Facebook Just Signed a Deal With the Largest Music Publisher In the World

Facebook Just Signed a Deal With the Largest Music Publisher In the World

Universal Music Group inked the first deal with Facebook.  Now, it’s Sony/ATV’s turn. Facebook’s music ambitions are rapidly taking shape, thanks to a pair momentous deals.  Late last year, the social network finalized a groundbreaking pact with Universal Music Group, which includes Universal Music Publishing Group. That looks like the first many such deals.  Just this morning, Facebook finalized an […]

Hip Hop Has Replaced Rock As Music's Most Consumed Genre

Hip Hop Has Replaced Rock As Music's Most Consumed Genre

Surprisingly, more music fans enjoy purchasing rock albums than actually streaming them. So, what genre do music fans actually prefer listening to? Do they still enjoy consuming timeless classics like rock and country music?  What about EDM, pop, or music?  Thanks to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s record-breaking single ‘Despacito,’ has Latin music’s time finally come? According to two new […]

Earl Sweatshirt’s Dad Dies at 79

Earl Sweatshirt’s Dad Dies at 79

Losing the person responsible for your existence is tough, possibly more so if your relationship with them isn’t good. Unfortunately, that’s the situation Earl Sweatshirt is in, as his father, poet and political activist Keorapetse Kgositsile, has passed away. According to the South African news website SABC, Kgositsile was 79 years old. Kgositsile was an influential member the African National […]

Spotify Slapped With a $1.6 Billion Nightmare Lawsuit — Months Before Its IPO

Spotify Slapped With a $1.6 Billion Nightmare Lawsuit — Months Before Its IPO

Spotify’s biggest legal headache now has a price tag: $1.6 billion. Spotify’s legal issues are escalating rapidly, and threatening to derail its highly-anticipated IPO.  Now, an ongoing lawsuit involving some the largest musicians in the world has turned into a $1.6 billion demand. Back in September, DMN projected cumulative legal damages hitting ‘one billion plus’ with 10 potential litigants.  Looks […]

Less Than 2% of Content Creators on Patreon Earn Monthly Minimum Wage

Less Than 2% of Content Creators on Patreon Earn Monthly Minimum Wage

Think twice before quitting your day job if you’re on Patreon. 2017 was a wild ride for popular crowdfunding platform Patreon. Founded by musician (and former YouTuber) Jack Conte in 2013, the service reached 50,000 monthly active content creators  last year.  With the support one million monthly active patrons, the company estimated that creators would earn $150 million last year. […]

Barack Obama Gets One of the First Copies of Bruce Springsteen's Updated 'Born In the U.S.A.'

Barack Obama Gets One of the First Copies of Bruce Springsteen's Updated 'Born In the U.S.A.'

Bruce Springsteen’s updated ‘Born In the U.S.A.’ is pretty damn good, according to former president Barack Obama.  But it may also carry a more somber tone. Theatergoers and Springsteen fans alike are clamoring for tickets to the ultra-hot musical, Springsteen on Broadway.  And those who’ve scored a $1,000+ ticket have heard the Boss’ updated version ‘Born In the U.S.A.’ The […]