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Ray J Plans To Sue Kanye West Over ‘Famous’ Video

Ray J has had enough of Kanye referencing him in his songs, and the ‘Famous’ video was one step too far… Last week, Kanye West released the controversial video to his song ‘Famous’ exclusively on Tidal. A few days later the video surfaced on YouTube. Now, ff you haven’t seen the video already, it’s 10 minutes and 44 seconds long, and 5 minutes out of the video consists of heavy breathing and

Kanye West Faces First Lawsuit Over ‘Famous’ Video…

Ray J has had enough of Kanye referencing him in his songs, and the ‘Famous’ video was one step too far… Last week, Kanye West released the controversial video to his song ‘Famous,’ exclusively on Tidal.  A few days later, the video surfaced on YouTube. Now, if you haven’t seen the video already, it’s 10 minutes and 44 seconds long.  Five minutes of the video consist of heavy breathing and nude

On-demand Audio Streaming Surpasses Video Streaming

Good news for artists. Music fans are streaming more music through on-demand audio streaming services than video streaming platforms… According to BuzzAngle, Americans are consuming more music through on-demand audio streaming services than through music video platforms. In the first six months of 2016, Americans played more than 114 billion audio streams on streaming platforms like, Spotify, Apple music, Tidal, as opposed to 95 billion video streams on music video

On-demand Audio Streaming Outweighs Video Streaming

Good news for artists. Music fans are streaming more music through on-demand audio streaming services than video streaming platforms… According to BuzzAngle, Americans are consuming more music through on-demand audio streaming services than through music video platforms. In the first six months of 2016, Americans played more than 114 billion audio streams on streaming platforms like, Spotify, Apple music and Tidal, as opposed to 95 billion video streams on music

How the Lumineers Banned Cellphones at Their Shows (Without Pissing Anyone Off)

The Lumineers felt they were losing control of their shows. Some bands don’t mind it, others absolutely despise it.  Maybe the Lumineers fell somewhere in between.  But at almost every show these days, there are fans lifting their phones in the air, sometimes to record an entire set.  But even if the band totally hates it, they usually let it ride, simply because they don’t want to piss off the very people who

Drake Dominates Music Charts With ‘One Dance’ and ‘Views’

Drake is smashing records week-on-week with ‘One Dance’ and ‘Views’… Drake has been dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight weeks with his smash hit song ‘One Dance’ featuring WizKid and Kyla. But, not only has the global hit bagged him a charting song, but also a charting album. Views has been in the Billboard 200 chart for the ninth consecutive week. This means Drake ties with Michael Jackson for what Billboard calls ”the longest-ever

Top 10 Songs and Albums By Sales and Streams In US

DMN brings you the top 10 songs and albums by sales and streams in the US in the first six months of 2016. The information was shared by BuzzAngle in their mid-year music consumption report. Using this information, DMN will discuss correlations (if any) between the sales and streams of songs and albums. Top 10 Songs The information shows a correlation between sales and streams of songs. Six out of the

The 50 Best Selling Albums In British History…

No, Adele isn’t number one. For that honor, we have to dip back into the post-Vinyl 1981, when Queen released a throwaway ‘Greatest Hits’ album.  The collection of smashes sold more than 6 million copies according to the Official Charts Company, the only album in British history to achieve that mark. Turns out greatest hits compilations sold incredibly well in the analog era, before MP3s, burned CD-Rs and Spotify playlists

Executive Shuffle: Universal Music, BMI, Sony Music, Warner Music

The latest executive shuffles across the music industry… Universal Music Publishing Australia/New Zealand has hired Arwen Curson as Vice President, Creative.  Prior to her role with Universal Music, Curson worked as Director of Operations for Crowdmix.  In her new role, Curson will be responsible for both A&R and Film/TV synch teams, and will report to Andrew Jenkins, President of Universal Music Publishing Australia and Asia-Pacific Region. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) has extended Mike

Introducing the Game of Thrones Triple-Vinyl Season 6 Soundtrack

Positively understated by Game of Thrones standards. Game of Thrones is one of the most pirated TV shows on the planet, though this will be hard to copy.  Ahead of the weekend, the HBO mega-series released something befitting to its grandeur: a triple-vinyl gatefold containing the soundtrack to season 6.  That’s right: just one season, though the epic baroque opening theme is part of this release. The soundtrack was penned by Ramin