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Survey: 90 Percent of Independent Music Venues Say They Will Close Without Federal Funding

A new survey of National Independent Venue Association members found that 90% of independent venues will permanently close in the next few months without federal funding. The association says current funding is not sufficient.
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Billie Eilish, Rihanna, and More Sign Letter Calling for Repeal of NY State Law

The singers are just a few of the hundreds of members of the music community who signed the open letter about the law, the repeal of which has been mentioned as an action item since the death of George Floyd.
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Female Artists With the Most Number One Albums

Lady Gaga recently scored her sixth number one album on the Billboard Chart. She still has a way to go to get to the top spot though. Here’s a look at the list of female artists with the most number one albums in history.
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Tekashi 6ix9ine Links Up with Akon for 'Locked Up' Part 2

Tekashi 6ix9ine has linked up with Akon on a remix of his 2003 breakout single “Locked Up.” Sharing an Instagram video of himself and Akon previewing the new a track.
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Snoop Dogg Shares Why Lil Wayne 'Deserves' to Be in 'Verzuz' Battle

On Friday, Snoop Dogg sat sown with Lil Wayne for the latest installment of Young Money Radio, and asked Tunechi directly the question we have all been wondering. When would it be his turn up to bat for a Verzuz battle
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Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker Blast Through Rage Against The Machine Cover

Having both taken part in the George Floyd protests in Los Angeles, Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker released a new collaboration featuring a cover of the Rage Against The Machine classic “Killing In The Name.”
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Ludacris, Kevin Hart Among Those in Attendance at George Floyd Memorial

Celebs and politicians were among the mourners present in Minneapolis on Thursday to grieve the loss and lend support to the family of George Floyd whose death sparked nationwide protests against police brutality over the past week.
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Kanye West Sets Up College Fund for George Floyd's Daughter, Part of $2 Million Dollar Donation

Mr. West has established a 529 education plan to fully cover college tuition for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna. And additionally donated to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, totaling a sum of $2 million.
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Summerfest 2020 Officially Canceled Due to COVID-19

This announcement comes after the festival was previously rescheduled to September, from its original dates in June 2020. This is the first time the festival has been canceled in its 53-year history.
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Da Brat Shares Why She Came Out, After 20 Years of Silence

What has always been known about rapper Da Brat, is that she keeps her private life close to heart. But that all changed this past March when she shared a social media post of an extravagant gift given by her significant other.
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