Stormzy donates thousands to help British student go to Harvard

The student reached her fundraising goal in under 24 hours thanks to him. Oxford University student Fiona Asiedu recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise enough money to study at Harvard for her master’s degree when a friend tweeted the link to Stormzy hoping to spread the word. Going a step further, the grime MC […]

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Nicki Minaj makes good on her promise to help fans with school debt, will launch charity

Props to Nicki for this. Nicki Minaj spent last Saturday night on Twitter vowing to help out some her fans with their student loans, college tuition and other school-related fees if they have straight As that could verify it with their respective schools. Today, she’s taken to Instagram to show she’s made good on her […]

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What Music Piracy Really Looks Like In 2017

So, after being accused promoting piracy, YouTube commissions a study that shows (surprise!) it actually helps curb piracy.  This is only true, though, if you don’t count the massive amount users using stream ripping piracy sites to download content from the platform. Right before posting strong Q2 2017 numbers thanks to strong streaming revenue, Warner […]

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Leaked Spotify Memo Begs EU Regulators to Slow Apple Down

Apple Music is rapidly catching up to Spotify.  But is Apple breaking anti-competitive laws to win? Depending on which study you read, Apple actually has more active users than Spotify.  And this part is less disputed: after just two years on the market, Apple Music is already half the size Spotify (which started in 2008).   All […]

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Why a Major Label Doesn't Want to Sign You

Reason #1: You’re ‘difficult’ and/or don’t work hard. This isn’t the old music industry anymore.  There’s less money to invest, no more $16.99 CDs to sell, and way more pressure to show results.  So artists not only have to carry their weight, they have to work well with others and work hard. But not even […]

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