Sony acquires EMI Music Publishing for $2.3 billion

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppThere’s a new music publishing leader in town EMI Music Publishing owns the rights to over 2 million songs, including works by Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Queen, and Pharrell Williams. Sony’s own catalog already includes 2.3 million tracks, including work by the Beatles. This $2.3 billion acquisition will bump their portfolio up to 4.5 million songs, making them the largest music publisher. Sony had already owned a 30% stake in EMI, but this deal will bring that figure up to 90%, buying…

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Nigerian senator invites Kanye West to visit historical slave trade sites in Africa

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppNigerian senator, Shehu Sani, invited Kanye West to visit historical slave ports and trading routes in Africa, to be educated on the history of slave trade, according to an article by CNN. This dig comes after Kanye returned to the spotlight while coming under criticism for a series of interviews. In an interview Kanye had with TMZ in which he said that slavery was a choice. “When you hear about slavery for 400 years … For 400 years? That sounds like a…

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YouTube Music Service Beginning to Roll Out

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppGoogle’s newest music streaming service, YouTube Music, is rolling out today for some users. As reported last week, the service will offer a free tier, $9.99 per month full music experience, and an $11.99 per month premium service with original video content. Interestingly, Google’s current flagship music service, Google Play Music, will stay around for now: anyone with a current Play Music subscription will receive YouTube Music as a part of that subscription. However, Google has indicated that Play Music will eventually…

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Interview: Going In-Depth with mUsa: HIP HOP, RADICALISM & PROPAGANDA

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppWe have something special for you all today! We have an in-depth interview between two future pillars of the hip-hop industry, on the verge of making a difference in the world, and they have quite a bit in common, to say the least! This interview was conducted by, George Fakes, who goes by the stage name Jirias. Jirias is a Palestinian-American rapper & writer based out of New Jersey who weaves in references of his Palestinian heritage into his music. Jirias is…

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Why Saturday Night Live Season 43 Finale was Meh?

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppThis past weekend Saturday Night Live! was hosted by Tina Fey and featured performances from Nicki Minaj. Sadly, this finale did not end this season with a bang. Donald Trump Robert Mueller Cold Open This week’s cold open was meh. It was probably more enjoyable if you’ve seen The Sopranos series finale which ends with the now iconic cut-to-black. The sketch is a parody of this ending scene. It’s set in Holsten’s Restaurant in Bloomfield, New Jersey and features President Donald Trump…

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