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THE WEEKND
PONIES UP

XO/Republic superstar The Weeknd donated $500k late Monday night ahead of "Blackout Tuesday." Among the organizations receiving funds from the hitmaker: Black Lives Matter Global Network ($200k), Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp ($200k) and National Bail Out ($100k). 

The Weeknd followed up his donation—which he proved by posting receipts—with another post challenging UMG, WMG, SME, Spotify and Apple Music to "go big and go public" with their donations. He added "no one profits off black music more than the labels and streaming services. It would mean the world to me and the community if you could join us."

 

NEAR TRUTHS:
DEVELOPING STORIES
The kids are almighty. (8/3a)
LEADING OFF:
RON’S BIG RUN
Not your father's Columbia (8/3a)
ON THE COVER
Happier days are here again. (8/3a)
AN AUGUST HITS LIST
Look at the guns on these giants. (8/3a)
GRAMMY CHEW: SEEING BIEBER
It's high time for Justice in the Academy. (8/3a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
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