Safaree Offered Big Money to Make Adult Film

Safaree Offered Big Money to Make Adult Film

At the beginning the year, Safaree fans got what some referred to as “a late Christmas present.” As Charlamagne put it, Safaree “joined the ranks with the Kardashians” and Blac Chyna. In Feburary, pictures Safaree’s private parts made their way through Twitter, leading Safaree to go from the end jokes to a… person interest. So much so that the Love […]

Spotify Is About to Receive a Giant Gift from Congress. Time for Another Acquisition…

Spotify Is About to Receive a Giant Gift from Congress. Time for Another Acquisition…

The Music Modernization Act (MMA) will forgive Spotify for years bad behavior.  Ahead its passage, the company is already moving forward with some post-MMA acquisition plans. Spotify’s ‘non-IPO’ came with a lot complex puzzles.  For example: why is a company that has lost $3 billion — and $1.5 billion in the last year — worth $26.5 billion on Wall Street? Smart analysts […]

After Acquiring Beats for $3 Billion, Apple Decides to Develop Its Own Pair of Headphones

After Acquiring Beats for $3 Billion, Apple Decides to Develop Its Own Pair of Headphones

Apple is rumored to developing a serious pair high-end headphones.  And they won’t be branded Beats. Inspired by the success its AirPods, Apple looks ready break into the high-end headphone market. But Apple is already in the high-end headphone market, you reply.  Not according to audiophiles and serious music listeners, most whom regard Beats as expensive plastic jewelry. Apparently that’s […]

Keith Richards Says 'The Drugs Today are Just So Bland'

Keith Richards Says 'The Drugs Today are Just So Bland'

Keith Richards isn’t so hooked on the whole ‘sobriety’ thing.  But somehow the thrill doing hard drugs has faded. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has always been a drug-addled musician, with both comic and tragic undertones.  But despite kicking the heroin habit and — let’s say it out loud — remaining alive, Richards isn’t so enamored with sobriety. That said, he’s been […]

3 Major Problems With the Music Modernization Act

3 Major Problems With the Music Modernization Act

Can the Music Modernization Act truly treat independent songwriters and composers fairly? What exactly does the Music Modernization Act do?  According to multiple politicians as well as music organizations, the bill will simplify digital licensing and increase royalty payments to rights holders.  In addition, it would solve a host previous lawsuits mostly aimed at streaming music platforms.  With rights holders […]

Indie Songwriters Feeling Left Out as the 'Music Modernization Act' Moves to the Senate

Indie Songwriters Feeling Left Out as the 'Music Modernization Act' Moves to the Senate

The ‘Music Modernization Act’ is being heralded as groundbreaking legislation for music and tech.  But indie songwriters and publishers feel like they’re getting the shaft. Most music industry bills face brutal deaths, outmatched by stronger, smarter opponents.  The RIAA has been flopping on the Hill for decades, despite seven-figure salaries and pricey DC fices. Somehow, opponents like Google and broadcast […]