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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to Moderate ‘The State Of Black America & The Coronavirus’ on Revolt TV

Sean “Diddy” Combs’s hip-hop-centered television network, REVOLT TV, is set to air a town-hall forum that will explore and attempt to explain the disproportionate impact of the novel coronavirus on the African American community.  Dubbed The State of Black America and the Coronavirus, the two-hour-long event will feature appearances from rapper Meek Mill, U.S. Representative Alexandria […]

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TikTok Commits $250 Million to Coronavirus Aid — Plus $125 Million In Free Ads

TikTok announced today that it will provide $250 million to COVID-19 relief efforts, in addition to $125 million worth of ad credits for public-health organizations and small businesses.  TikTok President Alex Zhu unveiled his company’s contribution plans in a press release, which was shared with Digital Music News. The aforementioned $250 million earmarked for relief […]

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As Coronavirus Shuts Down Shows, AirGigs Offers Relief for Isolated Musicians

The live concert industry has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But quietly, alternative live-streaming models and ‘distanced’ collaboration concepts are helping to fill the void. That includes remote recording collaboration platform AirGigs. For established stars and rising acts alike, performance revenue constitutes a major portion of overall income. And […]

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Counterpoint Sees Big Gains for Music Streaming Subscriptions In 2020 — But Can People Afford It?

(photo: NeONBRAND) Despite the recent music streaming decline and the far-reaching economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, market-research company Counterpoint is anticipating a sizable uptick in streaming-service subscriptions this year. Counterpoint voiced the sunny prediction in a press release, which also highlighted the stellar commercial performance of music streaming in 2019. The research brand […]

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Post Malone Countersues as ‘Circles’ Songwriter Credit Battle Intensifies

Post Malone has filed a lawsuit against Tyler Armes, the individual who claims that he co-wrote “Circles.” And Armes, for his part, submitted a complaint against Post Malone. Both filings were finalized yesterday; Post introduced his grievance in a New York court, while Armes brought the matter before a California judge. The latter complaint also […]

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Disney Floats the Idea of Taking People’s Temperatures at Parks — Could It Work?

A section of a Disney amusement park, including a Mickey Mouse-themed ride. (photo: Daniela Araya) In a recent interview, Bob Iger spoke of his long-term vision for reopening Disney’s beloved theme parks, all of which are closed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Iger’s comments touched on a number of interesting topics, including pre-entry temperature […]

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Ariana Grande ‘7 Rings’ Copyright Lawsuit Might Not Get Tossed After All

celebrityabc (CC by 2.0) According to a new legal filing, the Ariana Grande “7 Rings” copyright-infringement lawsuit might not be tossed out after all. Digital Music News has followed the high-stakes complaint since rapper DOT (whose real name is Josh Stone) submitted it to a court back in January. Essentially, Stone alleges that Grande’s extremely […]