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Christian Artist Sean Feucht Plans New Year’s Concert In Defiance of COVID-19 Restrictions

Photo Credit: Sean Feucht Christian artist Sean Feucht is planning a New Year’s concert in defiance of California and Los Angeles COVID-19 restrictions. Sean Feucht unveiled the event – one of four that he’s scheduled for today, following a number of other protest shows throughout the year as well as a “Skid Row Outreach” happening […]

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Ticketmaster Fined $10 Million for Hacking Into a Rival’s Servers and Stealing Information

Ticketmaster has been fined $10 million for allegedly hacking a rival ticketing platform and stealing sensitive information between 2013 and 2015, the Department of Justice announced in a formal release. Federal prosecutors levied five charges, including wire fraud and computer intrusion, against Ticketmaster for allegedly accessing “without authorization the computer systems of a competitor.” The […]

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Lil Wayne Gets New Sentencing Date in Federal Weapons Case

Lil Wayne’s sentencing has been postponed in his federal gun case. Earlier this month, the 38-year-old rapper pled guilty to illegally possessing a firearm after federal agents discovered a loaded .45-caliber handgun during a search of his private plane while traveling from Los Angeles to Miami on Dec. 23, 2019. His lawyer originally requested expedited… Read More

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PRO Music Rights Is Preparing a Spotify-Style Direct Public Offering — No Investment Banks Needed

Pro Music Rights is officially preparing a Spotify-style direct public offering, according to a Form S-1 that the Florida-based entity recently submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Pro Music Rights founder and CEO Jake Noch confirmed the Spotify-style direct offering to DMN, but didn’t address the development with a formal statement. However, a […]

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Sorry, Americans: $600 Second Stimulus Checks Are Now Being Mailed

The government has officially started mailing the $600 second stimulus checks earmarked in the recently passed $892 billion aid package. Since negotiations on a follow-up to the $2.2 trillion CARES Act began earlier this year, Digital Music News has provided regular updates about second stimulus checks. Owing to the far-reaching economic impact of the COVID-19 […]

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Peloton Is Now Producing Its Own Exclusive Music — Starting With Three Elvis Remixes

Photo Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer About 10 months after settling an ugly copyright infringement lawsuit involving 14 music publishers, Peloton is officially producing exclusive music – beginning with three Elvis remixes. The New York City-headquartered exercise-equipment company recently unveiled the trio of Elvis remixes, which became available exclusively via the Peloton platform today. (Peloton Digital memberships, available […]

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A Secret Pandemic Party App Has Been Banned by Apple, TikTok

Photo Credit: Juliette F A pandemic party app that facilitated secret get-togethers has been pulled from the App Store. The Vybe Together app allowed users to arrange private parties, violating COVID-19 guidelines. The app’s account on TikTok was banned shortly after it began circulating among the community. The app’s creators confirmed that Apple banned Vybe […]

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Newly-Surfaced Documents Further Connect Michelle Swing to Nashville Bomber

A pair of suspicious documents have surfaced on AEG Presents Director of Artist Development and Global Touring Michelle Swing, who currently resides in Los Angeles. The perplexing connection between 29-year-old Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) executive Michelle Swing (pictured above) and Nashville bomber Anthony Quinn Warner has taken another twist. In the moments after the 63-year-old […]