Category Archives: MusicIndustry

Media Questions Of The Week

Did Pusha T go too far in his Drake diss “The Story Of Adidon?” 

Will ABC reboot the Roseanne show with Sara Gilbert as the focus after being canceled because of Roseanne’s racist Tweets? 

Why is there a picture of Nick Ashford when “Chaka Khan net worth” is typed into Google? 

Is the music industry done with censoring artists now that Spotify has reversed their stance on “Hate Content” and gotten rid of the policy?

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Media Questions Of The Week

Is the investigation into Tidal’s streaming numbers by Norwegian newspaper Dagens Noeringsliv racist? 

What does President Trump plan to accomplish by having a race summit with guests like Colin Kaepernick and Kanye West? 

Will New Edition’s tour under the new name RBRM without Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill be well-received by the fans? 

 

 

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Billboard’s New Chart Rules Gives Preference To Paid Streams

Billboard has changed its chart rankings to give paid streaming preference over free streams. The changes will take place June 29th and they have new system divided into two different pyramids. Paid streams will receive one full point per play, ad-supported streams will receive two-thirds of a point and programmed streams will get one-half of a point per stream for the Billboard 100 chart. The Billboard 200 will equate 1,250 paid streams to one album and it will take 3,750 ad-supported streams to measure the same thing. The changes start the week of  June 29th and there are even more changes slated to begin in 2019 that will distinguish between the different paid tiers in subscription services. Fans are already questioning the new system because there are many artists who stream heavily on free platforms like Spotify and YouTube. 

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Media Questions Of The Week

Why did President Trump responds to Jay-Z’s criticism of his presidency but still hasn’t responded to Eminem’s ongoing complaints?

 

Will Recording Academy president Neil Portnow consider resigning in response to a letter from women executives in the music industry offended by his comment telling “women to step up?”

Is the TV show Martin about to be rebooted?

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Watch: Kendrick Lamar, U2, Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Childish Gambino & Sza Perform At The Grammys

Kendrick Lamar opened The Grammys’ with U2 and a medley of “XXX,” “DNA” and “King’s Dead” that had brief breaks with words from Dave Chappelle. He took home Grammys for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Performance with Rihanna, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album. Bruno Mars performed “Finesse” with Cardi B and he also had a big night with six wins including Album Of The Year. Childish Gambino had five nominations and took home a statue for Best Traditional R&B Performance. He performed “Terrified” but told the media later that he would be retiring the Gambino persona. Fans were dismayed that Sza did not take home any awards after having her breakout year and five nominations. She gave a performance of “Broken Clocks.” Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” seemed destined for recognition but Kendrick Lamar took both categories. See the full list of winners here.

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