The Roundup: February 4

The Roundup: February 4

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More performers for the 58th Grammys were announced this morning. Justin Bieber and Jack Ü (Diplo and Skrillex) were confirmed this morning, joining Adele, the Weeknd, the “Hamilton” cast, Ellie Goulding, and Lionel Richie. Also, in case you missed the announcement earlier this week, Lady Gaga, will be performing a tribute in honor of the late David Bowie. Don’t miss out this February 15 at 8e/5p on CBS. (Via Pitchfork)

Last night Kanye tweeted an unauthorized cover of Rolling Stone, shot by Tyler the Creator, with the caption “Does He Like Mustard?”. Unfortunately, the world may never know. Rolling Stone quickly tweeted that this was, in fact, not the cover of the issue. Later Kanye continued his Twitter spree when hosting a poll on whether this should be the cover or not with the hashtag #trollingstone.

Since streaming sites have become popular in the last few years, there has been an ongoing battle of whether or not artists should be paid. Warner Music Group, whose artists include Madonna, Coldplay, and Ed Sheeran, has vowed to pay its artists for streaming, with a catch: the artists will get paid only if the company sells its stakes in Spotify. Warner owns between 2% and 3%, which equals about $200 million. The company has promised their artists a sum of the cash profits. (via Music Business Worldwide)

Since its first announcement, we’ve been dying to see footage of the Friends “reunion” in honor of TV director James Burrow. The first clip includes the entire cast minus Matthew Perry, and is finally here! Take a look and tune in on Feb. 21st to catch the cast of “Friends,” “Cheers,” “Frasier,” “Will and Grace,” and more in honor of Burrow. (via CNN)

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