Teyana Taylor Album Listening Party Draws Cardi B and Offset, Lena Waithe, More Out of Quarantine

Teyana Taylor is set to release “The Album” on Friday, coinciding with Juneteenth, the day marking word of  emancipation reaching enslaved African-Americans in the outermost territories in 1865. https://youtu.be/FmkYuOOI_nA To preview the project — featuring such music elites as Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, Future, Kehlani, Quavo, Rick Ross and Davido, among others — Taylor... Continue Reading →

Live Nation to Reduce Payments to Artists in 2021

In the wake of the financial havoc wreaked on the live-entertainment industry by the coronavirus pandemic, Live Nation plans to make significant changes to its policies regarding concert tours and festivals when touring is expected to resume in 2021, according to a memo circulated to talent agencies. The changes shift much of the financial risk from the... Continue Reading →

Brazilian Phenom Signs With Warner Records

Brazilian music phenomenon Anitta has signed a recording contract with Warner Records and is eyeing the release of a multilingual debut produced by Ryan Tedder in the U.S. later this year. The singer brings together elements of reggaetón, bossa nova, R&B, hip-hop, EDM and funk carioca in her own unique musical blend. She has recently collaborated with the likes... Continue Reading →

Black filmmakers and executives get honest about their experiences in Hollywood

After George Floyd’s killing in the custody of Minneapolis police last month, Hollywood entertainment companies sent out a flurry of statements supporting the Black Lives Matter movement’s fight against police brutality and systemic racism. Studios, music labels and streaming services promised donations to antiracist nonprofits and declared their commitment to diversity. Internal memos called for... Continue Reading →

New ‘Tenet’ Trailer Confirms John David Washington Film Is Here To Save Theaters

A new trailer Christopher Nolan's Tenet has been released. The film is led by John David Washington and also stars Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh and Himesh Patel. Not much is known about the mysterious new film, but we do have an official description now: Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the... Continue Reading →

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