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Canadian Authorities Fine StubHub Nearly $1 Million for Deceiving Customers

StubHub has been fined nearly $1 million ($1.3M Canadian) by Canada’s Competition Bureau, which monitors the domestic marketplace for behaviors and actions that inhibit competition and/or deceive consumers.  StubHub’s infractions were classified under the latter category, as the Competition Bureau indicated that tickets had been advertised — through the StubHub website and through promotional emails […]

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Elton John Soldiers Through Farewell Tour Despite Walking Pneumonia Diagnosis

Elton John battles through a performance in Auckland, NZ on February 16th (photo: @eltonofficial) Owing to an ongoing illness, Elton John has been forced to postpone one of his scheduled Farewell Yellow Brick Road performances.  The 72-year-old valiantly attempted to push through a Sunday concert in Auckland, New Zealand, having been diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier in […]

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As Spotify, Apple, and Amazon Dominate, Tuned Global Is Building Customized Streaming Platforms for Brands

Tuned Global recently powered Pizza Hut’s ‘Singing Pizza’ campaign in Malaysia, a deal that involved Universal Music Group. While Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, and Spotify duke it out for streaming dominance, B2B players like Tuned Global are eyeing niche opportunities. The streaming music space is now a battle royale between the biggest of giants. Even […]

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BTS V’s ‘Singularity’ Surpasses 100 Million Streams on Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud

BTS vocalist V achieves major streaming success with his solo release, “Singularity.” V, a member of the highly successful South Korean band BTS, has achieved a significant milestone in his career. BTS’s “Singularity,” which was sung as a solo by V, has been streamed more than 100 million times on Spotify and has been played over 130 […]

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Vicky Cornell’s Lawsuit Against Soundgarden Drags On — Despite Talks of a Settlement

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who committed suicide in 2017. The Vicky Cornell-Soundgarden lawsuit is raging on, and all involved parties have agreed to delay proceedings until March, including extensions for both Cornell’s team and that of the defendants.  Two previous delays (both requested by the defendants) were detailed in the briefing that was submitted to […]

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Apple Corps. Wins $77 Million Judgment Against Beatles Counterfeiters

U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom has awarded Apple Corps. $77 million in damages from an unlicensed merchandise lawsuit pertaining to Beatles gear.  Apple Corps. sued 77 individuals and small businesses that were found selling unauthorized Beatles t-shirts, sweaters, and other apparel, and the $77 million verdict reflects a $1 million fee levied against each […]

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Spotify Remains M.I.A. In South Korea — But That Could Change This Year

According to a Seoul-based news outlet, Spotify is set to further its global presence by entering the South Korean market. Though more than 275 million people actively use Spotify (including 124 million premium subscribers and 153 million free-version users), the streaming service hasn’t been made available to residents of South Korea. Last March, an attempted rollout […]