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Drake Signs Universal Music Group Deal Reportedly Valued at $400 Million
Drake has signed a new multifaceted deal with Universal Music Group that’s reportedly valued as high as $400 million.
The news was confirmed in UMG’s Q1 earnings call, as Variety reported. An official figure wasn’t revealed; insiders have pointed to the $400 million amount, although it could be even higher. One source described the deal as “LeBron-sized.”
Maya Angelou Becomes First Black Woman Featured on U.S. Quarter as New Coins Enter Circulation
Maya Angelou and Sally Ride to Become First in Series of Women Who Will Be Honored on U.S. Quarters
The United States Mint has announced that Maya Angelou and Sally Ride will be the first two women honored as part of the American Women Quarters Program, which will commemorate the accomplishments and contributions of 20 prominent woman in American history by putting them on the back of quarters, New York Times reports.
Kyle Rittenhouse Received Money From Police and Public Officials, Data Breach Reveals
Police officers and public officials have been monetarily supporting far-right winger—like Kyle Rittenhouse—and cops who’ve been implicated in shooting Black people.
‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin Signs New Five-Year Deal With HBO
Game of Thrones author and four-time Emmy winner George R.R. Martin has signed a five-year overall deal with HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Apple, Spotify, More Streaming Services Pay $424 Million in Unmatched Royalties for Songwriters and Publishers
On Wednesday, the Mechanical Licensing Collective announced it had received $424.38 million in unmatched royalties from Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify among other streaming services. Variety reports that these streaming services paid the accrued historical unmatched royalties, often called “black box money,” to the MLC in order to get these royalties to copyright holders, songwriters, and publishers who have applied to be MLC members.