Latest Industry: Russell Simmons, Drake, G-Eazy, Common, iHeartMedia, More…

Latest Industry: Russell Simmons, Drake, G-Eazy, Common, iHeartMedia, More...

Russell Simmons once again accused of rape.

Alexia Norton Jones has accused Russell Simmons of rape.  In a first-person account to Variety, she describes the sexual assault.

Russell Simmons has fought back against the claims.  In a statement to the New York Times, the hip-hop mogul said,


Drake’s Scorpion takes up the top spots on Billboard charts.

Setting a new record, eight songs from Drake’s latest album, Scorpion, have taken the first eight spots on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart.  Drake also holds the nine top spots on the Top 10.  Post Malone previously had the most songs on the Streaming Songs chart with Beerbongs & Bentleys.


Canada denies entry to G-Eazy.

Immigration officials have denied entry to rapper G-Eazy, forcing him to cancel an upcoming performance.  Cowboys Music Festival organizers confirmed the news.  In a statement on social media, organizers wrote,

G-Eazy also issued an apology to fans on Twitter.


Slacker Radio partners with social media influencer platform Heard Well.

LiveXLive Media’s Slacker Radio has partnered with Heard Well to launch Heard Well Radio.  Hosted by social media influencers, the new station spotlights emerging artists and new music curated from the online creator community.


‘Three Lions’ tops UK charts.

Thanks to England’s success in the Fifa World Cup, ‘Three Lions’ by Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds has topped Spotify UK charts.  The track has also landed on the Big Top 40 chart, jumping 32 places to surpass ‘Solo’ by Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato, which previously held the top spot.  Speaking on the song’s surge in popularity, Marvin Humes, a Big Top 40 presenter, said,

England, however, lost earlier today to Croatia.