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Music Publisher Primary Wave Now Owns The Largest Percentage Share Of Prince's Estate

Music Publisher Primary Wave Now Owns The Largest Percentage Share Of Prince's Estate

09 Aug 2021 @ 4AM PDT

When Prince died, he didn't leave behind a will. And now, a music publishing company is acquiring the rights to his music from his siblings.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Sell Music Catalog For $140 Million

Red Hot Chili Peppers Sell Music Catalog For $140 Million

05 May 2021 @ 4AM PDT

In 1989, the Red Hot Chili Peppers famously sang "Give It Away Now." It's a catchy tune and one that came to mind when news broke that the Chili Peppers were joining the trend of selling their song catalog.

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Nas Will Make $100+ Million On Wednesday's Coinbase IPO

Nas Will Make $100+ Million On Wednesday's Coinbase IPO

13 Apr 2021 @ 4PM PDT

Coinbase goes public on Wednesday with one of the most-anticipated IPOs of all time. And with the listing, rapper/tech investor Nas is in line to make over $100 million.

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Square (Jack Dorsey's OTHER Company) Is Buying Tidal From Jay-Z For $300 Million

Square (Jack Dorsey's OTHER Company) Is Buying Tidal From Jay-Z For $300 Million

04 Mar 2021 @ 11AM PST

Jack Dorsey is probably best-known for being the CEO of Twitter, but the majority of his fortune comes from his OTHER company, Square…. a company that just bought Tidal for $300 million.

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How The Guy Who Wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca" Ended Up Owning Sisqó's "Thong Song" Royalties

How The Guy Who Wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca" Ended Up Owning Sisqó's "Thong Song" Royalties

04 Mar 2021 @ 4AM PST

"Thong Song" was a global smash hit for Sisqó in 2000. Two decades later, it's still streamed millions upon millions of times every year. Unfortunately the royalties generated by those streams do not go to Sisqó….

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Actually, Bob Dylan May Have Sold His Music Catalog For $400 Million – $100 Million More Than We Previously Thought

Actually, Bob Dylan May Have Sold His Music Catalog For $400 Million – $100 Million More Than We Previously Thought

01 Mar 2021 @ 4AM PST

On December 7, 2020, a day that will live in infamy, we reported that Bob Dylan had sold the rights to his music catalog for $300 million. Actually it might have been $400 million OR MORE!

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Bob Dylan Sells Song Catalog To Universal Music For $300 MILLION

Bob Dylan Sells Song Catalog To Universal Music For $300 MILLION

07 Dec 2020 @ 8AM PST

Twenty years ago, music catalogs were being written off as worthless. Bob Dylan just sold his song rights for $300 million. The times they are a-changin.

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Dr. Dre's Ex Wants $2 Million PER MONTH In Temporary Spousal Support – Updated With Expense Breakdown!

Dr. Dre's Ex Wants $2 Million PER MONTH In Temporary Spousal Support – Updated With Expense Breakdown!

06 Sep 2020 @ 4AM PDT

How much would you need to get by if you were divorcing someone really rich?Dr. Dre's soon-to-be ex-wife apparently needs (Dr. Evil voice) two meeeeeeellllllion dollars PER MONTH!

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The 30 Richest Rappers In The World 2020

The 30 Richest Rappers In The World 2020

24 Apr 2020 @ 12PM PDT

Who are the richest rappers in the world? How many rappers are billionaires or close to being a billionaire? Let's find out with this breakdown of the rappers with the highest net worth 2020!

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Seven Musicians That Went Above And Beyond For Their Fans

Seven Musicians That Went Above And Beyond For Their Fans

07 Dec 2019 @ 4AM PST

These seven musicians have gone above and beyond for their fans – and made some pretty spectacular memories along the way.

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15 Years Ago, Jay-Z Made A Shrewd Business Move That Has Earned Him Millions

15 Years Ago, Jay-Z Made A Shrewd Business Move That Has Earned Him Millions

17 Oct 2019 @ 4AM PDT

Learn how Jay-Z made two negotiations more than a decade ago that have paid off for him in huge ways.

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Cardi B Made An Incredible Amount Of Money Last Year

Cardi B Made An Incredible Amount Of Money Last Year

07 Oct 2019 @ 4AM PDT

Cardi B may have been a stripper from the Bronx just a few years ago, but today, she's one of the highest-earning rap stars of the year, with $28 million, a figure she disputes, but she also doesn't indicate if that amount is too high or not high enough.

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The Current Members Of The Offspring And Their Former Bassist Are Battling Over Their Music

The Current Members Of The Offspring And Their Former Bassist Are Battling Over Their Music

19 Sep 2019 @ 4AM PDT

The Offspring are in a legal battle with their former bassist, who claims he was forced out of the band and hasn't been properly compensated. How will this one shake out?

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How Much Was Tupac Worth At The Time Of His Death? – The Tangled Financial Mess Of A Rap Star

How Much Was Tupac Worth At The Time Of His Death? – The Tangled Financial Mess Of A Rap Star

12 Sep 2019 @ 4AM PDT

Tupac Shakur was one of the most successful rappers in the industry at the time of his death. So why were his finances in such bad shape?

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Justin Bieber's Manager Scooter Braun Just Bought Taylor Swift's Former Record Company For $300 Million

Justin Bieber's Manager Scooter Braun Just Bought Taylor Swift's Former Record Company For $300 Million

30 Jun 2019 @ 4PM PDT

Scooter Braun just acquired Big Machine Records for a mouth-watering $300 million. Taylor Swift is PISSED.

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Nas Has Secretly Built A Venture Capital Tech Investment Empire

Nas Has Secretly Built A Venture Capital Tech Investment Empire

25 Jan 2019 @ 4PM UTC
Over the last 20 years Nas has been regarded as one of the greatest rappers on the planet. Over the next 20 years, he might be regarded as one of the best investors on the planet.
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Demi Lovato's $8 Million Hollywood Hills Home In Danger Of Being Destroyed

Demi Lovato's $8 Million Hollywood Hills Home In Danger Of Being Destroyed

04 Feb 2017 @ 12PM UTC
Demi Lovato is definitely going to be mad when she finds out that she can't even live in the $8 million home she purchased back in September.
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Why Dolly Parton Donated $1M To A Tennessee Children's Hospital

Why Dolly Parton Donated $1M To A Tennessee Children's Hospital

16 Nov 2017 @ 12PM UTC
The 71-year-old country superstar recently donated $1 million to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.
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The Simple Reason Why Travis Scott Is The Hottest Name In Hip-Hop Right Now...

The Simple Reason Why Travis Scott Is The Hottest Name In Hip-Hop Right Now...

20 Sep 2015 @ 11AM UTC
Travis Scott's 'Rodeo,' debuted at the top of the Rap Albums charts this week, and joined two artists on an exclusive list in the process.
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How Two Kids Made A Million Dollars Off A Viral Dance Song (Juju on That Beat)

How Two Kids Made A Million Dollars Off A Viral Dance Song (Juju on That Beat)

28 Oct 2016 @ 1PM UTC
Here's the story behind how viral dance sensation "Juju on That Beat" has made a million bucks.
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A Judge Has Ordered Master P To Pay His Ex-Wife A Hefty Sum

A Judge Has Ordered Master P To Pay His Ex-Wife A Hefty Sum

25 May 2016 @ 11AM UTC
Master P is going to have to fork over some money to his ex-wife Sonya Miller – here's why...
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Eminem's Mom Sued Him And This Is Where The Money Went

Eminem's Mom Sued Him And This Is Where The Money Went

31 Aug 2017 @ 11AM UTC
Back in 1999, Debbie Mathers brought a $11 million defamation of character lawsuit against her rapper son Eminem.
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The 10 Musicians With The Costliest Divorces

The 10 Musicians With The Costliest Divorces

29 Dec 2015 @ 12PM UTC
Ouch... If you're planning being a super successful musician, make sure you hit em with a pre-nup!
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Lil Wayne Hints At Signing To Jay Z's Roc Nation Label

Lil Wayne Hints At Signing To Jay Z's Roc Nation Label

21 Apr 2017 @ 11AM UTC
Did Lil Wayne really join Jay Z's Roc Nation team?
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Tyga Is Being Sued By Last Kings Cofounder For $1.6 Million

Tyga Is Being Sued By Last Kings Cofounder For $1.6 Million

19 Jul 2015 @ 5PM UTC
Tyga is being sued for $1.6 million by the cofounder of Last Kings, a clothing brand that Tyga was affiliated with. Why exactly?
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