Archive | August, 2019

NEWS: Rapper A$AP Rocky Convicted of Assault After Stockholm Street Brawl

By Tony Diver, The Telegraph | The rapper A$AP Rocky has been convicted of assaulting a man in Sweden and handed a suspended prison sentence. The US rapper, 30, was…

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NEWS: A$AP Rocky’s family: “I couldn’t sleep”

American rapper A$AP Rocky is expected to learn tomorrow whether Swedish prosecutors will charge him with assault. The rapper has been detained in Sweden for three weeks, along with his…

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NEWS: Women-only Swedish Music Festival Responds to Ruling of Gender Discrimination

By Tyler Jenke | Industry Observer | A Swedish music festival has responded to a ruling by the country’s discrimination ombudsman that found it guilty of violating discrimination laws. Back…

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KUDOS: Metallica, Afghanistan National Institute of Music Named 2018 Polar Music Prize Laureates

KUDOS: Metallica, Afghanistan National Institute of Music Named 2018 Polar Music Prize Laureates

The seminal metal band Metallica and the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and its founder/director Dr. Ahmad Sarmast have been named the Laureates for the 2018 Polar Music Prize,…

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NEWS: Sweden to Hold ‘Man-Free’ Music Festival // Swedish Music Festival Canceled After Spate of Sexual Assault Reports // Sony Music Goes Back to Vinyl Records

NEWS: Sweden to Hold ‘Man-Free’ Music Festival // Swedish Music Festival Canceled After Spate of Sexual Assault Reports // Sony Music Goes Back to Vinyl Records

Swedish comedian Emma Knyckare is organizing a “man-free” music festival in her home country in response to rape and sexual assault claims at festivals. She suggested the idea after reports…

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