Oakland, CA — Things are constantly changing in the music industry and it’s important to stay on top of trends and news updates, especially as an independent artist. We’ve got you covered with a weekly recap of the top stories you need to know.
Dave Free Leaves Top Dawg
T.D.E. President, Dave Free, recently announced his departure from the company. He was responsible for breaking T.D.E. artists such as Schoolboy Q, SZA, and grammy nominated, Kendrick Lamar. The reason for him stepping down was not made public at the time of publication of this article.
Tyler The Creator Addresses Homophobia In Recent Interview
Over the years, Tyler has dealt with issues around being seen as homophobic but also has been open about struggling with his own sexuality/coming out. Recently, rapper Eminem said some things about the topic that caused Tyler to speak out in an interview with The Guardian.
Reservoir Publishing Signs Young M.A.
Young M.A. just signed a global publishing deal with Reservoir Publishing. Her notable single OOUUU just went triple-platinum, so great revenue coming for Young M.A. and Reservoir.
iHeart Nashville Reveals Line Up For Benefit Concert
iHeart Nashville booked Lizzo, Jon Bellion, Louis Tomlinson, Lovelytheband and Chelsea Cutler to perform for the Live. Life. Laugh benefit concert, which supports suicide awareness/prevention. A portion of the benefits will go to To Write Love In Her Arms, a non-profit organization that helps people who struggle with depression, drug abuse and suicide.
Rihanna Enters The Book World
So, we have no music yet, but Rihanna HAS returned. This time with a visual autobiography. That’s right, Rihanna has published a BOOK for the navy. It’s considered the first of it’s kind and it has its own party. It costs $175.