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R.Kelly’s is under attack and this time it’s about the money. The “I Believe I Can Fly” hitmaker’s biannual royalty account has had $265, 535 frozen by Sony Music Holdings after Midwest Commercial Funding issued them with a subpoena in a bid to get back money they were owed by the disgraced singer. According to The…

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Contrary to popular belief, Black tech companies are on  the rise. Rolling out has taken an aggressive approach to profiling people of color who are tech executives, work in the field of IT and founders of tech companies. Take for example, James Jones, founder of a Minneapolis-based tech application, Spark DJ. It’s a cool app that allows…

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L.A. Reid is no longer CEO at Epic Records. The departure comes just weeks after Sony Music, Epic’s parent company, named Rob Stringer as CEO. Reid led Epic to being one of the most respected labels in the music industry. Under Reid’s guidance, the label featured chart-topping artists such as Future, DJ Khaled, Travi$ Scott,…

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You can’t accuse Bobby Shmurda of not being persistent. The “Hot Ni–a” rapper appeared in court yesterday to make his case for bail for the seventh time since his December 2014 arrest on weapons and murder charges and reasoned with presiding judge Abraham Clott that his bail was too high. Shmurda’s attorney, Alex Spiro, argued that…

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Since the inception of Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal, one of the biggest advantages the mogul has repeatedly emphasized is that his platform is structured to pay artists a better percentage of royalties than competitors such as Spotify. Thanks to a recently leaked copy of Spotify’s contract with Sony Music obtained by The Verge, we now know…

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The producer claims that Jackson’s estate and Sony re-edited songs improperly with the intention of depriving Jones of production fees and royalties. Jones says that the re-edits constitute a violation of an agreement that gave him the right to remix master recordings for albums released following Michael Jackson’s 2009 death.

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