Grammys To Honor Dr. Dre For Trailblazing Production Work

Dr. Dre will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work. Dre broke onto the music scene in the late 1980s as a co-founding member of groundbreaking rap collective N.W.A. and went on to produce hits for everyone from Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Nas and Busta… Continue Reading

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Sony, WMG Win Copyright Infringement Case vs TuneIn, More Lawsuits Expected

The High Court of England and Wales has ruled against digital radio company TuneIn in a copyright infringement case brought by Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. The lawsuit filed by the two major record companies alleged that TuneIn played and rebroadcast music without a U.K. license. Of particular… Continue Reading

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Lizzo Adds ‘Truth Hurts’ Songwriter Credit Based On A Tweet

Lizzo has added a songwriting credit to her mega-hit "Truth Hurts," effectively admitting that the lyric "I just took a DNA test / Turns out I’m 100% bitch," which is at the core of the track, came via Twitter. British singer Mina Lioness has been in months-long battle with Lizzo,… Continue Reading

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Melinda Caffin Exits Red Bull Records For Fat Possum

Independent label Fat Possum Records has appointed Melinda Caffin as COO. Based in New York, Caffin, who most recently served as CFO of Red Bull Records, will be tasked with overseeing the company’s strategy and business operations. Previously, she served as VP Finance & Label Operations of RED Distribution/Sony Music… Continue Reading

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Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Indexes Launch With Billie Eilish, Letterkenny Problems At #1

Just weeks after Bandsintown launched twenty-four Worldwide, US and City Live Music Charts, the top-ranked concert discovery platform has added the Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Index, four new weekly touring indexes available exclusively on Billboard. The Billboard + Bandsintown Index is comprised of four new weekly charts: Global Top Artists,… Continue Reading

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Live Nation Delivers Record Operating Income As Revenue Drops In Q3

Live Nation Entertainment has reported both record operating income and adjusted operating income for the third quarter of 2019. According to Live Nation, operating income grew 11% in the quarter and 12% year-to-date while AOI grew 11% in the quarter and 13% year-to-date, handily beating last year’s Q3 results which… Continue Reading

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Facebook Adds Millions Of New US, Canada, EU Users After 2 Years Of Stagnation

Facebook now has more than 2.45 billion monthly users, up 1.65%, from 2.41 billion in Q2 2019 when it grew 1.6%. The social behemoth now has 1.62 billion daily active users, up 2% from 1.587 billion last quarter when it grew 1.6%. Most notably, Facebook added 2 million users each… Continue Reading

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Now More Than 1000 Musicians Are Boycotting Amazon

The number of musicians that have signed a “No Music for ICE” letter pledging a boycott of Amazon-sponsored festivals and other partnerships until the company ends support of human rights violations through contracts with ICE and other related US government agencies has now passed 1000. Deerhoof, Ted Leo, Álex Anwandter,… Continue Reading

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Molly Neuman Named President Of Songtrust

Molly Neuman has been named President of Downtown Music owned Songtrust, the indie global music royalty collection and publishing administrator. Neuman joined Songtrust in 2017 as Global Head of Business Development. During her tenure, Songtrust has posted record-setting metrics for the business, including triple-digit growth with more than 2 million… Continue Reading

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