2021.04 Boomerocity Buzz

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Johnny Crawford Dies: ‘The Rifleman’ Child Actor, Original Mousketeer Was 75

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World Premier: Watch New Edit of Prince’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ Solo


Yousician Raises $28M in B Round, New Investors Include Amazon Alexa Fund and Paul McCartney’s MPL Ventures

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Former Journey Singer Poised To Make A Big Comeback


John Mayer Nearing Deal to Host ‘Later’ Talk Show on Paramount Plus, CBS

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What the What?! Christian Album Queen Carrie Underwood Is a Big Metal and Hard Rock Fan

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Sony Says It’s ‘Aggressively Pursuing’ Music Acquisitions… And Buys A Mexican Catalog To Prove It


Producer and Recording Engineer Al Schmitt Dead at 91



Kiss Announce Two-Night A&E ‘Biography: Kisstory’ Documentary

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PRS for Music Reports a 20% Downturn In 2020 — Issues ‘Warning of Difficulties to Come’

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World Premier: Greta Van Fleet Drops Official Live Video For 'Built By Nations'


British Music Industry Resoundingly Supports COVID Passports — With a Few Caveats


Concord Acquires 145,000-Plus Song Catalog of Downtown Music — $300MM Plus Deal


United Talent Agency Co-Founder Marty Bauer Dies At Age 74


50,000 Fans Attend Massive Rock Concert in COVID-Free New Zealand



Out Now: Peter Frampton Covers Bowie, George Harrison, Radiohead and More on Inspired New Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’

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Arkansas Votes Unanimously to Create an Official ‘Johnny Cash Day’

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Kenny Loggins Collects Soundtrack Hits for ‘At the Movies’ Album



World Premier: Preview ‘The Space Between,’ a New Movie Starring Kelsey Grammer as a Washed-Up Rock Star (with Music from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo)


Where Did Rock + Metal’s ‘Devil Horns’ Hand Gesture Come From?

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Styx Announce Summer 2021 U.S. Tour With Collective Soul



Flashback: TwinstheNewTrend Discover Led Zeppelin’s ‘When The Levee Breaks’


Congress Members Call For New Investigation Into Live Nation’s Dominance In U.S. Ticketing Market


Alice Cooper Says He ‘Lost 15 Pounds’ Due to COVID-19

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Staind's Aaron Lewis Questions Confederate Statue Removal, Disses Bruce Springsteen In New Song

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Mike Mitchell, Guitarist on Kingsmen’s ‘Louie Louie,’ Dies at 77


Kenny Chesney’s ‘Knowing You’ Becomes ACM Awards In Memoriam Performance


Pete Townshend Paints Grim Picture for Classic Acts’ Return



NY Movie Theaters Can Boost Capacity To 33% On April 26, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Announces


Poco’s Rusty Young Dies At 75

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The Music Industry’s War On Cheap Trick


World Premier: Toto Share ‘Till the End’ From Pending Live LP With New Lineup


TwinstheNewTrend Discover David Bowie's 'Fame'

Morgan Wallen Cancels All Summer Tour Dates — Including Country Thunder, Country Jam, and Luke Bryan Concerts


World Premier: Tom Jones Previews New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’ with ‘Pop Star’ Music Video (LP Out 4/23)


David Coverdale Sells ‘Glorious’ Lake Tahoe Home for $6.8 Million

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Remains Closed to Applicants


Ontario Shuts Down Livestream Concerts in New Wave of Pandemic Restrictions


World Premier: Ann Wilson Releases ‘Heavy Poetic’ New Single ‘Black Wing’


Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Says ‘Cancel Culture’ Is Just a New Form of Censorship

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Original Alice Cooper Group Still Angry with Late Glen Buxton



Gene Simmons Shows His $25M Mansion That Is For Sale


The Hollywood Bowl Is Officially Reopening for the Summer

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Nashville’s Exit / In to Remain at Location According to Developers


World Premier: Joni Mitchell to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of ‘Blue’ With Remasters of First Four Albums


Roger Waters Announces New 2022 Dates for Postponed Tour

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Walter Olkewicz, actor who starred in 'Twin Peaks,' 'Grace Under Fire,' 'Seinfeld,' dies at 72



Chicago Announce ‘Chicago at Carnegie Hall’ Deluxe Edition



California Music Venues Plan to Fully Reopen By the Start of Summer


Sammy Hagar and the Circle Announce Summer 2021 Shows

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” - Share’s Sting’s Previous Reaction on Fallon


Gene Simmons Explains Why He Won’t Live in Los Angeles Anymore

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The Isley Brothers Share New Single “Friends And Family” Ft. Snoop Dogg Following Earth, Wind & Fire Verzuz Battle


Why Mick Jagger Jokingly Threatened Michael Anthony’s Bass Tech

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NYC Cinemas, Hobbled By 25% Capacity Cap, Need 50% By Memorial Day, 75% By July 4 Or “We Just Can’t Make It” – NATO NY President


Supreme Court Rules For Google Over Oracle In Closely Watched “Fair Use” Copyright Case


Cher Responds After Backlash Over Tweet About Saving George Floyd: 'I Know My Heart

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NFTs: What Songwriters and Music Publishers Need To Know


Aerosmith Team With Harley-Davidson for Limited-Edition Merch Set

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HBO’s Tina Turner Documentary Draws an Impressive 1.1 Million Viewers — Best Ratings Since ‘Leaving Neverland’

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Wendy Did Talks About Ronnie James Dio’s Last Days Before Death

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Billboard Bulletin: Top Songwriters Ask Artists & Execs to Stop Taking Credit for Songs They Didn’t Write in Open Letter & Shuttered Venue Operators Grants: SBA Details Rollout Plans
& What Happens if the Money Runs Out


Hollywood’s Unions Are Racking Up Huge Dues Losses During Pandemic Slowdown


Rob Halford Confirms Death of Former Judas Priest Drummer



TwinstheNewTrend Discover The Jacksons' 'Can You Feel It'


World Premier: New from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Stream “Perennial Bloom (Back to You),” New Album Out 6/11


Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and Honoring Eddie Van Halen

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Ted Nugent on COVID-19 Fight: ‘I Didn’t Think I Was Gonna Make It’



Michael Collins, Apollo 11 Astronaut, Dies at 90

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Carlos Santana Announces 2021 Return of His Las Vegas Residency

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Forget COVID Passports — Burning Man Is Officially Cancelled

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Rolling Stone Guitarist Ronnie Wood Says He Has Beaten Cancer Again

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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Wants to Buy a Football Club — Maybe He Should Pay the Artists First?

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Luke Bryan Announces 2021 Proud to Be Right Here Tour Dates

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Billy Joel And Brian Johnson Take A Tour Of Billy’s Motorcycle Shop

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Tina Turner Takes Lead in Rock Hall Fan Vote



Black’ Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Deepens His Lifelong Passion For Lamborghini Cars

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Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers Singer, Dead at 65

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Joe Bonamassa Announces New Live Album 'Now Serving: Royal Tea - Live From The Ryman'

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David Lee Roth Remembers A Career Choice Gone Bad


World Premier: Peek Inside John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Mansion In New ‘Isolation’ Video


Why Are Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, Sting, Chris Martin, and Stevie Nicks Demanding The UK Government ‘Fixes Streaming’?

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Spotify Is Getting Directly Integrated Into Facebook — Starting Next Week


Mike Rutherford Says Genesis Reunion Tour May Hit North America

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Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting With The Guitar Tn His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album

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Why Soundcloud Has The Music Business Right Where It Wants It


Here’s the Full Text of Apple’s ‘Penny-Per-Stream’ Letter to Artists, Labels, and Publishers


2021 ACM Awards Winners: See the Full List

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CBS’ ACM Awards Hit All-Time Lows But Still Top Sunday Ratings


MUST WATCH: TwinstheNewTrend Discover Tower of Power’s ‘What Is Hip?’


John Bonham Biography Features Dave Grohl Foreward

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Hear Elton John and Rina Sawayama’s New Single ‘Chosen Family’


Chris Stapleton Postpones Additional 2021 All-American Road Show Tour Dates

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World Premier: Mick Jagger + Dave Grohl Unite on New Song ‘Easy Sleazy’


Mick Jagger Takes Aim at Anti-Vaxxers and Conspiracy Theorists


David Crosby Weighs In On Beatles vs. Stones, Edibles, More In Latest ‘Ask Croz’

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World Premier: Ringo Starr, Flea, Slash, the Edge Talk Van Touring in Dave Grohl-Directed ‘What Drives Us’


Toto Move All Tour Dates Forward to 2022

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Want to Make Your Music Blow Up on TikTok? Here Are 8 Proven Tips


TwinstheNewTrend Discover The Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See"


Gotta Look Inside This! Casey Kasem’s Longtime Holmby Hills Estate Sells for $34 Million

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How + When Will Concerts Come Back? Your Guide To Live Music’s Return

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Original ‘SNL’ Writer Anne Beatts Dead at 74

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New AI Project Generates Fake ‘Lost Tapes’ from Nirvana, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, and The Doors

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Brad Paisley’s Biggest Key to a Successful Marriage: “Focus on the Laughter”

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Ralph Schuckett, Former Utopia Keyboardist, Dies at 73

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World Premier: Dennis DeYoung Releases New Single Ahead of Upcoming Final Album


Eric Church Sets Gather Again Tour Dates for Fall of 2021

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Bootsy Collins Brings the Good News Groove With New Video for ‘Slide Eazy’



Ozzy Osbourne Officially Inducted Into WWE Hall of Fame

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The Night Bob Seger Canceled Hours Before Showtime: Book Excerpt

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Out Now: Richie Furay ’50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour’ Live CD/DVD

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Artificial Intelligence Creates New Nirvana Song ‘Drowned in the Sun’


Grammy-Winning Artist Litigates Against YouTube to Disclose Information About Repeat Copyright Infringers


Kiss, Alice Cooper Prop-Maker Cleve Hall Dead at 61



World Premier: Watch Long-Lost Film of John Lennon in New ‘Look at Me’ Video


Journey Reach ‘Amicable Settlement’ With Ross Valory and Steve Smith

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Merry Clayton on Her Hard-Won Comeback and How Faith Saved Her Life



Apple Leads $50 Million Investment In Steve Stoute’s UnitedMasters — “The Power In the Music Industry Has Shifted Back Into the Hands of the Artist”

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A Penny For Your Thoughts? Spotify Refuses to Offer Penny-a-Stream Royalty Payments to Artists


Study Suggests Music Recommendation Algorithms Suck for Fans of Non-Mainstream Music

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Anne Douglas Dies: Kirk Douglas’ Widow & Longtime Philanthropist Was 102

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World Premier: David Gilmour Accompanies 1960s Peter Green Vocals On Updated “Need Your Love So Bad”


The Human Face of the Consolidation of the Music Industry: Downtown Music Starts Laying Off Employees After Selling 145,000 Song Catalog

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Steve Perry Says Goodbye To One of His Biggest Influences


Flashback: TwinstheNewTrend Discover John Lennon's 'Imagine'


SBA Flooded With More Than 17,000 Venue Relief Applications

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World Premier: Listen To The Unreleased Song By Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ‘Ivory Tower’


Ace Frehley: 'I Dropped 25 Pounds Since The Last Time I've Been On Stage'

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Muso.AI Partners With Music Story to Dramatically Overhaul Streaming Metadata and Crediting

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Delbert McClinton, Texas Roots Musician, Announces Retirement


Kiss to Release ‘Off the Soundboard: Tokyo 2001′ Live Album

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Alice Cooper Urges Everyone To Get COVID-19 Vaccine, Says He Was 'Knocked Out' For Three Weeks After Contracting Virus

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Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ Sheet Music ‘Horribly Wrong’ for Years

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Flashback: TwinstheNewTrend Discover Queen's 'Killer Queen'

What Does a Live Gig NFT Mean for the Music Industry? Viberate Is First to Test the Concept

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'Sabbath: The Dio Years': See New Trailer For Photo Book Covering Ronnie James Dio Era of Black Sabbath

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Meat Loaf Pays Tribute to Longtime Collaborator Jim Steinman

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Dream Theater Keyboardist's Advice To Aspiring Musicians: Don't Rely On Music As Your Main Source Of Income

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Jim Steinman, Rock Legend Behind Hits for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler & More, Dies at 73



Ted Nugent Says He ‘Officially Tested Positive for COVID-19’



Rob Zombie Is Rebooting ‘The Munsters,’ Rumored To Be a Peacock Exclusive

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When Alice Cooper Pointed a Loaded Gun at Elvis Presley

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2021 ACM Awards Performances: Full List

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CBS’ ACM Awards Hit All-Time Lows But Still Top Sunday Ratings


Felix Silla Dies: Cousin Itt On TV’s ‘The ‘Addams Family’ Was 84

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Brothers Osborne Will Launch the ‘We’re Not For Everyone Tour’ This Summer

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover Earth, Wind and Fire’s ‘Reason’


New David Bowie Album ‘The Width Of A Circle’ To Feature Unreleased Recordings From 1970 [Watch]

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Reba McEntire Postpones 2021 Arena Tour

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World Premier: John Lennon Rehearses ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in Unearthed Video


Black Keys Announce Blues Covers Album ‘Delta Kream’



AEG Hosting Summer Concerts in Wyoming With Fewer Pandemic Restrictions


Ted Nugent Questions Why There Weren’t Any Lockdowns for COVIDs 1-18

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Boomer’s Will Want To Hear This World Premier: Dumpstaphunk Releases ‘Do You,’ New Album Out Next Friday


Arclight Cinemas And Pacific Theatres Won’t Be Reopening; Parent Company Decurion Hands Keys Back To Landlords


Did Prince Philip Save the James Bond Franchise?



One of Eddie Van Halen’s Frankenstrats Sold At Auction for $50,000
Van Halen gifted the Frankenstrat to Mountain's Leslie West in the mid-80s

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Ed Asner & Navah Paskowitz-Asner on Charitable Giving and the Efforts of The Ed Asner Family Center

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World Premier: Jethro Tull Releases New Video For 50th Anniversary Of ‘Aqualung’


Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals Announce Summer 2021 Dates


Billboard Bulletin: Inside Major Labels’ NFT Strategy; Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications Now Open


James Hampton, ‘F Troop,’ ‘Longest Yard’ and ‘Teen Wolf’ Actor, Dies at 84



Howard Weitzman Dies: Heavyweight Lawyer Repped Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, CAA, Marlon Brando & More

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Bruce Kulick Announces ‘Live in Las Vegas’ Livestream Performance



Sounds Sphere, an Upscale Beat Library for Artists & Songwriters, Aims To Help Make Creating Professional Songs a Lot Easier


Guns N’ Roses Reschedule European Tour Dates to 2022

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David Lee Roth Is Up To Something But Not Sure What


Nashville’s Exit/In Is Up For Sale As It Hits 50th Anniversary Milestone

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Reschedules ‘Wheels Of Soul’ Tour For 2022, Teases Socially Distant 2021 Shows

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Alice Cooper Says He Would Like To Be Foo Fighters Frontman

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Andrew Yang Proposes Public-Private Broadway Ticket Rescue Plan & Pilot Program For Streaming Theater Productions


Morris ‘B.B.’ Dickerson, War Bassist and Co-Founder, Dies at 71

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Peter Frampton Talks About His Progressive Muscle Disorder

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Elon Musk Acquires David Bowie Songwriting Catalog Using Bitcoin, Plots “Live On Mars?” Hologram Concert

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Drummer Karl Himmel on His Years With Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, and J.J. Cale - He grew up in Louisiana with Dr. John and went on to play with the Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, George Jones, Brenda Lee, Leon Russell, and many other greats

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Paul Simon Sells Song Catalog, Joining Trend of Older Songwriters
The sale is the latest in a string of catalog deals that includes the music of Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Neil Young and Carole Bayer Sager in the past year

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The 2021 Grammys Were a Ratings Disaster — Now, the 2022 Awards Are Happening on a Monday Night

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