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Investigation Finds Over 120 White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi Bands on Facebook

Photo Credit: Zaborona A new investigative report into Neo-Nazi bands discovered white supremacists use Facebook to promote their underground concerts. The investigative unit discovered more than 120 pages from heavy metal groups and record labels with ties to white supremacy. One page had existed on the platform for over ten years and garnered 800,000 likes. […]

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Nick Cannon Removed by ViacomCBS Over Anti-Semitic Comments — Cannon Demands an Apology

The ViacomCBS headquarters in New York City’s One Astor Plaza. Photo Credit: Trxr4kds ViacomCBS has fired longtime Wild ’N Out host and artist Nick Cannon for making antisemitic comments during a June 30th episode of his Cannon’s Class podcast. Cannon, for his part, has fired back with a roughly 1,500-word response, including a demand for […]

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Live Nation Promises to Double the Number of Black Executives by 2025

Live Nation has promised to double the number of black executives it employs by 2025, as part of a broader series of “diversity commitments.” Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino outlined the executive-employment pledge – and several other company-wide initiatives – in an open letter, which addressed “Live Nation employees around the world.” Dated July 9th […]

Music Industry News, Katy Perry Slam Kanye West’s Presidential Election Troll

Photo Credit: Glenn Francis / CC by 2.0 Nine days back, during the final hours of the Fourth of July, billionaire rapper Kanye West unveiled a 2020 presidential run despite missing key ballot deadlines in several states. Now, artists are reacting to the 43-year-old’s announcement. For additional background, Kanye West has only outlined his presidential […]

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Black Singer Lady A Issues First Public Statement: “Lady Antebellum Has Erased Me From Every Platform”

Anita White has published her first public statement on the controversy – and lawsuit – stemming from her high-profile battle over the “Lady A” title. To quickly recap, the much-publicized episode began about one month ago, when Nashville-based country group Lady Antebellum – now known as Lady A – dropped the “antebellum” portion of its […]

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Black Singer Lady A Breaks Her Silence After Getting Sued by Lady Antebellum (aka the New ‘Lady A’)

Lady A, formerly Lady Antebellum, playing in 2012. Photo Credit: zqvol Lady A, the Seattle-based singer who made headlines when country trio Lady Antebellum (now also performing as Lady A) adopted the professional title she’s used since 1987, has broken her silence after being sued over the name. About one month back, Digital Music News […]

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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 […]