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Jason Aldean says owning his records was a priority to him

Nov. 26, 2019 10:27 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Jason Aldean learned the hard lessons about the music business when he first signed a record deal with Capitol Records that ended up never producing any music. Years later, he signed to Broken Bow, a Nashville-based indie label that has gone on to release all nine of...

Plans for a Wu-Tang Clan theme park in Seoul

Nov. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Tucked away in a storefront in downtown Worcester, surrounded by old posters of movies and hip-hop stars that adorn the walls of his office sits the vice president of Wu-Tang Management. What’s the connection between Worcester and the internationally known group Wu-Tang Clan?...

Concert promoters turn away from facial recognition tech

Oct. 29, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Concert promoters in the U.S. are stepping back from plans to scan festivalgoers with facial recognition technology, after musicians and others gave it some serious side-eye. Although it remains entirely possible that music venues will eventually take a second look at the controversial...

Hip-hop's Mally Mall pleads guilty in prostitution case

Oct. 21, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hip-hop music figure Jamal "Mally Mall" Rashid pleaded guilty Monday to operating a prostitution enterprise disguised as escort businesses, federal prosecutors and his defense attorneys said. Rashid, 44, faces prison time of at least one month, and up to 33 months when he is sentenced Jan....