Taylor Swift Turns Down Offer to Play Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2023

The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2023, and despite rumors, Taylor Swift will not be performing at the Arizona event, TMZ and People report. According to TMZ, Swift was asked to perform on the NFL show, but declined the opportunity so she could continue the process … Read more

FN Meka Backer walks away from project; Rapper claims to be unpaid for work as Meka’s voice

Since digital rapper and TikTok influencer FN Meka was removed from Capitol Records’ roster, more details about the project have come to light. Anthony Martini, who co-founded the Meka support company Factory New with Brandon Le, released a statement today (August 25) announcing that he is leaving Factory New and walking away from the FN … Read more

Capitol Cuts Ties With AI Rapper FN Meka, Apologizes After Criticizing “Gross Stereotypes”

“We have noticed that your company has decided to partner with Factory New in signing the artificially designed ‘rapper’ FN Meka. While we welcome innovation in technology that connects listeners to music and enhances the experience, we find flaws in the lack of awareness of how offensive this caricature is. It is a direct insult … Read more

School Librarian and Counselor Create a Book-Centric Program to Address Student Mental Health

IdaMae Craddock and Ouida Powe started a bibliotherapy initiative to help combat the growing mental health crisis in children and teens. School librarian IdaMae Craddock and school counselor Ouida Powe discuss the strength of their partnership and the bibliotherapy initiative they launched at Community Lab, a public school for 6-12 years in Charlottesville, VA. Ouida … Read more

Winamp, the Vintage MP3 software, is officially back

Winamp, the popular third-party Windows application for playing digital audio (usually from files ripped from CDs or downloaded via peer-to-peer file-sharing networks), is back. Developers posted the latest build of the software (Winamp 5.9 RC1 Build 9999) late last month, four years since the last update. The current build “is the culmination of 4 years … Read more

Bruce Springsteen manager defends ticket prices amid setback

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s highly anticipated 2023 tour has had one major point of contention with its adoring audience: Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing.” Fans with access codes were offered tickets priced between $1,000 and $5,000, which became the subject of backlash on social media. Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau has now released a statement … Read more

Bruce Springsteen manager defends ticket prices amid setback

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s highly anticipated 2023 tour has had one major point of contention with its adoring audience: Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing.” Fans with access codes were offered tickets priced between $1,000 and $5,000, which became the subject of backlash on social media. Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau has now released a statement … Read more