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ARA Challenges Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Twitch Song Royalties

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Music streaming on Twitch is booming — and now a group of artists is challenging owner Amazon to pay its fair share. In a letter Monday addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the nonprofit Artist Rights Alliance cited Bezos’ testimony during a House Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on July 29. The chief exec, who is the wealthiest person in the world, was asked by Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) whether Twitch allowed users to stream unlicensed music. Bezos claimed he didn’t know the answer and would investigate. “We were appalled… by your inability or unwillingness to answer even the most basic question
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Drake rumoured to be collaborating with Bruno Mars on new single

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Drake is rumoured to be collaborating with Bruno Mars for the first single from his upcoming new album. The Toronto rapper is putting the finishing touches to his next studio album, which will follow on from 2018’s ‘Scorpion’. He dropped the ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ mixtape back in May, and previously said that his next studio album will be released this summer. A new report on OnSMASH has now claimed that Drake will partner with Mars for the first single from his next album, which is reportedly titled ‘Skeleton King’. The song could be released as soon as this week,
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Burna Boy Details New Album Twice as Tall Featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Stormzy, More

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Burna Boy’s new album Twice as Tall will arrive on August 14, with a tracklist featuring Chris Martin, Stormzy, Youssou N’Dour, and Naughty by Nature, among others. Executive-produced by Diddy, Bosede Ogulu, and Burna Boy, the album includes the single “Wonderful” and 14 more tracks; check out the running order below. Production across the album features extensive contributions from Nigeria’s Spaceship Collective, as well as touches from Mike Dean, Timbaland, and others.In addition to “Wonderful,” Burna Boy recently released “My Oasis” with Sam Smith and, in March, “Odogwu,” neither of which features on the African Giant follow-up.Twice as Tall:01 Level Up
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Fans Start Petition to Have Kylie Jenner Removed From “Wap” Video

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Kylie Jenner's presence in Cardi B's new "Wap" video has a whole bunch of people tight.Cardi's latest single with Megan Thee Stallion was released on Friday (Aug. 7), and features a seductive visual with cameos from Kylie, Normani, Rosalia, Mulatto, Rubi Rose and Sukihana. Kylie's scene was extra dramatic, showing the reality show star slowly sauntering through a hallway. Kylie's presence was enough for one person to start a petition on Change.org demanding she be removed."The video was perfect until we saw K and I wanted to throw my phone," a statement on the petition offers as a reason for
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Charlotte Lawrence’s ‘Slow Motion’ Is An Emotional Quarantine Snapshot

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In February 2020, Charlotte Lawrence was on fire — well, almost. The music video for her bouncy, mischievous song "Joke's on You" found the 20-year-old singer strutting amid blazing inferno as she laid out a tale of emotional revenge. The tune soundtracked Harley Quinn's misanthropic adventures in the Birds of Prey blockbuster film, sitting alongside killer cuts from artists like Halsey, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, and more on its soundtrack. A month later, she was among the first wave of highly visible virus cases, as she announced her COVID-19 diagnosis on Instagram on March 18. "I am going to
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‘Be Like That’ : Dancing Astronaut

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by: Rachel Narozniak Jul 31, 2020 Seanyy is building strong case for his electronic candidacy, and as his latest single, “Be Like That” evidences, his breakout is poised to be anything but quiet. The electro anthem arrives ahead of Seanny’s debut EP, a project that’s shape still remains nascent at this time, but glimmers of what is to be expected are apparent on “Be Like That,” a rollercoaster of sharp, effervescent builds and breaks with an energetic ebb and flow. The winding dance record has arrived via Seanyy’s very own imprint, Swerve Collective Creations. As with most ear-catching productions, “Be
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‘The Voice’ Vietnam Star Phùng Khánh Linh Signs With Universal Music

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Universal Music Vietnam (UMV), in partnership with Vietnamese independent label Times Records (Hãng Đĩa Thời Đại), has signed Vietnamese pop sensation Phùng Khánh Linh. The announcement comes on the heels of Universal Music Group opening UMV’s offices in Ho Chi Minh City last month. The territory is headed by general manager Lan Khanh Phung. Phùng Khánh Linh was a finalist on Vietnam’s version of “The Voice” in 2015 and went on to release the hit “Hôm Nay Tôi Buồn,” which has logged more than 250 million streams across digital platforms and over 65 million views on YouTube. Her new single,
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Russ – “Still” | 2DOPEBOYZ

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After kicking off the year with Shake the Snow Globe and following up with a deluxe edition a couple months later, Russ got back on the independent grind and went right back to dropping new songs on a weekly basis. Staring with the !llmind-laced “Live From The Villa” and following it up with T-Minus on “Give Up,” the DIY artist got back behind the boards on “Can’t Be Me” last week. And now, he’s at it again on “Still.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWTEzu2aTo0 Russ – “Still” was last modified: July 31st, 2020 by Shake (function ( d, s, id ) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName( s ); if
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Thundercat says he recorded a full album with Mac Miller

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Thundercat says he recorded a full album with his late friend and frequent collaborator Mac Miller. The prolific bassist revealed the news when responding to a tweet from a fan which said “Imagine if @Thundercat and @MacMiller did an entire album together”, with “It exist.”. It exist. https://t.co/ms6DX0xe67 — ashy daddy (@Thundercat) July 31, 2020 The response put fans into a frenzy on Twitter, asking for Thundercat to release it. Three hours later, Thundercat tried to quell the demands. “Everything isn’t meant to be put out like that. Me and Mac worked on a lot of different things. He did
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Starcrawler’s Arrow de Wilde Accuses the Growlers of Facilitating Sexual Assault, Band “Takes Full Responsibility”

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Arrow de Wilde said she was told that the incident was orchestrated by Brooks Nielsen and cost the band “a few hundred bucks,” calling it “a pretty expensive joke.”Starcrawler guitarist Henri Cash corroborated de Wilde’s story in a statement to Pitchfork. “Everything Arrow said in her statement is true,” Cash wrote. “We were locked out on stage but, after pounding on the door, we were able to get into the room and saw a naked man standing over Arrow. Arrow was very upset and told me the whole story right after in the bathroom. We were all shocked and horrified
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