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YG & Nipsey Hussle Track ‘F—k Donald Trump’ — Released In 2016 — Surges 1,116% After Biden Victory

A virulently anti-Donald Trump track from rappers YG and the late Nipsey Hussle is now enjoying a surge of interest online — four years after it was released. We’ve seen a number of top rappers throw their support behind Donald Trump ahead of the November 3rd election. It’s safe to say, however, that YG wasn’t […]

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Spotify CEO Says Joe Rogan Isn’t Getting Special Treatment — But Alex Jones Isn’t Getting Removed

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has insisted that Joe Rogan isn’t receiving special treatment in terms of which guests he’s able to welcome on his Spotify-exclusive podcast. Nevertheless, the comedian’s recent episode with Alex Jones, who was booted from the platform in 2018 and whose prior JRE sit downs haven’t made their way onto Spotify, won’t […]

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Why Michael Walker Thinks 2020 Is The Most Exciting Time To Be An Independent Music Artist

Michael Walker Michael Walker is leading a revolution in today’s music industry. The following comes from Modern Musician, a proud partner of DMN. Having personally reached 17 million views on YouTube, working with Grammy Award-winning producers and touring internationally to perform for hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide – Michael is one of those rare […]

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Kelly Clarkson Faces $1.4 Million Lawsuit from Management Company

Kelly Clarkson performing in 2018. Photo Credit: Marc Piscotty Kelly Clarkson is facing a lawsuit for allegedly failing to pay $1.4 million worth of commissions to her longtime management firm, Starstruck Entertainment.  Starstruck Entertainment, which television producer Narvel Blackstock founded and currently operates, recently submitted the multimillion-dollar complaint to a California federal court. Kelly Clarkson […]

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What’s Open? A Guide to COVID-19 Closures In Every U.S. State

With states continuing to rollback and retool their COVID-19 lockdown measures, some artists are returning to the road and performing live concerts for fans once again. To help these individuals chart their tours, comply with statewide requirements, and, most importantly, keep attendees safe, here’s a one-stop guide to closures in every U.S. state. The following […]

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2 Chainz Sued by the Family of Pablo Escobar After Opening ‘Escobar Restaurant and Tapas’

Rapper 2 Chainz. The family of late drug lord Pablo Escobar has filed a lawsuit against rapper 2 Chainz over his Georgia eateries, Escobar Restaurant and Tapas and Escobar Restaurant and Tapas South. Besides 2 Chainz, Atlanta’s Dillard Hospitality Group and its owner, Mychel Dillard “Snoop,” are named as defendants in the case, which was […]

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Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment Unilaterally Support the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 — Here’s Their Statement

Universal Music Group headquarters, Santa Monica, CA The ‘Big Three’ major labels were joined in their support of the Justice in Policing Act by music industry organizations A2IM, ARA, BMAC, FMC, MAC, RIAA and SONA. Mega-label groups Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Group expressed their unilateral support on Wednesday evening (June […]