Grammys To Honor Dr. Dre For Trailblazing Production Work

Dr. Dre will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work. Dre broke onto the music scene in the late 1980s as a co-founding member of groundbreaking rap collective N.W.A. and went on to produce hits for everyone from Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Nas and Busta… Continue Reading

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Sony, WMG Win Copyright Infringement Case vs TuneIn, More Lawsuits Expected

The High Court of England and Wales has ruled against digital radio company TuneIn in a copyright infringement case brought by Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. The lawsuit filed by the two major record companies alleged that TuneIn played and rebroadcast music without a U.K. license. Of particular… Continue Reading

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Lizzo Adds ‘Truth Hurts’ Songwriter Credit Based On A Tweet

Lizzo has added a songwriting credit to her mega-hit "Truth Hurts," effectively admitting that the lyric "I just took a DNA test / Turns out I’m 100% bitch," which is at the core of the track, came via Twitter. British singer Mina Lioness has been in months-long battle with Lizzo,… Continue Reading

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TikTok Marketing For Indie Artists

While it may be the one of the most discussed social media platforms of the present day, many still struggle to understand what exactly TikTok is, much less how to utilize it as the powerful marketing tool which it undeniably is. Here, we clear some of the fog surrounding TikTok… Continue Reading

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Melinda Caffin Exits Red Bull Records For Fat Possum

Independent label Fat Possum Records has appointed Melinda Caffin as COO. Based in New York, Caffin, who most recently served as CFO of Red Bull Records, will be tasked with overseeing the company’s strategy and business operations. Previously, she served as VP Finance & Label Operations of RED Distribution/Sony Music… Continue Reading

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Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Indexes Launch With Billie Eilish, Letterkenny Problems At #1

Just weeks after Bandsintown launched twenty-four Worldwide, US and City Live Music Charts, the top-ranked concert discovery platform has added the Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Index, four new weekly touring indexes available exclusively on Billboard. The Billboard + Bandsintown Index is comprised of four new weekly charts: Global Top Artists,… Continue Reading

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Live Nation Delivers Record Operating Income As Revenue Drops In Q3

Live Nation Entertainment has reported both record operating income and adjusted operating income for the third quarter of 2019. According to Live Nation, operating income grew 11% in the quarter and 12% year-to-date while AOI grew 11% in the quarter and 13% year-to-date, handily beating last year’s Q3 results which… Continue Reading

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Soon It Will Cost More For Copyright Registration

Every few years, the U.S. Copyright Office does a detailed study on its fees in an attempt to determine whether they need adjusting. In their latest audit, the office decided it was time to raise its rates by about $10 for most electronic filings. ___________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski… Continue Reading

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Now More Than 1000 Musicians Are Boycotting Amazon

The number of musicians that have signed a “No Music for ICE” letter pledging a boycott of Amazon-sponsored festivals and other partnerships until the company ends support of human rights violations through contracts with ICE and other related US government agencies has now passed 1000. Deerhoof, Ted Leo, Álex Anwandter,… Continue Reading

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