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Coachella and Soul’d Out Productions Settle Years-Running ‘Radius Clause’ Lawsuit

Portland-based music festival promoter Soul’d Out Productions’ ‘radius clause’ lawsuit against Coachella has officially drawn to a close, a new courtroom document reveals. Digital Music News has covered the years-running complaint – and plaintiff Soul’d Out’s qualms with the “radius clause” that Coachella acts are required to accept – since shortly after its arrival in […]

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Is Your Apple Music Not Syncing? — iCloud Library Problems Fixed, For Now

Photo Credit: Omid Armin Apple Music not syncing? An ongoing issue prevented iCloud Music libraries from syncing. Over the last 72 hours, many Apple Music users have experienced issues with the service. Subscribers took to the internet to complain about being unable to access their music libraries. “Why is Apple Music not syncing my iCloud […]

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Twitter Will Start Verifying Accounts Again – Here’s What We Know

Photo Credit: Claudio Schwarz Twitter is relaunching its accounts verification process after suspending it earlier this year. But there are some changes. App engineer Jane Wong revealed the news that Twitter may be working on a new verification process in June. On Tuesday, Twitter officially unveiled the new verify accounts process, which will roll out […]

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The Weeknd Calls the Grammys ‘Corrupt’ — Grammys CEO Responds

After failing to receive a Grammy nomination despite the immense commercial success of his After Hours album, The Weeknd has called the annual awards show “corrupt” – prompting the Recording Academy’s interim president and CEO, Harvey Mason Jr., to respond. Yesterday, the Recording Academy unveiled the list of artists and professionals who’re in the running […]

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An ABBA Legend Helps Audoo Raise $6.9 Million

ABBA legend Björn Ulvaeus, who participated in Audoo’s $6.9 million Series A funding round. Photo Credit: Frankie Fouganthin London-based music-tech startup Audoo has raised over $6.9 million (£5.2 million) in a Series A funding round. The two-year-old company announced its multimillion-dollar investment this morning, in a formal release that was shared with Digital Music News. […]

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Scooter Braun Dumps Taylor Swift’s Catalog After Just 16 Months — $300MM+ Deal

photo: Serjan Midili Taylor Swift’s catalog — and all the drama that comes with it — is now somebody else’s problem. Yes, that’s right folks: mega-manager Scooter Braun has just dumped his massive holding in Taylor Swift’s catalog — and all the headaches that come with it.  We’d been tracking the possible deal for weeks; […]

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Believe Digital Is Reportedly Flirting With a $2.4 Billion IPO

Believe Digital is reportedly considering a 2021 IPO, which would generate nearly $2.4 billion (€2 billion). A recent report from Reuters shed light upon the multibillion-dollar flotation, but Believe Digital hadn’t publicly commented on the matter at the time of this writing. According to anonymous sources with knowledge of the IPO plans, the indie label […]

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Smaller Streaming Services Are Getting Shut Out by the MLC, Sources Say

As the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) continues to build itself, sources have revealed that smaller streaming services are pushing back against their perceived lack of input in the development process. One source, who asked to remain anonymous, reached out to Digital Music News with word of the troubling behind-the-scenes disputes. Mechanical Licensing Collective officials and […]