Music Industry

Photo Credit: Stephen Poore Virginia joins the growing list of U.S. states that have banned TikTok for government officials. “TikTok and WeChat data are a channel to the Chinese Communist Party, and their continued presence represents a threat to national security, the intelligence community, and the personal privacy of every single American,” Glenn Youngkin said […]

Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun. Photo Credit: Lou Stejskal Earlier this week, Justin Bieber took to Instagram to criticize the “trash” merch collection that H&M released featuring his image. Now, the Stockholm-headquartered clothing company has pulled the line “out of respect for the collaboration and Justin Bieber.” This latest twist in the much-publicized showdown between […]

Photo Credit: Samuel Regan-Asante Rail strikes in the UK have led to a drastic decline of over 50% in venue business for the busiest weekend of the year. The data comes from the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA). The figure is much more dire than the 30% impact the NTIA estimated the rail strikes would […]

Photo Credit: DaBaby Twitter DaBaby has officially emerged victorious in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit that had accused him of breach of contract, battery, and more. Drew Findling, the attorney for 30-year-old DaBaby (real name Jonathan Kirk), just recently posted on Instagram about the “clean sweep” his client had secured “in an attempted celebrity cash grab,” including […]

Photo Credit: Francisco Antunes / CC by 2.0 Bob Dylan shares his candid thoughts on streaming and how it has made music “too smooth and painless. Everything’s too easy.” In a rare interview, the legendary Bob Dylan recently shared his stream-of-consciousness thoughts on technology and culture in the modern age and the ease of access to […]

Photo Credit: Crocs Hipgnosis is reportedly closing in on an approximately $200 million deal for the publishing and recorded catalogs of Justin Bieber. Rumblings of this latest song-rights play from Blackstone-backed Hipgnosis Song Management and Hipgnosis Songs Capital (not to be confused with the publicly traded Hipgnosis Songs Fund) just recently came to light in […]

Photo Credit: Felipe Pelaquim Spotify suffered the largest service outage of 2022, according to a report from DownDetector. The website is responsible for monitoring outages across major services like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Spotify. These outages are often traced to show the impact using app data and graphs to show where problems are occurring. It’s […]

Photo Credit: Luca Bravo Facial recognition technology resulted in a lawyer being removed from a Radio City Music Hall performance. Here’s the latest. Kelly Conlon says she came to New York City with her daughter the weekend after Thanksgiving. The trip was part of a Girl Scout field trip to see the Rockettes at Radio […]

Morgan Stanley has once again sliced its Spotify stock (NYSE: SPOT) target price, this time to $105 per share. New York City-headquartered Morgan Stanley recently disclosed its updated Spotify stock target price (which decreased from $115) in a note to investors. For reference, the firm in April reduced the same target from $300 to $225, […]

Photo Credit: Robman94 / CC by 3.0 English ska band the Specials has announced that lead singer Terry Hall has passed away. He was 63. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing, following a brief illness, of Terry, our beautiful friend, brother and one of the most brilliant singers, songwriters and lyricists […]

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