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H.E.R. Reveals Lights On Festival 2021 Lineup Including Erykah Badu, Ari Lennox, Bryson Tiller & More

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On Wednesday (Sept. 1), four-time Grammy-winner H.E.R. -- in partnership with Live Nation Urban -- announced the star-studded roster of performers set to hit the stage at the highly anticipated Lights On Festival, which will occur in Concord, Calif. on Sept. 18 and 19. H.E.R. will headline the two-day festival, while Erykah Badu, Bryson Tiller, Ari Lennox, Ty Dolla…

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Lil Nas X Accepts Kid Cudi’s Offer to Collab After Fan Mentions No Black Male Artists Are on ‘Montero’

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Is a Lil Nas X and Kid Cudi collab really on the way? On Wednesday (Sept. 1), the 22-year-old rapper revealed the star-studded track list for his highly anticipated debut album Montero, which will feature collaborations with Megan Thee Stallion, Elton John, Jack Harlow, Doja Cat and Miley Cyrus. When one Twitter user called out the lack of Black male guest artists, LNX responded…

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Jake Paul Unretires From Boxing One Day After Retiring

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Jake Paul Unretires From Boxing!!! ... 1 Day After Retiring 8/31/2021 6:02 PM PT Jake Paul's retirement lasted a whopping 25 hours ... 'cause the YouTube superstar-turned-boxer says he's officially back in the fight game again. "Updated status: I’m coming out of retirement," Paul tweeted on Tuesday. Hey, we tried to warn ya -- there…

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Alabama Sells Recorded Music Catalog to Reservoir Media

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Reservoir was founded in 2007 and now has over 32,000 master recordings — 6,000 from its acquisition of Tommy Boy Entertainment in June for $100 million — and 130,000 copyrights. In 2019 it became a full-service music company when it purchased U.K.-based music company Blue Raincoat Music and its subsidiary Chrysalis Records. The company had…

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Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Flying Lotus, Lupe Fiasco & Others Mourn Death of Reggae Legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

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"Blessed journey into the infinite," Flying Lotus, whose real name is Steven Ellison, wrote on Twitter. "RIP Lee 'Scratch' Perry." Rapper Fiasco also remembered Perry, tweeting, "AFRICAN BLOOD IS FLOWING THROUGH I VEINS SO I AND I SHALL NEVER FADE AWAY!!!!" During his decades-long career, Perry built his legendary Black Ark studio in Kingston, which…

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Eric Clapton Seemingly Addresses COVID-19 Policies in New Protest Song ‘This Has Gotta Stop’: Watch

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In the accompanying animated music video, faceless figures gather in protest holding signs emblazoned with such messages as "Liberty," "Enough is Enough" and "Stop." Elsewhere, the clip features socially charged references to the over consumption of media and concerns about climate change. In July, Clapton stated that he won't grace "any stage where there is…

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5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (August 28)

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From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here's what happened in the Latin music world this week. Paloma Mami is Certified Gold Chilean singer Paloma Mami achieved an exciting milestone this week with her debut studio album, Sueños…

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Supplemental Shuttered Venue Grant Program Now Underway

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“The SBA has awarded approximately $9 billion in crucial relief to approximately 11,500 performing arts venues and other related businesses so they can continue to anchor our neighborhoods and define our communities. We know many of these businesses still need assistance to fully recover from the unanticipated expenses and debt caused by the pandemic,” SBA…

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