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French Montana Responds to ‘Squid Game’ Meme About His Music

French Montana

French Montana is getting in on a viral meme about his music.

Inspired by the popular Netflix series “Squid Game,” the meme challenged participants to name five songs by the rapper that didn’t include features, making light of the fact that many of French’s biggest hits are collaborations.

“For the next game, you need to name FIVE French Montana songs without features,” read the tweet.

Twitter weighed in with jokes at French’s expense before French himself responded by naming 14 of his own solo songs including “Ain’t Worried About Nothin,” “Don’t Panic,” “Famous,” “Shot Caller,” “What It Look Like,” and

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Fashion, music at its best at Heineken Design Fashion Africa Showcase 2021

Top designers in the country and other parts of Africa came together to showcase different creative African fashion, towing the line of this year’s theme ‘Creative Cultures’.

Yomi Casual, Zikora, Jurio Lutti, Niposkin, Skentele by Etti, Studio Trybe, Meklit.me, Lulla Studio, Femi Toys, among others all showcased different fashion wears for men and women.

The Theme, ‘Creative Cultures’ responds to the growing need to blend the African Fashion and creative industries with global brands and partnerships, such as Heineken amongst others.

Fashion lovers were thrilled by the display of style on the runway, music lovers also have a great time

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Music theory basics: notes, intervals, scales and chords explained

There can be little doubt that understanding how music works can help you to make better music; or, at the very least, make things easier when you’re at the composing stage of your project.

Here, we take things right back to basics by explaining what notes, intervals, scales and chords are, and how they’re all related.

1. Notes

The raw material of music, notes are the building blocks from which all chords and melodies are created.

Each note has a duration and a pitch. In the piano roll, the length of each note event in the display directly relates to

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Meek Mill Claims He Hasn’t Been Paid for His Music

It looks like Meek Mill is fed up with his record label.

On Monday (Oct. 25), the Philadelphia rapper jumped on his Twitter account and revealed that he hasn’t been paid for his music. Meek also threatened to make the details of his record deal public to expose the alleged shady practices.

“I haven’t get [sic] paid from music and i don’t know how much money labels make off me!!!!! i need lawyers asap!!!” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet.

“Ask the record label? how much have you spent on me as a artist? then you ask how much have

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Luther Vandross Estate Strikes $40 Million Deal With Primary Wave Music (EXCLUSIVE)

The estate of legendary R&B singer Luther Vandross has struck a wide-ranging partnership with Primary Wave Music that sees the company acquiring a stake in the late artist’s publishing, master recording income stream, and name and likeness rights. The company will continue a long-term partnership with the estate to manage all assets.

Sources tell Variety the deal is in the $40 million range.

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Like so many other classic soul singers, Vandross launched his career playing “Amateur Night” at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem while he was in high school. He began working as a background singer

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Another big crypto deal in music, as Opulous inks NFT partnership with Japanese giant LINE

The music industry is getting cozier and cozier with the crypto world.

There have been plenty of headlines around NFTs in 2021, of course – with artists selling Non-Fungible Tokens for millions of dollars. There’s also been other major stories, like UnitedMasters’ recent deal with Coinbase, allowing indie artists to get paid in cryptocurrency.

One of the earliest movers in this space was Opulous, which specializes in tokenized music assets, particularly NFTs that offer buyers a share of a song / recording’s future royalty earnings.

After launching back in February via the co-founder of distribution and services platform, Ditto

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Apple Music vs. Spotify: Comparing the top music streaming services

Apple Music and Spotify are the two biggest names in music streaming. They have the same monthly subscription fee ($10, £10 or AU$12) so it can be tricky to know which one best suits your needs. Do you want lossless and spatial audio support? Apple Music is the one. Love podcasts and want a smart music player for your car? Spotify is your jam.

Part of the choice also comes down to how you listen. If you’re enjoying music at home smart speaker support is key, but music discovery and stream quality can be as important (if not more)

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Discord starts testing YouTube integration weeks after Google shuts down music bots

Discord is starting to test YouTube integration, just weeks after Google-owned YouTube forced two popular Discord music bots offline. YouTube integration has started appearing in a small number of Discord servers today as part of what appears to be a new test of a collaboration between Discord and YouTube.

The feature is called Watch Together, and as the name implies, it allows Discord members to watch YouTube videos together. A test of a similar Discord feature started 10 months ago before disappearing and resurfacing as Watch Together today, and we understand the company has re-prioritized this particular feature due to

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25 Artists Shaping the Future of Music

Moving intuitively through jazz, psychedelia, R&B, experimental pop, and musique concrète, Brooklyn’s L’Rain makes the journey the destination.

Even upon arrival, L’Rain seemed bound for an endlessly malleable future. Classically trained in piano and cello, the artist born Taja Cheek taught herself bass to play in rock bands, studied music at Yale but was drawn more to college radio, and now works as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 outpost, where she’s booked underappreciated acts like New Age trailblazer Beverly Glenn-Copeland. Her 2017 debut album—also titled L’Rain, an homage to her late mother Lorraine—grappled with grief

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