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Lil Wayne has reportedly received a payout of well over $10M as a settlement of his legal battle against Birdman, Cash Money Records and Universal Music Group. The 35-year-old rapper filed a lawsuit demanding Cash Money pay him a reported $51M in 2015, claiming the CEO, fellow rapper Birdman, owed him millions of dollars for…

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It appears as though Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are not quite ready to give up the fight. U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt recently rejected a request by the duo to have the case retried. Thicke and Williams were pushing for a new trial after the first trial ended in a ruling that the song…

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Despite currently having their hands full with two separate lawsuits and their star artist trying to make a very public exit from the label, Cash Money Records executives Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Baby” Williams are still among the most powerful people in the business, according to Billboard magazine. The music industry trade recently released its…

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Popular music icon Prince has announced that his massive catalog of classic material is now under the control of his own NPG Music Publishing. This is the first time Prince’s publishing has been controlled independently, for the better part of two decades it has been controlled and administered by Universal Music Group. Prince established NPG Music Publishing a little over a month ago as an LLC.

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Songwriter Pen Pal may well be one of the most prolific songwriters in the music industry. The Detroit-born creative is noted for his exceptional ability to pen (hence the name) a song upon request — all made to order and to the artists’ specifications. But don’t let the voluminous catalog of songs fool you, each…

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Things have gone from bad to worse for Swizz Beatz’s MegaUpload site. Just days after it was revealed that the file-sharing site came under legal fire from Universal Music Group over a promo video featuring some of their artists, it’s now been announced that the site has been shut down by the feds. As reported…

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After thriving on the independent scene for the last several years, veteran rapper Lil’ Kim’s recording career gets a shot in the arm.  She’s reportedly signed a new record deal with Universal Music Group. No major announcement from Universal has been made, but Lil’ Kim’s name has been mysteriously added to list of artists on…

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Universal Music Group teams up with Tommy Hilfiger in order to create rock ‘n’ roll-inspired clothing. Artists like Rihanna and Keri Hilson, who are among many Universal artists, have already heavily infused rock ‘n’ roll influences into their individual style making it even more popular amongst their fellow celebs and fashionistas. Due to the decline…

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Not only is Mariah Carey preparing for the role of her life as a new mother of twins, but the record-setting diva is also primed for a major change in her professional life as well. News recently broke that Carey is set to leave Universal Music Group to return to Sony. Carey is certainly no…

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