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Universal Music Poaches a Top Spotify Executive In Japan

One of Spotify Japan’s leading executives has jumped ship for Universal Music. Japan is the second-largest market in the world for recorded music. Ichiro Tamaki joins Universal Music Japan starting February 15th. He will be responsible for heading Digital Strategy, data analytics, and platform partnerships for Universal Music Japan. Tamaki formerly served as Spotify Japan’s […]

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After Tons of Controversy, the Taylor Swift Netflix Documentary Is Officially Happening

Photo Credit: Netflix The Taylor Swift Netflix documentary Miss Americana is releasing on January 31st. The pop singer confirmed the release date via an Instagram post, revealing the show’s official poster. The synopsis for the documentary says, “Taylor Swift embraces her role as a songwriter and performer – as a woman harnessing the full power of her […]

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Bose Shutting Down All Retail Stores in North America, Europe, Japan & Australia

Photo Credit: Unsplash Bose will close all of its retail stores in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia. Online sales played a significant part in Bose’s decision. The company says its headphones, speakers, and other products are usually purchased online. As a result, hundreds of employees will be laid off in the coming months. The […]

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iHeartRadio Just Replaced Hundreds of Human Workers With ‘Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI)’

iHeartRadio Denver (photo: Jeffrey Beall CC by 4.0) Yesterday, we first reported on iHeartMedia’s mass layoff of employees nationwide.  Now, the company has explained why those people were let go. We certainly hear a lot about machines replacing humans in the workforce. And there are certainly some in-your-face examples, like self-checkout aisles at supermarkets. But most of […]

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Gustavo Dudamel Renews His Multi-Million Dollar Contract with the LA Philharmonic

Photo of Gustavo Dudamel and his first wife Eloísa Maturén by Urregoluis (CC BY-SA 3.0) Charismatic orchestra conductor Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract with the Los Angeles Philharmonic through the 2025-26 season. In 2009, at only 28 years of age, Dudamel became the philharmonic’s music director. He originally had a five-year contract, which was […]