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NEWS ROUNDUP: Music Lawsuits, New Music from Marianne Faithfull & More

Music Lawsuits Spotity One of Spotify’s former sales executives, Hong Perez, is suing Spotify and her former boss, head of sales Brian Berner, for gender discrimination, equal pay violation and defamation in New York’s Supreme Court. Perez’s complaint accuses Berner of taking mens-only employee trips to the 2016 and 2017 Sundance FIlm Festival, as well [...]

By | 2018-09-21T17:21:51+00:00 September 21st, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: RIP Mac Miller, Fashion Week, Pussy Riot Member Hospitalized & More

RIP Mac Miller Last week on September 7th, Mac Miller died at the age of 26 from a drug overdose in his LA home. Since his passing many celebrities such as Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Childish Gambino, J. Cole, Ariana Grande and many more paid tribute to the rapper. Earlier this week thousands of Mac Miller fans [...]

By | 2018-09-14T17:30:07+00:00 September 14th, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Remembering Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson & More

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool) In Memory of Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest today with services fit for the Queen of Soul. This morning more than 100 pink Cadillacs lined the street leading to Detroit's Greater Grace Temple, a reference to her 1985 single "Freeway of Love." Musical tributes from [...]

By | 2018-08-31T17:29:26+00:00 August 31st, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: VMAs, Nicki Minaj Tour Rescheduled & More

2018 VMAs The VMAs aired Monday night, with Camila Cabello taking home the video for the year for “Havana (feat. Young Thug).” This year had the most high profile celebrity no shows, including Beyonce and Jay-Z, Drake, Childish Gambino, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran, and Halsey who stated she didn’t come because she wasn’t nominated [...]

By | 2018-08-24T17:15:40+00:00 August 24th, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Political Popstars, Return of the 2000s & More

Pussy Riot Political Popstars, Return of the 2000s & More By Jasmine Williams Pussy Riot Forever! Days after members of Pussy Riot were arrested for staging a protest during the World Cup, the Russian firebrands were awarded a settlement relating to their 2012 jail sentences for performing a “punk prayer” at the Cathedral [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:09+00:00 July 20th, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Venues, Videos, New Releases & More

Venues, Videos, New Releases & More By Jasmine Williams RIP Webster Hall, hello Arc! New York City - well, to be specific, Long Island City - is getting a new venue next year. The Arc will have a capacity of about 2,000 and is set to open early next year. Former Webster Hall COO, Rich [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:11+00:00 June 29th, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: RIP X?, Pride @ Ladyland & More…

LadyFag photographed by Peter Tamlin. By Jasmine Williams In Memoriam? Florida rapper, XXXTentacion, was killed on Monday in his home state when a drive by shooter open fired on him outside of a motorcycle dealer. Born Jahseh Onfroy, the twenty-year-old music rose to hip-hop prominence, thanks in part to his popularity on streaming [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:13+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Nas, A Sony Payout & More

  Nas, A Sony Payout & More By Jasmine Williams The Internet's Hip-Hop Hypocrisy Last night Kanye West was involved in yet another livestream event. He produced the new Nas album, Nasir, which debuted via a listening party in Queens, New York. While many Illmatic fanboys have lit up the internet with their excitement and [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:14+00:00 June 15th, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: No More Hate…Policy, YouTube Copyright & More

Prince would've turned 60 on 6/7; his estate will release Piano and a Microphone 1983 in September. No More Hate...Policy, New Releases & More By Jasmine Williams Spotify Says “JK!” In a continuation of last week’s story, Spotify has completely walked back their recently introduced “hateful content and conduct” policy. The streaming giant [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:15+00:00 June 8th, 2018|NEWS|