Guide To Avoiding Music Business Scams

While there are a lot of valuable and completely legitimate music services out there doing their best to help industry artists, there are plenty of suspect scammers as well. In. Continue reading

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8tracks Raises $2 Million From Small Investors, Plans Shift To Subscription Model

Playlisting service 8Tracks has raised almost $2 million of a hoped for $5 million from 3700 small investors. The startup's crowdfunding campaign with SeedInvest has two week's remaining.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Live Nation Over Ticket Fees

A class action suit has been filed accusing Live Nation of falsely advertising concert ticket prices. When Michael Rapino was named CEO of Live Nation Entertainment in 2010, he promised. Continue reading

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SFXE Has Multiple Suitors, As Stock Delisting Looms

Yesterday, Robert Sillerman's EDM powerhouse SFXE said that it has received indications of interest from multiple parties that are exploring a potential buyout of the company.

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SFXE Founder Sillerman To Receive 29.5% Interest, As EDM Giant Grabs $60 Million Lifeline

EDM giant SFX (NASDAQ: SFXE) has been on life support in recent weeks after a series of poor financial reports and a failed attempt by founder and CEO Robert Sillerman. Continue reading

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Royalty Exchange Sold To Undisclosed Buyer

Royalty marketplace Royalty Exchange, which had auctioned the rights to Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise," had raised $3.4 million through October 2014 from two investors - Grotech Ventures and IDEA Fund Partners. Now the startup. Continue reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

Plenty of chatter in the music industry this week, as Lady Gaga issues a cease and desist over breast milk ice cream, Louisa Wendorff talk T-Swift and Twitter, and Straight. Continue reading

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Lady Gaga Sends Cease And Desist To Breast Milk Ice Cream Maker

Lady Gaga has reportedly filed a cease and desist order with U.K.-based company The Licktators, manufacturers of breast milk ice cream over the name of one of their products, Royal. Continue reading

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Does The Reddit Revolt Foretell A Similar Uprising For The Music Industry?

Reddit has recently been in trouble owing to the discontent of the site's moderators, who feel that their contributions are being under-valued. Are artists beginning to feel the same way. Continue reading

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UPDATE: Jay Z’s Bid To Buy Aspiro’s WiMP & Tidal Music Services Is Not Dead Yet

[UPDATED] Jay Z's bid to buy a pair of Scandinavian based streaming music services for $56 million has hit a snag  as 10% of shareholders demand a better deal.

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