Nicki Minaj forced to pay indie legend Tracy Chapman 450K for uncleared sample

^pictured above: Nicki Minaj and one of her fast cars. https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog/3234984/nicki-minaj-forced-to-pay-tracy-chapman-dollar450000-for-not-getting-permission-to-sample-her-song-baby-can-i-hold-you.-bonus-one-of-the-greatest-most-slept-on-90s-tracks-of-all-time UH OH! Gotta clear those samples Nicki! This is one of those behind the scenes things you don’t think about, but that can seriously hinder a project. A great example of this is Cartoons and Cereal by Kendrick Lamar, that song was supposed to

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New Music Flavor: Adeline, Molly Burch, Wild Nothing, Bay Ledges, José James

2021 coming in hot with the chaos, fear, political unrest, and (thankfully) new music. A few standout favorites from today – hope you’re ready for some pick me up kinda music. Adeline “Whisper My Name” – released this past Monday, check it out – I mean damn Molly Burch, Wild Nothing “Emotion” – boppin’ around

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Listening Party: “It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt” by The Big Easy

Hello all! I know we are all reeling from my previous announcement of an upcoming WEEKLY piece. Well, guess what… it’s here, it’s a party, and all of you funky homosapians are invited. So, grab your shiniest hat and your slickest dancing shoes, it’s Listening Party, folks, and no party poopers are allowed! (Unless that’s

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I’ve been taking a little vacation from indie music, so here’s my top ten musical theater songs of all time

I did the last playlist update in December and took a little break (sorry to all of the Twitter and Instagram submissions I have yet to get to, I will, I promise). Well, kind of a break. I spent most of my so called break putting together my top 50 tracks of 2020 playlist (blog

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Tuesday Time Machine: January 2010 (Mates Let me Keep my job, Two Beers for (Hopefully) Two Democrat Wins in Georgia Edition)

Hello and welcome! It’s a SPECIAL EDITION this week, folks!!! Know why? Because we have good news… Mates showed mercy!!! And I still have a job. It all went down, the day after new years… It was about 3PM when I got called into Mates’ SPRAWLING office, adorned with pre-Elon Musk, Grimes ephemera. A desperate

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BPMHILL’s Best Albums of 2020

More than almost anything in a hellish year that we’ve all just had, music has been the glue keeping me together. No matter what mood I’m in, there’s a variety of great new tunes that can either help me feel better or conquer whatever problem is in front of me. I found that this year

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Memo’s Top 50 Albums of The Year

Hello everybody! Happy New Year! So I am going to do something different this month. I usually write an article about my favorite music of the month, but since the shit show we call 2020 just ended I rather rank 50 of my favorite albums from 2020. Starting today on my YouTube channel I will

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If more people don’t read George’s article I’m going to have to let him go

This is in response to George’s post which I think you’ve probably already seen if you’re reading this:indiepong.com/2020/12/29/tuesday-time-machine-december-2020-trying-to-make-sure-mates-doesnt-fire-me-exalpha-edition/ George wrote this article about how his job was on the line because of a passing conversation the other day, and it wasn’t. I was just in a hurry because I was bidding on a high level

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