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The Brief: Logic’s New Mixtape, Slip.stream Raises $3.2M, UK lets in the EU and US, Melting Vinyl, Lady Gaga Garageband, One Billion Rick Rolls

MUSIC LICENSING STARTUP SLIP.STREAM RAISES $3.25M The company, which bills itself as a “creator safe music platform,” provides a copyright strike safe library of over 50,000 tracks and 40,000 sound effects filled with “real music from real artists.”

The UK Waives Quarantine Requirements For Fully the Vaccinated. Travelers from Europe and the United States will no longer be required to endure a 10-day quarantine beginning August 2. Travelers must still undergo a pre-departure test before arriving in England, as well as a PCR test on or before day 2.

The warning label reads, Do not leave in direct sunlight because Climate change is literally melting vinyl records. Due to the recent extreme heat, vinyl records have warped while being shipped to record stores and customers. The melting is especially difficult for independent labels, which have few resources to order extra copies.

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You can now get a bunch of star-powered producer packs for Garageband from Dua Lipa Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, TRAKGIRL, and more for free. 

Listen today, In celebration of the five year anniversary of his first Bobby Tarantino mixtape, Logic has dropped a new mixtape today called, Bobby Tarantino 3.

And finally, the Internet delivers. Thanks to years of Rick-rolling, Rick Astley‘s, “Never Gonna Give You Up,” has hit a billion YouTube views this week. Way to go, Internet!

And that concludes today’s update. For article links, see the show notes, or go to MusicIndustryCity.com and listen to the Music News Power Hour live in Clubhouse or on the website at 12 p.m. Eastern.

Have a great weekend!

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