Grammys Chief on Axing 'Secret' Committees; Justin Bieber Tour to Be Postponed; DJ Khaled's All-Star Album Reviewed

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May 02, 2021

Grammy Chief Harvey Mason jr. on the Elimination of 'Secret' Nomination Committees, and What It Means

Grammy Chief Harvey Mason jr. talked about the elimination of the awards' controversial "secret" nominating committees, and what it means.

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The Grammys' Nominating Committees Had to Go - Even if It Means Sacrificing Some Quality Picks (Column)

Grammy nominations will be chosen by the general membership, not committees — a wise move, even at the risk of losing bold advocacy pi …

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Justin Bieber Summer Tour Will Be Postponed Until 2022

Justin Bieber's arena tour, which was scheduled to kick off June 2 in San Diego, is being pushed back until next year, sources tell Variety.

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Thomas Rhett on What It Means for a Nashville Artist to Be 'Country Again' on His New Album, 'Side A'

Country star Thomas Rhett talks about digging deeper into his pure country side on the new album "Side A," and the benefits of quarantine.

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The Kid Laroi Talks 'Without You' Remix Featuring Miley Cyrus and Putting 'Raw Emotion' Into His Music

Australian-born artist the Kid Laroi discusses his new remix featuring Miley Cyrus, his relationship with late rapper Juice WRLD and more.

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DJ Khaled Scores as Summer Party Host With Superstar-Studded 'Khaled Khaled': Album Review

DJ Khaled throws a solid party with guests including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Jay-Z, Drake, Post Malone, Cardi B and Justin Bieber.

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Underrepresented Composers Get a Helping Hand From New Agencies and Databases

New composer agencies and databases aim to promote underrepresented talent in the music sector.

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Morgan Wallen Won't Be Invited to Billboard Awards, Despite His Six Nominations, Producers Say

The Billboard Music Awards' producers said that Morgan Wallen, despite six nominations, will not be invited to participate in the show.

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Billboard Awards Nominations Led by the Weeknd, DaBaby, Pop Smoke, Gabby Barrett

The Weeknd has a leading 16 nominations for the Billboard Music Awards, followed by strong showings for DaBaby, Pop Smoke and Gabby Barrett.

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Marilyn Manson Sued by 'Game of Thrones' Actress Esmé Bianco for Rape and Sexual Abuse

'Game of Thrones' actress Esmé Bianco filed a federal lawsuit accusing Marilyn Manson of sexual violence and violating anti-trafficki …

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Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's 'Superwolves' Is a Gorgeously Twisted Meld of Rock and Folk: Album Review

"Superwolves," from Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, is a beautifully surreal meld of rock and folk - and one of the ye …

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Recording Academy Names Veteran Talent Producer Chantel Sausedo as Managing Director of Artist Relations

The Recording Academy has named veteran talent producer Chantel Sausedo to the new post of managing director of artist relations.

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Universal Music Group Valued at $53 Billion in New Goldman Sachs Report

The latest Goldman Sachs “Music in the Air” study values Universal Music Group at a whopping $53 billion, ahead of its IPO in th …

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Malcolm Campbell, Veteran SPIN, Fader, Blender Publishing Executive, Dies at 61

Malcolm Campbell, a longtime sales executive for such music publications as SPIN, Blender, the Fader and Rolling Stone, has died. He was 61.

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Shunsuke Kikuchi, 'Dragon Ball' Music Composer, Dies at 89

Shunsuke Kikuchi, the composer for the "Dragon Ball" series, died on Saturday in Tokyo He was 89.

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Brit Beat: Paul McCartney, Chris Martin and More Lobby for Streaming Reform, BRIT Awards Move Forward (Cautiously)

Brit Beat: Paul McCartney lobbies for streaming reform, the BRIT Awards prep for May 11 show with (socially distanced) live audience, more.

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Pioneering DJ Laurent Garnier on Documentary About His Life and Evolution of Dance Music (EXCLUSIVE)

Gabin Rivoire’s documentary “Laurent Garnier: Off the Record” is set to premiere on May 7 at CPH:DOX.



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