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Is SXSW About to Get Canceled? Twitter CEO Pulls Out; Thousands Demand Cancelation Over Coronavirus Concerns

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has officially dropped out of SXSW over coronavirus concerns.  Meanwhile, nearly 20,000 have demanded the event’s cancellation in an online petition. The Twitter pullout was confirmed on Sunday (March 1st) to Digital Music News, and is part of a broader travel restriction from the company.  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was slated […]

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Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino Downplays Coronavirus Concerns

Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino doesn’t believe that his company’s operations and long-term financial outlook will be dramatically impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19), even as other promoters (and artists) continue to change their touring schedules in response to the international epidemic. During an earnings call last week, Rapino acknowledged that some performances—chiefly those […]

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After BTS Cancels Its Korean Shows, ARMY Fans Donate Their Refunds to Coronavirus Relief

Earlier this week, coronavirus (COVID-19) fears prompted K-pop group BTS to cancel the tour stops that had been scheduled to take place in Seoul. Now, many fans who had tickets to these shows are giving back by donating their refunded cash to disaster-relief charities. Some members of the BTS ARMY, BTS’s large, extremely dedicated fan group, […]

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Reach Music Publishing Joins UK Digital Licensing Collective IMPEL

Reach Music Publishing, a full-service music publishing and artist representation organization, has joined IMPEL, a UK-based collective that negotiates e-licensing deals on behalf of rightsholders. The UK’s Music Publishers Association (not to be confused with America’s Music Publishers Association, as the two operate independently) founded IMPEL as a subsidiary, but the brand became a solo organization in 2018. […]