Plus music news from Garbage, The Veronicas and Janelle Monae.
■ Jay Z’s controversial streaming service Tidal, along with record label Roc Nation, will donate $1.5 million to the Black Lives Matter organization, as well as several other movements.
Tidal’s grants will be administered through the New World Foundation, which funds several civil rights groups and social movements. The nonprofits Tidal will fund include Opportunity Agenda, Hands Up United, Sankofa.Org, as well as local organizing groups in California: Community Coalition; Florida: Dream Defenders; Illinois: Black Youth Project; Maryland: Baltimore Justice Fund; Empowerment Development Corporation; New York: Million Hoodies; NY Justice League and Ohio: Ohio Students Association/Organizing Collaborative. According to Tidal, donations will also be given to organizations created by the families of victims of police brutality, including the Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Ours Sons and Daughters Foundation and the Oscar Grant Foundation.
■ Janelle Monae’s Superbowl commercial was AMAZING.
■ Prince announced an exclusive 5 show tour of Australia, starting next week!
— Prince3EG (@Prince3EG) February 6, 2016
■ Rock band Garbage announced their new album is officially on the way:
We just delivered our 6th record. Eat your hearts out haters. Just you wait lovers. ? pic.twitter.com/Kf1LZNlmQH
— Garbage (@garbage) February 8, 2016
■ The tunes Liam Payne recorded with Juicy J will feature on Juicy’s upcoming album:
— TM88 (@IamTM88) February 8, 2016
■ Nelly Furtado updated her website, meaning a new album is likely upon us!
■ Australian hip-hip group Hilltop Hoods dropped a new single and announced a 2016 tour:
■ Foxes – Devil Side (Acoustic)
■ The Veronicas – Runaway