How Long Will Spotify Allow Bootleg “Podcasts” to Top the Charts?

A substantial number of podcast bootleggers are delivering illegal music to Spotify users, and it’s unclear how — or if — the streaming service will stem the tide of copyright infringement and stolen royalties. According to a report from Pitchfork, a s… Continue Reading

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UK Offers a Firm Post-Brexit Immigration Statement, BPI Warns Against ‘Unreasonable Bureaucracy’

Having finalized Brexit and officially exited the European Union, the United Kingdom is taking steps to fundamentally change its immigration policy, as indicated by a statement posted on the UK government’s official website. Geoff Taylor, CEO of the Br… Continue Reading

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Sofar Sounds Overhauls Artist Payments After Being Fined $460,000

Following an investigation conducted by the State of New York (as well as a resulting fine), Sofar Sounds, a London-based promoter of secret concerts, has overhauled its artist-compensation system. As part of the update, which was announced via Sofar’s… Continue Reading

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New Jersey Congressman Says Pearl Jam “Has Been Led Astray” by “Corrupt” Live Nation/Ticketmaster

Earlier this week, members of Pearl Jam sent a letter to New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. (and Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.) with suggested improvements to the BOSS Act. Pascrell didn’t take kindly to the constructive criticism. The BOSS Act is… Continue Reading

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The Week’s Top U.S. Festivals & Tours, Presented by SeatGeek

The most popular concert tickets, tour stops, and artists around the country, based on SeatGeek data through Wednesday, February 19th. Welcome to our weekly report on the world of live music, based on exclusive data from SeatGeek, a ticketing platform … Continue Reading

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Kanye West, EMI Music Publishing Officially Settle Out of Court

EMI’s on-again, off-again lawsuit with Kanye West has officially drawn to a close. According to a stipulation of dismissal submitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the matter has been settled; a tentative agr… Continue Reading

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