Category: Music

Police say man posing as music producer lured teen on Snapchat for sex

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 48-year-old man is accused of posing as a music producer to lure a teenage girl into a sexual relationship.

Oliver Duckworth is facing charges after police say he had an ongoing sexual relationship with a girl who was just 16 years old. She says she met the man on social media.

No one answered the door Tuesday at the South Memphis home off Humber where the crime allegedly happened.

Duckworth told a teenage girl he recorded music. She says she met him on the social media app Snapchat, where he claimed to be music producer. 

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Brooke Eden Shares What It Took To Come Out In Country Music: ‘It’s A Lot Harder’

Brooke Eden has spent the first half of 2021 reintroducing herself after a more than four-year hiatus.

The Nashville singer-songwriter reemerged in the spotlight in February with a breezy, country-pop anthem, “No Shade,” her first new song since the 2016 EP “Welcome to the Weekend.” Two additional singles, “Sunroof” and “Got No Choice,” soon followed.

Eden’s co-star in the accompanying music videos is fiancée Hilary Hoover. She and Hoover have been together for five years, and she publicly confirmed the relationship with an Instagram post in January. Taken as a trilogy, the new

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H.E.R., Beyonce, Springsteen, Dolly, Sara Bareilles Vie for Emmy Nods

More than a dozen of music’s biggest stars, from Beyoncé to H.E.R., would love an Emmy to add to their award shelves.

A Variety review of the 535 entries throughout the Television Academy’s seven music categories reveals a surprising number of A-list singers, songwriters and music directors apparently eager for TV’s top honor. Among them:

  • H.E.R. (with Josiah Bassey) is entered for original song for “Hold Us Together” from the Disney Plus movie “Safety.” She won the Oscar earlier this year and already has four Grammys, so an Emmy win would put her three-fourths of the way to a fabled
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Tyler the Creator Drops ‘Wus Ya Name’ Video: WATCH

If there’s one thing Tyler, the Creator is about, it’s bread. The Cali rapper’s new music video “Wus Ya Name” sees him pulling up to a French patisserie, “for this brioche my boy told me about,” and ending up in love. Solo directed under his Golf Haley moniker, he hops out of a car and into a flower boy’s paradise: garden seating filled with Black and brown people riding bikes, playing games, enjoying their day. He raps and sings the entire flirty track, stylized as “WUSYANAME,” while following a highlight-glazed beauty down the lawn. The camera pans to reveal she’s

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‘Black Music Is the Blueprint, Yet We’re Consistently Erased From Our Own Culture’ (Guest Column)

This guest column was written by Tiffany Red, a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who has co-written hits for Jennifer Hudson, NCT, Jason Derulo, Zendaya and many others. She is also founder of the 100 Percenters, an organization that lobbies for more equitable pay for singers, songwriters, producers, and engineers.

Dear Music Industry:

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Sometimes I wonder where Black artists would be if the system was made for us too. I look at Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber album roll-outs and envision those seven-figure marketing budgets being the norm for Black artists. I daydream about a Black boy group

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Denis Handlin Departs Sony Music After 51 Years

The bombshell news dropped Monday morning (June 21) Australia time, closely following another report published in the national press that explores claims of inappropriate behavior at the music major’s subsidiary.

As previously reported, The Sydney Morning Herald has detailed allegations of discrimination, bullying and harassment within Sony Music Australia. Earlier in the year, the music giant terminated a veteran executive after a probe found he had engaged in misconduct with staff, details of which were documented by the SMH.

As reported on the weekend in a fresh article, Sony Music has engaged an Australia-based external counsel to handle ongoing

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