Why You Won’t Be Hearing Taylor Swift Songs In Movies, TV Shows, or Commercials Anytime Soon

Taylor Swift is singlehandedly shutting down the licensing of her valuable catalog for advertisements, TV, and movies — even though that could cost her millions. Taylor Swift is now taking extreme measures to sabotage the recent $300 million sale of he… Continue Reading

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Yellowcard’s $15 Million Copyright Lawsuit Against Juice WRLD Is On Hold — for Now

Yellowcard’s aggressive copyright lawsuit against Juice WRLD has run into a slight complication. Over the weekend, the fast-rising rapper reportedly overdosed while ingesting his pills stash to evade prosecution by federal agents.  Not exactly a … Continue Reading

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The Grammys are Suing the Company That Prints Their Programs — for $86,000

Grammys parent company NARAS (aka the Recording Academy) is now at war with its longtime printing partner. According to legal paperwork shared with Digital Music News late Monday night, NARAS is now suing its longtime program-producing partner, FX Grou… Continue Reading

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Katy Perry Fights Back Against $2.78 Million Copyright Infringement Ruling — Appeal Process Starts In January, 2020

Katy Perry and her legal team are officially striking back against a recent $2.78 million copyright infringement ruling related to the hit song “Dark Horse” — with the first counter-arguments scheduled for January of 2020. The $2.789 millio… Continue Reading

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After Swearing Off Touring Due to Environmental Concerns, Coldplay Signs Onto the iHeartMedia ‘Alter Ego’ Festival

Last month, Coldplay declared that it would cease all touring, at least until concerts could become ‘environmentally beneficial’. But perhaps a few one-off shows won’t kill the planet? Accordingly, Coldplay has now signed onto iHeartm… Continue Reading

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Slipknot, Evanescence Cancel Knotfest Mexico City Because of Security Concerns, Resulting In an All-Out Security Crisis

Slipknot and Evanescence decided to abruptly cancel Knotfest in Mexico City because of problems with a security barricade.  Which turned out to be a very, very bad idea. Abruptly canceling a major performance in front of 50,000 pumped-up fans is rarely… Continue Reading

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Mechanical Licensing Collective Hands a Juicy Contract to HFA — Critics Call the Deal Crooked

The newly-minted — and funded — Mechanical Licensing Collective has just awarded a plum contract to the Harry Fox Agency, owned by private equity firm the Blackstone Group.  Critics are quickly pointing to a ‘no-bid contract’ based on polit… Continue Reading

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Stop Chasing Playlists and Start Building a Music Career — Our Latest Podcast

Warning: Spotify playlists may be damaging to your career. Ari Herstand explains why. What?  You’re not subscribed to the Digital Music News Podcast?  We’re available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and pretty much everywhere else.  Or, simp… Continue Reading

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