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Warner Music Announces New Pan-Asian Dance Label, Whet Records

Whet Records artist Lizzy Wang (photo: Warner Music Asia) Warner Music Asia is now popping the champagne corks on Whet Records, their first Pan-Asian dance label. Envisioned by Jonathan Serbin, CEO of Warner Music Greater China, Whet Records will collaborate with developing artists as well as various DJs and producers, offering both a distribution foundation […]

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Sales of Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ Nearly Triple In One Week

Morgan Wallen’s recently-released Dangerous: The Double Album enjoyed a record-breaking week despite the singer’s mass-cancellation by the music industry. After getting cancelled by every major radio station and streaming platform in America, Morgan Wallen’s album sales are going through the roof. According to data emerging this morning, sales of the singer’s recently-released Dangerous: The Double […]

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Morgan Wallen Loses Everything Following Racial Slur — Removed From Spotify, Apple Music Playlists, ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ by UMG Label Big Loud/Republic, Dropped by Major Radio Stations

Early this morning, major radio conglomerate Cumulus started removing Morgan Wallen from its playlists. But that was just the beginning of the fallout for the country superstar. Within hours of the Cumulus Media directive, first reported by Digital Music News early this morning, Morgan Wallen is now getting removed by other major radio conglomerates, major […]

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Ariel Pink Dropped by Label After Attending Pro-Trump Rally In Washington, D.C.

Indie label Mexican Summer officially announcing its decision to drop Ariel Pink. Ariel Pink has officially been dropped by his label, Mexican Summer, for attending a pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C. on January 6th. Ariel Pink didn’t storm the U.S. Capitol alongside other protesters, though the indie rocker has lost his label deal for attending […]

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Sony Unveils Massive $100 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund

Sony has established a $100 million coronavirus-relief fund to support many who are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The fund will benefit first responders and medical professionals, educators and schoolchildren (to lessen the challenges associated with remote teaching, via digital classrooms), and entertainment-industry employees. A substantial portion of the latter, including actors and musicians, […]

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Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge Tests Positive for Coronavirus

UMG chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge Universal Music boss Lucian Grainge has tested positive for coronavirus, according to multiple reports surfacing this weekend. Lucian Grainge, who recently celebrated his 60th birthday, is reportedly being treated at UCLA Medical Center for coronavirus symptoms.  Like most cases, it’s difficult to pinpoint where and when the virus was contracted, though […]

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With IPO Plans on Ice, Warner Music Officially Plants a Flag In India

Warner Music India managing director Jay Mehta (photo: WMG) With markets around the world reeling from the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and corresponding fears, Warner Music has put its previously planned IPO on ice. However, the major label is still working to meet its international growth goals, as Warner Music India has officially launched. In an […]

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TikTok’s Streaming Music Service, Resso, Officially Launches In India — Without Universal Music

Photo Credit: Resso TikTok parent company ByteDance has launched Resso, its long-awaited music-streaming service, in India. Though the platform bears some similarities to TikTok, it’s been tailored to resemble leading streaming services in terms of payments and subscription options. For instance, instead of being completely free to download and use (as TikTok is), Resso utilizes a […]