TikTok ban. Essentially, the deal […]

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Hip Hop Artist Lecrae Delivers 70,000 Masks to Prisoners In Georgia

Hip-hop artist Lecrae is partnering with several organizations to deliver masks to Atlanta. On June 1st, the rapper announced a partnership with Live Free USA’s ‘Masks for the People’ initiative. It will supply over 70,000 masks to prisoners, essential workers, protestors, and people in the Atlanta metro area. Lecrae and the Reach Records family will […]

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Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, Vinyl and Streaming Thrived During 2020’s First Half

Photo Credit: Jace & Afsoon In a newly released mid-year report on the music industry, Nielsen/MRC Data highlighted the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 crisis and shed light upon several telling trends. Predictably, the music industry analysis revealed a sharp drop-off in total album sales following the pandemic’s domestic onset, with sales having fallen 6.7 […]

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TikTok’s Advertising Launch Is Getting Crushed by US Shutdown Rumors

Photo Credit: TikTok The TikTok advertising strategy may be crumbling after the Trump administration signals interest in a ban. TikTok’s new self-service ad platform will remain critical in helping the social media company turn a profit. But the potential ban floated by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brings that strategy into question. Speaking with […]

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Drive-In Concerts Are Growing: Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Trace Atkins Announce Latest ‘Gigs’

Blake Shelton Concert With most traditional concerts still on hold due to health concerns stemming from the novel coronavirus, a growing number of artists are booking drive-in performances to safely entertain fans. In May, shortly after drive-in concerts began to pick up steam in Europe, YouTuber Marc Rebillet unveiled America’s first drive-in tour. Country music […]

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Spotify Doubles Down on Fraud Allegations Against Indie Label Sosa Entertainment

The long-running courtroom battle between Spotify and independent music label Sosa Entertainment is raging on, as the leading music streaming service has elaborated on its far-reaching fraud counterclaims in a new filing. Spotify recently submitted the 70-page-long document to a Florida federal court, and a copy of the comprehensive text was shared with Digital Music […]