Music Industry News

Smaller Streaming Services Are Getting Shut Out by the MLC, Sources Say

As the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) continues to build itself, sources have revealed that smaller streaming services are pushing back against their perceived lack of input in the development process. One source, who asked to remain anonymous, reached out to Digital Music News with word of the troubling behind-the-scenes disputes. Mechanical Licensing Collective officials and […]

Hip Hop News

Ciara and Son Future Dress as Cardi B and Offset for Halloween

Ciara came through drippin’ for Halloween. The singer got into the spirit by recreating the iconic artwork for Cardi B’s debut album Invasion of Privacy. The mother of three channeled the Grammy-winning rapper, complete with short yellow hair, white cat-eye sunglasses, and black-and-white jacket while licking her lips as Cardi famously did on the cover… Read More

Music Industry News

RIAA Seeks Information On 40 YouTube Ripper Sites – Two Subpoenas Issued

The RIAA is building a case against 40 different YouTube ripper sites, thanks to two subpoenas. Shutting down pirate sites is hard work that starts with obtaining information about the site’s owners. That information may include the domain owner, IP addresses for servers, or any personal details registered. The RIAA has obtained two DMCA subpoenas […]

Music Industry News

Livestream Platform LiveXLive Broadens Into Merch, Acquires Custom Personalization Solutions

LiveXLive is expanding into merch with a potential acquisition of Custom Personalization Solutions. LiveXLive has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire 100% of CPS LLC – in an all-stock deal. The transaction is valued at up to $6 million. The proposed acquisition is expected to be closed by December 31, 2020. CPS was […]

Music Industry News

German Study Finds That Music Concerts Are Safe With Proper Ventilation and Masks

Berlin, Germany. Photo Credit: Stefan Widua Back in July, Digital Music News was first to report that German scientists were planning a 4,200-person experimental concert to gain a better understanding of COVID-19’s transmission risk. Now, these researchers have determined that music concerts are safe with masks and proper ventilation. University Medical Center Halle (Saale) professionals […]