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Tommy Morgan, Harmonica Soloist for ‘Dances With Wolves,’ ‘Roots’ and Hundreds More Film and TV Scores, Dies at 89

Tommy Morgan, a harmonica soloist who contributed to hundreds of movie and TV shows including “Roots” and “Dances With Wolves,” died June 23.

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Britney Spears’ Attorney Claims Tri Star Helped Create Conservatorship, Received $18 Million From Pop Star’s Estate

Despite denying any involvement with Britney Spears’ conservatorship, the pop star’s former business manager Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group

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Adele Dazzles at Homecoming Concert in Hyde Park: ‘London, I Love You So Much’

First things first: Adele showed up. And in many ways, that was the biggest hurdle Adele had to clear on her way to triumphing at the first of two sho

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Day N Vegas, Travis Scott’s First Festival Since Astroworld, Canceled

Day N Vegas — which was scheduled to feature Travis Scott’s first festival appearance since the Astroworld disaster in which four people died duri

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Copyright Royalty Board Confirms Streaming Royalty Raise for Publishers and Songwriters

In a big win for the publishing and songwriting community, the Copyright Royalty Board reaffirmed the 15.1% headline rate increase in royalties paid b

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‘Elvis’ Editors on Why the King’s Performance of ‘Unchained Melody’ Almost Didn’t Make the Film

Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” movie continues to sway audiences over. Austin Butler’s performance of the King is so captivating that many are unable

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Cardi B Drops Hot New Single With Lil Durk and Kanye West, Who Name-Drops His Kids, Virgil Abloh and God

Cardi B may not have released a ton of music in the past couple of years, but when she has, she’s made them count: Following “WAP,” her 2020 sma

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‘Stranger Things 4’ Unveils Complete Soundtrack, Including Extended Remix of Journey’s ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’ With Steve Perry

As evidenced by the meteoric resurgence of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” after its appearance on “Stranger Things 4,” the show’s soun

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Bret Michaels Confirms Hospitalization Due to ‘Unforeseen Medical Complication’

Poison frontman Bret Michaels has confirmed the hospitalization that caused the band to pull out of a concert in Nashville on Thursday. “To the incr

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Producers and Survivor Lisa Van Allen on 30-Year Sentencing: ‘This Is Just the Beginning’ (EXCLUSIVE)

This week, R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison. The singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was convicted of racketeering and eigh

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John Mayer Signs With CAA in All Areas

John Mayer — singer-songwriter, virtuoso guitarist, solo artist, member of Dead & Co and definitely the funniest speaker at Variety’s Hitmakers ev

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Music Industry Moves: Ciara Inks Deal With Republic and Uptown, Irv Gotti Sells Murder Inc. Stake to Iconoclast for $100 Million

Ciara has signed to Republic Records and Uptown Records through her own label imprint, Beauty Marks Entertainment. Under the partnership, Ciara will b

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Mark L. Perthel, Ambassador Theatre Group North American VP, Dies at 62

Mark L. Perthel, vice president of Ambassador Theatre Group’s North American music division, died on June 24 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Ce

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LaKeith Stanfield’s Apple Series ‘The Changeling’ Casts Future Islands Frontman Samuel T. Herring

The upcoming Apple series “The Changeling” has added Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring to the cast, Variety has learned. The role will ma

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Brit Beat: Taylor Swift for Next Year’s Glastonbury Festival?

The U.K.’s biggest festival, Glastonbury, made a glorious return this month. As well as 200,000 fans in the field, the festival scored record-breaki

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Beyoncé Shares ‘Renaissance’ Album Cover Art and Statement: ‘I Hope You Find Joy in This Music’

Beyoncé has shared the cover artwork for her new album “Renaissance,” due July 29. The image sees her posing regally atop the silhouette of a lum

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Fight Breaks Out in VIP Section of Eagles Concert During ‘Take It Easy’

Photos and videos have emerged of a massive brawl breaking out in the VIP section of the British Summertime festival in London’s Hyde Park on June 2

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The 20 Best Albums of 2022 (So Far)

It’s almost easier to define the first half of 2022, musically, by what we haven’t had yet as by what we have. There’s been no big-diva-energy c

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The Weeknd Unveils Opening Acts for Stadium Tour, Team Reveals Details About ‘Conceptual’ Show (EXCLUSIVE)

The Weeknd’s opening acts for his global stadium tour, which launches in his hometown of Toronto next Friday, will be R&B singer Snoh Aalegra, Canad

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Frank Zappa’s Recordings, Song Catalog and More Acquired by Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group has announced an agreement with Frank Zappa’s family to acquire the legendary musician’s recordings, publishing catalog, fil

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