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BTS, Jonas Brothers & More Give Credit to Their Collaborators in Recording Academy Campaign

BTS, Jennifer Hudson, Jonas Brothers and more than 70 other artists took to social media to spotlight the teams behind some of their biggest hits as part of the Recording Academy’s Behind the Record Advocacy campaign, which launched on Oct. 15.

In a move to give credit to the creators behind some of our favorite music,

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Ariana Grande Song Streams Spike After ‘Fortnite’ Concert

Ariana Grande’s rainbow-filled, pastel-hued concert in Fortnite last weekend may have lasted under 10 minutes, but its impact lingered long after the show, helping fuel a spike in streams for the songs included in her set.

During the concert, an avatar version of the pop star performed hits like “7 rings”

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Olivia Rodrigo Bags Third Consecutive Chart Double In Australia

The Olivia Rodrigo reign continues in Australia.

The American teen phenom rules the ARIA singles and albums charts for the third successive week, with “Good 4 U” (Interscope/Universal) and Sour, respectively.

“Good 4 U” is one of Rodrigo’s eleven tracks in this week’s Singles Chart Top 50,

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The Weeknd, Dua Lipa & Other Record-Setters at 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards were presented on Thursday (May 27) in the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Below are some of the artists that made history in the series.

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” shot tune of the year and also the socially-voted award for TikTok bop of the year.

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On Pearpop, TikTok Users Can Now Earn Cash Rewards for Song Promos

Ever since users’ videos on TikTok began driving what songs become hits, the music industry has been trying to reverse-engineer viral moments. That just got easier thanks to a new “Challenges” feature on the social media collaboration marketplace pearpop, where artists offer cash and other rewards to TikTok users who reach a certain threshold of views while promoting a particular song.

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Halsey Is Songwriter of the Year at 2021 BMI Pop Awards

Halsey was named songwriter of the year at the 2021 BMI Pop Awards. The singer/songwriter wrote four of the year’s most performed songs: “Nightmare,” “Graveyard,” “Be Kind” and “You Should Be Sad.” “Be Kind” is a collaboration with fellow BMI songwriter and hitmaker Marshmello. Halsey took song of the year at the 2020 BMI Pop Awards for “Without Me.”

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Wild Court Case Explores Two Global Pop Hits and a Key Question: Who Owns Remix?

This is a narrative of 2 tunes three tunes, one of them prompting an intellectual property battle that’s unusual but potentially significant insofar as it raises a legal question that rarely comes up: Who possesses the tune remix? This fascinating case is now at the summary judgment stage in California federal court,

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Justin Bieber Is Top Music Nominee at 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

More than 11 years after he landed his first hits, Justin Bieber remains the artist kids would most like to see slimed. Bieber is the top music nominee at the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards with four nods: favorite male artist, favorite song (“Yummy”) and two for favorite music collaboration,

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Wixen Music Publishing Hits Triller With $50M Copyright Lawsuit

Wixen Music Publishing is suing short-form video-sharing app Triller for $50 million alleging copyright infringement on more than 1,000 songs.

Wixen claims that Triller has been “willfully infringing” its musical compositions by allowing its users to include them in videos without authorization or compensation, according to the 15-page federal complaint filed U.S.

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Inside the Deal to Bring J Balvin’s Spooky XR Concert to ‘Fortnite’

By now, millions of gamers around the world have seen J Balvin’s performance as part of Fortnitemares, the annual event put together by Epic Games as part of its Fortnite game AfterLife Party.

The 38-minute Halloween performance, encored twice the following day, featured Balvin singing in Spanish,

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