CATEGORY: MUSIC TECH

Spotify Settles David Lowery, Melissa Ferrick Class Action Lawsuit with $43.4 Million Compensation Fund

[UPDATED] In a major victory for indie musicians, the combined class action lawsuits against Spotify brought by Cracker frontman and artist advocate David Lowery...



REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

As we look back on the week's music industry news, we revisit the departure of TIDAL's CEO, MySpace's attempt to play dead to avoid...


Will Digital Aggregators Lead Industry On Transparency With Spotify, Others? [Chris Castle]

After Spotify received some criticism for the somewhat opaque and mysterious nature of its deals with major labels, the question is being raised if...


Advance Look At MIDiA’s "State Of The Streaming Nation" 2017 Report [Mark Mulligan]

"Streaming was the lynchpin of 2016’s growth and will be even more important in 2017," says top industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDIA Research....


Tidal CEO Jeff Toig Out – 3rd Top Exec Departure In 2 Years

Tidal CEO Jeff Toig is out. It's the 3rd departure of the top executive at Jay Z's streaming music service in 2 years. Despite...


FRI. BRIEF: Ariana Grande As Heroine • Spotify Adds To Board • MQA Nabs Nugs • "Synch This!" • More

Friday 5.26.17 Music Business News From Around The Web It's easy to dismiss Ariana Grande as fluff, but to fans she's refreshingly much more....


Is Video Push Next For Spotify As Former Disney, YouTube Execs Join Board Of Directors

Spotify is reportedly adding 4 new members to its board of directors prior to its stock listing. The choice of former execs from YouTube...


MySpace Plays Dead In Attempt To Avoid Lawsuits

Although Myspace is already considered dead by many, the lawyers of its parent company Time Inc. recently had the company play dead via a...


Live Nation Offers Refunds To Fans Concerned About Terror In The UK

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THU. BRIEF: UK Concert Attack Aftermath • Gen Z Loves YouTube • Blockchain Updates • More

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