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Ms. Lauryn Hill & Nas Announce North American Tour Dates

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Special Guests Include Hannibal Buress and Chronixx On Various Stops

Tickets On Sale June 2 at LiveNation.com

Exclusive TIDAL Member Presale on June 1

GRAMMY Award-winning powerhouse Ms. lauryn hill and anthemic rap superstar Nas are ready to rule the world on their co-headlining tour. Produced by Live Nation, the incomparable music experience will lift off September 7 in Chicago, IL and feature special guests, comedian Hannibal Buress and reggae artist Chronixx, on various tour stops.Multi-platinum artist Ms. lauryn hill rose to prominence as the lone female member of The Fugees, one of the biggest selling R&B acts around the world. Her solo career soared when The Miseducation of lauryn hill was released nearly twenty years ago, earning her five GRAMMY® Awards and leaving a beautifully indelible mark in music history. Nas has become a global phenomenon in his own right with eight platinum and multi-platinum albums under his belt, along with a staggering 13 GRAMMY® nominations. Together on their newly announced tour, they will visit 17 cites across the United States and Canada.Citi® is the official pre-sale credit card of the tour featuring Ms. lauryn hill and Nas. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, June 1 at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.Continuing its commitment to bring fans closer to their favorite artists, TIDAL members will have access to a special pre-sale beginning on Thursday, June 1st 2017 at 10 a.m. Members can find details for purchasing tickets at TIDAL.com/MLHNasTour.Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. local time. Exclusive VIP packages and additional ticket information can be found at livenation.com.MS. LAURYN HILL & NAS TOUR9/7/17 ^Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 9/8/17 ^Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill 9/10/17 ^Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage 9/12/17 ^Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 9/14/17 +Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion 9/15/17 9/20/17 +Bristow, VA ^Raleigh, NC Jiffy Lube Live Red Hat Amphitheater 9/22/17 +Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheater 9/23/17 9/27/17 ^Jacksonville, FL ^Houston, TX Daily's Place Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land 9/28/17 ^Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory* 9/30/17 10/3/17 ^Austin, TX +San Diego, CA Austin360 Amphitheater Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU 10/5/17 ^Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl 10/7/17 +Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/10/17 +Seattle, WA WaMu Theater 10/11/17 ^Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum ^with Chronixx +with Hannibal Buress and Chronixx *on sale Friday, June 2 at 12 p.m. local times
Canadian Royalties Just Got a Bit Better

Canadian Royalties Just Got a Bit Better

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Radio Facts: musicroyaltycanadaCanadian music labels (businesses that range in size from major labels to artist-owned imprints) this week began receiving an additional $2 million in accelerated and additional royalty distributions through an efficiency and data improvement project by CONNECT Music Licensing and Re:Sound Music Licensing, while other rights holders in Canada will enjoy benefits from a spin-off effect."In an environment of reduced sales of music and scrutiny of every single penny of potential earnings, we are thrilled that this project has increased the royalties for our rights holders by millions of dollars," says Graham Henderson, President of CONNECT Music Licensing. "We strive for efficiency, transparency and innovation, and together with our partner, Re:Sound, are proudly leading efforts to increase the efficiency of collective licensing in Canada and put more money directly in the pockets of rights holders."The improved efficiencies reflect a 28% decrease in administration costs, or $1.2 million annually, which will be paid out in additional royalties to the 2,700 members of CONNECT. This is the result of a June 16, 2016, announcement that rights holders represented by CONNECT would start receiving their neighbouring rights and private copying royalties directly from Re:Sound, the not-for-profit organisation mandated under the Copyright Act to collect these royalty streams. The move also accelerates royalty distributions.In addition, a significant investment in new technology by CONNECT, significant improvements to data streams from CONNECT's member labels, and work by CONNECT and Re:Sound to exhaustively analyze and synchronize each organization's data in order to create a single repertoire database, have resulted in added royalties for CONNECT members as well as other rights holders in Canada. Specifically, these measures have freed up an additional $1 million in royalties for labels. CONNECT's members have already begun to see the benefits in royalty payments issued this week. As a spin-off benefit, another $1 million in royalties are available for distribution to performers signed up through Re:Sound's member organisations ACTRA, MROC and ARTISTI. These gains extend to rights holders in every province."The increased royalties are particularly notable as they result from our drive to improve royalty collection in line with international best practices, as opposed to adding revenues from a new music service or higher tariff award from the Copyright Board," Henderson remarks. "Organizations like CONNECT and Re:Sound exist only to serve rights holders, and today we have delivered on that promise."The improved metadata and transparency at the heart of these measures will provide ongoing benefits to all record labels and performers, and will help to bring Canada into line with industry best practices.
Robin Thicke Launches Pre-Order Of Upcoming New Album Blurred Lines On iTunes

Robin Thicke Launches Pre-Order Of Upcoming New Album Blurred Lines On iTunes

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Radio Facts: Radio Facts: After performing the title track, "Blurred Lines" on last night's BET Awards alongside Pharrell and T.I, Robin Thicke dropped the...

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