Canada's Music Industry Proposes a $3.50 'Copying Tax' on Every Smartphone

Canada's Music Industry Proposes a $3.50 'Copying Tax' on Every Smartphone

Any way you look at it, the Canadian Private Copying Collective’s ‘copying tax’ is nothing short a selfish cash grab.  Even worse, because pressure from the music industry, the initiative may ultimately succeed. The Canadian music industry wants lawmakers to pay a notable fee for every single smartphone sold in the country. University Ottawa law pressor Michael Geist first made […]

Has Spotify Just Suffered A Massive Data Breach?

Has Spotify Just Suffered A Massive Data Breach?

If true, how many Spotify accounts did hackers actually manage to steal and post online? According to a recent post on , hackers may have leaked thousands Spotify usernames and passwords online. user Ket first posted about the possible breach based on an e-mail sent from haveibeenpwned.com.  The website allows users to check if hackers have compromised their personal data. […]

Earthcore Festival Deathwatch: Major Artists Bailing Over Failed Payments

Earthcore Festival Deathwatch: Major Artists Bailing Over Failed Payments

More than 10 artists appear to be pulling out the Earthcore Festival — days before the event begins. 2017 hasn’t been a great year for music festivals. Ja Rule’s much-hyped Fyre Festival, aimed at rich, young millennials, went down in flames.  Festivalgoers eagerly awaiting luxurious hotel rooms quickly found leftover disaster relief tents as shelter.  Feral dogs completely the post-apocalyptic look. […]

Palestinian Activists Angry at Nick Cave Over Israel Show

Palestinian Activists Angry at Nick Cave Over Israel Show

Supporters an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state and accused the pro-Palestinian activists trying to bully musicians. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott Israel called Cave's shows a “propaganda gift” that helps “art-wash” Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Cave plays Monday (Nov. 20) in Tel […]