We Asked the Music Industry If Neil Portnow Should Be Fired. 50% Said No.

We Asked the Music Industry If Neil Portnow Should Be Fired. 50% Said No.

Despite what critics have demanded from the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow won’t resign anytime soon.  A lot people don’t actually want him too. Iggy Azalea wants Neil Portnow to step down.  Pink, Halsey, Vanessa Carlton, other top female musicians, and six the most powerful women executives in the music industry feel the same way.  As do nearly 14,000 protestors who petitioned for […]

7 U.S. States (Representing Nearly 25% of the Country’s Population) Have Passed Measures Protecting Net Neutrality

7 U.S. States (Representing Nearly 25% of the Country’s Population) Have Passed Measures Protecting Net Neutrality

The FCC repealed net neutrality — but can they enforce it? Now, 7 U.S. states are directly challenging the FCC with pro-net neutrality provisions, while more than 20 are outright challenging the legality the rollback. If the FCC wanted a fight, they got an MMA death-match.  Now, more than 7 U.S. states have measures outright challenging the FCC’s December rollback […]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Faces Internal Investigation Over Alleged Corruption

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Faces Internal Investigation Over Alleged Corruption

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has been accused dismantling net neutrality to assist corporate allies like Verizon.  Now, an internal investigation is focusing on outright corruption allegations surrounding recent FCC television regulations. For months, FCC chairman Ajit Pai has been getting broiled over his efforts to dismantle net neutrality.  The once-unknown chairman now battles death threats, security restrictions, and endless accusations […]

Shaun White Hired Harvey Weinstein's Attorney to Defend Against Sexual Assault Allegations

Shaun White Hired Harvey Weinstein's Attorney to Defend Against Sexual Assault Allegations

It looks like Shaun White was taking sexual assault ‘gossip’ very seriously back in 2016. Shaun White recruited the legal assistance Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys to defend against serious sexual abuse and assault allegations in 2016, Digital Music News has learned.  The accusations against the snowboarder came from Lena Zawaideh, who played drums in White’s band, Bad Things. + August 16, […]

Is the Price of Vinyl Going Too High?

Is the Price of Vinyl Going Too High?

Have you honestly paid too much for vinyl records? In its Year in Report 2017, researchers at BuzzAngle Music noted that streaming music consumption surged in the US and Canada.  Physical and digital album and track sales, however, continued their slow descent into obscurity. The anomaly?  At a 20.1% increase over 2016’s numbers, vinyl records sales actually increased.  The medium […]

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Will Lose 97% of Its Funding Under Trump's Budget Plan

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Will Lose 97% of Its Funding Under Trump's Budget Plan

Mr. Trump wants to rid federal funding for the public media and arts. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would lacerate federal funding for public media and arts. The 2019 budget would greatly cut the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s budget to a measly $15 million. This is down from $495 million. CPB is a private, non-prit that was initiated by Congress back […]