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Primary Wave Signs Expansive Deal With Luther Vandross Estate

As a multi-hyphenate musical talent who worked in the industry as a background singer, artist, producer and writer for over three decades, Vandross’s new deal with Primary Wave includes cuts of publishing and master recording income from his production work for Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and Dionne Warwick. The deal also includes many of his top tracks from his own artist career, including “Never Too Much,” the titular single from his 1981 album which earned a no. 1 spot on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and his cover “Endless Love,” featuring Mariah Carey, “Here and Now,” and “Dance With My Father.” Born in 1951, New York-raised Vandross began his career when he was still in grade school, singing at Harlem’...

New Bill in Congress Would Empower Indie Artists to Negotiate for Better Streaming Rates

“Through the pandemic, streaming services became even more indispensable, allowing us to enjoy the music we love, even when live performances were shut down. But with the exponentially increasing market power of a few tech platforms, the voices of independent musicians are getting harder to hear,” said Deutch in a statement. “By empowering a more diverse chorus of voices to negotiate fair terms and rates for their music, the Protecting Working Musicians Act recognizes the fundamental value of music and gives working artists a fair shot.” “The power imbalance must be addressed by Congress so that creators and independent labels can band together to fight for fair compensation and against anti-competitive schemes that devalue music,” said A2IM president/CEO Richard Bur...

What’s Your Favorite Elton John Collaboration? Vote!

When Elton John had to pause his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour back in March 2020 because of the COVID pandemic, his original plan to retire and tour was diverted. What resulted, however, was a one-of-a-kind collection of collaborations titled The Lockdown Sessions (released Oct. 22) that allowed John the ability to work with legends like Stevie Wonder, Brandi Carlile, Stevie Nicks and Eddie Vedder and legends in the making like Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus and Charlie Puth. With more than 300 million records sold, John’s discography is diverse not only in sound but in partnerships and collaborations. His music is played widely across and beyond television, film and stage and is stacked full of famous names, including John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Lady Gaga. You Deserve to Make Mon...

Here Are the Most & Least Crowded Categories for the 2022 Grammys

There are surprises galore here. Music videos are sometimes thought to be decades past their peak, but there are more entries for best music video (1,185) than for any other category — even record and song of the year. Similarly, rock is sometimes portrayed as being on its last legs, but rock leads in two classifications: There are more entries for best rock song than for any other genre song award and more entries for best rock performance than for any other genre performance award. Among genre album categories, best rock album is third, behind best score soundtrack for visual media (includes film, television, video games and other visual media) and best spoken word album (includes poetry, audiobooks and storytelling). The fact that those two categories include so many subcategories...

Future Gift W(R)aps In New Samsung’s New Holiday Campaign Commercials

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Samsung / Samsung Holiday Campaign Samsung enlisted the help of Future for its latest holiday campaign. Tuesday (Oct.26), Samsung announced its new holiday campaign featuring the “March Madness” crafter. Future lends his w(rapping) skills to suggest great gift ideas in the new ad, primarily Samsung’s newest foldable smartphone, the stylish Galaxy Z Flip3, and exceptional Galaxy Buds2. [embedded content] Latin Grammy Nominee Paloma Mami is a part of the new campaign that will see the artists “putting their epic lyricism on anthems for Samsung’s latest smartphones, wearables, tablets, and audio products.” [embedded content] Related Stories Samsung also announced that it’s jumping ahead of Black Friday by dropping some holiday deals that shoppers can take ad...

Kid Cudi Gets The Doc Treatment In ‘A Man Named Scott’ On Prime Video

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Prime Video / Courtesy of Amazon Studios Kid Cudi has carved out a masterful, influential career. The Cleveland rapper and vibe conductor’s life is getting the documentary treatment via A Man Name Scott on Prime Video. Source: Prime Video / Courtesy of Amazon Studios The doc trails Cudi’s come up from the release of his 2009 debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day through his career’s ups and downs. Man on the Moon received critical praise not only for the music itself but for his candid tackling of topics related to mental health. Related Stories Cudder can be heard saying, “Everything I help has to help people in some way,” in the trailer while reflecting on his tendency to wear his feelings on his musical sleeve at all times. “How can I give p...

Floyd Mayweather Refuses Selfie With Male Fan With Painted Nails [Video]

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Michael Owens / Getty If you see Floyd Mayweather in public make sure your man hands do not have decorations. The sports legend recently denied a man with painted finger nails a selfie. As spotted on The Grio the championship boxer attended the Clippers vs Grizzlies NBA game at the Staples Center on Saturday, October 23. Naturally, his appearance caused a stir amongst fans who were nearby. While he was exiting the facility a man asked him to take a picture with him and the response has made headlines. According to the man he was told no because his finger nails were colored. In the video the Mayweather is heard responding “You got painted nails, I don’t take pictures with guys with no painted nails”. Related Stories As expected the young man was deje...

Travis Scott Announces Stacked Astroworld Festival Lineup, Twitter Reacts

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Gary Miller / Getty Travis Scott and his highly anticipated Astroworld Festival lineup was already expected to be one of the must-see events of 2021. Now, the Houston star has announced a star-studded lineup for the two-day event featuring some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop, R&B, and beyond. The Astroworld Festival lineup will in Scott’s Texas hometown include the like of TDE songstress SZA, global superstar Bad Bunny, talented musical outfit Tame Impala, Atlanta’s Lil Baby, hitmaker Roddy Ricch, crooner Don Tolliver, and more. Joining the aforementioned are 21 Savage, Las Vegas rising act Baby Keem, Meto Boomin, BIA, Master P, the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire among others. A new round of tickets for the event was also released so that fan...

Buju – Daniel Benson

To Your Ears Entertainment unveils this beautiful new track titled “Daniel Benson” from its lead music star Buju.  The sensational Nigerian singer and Next Rated prospect Buju drops a new song “Daniel Benson” for his teeming fans within Nigeria and beyond. The new single is taken from his extended play “Sorry I’m Late“. The project titled is some form of apology to fans for not showing up early, however, he still delivers the goodies. This track is highly recommended for your music playlist and would be a potential hit for the DJs. Listen, enjoy Buju – “Daniel Benson” below. Download link coming soon… You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat a...

Buju – Never Stopped

To Your Ears Entertainment unveils this beautiful new track titled “Never Stopped” from its lead music star Buju.  The sensational Nigerian singer and Next Rated prospect Buju drops a new song “Never Stopped” for his teeming fans within Nigeria and beyond. The new single is taken from his extended play “Sorry I’m Late“. The project titled is some form of apology to fans for not showing up early, however, he still delivers the goodies. This track is highly recommended for your music playlist and would be a potential hit for the DJs. Listen, enjoy Buju – “Never Stopped” below. Download link coming soon… You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat a...

Blake Gray’s Biography: Age, Height, Net Worth, Girlfriend

Image credit: Instagram, @blakegray Over the years, social media has proven to be a crucial means of marketing different products and services. Speaking of those that have established credibility in the digital space is no other person than Blake Gray. Before the end of this article, you will be able to know about Blake Gray’s biography: age, height, net worth, and girlfriend. But before then, I thought I would take you into the journey of influence marketing. What is influence marketing? It is simply a marketing approach of promoting a brand, product, or service using content creators or influencers. What I mean by influencers is a group of people that have been able to build large followers in the digital space. And one of those influencers that have built a large audience that has also ...

DJ Ghino – Lagos Vibe Fixtape

OMG Nation disc jockey, DJ Ghino just released a new mixtape which he entitled “Lagos Vibe Fixtape”. After dropping “Spicy Mix” two months ago the OMG Nation DJ is back with a nice mixtape. On this brand new mixtape, DJ Ghino blessed our speakers with 36 nice street songs, that you might love. Tracks-list: 1. DJ Kush ft Caramel – E Dey Shake [Ampiano]2. DJ Tarico & Burna Boy – Yaba Buluku {Remix}3. Mayorkun Back In Office4. Falz ft Kamo Mphela, Mpura, Niniola, Sayfar Squander [Remix]5. Rexxie ft Bella Shmurda – Back2Back6. Lojay & Sarz – Monalisa7. Emmyblaq – Small Yansh8. Small Doctor ft Davido – Mandeman [Remix]9. Zlatan – Ale Yi10. Toby Shang – Who The f*ck Are You?11. Lil Frosh ft Mohbad – Denge Pose12. Naira Marley – First Time In America13. C Blvck ft Mohbad – Available14. Zi...