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YouTube claims ‘mistake’ in pulling music video critical of Biden

YouTube has apologized after causing outrage by removing a music video from singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, better known as Five for Fighting, directly criticizing President Joe Biden and his chaotic exit from Afghanistan. Ondrasik announced his video had been pulled in a statement on Friday, blasting the company for flagging the …

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Warner Music gets David Bowie songbook for $250mn

Warner Chappell has acquired publishing rights to all 26 David Bowie studio albums for about $250 million, sources told the Financial Times, pointing to the growth of rock music songbooks as an unusual but reliable asset class. The lawyer representing Bowie’s family’s interests seemed pleased with the sale, telling the …

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Taliban bans playing music in cars

Afghan drivers were given written recommendations not to play music in their cars and only take women as passengers if they’re wearing a hijab. The Taliban’s Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, which is in charge of implementing Islamic law in the country, confirmed the …

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Ukraine’s soccer team releases EURO 2020 music playlist – players pick just one Ukrainian tune but select THREE songs by Russians

The revelation comes just one day after the country’s Football Association revealed the official football kit for the tournament, featuring a fascist slogan from former Nazi collaborators, angering some Russians. As part of an initiative by UEFA, football’s governing body in Europe, footballers from each participating country have created a …

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Music service Spotify came to Russia

This waited and waited, but no one had hoped, from July 15 most popular music streaming service has become available in Russia. Library Spotify includes more than 50 million music compositions of Russian and foreign artists, and the number of active users is approaching 300 million. The service will be …

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