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Warner and UMG take action for Black Lives Matter, donate $100 million and launch social justice task force respectively

Two of the “Big Three” have taken decisive action in the Black Lives Matter movement as a response to the nationwide outcry at racial injustice and police brutality. Following an industry-wide black out dedicated to honoring the deaths of George Floyd and black citizens at the hands of law enforcement as well as collectively pausing […]

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The Weeknd donated half a million dollars in support of racial justice

As calls for racial justice around the country and world become deafening, Canadian pop artist, The Weeknd, has divided a donation of $500,000 across three different charities: the Black Lives Matter Global Network, Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp and National Bail Out fund. The receipts for these donations were shared to The Weeknd’s social media accounts, among his calls […]

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Music industry to stand in solidarity for June 2 ‘Black Out Tuesday’—#TheShowMustBePaused

In wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other black citizens, the music industry has called for a Black Out Tuesday as a show of solidarity in the fight against racial justice and equality. The original message that circulated on Friday, May 29 asks for an industry-wide participation in […]

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Music industry to stand in solidarity for June 2 ‘Black Out Tuesday’—#TheShowMustBePaused

In wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other black citizens, the music industry has called for a Black Out Tuesday as a show of solidarity in the fight against racial justice and equality. The original message that circulated on Friday, May 29 asks for an industry-wide participation in […]

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Music industry to stand in solidarity for June 2 ‘Black Out Tuesday’—#TheShowMustBePaused

In wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other black citizens, the music industry has called for a Black Out Tuesday as a show of solidarity in the fight against racial justice and equality. The original message that circulated on Friday, May 29 asks for an industry-wide participation in […]

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Music industry to stand in solidarity for June 2 ‘Black Out Tuesday’—#TheShowMustBePaused

In wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other black citizens, the music industry has called for a Black Out Tuesday as a show of solidarity in the fight against racial justice and equality. The original message that circulated on Friday, May 29 asks for an industry-wide participation in […]

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Universal Music Partners with LEGO to develop music-inspired product line

In a recent press release, Universal Music Group (UMG) announced a global partnership with The LEGO Group in relation to an upcoming product line. Set to launch in 2021, the “new suite of LEGO products” will target the next generation of musicians and fans alike, aimed to “reinforce child development and harness the mental and […]

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Universal Music Partners with LEGO to develop music-inspired product line

In a recent press release, Universal Music Group (UMG) announced a global partnership with The LEGO Group in relation to an upcoming product line. Set to launch in 2021, the “new suite of LEGO products” will target the next generation of musicians and fans alike, aimed to “reinforce child development and harness the mental and […]

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Universal Music Group over lost masters

A lawsuit led by the estate of Tom Petty against Universal Music Group over a 2008 warehouse fire was dismissed by a federal judge earlier this week.  Originally filed by Petty’s widow, Soundgarden, Steve Earle, Hole, and the estate of Tupac Shakur, the plaintiffs sought more than $100 million in damages after alleging that Universal […]

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Universal Music Group shares assistance plan to help hurting music industry

As the touring industry has completely halted and music sales reach their lowest metrics in decades, Universal Music Group has pledged its commitment to helping those affected by COVID-19 inside and outside the music community. UMG has felt the impacts of the global pandemic hit especially close to home as last month chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge was […]

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Stream Illenium’s hotly anticipated third LP, ‘Ascend’

Denver bass/dance-pop phenom, Illenium, returns in efforts to reiterate why he’s among the most pressing acts in modern dance music, as his long-awaited LP, Ascend, lifts off on the newly relaunched Astralwerks. Few musicians, let alone electronic acts, reach stream numbers in the billions, but Illenium’s ability to juxtapose introspective acoustic harmonies with vibrant festival-friendly […]

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Facebook and Universal Music Group strike music licensing deal allowing users to share videos

As if constant sharing wasn’t exasperating enough, Facebook and Universal Music Group have struck a deal regarding music licensing that will make is easier for music enthusiasts to bombard family members with videos of the latest Gorillaz album or the newest Martin Garrix single.The two companies have officially announced a global, multi-year agreement allowing Facebook users to share videos containing music […]

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Dada Life – We Want Your Soul

Dada Life have few peers when it comes to raucous electro house. The Swedish duo have been dominant figures in the genre for years and return with a new single, “We Want Your Soul” out via the duo’s imprint, So Much Dada.Engblom commented on the new single.“‘We Want Your Soul’ is all about taking control. Us […]

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