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RIAA, NMPA, BMI, SESAC, CMA, Recording Academy, Others Press Congress to Help Battered Live Concert Industry

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), the Recording Academy, BMI, SoundExchange, and 16 other music industry organizations have called on Congress to provide financial assistance to the live event space. The Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), SESAC, and the Music Artists Coalition joined the RIAA in signing the letter, […]

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Ticketmaster Fined $1.7MM in UK For Lax Security and Privacy Violations

Photo Credit: Claudio Schwarz Ticketmaster UK has received a fine of $1.7 million for lax security and violating the EU’s GDPR laws. Regulators say Ticketmaster UK failed to secure its website chatbot on the payments page. Attackers then subverted the chatbot, allowing them to steal payment info from unsuspecting concert goers. After being alerted to […]

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Stadiums and Venues In Queensland, Australia Move to 100% Capacity Today

Photo Credit: Hasanga Dissanayaka Queensland, Australia, is returning to normal with stadiums and venues returning to 100% capacity – with restrictions. The move comes as the Australian state enters Stage 5 of its roadmap to easing COVID-19 restrictions. Queensland will host New South Wales tomorrow night with a full stadium of 52,500 spectators. It will […]

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Will Ticketmaster Require COVID-19 Vaccinations at Shows? Not Exactly

Following the circulation of multiple reports claiming that they’d require concert attendees to receive COVID-19 vaccines, Ticketmaster higher-ups have clarified their stance on the matter. A number of outlets have covered the Live Nation subsidiary’s purported concert-attendance stipulations, which reportedly encompassed fans’ showing that they’d received the COVID-19 vaccine or a negative test as a […]

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The Flaming Lips Announce the ‘World’s First Space Bubble Concert’

The Flaming Lips playing live in 2007. Photo Credit: Usuario Mrdarrow The Flaming Lips have announced that they will perform the “world’s first space bubble concert” on the evening of Friday, December 11th, from The Criterion in their native Oklahoma City. Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne unveiled the decidedly innovative gig on social media […]

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Van Morrison’s Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund Is Already Oversubscribed

Van Morrison performing in Canada in 2010. Photo Credit: sahlgoode Last week, Digital Music News was first to report that Van Morrison had launched the Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund to assist musicians who’re struggling financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, just five days later, the Fund is already oversubscribed. Van Morrison and his team announced […]

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Live Nation CEO Sharply Questions Marc Geiger’s ‘SaveLive’ Venue Buyout Plan — “We Don’t Think There’s a Fire Sale”

During a conference call delivered following the release of his company’s third-quarter earnings report, Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino sharply questioned the viability of former William Morris Endeavor music-division head Marc Geiger’s SaveLive venue-buyout plan. Geiger, who co-founded Lollapalooza and led WME’s music division for 17 years, until departing in June of this […]