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President Trump Taking Action to Ban TikTok From U.S.

<div > The president made the remark on Air Force One on Friday evening. President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday (Aug. 1) to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns. Trump’s comments came after published reports that the …

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5 Uplifting Moments This Week in Latin Music

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week: Angela Aguilar honors artisan women This week, Angela Aguilar paid tribute to the beautiful and hardworking labor of artisan women in …

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Ir-Sais Talks ‘Dream Girl’ Success & His Latin Roots

Two years ago, Ir-Sais (real name: Irgwin Placido Sluis) released his single “Dream Girl,” singing about the girl of his dreams in his native language, Papiamento. Fast forward to now, the song is a global hit, fueled by a 2019 remix with Rauw Alejandro. Born and raised in Bonaire, an island municipality of the Netherlands, …

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First Stream Latin: New Music From Pedro Cap

First Stream Latin is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums, and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors. Check out this week’s picks below. Pedro Capó, “La Sábana y los pies” (Sony Music Entertainment) In the midst of these uncertain times, Pedro Capó blessed fans with a new quarantine-inspired bop called “La …

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Remember John Lewis

< div> The music community is mourning the loss of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, who died Friday night (July 17) after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 80. Following his death, many artists took to social media to remember Lewis, who was the last last survivor of the Big Six civil …

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WORLD WIDE Distribution Deal

The deal includes label services and development of Puerto Rican urbano singer-songwriter Brytiago. Caroline — the independent distribution and label services arm of Capitol Music Group — announced Wednesday (July 15) a worldwide distribution deal with Business Music in association with Duars Entertainment for label services and development of Puerto Rican urbano singer-songwriter, Brytiago. The deal is announced ahead of …

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Arrested at Breonna Taylor Demonstration

Rappers YBN Cordae and Trae tha Truth were among 87 people arrested at a protest demanding justice for Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday. The demonstration, per the Louisville Courier-Journal, was organized by the group Until Freedom and comprised about 100 people who marched to the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and …

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Great White Apologizes

Great White played a live concert on July 9 in Dickerson, N.D., where there appeared to be no social distancing and few masks in sight during the coronavirus pandemic. A YouTube video, which was filmed from the stage during the outdoor set, showed attendees crowded together around the stage as the band performed. The show …

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84% of Music Freelancers Still Waiting

Freelancers Union poll shows self-employed music and performing arts professionals are not receiving the government assistance they need. Freelancers in the music industry are finding it difficult to secure government assistance during the coronavirus pandemic, finds a new survey conducted by the nonprofit Freelancers Union. The survey, which was conducted April 22–29, elicited responses from …

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