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Universal Music Launches Def Jam Africa as Its Latest Big Bet on the Continent

Universal Music Group's Def Jam launched Def Jam Africa, a new division based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Lagos, Nigeria, that will focus on "hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa" and report to Universal Music Sub-Saharan Africa & South Africa managing director Sipho Dlamini.

How a Controversial Rap Duo Won Germany’s Top Music Prize

The ECHO awards' choice to award rappers with lyrics about the Holocaust in their songs has less to do with the ideology of the organization that runs the ceremony than the confusing process used to pick the winners.

Mitch Glazier to Take Helm of RIAA, CEO Cary Sherman to Retire in 2018

Major label trade group announces succession as Congress debates copyright reform, Billboard exclusively reports.

Maria Pallante’s Departure From the Copyright Office: What It Means and Why It Matters

Pallante was moved out of her job as U.S. Register of Copyrights by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on Friday.

David Bowie, Businessman: A Deep Dive Into the Musician’s Visionary Dealmaking

His recordings and publishing rights are now worth about $100 million — and likely even more.

MTV VMAs Executive Producer Van Toffler Reveals What Didn’t Go as Planned

Plus: How the boob made it to broadcast and why MTV has had to learn "to expect the unexpected."