Apr 8, 2015

The US Government Is About to Destroy Pandora’s Business Model…

The US Department of Justice has now tentatively approved a plan that would allow publishers to directly negotiate their catalogs for digital usage, including online radio (ie, ‘non-interactive streaming’).  According to details emerging this morning from Billboard, the DOJ is highly likely to […]

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Apr 8, 2015

Breaking: Genius Wants to Annotate the Entire Internet

Genius first started out as Rap Genius, a humble attempt to annotate rap music online.  In July of last year, the company expanded to annotate all kinds of text: rock music, poetry, literature, speeches, etc.

That was nothing. Genius is now trying to annotate the […]

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Apr 7, 2015

Pickathon Music Festival’s 2015 Lineup Is Here

Oregon’s Pickathon music festival has released its initial 2015 lineup. tUnE-yArDs, DIIV, Ty Segall, and Tinariwen top the lineup. More artists will be announced soon.
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Apr 7, 2015

ShowClix: A Ticketing Platform With a Built-In Digital Assistant

ShowClix is an event ticketing platform that has been used by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, MOMA, and New York Comic Con. The company has 10,000 customers and has sold over 17 million tickets.
The platform is launching Agent, a new feature the company […]

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Apr 7, 2015

Jay-Z Starts Pulling His Albums from Spotify…

As of this morning, Jay Z’s classic debut album, Reasonable Doubt, has been pulled from Spotify.  This appears to be a US-based removal, though other Spotify territories may soon follow.

Other Jay Z albums are also expected to follow, possibly later this […]

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Apr 7, 2015

TriPlay Raises $11 Million to Sue WhatsApp Over “Cross Platform Messaging Technology”

TriPlay has announced that they’ve raised $11 million in funding. Money came from affiliates of Fortress Investment Group and TriPlay’s founder and CEO.<!–/*
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Apr 7, 2015

Michael Jackson Allegedly Paid $200 Million to 20 Child Sex Abuse Victims

Why is it that Michael Jackson child sex cases always seemed to get pushed under the rug? It could be because Jackson allegedly paid $200 million to keep victims quiet.
Lawyers for Wade Robson and James Safechuck say as many as 20 victims were paid off. Both Robson […]

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Apr 6, 2015

Executive Shuffles: ASCAP, Pitbull, Inertia Music

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Alice Kim has been hired as EVP, Chief Strategy and Development Officer at ASCAP. Most recently, Kim was founder and principal of DigiConsult, a digital media consulting practice.<!–/*
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Apr 6, 2015

Lily Allen: “Tidal Will Make Fans Swarm Back to Piracy…”

What happens when you double the price, and restrict access to the best stuff?

The post Lily Allen: “Tidal Will Make Fans Swarm Back to Piracy…” appeared first on Digital Music News.

Source: Industry News

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Apr 6, 2015

Beyoncé and Rihanna Premiere Exclusive Tracks on Tidal; Fans Promptly Put Them on YouTube

Tidal isn’t having the most well-received launch.  As Ari Herstand points out, a lot of fans of the service’s celebrity co-owners are pretty vocal about their dislike.
Over the weekend Tidal released two new exclusives from Rihanna and Beyoncé.
The new Rihanna […]

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