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Anghami to Arrive on NASDAQ Following Acquisition-Company Merger

About two months after receiving a major investment from Dubai-based Shuaa Capital, Anghami, the most popular music streaming service in North Africa and the Middle East, has revealed plans to debut on NASDAQ. Anghami higher-ups announced their company’s quick-approaching stock-market arrival this morning, in a formal release that was emailed to Digital Music News. The […]

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Joe Rogan Confirms That Spotify Censored His Earlier Shows — ‘There Were a Few Episodes They Didn’t Want on Their Platform’

For months, Joe Rogan fans were left wondering what happened to a number of earlier shows that went missing following the Spotify transition. Now, we have the answer. The answer to the riddle came from Joe Rogan himself, who has now confirmed that Spotify simply refused to transfer a number of his earlier shows as […]

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NFT Artwork Blowing Up in the Music Industry – Grimes, Steve Aoki, & More Make Millions Selling Digital Artwork

Photo Credit: Steve Aoki Digital artwork and audio distributed as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are taking over the music industry. The technology is still in its nascent stages of experimental use cases. But the technology could change how music is monetized in the future. Let’s look at how some artists embrace music NFTs to change how […]

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Spotify Reinstates Morgan Wallen to Yet Another Country Playlist — ‘Country Favourites’ (190,000 Followers)

Diplo’s Heartless (featuring Morgan Wallen) on Spotify playlist ‘Country Favourites,’ March 2nd, 2021 It looks like Spotify is ever-so-slowly reinstating Morgan Wallen into its country playlist stack. Spotify initially scrubbed Morgan Wallen from its curated country playlists in early February, after the country star was filmed uttering the n-word. Now, the streaming giant is slowly […]

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Morgan Wallen Enters Record-Setting Territory as ‘Dangerous’ Tops the Album Charts for a 7th Straight Week

Morgan Wallen is now entering the record books as Dangerous: The Double Album tops multiple album sales charts for a seventh-straight week. Despite a mass-industry ban, Morgan Wallen is now celebrating another chart-topping week for his recently-released Dangerous: The Double Album. According to stats arriving this weekend, the album has just enjoyed a seventh-straight week […]

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Country Radio Station Merle FM Reinstates Morgan Wallen Into Full Rotation

Knoxville-based WMYL — aka 96.7 Merle FM — has broken ranks and become the first radio station in America to reinstate Morgan Wallen to its airwaves. Others may soon follow. We’ve reported on the intense pressure facing country radio stations to reinstate Morgan Wallen after uniformly banning his music — though so far, corporate conglomerates […]

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Spotify Reinstates Morgan Wallen On Its ‘Country Coffeehouse’ Playlist (600,000 Followers)

Spotify’s Country Coffeehouse playlist, which has nearly 600,000 followers, pictured February 23rd, 2021. Has Spotify started to forgive Morgan Wallen? That’s an interesting question following the streaming platform’s decision to reinstate the artist this week into one of its largest country playlists, Country Coffeehouse. The Spotify playlist is following by nearly 600,000 followers, and initially […]

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Morgan Wallen Is Now the Best-Selling Artist of 2021 — Most Spotify Streams, Biggest Album Sales

Despite being removed from nearly every radio station and prominent streaming playlist in America, Morgan Wallen is now the best-selling artist of 2021. We’ve been covering the ugly fallout surrounding Morgan Wallen, the fast-rising country superstar who was filmed using the n-word outside of his home after a drunken night of partying. Now, newly-surfaced data […]

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‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Reaches Diamond Status — 10 Million Albums Sold

Photo Credit: Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album has attained diamond certification, confirms the RIAA. The sales milestone marks 10 million in sales for Lauryn Hill’s debut solo album, 23 years after release. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) tweeted to announce the achievement earlier this week. Lauryn Hill joins an elite […]