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"As a father of a precious daughter, a global citizen and the next Prime Minister of

CNN obtained hotel surveillance video that appears to corroborate allegations of abuse.

"We got people coming out on all sides and we're just going to try and do

In his decorated touring career to date, 50 Cent has grossed $150.3 million and sold 2.5

Sony Music Group (SMG) and its affiliates have invested in the development and promotion of songwriters

BET also announced “BET Awards” 2024 powerhouse performance lineup, including GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red,

"Urban One has been family since Day 1. Their positive and profound impact on the Black

“Patrice is a one-woman creative powerhouse – artist, producer, conductor, composer, and renaissance writer. She has

“Big D and 2Pac spent many hours together in the studio. The music they made captured

Snoop Dogg tapped as coach for 'The Voice' season 26.

Kendrick Lamar's Drake Diss 'Not Like Us' Tops Billboard Hot 100.

“To choose this path [of the artist] is a courageous choice indeed. You are handed the

Diddy's Son, King Combs (Christian Combs) – takes shots at 50 Cent on new track.

"They have played an integral part in helping build and develop an impressive roster here at

“Our high-growth Digital Audio Group’s Adjusted EBITDA was up 26% over prior year with first

DJ Khaled received a huge honor in his city of Miami.

“Durk has long established himself as a cultural leader in the A&R space. We couldn’t be

“This quarter we saw a healthy, dynamic mix of hits across a range of genres, geographies,

“Comedy gives me that instant gratification,” Lawrence says. “Seeing the fans up close and in person,

“Atlantic has a rich history of getting in early and championing superstars from the ground up.

A man shot outside of Drake’s Toronto mansion has been taken to the hospital with serious

“We are a little different from all the other bowls. We’re not afraid to take risks

“It is an honor to nominate this amazing class of talented individuals and shows that have

"Our Q1 results demonstrate that live events remain a priority for fans around the world. Global

"it’s vital we partner with industry trailblazers like Shoobs, who are doing an unrivalled job to

“UMG’s continuing success is in large measure attributable to the fact that we always put artists

Sir Lucian Grainge said: "This new chapter in our relationship with TikTok focuses on the value

“We have had a long-standing collaboration with Wati-B and it is a superb example of a

OpenPlay Teams with Stem to Expand Direct Delivery Service for Seamless Music and Video Distribution.

“Rico will be celebrated as a visionary, mentor, and creative force, forever intertwined with Atlanta’s musical

“I’m thrilled to celebrate the ongoing legacy of our organization and our commitment to arts and

“By joining forces with Warner Chappell Music, we'll open new doors for the ReverbNation community, creating

Check out the trailer for the limited drama series that chronicles the story of Black Panther

He’s never stopped supporting,” Hayes said. “He’s always supporting continuously, so let’s continue to honor

“I love working with talented people, and Post Malone is incredibly gifted,” says Bay. “I am

"Kendall Minter's impact on protecting and preserving the legacy of rhythm and blues music and artists

"This partnership represents a significant opportunity for artists to reach new audiences and deepen connections with

“We’re excited to bring this year’s VMAs to UBS Arena, one of the country’s newest and

Rico Wade will be eulogized privately and by invitation only for family and friends.

Emmy and 8-Time NAACP Image Award Winner P. Frank Williams to be Honored by San Diego

“This diverse group of inductees each broke down musical barriers and influenced countless artists that followed

"I love my munchies, especially my Dr. Bombay Ice Cream. I am declaring 4/19 Dr. Bombay

“We’re delighted that Ice Spice has chosen PPL to collect her neighbouring rights income globally."

According to jail records from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, the 24-year-old, whose real name is

Giggs will kick off his first-ever North American headline tour at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre

DJ Kool Herc, turns 69 today. Happy Birthday Herc!

This year's National Recording Registry selections were announced Tuesday morning.

"TikTok has become one of the most important global platforms for music content attracting an incredible

“Stonebwoy is in a league of his own. His genre-blending style has resonated with millions of

“This is such an exciting time for songwriters and music,” SHOF Chairman Nile Rodgers shares.

“Warner Chappell Music is more than just a giant of music publishing; they’re a visionary group

Organized Noize and the Dungeon Family have released a statement on tge passing of their brother

“I don’t have the words to express my deep and profound sense of loss. I am

DEAL INCLUDES GROUNDBREAKING A.I. PROTECTIONS, SAG-AFTRA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES THE AGREEMENT, WILL GO TO MEMBERS

The new song coincides with the 18th anniversary of his father Proof's passing–a revered figure in

“I’m so honoured to have my first publishing deal with Warner Chappell. They are so hands-on

The news came out by former Yo! MTV Raps co-host Ed Lover.

Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, and Teyana Taylor to Advise Emerging Creatives Across Various Disciplines, Alongside MUSE

She has officially has became the most successful tour by a female rapper in history.

Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge’s duo NxWorries shares the album art and tracklist from their forthcoming sophomore

J Cole says he "felt terrible" after releasing a track aimed at Kendrick Lamar last week,

Prosecutors and defense lawyers are exploring the possibility of a plea deal for the last of

"Guns R4 Cowards" isn't just a song; it's a manifesto against the systemic violence plaguing our

Since its inception in 2019, the Grey Day Tour has emerged as a standout and one

In an open letter organized by the non-profit Artist Rights Alliance, 200 notable names across the

During Raw's WrestleMania 40 go-home show, it was revealed that Lil Wayne will be in attendance

“This expanded role leading RIAA alongside Mitch will allow us to continue fighting for a diverse

“Pharrell is surprised by this. We have reached out on multiple occasions to share in

"I'm honored and it's just definitely a pleasure. I can't wait to do this, man. I'm

“Yachty has always had profound vision since the day we met and to see him take

“We’re excited to broaden our relationship with Spotify through the introduction of new content offerings

"We utilize the experience as a lesson and move differently. If I told my story in

Flo Milli reaches a milestone for her breakthrough single, “Never Lose Me,” as it becomes her

"We continue to be driven every day by the guiding principle of putting more money into

"There is no excuse for the excessive show of force and hostility exhibited by authorities or

In a statement, Homeland Security Investigations said it “executed law enforcement actions as part of an

Recorded music revenues in the U.S. in 2023 continued strong growth for the eighth consecutive year.

"As a brand we're always excited to focus the spotlight on innovative musical talent, while

"We're proud to unveil the diverse mix of recordings entering the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in

“I am honored to launch this grant program to honor [Takeoff] and the countless families that

The number of artists generating $1m, $100k and $10k has nearly tripled since 2017.

" I see similar opportunities with generative AI, provided we start from a foundation of protecting

"Dr. Dre's contributions to the music industry are undeniable and have left an indelible mark on

The launch of the new multi-media venture follows Williams' latest project, directing and executive producing the

“Nima and Didi are powerful additions to the Stem team and reflect our commitment to consistently

Dre recently spoke about his relationship with Eminem and why he thinks Em can out-rap anyone

"Fender truly went hard in the paint with my signature Tele. It goes beyond the richness

Wesley (Wes) “Maestro” Williams is the first Canadian rapper to achieve mainstream success.

Longtime friends and collaborators Tyler, The Creator and Pharrell bring their respective brands le FLEUR* and

“It is our distinct honor to celebrate New Edition and Frankie Beverly — two musical icons

“It is not just a story about me it’s about the community of people who have

This award recognizes Sony’s ongoing commitment to fulfilling its Purpose, “Fill the world with emotion, through

“If you're from Flint, you're just a strong-minded person, for real. “We’ve got a lot more

"There is so much talent and there's so much opportunity, and we lift each other up

“This is an ambitious project that will give new opportunities to the hard-working families who call

“We are delivering industry-leading technical innovation, legislative advocacy and revenue growth that solely benefits our members"

During his speech, Dr. Dre shared insights into how Timbaland's unique sound and innovative productions have

Two men were found guilty of murder Tuesday in the 2002 killing of Jam Master Jay,

Georgia's music industry is rallying behind legislation to create a statewide Georgia Music Office to retain

The multi-award-winning label has enjoyed rapid growth, alongside commercial success – contributing to the rise of

Glover has a wealth of experience. At Interscope, he worked closely with J. Cole and artists

“We are grateful to have had the opportunity to collaborate with many leading artists and to

“SCMG is excited to begin our partnership with ADA. Their goals, persistence, drive, and perseverance match

“I am thrilled that Umbrella Songs have chosen Kobalt as their publishing partner, we're excited about

Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional

"They might cheat me, you might not see me for a while. But just know

“Being at Atlantic these past 23 years has been the most exciting and rewarding experience of

"When he told me about the idea for this film, it felt like we had come

Eddie Cheba, a DJ who made his mark in the bustling music scene of 1970s New

Check out the 'Gin & Juice' trailer, which features Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg as gangsters

“Lofi Girl is a complete phenomenon and a world leader in this growing genre. The team

This latest round of promotions signals the Stem team’s devotion to its mission of empowering independent

Reaching rarified air yet again, Post Malone has just made history once more as his seminal

“Those familiar with Dilla’s musical genius understand his impact on hip-hop but there are still so

“These results reflect the impact of our chart-topping artists, hit-making songwriters, iconic catalog,

The NBA All-Star Celebrity game will be held on Friday the 16th of February.

"When I got into the music industry, I ain't give a f**k about nobody but us,"

"I'm thrilled to be charged with leading Capitol Music Group. The company's deep legacy includes so

Broadus Foods is seeking compensation for their losses on the product and to require Post to

Which hip hop artists won at this years Grammy Awards? Also watch Jay Z scold the

“The V.I.P. brand is stamped all over the beginning of rap on the West Coast without

“This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter of my life and career,” Megan said.

“I’ve been blessed in my work so far and I want to give back to

Looks Like there will be just an east coast label head and west coast label

Universal Music Group dropped the following open letter to all Artists and Songwriters

the chart provides a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.

“Music has been a constant in my life and the motivation that has anchored me since

"The cold months in this city can be brutal, exacerbating the already dire circumstances that thousands

This announcement follows last week’s partnership announcement with Santa Anna Label Group and Drake's OVO Sound.

Opening statements began Monday in the federal murder trial for two men accused of killing Run-DMC

“When I had this crazy vision to tell this story through LEGO bricks, I couldn’t have

“As a pillar of the independent Hip-Hop community since 1994, it was important to me to

“The history of black lyrics on trial predates hip-hop by hundreds of years, and thanks to

“We could not be more excited to celebrate these inspiring and dynamic artists from around the

“This song is about me on my grown and sexy, -- Grown and sexy means

The innate chemistry between them as rappers could only be achieved because of their long-standing friendships,

“OVO has always been about music first. Together with Drake, 40, and Oliver, we’re excited to

Ludacris is on board as an exec producer and will serve as music supervisor.

Kendrick Lamar and creative partner Dave Free meet the world of CHANEL Haute Couture for the

“Jeremih’s hit songs transcended global audiences and cultures, paving the way for a new generation of

“Charlie Wilson’s timeless music has brought joy to millions across generations. His upcoming star ceremony will

"I am very happy that the world is going to see our great story. So

“I’ve said it before, but the music industry does not exist without songwriters delivering great songs

“I am so honored; when you have an award in the hall of fame, people have

The vinyl records market is fragmented owing to the presence of many global and regional companies.

Sean Combs and Diageo have now agreed to resolve all disputes between them.

“I’m so thankful this song makes people feel a way that they keep going back to

"Music possesses an extraordinary ability to elevate awareness, inspire, and drive conversation among key audiences

“I’m delighted to be working with Warner Chappell Music. Songwriting is the most important part of

Big Sipz adds a new flavor to their lineup with a Purple Punch collaboration with Waka

hip-hop was the most popular genre in the United States with a 25.3% share of album

“As an Atlanta native and fellow Morehouse Man who is also a Hawks fan, performing for

“Mary’s immeasurable talent and award-winning music has shaped our culture and has had a profound impact

This week, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival also released its latest Economic Impact Study, revealing that

According to the reports, two of SoundCloud’s shareholders have begun interviewing investment banks, related to a

Ice Cube, Ludacris, and others respond to Katt Williams' comments.

"The U.S. healthcare system is America's sickness," said Fat Joe. "Healthcare price transparency isn't a partisan

This marks the official kickoff celebration for TV One's 20th Anniversary, marking two decades of excellence

"What makes me excited about selling with new retailers is expanding access to our product," says

"RZA's formidable body of work and talent is unquestionable," said John Mlynczak, NAMM president and CEO.

“I grew up watching the Olympics and am thrilled to see the incredible athletes bring their

“When you’ve been blessed as I am, it’s important to give back to those who may

Shaquille O'Neal challenges all rappers after dropping venom freestyle.

50 Cent set to develop an unscripted series titled ‘The Twins’ for BET Media Group.

"HBCUs have been instrumental in the growth of Hip-Hop culture, and it's important that we create

Ice Cube sits down for an exclusive Off-Air interview with Big Boy and offers and inside

Tray Deee speaks on finding Islam, making 21 Jumpstreet, performing live in Germany, and forming The

Paul Wall is excited to announce the release of his highly anticipated album, The Great

"With this new project I am reimagining songs that have been featured in Grand Theft Auto

Legendary Entertainment and Call of Duty are bringing Dune: Part Two to Modern Warfare III and

The 2 hour show included KDAY looking back at 40 years as the nation’s FIRST all-hip

“You’re in the temple of Hip-Hop. This is our home. This institution can never side with,

Questlove Links with André 3000 for indepth Q&A.

Watch Lecrae Goes off on the deep end about Lil Nas X in the video podcast.

The deal will allow Megan to maintain ownership of her music, while relying on the major

Today marks a special year-end moment when the top albums, singles and first-timers are recognized for

Nicki will headline arena shows in North America and Europe - including appearances at Rolling Loud

Billboard revealed its year-end Boxscore charts, ranking the top tours, venues and promoters of 2023.

Now Sean “Diddy” Combs is being accused of yet another sexual assault case -- marking the

The 46th Annual Kennedy Center Honors recognized Queen Latifah this past Sunday, awarding her a historic

“The Notorious B.I.G. is one of the most respected hip-hop artists of all time, so we

“300 Entertainment has built such a deep culture and singular identity within the music industry. It’s

“We thank Abel for this valuable contribution towards the people of Palestine. We hope others

"This historical exhibition belongs in Miami which has historically been a city with innovation and creativity

"Infanity is at the forefront of the music NFT revolution, and we're honored to have a

Combs maintains his innocence, as his attorney Ben Brafman said in a follow-up statement, “Just so

The veteran A&R executive who has played a hand in the rise of Eminem, 50 Cent,

The 2023 BET Soul Train Awards honored some the biggest names in R&B, hip-hop and soul

"I'm not sure who stole whose look, but I'm into it and am very excited about

The new regulations come following weeks of speculation about the new policies the streaming service would

On episode 3 of Collect Call With Suge Knight we take a trip down memory lane

“Today marks an exciting new chapter for BMI that puts us in the best possible position

Reservoir has earned a Top 10 U.S. market share for Q3 2023 on both the Hot

"As a longtime partner of the brand, I always have a great time working with Pepsi.

"Today marks a major milestone for us," said Steve Lee, AmazeVR CEO and Co-Founder. "T-Pain is

Suge reflects on his life, talks court cases, including how he was the catalyst to Snoop

on his own creative terms, André 3000 talks unveiling his first solo project—and speaking candidly about

“We delivered on our promise of second-half improvement, and reached over $6 billion in annual revenue

“Keke Palmer is a globally recognized multihyphenate talent who embodies confidence and positivity and is one

“I’m excited to bring my label to 10K who are known for breaking new artists.

The development includes 143 apartments and 25 special units for homeless youth.

"The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Award named in my honor is truly remarkable, and words

"I am immensely proud of my father, and the selfless acts and sacrifices he made for

The album will be the first collection of new music from the 48-year-old musician since 2006’s

A combined 20 national DMC champions from across the globe descended on the city to compete

The full list of nominations for the 67th annual Grammy Awards has just been released.

The D.O.C. is reflecting on his life after a tragic accident more than 30 years ago

“Jay’s ability to foster creativity while executing strategic planning is unmatched in every campaign he touches.

(ASCAP) announces the honorees for the 15th annual ASCAP Women Behind The Music event, slated for

One of the founding members of the Long Beach-based G-funk collective, The Dove Shack has passed

"In the first season, they were kind of dipping their toe in -- they were aspiring.

“Our goal with Move Afrika is to inspire local youth and artists to unlock their creativity.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2023 went down Friday (Nov. 3) welcoming the Class

Oakland on Friday showed a little California love for the late, legendary hip hop artist and

Music Royalty and Chart-Topping Artists Janet Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, Megan Thee Stallion, Tems, Brent Faiyaz, Goodie

BET has released the official nominations for “Soul Train Awards” 2023, which recognizes the best in

Newly announced performers include rap icons and next-gen hip-hop superstars 2 Chainz, T.I., Gunna, Too $hort,

This marks the very first Diamond certification for 50 Cent.

In Suge's debut episode of his new podcast, Collect Call With Suge Knight, the former Death

SZA continues to shine at No. 1 on the Billboard Chart.

This year’s awards are based on music consumption reflected on Billboard charts dated November 19, 2022

“Our performance this quarter was marked not only by continued growth across our businesses but also

Amazon MGM Studios is developing a drama series project from rapper-actor YG and writer-producer Damani Johnson.

PUMA and A$AP Rocky have officially announced a long-term creative partnership.

Suge Knight's Instagram account announced the official launch date for a new podcast called "Collect Call

The World’s biggest, longest running, most legendary DJ Battle: The Technics DMC World DJ Finals is

DJ Mark the 45 King has produced tracks for Eric B. and Rakim, Gang Starr, Queen

"The film serves as a poignant reminder of our iconic tagline: 'There is a soldier in

“BMG has brought a fresh vision to the music business, and we look forward to partnering

“I’m completely honored to be a part of a platform like Urbanworld which supports storytellers from

“It didn’t take us long to figure out that Atlanta music, Mike WiLL, and NBA on

"When you have black and brown ownership, then you are going to have a reflection of

The two-hour program will showcase and celebrate hip hop's incredible history and monumental cultural impact around

"The upcoming year will shepherd in two milestones for our networks. TV One will turn 20

"We are honored to welcome DāM-FunK to our Board of Directors for his exceptional musical aptitude

Check out the full list of winners, highlights and more from this years BET HIP HOP

A true Texan at heart, Post was raised under the bright lights of the blue and

American Ido and The Voice contestant Wé Ani gets a music deal.

"It's rare to find someone of Carletta's multifaceted expertise – who understands the full scope of

"Working with HALLS has been an incredible experience," said Latto. "HALLS has always

“Just fought for life Literally for 9 days straight,” Bone wrote. “And I

Super producers and “Rock The Bells Cultural Influence Award” recipients Swizz Beatz and Timbaland will

In the anchor spot, Snoop Dogg shows the various — and sometimes absurd — scenarios in

Outkast now has the No. 1 rap-selling album of all time, according to an Instagram post

“Our annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball lineup is one of our most anticipated of the year, and

"One arrest doesn't mean there's now justice for Tupac. while he says it's good someone is

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

New Rap from MC EIHT "DOUBLE THAT FT KURUPT"

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 Shakespear