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Global Citizen has hired Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters and H.E.R. for a multi-network broadcast that will push the COVID-19 vaccine. Gomez will host the special.

The Concert will be pre-taped at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium before airing and live streaming on Saturday, May 8th on ABC, CBS, Fox, YouTube and iHeartMedia radio stations and the iHeartRadio app. The special will air on those outlets at 8 p.m. ET, except for Fox, where it will air at 11 p.m. ET / PT.

“As a global community, we are in a race against time and the key to coming back together is the vaccine. We need to build vaccine confidence in the U.S. and globally, and encourage people to take the vaccine as quickly as possible,” Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said in a statement. “There is a light at the end of this tunnel, but getting vaccines to everyone, everywhere regardless of who they are or where they are from, is key to ensuring the end of this pandemic around the world. We must all unite to get back on track to eradicating extreme poverty.”

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Taylor Swift is breaking the internets with the remake of her 2008 album Fearless known as the revenge album. If you don’t know the story, Swift is taking revenge on Scooter Braun and the music industry suits who bought her master recordings.

Taylor is angry over the purchase, hence, wants to kill off her early efforts by remaking the same songs with new productions.

Swift plans to remake all her 5 albums that she doesn’t own.

In an interview with People, Taylor explained the process of re-recording the album and went through each track.

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Cait dropped a new song Genius. It’s a well crafted electro pop track with a great vocal, just like her last her previous song I Was Never Here.

A former student at Berklee College of Music and originally from Wisconsin, she now resides in LA. They DYI artist designs her own artwork and films and directs her music videos and online visuals. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.

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The well known rapper DMX has passed due to an unfortunate drug related overdose that caused organ failure.

In a statement to press, X’s family said:

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.”

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The songwriting landscape has changed today. How? Singers are taking credit for songs they didn’t write. Why? So they can look more credible, and more importantly, earning song royalties. Sure this has always happened, but a shift is happening and those days may be coming to end.

You probably haven’t heard of the name Emily Warren Schwartz, but you definitely heard her songs. She’s written with The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Khalid, Sigrid, Melanie Martinez, and Shawn Mendes. She co-wrote the mega hit Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now”.

The in demand songwriter is sick of being extorted and bullied she tells Rolling Stone.

In fact, a songwriters group known The Pact is now demanding artists stop taking credit for hits they didn’t write.

A popular singer was demanding a huge fraction of publishing in exchange for recording a song written by Warren, but that artist didn’t contributed to the writing process.

This led to a call of action via an open letter from members of the songwriting community including Justin Tranter, Victoria Monet, Ross Golan, Tayla Parx, Savan Kotecha, and Amy Allen.

“This body of songwriters will not give publishing or songwriting credit to anyone who did not create or change the lyric or melody or otherwise contribute to the composition without a reasonably equivalent/meaningful exchange for all the writers on the song,” said the letter.

As legendary songwriter Diane Warren once said “How can someone look in the mirror and know they didn’t do something and their name is on it for money for credit, it’s a lie.” Apparently, it’s pretty easy.

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