Justin Timberlake sells song catalog for $100M to fund backed by Blackstone

Recording artist Justin Timberlake performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show at US Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Christopher Polk | Getty Images Buy, buy, buy. Pop superstar Justin Timberlake, who got his start in the boy band NSYNC, has sold the rights to his song catalog to … Read more

Apple iPod touch discontinued

Steve Jobs at Macworld in 2004. Getty Images Apple is discontinuing the iPod touch, the last version of the portable music player it still sells. The announcement ends an era of digital music that Apple kicked off when it first introduced the iPod in 2001, boasting of its ability to hold “up to 1,000 CD-quality … Read more

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

The Judds, country singer Naomi Judd (L) and her daughter, musician and singer Wynonna Judd, perform onstage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, February, 2000. Scott Harrison | Archive Photos | Getty Images Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. … Read more

Ed Sheeran wins copyright case over 2017 hit ‘Shape of You’

Ed Sheeran won a UK copyright battle over his 2017 hit “Shape of You” on Wednesday, defeating claims that the song copied part of 2015’s “Oh Why” by grime artist Sami Switch. Joe Maher | Disasters Emergency Committee | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Grammy Award-winning songwriter Ed Sheeran won a UK copyright battle … Read more

Jon Batiste wins 3 Grammy Awards in early ceremony

Jon Batiste has already taken home three Grammy Awards, including his first ever, in what could be a big night for this year’s leading nominee. During the show’s pre-telecast ceremony Sunday, Batiste won for best American roots performance, American roots song and tied with Carlos Rafael Rivera for best song written for visual media. Batiste … Read more

Diversity and inclusion is a global challenge, and that’s what makes it so hard

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The miseducation of A.I.: Systems trained using the internet can develop gender, race, and age bias, new report finds

The miseducation of AI: Systems trained using the internet can develop gender, race, and age bias, new report finds | Fortune You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Former NAACP legal defense chief Sherrilyn Ifill says the business is not living up to racial equity promises

Former NAACP legal defense chief Sherrilyn Ifill says the business is not living up to racial equity promises | Fortune You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kanye West has been suspended from Instagram

Gilbert Carrasquillo | Getty Kanye West has been suspended from Instagram for 24 hours for breaching the social media network’s harassment policy. West, who goes by “Ye,” will not be able to post, comment or send direct messages for 24 hours. A spokesperson for Meta, which owns Instagram, told CNBC Thursday that West violated the … Read more

Reader mail: Perspectives we’ve learned by talking about race

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