Ezekiel Lewis Named President of Epic Records.
Epic Records has appointed Ezekiel Lewis to the post of president. He will continue to report
Sprite Honors Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary by Teaming Up with Some of the Genre’s Biggest Stars.
"Our resume speaks for itself," Chaney said. "Sprite took a chance on hip-hop before it was
Tupac Shakur set to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary. This iconic artist has continued
UMG To Create AI-Powered Music?
“It’s extremely exciting to see UMG embracing artist-driven AI. Endel allows music companies like UMG to
Island Records Taps New Head of Creative Strategy.
"The start of my love of music began with Island Records. Joining the next generation at
Luda Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
"I was fighting tears. Seriously, I was glad that I had my sunglasses on today," Ludacris
Kool Herc & Missy Elliott to be Inducted in The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Today, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announces its 2023 Inductees in the following
Post Malone To Receive 2023 Hal David Starlight Award.
“Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of watching Posty become one of
Rock The Bells Reveals 2023 Lineup.
"We've made it a priority to honor Hip-Hop culture! This is a celebration for artists who
Reservoir Media, Inc. Acquires Catalog of Mannie Fresh.
“It’s great to be joining up with Faith Newman and the entire Reservoir team. I’m
Suge Knight Series On Deck
Suge Knight, one of hip-hop's most influential figures, is widely credited for transforming the West Coast
Coolio’s Cause Of Death Confirmed.
The cause of the death of Coolio has finally been revealed. More than months after he
Lyor Cohen, global head of Music for YouTube and Google, to be honored with City of Hope’s 2023 Spirit of Life Award®
"If you have the opportunity to give a gift back to the industry you love, with
UMG Extends Sir Lucian Grainge’s Contract as Chairman /CEO
“UMG is the world’s most successful music company and there are incredible opportunities ahead for a
Universal Music Publishing Group Celebrates #1 Music Publisher
“For the third consecutive quarter, we are thrilled to be celebrating the No. 1 Hot 100
Diddy to Buy BET Networks?
Run by CEO Scott Mills, BET Media Group includes BET, BET+, VH1 (which was moved under
STREAMING HITS $15.9B IN 2022 – NEW REPORT!
“2022 was an impressive year of sustained ‘growth-over-growth’ more than a decade after streaming’s explosion onto
ASCAP Posts Record-High Revenues and Distributions for 2022.
"It is our technical innovation coupled with an unparalleled work ethic that grew our domestic revenue
Daddy-O Of Stetsasonic And Chuck D Unite For STOP Self Destruction Movement.
This time, the long-time friends are coming together to address the issues that persist in Hip
BET Announces 2023 BET HER Awards’ Dinner Honoring Mc Lyte & More.
"For centuries Black women have done it all, displaying strength and grace that flows naturally in
Live Nation Releases Full Year Financials in Record Numbers.
Live Nation today released financial results for the quarter and full year ending December 21, 2022.
Producer Bryan-Michael Cox Appointed VP, A&R, Executive Producer
"When I think of someone who handles music with care, I think of Bryan and we're
Snoop Dogg Partners With TikTok For Death Row Catalog
“Since I took Death Row off streaming almost a year ago, not a day goes by
WMG To Honor Hip Hop 50 Yearlong.
Warner Music Group is excited to announce the launch of Hip-Hop Fifty, a yearlong, global celebration
DJ Spinderella Enters New Territory as Curator.
"Spinderella is a legend. Her vast knowledge of music and ability to bring people to the
Louis Vuitton Names Pharrell Williams Men’s Creative Director
"His creative vision beyond fashion will undoubtedly lead Louis Vuitton toward a new and very exciting
“Trugoy The Dove” Jolicoeur From De La Soul Has Died at Age 54
David ‘Trugoy the Dove’ Jolicoeur – a founding member of hip-hop trio De La Soul –
DJ Khaled Signs With Def Jam / Named Global Creative Consultant for UMG
“Since I’m coming back home, we were like, ‘Let’s spread my talent and my greatness.’ I
UMG Came Up Big @ 65th Annual Grammy Awards.
Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, and its family of artists, labels and
Human Re Sources Names New VP
"I am excited to work alongside J and the HRS team to connect our dynamic roster
Missy Elliott makes History with 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nomination.
"But to hear that I am the first female hip-hop artist to EVER be nominated into
Snoop Dogg and Master P Link Up for New Cereal.
"Creating generational wealth is an important message to share with the world. Coming from hip hop
Grammys 2023 Tribute to Hip Hop
The Recording Academy has announced a Grammy Awards special segment honoring hip-hop’s 50th anniversary.
Vevo Celebrates 50 Years of Hip Hop
“Hip-hop hasn’t just shaped music; it’s shaped culture as a whole - from fashion, language, sports,
Sony Music Partners With Mass Appeal For #HipHop50 Celebrating 50th Anniversary Of Hip Hop
Under the partnership, Sony Music and Mass Appeal will work together to showcase the creative excellence
Snoop Dogg, Pete Davidson Named AFC, NFC Captains for 2023 Pro Bowl
"I'm comin' back to the NFL field, but this time, instead of performing, I'm going head-to-head
Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2023 Inductees.
SHOF Chairman Nile Rodgers said, “The music industry does not exist without songwriters delivering great songs
Coachella To Continue FREE Streaming on YouTube through 2026
“It’s an absolute honor to continue our partnership with Goldenvoice to bring the magic of Coachella
H.E.R. launches Custom Blue Marlin Fender Stratocaster.
“It’s cool to pick up an instrument and be melodic or come up with a
Dr. Dre to Sell Music Assets to Universal Music and Shamrock Capital.
Dr. Dre is reportedly selling several of his music assets and income streams to both Universal
Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Lil Wayne and Sylvia Rhone to Be Honored by Grammys Black Music Collective.
“I am so thrilled to honor and celebrate these four giants in the music industry,” Recording
Universal Music CEO Says Streaming is Outdated
"In the past, music industry conflict was often focused on ‘the majors versus the indies.’ Today,
Bonnaroo Announces 2023 Lineup
Bonnaroo 2023 will once again present a wide-ranging bill featuring a spectacular selection of top artists
Slick Rick to Receive 2023 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
“The Academy is proud to celebrate this diverse slate of influential music people spanning numerous genres
De La Soul Music to Finally Hit Streaming In 2023
"We identified this opportunity when we were in the preliminary stages of acquiring Tommy Boy. Over
Gangsta Boo (Three 6 Mafia) – Dead at 43
“The Mitchell family would like to thank everyone for their condolences regarding the untimely death of
Rap Producer Mike Dean Launches New Label
“Too many people are getting killed. We’re definitely not trying to make violent music. All that
Snoop Dogg Inks with WME Talent Agency
“I look forward to gettin’ it with the WME team to continue innovating across music, film,
Artists, Industry Leaders, Legal Experts & more Join Together to Protect Black Art.
“For decades, a racial double-standard has been employed against Black and Brown hip-hop artists by turning
Kendrick Lamar Spends 10 Consecutive Years on Billboard Chart
According to chart history, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” has spent 520 weeks on the Billboard 200,
Newly Created Atlantic Music Group Selects Chairman and CEO
She has been integral to the careers of emerging talent and superstars alike, including top artists
Warner Music Group and OpenSea Join Forces
“For artists and musicians, NFTs represent a new creative medium and a mechanism to build community,
Coolio Dies at 59
“We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client, Coolio, who passed away
Columbia Records and Former Capitol Chief Jeff Vaughn Launch New Label
The Los Angeles-based imprint will operate as a new label with Columbia Records of Sony Music
Swizz Beatz and Timbaland Reach Settlement With Triller
“Verzuz and Triller will always be a safe place and outlet for creators and their art.
Jack Harlow Named Songwriter of the Year Again?
SESAC celebrated songwriters and music publishers behind this year's most-performed songs across a variety of genres
Diddy Announces Theme for This Year’s Revolt Summit
"The REVOLT Summit is coming back bigger and better than ever with the goal of inspiring
BMG Post Extremely Strong Numbers 1st Half of 2022.
“The extraordinary thing about our first half result is that we grew revenue 25% with virtually
RIAA to Honor MC Lyte & Grandmaster Flash
“at this year’s RIAA Honors, we are thrilled to celebrate pioneers who have defied obstacles, defined
LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, And Jack Harlow On Deck to MC 2022 VMAs.
This year, the show boasts three such talents. LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow
Meek Mill and WME Strike Strategic Partnership
“The partnership between WME and Culture Currency is a strategic hybrid structure that will bring resources
Busta Rhymes To Be Honored As a BMI ICON @ 2022 BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards.
"Through his award-winning solo work, countless collaborations and acting, Busta is a true innovator in every
WMG Corp Fiscal 3rd Quarter 2022 #’s are in.
“With significant runway ahead in our core streaming business and new growth vectors constantly emerging, we
Nicki Minaj to Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
The award is presented to artists for their outstanding contributions and profound impact on music video
Beastie Boys Square finally approved after 9-year fight
In addition to approving the Beastie Boys’ corner, tens of other honorary namings for various
DELFONICS LEAD SINGER DIES @ 77
In 1975, The Delfonics split following their twelve top-20 hits rising through Billboard’s R&B and Soul
Geffen Records Names New President of Urban A&R
“I’m happy to be back in the building where it all started, working with John, Nicole
WARNER RECORDS NAMES NEW EVP OF MARKETING & ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
"I'm super excited to be joining Tom, Aaron, and the whole Warner Records team," said Dionnee
Sony Music Publishing Wins Publisher of the Year at ASCAP’s 2022 Rhythm & Soul Music Awards
“ASCAP, thank you for the acknowledgement of Publisher of the Year. None of this is possible
RESERVOIR ANNOUNCES PUBLISHING DEAL WITH MULTI-PLATINUM HIP-HOP PRODUCER MARLEY MARL
Marley said, “I’m so excited to be partnering with Reservoir. Faith Newman and I go back
ASCAP Taps Record Revenue of $1.3 Billion for 2021
“Music creators have no greater champion than ASCAP,” said ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President
Sony Music Publishing Appoints Walter Jones as Executive Vice President, Head of A&R
Jones said, “I’m so excited to join Jon and the team in this new chapter at
Snoop Dogg Acquires Death Row Records
“It feels good to have ownership of the label I was part of at the beginning
Mary J. Blige drops the 411 ahead of Anticipated Halftime Show
“It’s a celebration how far you know hip-hop has come, how far R&B has come, how
Snoop Dogg Calls Super Bowl Halftime Show ‘Dream Come True’
“We’re all one. We’re all united together,” said the 50-year-old rapper, who said he might perform
André 3000 & Zendaya Link up for Super Bowl Ad
"I was incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work and create with Edgar Wright on
Motown Records and Google Launch Program to Elevate Women of Color in Music Industry
“Motown has always been a destination where creators come to bring their dreams to life,” said
WMG Generated Nearly $1BN Just from Streaming Last Qtr
“Hitting an all-time high in our 18 years as a standalone company is proof that we’ve
Latrice Burnette Appointed Executive VP, DEF JAM Recordings/ President 4th & Broadway
“I am thrilled to join Def Jam, an iconic label and brand that’s been influential in
Kid Capri Celebrates 55th Birthday with New Album
The 19-track album is written, produced, and performed by Kid Capri and includes popular singles
Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Widow Sues Wu-Tang Clan Over Unpaid Royalties
The complaint cites a 1992 recording agreement, under which ODB was to be paid 50% of
REPORT: Recorded Music Revenues Hit $21.5 Billion in 2019
Global revenues grew by 11.4% in 2019 to reach $21.5 billion, an increase of $2.2 billion
SZA Signs With WME
Nine-time Grammy Award nominee SZA has signed with WME for representation in all areas.
Kehlani Inks Global Publishing Deal With Pulse Music Group
“We are honored to bring Kehlani to the PULSE Music Group team,” said Ashley Calhoun, Vice
Def Jam looking for a new CEO / Rosenberg steps down.
“Lucian offered me a dream opportunity to serve at the helm of Def Jam. The experience
Pop Smoke gunned down at Hollywood Hills home
Between two to six suspects entered the home wearing ski masks when they shot the rapper,
Eminem’s ‘Rap God’ passes one billion views on YouTube
Wow! This is the third Eminem video to break billion-view barrier
Ice Cube to receive 2020 Game Changer Award
"I've always tried to be a game changer through each step of my career, and to
SiriusXM Invests in SoundCloud
"SoundCloud's unique platform serves a vital role in today's music ecosystem where new artists are discovered
ON DECK: Chance The Rapper, Common, Lil Wayne, Jennifer Hudson & more for NBA All-Star Game/ Kobe Tribute.
The NBA announced today that Chicago native Jennifer Hudson will perform a special tribute to the
Bidding War for Nipsey Hussle Doc Lands @ Netflix
Prior to the Netflix pickup, Apple was poised to be in the lead position for the