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Gabrielle Union Allegedly Fired from America’s Got Talent After Complaints of ‘Toxic Culture’

It is being reported that the producers of America’s Got Talent (AGT) decided not to renew the contract of judge Gabrielle Union after she and fellow judge Julianne Hough complained about what they considered to be a toxic culture at the show. The kerfuffle seems to be centered around a guest appearance on the show […]

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The Fader Fires CEO Andy Cohn Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

In the wake of The Fader firing its head of content Eric Sundermann as a result of sexual misconduct allegations, the site has further fired publisher Andy Cohen after working there for 16 years. In the immediate aftermath of Sundermann’s dismissal, there were reports that The Fader was also investigating Cohn for both enabling Sundermann’s […]

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The Latest Music Industry Gigs: Sony Music UK, BMI, AEG Presents

Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry. If you have a job listing to share, we’re all ears. Send us a note to news@digitalmusicnews.com. If you’d like to post a job on our Job Board, just send us a request to noah@digitalmusicnews.com. […]

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Mechanical Licensing Collective Hands a Juicy Contract to HFA — Critics Call the Deal Crooked

The newly-minted — and funded — Mechanical Licensing Collective has just awarded a plum contract to the Harry Fox Agency, owned by private equity firm the Blackstone Group.  Critics are quickly pointing to a ‘no-bid contract’ based on political horse-trading, with HFA assailed for serious licensing problems in the past. The HFA award was formally […]

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Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Year Ending September 30

Warner Music Group has reported its financial results for both its fiscal fourth-quarter and the year ending September 30, 2019, and the news is good. In terms of the fourth quarter, revenue rose 8.2% at the company. They further indicated that recorded digital music growth as well as growth in digital music publishing and artist […]

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California Court Dismisses Apple Music Data Privacy Lawsuit

The U.S. District Court for Northern California has dismissed a lawsuit against Apple Music filed by users who claimed that the company sold and exposed user data to third parties. In May of this year, three Apple Music users — Leigh Wheaton, Jill Paul, and Trevor Paul — asserted that Apple’s music app utilized tokens […]

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Tidal Tries Algorithmic Music Video Playlists ⁠— ‘My Video Mix’

Tidal is trying its hand at an algorithmic-based music video playlist. The new ‘My Video Mix’ creates a personalized video playlist based on listening history. Tidal says its editorial team influences the playlist’s recommendations. The mix is divided up into eight different video playlists in a dedicated video tab. Each playlist will feature a mix […]

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Independent Music Companies Take a Stance Against UMG-Tencent Deal

A coalition of independent music companies called IMPALA are taking a stance against the impending deal between Universal Music Group (UMG) and Tencent, believing that it will hurt both competition and consumers. Tencent is currently in the process of closing a $3 billion deal for 10% of UMG, with an option for another 10% at […]

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Stop Chasing Playlists and Start Building a Music Career — Our Latest Podcast

Warning: Spotify playlists may be damaging to your career. Ari Herstand explains why. What?  You’re not subscribed to the Digital Music News Podcast?  We’re available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and pretty much everywhere else.  Or, simply listen to the embed below. Lucidious was a talented musician with a growing fanbase and a well-paying day job.  But he […]

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What Violent Political Unrest? Tencent Music Schedules Its Annual Shareholder Meeting in Hong Kong

Tencent Music Entertainment Group has announced that it will hold its annual general meeting next month in Hong Kong, in spite of all the unrest there due to political protests. The annual meeting will take place December 19 at the Ritz-Carlton in Kowloon, Hong Kong between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. While the location may […]

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