Superstars Called Out for Stealing Songwriting Credits; Amoeba Owner Previews New Hollywood Store; How Lil Nas X Fits in LGBTQ Video Legacy

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March 31, 2021

Who Is the Songwriters' Group the Pact, and What Do They Want?

Variety spoke with members of the Pact, a group of top songwriters calling on artists to stop demanding credit for songs they didn't write.

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How Lil Nas X's Groundbreaking 'Montero' Fits in LGBTQ Music Video History, From Bowie to Frankie to Kehlani

Lil Nas X's "Montero" ups the ante in a legacy of LGBTQ-friendly music videos by Sam Smith, George Michael, Queen, Madonna and others.

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Amoeba Music's Co-Owner Answers All Your Reopening FAQs About the New Hollywood Store and What Physical Media Means in 2021

Marc Weinstein, an Amoeba co-owner, talks about the Hollywood Blvd. store on the eve of its opening --and the future of vinyl, CDs and DVDs.

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'Is This the Most Karol G Can Do?' Latin Superstar Answers Skeptics With New Album 'KG0516'

Latin Superstar Karol G talks about nearly giving up music, facing her detractors and the significance of naming her third album "KG0516."

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Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Foo Fighters, Tyler, the Creator Lead Bonnaroo Festival's 2021 Lineup

Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Foo Fighters, Tyler, the Creator and Lana Del Rey lead the lineup for the Bonnaroo festival in September.

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Learning to Be OK With the Word 'Vinyls'

Gen-Z may have embraced the term, but "I don't think veterans will get used to saying 'vinyls,' ever," says Amoeba Records' Marc Weinstein.

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YouTube Declines to Ban Video by Rapper YG With Asian-Targeting Lyrics, Despite Staff Uprising

A video by rapper YG with lyrics targeting Asians as easy robbery victims will remain on YouTube, after staffers called for it to be banned.

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Dua Lipa, Celeste, Harry Styles, Arlo Parks Among Nominees for Brit Awards

Dua Lipa, Celeste and Arlo Parks are among the leading contenders for the 2021 Brit Awards with three nominations apiece.

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Ariana Grande Joins 'The Voice' Season 21 as Coach, Replacing Nick Jonas

Grande replaces Nick Jonas as a judge in the 21st season of "The Voice."

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'We Feel Grief and Anger,' Says BTS in Emotional Note to Stop Asian Hate

BTS has posted a letter expressing its support for the Stop Asian Hate movement.

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Senator Chuck Schumer Details Federal Relief Plan for Independent Venues

For the second time in seven months, Senator Chuck Schumer stood at a Brooklyn nightclub and detailed a relief plan for music venues.

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Andra Day, Regina King and John Legend Set for Guild of Music Supervisors Awards (EXCLUSIVE)

Andra Day, John Legend and Regina King are set to make appearances at the 11th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards on April 11.

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Ozuna Cleans Up at BMI Latin Music Ceremony With Eight Awards, Followed by J Balvin With Seven

Ozuna was named contemporary Latin songwriter of the year at the BMI Latin Awards, winning eight in all. J Balvin followed with seven.

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Justin Bieber Tops Both Album and Song Charts, Finally Knocking Morgan Wallen From No. 1

Justin Bieber and Lana Del Rey's 'Chemtrails' debuted at Nos. 1-2 on the album chart after a 10-week run at the top by Morgan Wallen.

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Peloton and Verzuz Unveil Partnership (EXCLUSIVE)

Peloton and Verzuz have unveiled a new partnership that sees the Verzuz musical battles powering users of Peloton’s popular fitness re …

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Entercom Changes Name to Audacy, Kills Off Radio.com Brand

Entercom Communications is now Audacy, and with the name change the company has retired the "Radio.com" brand.

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Lady Gaga's 10 Best Music Videos - Ranked by Outfits

A ranking of the 10 best Lady Gaga music videos determined by outfits.

                                                           

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