SGAE Members Vote Against Much-Needed Anti-Corruption Reforms Following CISAC Suspension

Following nearly twenty years of corruption, CISAC suspended Spanish collecting society SGAE’s membership. Between 2003 and 2007, SGAE executives knowingly misappropriated millions of euros in royalty payments.  Authorities in Madrid had arrested Enriq… Continue Reading

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Google Partner LyricFind Admits Its Database Contains Lyrics Lifted from Genius — But the Amounts Are ‘Miniscule’

After Google was caught “Red-Handed” with Genius lyrics in its search results, partner LyricFind is downplaying the issue — and potentially insulating itself from legal action. The statement dismisses Genius’ complaints as without merit.  But important… Continue Reading

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Drug and Sex Scandals Force Out YG Entertainment Founder and K-Pop Mogul

23 years ago, Yang Hyun-suk founded YG Entertainment. The Korean entertainment company has since launched and managed the careers of several notable K-Pop stars and actors.  On the artist side, these include Blackpink, BTS, iKON, 2NE1, Big Bang, and Ps… Continue Reading

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YG Entertainment’s Stock Falls Following iKON’s Drug-Fueled Scandal

Shares of YG Entertainment slipped on news that K-Pop star Kim Hanbin — founder of iKON — is leaving after a drug scandal. The 22-year-old star made the announcement today after reports surfaced that the singer had purchased marijuana and LSD in 2016. … Continue Reading

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R. Kelly’s Former Manager Indicted for “Making Terroristic Threats” Against Alleged Sex Slave’s Father

Yesterday, at his arraignment in Cook County, Illinois, R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 new charges of sexual assault against a minor. Prosecutors had hit the embattled R&B singer with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, three coun… Continue Reading

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Two Entertainment Lawyers Slam Dan Reed’s ‘Leaving Neverland’ as a “Form of Racism”

Shortly after the start of the New Year, the Sundance Film Festival added a last-minute addition to its lineup. Leaving Neverland, a documentary directed by Dan Reed, highlights the story of two Michael Jackson victims – Wade Robson and James Safechuck… Continue Reading

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SGAE Fined $3.3 Million Over ‘Abusive’ Anti-Competitive Behavior

Things haven’t exactly gone well for SGAE as of late. Following years of corruption, embezzlement, poor management, and a flat-out refusal to change its business model, the Spanish collecting society received the boot last week from CISAC. For one year… Continue Reading

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Fleeing to Indonesia, Russell Simmons Denies Ever Raping a Woman Following a Rap Concert

Having fled the U.S. over allegations of sexual misconduct, Russell Simmons quickly sold multiple assets last summer – including his home in West Hollywood. Not exactly a picture of innocence, is it? He currently lives in Indonesia. For over a year, th… Continue Reading

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