Britney Spears Pop-Up Store ‘The Zone’ Has the Same Name as a Gay Men’s Sex Club Down the Street

The Zone is the name of an upcoming new Britney Spears experience in Los Angeles. It’s also the name of a popular gay men’s sex club just a few minutes away from Spears’ location. The Spears’ Zone is said to be the penultimate Britney Spears experience… Continue Reading

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NCT 127, SuperM and EXO Management Group SM Entertainment Inks Deal With CAA

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has signed a representation deal with South Korea’s SM Entertainment, which manages K-pop stars such as NCT 127, SuperM and EXO. The agreement means that for the first time an American-based agency will represent one… Continue Reading

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Michael Jackson Estate Acquires the Rights to the Sly Stone Catalog

The Michael Jackson estate, along with Jackson’s publishing company MIJAC Music, have acquired a majority interest in the U.S. rights of Sly and the Family Stone’s music catalog. Previously in 1983, MIJAC purchased the rights of the band&#8… Continue Reading

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UMG Refuses to Share 2008 Fire Insurance Pay-Out With Artists — “Doesn’t Belong to Them”

On November 4, a lawyer representing Universal Music Group (UMG) told a federal court that artists had no right to an insurance settlement relating to the 2008 fire that destroyed many master recordings. In response to the fire at Universal Studios Hol… Continue Reading

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After Receiving Just $98 in Soundtrack Royalties, the Creators of Spinal Tap Settle Their $400 Million Lawsuit Against Vivendi

The creators of the legendary rock mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap have settled their dispute with Universal Music Group (UMG) parent Vivendi relating to the soundtrack of the film and related recordings. The film’s creators include Harry Shearer… Continue Reading

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Major Labels, RIAA Target Music Hosting Service Wi.to for Massive Copyright Infringement

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has issued a DMCA subpoena to CloudFlare in order to discover the owner of one of its customers: the music hosting service Wi.to. The music industry trade group is accusing Wi.to of allowing copyrigh… Continue Reading

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