Immigration Raid Rumors Lead to Two Music Festival Cancellations in Idaho

Organizers abruptly shut down a music festival over the weekend. The reason?  Possible immigration raids in the area. The Latin-themed festival El Tour de Idaho de Los Inquietos (Los Inquietos’ Idaho Tour) would’ve taken place in Jerome, Idaho on Satur… Continue Reading

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Etsy Purchases Online Music Marketplace Reverb for $275 Million

Etsy has confirmed a major acquisition. The publicly traded e-commerce website has acquired online music marketplace Reverb for $275 million.  The former company focuses primarily on the sale of handmade and vintage items as well as craft supplies. Con… Continue Reading

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Five Months After Damning Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Women and Minors, Ryan Adams Ends His Silence

Several months ago, The New York Times published a scathing report about Ryan Adams. According to the February 13th report, the singer/songwriter teased multiple women with promises to ‘jumpstart’ their careers.  In exchange, he engaged in manipulative… Continue Reading

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Melania Trump Gets Involved In A$AP Rocky’s Case: “We’re Working With the State Department”

Melania Trump is now intervening on A$AP Rocky’s behalf. Looks like A$AP Rocky has an unexpected supporter in the White House.  After more than two weeks of detainment in Sweden on flimsy charges, Melania Trump stepped up pressure on Sweden to ‘send hi… Continue Reading

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Filter Cancels Their 20th Anniversary Album Because PledgeMusic Froze Their Funds

Filter has canceled their 20th-anniversary reunion album thanks to Pledge Music freezing funds. Original members Richard Patrick and Brian Liesegang were reuniting for the album, reBus. Filter was using Pledge Music to fund the recording of the new alb… Continue Reading

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No Spotify or Slack Here — iHeartMedia’s Shares Fall as Much as 7% on Its First Day on NASDAQ

Emerging from bankruptcy, iHeartMedia returned to Wall Street yesterday morning. Unfortunately, the nation’s largest radio broadcaster wasn’t exactly welcomed with open arms. Now trading under “IHRT” on NASDAQ, investors swiftly punished the stock shor… Continue Reading

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Following Two Years of Failure, Senate Judiciary Committee Votes to Advance 2019 CASE Act

On October 4th, 2017, two lawmakers proposed a new small claims court for music artists and other content creators. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Tom Marino (R-PA) introduced the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act… Continue Reading

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Live Nation Executive Caught Delivering Thousands of Metallica Tickets Directly to Scalper Sites

Live Nation president of U.S. concerts Bob Roux arranged for the direct delivery of nearly 90,000 Metallica tickets to aftermarket scalper sites, a move that artificially spiked ticket prices for fans. Live Nation is already doing damage control on thi… Continue Reading

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Five Months After Launching in India, Spotify Barely Has Over 2 Million Local Users

Shifting the global music streaming race, Spotify recently rolled out its ‘Lite’ app in over 36 countries. The move comes after a year of testing the 15 MB app in small countries, including Brazil. So, what makes the ‘Lite’ app so unique?  Spotify allo… Continue Reading

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Billionaire Mogul and Power Rangers Producer Haim Saban Launches Saban Music Group

Last year, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ took the music industry by storm. After just eight months on YouTube, the popular Spanish-only single overtook Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ and Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style.’  The song emerged as the most-w… Continue Reading

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