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Eilish singing ‘When The Party’s Is Over’ at the award show is a bit paradoxical, because the party is not over for the 18 year old. It’s just beginning.  The pop singer cleaned up at the Grammys winning all four major categories. It was a big night for Billie, but it wasn’t a typical night.  Kobe Bryant’s tragic death and the allegations against the Recording Academy put a damper on music’s biggest night. No doubt, a strange disheartened vibe filled the room and instead of focusing on the winners, there was distraction and confusion. It was shocking that Lewis Capaldi and his massive crossover hit “Someone You Loved’ didn’t walk with a major nod, but in the big scheme of things, it doesn’t really matter. With Kobe Bryant passing hours before the Grammys, it made people remember that life is precious and a gift and shouldn’t be taken for granted.

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Accepting his award as the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons, Sean “Diddy” Combs went on to slam the Recording Academy at the annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala. He said that hip-hop and black music have “never been respected by the Grammys”

In attendance were Jay-Z, Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Cardi B, Lana Del Rey, Ozzy Osbourne,  and John Legend.

Diddy’s acceptance speech ran 50-minutes + which saw him reminisce about his life and career and the people he worked with.

“There’s something that I need to say to the Grammys — and I say this with love,” he said. “Every year y’all be killing us. I’m speaking for all the artists and executives: in the great words of Erykah Badu, “We are artists and we are sensitive about our sh–.” For most of us, this is all we’ve got. This is our only hope. Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys. Black music has never been respected by the Grammys.”

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LA-based singer and songwriter Brooke Daye drops the new track Daily.  The Joe Pepe produced track is not just a beat and a topline. Give it a few listens, it’s more than that, and tells a story of a broken relationship.  Moreover, Brooke signed a pub deal with Concord Music Group after 10 months after moving to Los Angeles. This past year, she wrote and was featured on ‘Same Page’ by Vincent and Yetep, which clocked over 4.1 million Spotify streams.

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Def Jam and Scooter Braun co-hosted a Justin Bieber album preview event at L.A.’s The Village. Making sure there were no distractions and leaks – attendees gave up their phones at the door. Party goers included Shawn Mendes as well as employees at Def Jam and Scooters’ SB Projects team. Bieber got emotional telling attendees “I don’t even think I should be alive never mind thrive”. Bieber thanked his manager Scooter. “You walked with me through a lot of sh-t”. Biebers said he was unsure who to turn to or who to trust during difficult times.

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Do you know when you hear the song and you think it could have universal mass appeal? This is the track that hit me – Next Year by Running Lights. If this band doesn’t make the song a smash, then somebody else needs to have a go. But I think the band is up for the job because I’m not sure another artist can deliver the track like guitarist/singer Mike Squillante. The band is made up 3 brothers. They’ve performed roles as touring musicians with artists like Melanie Martinez and Gnash. In 2018 they signed a deal with LA-based IDAP Music, home to William Wiik Larsen (Nico and Vinz, Kygo , Florida Georgia Line ). Check out the track on our Indie Invaders Playlist.

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