Tuesday , 15 January 2019

Music News

Kevin Hart Says 'No' to Possibly Returning as 2019 Oscars Host: Watch

The comedian appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ Wednesday morning (Jan. 9). Kevin Hart will not be hosting this year’s Academy Awards. The comedian — who announced that he’d landed his dream job as Oscars host on Dec. 4 only to step down three days later after refusing to apologize for unearthed homophobic tweets from his past — appeared on Good Morning America on …

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Project to Help Canadian Artists Fund Music Videos Announces First Recipients

New Canadian music video fund MVP Project, created by The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and the non-profit Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (The Canadian Academy) after Bell Media stopped its long-running MuchFACT grant in 2017, has announced its inaugural recipients. The approved artist and director teams are, from Toronto, Beatchild and the Slakadeliqs with director Dan Lemoyne; Jeremy …

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CD Baby Artists Earned $100 Million in 2018

Indie distributor and publisher CD Baby announced this week that its member artists had earned “well over” $100 million dollars in 2018. “That’s a ton of money,” said CD Baby’s Chris Robley, “but we’re expecting to pay out even more for the coming year as we open up new opportunities and expand existing ways of ‘monetizing’ music.” The nine-figure milestone represents …

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Late-Night Hosts Tackle Trump's 'Completely Made-Up' Oval Office Address

Late night hosts used President Donald Trump’s Oval Office speech, which addressed the border wall and government shutdown and was carried by the nation’s biggest broadcast and cable networks, as comedic fodder on Tuesday night.  On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host announced, “Trump’s address pre-empted our regularly scheduled CBS programming, FBI,” at which time a poster of …

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R. Kelly's Music Banned by Two Dallas Radio Stations

R. Kelly’s bad week just got worse as two prominent Dallas radio stations banned the controversial R&B star’s music.  As the fallout of Lifetime’s docuseries Surviving R. Kelly rumbles on, the urban-format stations KRNB and K104 confirmed in segments on-air that they will never again spin Kelly’s songs. “Smooth R&B 105.7 and K104 made the decision to drop R. Kelly’s …

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Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' Music Video Hits 1 Billion YouTube Views

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Lady Gaga arrives at the Governors Awards on Nov. 18, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Lady Gaga’s iconic “Bad Romance” music video has officially reached one billion views on YouTube. This marks the first time the pop star has reached the milestone.  Released in 2009 off the deluxe edition of her debut album, Fame Monster, the video features songstress in the …

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Susan Boyle's Best 'Britain's Got Talent' Performances

Susan Boyle once more stunned audiences with her incomparable vocal ability when she appeared Monday night (Jan. 8) on The Champions, the spinoff of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.  The songstress, who placed second on Britain’s Got Talent back in 2009, returned with a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses” that not only garnered a standing ovation, but also won her the golden buzzer via judge Mel B. As a …

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