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IS MOMENTUM BUILDING FOR MUSICAL RESPONSE TO GUN VIOLENCE?

The new track from Interscope's Lana Del Rey, "Looking for America," may be the tip of the iceberg as artists process the impact of multiple mass shootings across the U.S. Proceeds from the gossamer single (co-crafted with writer/producer Jack Antonoff) will go to charities benefiting victims of the recent attacks in Gilroy, Calif., El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. The track just entered the top 20 at iTunes

It's clear that a great many artists are feeling angry and traumatized and want to respond; as we reported previously, momentum may be building for some kind of big concert to galvanize support for gun regulation and political change. Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons and Kacey Musgraves have so far been among the most outspoken artists in the wake of this wave of violence. Who else might get involved?

In June, Madonna dropped the disturbing video for "God Control," which may be too upsetting for some viewers but is an impassioned plea for gun control and gun safety.

NEAR TRUTHS: BLOWING THE WHISTLE
Pissing outside the tent. (2/14a)
BILLIE RELEASES HAUNTING, ETHEREAL BOND THEME
The siblings strike again. (2/14a)
HITS LIST:
SURPRISE, SURPRISE
We, too, are thinking of going public. (2/14a)
NATION BUILDER
JAY BROWN
Takin' care of business. (2/14a)
STEVENSON'S
NEXT MOVE
Nice run. (2/14a)
DON'T TALK TO THE PRESS
Also, don't leak the memo about not talking to the press to the press. Please.
GRAMMY VOTING
How the sausage is made.
BIEBER'S BIG BOW
Changes changes the conversation.
PRIMARIES
So hard to decide...
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