BH Buzz: Zayn Malik Takes Major Step Toward Owning Rights To His Music

June 23, 2016 By Jordan Miller

Plus, new music updates on Jojo, Chris Brown, Little Mix, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 50 Cent and INNA.


■ In an effort to gain control over copyright ownership of songs Zayn has written and recorded, he’s signing with Kobalt Music, one of the largest independent music publishers in the world.

“Kobalt is a great business partner for Zayn,” said Zayn’s former manager, Sarah Stennett of First Access Entertainment. “He made a decision based upon his desire to retain ownership of the copyrights in the songs he has written. He feels that Kobalt is best placed to administer those copyrights globally.” So that all sounds pretty positive.

Other artists signed to Kobalt include Kelly Clarkson, 50 Cent, Dr. Luke, Lionel Richie, Max Martin, Dave Grohl and Skrillex.

■ Jojo is celebrating the 12-year anniversary since her debut.

■ Little Mix watered down their poppy Get Weird singles into a laid-back acoustic performance for a 1LIVE Session in Germany.

■ Macklemore and Ryan Lewis perform “Dance Off” and “Downtown” on the TODAY show:

■ 50 Cent and Chris Brown – “No Romeo No Juliet” music video:

■ INNA performs “Heaven” on Radio 21:

■ Chris Brown’s ex manager is suing him for “brutally” attacking him in an alleged drug-fueld rage, according to USA Today. Brown not only denies these claims, but is making a joke of it.


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