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Concert Promoter The Lighthouse Events Charged With Defrauding Christian Investors Out of $3 Million

A Christian concert promoter is charged with defrauding over 150 investors of over $3 million dollars. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court against The Lighthouse Events and its owner. The complaint said owner Jeffrey E. Wall used investor funds for other purposes than which they were intended. […]

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Katy Perry’s “Roar” Music Video Surpasses 3 Billion Views — One of 9 Videos to Cross the Threshold

On the heels of a multimillion-dollar copyright infringement ruling and accusations of cultural insensitivity, Katy Perry finally has some good news to celebrate: “Roar” has received over three billion views on YouTube. Here’s the Katy Perry vid, which now joins an elite club. [embedded content] In passing the benchmark, “Roar” has joined a very exclusive club of just nine other […]

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Apple Poaches Warner Music Exec for Head of New Streaming Initiative

Photo Credit: LinkedIn Jeff Bronikowski has left the Warner Music exec team to join Apple. He is the new head of Global Strategic Music Initiatives. Neither Apple nor Bronikowski have commented publicly on the transition – AppleInsider discovered the LinkedIn update on Bronikowski’s page. His most recent position was as a Senior Vice President at […]

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Mariah Carey Drops a PRO Bomb — Ditches BMI for ASCAP

Mariah Carey has moved her extensive catalog to performance rights organization ASCAP. The superstar was previously with BMI. ASCAP trumpeted the big news early this morning. ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews indicated that she and her team are “honored” to have a “legend” like Carey join the organization. Carey was previously signed with BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), and […]