Songtradr Acquires Big Sync Music In a Multi-Million Dollar Buyout

Songtradr acquires largest sync music agency in the world, Big Sync Music. The once-marginalized synchronization space is now getting seriously rattled — with far bigger opportunities ahead for both artists and brands. Heading into this acquisition by … Continue Reading

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Looks Like the ‘New’ Article 13 Is Drawing Industry Approval — GEMA, PRS, Impala All Saying ‘Yes’

Music industry in-fighting is now giving way to group hugging. Yesterday, we first reported that a brand-new Copyright Directive had been approved in the European Union.  The Directive, which contains the controversial Article 13, is now being shuttled… Continue Reading

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After Two Years of EU Deliberations, Article 13 Text Is Finalized — And Headed for a Vote

The finalized Article 13 text is either a breakthrough, a disaster, or something in-between — depending on the organization you talk to. It’s done. After more than two years of EU deliberations, thousands of hours of hearings and endless debates, a fin… Continue Reading

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Jussie Smollett Offers Redacted Phone Records to Chicago Police — Investigators Says It’s Not Enough

Chicago Police seem to be shifting gears in their investigation involving Jussie Smollett, who reported being brutally attacked on January 29th. Smollett reported that two attackers slashed the actor’s face and splashed a toxic substance on him, while … Continue Reading

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After a Year On the Block, Universal Music Group Fully Acquires Ingrooves

Universal Music Group is now the sole owner of indie-focused distributor Ingrooves Music Group. This might be one of the easiest post-acquisition integrations in recent memory. Universal Music Group, a longtime minority stakeholder in Ingrooves Music G… Continue Reading

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Despite Threats from Michael Jackson’s Family, HBO Moves Forward With ‘Leaving Neverland’

Ten years after dying from a drug overdose a court later ruled involuntary manslaughter, Michael Jackson is back in the news because of Leaving Neverland. The documentary is about two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, both of whom accuse Michael of… Continue Reading

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Despite Threats from Michael Jackson’s Family, HBO Moves Forward With ‘Leaving Neverland’

Ten years after dying from a drug overdose a court later ruled involuntary manslaughter, Michael Jackson is back in the news because of Leaving Neverland. The documentary is about two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, both of whom accuse Michael of… Continue Reading

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Gucci Faces a Boycott Following Its Blackface Sweater — T.I., Soulja Boy, Spike Lee, Others Urge Action

Despite an apology from Gucci, calls for a boycott against the fashion designer are gaining steam. It’s unclear what Gucci was thinking when it released its near-$900 black ‘wool baclava jumper’ last week.  The sweater featured a partial face mask that… Continue Reading

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