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  1. Digital music distribution is sometimes dismissed as a simple task — even by music industry executives themselves. It’s just a matter of getting music files from point A to point B, with the obligatory metadata and royalty-tracking sprinkled on top. Even Spotify fell for this trap: back in 2018, the company confidently launched its own […]

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  2. The Mechanical Licensing Collective’s user portal is set to go live “later this quarter,” according to a new release. The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) recently announced the timetable for the debut of its much-anticipated portal, along with a pair of new tools. Last July, Digital Music News was first to report that, following a heated […]

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  3. Police have confirmed that the body of artist and Glee actress Naya Rivera was recovered from Ventura County’s Lake Piru earlier today. Rivera was 33 years old. Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub announced the tragic news just moments ago, in a press conference and on Twitter. Naya Rivera was declared missing last Wednesday, July 8th, […]

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  4. Nine days back, during the final hours of the Fourth of July, billionaire rapper Kanye West unveiled a 2020 presidential run despite missing key ballot deadlines in several states. Now, artists are reacting to the 43-year-old’s announcement. For additional background, Kanye West has only outlined his presidential platform since making the aforementioned announcement. Moreover, just one of

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  5. Anita White has published her first public statement on the controversy – and lawsuit – stemming from her high-profile battle over the “Lady A” title. To quickly recap, the much-publicized episode began about one month ago, when Nashville-based country group Lady Antebellum – now known as Lady A – dropped the “antebellum” portion of its […]

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  6. White House adviser Peter Navarro says to expect a TikTok shutdown as the Trump admin takes “strong action”. In comments made during a Fox News interview on Sunday, Navarro says the Trump admin will take “strong action” against TikTok and WeChat. He says the apps help China engage in “information warfare” against the United States. Navarro strongly

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  7. SiriusXM is set to acquire San Francisco-based podcasting platform Stitcher in a $325 million deal. SiriusXM confirmed the rumored buyout this morning, in an official release. The high-profile deal arrives as Spotify continues to ride a wave of stock market growth that began in May, when comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan announced that his popular Joe Rogan Experience (JRE)

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  8. Los Angeles-based hard rock band Great White is facing criticism from some fans and public figures after playing a maskless concert in North Dakota. Great White performed the controversial set in Dickinson, North Dakota, late last week, as part of the First on First: Dickinson Summer Nights concert series. Though North Dakota’s government strongly recommends […]

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  9. No Juice WRLD’s newest album didn’t cause the Spotify crash on Friday – Facebook did. Spotify quickly addressed the issue, telling complaining fans that it was working on the issue. “Juice WRLD’s album really broke Spotify, bro,” one fan tweeted about the issue. But when other apps began acting up too, the culprit was revealed […]

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  10. Former Kasabian singer Tom Meighan has issued a public statement after his conviction for domestic assault. His conviction came earlier this week for abusing his partner, Vikki Ager. The judge said police were called to Meighan and Ager’s resident on more than one occasion. The police said there was “evidence of previous abusive behavior” on […]

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  11. The White House and members of U.S. Congress are likely to make a decision on a second stimulus check by July 31st, according to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin. Earlier this month, we reported that President Donald Trump was pushing for a second stimulus check for Americans, in an amount greater than the original […]

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  12. The European Union’s Court of Justice has ruled that YouTube is required to provide rightsholders with the postal addresses of alleged copyright infringers, but is not legally obligated to disclose infringers’ IP addresses, email addresses, or phone numbers. The Court delivered the far-reaching ruling as part of a broader interpretation of 2004’s Intellectual Property Rights

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  13. The British government has officially given outdoor concerts and theater performances the greenlight to resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning tomorrow, July 11th, outdoor theater performances and outdoor concerts can recommence with socially distanced crowds in England. (The other United Kingdom nations are following their own reopening guidelines; Northern Ireland will host Europe’s

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  14. A TikTok glitch prevented likes and view counts from showing up yesterday, sparking U.S. TikTok ban fears. Impacted users saw zero likes and views on their videos, despite having more before. TikTok acknowledged the bug and said it is working on a fix for those affected. The company has declined to explain what the glitch […]

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  15. Mood Media, the parent company of background ‘elevator music’ mainstay Muzak, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Mood Media (formerly Fluid Music Canada) noted its intention to move forward with the Chapter 11 filing in a recently published release. Along with the bankruptcy plans, the announcement shed light upon a restructuring support agreement (RSA) with lenders,

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