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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Placido Domingo, Chairman of the IFPI, Denies Sexual Abuse Allegations from 9 Different Women

At least nine different women have accused opera superstar and IFPI Chairman Placido Domingo of sexual assault.  The IFPI has promised an investigation. Domingo is a prolific conductor and the current director of the Los Angeles Opera. He is often rega… Continue Reading

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No Charges Against NYPD Commander Who Ordered Officers to ‘Shoot 50 Cent on Sight’

The NYPD commander was apparently making a joke at 50 Cent’s expense. After a lengthy investigation, the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau concluded that while 72nd Precinct Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez did in fact tell his officers to shoot 50 Cent… Continue Reading

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Drake Eliminates J. Cole Lyric on ‘Care Package’ Dissing “Autistic, Retarded” People

Last week, Drake released a compilation album of his hit songs entitled Care Package.  But the big story on this album isn’t what was included, but rather what was removed. What makes the album notable is that a track on the album called “Jodeci Freest… Continue Reading

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Hinting Musicians May Never Receive Their Payments at All, PledgeMusic Co-Founder Benji Rogers Pens Apology Which ‘Breaks My Heart’

In May, PledgeMusic’s embattled co-founder Benji Rogers issued a ‘heartfelt’ apology. After nearly a year of promising to return artists’ money “within 90 days,” the apparently regretful co-founder confirmed the troubled British crowdfunding platform w… Continue Reading

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To Secure Royalties at the Expense of Artists, ByteDance and TikTok Hire a Former Music Industry Advocate

For weeks, TikTok parent company ByteDance has remained locked in bitter negotiation talks with European rightsholders. To secure music licenses, the Chinese conglomerate referred collecting societies PRS for Music, STIM, GEMA, and ICE – STIM and GEMA’… Continue Reading

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No Bankruptcy, No Refunds, No Liability — PledgeMusic Files Wind Up Order, Absolving Executives of Any and All Wrongdoing

PledgeMusic is pulling a sneaky disappearing act. Aiming to completely disappear into the middle of the night, the crowdfunding platform’s executives shut down the website last week. This came months after PledgeMusic reportedly froze artists’ funds an… Continue Reading

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