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UnCancelled Music Festival Launches to Benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

Photo Credit: UnCancelled Music Festival The UnCancelled Music Festival is launching today to bring a virtual concert to the world. The virtual concert will feature thousands of artists from different genres around the world. Some of the festival’s official partners include Fender, Bandzoogle, Ari’s Take, and Spaceland Presents. The virtual festival will kick-off later today, […]

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A2IM, NMPA, RECORDING ACADEMY, RIAA, SONA Creates a COVID-19 Survival Guide for the Music Industry

Photo Credit: RIAA Several artist’s rights organizations have come together to create a COVID-19 survival guide for the music industry. The passage of the CARES Act stimulus bill last Friday has left many Americans wondering where they stand. The coronavirus pandemic has hit the music industry especially hard, as live events and concerts are canceled […]

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Sony Unveils Massive $100 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund

Sony has established a $100 million coronavirus-relief fund to support many who are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The fund will benefit first responders and medical professionals, educators and schoolchildren (to lessen the challenges associated with remote teaching, via digital classrooms), and entertainment-industry employees. A substantial portion of the latter, including actors and musicians, […]

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“Stacy’s Mom” Creator Adam Schlesinger, 52, Dead From Coronavirus

Adam Schlesinger performing with Tinted Windows (photo: Claire Powers) Fountains of Wayne co-founder Adam Schlesinger has passed away from coronavirus (COVID-19) complications. He was 52 years old. Schlesinger, a New York City native, tested positive for COVID-19 about two weeks back.  As his symptoms were severe, he started receiving treatment at a local hospital. Two […]

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BTS Label Big Hit Entertainment Crushes It With $500MM+ In 2019 Revenue

BTS label/management group Big Hit Entertainment has confirmed that its 2019 earnings surpassed $500 million, and that the all-time-high income was accompanied by an operating profit of more than $85 million.  Big Hit Entertainment’s highly successful 2019 was first reported by Digital Music News in February, after Big Hit founder and co-CEO Bang Si-hyuk (widely […]

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Huawei is Taking on Spotify: Big Three Labels, 160MM Users On Board

The main Huawei offices in Shenzhen, China. (photo: Brücke-Osteuropa) Chinese tech and cellular-coverage company Huawei is taking on Spotify in Europe with Huawei Music, a competing music-streaming service that’s backed by the Big Three record labels.  Huawei Music has officially launched in 16 European states (including Germany, France, and the United Kingdom), and Huawei executives […]

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Live Nation Shifts Into Streaming with ‘Live at Home,’ Donates $10MM for ‘Crew Aid’

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis preventing virtually all crowd-based live events from proceeding as planned, concert-promotion giant Live Nation has unveiled a “Live at Home” streaming initiative. Additionally, the company has established a “Crew Nation” fund—and pledged $10 million—to help behind-the-scenes employees financially. Live at Home compiles “daily live streams” from leading artists, including the […]

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Elton John’s ‘Living Room’ Concert Raises $8 Million for Coronavirus Relief

Photo Credit: Fox Elton John’s “Living Room Concert for America” raised nearly $8 million for coronavirus relief. The concert aired on Sunday and featured acts from Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, and others. Each musician performed from their home in an hour-long event. The Living Room concert aired on Fox and iHeartRadio stations. Viewers […]