China to Ban “Illegal” Karaoke Songs

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has announced that karaoke songs with “illegal content” would be prohibited starting October 1, 2021.  Songs that jeopardize national unity, sovereignty, or territorial integrity are included in this category. Those who contribute content to …

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Tokyo Olympics Composer Resigns Over Past Bullying of Disabled Classmates

Japanese composer Keigo Oyamada has resigned on Monday as a composer for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after admitting to bullying children with disabilities during his childhood. “I sincerely accept the opinions and advice I have received, …

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California Judge Denies Britney Spears Motion to Remove ‘Conservator’ Father

A California judge has denied a request by Britney Spears to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as legal conservator of her affairs, a role he has had since 2008. In more than 20 minutes of testimony to the court delivered …

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German Police Must Pay for Using Jerusalema Song in Viral Video Says Warner Music

German state officials are forced to pay out licensing fees to Warner Music after participating in a viral music challenge that involved the popular song Jerusalema by South African DJ, Master KG.  The viral dance challenge involved staff at businesses, …

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