Music Industry News

Live Nation, Ticketmaster Face Class Action Litigation Over Monopolistic Abuse

Disgruntled customers have filed a new class-action lawsuit against Live Nation and Ticketmaster over the companies’ alleged monopolistic business practices within the live-event industry. Olivia Van Iderstine and Mitch Oberstein submitted the complaint to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, and a copy of the filing was shared with […]

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Trump Administration Brands Multiple Amazon Sites ‘Notorious Markets’ for ‘Counterfeiting and Piracy’

Photo Credit: Bryan Angelo The Trump administration has placed several Amazon sites on its notorious markets blacklist. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative updated the list today to include Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, and Amazon.in. The list usually targets known piracy vectors like cyberlockers and torrent sites. The US-based site, Amazon.com, was only spared […]

Music Industry News

TikTok’s Explosive Growth Continues – 2 Billion Downloads and Counting

TikTok downloads have crossed 2 billion last quarter after rapidly expanding its user base in March. The rapid growth of TikTok continues amid the U.S. investigation into censorship and privacy concerns. Two branches of the U.S. military have banned the use of the app on government-issued devices. In March, TikTok downloads topped 12 million new […]

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Recording Academy Names ‘Chief Diversity Officer’ In Wake of Ugly Grammys Fallout

On the heels of a very public and controversial battle with former CEO Deborah Dugan, the Recording Academy has appointed Valeisha Butterfield Jones as its chief diversity and inclusion officer. The Recording Academy revealed Butterfield Jones’s hiring in a press release, which was shared with Digital Music News. She will begin reporting directly to interim […]

Hip Hop News

Young Thug Says He Almost Died From Liver and Kidney Failure

Young Thug is thankful to be alive after a near-death experience. On Wednesday, Offset hosted his “Offset and Friends” virtual music experience with Young Thug, Rich the Kid, and SAINt JHN, with proceeds benefitting the Atlanta Community Food Bank for COVID-19 relief efforts. During Young Thug’s livestreamed performance, the YSL rapper revealed that he suffered… Read More

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Eventbrite Defeats Investor Lawsuit Over False Representations

A federal judge has dismissed the class-action lawsuit filed against event-management and ticketing company Eventbrite, which investors claimed made deceiving statements ahead of its initial public offering (IPO). In summary, the lawsuit centered on Eventbrite’s $200 million acquisition of Ticketfly, which Eventbrite bought from Pandora in 2017. Expectedly, Eventbrite execs portrayed the buyout as a […]