Awards Show Death Watch: 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards Ratings Plummet 46%, Its Lowest Level in Four Years

Earlier this year, despite record “social media conversations,” the Grammy Awards saw its ratings plummet once again. In a record rating low for adults 18-49, the 2019 airing plummeted 24% over last year.  The forcibly ‘gender-equal’ awards ceremony on… Continue Reading

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iHeartMedia Partners With WPP to Launch Project Listen, a New Audio Advertiser Initiative

iHeartMedia has unveiled a strategic partnership to improve audience engagement — and boost audio advertising spends. According to the major American broadcaster, consumer listening has reached an all-time high. On average, consumers listen to 17 hours… Continue Reading

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Merlin Pays Out $845 Million to Labels and Distributor Members in 2018, Reaching Over $2 Billion in Payouts

Indie label collective Merlin Network has posted its financials for the 12 months ending March 31st, 2019. Publishing its 2019 Membership Report & Survey, the company paid out $845 million to its label and distributor members, up 63% year-over-year… Continue Reading

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Aretha Franklin’s Lawyers Say Kecalf Franklin Doesn’t Have the “Ability, Skill, and Knowledge” to Serve as Estate Administrator

Last summer, the world lost a music legend – Aretha Franklin. The famous soul and gospel singer had succumbed to complications caused by pancreatic cancer.  She was 76. In addition to leaving behind an incredible music catalog, she also left behind mul… Continue Reading

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U.S. Patent Office Reveals Microsoft’s Next Gen AirPods Killer Dubbed the Surface Pen

Apple’s wireless earbuds, the AirPods, have proven a success for the Cupertino tech giant.  Now, Microsoft wants in. Providing an estimated amount of units sold, Ming-Chi Kuo, a trusted Apple analyst at TF International Studies, says the company sold a… Continue Reading

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Spotify Officially Signs On to Support Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency — the Libra

According to a leaked report from the Wall Street Journal last week, Spotify had signed on to support Facebook’s cryptocurrency project. Over two dozen other companies were rumored to be supporting the cryptocurrency, dubbed the ‘Libra.’  Each company … Continue Reading

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Apple Music Secures Trademark Filing in Canada for Its ‘Up Next’ Documentary Series

Several years ago, Apple Music officially unveiled a ‘now-forgotten’ mini-documentary series. In an effort to place the spotlight on its then-growing indie music catalog, the monthly series – dubbed Up Next – would focus on up-and-coming artists. The f… Continue Reading

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