The Music Industry’s First Coronavirus Survivor Describes the Sucky Ordeal

Nobody said coronavirus was a walk in the park. Though it looks like Grammy-winning music producer Andrew Watt is the music industry’s first bonafide survivor. Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge was the first music industry figure to be dia… Continue Reading

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Live Nation Stock Keeps Plunging — $8.3 Billion Lost In 30 Days

Shares of Live Nation continued nosediving on Thursday, with coronavirus complications causing a valuation loss of more than $8.3 billion. The plunge is part of a very bad week on Wall Street, based on continued fallout from the worldwide coronavirus p… Continue Reading

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State of California Recommends Cancellation of Events Larger Than 250 People

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) officials have recommended that events involving more than 250 people—that is, the vast majority of sporting outings, concerts, and music festivals—be postponed until the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’s s… Continue Reading

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Airbnb Refuses to Refund SXSW Reservations, Guests Start Fighting Back

Frustration mounts as SXSW ticketholders are denied refunds for Austin Airbnb stays. Airbnb previously expanded its “Extenuating Circumstances” refund policy to cover renters who had planned to stay in (or who live in) countries and areas that have bee… Continue Reading

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Live Nation Stock Goes Into a Nosedive — $1.8 Billion Lost In One Day

Shares of Live Nation (LYV) took a nosedive on Wednesday as global coronavirus fears cripple concert touring and attendance. Just ten days ago, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino downplayed coronavirus concerns, while pointing to a temporary disruption. &#… Continue Reading

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Coachella, Stagecoach Officially Postponed — Here’s the Official Statement + Details

Last night, sources pointed to a postponement of both Coachella and Stagecoach festivals.  Now, both moves are official. The following announcement was emailed to Digital Music News shortly after 4 pm PT. Official Goldenvoice statement:  At the directi… Continue Reading

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Led Zeppelin Didn’t Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ Federal Appeals Court Rules

Led Zeppelin has officially beaten the rap on a long-running copyright infringement lawsuit surrounding ‘Stairway to Heaven’. The copyright infringement lawsuit against Led Zeppelin was first filed years ago by now-obscure classic rock back… Continue Reading

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