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Bob Dylan Faces $7.25 Million Lawsuit After Selling His Catalog to Universal Music

Bob Dylan performing live. Photo Credit: Alberto Cabello About six weeks after selling his entire catalog to Universal Music Publishing Group, in a deal that was reportedly worth over $300 million, Bob Dylan is facing a $7.25 million suit from the estate of songwriter, theater director, and psychologist Jacques Levy. Jacques Levy’s wife, Claudia Levy, […]

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Glastonbury Festival Canceled for the Second Year In a Row

An evening shot of Glastonbury 2011. Photo Credit: jaswooduk Glastonbury organizers have officially canceled their five-day-long music festival for the second year in a row. Glastonbury cofounder Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily, who organizes the 51-year-old event, announced the cancellation “with great regret” this morning, via a formal statement. Last year’s 50th anniversary edition […]

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‘Cars’ Singer Gary Numan: ‘I Got £37 From a Million Streams’

Gary Numan performing live. Photo Credit: Man Alive! “Cars” singer, songwriter, and producer Gary Numan has revealed that he once earned just over $50 (£37) for one million streams – or about $0.00005 per stream. Gary Numan disclosed his decidedly small royalty payment – and relayed his stance on today’s streaming-driven music landscape – in […]

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Pro Music Rights vs. Apple Dismissed by District Court Judge

A district court judge has officially dismissed Pro Music Rights’ collusion lawsuit against Apple, which, along with Spotify, SoundCloud, Amazon, and many others, was named in the complaint back in March of 2020. Pro Music Rights (PMR) maintained in the 120-page-long initial filing that the defendants had “entered into an illegal agreement, combination and/or conspiracy […]

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Who Are the Super Bowl LV Performers? – National Anthem Singer Revealed

Photo Credit: Jennifer Villaume / CC by 3.0 The Super Bowl LV performers’ line-up is nearly complete after the latest reveal. Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan will perform the national anthem before the big game. Singer H.E.R. will also perform “America the Beautiful” before kick-off. Deaf rapper and artist Warren “Wawa” Snipe will perform both […]

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How Much Do Major Label Artists Earn From a $9.99 Spotify Subscription?

The BPI recently revealed how much major label artists earn from a $9.99-per-month music-streaming subscription. Photo Credit: Sharon McCutcheon A new release from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has shed light upon how much major label artists earn from a “typical” $9.99-per-month Spotify subscription. The BPI disclosed this telling figure in a formal message, before […]

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Donald Trump Pardons Kodak Black, Lil Wayne, and Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez

Photo Credit: NBC News During the Donald Trump presidency’s final hours, several prominent figures in the music industry received pardons. An official White House statement released late Tuesday night indicated the full list. In total, President Trump issued 73 pardons and commuted the sentences of 70 more individuals. Some of the high-profile individuals who were […]