Taylor Swift Is Re-Recording All of Her Old Albums — Just to Make Scooter Braun’s Life Miserable

Taylor Swift didn’t appreciate it when her old masters were sold to the highest bidder.  Now, she’s doing something about it. After Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) sold to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings for a cool $300 million, Taylor Swift emerged as … Continue Reading

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Spotify Is Being Glorified In an Upcoming TV Drama — And Not Everyone Is Happy About It

The history books are already being written on the streaming music revolution — though not everyone likes the way Spotify is being portrayed. If you don’t speak Swedish, then you likely haven’t read Spotify Inifrån, which loosely translates into Spotif… Continue Reading

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Universal Music Group Forces Courtney Love Out of the Universal Studios Fire Lawsuit — At Least for Now

Universal Music Group has quickly sidelined one of its most vocal critics — but this lawsuit is just getting started. Just last week, the mega-label forcefully filed a motion to dismiss the massive $100 million lawsuit filed by artists impacted by the … Continue Reading

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Jay-Z Accused of Selling Out to the NFL; Rapper Says “We Need to Get Past Kneeling”

Among others, Jay-Z is getting blasted by Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend for partnering with the league. And that’s just after the first day. Indeed, the NFL’s recent announcement of a partnership with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation has stirred quite a bit of contr… Continue Reading

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Amazon Responds to Counterfeit CD Allegations: ‘Counterfeit Is an Age-Old Problem’

Yesterday, an investigation by the Recording Industry Association of America found that that 25% of CDs ‘Fulfilled by Amazon’ were counterfeit, with 100% of box sets determined to be fake. “Alarmingly, 25% of the purchased CDs that were ‘Fulfilled by A… Continue Reading

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Spotify, Amazon, Pandora, Google/Alphabet File a 92-Page Formal Protest Against Streaming Royalty Rate Increases

The fearsome foursome of Spotify, Alphabet/Google, Amazon, and Pandora aren’t backing down against proposed publishing rate hikes for streaming music services. Back in March, the streaming music giants first announced their intentions of fighting a maj… Continue Reading

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Swedish Court Finds A$AP Rocky Guilty of Assault — So What Happens Next?

A$AP Rocky wasn’t acting in self-defense, a Swedish judge has determined. The guilty ruling follows nearly a month of incarceration for the rapper, who is now free and back in the U.S.  But what does this judgment mean for the rapper? First, the court … Continue Reading

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LA Opera Hires Outside Counsel to Manage the Placido Domingo Crisis — Here’s Their Official Statement

The LA Opera is now responding to a full-blown crisis involving its General Director Placido Domingo. The famed opera star is now besieged with allegations of rampant sexual abuse involving nine different women.  That has put at least two major organiz… Continue Reading

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