We Asked a Top A&R Executive If Rock Is Really Dead

We Asked a Top A&R Executive If Rock Is Really Dead

Is Rock n’ Roll Finally R.I.P.? U2 still sells out arenas.  Desert Trip is one the biggest festivals in the world.  Even Journey still fills arenas without Steve Perry. But those are celebrations the past, not the present. And in the present, the stats aren’t very encouraging for Rock n’ Roll.  Spotify’s rankings are now dominated by Hip Hop, Pop, […]

Montana's Governor Issues an Executive Order to Force Net Neutrality In His State

Montana's Governor Issues an Executive Order to Force Net Neutrality In His State

The FCC’s order to unravel net neutrality has a brand-new enemy: the governor Montana. Update: The executive order is now ficial.  Here’s our article from this morning. The FCC’s repeal net neutrality has become more difficult, thanks to a very determined governor.  Just this morning, Montana governor Steve Bullock announced an executive order to protect net neutrality in his state. […]

I'm One of the Attorneys Suing Spotify. And Here's Why the Music Modernization Act Makes Little Sense.

I'm One of the Attorneys Suing Spotify. And Here's Why the Music Modernization Act Makes Little Sense.

My law firm currently represents multiple songwriters and publishers in copyright litigation against Spotify that, in total, involve approximately 2,500 musical compositions. The allegations are that Spotify built a multi-billion dollar business with no assets other than the songs available on its digital platform, but without building the infrastructure needed to ensure that songs appearing on Spotify were properly licensed […]

Will.i.am-owned i.am+ Purchases Bluetooth Earbud Maker Earin

Will.i.am-owned i.am+ Purchases Bluetooth Earbud Maker Earin

Will.i.am’s i.am+ acquires bluetooth earbud maker Earin.  Because, they have a lot money and they wanted to. William Adams —aka will.i.am — is the Black Eyed Peas frontman turned tech entrepreneur.  He’s the founder the i.am.angel foundation, not to mention the heavily-funded i.am+.   Right now, we’re not quite sure what i.am+ does exactly, but they do have $117 million+ in funding. […]

Beats Cofounder Jimmy Iovine May Not Be Leaving Apple, After All

Beats Cofounder Jimmy Iovine May Not Be Leaving Apple, After All

Jimmy Iovine is about to mint hundreds millions dollars.  But does that mean he’s leaving Apple? According to reports from multiple media outlets, Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine will reportedly leave the company in August. Hits Daily Double first reported on the executive’s upcoming departure last week. Sources speaking with Billboard added that his August departure was “likely timed to […]

Beats Cofounder Jimmy Iovine Saying Goodbye to Apple

Beats Cofounder Jimmy Iovine Saying Goodbye to Apple

And what about Dre?  Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine is expected to leave Apple in August, according to reports circulating Thursday. Music producer, label executive and headphone scion Jimmy Iovine is now reportedly leaving Apple, according to reports surfacing Thursday.  Hits Daily Double first tipped the departure, which is apparently slated for August this year. Earlier, Iovine helmed Beats by Dre […]

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Cancels Vegas Speech Following Multiple Death Threats

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Cancels Vegas Speech Following Multiple Death Threats

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai has abruptly cancelled a high-prile speech at CES in Las Vegas following ‘multiple, unsubstantiated death threats’. One the most powerful regulators in the United States is having trouble leaving the confines Washington, DC.  Just yesterday, FCC commissioner Ajit Pai abruptly cancelled a keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The cancellation, confirmed […]