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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs accused of sexually assaulting ‘The Love Album’ producer in new lawsuit

A music producer who worked with Sean “Diddy” Combs on his most recent record, “The Love Album: Off the Grid,” is suing the embattled music mogul, accusing him of “engaging in serious illegal activity” including sexual assault.

In a lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court for the southern district of New York and obtained by USA TODAY on Monday, Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones Jr. alleges Combs “forcibly touched and attempted and/or threatened to touch (Jones’) intimate areas and/or touched (Jones) with his own intimate body parts” while they worked on the album. He also accuses the rapper and his associates – including his 30-year-old son, Justin Dior Combs, his chief of staff and Combs Global Enterprises – of participating in “a sex-trafficking venture.” article from USA Today

According to Jones, he and Combs worked together between September 2022 and November 2023, a partnership that resulted in nine songs on “The Love Album” for which Jones is credited as a producer. Jones also alleges he was not paid for “13 months (and) thousands of hours of work.”

Combs, his son Justin, Universal Music Group, Motown Records and Love Records are among the other defendants listed in the lawsuit. Jones is seeking $30 million in compensation and a jury trial.

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Kip Moore

American country music star announces 2024 Australian tour

American country music star Kip Moore has announced an Australian tour alongside a festival run in 2024.

The Nomad World Tour will stop in Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Thirroul and Brisbane through September and October 2024.

The multi-platinum singer-songwriter was also recently added to the line-up for Savannah in the Round music festival held in Mareeba, in the Cairns Hinterland, on October 12.

Kip Moore Nomad World Tour Australian dates 2024

  • Sydney, ICC Sydney Theatre – September 28
  • Newcastle Civic Theatre – September 29
  • Adelaide, Hindley Street Music Hall – October 2
  • Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena – October 3
  • Canberra Theatre Centre – October 8
  • Thirroul, Anita’s Theatre – October 10
  • Brisbane Entertainment Centre – October 13

Frontier Touring members can access presale tickets from 4pm local time on March 25.

The general sale begins at 4pm local time on March 27, for more information visit frontiertouring.com/kipmoore

Beyonce Country Controversy

Beyonce has become the first black woman to top Billboards Hot Country songs chart, after her track Texas Hold ‘Em.

many people upset by Beyonce playing “Country themed Pop”

Now for some reason many people have been associating country music as a “white music genre” witch is causing heaps of backlash on Beys new hit song with people even saying “she can’t have everything”(black artist going into country has always been made difficult even though it has never been a race exclusive “black folk have always made country music”). Now personally I believe this to be totally wrong, Texas Hold ‘Em is very much a country song sang by Beyonce who happens to be from Huston Texas, so pretty sure she knows what shes is singing about.

Its sometimes sad that people can’t just enjoy good music without finding some background issue now days.

DRAKE’S OVO SOUND PARTNERS WITH SONY MUSIC’S SANTA ANNA

Santa Anna, a JV between Sony Music Entertainment and Todd Moscowitz, has announced “an investment and partnership with” Drake’s independent record label OVO Sound.

According to the announcement on Tuesday (January 23), through the partnership, Santa Anna Label Group and its partners will provide OVO Sound with additional A&R support, production, finance and accounting, marketing and promotion, as well as artist and label services “to grow OVO Sound’s business and attract, retain and promote top Canadian and international artists”.

OVO’s current artists include PARTYNEXTDOOR, Majid Jordan, Naomi Sharon, Roy Woods, Smiley, and Popcaan, in addition to numerous Drake collaborations with artists such as Bad Bunny (Rimas), Central Cee, Blocboy JB, and Dave, in addition to the creation of the Top Boy soundtrack.

 

UK’s party crowd switch to warehouse and home parties

Smaller clubs are losing out to mega raves, private events and even live streams, say music industry insiders.

The pandemic also changed peoples habits, and there is now a large group of young people who would rather stay in. “Instead of having club experiences, it was online, and people got used to live streaming at home,” says Paul Rose, DJ and host of the Not A Diving Podcast.

Many people feel drinks are far too expensive in establishments now; “they have pushed people beyond their limits in trying to have punters pay extortionate energy bills.

Even a six-pack from Tescos is creeping up to the prices pints were immediately before the pandemic.

Just vape weed instead now; it is cheaper, more chill, and you don’t end up in a gutter near a taxi rank with half-eaten kabab wrap. The entire nighttime economy is in a state of perpetual collapse.”-Top_To_Back, reddit.

There isn’t enough draw for clubs these days. The club scene is dead for a reason.

Music is hit and misses, emphasis on miss; drinks are far too expensive, venues are crumbling garbage piles with sticky floors and nowhere to socialize; the “third place” aspect of it is, as far as I can tell, non-existent, and of course the ever presence of dodgy wankers starting fights, or trying to finger you behind the bins.

Kids and young adults are broke, they don’t like alcohol as much as they used to, and they have better things to engage in. If they want to socialize, dance, get drunk, and have fun, the club should be the place to do that, but it just isn’t… it’s such a subpar experience that it’s not worth it. – Alundra828, reddit.

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Nuclear Blast and metaverse platform The Sandbox have teamed up to launch Blast Valley

Heavy metal label Nuclear Blast and metaverse platform The Sandbox have teamed up to launch Blast Valley, a metaverse experience dedicated to metal music and gaming.

Blast Valley offers players a chance to explore a virtual world, embark on a quest and attend virtual events, according to a press release announcing the launch on Monday (January 22).

“BLAST VALLEY IS A PLACE WHERE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES ARE CRAFTED AND WHERE BONDS WITH NEWFOUND FRIENDS ARE FORGED. JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE POWER OF METAL AND REVEL IN THE CAMARADERIE IT FOSTERS.” –NUCLEAR BLAST

The virtual experience lets players immerse themselves in a world with a giant volcano scene, a vinyl factory, secret crypts, and a bar. They can meet up with players worldwide and participate in quests “to revive the power of metal” within Blast Valley.

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YG

American rapper YG is what you could call a master lyricist with impeccable flow. His songs and style have some sort of effect on the listeners; there is something just so effortlessly perfect; even featuring YG in a song instantly brings the best vibe and flow to the music.

On top of all this, even tho you may not live a relatable lifestyle to a rapper like YG, he has music all can relate to whether you need to be amped up or want to Bick back and be bool. Australia, you are in for a treat.

Keenon Dequan Ray Jackson, known professionally as YG, is an American rapper from Compton, California. In 2010, he released his debut single, “Toot It and Boot It”, which peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single’s success resulted in his signing to Def Jam Recordings.

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