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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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Top 5 MusicBiz Articles of the Week: April 28 – May 3

Jay-Z Drops ’100$ Bill’ To Go ‘Hand In Hand’ With ‘Great Gatsby’ @RobMarkman Jay-Z is already a mogul in the music industry, and last week we discussed Roc Nation’s entrance into the world of sports. Now comes the movie business.

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Top Music Articles of the Week (February 1, 2013)

#1 : Beyoncé will pay ‘hundreds of thousands’ of dollars to sing at Super Bowl? Sara Nathan I MailOnline I 1-28-2013 According to MailOnline, Beyoncé will pay all but $600,000 in production costs for her Super Bowl half-time performance. To give y…

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Top Music Business Articles of the Week (January 25, 2013)

#1 : From Sinatra to Aretha, the role of music in the inauguration I Denise Quan and Jack Hannah I CNN I 1-21-13 We’re all interested to see which musical artists are selected to perform at the President’s Inauguration. According to David Gergen q…

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Top Music Business Articles of the Week (January 18, 2013)

Image Credit: Theo Wargo/WireImage.com #1: Destiny’s Child Returns—but Not to Make Money I Keenan Mayo I 1/11/13 When musical groups reunite after a long hiatus, the motivations are usually financial. Mayo points out that the Destiny’s Child reuni…

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Top Sports & Music Business Articles of the Week (January 11, 2013)

Image Credit: Noah Graham/Getty Images At the end of each week, Razorgator will share its favorite Sports and Music articles of the Week. If you see a great article, please tweet us and we will certainly consider including it. #1 : How Did the Wor…

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