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Grammys release inclusion requirement to ensure diverse show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys will stick to its word with the public release of the full inclusion rider to ensure equity and inclusion in hiring on all levels of production for next year's ceremony. The Recording Academy released on Tuesday an eight-page document detailing the rider's purposes and objectives. The agreement requires producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for […]

today10/19/2021

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Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including "I Got You Babe." In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Cher alleges that Mary Bono and other defendants have tried to terminate provisions of business agreements Cher and Sonny Bono reached when they divorced in 1975 that entitled each to 50% of songwriting and […]

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Kim Kardashian West pokes fun at famous family as SNL host

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West, sporting a hot pink catsuit, skewered everyone from her mom's boyfriend to her famous sex tape and estranged husband Kanye during her first turn hosting "Saturday Night Live." She joked Saturday night that she was as surprised as anyone when she was asked to host. Amy Schumer joined her in one skit with several guest actors and athletes. Kardashian West threw in a […]

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Music festival requires vaccine or negative COVID-19 test

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attendees of an annual music festival in Delaware will need to show proof they've been fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test. The Firefly Music Festival will feature headliner Billie Eilish and Lizzo. It is begin Thursday at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, and will run through Sunday. The Delaware State News reports that state health officials hope the prevention measures put in place will […]

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Jam & Lewis are back for the first time with ‘Volume One’

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly four decades in the music business helping craft hits for icons like Michael and Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and more, songwriting and producing duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis recently released their debut album, "Jam & Lewis, Volume One." The 10-song project features a who's who collection of R&B singers, including Carey, Blige and Boyz II Men, along with new partnerships […]

today09/03/2021 8

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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80

LONDON (AP) — Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watt has died at the age of 80, according to his publicist. Bernard Doherty said Tuesday that Watts "passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family." The drummer provided the backbone of the Rolling Stones' songs for more than half a century. Watts had announced he would not tour with the Stones in 2021 because of an undefined […]

today08/24/2021 12

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Rotten judgment: UK court rules against Sex Pistols singer

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has ruled that songs by punk trailblazers the Sex Pistols can be used in a forthcoming TV series despite the opposition of former frontman John Lydon. Ex-Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook sued the singer, once known as Johnny Rotten, after he tried to block the music's use in "Pistol." Lydon called the show "nonsense" and said the songs could not be […]

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AEG Presents to require COVID-19 vaccines for concertgoers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AEG Presents, a major tour and festival promoter, announced that COVID-19 vaccines would be required for concertgoers at its clubs, theaters and festivals. The company says Thursday in a news release that the requirement is set to go into full effect no later than Oct. 1. AEG owns or is a partner in venues such as Webster Hall and The Roxy, as well as Coachella, the […]

today08/13/2021 8

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Music’s brightest stars align for Global Citizen Live shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Global Citizen is gearing up to host a worldwide concert on September 25 across six continents featuring artists like the Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Ed Sheeran, H.E.R. and more. The event will host thousands of in-person concert goers in cities such as New York, Paris and Lagos. Attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated or present a negative PCR test […]

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