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June 25, 2024

Will Smith to Debut New Song at BET Awards; Ice Spice, Sexyy Red Among Other Performers

Ahead of the BET Awards on Sunday, organizers revealed the roster of artists confirmed to perform at the ceremony. Perhaps the biggest name of the bunch is Will Smith, who will debut a new original song. Other artists scheduled to perform include GloRillaIce Spice, Latto, Ms. Lauryn Hill & YG MarleyMuni LongSexyy Red, Shaboozey, Tyla, and Victoria Monét.


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Fanatics & Juventus Link Up for the Next Decade

Juventus and Fanatics confirmed Monday an extensive partnership across e-commerce, retail, manufacturing, and licensing that will see the sports memorabilia marketplace manage all facets of the Serie A club’s products worldwide. This deal runs until the conclusion of the 2034-35 season and logistics will operate out of the Fanatics Italy headquarters. Although Fanatics works with over 900 sports organizations across multiple leagues, this agreement with Juventus marks one of the most all-inclusive and ambitious contracts ever reached in sports manufacturing.

Tyler, the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Dodger Stadium

Tyler, the Creator‘s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Nov. 16-17 in Los Angeles. Performers have yet to be revealed, but festivities will return to Dodger Stadium, where they have been for the past 10 years. Last year’s lineup included artists such as Lil Baby, Clipse, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, and more.

TMRW Sports Valued at $500M After Concluding Investment Round

TMRW Sports, co-founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, is valued at roughly $500 million, per Bloomberg, after the company concluded its Series A investment round. When the organization first launched in 2022, TMRW Sports revealed a robust roster of investors, including team owners Arthur Blank, David Blitzer, and Fenway Sports Group. A-list athletes like Stephen Curry, Lewis Hamilton, Alex Morgan, Shohei Ohtani, and Serena Williams, and musicians like Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, and more — including Rich Kleiman and Kevin Durant’s 35V — also invested.

Sony, Warner & UMG File Lawsuits Against AI Music Startups

AI music startups Udio and Suno are being sued by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Records for allegedly using content from artists without permission, according to lawsuits. The RIAA is asking for restitution of as much as $150,000 “per work infringed,” but that could possibly increase to billions of dollars. Back in April, Udio co-founder and CEO David Ding said the company used data that is publicly available and they work “to cast our net as wide as possible so that we can represent all the different traditions of music in our model.”

Prince, Jane Fonda, Fantasia and More Earn Their Star on the Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce unveiled the complete list for the 2025 Hollywood Walk of Fame Class and it includes the likes of the late PrinceNia LongBusta Rhymes, and more. The category of motion pictures includes Jessica Chastain, Bill Duke, Emilio Estevez, Colin Farrell, Jane Fonda, Nia Long, and Lisa Lu while on the TV side, honorees are Fran Drescher, Bill Nye, Sherri Shepherd, Courtney B. Vance, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and more. The recording category will see the additions of Fantasia, Green Day, The Isley Brothers, George Strait, and others.