March 23, 2015
Riding high on his latest mixtape release, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake has since seen his fair share of good news, bad news, and some not-too-shabby news.
The three-time JUNO Award winning artist is reportedly being sued by SpectiCast for various charges including libel after the rapper tweeted he had no affiliation with a concert documentary titled Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage.
The suit alleges that Drake “initiated a campaign to destroy the film’s commercial value, issuing false statements via Twitter” after Drake signed a contract with SpectiCast in which the rapper would acquire 15 percent of the film’s profits.
SpectiCast calls Drake’s decision to distance himself from the project a “perfectly timed” maneuver that “inflict(s) maximum damage on ticket sales and maximum damage to SpectiCast’s reputation.”
On the bright side, Drake will provide the soundtrack to a Sotheby’s art exhibition in New York City featuring work from contemporary black American artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat.
From April 28 to June 12, visitors to the gallery can listen to a series of tracks curated by the rapper at various listening stations.
Why Drake? Because, as Sotheby’s says, Drake is one of many “foremost cultural tastemakers.”
He also won’t be getting paid, so, there’s that.
But maybe it all evens out, because Drake just released the lineup for the much-anticipated 6th annual OVO Fest, this August 1–3 in Toronto.
Tickets are sold out, and apparently now the only option for fans is to pay some extravagantly high prices.
If you can’t make it, and you feel like you might be missing out, check out the promo video for OVO Fest below.
Drake – Jungle
In other news…
- Fred’s Records wins big
- American NFL player a fan of Canadian music
- Music Canada Live is hiring!
- Plans for a New Orleans-style jazz and blues bar
- Michael Bublé albums have sold well in the UK so far this millennium
- Music important for developing children
- Alysha Brilla on being the Best Dressed at the JUNO red carpet
- Ticketfly acquires Vancouver-based Northern Tickets
– Leyland Bradley
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