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Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ to be Released Ahead of Tour

While he hasn’t had quite as big a week as his friend Kanye West, Jay-Z did make a major announcement this weekend. During Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Samsung showed a 3-minute commercial revealing the release of Jay’s new

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Is Jay-Z’s Taylor Swift Diss Legit?

Got beef? In his single off the Great Gatsby soundtrack “100$ Bill”, Jay-Z seems to call out country superstar Taylor Swift. He raps, “Took that, Taylor Swift to a hundred f—— million, b—-. I’mma let ya’ll continue but…” This is

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Top 5 MusicBiz Articles of the Week: May 4 – May 10

PR, Product Marketing, and Social Media Strategies From Daft Punk @bclauser The buzz for Daft Punk’s upcoming Random Access Memories album is palpable. As Clauser explains, the duo has taken an old school approach in marketing their upcoming project. They

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Britney’s Back: Las Vegas Residency Confirmed

After months of rumors, in the latest issue of Shape, Britney Spears has confirmed her Las Vegas residency to begin at Planet Hollywood this fall. While details are still scarce and official dates are yet to be announced, Britney promises

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Doing it Their Way, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Go 2-for-2 at No. 1

Seattle rapper Macklemore and hip-hop producer Ryan Lewis broke with the sleeper, “Thrift Shop,” selling more than 6 million digital copies while racking up close to 300 million YouTube views… and they’re back. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis become the first duo to reach No.

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