Music Industry News

The Fader Fires Eric Sundermann Following Sexual Impropriety Allegations

The Fader magazine has fired Eric Sundermann, who was its head of content, after conducting an investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct by him. The investigation began after accusations were made against Sundermann on Twitter. A company source told Billboard that it also investigated publisher Andy Cohn, for allegedly “looking the other way” in response to […]

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Music Industry News

SiriusXM Adds 210,000 Subscribers This Quarter ⁠— Pandora Subscribers Plunge

SiriusXM’s financials reveal the company added roughly 210,000 net subscribers, while earnings slipped substantially.  The story at Pandora wasn’t rosy. The company’s third-quarter 2019 total revenue was $2.0 billion, which increased by 37% compared to last year. That boost comes from the completion of the acquisition of Pandora Media in February this year. SiriusXM reported net […]

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PledgeMusic Is ‘Unlikely’ to Pay Nearly $10 Million Owed to Artists, Bank-Appointed Administrator Says

PledgeMusic’s bank-appointed receiver says it’s ‘unlikely’ that artists will see any of the money they’re owed. We predicted this outcome back in July when PledgeMusic filed its wind up petition. Instead of heading into administration (the British equivalent of bankruptcy), PledgeMusic executives just closed up shop. The Royal Courts of Justice granted the wind-up order. […]

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The Latest Industry Gigs: Copyright Royalty Board, LiveXLive, TaP, Sentric, AWAL, More..

Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry. If you have a job listing to share, we’re all ears.  Send us a note to news@digitalmusicnews.com. If you’d like to post a job on our Job Board, just send us a request to noah@digitalmusicnews.com. We begin […]

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Tech News

Will SoundCloud Go Bankrupt This Year?

Image by Ralph Daily (CC by 2.0) Amidst Google buyout rumors, co-founder admits that SoundCloud may go bankrupt this year. More bad news for the company. After Spotify walked away from advanced plans to acquire the company, SoundCloud posted yet another difficult financial quarter. This leaves the streaming company in a bad state. MBW reports […]

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Anti-Piracy: Can It Exist Without Censorship?

Image by g4ll4lls (CC by 2.0) Will the EU violate users’ fundamental rights? Communia, an public domain believes so. Back in September 2016, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced his plans to modernize existing copyright laws in Europe. They form part of the Digital Single Market reforms. However, Communia, founded by groups including Creative Commons […]