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Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Handwritten items and other Things Hit The Auction Block

Prince was a perfectionist and it's evident in the handwritten edits he made to "Purple Rain" and lyrics for songs which hit the auction block for a hefty price. Some 200 Prince-related items are up for bidding via RR Auction including the 9 pages of notes Prince made on his epic 1984 opus which RR thinks will go for more than $12k!!! They're pretty cool ... you can see where Prince changed and added things to the original screenplay: "1. Glove box opens, Jerome fingers camisole, hands it back 2 Morris, 2. Morris takes it. Uh, 1 more thing here's a little something ..." and so on. Some other Prince items include: -- Yellow boots he wore onstage from '86-'92 ... $12k -- "The Ladder" handwritten lyrics ... $8k -- Lace crop top .... $3k -- His Parade Tour tambourine ... $1.5k -- "Camille" Advance Pressing ... $4k -- Prince's 1980 Rick James tour all access pass ... $800 Bidding ends Sept. 27.
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Record label Signing- Cash Me OutSide “Danielle Bregoli Signs to Atlantic Records

Record label Signing- Cash Me OutSide "Danielle Bregoli Signs to Atlantic Records Sources close to the situation tell  TMZ.com that Danielle caught the attention of...
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Music Biz: Lil Uzi Vert Earned $900k Off Single, Label $3 Million via Music...

Music Biz: Lil Uzi Vert Earned $900k Off Single, Label $3 Million via Music Stream Get Your Streams Up People. There is MONEY TO BE...
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Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, and DJ Khaled Lead 2017 BET #HipHopAwards Nominees

The nominees for the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards have been announced. Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, and DJ Khaled lead this year's group of potential winners with a whopping nine nominations each. Elsewhere, Chance the Rapper and Jay Z tied with five nominations while Future and Migos held strong with four. This year, BET is taking the ceremony to the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater. The show will tape Oct. 6 and air Oct. 10. In a statement to Billboard, BET's programming boss Connie Orlando said the network remains sensitive to the victims of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. "Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with those who are facing the impact of this catastrophic storm," Orlando said. "As a network, we are committed to offering our full support during this most devastating time. Through Hip Hop Awards 2017, our Hip Hop for Hurricane Relief will bring together some of the biggest names in hip hop to acknowledge those in need as the country begins the difficult..

Music Biz: Mark Ronson Sued Over ‘Uptown Funk” Track

Breaking News Mark Ronson completely ripped off Roger Troutman and Zapp's funk masterpiece when he cranked out his megahit "Uptown Funk" with Bruno Mars ... this according to a new lawsuit. Lastrada Entertainment, which owns rights to Roger and Zapp's 1980 classic "More Bounce to the Ounce" ... says 'Uptown' is a clear copy ... particularly the first 48 seconds of it. That portion includes the repeated talk-boxing of the word "doh" ... similar to the lyrics of 'More Bounce' in the 1980 hit. "Uptown Funk" has been incredibly successful ... moving more than 11 million units since its release. The suit, obtained by TMZ, also points out Ronson even cited Roger and Zapp as influences -- and includes note-for-note comparisons of the songs. Legalese aside ... you can listen to the similarities for yourself. Lastrada is suing Ronson, Sony, Spotify, Apple and several producers to shut down future plays and sales of "Uptown Funk," ... plus an unspecified amoun..
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Music Biz: John Legend & Netflix Developing Hip Hop Competition Show, “Rhythm & Flow”

Los Angeles, CA – It appears John Legend has been taking notes from his wife Chrissy Teigen’s gig on Lip Sync Battle and realized music-based programming is the way to go. Variety reports that the 38-year-old R&B superstar is collaborating with Netflix and former NBC executive Jeff Gaspin to develop Rhythm & Flow, an unscripted talent competition series that pits rappers against one another while also focusing on soul and R&B. The show is produced by both Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. and Gaspin’s Primary Wave Entertainment, where he serves as president. Netflix is said to be approaching a finished deal for the show in the wake of Legend and Get Lifted’s new first-look deal at Sony Pictures Television. Both companies previously worked alongside one another on WGN America’s recently canceled slave drama series, Underground. While it’s unclear whether Legend will actually be on camera, what talent will be on deck and how many episodes they have planned, the show’s premise is interestin..

Facebook Offers Music Labels and Publishers ‘Hundreds of Millions’ in New Licensing Agreement

The Facebook Inc. logo is displayed in front of the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. on May 18, 2012. Facebook looks to be entering the music business. The site is offering major record labels and music publishers "hundreds of millions of dollars" so its users can legally include copyrighted music in videos they upload to the platform, according to Bloomberg. It's no secret that Facebook has been a strong advocate of video for some time, not-so-subtly incentivizing traditional media outlets to join the video marketplace. Already a major force behind certain sites' now-routine "pivot to video," the tech giant has continued to benefit from its relationships with advertisers, whose viewership metrics appear significantly higher for video content, at least according to reports from the platform itself. Facebook is already one of the biggest advertisers in the world, taking in over $26 billion in 2016 with steady quarterly increases so far this year. At the same t..
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Record Deal- (Video) Tru Life Signs to Future’s Freebandz Sony/Epic Label

Record Deal- (Video) Tru Life Signs to Future's Freebandz Sony/Epic Label News has arrived that Tru Life has signed to Future’s imprint Freebandz. The rapper...
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Music Biz: SoundExchange helps Artist Get Paid and Collect Digital Royalties for you.

Music Biz: SoundExchange helps Artist Get Paid and Collect Digital Royalties for you. If you are an artist and your music is receiving airplay on...
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(Updates) Chuck D on Flava Flav’s Lawsuit: ‘Drama Is Beneath Me, Considering Our Age’

(Updates) Chuck D on Flava Flav's Lawsuit: 'Drama Is Beneath Me, Considering Our Age' Chuck D has responded to the claims made by his longtime...

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