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Urban Legends/UME Slated to Release Second Episode of James Brown Documentary ‘Get Down, The Influence of James Brown’ in September

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Urban Legends, a division of UMe, Universal Music Group’s global catalog company, is continuing to spotlight one of the greatest artists of all-time, “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown, with the second installment of the animated mini-series Get Down, The Influence of James Brown. On September 1, 2020, James Brown’s official YouTube Channel will unveil Funky President, episode two of the new three-part series, following the […]

Pop Smoke Single Featuring 50 Cent and Roddy Rich Soon to Release

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Many Pop Smoke supporters and fans are anticipating the late rapper’s posthumous album. The album was set to release June 12th, but Steven Victor, Universal Music Group executive shared on social media that the album release would be delayed.  “Music is the tool of revolution. We have been watching, along with the rest of the […]

Universal Music Group Announces the Launch of Def Jam Africa

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Def Jam is continuing its global expansion with the launch of Def Jam Africa. The announcement from Universal Music Group states the new wing fo the iconic label will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria. The new label will focus on hip-hop, Afrobeats, and trap talent throughout the region, with a team […]

Lil Wayne Settles His Lawsuit With Cash Money Records

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Tha Carter V may arrive soon as fans and Lil Wayne can now rejoice. The longstanding lawsuit between himself and his record labels has reportedly reached a settlement. Ultimately, Wayne walks away with more than $10 million dollars. Back in 2015, he sued Birdman and Cash Money Records for $51 million dollars, He filed a separate lawsuit against […]

Source Exclusive: Universal Music VP of Urban Catalog Andre Torres Talks Kicks, Culture and the ‘Urban Legends’ of Vinyl

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Any self-respecting music fan understands the significance, importance and just straight up awe that comes with the words Universal Music Enterprises — a company with decades worth of classic records at their disposal. Now, imagine having that same enthusiasm about the music empire, and then getting the dream opportunity to spearhead its department of urban […]

Prince Estate Selects Universal to Manage NPG Records Catalog, Music Set to Stream Sunday

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Music legend Prince may have been known for fighting against the record companies owning rights to his music, but after an extensive bidding war, it looks like one has won the licensing battle. According to published reports, Universal Music Group has been granted exclusive licensing rights to “certain renowned albums,” unleashed unto the world by Prince between […]

Spotify Strikes Back: Less Promotion Given To Apple Music Exclusive Artist!

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Although Spotify says it isn’t true, multiple executives states otherwise. Various major label executives has accused Spotify of sabotaging artists that have inked Apple Music exclusives. The streaming giant has flatly denied such allegations including plans to downgrade Frank Ocean’s latest blockbuster release “Blonde.” A spokesperson for Spotify was on damage control duty Friday afternoon, […]

Cash Money Has Signed With Apple Music!!

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Apple Music has been known to sign high profile artist; most notably Drake. Now Apple has signed and entire label! That’s right, Cash Money Records has inked an exclusive deal with Apple Music, according to Birdman, confirmed via his official Instagram page. Cash Money’s roster includes artist such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Young […]

Lil Wayne Files $40M Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group, Says He Was Not Paid For Discovering Drake, Nicki Minaj & Tyga

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Lil Wayne’s lawsuit against Cash Money Records C.E.O. Bryan “Birdman” Williams for $51 million shook up the Hip Hop world when first announced and though the pair have popped up in photos together and are clearly on speaking terms, the suit still ongoing. Yesterday (March 28), Wayne also turned his crosshairs to Universal Music Group, […]

San Fran Investigates Use of Graffiti to Promote New Justin Bieber Album

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Did Justin Beiber hire a new street team that keeps it gully and is now killing the streets with graff promoting his new album? Well, yes. After weeks of complaints from San Francisco residents, City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a leter to Def Jam and Universal Music Group yesterday demanding that they identify and punish […]