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Why Isn’t Jamaican Dancehall Bigger in the U.S.?

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When acts like Hoodcelebrityy break through here, they’re overcoming major structural obstacles to their success In the first week of May, the American music industry commenced a semi-annual tradition: singling out a lone piece of Jamaican music and sending it up the charts. 2018’s lucky winner … Continue readingWhy Isn’t Jamaican Dancehall Bigger in the U.S.?

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Taylor Swift Accused of Slander During Radio DJ Lawsuit

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Former KYGO radio host David Mueller claims he was fired from his job after Taylor Swift falsely accused him of groping her at a backstage meet-and-greet, and now he’s saying she has slandered him during their legal battle. In June 2013, Mueller attended a backstage meet-and-greet … Continue readingTaylor Swift Accused of Slander During Radio DJ Lawsuit

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Kevin Hart Indirectly Responds to Katt Williams in the Classiest Way

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The foul-mouthed comic called the Ride Along star a “puppet.” It was only a matter of time until Kevin Hart responded to the intense levels of shade that Katt Williams directed his way while on his Conspiracy Theory tour. Williams ruthlessly slammed Hart during his Atlanta … Continue readingKevin Hart Indirectly Responds to Katt Williams in the Classiest Way

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Twitter Reacts to Stacey Dash’s Black History Month Comment at the Oscars

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  There’s no debating that host Chris Rock has absolutely crushed it during the first hour of tonight’s Academy Awards. His fire commentary on #OscarsSoWhite is everything we could have hoped for and more. But while we thought we’d seen the worst of bricked jokes with that … Continue readingTwitter Reacts to Stacey Dash’s Black History Month Comment at the Oscars

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The Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress

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  Stress is one of the biggest causes of health problems in many peoples’ lives: it can cause heart disease, depression, anxiety attacks, sleep problems, auto-immune diseases, weight problems and more. But we’re busy — how do we drop the stress levels down while still … Continue readingThe Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress

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New Artists: Licensing Your Music Ain’t Easy

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On the site, artists can submit their music for a nominal fee to listings for licensing and other opportunities. As you can imagine, only a relatively small percentage of the music submitted can be accepted. New Artists: Licensing Your Music Ain’t Easy was last modified: … Continue readingNew Artists: Licensing Your Music Ain’t Easy

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Making Your Music Video Go Viral: 10 Tips From Cee-Lo, OK Go & More

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They say that Internet killed the video star (or the Limousines did, but still). We would beg to differ. The web has opened up a tour bus-full of opportunities for bands hoping to get their music out there via the cinematic medium. And to back up that … Continue readingMaking Your Music Video Go Viral: 10 Tips From Cee-Lo, OK Go & More

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How Musicians and Composers Make Money

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The Future of Music Coalition just released the results of a research project they conducted where over 5,000 US-based musicians were surveyed about how they earned money. Below is the list with their findings. Songwriter and Composer Revenue 1. Publisher advance. Bulk payment to songwriter/composer as part of a … Continue readingHow Musicians and Composers Make Money

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