Spain Files Tax Evasion Charges Against Shakira — And Threatens to Seize $21.9 Million In Assets

Pop sensation Shakira has been charged with tax evasion by Spanish prosecutors after her appearance in the infamous Paradise Papers. Prosecutors say the singer failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million) between 2012 and 2014. The charge… Continue Reading

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Days Before Tencent Music’s IPO Launch, a Mysterious Investor Claims to Own 80% of the Company

Does Hanwei Guo really own 80% of Tencent Music?  Or, ahead of the Chinese streaming music giant’s IPO, have the trolls come out of the woodwork? For months, Chinese conglomerate Tencent Holdings has frantically worked to prepare for its music division… Continue Reading

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Rapper 2 Milly Sues Epic Games for Stealing His ‘Milly Rock’ Dance In Fortnite

Rapper 2 Milly has a serious problem with the world’s most popular game. The Brooklyn rapper has filed a lawsuit against Epic Games for using his signature “Milly Rock” dance as DLC for Fortnite.  The Milly Rock dance was first featured in a 2014 video… Continue Reading

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Ticketmaster Says They Can’t Be Sued By Their Customers — The Fine Print Says So

Ticketmaster and its parent Live Nation are battling back against a consumer class action lawsuit, arguing that its customers signed their litigation rights away. Ticketmaster is used to being the bad guy. But now, the ticketing giant is in the unenvia… Continue Reading

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SEC Fines DJ Khaled for Promoting Fraudulent ICO

How much did it cost Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled to promote Centra Tech’s ICO?  Over $750,000. You’ve likely heard of the ‘endless benefits’ of cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology could allow for an unprecedented level of transparency.  On streami… Continue Reading

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AMLC Cofounder Accuses NMPA President David Israelite of Tortious Business Interference and Collusion

Despite unanimous Congressional approval and a presidential signature, a nasty battle over the next phase of the Music Modernization Act has emerged. Earlier this month, Digital Music News first reported on a surprise entrant into the post-MMA world.  … Continue Reading

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