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  1. Both companies team up to launch a special contest for filmmakers. The following article comes from Jamendo, a proud partner of DMN. Jamendo Licensing and Filmora are launching today a contest focused on filmmakers, video editors and content creators. The goal of #JamendoXFilmora is to provide users with the best tools to create a unique story: […]

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  2. About two weeks back, stream-ripping giant FLVTO.biz officially petitioned the Supreme Court in its high-stakes courtroom confrontation with the Recording Industry Association of America. Now, the RIAA has been named in a lawsuit filed by stream-ripping platform Yout. Hartford-based Yout and its legal team recently submitted the complaint to a Connecticut federal court, and Digital

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  3. With live streaming becoming essential for artists to perform and connect with fans, is this Billie Eilish virtual concert the blueprint for future XR live streaming events? On Saturday night (October 24th), Billie Eilish performed a global virtual concert, Where Do We Go? The Livestream. Performing with Eilish was her singer-songwriter brother, FINNEAS, and touring […]

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  4. The RIAA’s battle against YouTube rippers is heating up after the removal of YouTube-DL. Here’s the latest. On Friday, Microsoft-owned GitHub removed the YouTube-DL repository after a request from the RIAA. The removal was in response to the RIAA citing DMCA Section 1201 or removing content that helps bypass copyright protection restrictions. The open-source community

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  5. More than 6,000 artists have signed a Union of Musicians and Allied Workers petition demanding that Spotify pay at least one cent per stream. Dubbed “Justice at Spotify,” the petition had garnered 6,534 backers at the time of publishing, with the figure having grown by several hundred during the last hour alone. Moreover, the signers’ […]

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  6. Joe Rogan has now taken another swipe at ‘woke’ employees and their demands — this time, at Twitter. After calling out ’23-year-old woke kids’ at Spotify who are demanding changes to his podcast, Joe Rogan is now calling out activist employees at Twitter. During a three-hour podcast interview with Kanye West, Rogan bluntly called Twitter […]

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  7. Late last month, Twitch launched a pre-cleared song catalog, Soundtrack by Twitch, for creators. Now, the RIAA, the Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), SAG-AFTRA, the Recording Academy, and other prominent music industry organizations have slammed the “solution” in a formal letter. The controversy surrounding Twitch’s longstanding policy of not

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  8. TikTok is one of the best music discovery platforms available today. Here’s how to add music to TikTok and get yourself heard on the platform. When TikTok started out, it allowed users to upload any sound or music from their app. However, TikTok discontinued that feature due to copyright concerns. In you want to add […]

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  9. The K-pop community and fans of Red Velvet are asking Irene to step down after a bullying incident. Digital Music News first covered the explosive revelations made via Instagram last week. A fashion editor and stylist didn’t name any names but used the hashtags #monster and #psycho when describing the abuse. Fans quickly deduced that […]

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  10. A YouTube downloader app apocalypse is happening on GitHub, thanks to the RIAA. The source code for YouTube-DL was ripped down last night. Visiting the project’s repository on GitHub yields a message, “the repository is unavailable due to DMCA takedown,” with the download stripped away. The RIAA is responsible for the takedown, which impacts several […]

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  11. Harry Styles has made a major investment in Co-op Live, a live-entertainment venue that’s being constructed in Manchester, England. Harry Styles and his team unveiled the high-profile backing today, in a formal release shared with Digital Music News. Co-op Live – billed as “the first arena to be built with an equal focus on artists […]

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  12. Deezer knows people use pirate versions of its app – but it’s not going to stop them. Here’s why. Music streaming has severely cut down on piracy, but it hasn’t completely stopped it. Some enterprising individuals use modified versions of apps like Spotify and Deezer to remove ads and restrictions. Most services play whack-a-mole, banning […]

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  13. Earlier this month, Ice Cube made headlines for collaborating on the Trump administration’s “Platinum Plan” for African Americans. Now, following relentless criticism, the 51-year-old rapper is refusing to back down. Ice Cube’s collaboration on the “Platinum Plan” came to light about ten days back, after Trump campaign senior adviser Katrina Pierson thanked the rapper

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  14. Has the platinum album become an endangered species? Taylor Swift’s Folklore has become the first album to sell one million U.S. units in 2020, according to Nielsen/MRC Data. Swift unveiled Folklore – her eighth studio album and second release under the Republic Records banner – shortly before its debut in late July. The more than […]

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  15. Pro Music Rights has quietly settled its far-reaching collusion lawsuit with Connoisseur Media, a Westport, Connecticut-based operator of 39 radio stations and digital assets. The performance rights organization first submitted the 120-page-long complaint in March of this year, naming Apple, Amazon, Google, Spotify, and an array of other prominent music-industry companies as defendants. In

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