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Why T-Pain Says He Rejected A $900K Signing Bonus From Interscope Records At Age 18

When T-Pain entered the music industry, he came out swinging.

Jul 28, 2023

Akon's Ex-Business Partner Says The Singer Allegedly Still Owes Him $4M

Akon and his former business partner are making headlines, but not for good reason. According to PageSix, the R&B singer is being accused of refusing to pay his end of a contract agreement with Devyne Stephens, the music executive who helped to launch his career and has worked with the likes of Destiny’s Child, Jay-Z, Pink, TLC, and Usher. He claims that he is owed $750,000 and nearly $3 million in royalties. The original 2018 agreement confirms that Akon agreed to pay Stephens $3.25 million over the span of four years. However, the updated suit alleges that he hasn’t paid the final $750,000 installment.

Jan 20, 2022

Lanre Gaba Promoted To Co-President Of Black Music At Atlantic Records

Lanre Gaba has climbed her way to the top. After serving in roles such as A&R Administration, Head of Urban A&R Operations, and General Manager of Urban A&R, Lanre Gaba can celebrate a new title. Variety reports Lanre Gaba has been promoted to co-president of Black music for Atlantic Records , just in time for her 20th anniversary with the company. Lanre Gaba will now work beside her colleague and co-president Mike Kyser and report directly to chairman-CEO Craig Kallman and chairman-COO Julie Greenwald. “Lanre’s growth over the past two decades has been a wonderful thing to witness,” said Kallman and Greenwald, according to Variety. “She’s evolved into one of the most admired and accomplished execs in our business, driven by a real fan’s passion, deep knowledge and relentless work ethic. Our artists and our team love her for her devotion, creativity, and experience. The combination of Lanre and Kyser will make a brilliant leadership duo for our Black Music department, as we continue...

Jan 19, 2022