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Lightning In a Bottle Officially Cancels Its 2021 Festival

Woogie Stage, which later became the site of the standalone Woogie Weekend festival, at Lightning in a Bottle 2011. Photo Credit: Adam Wiggins Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) has officially canceled its 2021 festival due to continued COVID-19 concerns. The electronic dance music (EDM) festival’s organizers announced the cancellation of Lightning in a Bottle 2021 […]

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British High Court Orders ISPs to Block Multiple Stream-Ripping Sites

London, England. Photo Credit: Eva Dang The British High Court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block four stream-ripping websites – including Russia-based, which is also engaged in a years-running courtroom confrontation with the RIAA. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) recently announced its legal victory over the stream-ripping websites (singling out giants […]

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Rapper T.I. and Wife Tiny Facing Investigation After Sexual Assault Allegations

Photo Credit: Sister Circle TV / CC by 3.0 Rapper TI and his wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris, are facing an investigation into sexual assault allegations. New York lawyer Tyrone Blackburn sent letters to the authorities in Georgia and California. The letter calls on local law enforcement to investigate similar claims of assault over more […]

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Spotify Facing Defamation Lawsuit Over True Crime Podcast ‘Son of a Hitman’

Photo Credit: Soundtrap Spotify is facing a defamation lawsuit over its true-crime podcast, ‘Son of a Hitman.’ The new lawsuit was brought by an eyewitness to the assassination of a federal judge. The witness testified at the 1980s murder trial of hitman Charles Harrelson. She claims that the Spotify podcast, ‘Son of a Hitman,’ manipulated […]

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Spotify Pulls Hundreds of K-pop Tracks Following Licensing Dispute — Including Monsta X, Sistar, IU, More

Spotify has removed hundreds of K-pop tracks, including works from Monsta X, Epik High, Sistar, IU, and others, following a licensing dispute with South Korean entertainment company and music distributor Kakao M. A number of K-pop fans, as well as some of the affected artists, were quick to address the seemingly far-reaching Spotify takedown on […]

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Morgan Wallen Enters Record-Setting Territory as ‘Dangerous’ Tops the Album Charts for a 7th Straight Week

Morgan Wallen is now entering the record books as Dangerous: The Double Album tops multiple album sales charts for a seventh-straight week. Despite a mass-industry ban, Morgan Wallen is now celebrating another chart-topping week for his recently-released Dangerous: The Double Album. According to stats arriving this weekend, the album has just enjoyed a seventh-straight week […]