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A Nevada grand jury has indicted Davis in the Tupac Shakur killing, prosecutors announced in court

“You know Breyon and I have been making money together for a long time, even more

"The acquisition of Bandcamp will help Songtradr continue to grow its suite of services for artists.

Opportunities for this kind of exposure in Vegas can be life changing for businesses. It's great

“I just believe music has a special and unique way of bringing people’s awareness to the

“We’re honored to work with Mac Dre’s incredible mother, Wanda, to tell her son’s life

"Atlanta has always been a city that pulses with the heartbeat of Black culture, and this

it was reported that both the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and WGA

Rap legend and New York native, Busta Rhymes, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the

Judge agreed that Hines' song "borrows from a heavily used work that is in the public

“Pray 4 Kray,” bandmate Bizzy Bone posted on his Instagram Story. “Can’t sleep. Sometimes you just

“It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket

Rap Industry heavyweights Unite with Power to the Patients in PSA Demanding Healthcare Price Transparency

the show's ninth episode, was released last night and is available to stream now via Apple

"We are honored to celebrate our songwriters and publishers across multiple genres," shared Sam Kling, Chief

Streaming remains the dominant form of music consumption in the United States, responsible for 84 percent

“Hip hop is my life, and I’m extremely proud to return as host of ‘BET Hip

“We are thrilled to launch the ICE Medal of Honor and to recognize these outstanding individuals

Here's the list of winners for the 2023 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS.

Minaj surpasses Drake by scoring her 25th chart-topper, while also landing her fifth top 10 debut

“Music knows no borders. It’s an incredible time for South Asian culture and hip-hop to

The 25-time VMA-nominated artist has six Moon Person nods to her name this year.

In celebration of 50 years of Hip-Hop, BMI brought together multiple megastars for performances representing key

Washington, D.C. will host a free two-day event this fall featuring rap pioneers such as Public

“Stepping into the world of ‘Amplify Color’ has been an electrifying experience. As someone deeply rooted

Cash Money Records legend B.G. has been releases from prison after serving 11 years.

"Joining Warner Music Group provides us with the backing, the collective expertise and vision to empower

“I’m thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with The Orchard and collaborate with the visionary

“We believe we’re going to give these kids an advantage, a different type of education. So,

The Pioneer Award celebrates Jeezy’s unwavering commitment to excellence, recognizing his impact on hip-hop’s evolution while

The Atlantic artist has amassed more than 350m streams on DSPs and currently boasts roughly 12m

Reservoir has earned a Top 10 U.S. market share for Q2 2023 on both the Hot

“Football and music go hand-in-hand, like the iconic Timbaland and Justin Timberlake duo, who collaborate on

"The entire Def Jam family mourns the tragic loss of Ray’ August 08′ Jacobs.

The documentary will feature special guests including Debra Lee, Eve, Ludacris, Jim Jones, T.I., Stephen Hill,

Season 1 concluded — after just five episodes, shortened from the originally planned six-episode run —

The producer and avid car collector will be joined by his oldest son, Nasir Dean, as

Diddy Pledges The Huge Amount Of Money To A University Football Team And An Investment Fund.

"we're honored to be the first-ever Spirits Partner of the MTV VMAs, especially during the 50th

“When I used to get vinyl as a kid, I couldn’t wait to go home

"I'm excited that Sire Spirits is growing its presence in the NFL by partnering with the

“Our challenge and opportunity as an industry is to establish effective tools, incentives and rewards –

After selling out all available passes in a matter of minutes following the announcement of its

“It is with a heavy heart that the Avant/Sarandos family announce the passing of Clarence Alexander

Magoo's cause of death has yet to be disclosed.

“Defiant will be filled with individuals who are always challenging the status quo, always going to

"Mette is a truly dynamic creative force. music, film, dance, fashion… and with something real to

"As a longtime baseball fanatic, I am beyond honored to be the first Hip Hop artist

Are Universal Music and Google reportedly in negotiations over a tool that would allow for the

“We are excited to welcome Dominique, Rylo and the Glass Window Entertainment team to Capitol Music

A judge sentenced rapper Tory Lanez to 10 years in prison Tuesday for shooting and wounding

“Our Q3 results were driven by a wide diversity of music, and our strength came from

The VMAs will return to New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Sept. 12. Hosts and performers for

His goal was to develop a system that emulates his creative process rather than one that

"We are celebrating the core pillars of the culture — DJing, MCing, breaking, and graffiti —

"We are excited to be a part of this vibrant celebration and bring this caliber of

"In celebration of 50 years of Hip Hop, an art form that has touched every

"Live music is bigger than ever, with global demand driving the industry to record levels. There’s

The company generates about $145 million in 12-month earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, according

"I've poured my heart and soul into perfecting these first seven flavors, and I can't wait

“Issa Rae is one of the most talented, respected and versatile creative leaders working in entertainment

Despite not having released an album since 2016, Rihanna has achieved something extraordinary.

The firm's distinctly diverse portfolio features thousands of titles spanning numerous genres, eras, and artists, amounting

The news of the acquisition comes on the heels of the release of Logic's eighth studio

"As a legend and superstar of Hip-Hop, Lil Wayne is synonymous with the genre. He's been

“WMG is focused on enabling its artists and songwriters to build, activate, engage, and monetize their

More than a year after fans created a petition to rename the intersection of East 99th

Diageo also said it was ending its brand partnerships with the music mogul — noting that

"As a BAY AREA native, I am honored to continue to build out the culture

“Republic’s reputation for strong instincts and commitment to excellence led me here. Even though it’s home

"Dr. Dre's groundbreaking early work laid a foundation for hip-hop as we know it today. As

The iHeartRadio Titanium Award celebrates artists who have reached a threshold of one billion total audience

Jordan sold to a group led by Gabe Plotkin, a hedge fund founder who already owns

"After he scored multiple Billboard Hot 100 entries and radio hits, we knew it was the

"My pets gotta look good, feel good, smell good," said Snoop Dogg. "But it's hard to

This year’s BET AWARDS 2023 nominees reflect abundant creative expression and Black excellence across music, television,

TIMBALAND joins the lineup of hitmakers scheduled for sessions ranging from "Social Listening: Building a Music

The trailer for the action film shows the old timers and newbies charged was averting “World

“Rostrum Records was founded on a commitment to bring innovative, artist-first approaches to the music industry.

Global Hip Hop icons will come together and show up for the culture that's given the

Epic Records has appointed Ezekiel Lewis to the post of president. He will continue to report

"Our resume speaks for itself," Chaney said. "Sprite took a chance on hip-hop before it was

“Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary. This iconic artist has continued

“It’s extremely exciting to see UMG embracing artist-driven AI. Endel allows music companies like UMG to

"The start of my love of music began with Island Records. Joining the next generation at

"I was fighting tears. Seriously, I was glad that I had my sunglasses on today," Ludacris

Today, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announces its 2023 Inductees in the following

“Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of watching Posty become one of

"We've made it a priority to honor Hip-Hop culture! This is a celebration for artists who

“It’s great to be joining up with Faith Newman and the entire Reservoir team. I’m

Suge Knight, one of hip-hop's most influential figures, is widely credited for transforming the West Coast

The cause of the death of Coolio has finally been revealed. More than months after he

“UMG is the world’s most successful music company and there are incredible opportunities ahead for a

“For the third consecutive quarter, we are thrilled to be celebrating the No. 1 Hot 100

Run by CEO Scott Mills, BET Media Group includes BET, BET+, VH1 (which was moved under

“2022 was an impressive year of sustained ‘growth-over-growth’ more than a decade after streaming’s explosion onto

"It is our technical innovation coupled with an unparalleled work ethic that grew our domestic revenue

This time, the long-time friends are coming together to address the issues that persist in Hip

"For centuries Black women have done it all, displaying strength and grace that flows naturally in

Live Nation today released financial results for the quarter and full year ending December 21, 2022.

"When I think of someone who handles music with care, I think of Bryan and we're

“Since I took Death Row off streaming almost a year ago, not a day goes by

Warner Music Group is excited to announce the launch of Hip-Hop Fifty, a yearlong, global celebration

"Spinderella is a legend. Her vast knowledge of music and ability to bring people to the

"His creative vision beyond fashion will undoubtedly lead Louis Vuitton toward a new and very exciting

David ‘Trugoy the Dove’ Jolicoeur – a founding member of hip-hop trio De La Soul –

“Since I’m coming back home, we were like, ‘Let’s spread my talent and my greatness.’ I

Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, and its family of artists, labels and

"I am excited to work alongside J and the HRS team to connect our dynamic roster

"But to hear that I am the first female hip-hop artist to EVER be nominated into

"Creating generational wealth is an important message to share with the world. Coming from hip hop

The Recording Academy has announced a Grammy Awards special segment honoring hip-hop’s 50th anniversary.

“Hip-hop hasn’t just shaped music; it’s shaped culture as a whole - from fashion, language, sports,

Under the partnership, Sony Music and Mass Appeal will work together to showcase the creative excellence

"I'm comin' back to the NFL field, but this time, instead of performing, I'm going head-to-head

SHOF Chairman Nile Rodgers said, “The music industry does not exist without songwriters delivering great songs

“It’s an absolute honor to continue our partnership with Goldenvoice to bring the magic of Coachella

“It’s cool to pick up an instrument and be melodic or come up with a

Dr. Dre is reportedly selling several of his music assets and income streams to both Universal

“I am so thrilled to honor and celebrate these four giants in the music industry,” Recording

"In the past, music industry conflict was often focused on ‘the majors versus the indies.’ Today,

Bonnaroo 2023 will once again present a wide-ranging bill featuring a spectacular selection of top artists

“The Academy is proud to celebrate this diverse slate of influential music people spanning numerous genres

"We identified this opportunity when we were in the preliminary stages of acquiring Tommy Boy. Over

“The Mitchell family would like to thank everyone for their condolences regarding the untimely death of

“Too many people are getting killed. We’re definitely not trying to make violent music. All that

“I look forward to gettin’ it with the WME team to continue innovating across music, film,

“For decades, a racial double-standard has been employed against Black and Brown hip-hop artists by turning

According to chart history, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” has spent 520 weeks on the Billboard 200,

She has been integral to the careers of emerging talent and superstars alike, including top artists

“For artists and musicians, NFTs represent a new creative medium and a mechanism to build community,

“We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client, Coolio, who passed away

The Los Angeles-based imprint will operate as a new label with Columbia Records of Sony Music

“Verzuz and Triller will always be a safe place and outlet for creators and their art.

SESAC celebrated songwriters and music publishers behind this year's most-performed songs across a variety of genres

"The REVOLT Summit is coming back bigger and better than ever with the goal of inspiring

“The extraordinary thing about our first half result is that we grew revenue 25% with virtually

“at this year’s RIAA Honors, we are thrilled to celebrate pioneers who have defied obstacles, defined

This year, the show boasts three such talents. LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow

“The partnership between WME and Culture Currency is a strategic hybrid structure that will bring resources

"Through his award-winning solo work, countless collaborations and acting, Busta is a true innovator in every

“With significant runway ahead in our core streaming business and new growth vectors constantly emerging, we

The award is presented to artists for their outstanding contributions and profound impact on music video

In addition to approving the Beastie Boys’ corner, tens of other honorary namings for various

In 1975, The Delfonics split following their twelve top-20 hits rising through Billboard’s R&B and Soul

“I’m happy to be back in the building where it all started, working with John, Nicole

"I'm super excited to be joining Tom, Aaron, and the whole Warner Records team," said Dionnee

“ASCAP, thank you for the acknowledgement of Publisher of the Year. None of this is possible

Marley said, “I’m so excited to be partnering with Reservoir. Faith Newman and I go back

“Music creators have no greater champion than ASCAP,” said ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President

Jones said, “I’m so excited to join Jon and the team in this new chapter at

“It feels good to have ownership of the label I was part of at the beginning

“It’s a celebration how far you know hip-hop has come, how far R&B has come, how

“We’re all one. We’re all united together,” said the 50-year-old rapper, who said he might perform

"I was incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work and create with Edgar Wright on

“Motown has always been a destination where creators come to bring their dreams to life,” said

“Hitting an all-time high in our 18 years as a standalone company is proof that we’ve

“I am thrilled to join Def Jam, an iconic label and brand that’s been influential in

The 19-track album is written, produced, and performed by Kid Capri and includes popular singles

The complaint cites a 1992 recording agreement, under which ODB was to be paid 50% of


Global revenues grew by 11.4% in 2019 to reach $21.5 billion, an increase of $2.2 billion

Nine-time Grammy Award nominee SZA has signed with WME for representation in all areas.

“We are honored to bring Kehlani to the PULSE Music Group team,” said Ashley Calhoun, Vice

“Lucian offered me a dream opportunity to serve at the helm of Def Jam. The experience

Between two to six suspects entered the home wearing ski masks when they shot the rapper,

Wow! This is the third Eminem video to break billion-view barrier

"I've always tried to be a game changer through each step of my career, and to

"SoundCloud's unique platform serves a vital role in today's music ecosystem where new artists are discovered

The NBA announced today that Chicago native Jennifer Hudson will perform a special tribute to the

Prior to the Netflix pickup, Apple was poised to be in the lead position for the

Nicki Minaj sat for a no-holds-barred interview with manager Irving Azoff, talking new music dropping, tour,

Ice Cube is lacing up the gloves for Flint Strong, Universal’s dramatic adaptation of the 2015

"I’m thrilled to be involved with such a profound and impactful project that stands for family,

“Rihanna has not only enjoyed a groundbreaking career as an artist and musician but has also

A judge Monday sentenced the brother of superstar rapper Nicki Minaj to 25 years to life

Eminem notches his historic 10th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with

To cut through the fat -- we've listed just the winners from rap/hip-hop, r&b and reggae.

Kobe Bryant, five-time NBA champion and legendary shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, has died

“I actually wanted to make change from within,” she responded. “I believe in what the Recording

“I am excited for what’s to come with my continued partnership with Jon Platt in his

"I truly believe in this company, the team, and expertise behind DRO® and together we are

It’s a reunion for Method Man and Blige, who performed together on the 1995 hit single

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 35th annual class of inductees, honoring

The awards honoring entertainers and writers of color will be held Feb. 22 in Pasadena, California.

"We are excited about what we can do together and see tremendous opportunity for shareholder value

“We are incredibly fortunate to work with some of the largest artists on the planet, and

"The holiday season is about giving and there is nothing more wonderful than that. I believe

“We’re confident MRC Data will lead the next wave of growth in a business that is

"I now know that I am remorseful for what happened because I was blessed with the

“It’s personally so gratifying that Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs is this year’s icon. He fully deserves this

Wu-Tang affiliate and family member has died.

In her role, She will lead development and growth across all aspects of Roc Nation including

"After our success, earlier this year, broadcasting Rolling Loud in Miami, we are thrilled to join

"I wanted a label partner that I trusted with true artist development. As an artist, it's

Juice Wrld is dead after suffering a seizure in Chicago's Midway airport

“His track record as both an established record exec and a publisher has been one

"Nick Cannon is one of the most accomplished, creative and versatile entertainers in America and we

“I have long admired Mary as an artist, an icon, and a strong, fearless woman. The

“I am truly excited to help bring the passion, the story and the music of the

The Cobra at Twilight also looks back on Parker’s involvement in the Pittsburgh drug trials in

“I feel great about my decision to join UMPG. I’m looking forward to working with their

The late Nipsey Hussle was among the artists who were honored.

The nominations for the 2020 GRAMMYs have been announced.

Is the good Doc ready to hip hop surgery on Kanye?

Alicia Keys will return as the host of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.

The project is described as an '80s-set hip-hop take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, with the

Barrier's attorney said Barrier was told back then by his former attorney there was no need

He appeared to have passed away Monday while being held in custody at a detention center

Ciara has been named as host of the 2019 American Music Awards.

"We're committed to helping create not just an amazing festival, but the greenest festival, and a

Twenty-four acts are in contention for the 2020 class.

An American Los Angeles based artist who became popular as a "Young Hollywood" socialite in the

“Sly and the Family Stone were a force for enlightenment and positive change, a message that

"Dr. Dre is an influential force in music," said Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy.

“Life won’t be as funny without him,” said Ice Cube, who starred with him in the

“At the end of the day, I pray the police find out who did this s--t,”

"It takes focus to actively achieve Zen in your life, but it's a meaningful way to

There is something West can brag about, though: IMAX is reporting sold-out screenings for “Jesus Is

“Woody was a fighter for the people, and Chuck D's message has consistently aligned with Woody's:

So it appears that Nicki Minaj just announced that she is officially a married woman.

According to TMZ, sources say a documentary on Suge and his famous record label is already

“Music has always been an essential part of every project I do and working with emerging

“The bizarre and complicated rise of Tekashi 6six9ine is a story of our times,” said Vinnie

“Sean brings an incredible energy, passion and perspective to BET’s expansion into new areas of operation”

“The independent thing taught me a lot,” he says. “It was a do-it-yourself motto — learning

The 2020 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced this week. Biggie Smalls and

He has canceled a series of upcoming shows in order to check into rehab.

Check out performances from Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, YBN Cordae, Anderson. Paak, Rapsody, Rick Ross, T-Pain,

50 Cent is producing a new docuseries covering a wide range of celebs and the most

Block party to be held on the streets outside of Pandora's Oakland headquarters with community participants

"Jay-Z is in violation of the G code. When you go into another man's city, you

The 12-page indictment says Pettit agreed to sell Miller 10 "blues" — a street term for

"I am excited to celebrate the birthday of a trailblazing record that put hip-hop on the

the never-before told story of a crime syndicate consisting of seven African-American men who ruled Harlem

Police in Arizona have arrested a second man in connection with the death of hip-hop artist

UTA has announced its representation of Chance the Rapper in all areas and for

The six week program will runs from September 30th until October 28th.

All in all, the top 20 acts in hip-hop banked a combined $860 million, up 33%

“Aaron is a gifted visionary whose unique style of storytelling is a welcome voice and

Issa Rae is in early development on a re-imagining of New Line’s crime thriller “Set If

Kendrick’s 2012 breakout album now surpasses Eminem and his Eminem Show LP

Snoop wants Steelers to ink Colin Kaepernick

“I’m proud to have known Rihanna since the beginning of her career. Music, fashion, philanthropy and

The BET “Hip Hop Awards” will return to the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA, on

He is responsible for the signing of numerous multiplatinum artists to the company including Shawn Mendes,

According to the announcement, these results mark the most reported public performance revenues and highest royalty

maybe a baby on the way or just taking a breather - we'll see.

“At the beginning of her career, I was fortunate to have signed Alicia to her first

A Hollywood Hills man has been charged with selling the rapper Mac Miller counterfeit drugs containing

The trio has also been named advocates for the Inspire Change initiative meant to support various

“The past 11 years have been mentally and emotionally challenging, but I’m ecstatic that justice prevailed,”

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards are in the books, It went down from New Jersey’s

The group has confirmed the news via their Instagram account.

"Mustard's incredible music has made him one of the most influential hitmakers of today. We're so

“I am particularly honored to present Prime Minister Mottley and Shaun King with this year’s Diamond

“We’re extremely excited to embark on this revolutionary deal with WMG,” said Dave Macli, CEO, Audiomack.

“Nipsey spearheaded this project from concept to final product over the course of last year, flying

"The court has recognized that Rocky and his party were followed and harassed, that no bottle

“I anticipate that there will be a lot of — with any big organization, in this

Heller joins Warner from RCA Records, where he worked with the likes of Childish Gambino, Khalid

“Dolemite is my name and f—in up motherf—ers is my game,” Murphy says while donning a

Tyler, The Creator announces the eighth annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival lineup. This year's Carnival will

Vince Staples has inked a deal with Motown Records via Blacksmith Recordings

described as “an intimate wide-angle portrait of the most inspiring and dangerous mother-son duo in American

Godfather of Harlem tells the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson

"I've been in a friendly competition with my brother Tech N9ne for years about us being

“What more can be said about Atlanta than the critical acclaim and accolades that Donald, Paul,

A$AP Rocky drops by Kanye West’s Sunday Service

"As a notice to the public, we're putting up a gate on Thursday, August 1st, 2019

The Latest on the assault trial in Sweden for American rapper A$AP Rocky

"Post has such a unique style. He's an artist who is truly comfortable with himself and

"Our goal with Modern Warfare is to bring all gamers together from day one to play

The charges carry a maximum sentence of two years in prison. Mayers has been in custody

Los Angeles producer/DJ Ras G has reportedly passed away according to label

"Post Malone is shaping music culture as a content creator & artist, but he is also

The prosecutor has recommended that the Stockholm District Court set aside three days for the trial,

"Of course I had offers to do a lot of business with other people, but the

The nominees for the 2019 MTV VMAs have been announced. See the full list.

Unveils Lineup, Headlined by Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, Lil Uzi Vert & Wu-Tang Clan

"Since hip-hop's early b-boy days, PUMA has been a staple in the culture -- bringing freshness

The song ascends to 29.6 million in audience in the week ending July 14, according

“Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics & Men” has officially secured an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Writing

“There are certainly some facts about the arrest and detention that raise concerns,” the spokesperson said.

these numbers are still dwarfed by the money consumers spend on video games. In 2019, video

A 13-count indictment was handed down Thursday in federal court for the Northern District of Illinois

“Wayno is an authority in the hip-hop community, having spent years climbing the ranks and working

“I’m really excited to have my songs looked after by the fantastic Warner Chappell team,” said

Chris Brown grabs his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new

He said he was speaking out to quell rumors and sought to reassure fans that he

“We don’t know these guys and we didn’t want trouble,” Rocky wrote on Instagram. “I’m innocent,”

Maxo Kream has joined JAY-Z for a deal at Roc Nation.

On Friday (June 28), The Weeknd became the 23rd artist to have a song earn a

“I feel like my dad had bad communication. He didn’t know how to talk,” Knight says

"The Lids design team is thrilled to collaborate with Meek Mill. He is a true

"Mary is a very talented artist, fearless visionary and an incredible human being. We're delighted to

Executive producer 50 Cent has decided that his Starz drama “Power” will in fact, not end

Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian. The entire global

“It’s an exciting time at Beats. With our highest quality product portfolio to date, our team

The 2019 BET Awards went down last night (June 23) at the Microsoft Theater in Los

The company is intended to encompass all of Logic’s creative endeavors, from artist development to

"With a shared history and authentic connection to hip-hop culture, Fat Joe is the perfect partner

Last year, T-Pain sued his former management company Chase Entertainment accusing them of owing him over

Blige will receive the honor at the 19th annual BET Awards, airing live on the cable

"Seeing young men like myself in the criminal system, would you say there's no justice in

Dawn P. told the Associated Press that the rapper died Sunday at 9:35 p.m. local time

The rapper’s son released a statement on Instagram confirming that the Geto Boys icon is still

“We’ve always believed in the value of entertaining, thought-provoking conversation,” President Obama said.

DJ Khaled earns his third No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart

Forbes reports Shawn Carter is worth 1 BILLION at the age of 49.

She is best known for her leading roles in "Girls Trip" and the internationally recognized "Scary

"This is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way," said Dave Stohl, co-Studio Head, Infinity

ASCAP will also honor trap music pioneer, actor and label head Tip "T.I." Harris with the

“We’ll see what it is, and we’ll deal with it accordingly,” Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, told

Four years into our six-year strategic plan, we are seeing healthy year-over-year compound annual growth

Kanye West is developing a Showtime anthology in which Jaden Smith would play a young Kanye

Geto Boys' Bushwick Bill just revealed that he’s currently fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer

"The community has anticipated Spectre's return for a long time, and that's inspired us to build

“We’re thrilled to welcome Kendrick to the BMI family and expand our great working relationship with

It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel

Over 26 million people have now seen the documentary, which has been named the recipient of

LL Cool J (real name James Todd Smith) filed the current suit against Guerrilla Union in

A new Prince album featuring his versions of songs he wrote for other artists will be

"Oldies are a big part of Chicano culture on the west coast from the '50s to

“With this project, I wanted to encourage people to think about how their stories can be

"Just like my music, I have expanded my product line to appeal to all consumers. When

“From a brand and marketing standpoint, we wanted to create a business that honors and respects

“‘Twenties’ has been a project I’ve been dreaming about for as long as I can remember,”

“When we were thinking about who would be the right choice to open this legendary venue,

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival begins today (April 12) and runs through sunday

Nipsey Hussle‘s “Celebration of Life” memorial at STAPLES Center was a heartfelt event with incredible moments

Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial Service in Los Angeles - LIVE STREAM

According to the announcement, the series “will go into the most intimate aspects of Wiz’s life,”

Bari will reportedly pay a $4,000 fine after pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor charge of

“As a father, brother and son, Nipsey was a rock helping to build an empire that

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor the first Latino-American hip-hop group with the 2,660th star

The murder of Nipsey Hussle has caused leaders of the street gangs in Los Angeles to

Eric Holder‘s charges include one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count

"This will be my second time on the Heineken House stage and the vibes and energy

“Adidas has had tremendous success in pushing creative boundaries. We share a philosophy that puts creativity,

BET has renewed two of its freshman series for a second season, the Viacom network announced

The LAPD says the shooting occurred at 3:20 PM local time. Nipsey was pronounced dead after

Beyonce and Jay-Z accepted GLAAD Media’s vanguard award on Thursday night in Los Angeles.

"This deal immediately allows us to expand and diversify our programming through iHeartMedia's reach of a

“This has been an incredibly difficult time. Honestly one of the worst of my entire life,”

Tech 9, whose real name was Akeem Mickens, was a pioneer of the battle rap scene,

"Cey Adams has been a cultural force in America's art and music scene for over three

The Library of Congress announced that The Blueprint will be added for preservation this year.

On Thursday, city and state officials honored rapper Meek Mill at City Hall, declaring March 15-17

Missy Elliott will be the first female hip-hop artist to ever receive an honorary doctorate from

“Beyoncé and Jay-Z are global icons and passionate defenders of human rights and acceptance for all

Nipsey recently talked about his next partnership with Puma and Roc Nation.

On Friday, Chicago cops called the actor’s alleged hate crime hoax a disgrace to the city.

"The blessings keep rolling in. I am grateful and honored to host this year’s iHeartRadio Music

The full lineup announcement — featuring 80+ acts – is expected in the next two weeks.

Just hours after R. Kelly’s emotional appearance on “CBS This Morning” today, the embattled singer was

"Everybody says something bad about me,” Kelly said of the series. “Nobody said nothing good. They

“I’m so thankful for everyone who made this possible, it really is what I’ve been dreaming

DJ Khaled is set to host the 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards, which will broadcast live on

Steve Greenberg, Kelly’s attorney, entered the plea in a Chicago courtroom, also telling the judge that

Michael Avenatti, a well known attorney who said he recently provided a videotape of R. Kelly

The movie explores the tumultuous life of the former lead singer of the 70's R&B/Funk Band

“Don’t bring me to fix the African-American vote,” Fif said.

“Transcending borders and genres, he has countless evergreen songs and his latest Grammy-winning album with Sting

The newest fragrance launched and is a disruptive introduction and preview of what's next to come

The suspect went to the ninth floor of the museum of wax statues on Saturday evening,

The New Yorker describes the tape in far stronger terms, saying it shows the singer “sexually

The full list of nominations for the 50th annual awards were announced Wednesday by NAACP president

"It is such an honor, because a lot of times in our culture, what we do

“I’m thrilled to advance UMG’s long-standing relationship with Ingrooves, a company we already view as a

Here's the complete winners list for 2019 Grammys

“We all gotta stop buying, wearing, and supporting this piece of sh*t company and all piece

"Our partnership with LivexLive is the next step in that evolution. We want to show the

6ix9ine will cooperate with federal officials "against multiple violent people associated with the same criminal enterprise

CEO Jim Meyer said. “We have set even more ambitious goals for the company to continue

According to police, one of Smollett's alleged attackers also put a rope around his neck. Both

DMX has been locked up since January 2018 after a positive drug test violated the terms

Corey Miller, the rapper known as C-Murder, failed this week in a bid to have his

Ed Sheeran and The Game collaborated on a song that will appear on the veteran Compton

"For more than 50 years, we at PUMA have been big believers in the power that

Following his arrest and release on an accusation of rape earlier this week, an attorney for

"This is the opportunity of a lifetime," Jones said. "I have spent my entire adult life

Talk of the awards for “Black Panther” has been building since the film came out in

The Game has been heavy in the studio working on his final album. The project, which

One of Brown’s bodyguards is among the others detained in the Paris investigation, according to the

“The Wu-Tang Clan is a seminal group that deserves a seminal documentary,” said Vinnie Malhotra, executive

Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways, sources are reporting. The news comes on

"I had to take them bullets. Everyone doing what I did. They laughed at me and

Rihanna claims she has sent many cease and desist letters to her father and his business

“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring

“To the people who feel I should be speaking up/against everything that is going on right

"I can't wait to show out for my city at The Maxim Big Game Experience," said

“We remain confident that this transformational acquisition will open exciting pathways for long-term value creation and

The show has renewed interest in the allegations, keeping them in the headlines and reportedly even

When asked about the documentary, Foxx responded with her impressions of the series. “I was sickened,”

The 18th annual four-day multi-stage camping festival will take place June 13 - 16, held as

This news is of particular relevance, of course, because Vivendi is currently looking for a buyer

The Governors Ball Music Festival lineup has been announced and is set

- See who's getting down this year.

"We've been keeping it under wraps for a minute but can finally share it with the

50 Cent just wrote a check for $3 million to his G-Unity Foundation to be distributed

“We’ve had another terrific year and revenue exceeded $4 billion for the first time in our

According to these numbers, the recorded music business’s $18.9bn turnover this year will represent $1.4bn annual

Today, Tyler, The Creator's GOLF brand is sharing a new video unveiling its new WINTER 2018

This is the 5th time LL cool J has been denied. What's going on? See complete

Ella Mai’s manager Meko Yohannes of 10 Summers Management said: “We are excited about this partnership

“Many of us at CMG have had the pleasure to work closely with Amber in her

"This blatant failure of the AAA to ensure a diverse slate of arbitrators for complex commercial

The biggest hip-hop festival brand in the world, Rolling Loud's LA lineup this year includes Post

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our ‘Power’ family,”

"The 1800 Seconds platform is a time for me to connect on an executive and mentor

The nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards have been revealed. Kendrick Lamar leads with eight nominations..

“In this documentary – which took years of research, production and labor to complete – Suge

"Music festivals are about more than artists performing on stage," said Rob Ellin, Chairman and CEO

"Investors should be skeptical of investment advice posted to social media platforms, and should not make

“I’m so excited that the AVN Awards chose me to be their first female performer ever!

LL Cool J has sued the people behind hip-hop music festival Rock the Bells. The lawsuit

"Unfortunately Migos has chosen to compound its outrageous violation of its agreement with YRN with unfounded

Oxnard is .Paak’s first release under Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label in association with 12 Tone Music

Tekashi 6ix9ine pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and firearms charges in New York on Monday

“We live in paradise but none of us actually have the time or the means to

"I’m locked in the total era of Rap music and Hip Hop’s 50 years, but I

While some have questioned the authenticity of tying Tupac’s name to a commercial film released more

“Honoring Biggie symbolizes more than just one man,” McCarthy said. “It symbolizes a culture. It symbolizes

"Janelle Monáe's insatiable drive to incorporate new, untold stories into her artistic projects -- while synthesizing

Legendary production trio Organized Noize has quietly crept back to the top of the charts with

Sony already owns 30% in EMI Music Publishing and is buying the final 10% from the

“Snoop Dogg is one of those people who can do anything. He raps, he acts, he

“Usher is a global icon and one of the world’s greatest ever artists,”--- “It’s an honor

"From day one, our mission at Haight Films has been to apply Haight Brand's artist-first and

Rolling Loud seeks to expand its live rap empire into a global behemoth. Announcing its first

“With SnowGlobe, MTV is taking the natural next step in its resurgence by expanding deeper into

Elliott, who came on the music scene alongside mega-producer Timbaland, also worked on multiple songs for

Ice Cube teased his new song “Arrest the President” in a Twitter video on Tuesday, urging

After meeting the Vezt team, Inglish chose to list two of his titles on the app,

The Prince Estate and Sony’s Legacy Recordings have announced a series of weekly video uploads from

“Malcolm McCormick, the music artist known as Mac Miller, was found to have died from mixed

“Yo, yo. I’m telling y’all, I’m telling y’all. This is crazy, wait, wait, just wait —

"I have a great relationship with Milk's founder, Rassi, and as New Yorkers, we've frequented some

“As we approach the end of 2018, we are confident that our strong performance will deliver

The accolades keep coming for British singer-songwriter, Ella Mai, who recently dropped her self-titled album to

SiriusXM added 298,000 new paid subscribers in Q3 2018 to end the period with approximately 28.5

Since that late July peak, Spotify’s share price has tumbled dramatically – falling by circa 25%,

The ex-employees claimed in their original lawsuit that T.I. and his partners used money from the

“Rockie has long been an artist I’ve admired,” said Rostrum founder and President Benjy Grinberg in

“Mr. Combs’ commitment and leadership continue to inspire us. On behalf of the Capital Prep students,

“The Amara Enyia campaign thanks Chicago native, Kanye West, for his generous action. Amara’s campaign is

"Marvel's hip-hop variant covers celebrated the music industry in a whole new way, combining the creativity

“Sony Pictures Television has been a hub for great television for many decades and we’re excited

“At the height of my music career, I never promoted the program," Campbell told CBS Miami

“Our focus has always been on empowering artists and curators alike, and this deal with Universal

"I'll deal with [UFC President Dana White] and your contract later," 50 Cent wrote. "The UFC

"This man is a CEO and Chairman,” said Jay-Z of Platt, who first signed him back

Sources with knowledge of the agreement say that, in full success and combination with Jackson’s current

“We’re grateful for our committed songwriting and publishing community whose focus and passion have strengthened our

Jim Jones is officially facing a handful of felony drug and firearm charges for his June

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have announced its nominees for induction into the 2019

Nas has officially signed Stro (formerly known as Astro) to Mass Appeal Records.

“I approached the music by first watching ‘Creed II’ and then creating a playlist of songs

Cardi B matches Iggy Azalea for the most career weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard

On the new Billboard 200, Logic’s YSIV enters at No. 2 with 167,000 units

Nick Cannon and “Talking Dead” executive producer Michael Davies are teaming up with the network to

“WMG Boost is all about nurturing the diversity of ideas within the music ecosystem, especially at

"With the help of SocialWorks, we want to change the way that mental health resources are

"I am so excited to be coming to SiriusXM and listen as I teach, preach and

“We’ve been here 93 times. 94 Court dates we’ve had to endure,” she started. “I’ve always

“Given their diverse portfolio of programming and Craig’s unparalleled experience as an industry pioneer, we’re looking

"The support we've experienced is evident in this amazing line-up and is a testament to Malcolm's

Recently, a court has ruled Entertainment One must pay over six figures for royalties from the

Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” ties for the longest-running No. 1 among songs by women on R&B/Hip-Hop

Boxing has been part of our heritage for decades. During that time, the sport has undergone

“I am excited to partner with the Bellator Viacom franchise. Mixed martial arts yields some of

Killer Mike revealed that he underwent shoulder surgery and is now recovering from the procedure.

“Jeffrey Katzenberg and Spike Lee are two leaders within our industry who have created opportunities, opened

“Together, we will deliver even more of the best content on radio to our passionate and

Knight’s attorney, Albert DeBlanc Jr., first contacted the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office about a

Despite making millions of dollars for Glassnote, attracting notoriety for the label and securing Grammy nominations,

Eminem's 'Killshot' Breaks 24-Hour YouTube Hip-Hop Debut Record

The Weeknd is being accused of stealing the beat from one of his biggest songs ‘Starboy’

On Monday, West told fans on social media when he unveiled a CD, which resembles West's

The deal amplifies BMG’s position in the hip-hop market following a recent string of successful releases

Forbes compiled a list of the top-earning hip-hop artists of 2018.

Cardi B is firing back at accusations made by Nicki Minaj that she rose to fame

The doctor and .Paak confirmed on social media that the project is officially complete.

Cardi B and Drake lead the 2018 nominees for the American Music Awards, which were announced

BMI president/CEO Mike O’Neill said, “Thanks to the incredible creativity of our songwriters, composers and publishers,

“YO! MTV Raps” is on deck with fresh versions of the iconic hip-hop show launching around

Eminem earns his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his surprise release

Drake and Meek Mill have officially squashed their differences.

Cardi B Allegedly got into an altercation with Nicki Minaj? Reports coming out they threw hooks.

Mac Miller died on Friday of a suspected overdose, a source now confirms. He was 26.

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning artist Everlast has released his new album Whitey Ford's House of Pain out

It’s official: Epic Records confirmed Friday morning that it has signed Atlanta rapper T.I. Along with

Today, Activision and Treyarch released a brand new gameplay trailer for Blackout, Call of Duty: Black

"It’s great that we can lend our professionalism to inspire and hopefully help these youths get

SZA has been added to the lineup for Songs of Hope. The event benefits cancer research

"I am so proud of all we have accomplished at Caroline over the past year.

“Alan Price is a seasoned music executive and proven leader who has played a key role

“The NBA and its players have long been significant drivers of global culture. Basketball, music, and

Kanye West apologized to Drake in a Twitter storm Wednesday morning

“It’s no secret that I don’t like being the center of attention, that’s for the songwriters,

Nike lost about $3.75 billion in market cap after announcing free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Unlike the major label competitors and most independent labels, the BMG business model allows its artist

Said a source: “The series will focus on the 25-year relationship between Cascio and Jackson, and

“Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched families struggle to make ends meet and buy basic school

A preview clip of the video shows Janet dressed like an Egyptian queen - just like

“I feel that [Trump] cares about the way black people feel about him, and he

The markets will include Atlanta, where the OTRll Tour plays at Mercedes Benz Stadium tonight and

"He gave us our sound," Willie D said of Red, whom he called "the Musical Enforcer"

With another month and a half of dates still ahead for Beyoncé and JAY-Z, their tour

“The c—sucker of the day is Irving Azoff,” she said. “And I’m gonna tell you why.

“I’m proud to expand my relationship with the innovative content creator Lionsgate,” said Common. “The studio

“You know it’s blazin’ up in my kitchen. I’m takin’ the cookbook game higher with a

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Da Brat says she has assets totaling $108,700.65

Drake and NBA star Dwyane Wade have joined Otter Media in a $4.7 million round of

“We are pleased to honor Queen Latifah with the 2018 Marian Anderson Award,” Mayor Jim Kenney

“I accept this key for the forgotten. If you can make it in Brooklyn, you can

list of the MTV VMAs 2018 Winners - Video of the Year, Artist of the Year,

According to documents, obtained by The Blast, Cash Money now claims, “Aspire was simply a shell

Travis Scott’s Astroworld notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart,

KRS-One. took to Twitter to tease new material with Dr. Dre and Anderson .Paak,

Juelz Santana admitted in court Thursday that he tried to get a gun onto a plane

The arrest came at 11:40 p.m. local time after authorities detained several vehicles and found multiple

Yelawolf has announced that he’ll be leaving Shady Records following the release of his next album.

Aretha Franklin recorded hundreds of tracks and had dozens of hits over the span of a

Rapper, actor and producer Alvin ‘Xzibit’ Joiner has launched production and management divisions at his music

"This year's Apollo in the Hamptons was a tribute to the soul and extraordinary musical history

Post Malone's Stoney makes its 77th week in the top 10. The set overtakes the previous

Redemption of a Dogg "chronicles a character built around the persona of Snoop Dogg — a

“Finally able to proudly put this out and say thank you to TDE for welcoming me

The rapper has broke yet another historic record, as his viral-fueled dance track “In My Feelings”

“The new dynasty begins,” Nicki tweeted, “AND I might have something special for you too!” In

“This show takes competition series to a whole new level,” said Carter, who is the CEO

"I want to make a positive contribution through my music – Provide a soundtrack to people's

City of Lies was scheduled for release on September 7 - No new date has

“We are delighted to be working with Cypress Hill. Not only did they arguably kickstart the claimed he never had an agreement with FIH over the headphones. He accused the company

Vivendi is planning to sell up to 50% of Universal Music Group, the company said Monday.

Last year, The Game sued Viacom for $20 million demanding they be held liable for the

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle were spotted at JAY-Z and Beyoncé's On the

Among the headliners on the first show are rap icon Snoop Dogg, New York Giants superstar

A California appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid to revive a wrongful death lawsuit brought

“It’s another album that I already had been working on before,” he said. “Since I did

Kendrick Lamar is set to make a guest appearance on the television show “Power” this coming

Nicki Minaj took to social media on Tuesday (July 24) to announce that 6ix9ine will perform

According to Hit Song Deconstructed's mid-year trend report, hip-hop (as a primary genre on songs) accounted

Boosie BadAzz is officially free of his 10 yr probabtion run. The Baton Rouge artist recently

According to the Associated Press, Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Ireland said at the time

MTV has announced the nominees for the 2018 Video Music Awards (VMAs).

The 2018 Emmy award nominations are in. Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) received nominations for acting,

Is the wait over for Anderson Paak's major label debut? According to the Head A&R of

Authorities grabbed Tekashi at JFK Airport, where he just returned from a European tour.

Drake’s “Scorpion” album set a record by posting seven simultaneous singles on Billboards Top 10.

Cardi B‘s debut album Invasion of Privacy went certified platinum by the RIAA.

A few weeks before he was shot and killed last month, the 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion was

The music industry is in the midst of a growth spurt that has led to 15-year

According to the Recording Industry of Association of America (RIAA)’s website, the project was certified platinum

“It makes you see all the things I went through and all the people I was

Cardi B passes four female rappers who previously topped the tally with one No. 1 apiece:

Nas Returns to Top 10 charts with new album

Beyoncé and JAY-Z -- billed as The Carters -- debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Top

“You know me as Scarface, but now you get the opportunity to meet Brad Jordan. I’ve

Dr. Dre and Iovine, the music producer and co-founder of Interscope Records, were not in court

Dash says Daniels did not make an effort to fulfill his obligations, and has been kept

Joe had been battling health problems for some time now. He was hospitalized back in 2016

According to the announcement, the agreement also includes rights to “other previously released material recorded post-1995

Chance the Rapper has announced a concert in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Special

In the past Jay-Z has invested in Uber’s Series B round in 2011 when the company

London On Da Track, the Atlanta-based producer most known for working with artists like Young Thug,

The 2018 BET Awards took place Sunday at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, Kendrick Lamar taking home

Joe Jackson, father of Michael, Janet and the performing family, and architect of The Jackson 5,

Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Jermaine Dupri gave touching remarks about XSCAPE's early career and presented

According to the Sheriff's Dept., instead of stopping, the car accelerated and cops gave chase. During

Executive-produced by Eminem, Love Story finds Yelawolf teaming up with such esteemed producers as Malay (a

The designer presented his first collection for Louis Vuitton Men's in Paris and things got pretty

The duo's critically acclaimed score for Season 1 featured influences ranging from David Axelrod, Ennio Morricone,

Dre has dabbled in feature projects both in front of the camera, in films like “Training

XXXTentacion died at the age of 20 on Monday (June 18) after being fatally shot in

"There's a new generation of music consumers searching to find authentic, meaningful, hip-hop content and experiences,"

SZA recently withdrew from the TDE Championship tour due to swollen vocal cords. Now, she

"From their peerless triplet-based raps to bringing the dab to pop culture, Migos have been one

“We have to do something because the statistics are brutal,” she continued, citing statistics from a

French Montana is officially a U.S. citizen, and his first official American cause of action -

UMG will distribute Mass Appeal's extensive catalog of releases from artists who include DJ Shadow, J

Birdman has given up his fight to save his Miami mansion from being taken in his

He ties Eminem for the second-most No. 1 albums among hip-hop acts in the history

The film, which Murphy will produce and star in, is a biopic about the late singer

the parties had a falling out in the early years, and Dre and Iovine sued Lamar

“’Atlanta’ is phenomenal, achieving and exceeding what few television series have done,” said FX Networks and

Lil Wayne appears to have emerged victorious in his ongoing legal battle with Birdman, Cash Money

In a statement after the lawsuit was filed, Viacom accused the rapper of attempting to “shift

ONE Musicfest, the Southeast's premier urban progressive music and arts festival – has announced the lineup

According to the traffic crash report-- Scrappy and friend Ca$ino Roulette, were found outside of the