Dan Rys is the news director at Billboard, who has written for Rolling Stone, Vice and the Village Voice, and most recently worked as the senior editor of XXL Magazine. He probably likes funk music more than you do.
Beginning today (Sept. 20), Spotify will begin allowing a select group of independent artists the ability to upload their music directly onto the streaming platform through their Spotify For Artists account.
When the controversial rapper was shot and killed at the age of 20 in June, he left behind a vault of music he had been recording that will form the basis for future releases, beginning with his first posthumous album, scheduled for October on EMPIRE.
With the news today (Sept. 14) that Jon Platt would be exiting Warner/Chappell Music Publishing before the end of the year, Warner Music Group CEO Stephen Cooper issued a statement thanking Platt for his work during his tenure at the company and recognizing his accomplishments.