Diplo has gone on offense after offending those around him for performing a Morgan Wallen song during his Super Bowl after-party DJ set.
The rising country singer Morgan Wallen has been banned & blacklisted in the music industry since he was caught on drunk on camera using the N-word with friends. He apologised, but the fallout continues.
Diplo wrote, “Heartless is a old song of mine thats been in my live set for years.
“Im sorry, I didn’t mean to make anyone mad or offended by playing a song featuring Morgan. It was by no means a Political statement or a message. Jason (Isbell) is doin the right thing, Im also donating my proceeds (sic).”
The former country singer broke the news that she re-recorded her 2008 album Fearless and will release the first single, “Love Story”
Swift said she would re-record the albums after her former music label Big Machine’s sold her masters to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings. Swift has an ongoing beef with Scooter Braun and made it well known through interviews and press releases.
Swift will re-record all six albums hoping the new album will overshadow old ones, hence sticking it to the investors.
“It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the details of a matter we have only read about and we cannot substantiate,” a Jeep spokeswoman said in a statement to the cable network. “But it’s also right that we pause our Big Game commercial until the actual facts can be established. Its message of community and unity is as relevant as ever. As is the message that drinking and driving can never be condoned.”
The commercial aired during the Super Bowl LV and has been viewed by millions on TV and YouTube. The commercial was yanked from YouTube and other online platforms after news broke about Springsteen’s arrest.
The UK indie artist Michael Nelson aka Banners saw his song Someone To You come to life after 3 years. He released the track in 2017 and it did well garnering 60 million Spotify streams with help of Island Records and touring.
The track which was written by Grant Michaels (Sia, SZA) and Sam Hollander (Panic! At the Disco) now clocked over 250 million streams thanks to TikTok and a T-Mobile commercial. The song is shooting up Adult Top 40 Charts..
“I try not to look at my Spotify numbers too much…but every now and then I was just checking it and it was like, ‘This is getting more and more popular every week,'” said Michael. “So I went to the record label…and I was like, ‘Can we find out what’s going on, please?'”
He said “Obviously streams and YouTube and all that stuff is great…but just the idea that you’re making that many people’s days…better…It’s a real privileged position to be in, to be honest with you.”
Michael on TikTok “I’m kind of rubbish at it because everyone else is just more creative than me on that thing. So I feel like if I provided a soundtrack, that I’m kind of happy with that!”
Historically, The Super Bowl was the most watched television broadcast of the year.
The declines for the Super Bowl are in line with the year when games were down about 7 percent year to year.
Neilson delayed reporting the numbers and released an unusual statement.
“Super Bowl numbers are still being processed and verified. “We anticipate that final viewing figures, which will include out of home viewing, will be available to the media tomorrow. We will update the press and the industry accordingly when a final timeline is confirmed.”
The good news? The Weeknd performed during half time and did a helluva of a job.