To Attract More Subscribers, Spotify Is Giving Away Google Home Mini Smart Speakers

Spotify is offering Premium for Family subscribers a ‘gift’ — and an easy win for Google. Last month, Spotify scared a substantial amount of its Premium for Family into signing up for an individual account.  With losses mounting and Apple Music gaining more subscribers in key markets, executives put a controversial plan into effect. Dubbing the […]

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Teddy Bautista, SGAE’s Corrupt Ex-President, Says He’s a Changed Man. The Board Wasn’t Buying It.

SGAE’s scandal-ridden ex-President can’t have his old job back.  But, with SGAE’s elected board tied to a recent scam, will things really get better? Things have been a bit rocky at SGAE over the past several years.  And, downright corrupt. In 2011, civil guard officers raided the once-powerful collecting society’s headquarters in downtown Madrid.  Four […]

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Boy Meets World’s Mr. Feeny thwarts burglary at 91 years old

Mr. Feeny is a no-nonsense guy. Sure, he joked around several times throughout Boy Meets World, but at the end of the day, he lives in a world of rules. At 91 years old, that remains the case for actor William Daniels, as he triumphantly proved this past Saturday. As USA Today reports, the veteran […]

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Theo Impala share retro-inspired music video for “Only You”: Watch

Theo Impala, the super duo comprised of  Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Theophilus London, have shared a new music video for “Only You”. Their collaborative cover of Steve Monite’s 1984 single of the same name was first premiered on Virgil Abloh’s Beats 1 radio program on October 20th, just days after the newly formed two-piece made its live debut […]

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Here’s LeBron James watching Halloween II as Michael Myers

Tonight, the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Dallas Mavericks for a special spooky matchup (hardly), which means that horror hound LeBron James had to celebrate Halloween on Tuesday night. As he’s wont to do, James shared a few stories on his Instagram that show him watching 1981’s Halloween II, while also wearing a signature […]

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Louis C.K. jokes “black people” were the only group who “stuck by him” amidst sexual misconduct scandal

The attempted comeback of Louis C.K. continued on Monday — but this time, it wasn’t a surprise. The comedian delivered two sets at New York’s Comedy Cellar, for which he was an official but late addition. Though a pair of protesters held signs up outside the venue and pleaded with ticket holders to bail once […]

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KISS deliver pre-Halloween performance of “Love Gun” on Fallon: Watch

KISS recently announced their 65-date “End of the Road” farewell tour. Though the tour doesn’t officially launch until January, last night the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame outfit got the festivities started early with a pre-Halloween appearance on The Tonight Show. Accompanied by an array of pyrotechnics and lasers, the band played its classic song, “Love […]

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Following Its EMI Music Publishing Acquisition, Sony/ATV Extends Its Deal With SOLAR

Following its EMI acquisition, Sony/ATV has made a key play in the pan-European digital marketplace. Last Friday, European regulators confirmed indie music organizations’ worst nightmare. The European Commission approved Sony’s $2.4 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing without conditions.  The move has made Sony/ATV the world’s largest music publisher. Now, with the acquisition confirmed, Sony […]

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YouTube Music Plucks Some Spotify and Pandora Talent for Its Nashville Office

YouTube Music has picked up two former Spotify and Pandora executives for its Nashville operation. Rachel Whitney and Copeland Isaacson will be joining the company, according to details shared today.  Whitney, who previously worked for Pandora, will serve as the country music programming manager.  Isaacson, who departed Spotify in May, will be handling artist relations […]

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‘BBC Introducing Live’ Is a 3-Day Music Industry Crash Course

A festival dedicated to helping young people break into the music industry is happening in London starting November 8th. BBC Introducing Live is a festival supporting upcoming talent to showcase their abilities to major industry professionals.  That includes aspiring execs as well as creatives. The festival takes place over three days starting November 8-10 at […]

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