Court Upholds Texas Law That Would Force Tech Companies To Allow Hate Speech, Abuse, and Misinformation on Their Platforms

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On September 16, 2022, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court’s decision that had blocked a highly controversial Texas law prohibiting tech companies from moderating content based on viewpoint.   Visit for more information In September 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed bill HB20 into law, claiming it would stop “a dangerous movement by […]

Governor of California Signs Ten Cannabis Bills Into Law

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On September 18, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law ten cannabis-related legislative bills in a comprehensive update of California’s cannabis laws.   Visit for more information The most well-known of these is SB 1326, which would allow for interstate cannabis commerce between California and other states that have legalized cannabis cultivation, production, and […]

Company’s Attempt to Trademark “Purple Rain” for Energy Drinks Denied

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The Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) has rejected a trademark application to register the mark PURPLE RAIN, finding that such a mark would create the false suggestion of a connection with the late iconic recording artist Prince Rogers Nelson.   Where a party seeks to register a new trademark with the U.S. Patent & […]

UK Teenager Arrested in Grand Theft Auto VI Leak

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On September 23, London City Police announced that they had arrested a 17-year-old from Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking.  It has been reported that the teenager was arrested in connection with the recent Grand Theft Auto VI leaks and is being held on numerous charges related to the breach of two different computer systems. Visit […]

After Six Years, Prince Estate Closes, and His Heirs and Beneficiaries Take Control of His Music and Legacy

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After more than six years, the lengthy and often contentious court proceedings surrounding the Estate of world-renowned recording artist Prince Rogers Nelson have finally reached their conclusion.   Visit for more information Today, following a hearing at the Carver County Courthouse in Minnesota, Senior Judge Kevin Eide ordered the Prince Estate’s appointed Personal Representative, Comerica […]

Supreme Court On Abortions & Roe vs. Wade

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This morning the Supreme Court announced its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, reversing the long-standing constitutional right to abortion set forth in the Supreme Court’s 1973 Rose v. Wade decision.   In holding that “[t]he Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion,” the Court’s decision […]

Artists Turning To Streaming Channels To Build Their Own Community For Better Exposure & How It’s Affecting Mainstreams?

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Words by: Nicole McCray Visit for more information Since the impact of the global pandemic of COVID-19, many music artists have had to scramble and find new ways to stay relevant within the industry. Streaming music became a means for ensuring independent artists were provided visibility and a tool to continue to promote their […]

Brandon Jay is Breaking Genre Conventions Through Collaboration

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After spending nearly a decade building a career in the entertainment industry, specifically amongst musicians, South Carolina native, Brandon Jay, is focusing on his own music and artistry. Visit for more information Although he has been making his own music since 2004, Brandon has recently taken the step to share his music with the […]

Top 10 Music Podcasts That You Should Be Subscribed to as an Independent Artist

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Words by: Nicole McCray Visit for more information Music artists often look for inspiration and guidance when creating original work. It can be beneficial to learn from other musicians and experiences. One place that can also be of assistance for independent musicians is podcasts.  Podcasts are a prevalent medium for listeners, and that’s primarily […]

Remembering Kobe Bryant: Icon and International Sensation

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Words by: Johnnie Buck Visit for more information Remembering Kobe Bryant. It has officially been two years since the day that left all basketball enthusiasts shook. The day a hero of the hoops became human as the world played witness to the horrifying news that Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi had passed tragically after […]

Paper Route Empire Salutes Young Dolph with ‘Long Live Young Dolph’

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Words by: Johnnie Buck Visit for more information The Paper Route Empire has released a new project to honor Young Dolph who was tragically lost last November. The project is a compilation of songs aimed to pay tribute to the late rapper. The lead single is titled “LLD (Long Live Dolph)” which features Jay Fizzle […]

Iann Dior Returns with His Second Album ‘On to Better Things’

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Words by: Johnnie Buck Visit for more information Iann Dior returns to the scene with his sophomore project On to Better Things. Dior, who is already considered a multi-platinum success, is hoping to maintain relevance in the world of pop with this project. Dior is most noted for his melodic sound which helped him […]

Kyla Imani: Gen Z’s Triple Threat Starts Off 2022 With “BIG PLANS”

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As far as New Artists On The Rise go, Kyla Imani, former Gen Z host for The Source Report and, has already started 2022 with “BIG PLANS” (the name of her next independent single release). The fresh melodic yet hard-hitting single has caught the attention of Tunecore who will make Kyla Imani the New […]

“Eternal Moon” Brings Killikickz Even Closer to his Fans

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Killikickz has released a new tune called “Eternal Moon.” The song has amassed a considerable internet following since its release. When it was first published, it rapidly went viral. Killikickz’s excellent music, along with the song’s catchiness, has produced a masterpiece. Visit for more information Killikickz is new to the music industry, but he […]