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Cash Money Docuseries New Cash Order Debuts on Spotify’s RapCaviar Playlist

Cash Money Records cofounder Birdman New Cash Order, a four-part docuseries that highlights the history and growth of famed record label Cash Money, has made its exclusive debut on Spotify. Subscribers can enjoy all four parts of the program by navigating to the aptly named RapCaviar playlist, which boasts over 12.5 million followers. Cash Money founders […]

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YouTube TV Is Blocking Apple In-App Subscriptions Starting in March

Photo Credit: YouTube TV YouTube TV is stopping support for in-app subscriptions on Apple devices altogether in March. Google’s TV streaming service already stopped accepting new subscribers from iPhone and iPad devices. A new email obtained by MacRumors shows YouTube warning customers of the new change. Apple device owners will need to re-subscribe to YouTube […]

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Nipsey Hussle Documentary Sparks Intense Bidding War Between Netflix, Amazon, and Apple

Nipsey Hussle and Big Sean at Howard University, 2009 (photo: Big Sean CC by 2.0) Netflix is reportedly close to edging out Apple and Amazon for the rights to Ava DuVernay’s long-awaited Nipsey Hussle documentary.  However, at the time of writing, the deal hadn’t been made official, as was widely reported. Instead, Hussle’s Marathon Films […]

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‘Leaving Neverland’ Distributor Is On the Brink of Financial Collapse

The distributor behind ‘Leaving Neverland’ has ceased trading amid financial troubles. Canada’s Kew Media Group withdrew from the Toronto Stock Exchange after a permanent cease trade order. The Ontario Securities Commission issued the order as the production company faces financial troubles. At least one executive has gone on record to say Kew Media is “a […]

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J.Lo+Shakira vs. Maroon 5+Travis Scott: Who Had Better Super Bowl Halftime Ratings?

Despite possible lip syncing, Shakira and J.Lo’s Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show was generally praised by fans and critics, while Maroon 5 and Travis Scott’s offering was widely panned. But in the Super Bowl Halftime ratings department, this was a very close race. According to Fox, 103 million people watched Shakira and J.Lo’s co-headlining effort. That’s a […]

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Here’s the Music In Every Super Bowl LIV Commercial

Cheetos’ ‘Can’t Touch This’ Super Bowl Ad featuring MC Hammer What song just played in that high-profile Super Bowl LIV ad? Here’s a list of the songs (and their corresponding artists) that are playing during Super Bowl LIV’s commercials.  Congratulations to all the artists, composers, labels, and publishers who scored Super Bowl LIV music licensing […]

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Grammys Ratings Hit a 12-Year Low, Sinking Another 6 Percent from 2019

The 62nd Annual Grammys TV ratings dipped to 12-year low, skirting 2008 viewership levels. The Grammys telecast garnered slightly lower ratings than last year’s show. On the bright side, the Grammys telecast still managed to outperform the competition, according to Nielsen’s overnight numbers. But these aren’t encouraging stats: Nielsen noted that 18.69 million viewers tuned […]

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Discovery Networks Backtracks On Its Controversial Plan to Ditch Performance Royalties

After howls of protest, Discovery has backed away from its plan to eliminate U.S. performance royalties for composers. Having faced considerable backlash from composers’ rights groups, Discovery, parent company of several prominent television channels, has abandoned its plan to cease paying U.S. performance royalties to composers. Discovery revealed a new royalty-distribution system—or lack thereof—in December. […]