• Latest Industry Gigs: Songtradr, Soundstripe, Spotify, Warner/Chappell, More

    Latest Industry Gigs: Songtradr, Soundstripe, Spotify, Warner/Chappell, More
    Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry. If you have a job shuffle to share, we’re all ears. Send us a note to [email protected] If you’d like to post a job on our Job Board, just send us a request to [email protected] […]
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  • 2021 Brit Awards at The O2: No Masks Required, But You’ll Be Tested

    2021 Brit Awards at The O2: No Masks Required, But You’ll Be Tested
    The 2021 Brit Awards, set for May 11 at The O2 arena in London, will be both a celebration and an experiment. The show is expected to have an audience of 4,000 — roughly one-fifth of the venue’s capacity. Here’s the surprising part: Audience members will not be socially distanced or required to wear face coverings in the arena.
    In a statement, the Brit Awards characterize the show as the “first major indoor music event to welcome back a live audience – a pivotal mom
  • The Players Behind Polo G’s ‘Rapstar’: See the Full Credits

    The Players Behind Polo G’s ‘Rapstar’: See the Full Credits
    Rapper Polo G scored his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 this week with “Rapstar,” which debuted atop the tally with 53.6 million U.S. streams and 5,300 downloads in the week ending April 15, as well as 844,000 radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending April 18.
    “Rapstar” also rocketed to the top of Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart in its first week. The track drew the second-highest weekly streams of any track this year after Olivia Rodrigo’s &ldqu
  • These Limited Edition Beatles Coolers Just Launched

    These Limited Edition Beatles Coolers Just Launched
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    With summer just around the corner, beach days call for cool beverages.
    Cooler brand Igloo launched its new Beatles Yellow Submarine Playmate Collection on Wednesday (April 21), inspired by the Fab Four’s animated 1968 film and the subsequent album of the same name.
    The three coolers in the collection — fittingly called the Yellow Submarine Little P
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  • Cardi B Responds to Olivia Rodrigo Praise, Tells Her to Ignore ‘Toxic Sh–‘

    Cardi B Responds to Olivia Rodrigo Praise, Tells Her to Ignore ‘Toxic Sh–‘
    The love between Cardi B and Olivia Rodrigo keeps flowing.
    Rodrigo recently sang Cardi’s praises in an Apple Music interview, saying the rapper’s bold songwriting helps inspire her own musical vulnerability. “She gives me courage to sort of say whatever I want to say and be honest in telling my story,” Rodrigo says, adding that she feels “lucky to be a teenager at the time when Cardi is making music.”On Wednesday (April 21), Cardi responded to Billboard&r
  • Doja Cat Launches Her Own NFT Marketplace, Preps Debut Collection

    Doja Cat Launches Her Own NFT Marketplace, Preps Debut Collection
    Doja Cat is taking on the red-hot market for non-fungible tokens with the launch of her own curated NFT marketplace, Juicy Drops, and the debut of her first NFT collection this Friday.
    Juicy Drops is a partnership with Intellectable Holdings, a new NFT-focused company founded by 20-year music executive Shannon Schlappi, who has worked at companies like Etix, Eventbrite and Doomtree Records. Juicy Drops aims to further gamify NFTs, which are digital collectibles bought and sold on the b
  • The BRIT Awards celebrate return to live music with special audience of key workers

    The BRIT Awards celebrate return to live music with special audience of key workers
    The BRIT Awards 2021 will be first major indoor music event to welcome back a live audience – a pivotal moment in the return of live music at scale
  • Wisin & Jhay Cortez Are Crushing on Independent Women in ‘Fiel’ Lyric Translation

    Wisin & Jhay Cortez Are Crushing on Independent Women in ‘Fiel’ Lyric Translation
    Back in February, Wisin and longtime producers Los Legendarios dropped their joint album Los Legendarios Vol. 1, including focus track “Fiel” with Jhay Cortez. Now the song has gone viral on TikTok, counting with over 1 million video creations.
    “It’s refreshing and one of my favorite songs on the album because it captivates your ear,” Wisin told Billboard. “The way Jhay interpreted the song also called my attention because it shows me that he’s a versati
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  • Kings Of Leon, Machine Gun Kelly and Black Pumas to perform at NFL draft

    Kings Of Leon, Machine Gun Kelly and Black Pumas to perform at NFL draft
    Kings Of Leon, Machine Gun Kelly and Black Pumas will perform live at this year’s NFL draft in Cleveland, Ohio.READ MORE: Kings Of Leon – ‘When You See Yourself’ review: more confident and comfortable than everThe league announced its musical acts for the second and third days of the draft, which returns after a year away due to the coronavirus pandemic. The NFL draft takes place between April 29 and May 1.
    As the Associated Press reports, a huge stage has been constructe
  • Aurora Achieving ‘Runaway’ Success on Billboard Global Charts Thanks to TikTok Trend

    Aurora Achieving ‘Runaway’ Success on Billboard Global Charts Thanks to TikTok Trend
    In 2015, Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora released her debut EP, Running With the Wolves. She followed in 2016 with her first full-length, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend, which reached No. 28 on Billboard’s U.S.-based Top Rock Albums chart.
    Both sets begin with the song “Runaway.” Fast-forward to 2021 and the track is gaining more widespread worldwide recognition on the back of, what else? TikTok virality. On the latest lists, dated April 24, “Runaway” leap
  • From ‘Lizzie McGuire’ to ‘A Cinderella Story,’ What’s Your Favorite Hilary Duff Role? Vote!

    From ‘Lizzie McGuire’ to ‘A Cinderella Story,’ What’s Your Favorite Hilary Duff Role? Vote!
    This is what dreams are made of: Hilary Duff is returning to your TV screen in Hulu’s recently announced How I Met Your Father, a spin-off the long-running CBS sitomc How I Met Your Mother. But what project do you love watching her in most?
    The 33-year-old star landed her first major role when she was just 10 years old, playing Wendy in the 1998 family comedy film Casper Meets Wendy. And Meghan Trainor might be the biggest fan of Duff’s two-time Emm
  • Paradigm’s Music Division Rebranded as ‘Wasserman Music’ Following Acquisition

    Paradigm’s Music Division Rebranded as ‘Wasserman Music’ Following Acquisition
    About one month after agreeing to purchase Paradigm Talent Agency’s troubled music touring operations, Wasserman has officially closed the transaction and rebranded the division as “Wasserman Music.” Following much speculation and multiple reports of a possible sale, Paradigm revealed in mid-March that it had reached an “agreement in principle” to cash out of its troubled […]
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  • Hayley Williams teases new Paramore album, shares Earth Day merchandise

    Hayley Williams teases new Paramore album, shares Earth Day merchandise
    Hayley Williams has hinted that Paramore are working on their sixth album, and detailed an Earth Day merchandise collaboration.
    The Paramore singer, who released her debut solo records ‘Petals For Armor‘ and ‘Flowers For Vases / descansos‘ in 2020 and 2021 respectively, posted a screengrab yesterday (April 20) of a conversation she was having with drummer Zac Farro. In it, the two discuss “paramore 6”, with the pair seemingly reflecting on ​getting old w
  • Lil Wayne hints at secret wedding

    Lil Wayne hints at secret wedding
    The How to Love star confirmed he had reconciled with Denise Bidot last week.
  • Celine Dion and Andrew Lloyd Webber join salutes to late Jim Steinman

    Celine Dion and Andrew Lloyd Webber join salutes to late Jim Steinman
    The prolific songwriter and producer passed away at the age of 73 on Monday.
  • Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue in Critical Condition After Bowling Alley Shooting

    Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue in Critical Condition After Bowling Alley Shooting
    Pretty Ricky member Baby Blue is in critical condition after being shot during an attempted robbery at a south Florida bowling alley on Monday night.
    In a graphic video circulating on social media, the rapper, born Diamond Blue Smith, is seen lying still on the floor, his body bloodied, near the entrance of the bowling alley while a friend frantically screams out for help. After a few seconds, two other men rushed to help the rapper who soon became responsive and rolled onto his side.According t
  • BTS Make Surprise Appearance in New Samsung Mother’s Day Commercial

    BTS Make Surprise Appearance in New Samsung Mother’s Day Commercial
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    Samsung has unveiled its brand new Mother’s Day campaign and BTS fans will want to keep their eyes peeled for a special cameo from the group.
    Their all-too-brief appearance (if you ask us) comes towards the end of Samsung’s new commercial, which features creators like RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen, and TikTok creators O
  • Burning Man Mulling Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines

    Burning Man Mulling Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines
    Burning Man festival organizers have said that they are considering requiring attendees to prove they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 if the organizers move forward with plans to hold this year’s counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert.
    The organizers backed off an earlier statement indicating that they had already decided to make the shots mandatory. They say they won’t decide for sure until the end of the month whether the event that was canceled last year because of the pa
  • Boy George Says Keanu Reeves May Be ‘Popping In’ for ‘Karma Chameleon’ Biopic

    Boy George Says Keanu Reeves May Be ‘Popping In’ for ‘Karma Chameleon’ Biopic
    Boy George is ready to give you a taste of who’s onboard for his new biopic — and one of the names may surprise you.
    In a clip posted to Instagram on Tuesday, George announced that his forthcoming biopic focusing on his life and the rise of Culture Club, Karma Chameleon, will officially start filming “in London and around the world” this summer. As part of his announcement, the singer also decided to drop a few names of the actors taking part in the film.
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  • Eric Church Performs ‘Hell of a View’ for iHeartCountry Album Party: Exclusive Clip

    Eric Church Performs ‘Hell of a View’ for iHeartCountry Album Party: Exclusive Clip
    Eric Church will celebrate the release of his album trilogy Heart & Soul with an iHeartCountry Album Release Party on Thursday night.
    He will perform four songs total during the release party hosted by Bobby Bones, which also includes an exclusive interview and needle drops from his new trio of albums. The country singer has already dropped two of the three projects — the rock-leaning Heart and & (pronounced “Ampersand”) — a
  • The Pretty Reckless Extends Mainstream Rock Airplay Record With ‘And So It Went’

    The Pretty Reckless Extends Mainstream Rock Airplay Record With ‘And So It Went’
    The Pretty Reckless extends its record for the most No. 1s on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart by a woman or woman-led band, as “And So It Went,” featuring Tom Morello, crowns the April 24-dated list.
    “Went” is the Taylor Momsen-fronted band’s sixth ruler, a run that began with its first four entries in 2014-16. The song follows “Death by Rock and Roll,” which reigned for three weeks last August.
    “Went” is Morello’s first
  • Warner Music Asia Partners with ESports Players League

    Warner Music Asia Partners with ESports Players League
    Warner Music Asia has struck a partnership with the ESports Players League. The deal allows the ESPL to embed Warner Music songs in its platform and broadcasts. It will help drive awareness of WMG artists, bringing the attention of fans across the globe. This is the first major entry into the gaming space for Warner […]
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  • Canadian Government to Spend $56 Million This Year To Boost Music Economy

    Canadian Government to Spend $56 Million This Year To Boost Music Economy
    After a year of unprecedented struggle, the Canadian government is pledging to inject badly needed emergency funding into the country’s depleted music economy.
    The government said this week that its latest budget allocates $70 million (about USD $56 million) for the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Music Fund — $50 million (USD$40 million) of which is targeted for the ailing live music sector.
    The three-year funding allocation — which in 2021-22 will represent $50
  • Electric Daisy Carnival postponed until autumn due to COVID-19 concerns

    Electric Daisy Carnival postponed until autumn due to COVID-19 concerns
    Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) has moved to October from May due to the coronavirus crisis.
    The Las Vegas festival, which is the largest electronic dance festival in North America, has been postponed owing to the need for 60 per cent of residents to be vaccinated.
    Organisers believe there isn’t enough time to ensure that quota will be reached by May and have therefore moved the festival to the autumn when it’s more likely to have been met.
    In an announcement on Instagram, Pasquale Rot
  • BLACKPINK’s Rosé Is Tiffany & Co.’s Newest Global Ambassador

    BLACKPINK’s Rosé Is Tiffany & Co.’s Newest Global Ambassador
    BLACKPINK’s Rosé is the newest face of Tiffany & Co.
    The K-pop superstar is strutting down the runway to fashion-icon status by being announced as the luxury jewelry retailer’s latest global ambassador on Wednesday (April 21). She joins the ranks of Lupita Nyong’o, Elle Fanning and Chinese actor-musician Jackson Yee.
    “I’ve worn Tiffany jewelry since I was in high school,” the “On the Ground” singer told Vogue in an em
  • TikTok Sued in Britain, Europe for Collecting Children’s Data

    TikTok Sued in Britain, Europe for Collecting Children’s Data
    The former Children’s Commissioner for Britain has sued TikTok in Europe for illegally collecting child data. Anne Longfield filed the complaint yesterday on behalf of children in Britain and Europe. It seeks more than one billion in damages from TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance. Longfield served as Children’s Commissioner from 2015 until earlier this […]
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  • Glastonbury Festival invites fans to design flags for livestream event

    Glastonbury Festival invites fans to design flags for livestream event
    Glastonbury Festival has invited fans to design a flag for its upcoming ‘Live At Worthy Farm’ livestream event.READ MORE: Everything we know so far about festival season 2021‘Live At Worthy Farm’ takes place on May 22-23 and is described as a “five-hour journey through all of those spots that you know from Worthy Farm”, with performances from Coldplay, Haim, Damon Albarn, Wolf Alice, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Jorja Smith and IDLES.
    For the event, Glastonbury are
  • DMX’s ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem’ & More Are First ’90s Rap Hits on Billboard Global 200

    DMX’s ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem’ & More Are First ’90s Rap Hits on Billboard Global 200
    The late DMX debuts five songs on the April 24-dated Billboard Global 200, and one on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, following his death on April 9. The entries represent a notable benchmark on the global charts for classic hip-hop, as they are the first rap titles from before the 2010s to reach the surveys since the lists launched last September.
    “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” originally released in May 1998, debuts at No. 27, leading DMX’s pack in both worldwide streams
  • Lord Huron’s ‘Not Dead Yet’ Becomes Band’s First No. 1 Song

    Lord Huron’s ‘Not Dead Yet’ Becomes Band’s First No. 1 Song
    Lord Huron lands its first No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Airplay chart, or any Billboard songs survey, as “Not Dead Yet” rules the tally dated April 24.
    The Los Angeles-based band, which began in 2010, previously accrued two Adult Alternative Airplay top 10s: “Fool for Love” (No. 3, 2015) and “The Night We Met” (No. 7, 2017).
    The group boasts two No. 1s on the Americana/Folk Albums chart. Strange Trails in 2015 and Vide Noir in 2018.Lord Huron i
  • Radio Legend Annie Mac To Depart BBC Radio 1 After 17 Years: ‘I Love The Idea of Leaving the Party With a Smile On My Face’

    Radio Legend Annie Mac To Depart BBC Radio 1 After 17 Years: ‘I Love The Idea of Leaving the Party With a Smile On My Face’
    After 17 years at BBC Radio 1, legendary host Annie Mac has announced she will depart the station in July.
    “It’s all about time, really,” Mac wrote in an April 20 statement regarding the departure. “I need more time in the evenings to see my kids now that they are both in school. I would like more time to write fiction and to create podcasts. I also love the idea of leaving the party (and make no mistake working at Radio 1 does feel like a party) with a huge smile on my f

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