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Apple hit with lawsuit by songwriter heirs who allege ‘massive music piracy operation’

The heirs of American songwriters Harold Arlen, Ray Henderson, and Harry Warren are suing Apple alongside a UK-based...

BTS label Big Hit Entertainment generated over $500m in revenue last year

Big Hit Entertainment, the label behind K-Pop mega stars BTS, has reported record revenue and profits for 2019.

The Hottest Independent Artists In The World: KEYAH/BLU, Sycco, Emerson, Jadn and Rit$y

With around 40,000 tracks uploaded to Spotify daily – and 500 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute – how...

Sean Patrick Flahaven promoted to Chief Theatricals Executive at Concord

Sean Patrick Flahaven (pictured), who became President of Concord Theatricals upon its formation in December 2018, has...

Spotify and Warner Music Group agree new global licensing deal

Last summer, Spotify rather shrewdly told investors that it had signed new global licensing agreements with “two of...

Over 30,000 creators signed up to funding platform Patreon in first 3 weeks of March

San Francisco-based crowdfunding/membership platform Patreon saw 30,000 creators launch new funding accounts in the...

iHeartMedia furloughs employees; CEO Bob Pittman gives up $1.5m salary for remainder of 2020

Bob Pittman (pictured), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of US radio giant iHeartMedia, which operates over 850...