Uganda Imposes Social Media Tax to Stop “Gossip”

Uganda’s parliament has passed a law to impose a “social media tax”. It will enforce a daily fee of about 200 shillings ($0.05 USD) on people using social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and more. It will go into effect on July 1. To put into perspective, according to The World Bank, in 2016, Uganda’s Gross National Income per capita […]

Rediscovery: The Cold and Crystalline Poetry of Minimal Pop Artist Peter Roehr

Though his work has been shown on a fairly regular basis in Europe since his untimely death at age twenty-four in 1968, the German artist Peter Roehr’s presence as a link between Pop and Minimalism has been (heh) minimized in the well-plotted sturm und drang of an American-centric narrative of post-war modern art. Curators, the upholsterers of art […]

LeBron James & Channing Tatum Will Link up on Action-Comedy Film ‘Public Enemy’

It appears that LeBron James, Channing Tatum and each of their respective business groups are linking up behind the scenes of upcoming film, Public Enemy. According to Deadline, King James’s SpringHill Entertainment company along with Tatum’s Free Association production house are set to produce the film, with Hollywood newcomer Lucas Carter tasked to write the script and New Line Cinema responsible for […]

Tidal Counters Accusations With Its Own Investigation

Last week, Norwegian business publication Dagens Næringsliv accused Tidal of intentionally falsifying streaming numbers and its subscriber growth numbers for exclusive releases including Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo and Beyonce’s Lemonade. Other claims included how the streaming service missed months of payments to record labels. The company data acquired was allegedly found on a hard drive that the paper acquired.Now, Tidal is disputing these accusations and saying that […]

Google Launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

After news of a possible music-streaming service being offered YouTube began circulating back in December, the long-rumored subscription music platform has officially arrived. Google has just announced the arrival of YouTube Music – their new subscription-based music-streaming platform that will debut on May 22. To join, a premium package will be offered to consumers at monthly rate of $9.99, while an […]