The Deals: Twitch Signs Label Licensing Deals for DJ Live-Streams; Tencent Buys $70M Stake in Thailand-Based GMM Music
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by Chris Eggertsen
5m ago
Twitch signed music licensing deals with all three major labels — Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment — as well as “a large number” of indie labels represented by Merlin, according to a blog post. The deals specifically cover DJs who live-stream on the platform; other uses of music are not covered. Under the deals, starting this summer, DJs will need to opt into a new agreement that will apply to all streaming on their Twitch channels. Thereafter, a portion of DJs’ earnings on the platform will be paid to music companies, with the majority of those earnings ..read more
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Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Shaolin’ Was Barred from Release Until 2103. How Is a Group Now Selling It for $1?
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by Bill Donahue
5m ago
The blockchain group that sued Martin Shkreli to stop him from releasing Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is itself now selling the famed one-of-a-kind album to the public. But the deal comes with one small catch: buyers can’t actually listen to most of it. Days after suing the infamous Pharma Bro, PleasrDAO announced Thursday (June 13) that Shaolin was “finally being offered to the public” for just $1 — something of a shocking offer considering the album’s infamous contractual restrictions that say it cannot be widely released until the year 2103. Related Martin Shkreli Hit Wit ..read more
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Is Philo Worth It? Here’s What You Should Know About Pricing, Streaming Packages & Channels  
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by Latifah Muhammad
5m ago
All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Even with a price increase, Philo remains one of the most affordable ways to stream channels live and on-demand. On Wednesday (June 12), Philo raised its prices to $28/month for new and returning subscribers. If you’re already subscribed to Philo, the $3 price hike doesn’t apply; current Philo subscribers can stay at the previous $25 monthly rate. philo 7-day f ..read more
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This Lululemon New Parent Tote Bag Is Water-Repellent & Ready to Carry All Your Essentials: Shop Now
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by Lilian Gonzalez
1h ago
All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. If you’re on the hunt for a tote bag, this Lululemon New Parent Tote is a great choice for carrying all your essentials. Its stylish design and spacious compartments make it a must-have for daily errands. Whether you’re heading to the gym, traveling, going to work or enjoying a casual outing, its sleek design and versatile look make it a fashionable accessory ..read more
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‘It Represents a Rebirth’: Mario Bautista on New Música Mexicana Album ‘Fénix’
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by Jessica Roiz
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Mario Bautista has unleashed his new studio album Fénix — one that he began working on almost two years ago and added its final touches just hours before its release on Thursday (June 13).  Home to 14 tracks, the set showcases Bautista’s evolution from boy-next-door pop star to a mature young adult who’s embracing life to the fullest. It also marks his new Música Mexicana era. “I created this album thanks to the success I had with ‘Brindo’ because it was like the light at the end of the tunnel,” he tells Billboard during an Instagram Live interview. “It was something very revealing to be ..read more
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Is BTS Starring in ‘Despicable Me 4’? Jin Hugs Fans & Performs Solo | Billboard News
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by Katie Cao
3h ago
Despicable Me 4 is coming soon, but will BTS star in it? The movie posted a cryptic tweet referencing BTS. Meanwhile, since Jin was released from his military service, he has performed solo and hugged 1,000 fans. Tetris Kelly: What is BTS’ involvement in Despicable Me 4? We’re trying to figure it out as Jin hugs fans and performs solo music after exiting the military. Let’s dive in. The Minions are back in Despicable Me 4, out July 3, and the movie posted a cryptic video on X tagging the group and showing the letters BTS mixed with the film’s initials and purple, yellow and black hearts. Will ..read more
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Milana Rabkin Lewis Gives Closing Remarks | Billboard Indie Power Players 2024
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by Stefanie Tanaka
3h ago
Milana Rabkin Lewis, founder of Stem, gives closing remarks at Billboard’s Indie Power Players 2024 event. Hannah Karp A woman who is one of the most incredible leaders in the music business and an incredible supporter of indie artists, Milana Rabkin Lewis, the founder of Stem. Milana Rabkin Lewis Thank you, Billboard, for having me tonight, and I just want to say congratulations to Brent and Ty and Jane and the whole culture. It is so amazing to watch you guys be honored for everything you have built over the last decade. And it’s been incredible having a front-row seat at watching what has ..read more
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Taylor Swift Confirms When The Eras Tour Will End
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by Katie Atkinson
3h ago
Taylor Swift is celebrating her 100th Eras Tour show by confirming her final Eras Tour show. At the first concert of a three-night stint in Liverpool, England, on Thursday (June 13), Swift let the crowd in on a secret: The seemingly endless Eras Tour has an official end. Related Taylor Swift Thanks Edinburgh Eras Tour Crowds for Record-Breaking Attendance: ‘Truly Blew Me Away… 06/10/2024 “You know, this is actually the 100th show of the tour,” Swift says to wild cheers in fan video of the moment. “That blows my mind. That doesn’t feel like a real statistic to me, because this has d ..read more
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Zhamira Zambrano Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Jay Wheeler
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by Isabela Raygoza
3h ago
Congratulations are in order for Jay Wheeler and Zhamira Zambrano, who are expecting their first child together. Zambrano made the announcement Thursday (June 13) on her Instagram page. “Bienvenida,” reads the caption. The four images on the slide see the couple embracing each other very lovingly. To coincide with the news, the Venezuelan singer also released a new single called “Bienvenida,” dedicated to their unborn baby girl. “My life is about to change in a couple more months,” she croons sweetly against a slow pop ballad. Its accompanying music video follows the timeline of her preg ..read more
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Jon Loba From Broken Bow Records Accepts Indie Label of the Year | Billboard Indie Power Players 2024
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by Stefanie Tanaka
3h ago
Jon Loba from Broken Bow Records accepts Indie Label of the Year at Billboard’s Indie Power Players 2024 event. Hannah Karp Please welcome the man that’s been steering Broken Bow for over two decades and who was just named president of BMG frontline recordings business, Jon Loba. Jon Loba I will keep it short because I know there’s drinking to do, and people are tired of hearing you talk. Number one, Billboard, thank you for this event, for recognizing indies, but even more than that, for being part of the storytelling process. You are so much a part of our story, for helping tell that and th ..read more
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