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Music Biz: Def Jam Signee Brenda Mada Releases Lyric Video For ‘House Party’

Brenda Mada "18 and I'm gettin' it," repeats singer Brenda Mada throughout her latest anthem "House Party." Def Jam's latest signee confidently lets audiences know that she's already making some ground, and she's just getting started. "'House Party' symbolizes freedom to have fun," the Belgian songstress says of the song in a statement to Billboard. "My coming of age and everything that will play a part of that: my life, my friends, my relationships, love, empowerment, and ultimately the message that I want to convey to the world.” Beginning with a rhythmic pattern of drums, "House Party" delivers on what the song's title suggests. The pop R&B& track features Mada's playful sass on top of a jazzy soundscape. The smooth cut is bound to be added to summer playlists. Check out the lyric video to "House Party" below.

Music Biz: Prince’s Estate Sues Producer for Releasing New Prince Music “Deliverance” EP

Breaking News Prince's estate is going after the producer who released 5 new tracks, saying he has absolutely no right to do so ... according to a new lawsuit. The estate says George Ian Boxill signed a confidentiality agreement when he recorded the tracks with Prince between 2006 and 2008 that says all recordings "would remain Prince's sole and exclusive property." According to the suit, Boxill also agreed he "would not use any recordings or property in any way whatsoever." Obviously, the release of the "Deliverance" EP would violate that agreement. The estate says it demanded Boxill return the recordings back in March, but he flat-out refused. It says the release of the music hurts its business interests. According to the docs, the EP "deprives Prince (and now the estate) from choosing what is released to the public and when." The estate wants the recordings returned, and to block the release of the new music. One song is already available for purchase on iTunes, 4 more..

Music Biz: Jas Prince Goes Hard for Drake’s Dough, Sues Birdman Directly

EXCLUSIVE Jas Prince is following through on the promise his father made -- going directly after Birdman to get the millions in Drake profits the Cash Money honcho's been sitting on ... according to a new lawsuit. In the new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Jas calls out Birdman and his brother Ronald "Slim" Williams -- co-founders of Cash Money -- for failing to pay up on the Drake deal. Quick backstory: Jas discovered Drizzy, hooked him up with Aspire Music Group to manage him, and Cash Money to be his label. As a result, Drake's Young Money contract calls for Jas and Aspire to get paid. And that's the problem ... according to the suit, Birdman's blowing off his contractual duty to pay Aspire Music one-third of his Drake profits. He also signed Drake to an exclusive deal in January 2013, but according to docs ... that new contract breached Drake's original one, and cheated Aspire out of $4 million. Aspire filed the new lawsuit, but sources connected to the ca..

Music Biz: Tupac Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Tupac was officially inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Friday night. On Friday, Tupac was officially inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2017 class, along with the likes of ELO, Journey, Joan Baez, Nile Rodgers of Chic, Pearl Jam, and Yes. And as we reported a couple weeks ago, Pac’s former Death Row label mate Snoop Dogg was the one to present the award. According to various reports online, Snoop apparently reflected on past stories with Pac before presenting the award, including one where Snoop credits 2Pac for getting him to smoke blunts, and another story about going parasailing with Pac. In addition to that, Alicia Keys then later graced the stage and performed a medley of Tupac hits, including "Ambitionz Az a Ridah," "I Ain't Mad at Cha," and "Dear Mama.” Then Snoop returned to the stage to perform “Gangsta Party” with help from fellow West Coast rapper YG. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait 'til April 29th to see the event go down when it airs on HBO. F..

Music Biz: Check out New Morning Show ‘Everyday Struggle’ Starring Joe Budden and DJ...

Complex today announced the series premiere of “EVERYDAY STRUGGLE,” a new daily morning show covering the biggest news and hot-button issues facing hip-hop music and pop-culture. Serving as co-hosts, famed rapper and host of “I’ll Name This Podcast Later” Joe Budden and opinionated urban media commentator DJ Akademiks will face-off each day about the artist they feel deserve their top spots, who’s fallen off, wage their bets on brewing rap beef, analyze the latest social media buzz and determine which artists are moving the culture forward. Each heated discussion will be filmed in-studio and moderated by Complex News’ Noah Callahan-Bever and Nadeska Alexis. Conversations will get intense and opinions are taken to the next level as Joe and Akademiks battle it out every morning at 11:00 AM on "While I would love to say something really heartwarming and politically correct, I'm not sure that would properly convey the sentiment I think all of us have. So from ..

Music Biz- Drake’s ‘More Life’ Is No. 1 for the Second Consecutive Week

The numbers are in, and it's official: Drake has the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 for the second straight week. Using the new multi-metric consumption method of tracking album sales, Toronto's very own led the pack with 225,000 equivalent album units in its second full week of tracking. His Billboard-topping effort follows one of the biggest first weeks in recent memory; More Life stacked up the equivalent of 505,000 units sold in week one. RelatedDrake By The NumbersHere's Drake Way, Way, Way Up on a Flyboard in Dubai15 Hilarious Drake MemesThe real story of More Life is in the streaming numbers, where Drake is breaking records left and right. Drake set the single-day artist stream record on Spotify and the first-week streams record on Apple Music in his first week, and a majority of his equivalent "sales" are derived from the power of streaming services. 169,000 of his 225,000 second-week units can be attributed to streaming, and he set the single-week record for s..

Warner Music Sells Digital Distributor Zebralution

After ten years, WMG has sold the company to a consortium that includes its founders. The founders of European digital distributor Zebralution have helped purchase the company back from Warner Music Group, it was announced Monday. Kurt Thielen and Sascha Lazimbat, along with Christof Ellinghaus of City Slang and Konrad von Loehneysen, owner of the Embassy of Music label, make up the new ownership consortium of Zebralution, which regains its indie status after ten years under WMG. Financial terms were not disclosed. The sale of Zebralution is part of a larger divestment package agreed upon by WMG in late 2012 with European indie music association IMPALA and Merlin, the UK-based the indie digital rights licensing agency and advocacy organization. "We have had a fantastic ten years working with Zebralution, a company that has given us a special insight into the indie world," remarked Bernd Dopp, chairman/CEO of Warner Music Central Europe. "We're delighted to have the opportunity to ..

Music Biz: Tupac Shakur Memorabilia Auction Still A Go Despite Lawsuit Threats

EXCLUSIVE A Brooklyn auction house isn't backing down from selling Tupac Shakur's most prized possessions, despite a couple of aggressive lawsuits from the estate of his late mother, Afeni. Black Heritage Auction is selling 2Pac's handwritten lyrics and jewelry the very day he gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There's a lot of loot on the line ... the 39 items have a starting bid of $480k, and the auction company's goal is to sell in the 7 figure range. Some of the highlights include Pac's: - "All Eyez On Me" tracklist ... $30k - "All Eyez On Me Book II" CD master ... $20k - Nose stud from the cover of "All Eyez On Me" ... $7.5k - New York Prisoner Identification Card ... $10k - Personal signed Koran ... $30k - Gold and diamond medallion ... $38k - Famous Dolce & Gabbana wool jacket ... $7.5k - Lyrics for "Wonda Why They Call U Bitch" ... $15k A company rep tells us they never reached out to Afeni's estate because they did..

Music Resource: Artist- Get Booked for Shows. list of International Booking Agents

Music Resource: Artist- Get Booked for Shows. Get this list of International Booking Agents Every day we get request from up and coming artist looking...

Good News: Chance The Rapper Reveals Chicago Bulls Matched $1M Chicago Public School donation

Good News: Chance The Rapper Reveals Chicago Bulls Matched $1M Chicago Public School donation It's great to see hip hop artist using their platform to...

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