David G.

David G.
28 posts
Ibiza

Nine Ibiza Venues Close Amid Noise Crackdowns

 Ibiza Venue Closures After announcing plans to impose strict measures on noisy San Antonio bars and nightclubs last October, the Ibiza council has followed through on its threat to impose noise regulations. Previously, the city council had required venues to close at 3:00 a.m. instead of 5:00 a.m. Nine nighttime venues...

Spotify IPO

Spotify makes confidential filing for United States IPO

Music streaming service Spotify has filed confidentially with United States regulators for an initial public offering (IPO).  According to sources, the company will be targeting a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange in the first half of 2018. One possible reason for this is that some long-term investors...

Avalon EDM Clubs

Five Awesome EDM Clubs In The United States

There's nothing that quite tops a live EDM show at the perfect club. The music can be good anywhere, but it is really designed for crowded venues, neon lights, and high volume. Under the right circumstances, a given set or performance can be just about unforgettable. Because of this, we...

Blockchain

Blockchain Protocols can resolve Copyright Issues

  Copyright law has been a source of legal conflict since well before the rise of the internet. The relatively new presence of blockchain technology could potentially cut the number of copyright conflicts the industry sees on a regular basis. Benefits of Blockchain technology  Since the beginning of time, copyright...

Sirius XM New Year's Nation 2018.

The Copyright Royalty Board Raises Rate for SiriusXM

Increasing Rates The Copyright Royalty Board has determined that SiriusXM will pay 15.5% of revenue from music played for the next five years beginning in 2018 to 2022. This means that SiriusXM will experience a 41% hike from the current 11% percent rate. On news of the rate increase, the...

Apple itunes

Apple Plans to Terminate Music Downloads by 2019

No More Free Downloads? Rumors have it that Apple is aggressively scheduling a phase-out of music downloads from the iTunes Store, and has supposedly been in planning for the past two years. Although, the company denies such an idea. It is also expected that the phase-out would take two years...

Apple Close to Acquiring Shazam

Apple Plans to Acquire Shazam for $400 Million

Apple is near closing a deal to acquire Shazam for $400 million. According to inside sources, Apple had planned to announce the deal on Monday, December 4. However, this plan could change at any time. Once finalized, this deal provides Apple the option to integrate a popular consumer feature directly into...

The Creative Footprint

The Creative Footprint Plans to Fight Club Closures in New York City

The Creative Footprint is a non-profit organization that measures and indexes live-music space.  Working alongside local experts and researchers, The Creative Footprint gathers data about every entertainment venue in a city and calculates its cultural impact. Their purpose is to assist nightclubs and fight negative gentrification. The organization was founded...

alesso extends residency

Alesso Signs Two-Year Residency Deal with Wynn

Alesso has held a residency with Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas for the past six years. He has signed a deal to extend that contract for another two years. As a result, the DJ will continue to perform at Wynn's  nightclubs, including XS and Encore Beach Club through 2019. Alex...

Spotify Tencent Music

Tencent Music and Spotify in Talks to Swap Stakes

Spotify and Tencent Music are considering owning a stake in each other’s businesses. Both companies would benefit from this agreement. It would create opportunities for an alliance when negotiating licensing deals with music labels and publishers. As part of the deal, Tencent will pay Spotify a lump sum in order to...

Amazon Tickets

Amazon Scraps Plan to Compete Against Ticketmaster

Amazon Amazon is the largest e-commerce company in the world. They sell everything from books to technology to groceries. Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 as an online bookstore, the company has diversified into a major retailer. Today, the company today has over 541,000 employees and a net revenue of...

Apple purchases augmented reality headseat company Vrvana

Apple buys augmented reality company Vrvana Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30 million.  Founded in 2005, Vrvana is a Canadian startup that makes the Totem headset. The totem headset has not yet been released on the market but has had great reviews. The headset costs $50 to pre-order, and the...

Gramatik

GRAMATIK creates cryptocurrency with His Intellectual Property

GRAMATIK creates cryptocurrency with His Intellectual Property Gramatik had his intellectual property tokenized in Zurich on Nov 9th. The token launch allows investors to purchase GRMTK tokens that represent his Intellectual Property. GRMTK operates similar to a stock or cryptocurrency and is secured using blockchain technology.  The GRMTK token consists of...

unitedmasters logo

Google invests $70 Million into startup UnitedMasters

Google paves way for new record label alternative It has been revealed that Google has invested $70 million into the startup company, UnitedMasters. This is not Google's first investment in the Music industry. Google has previously invested in Kobalt, a music distribution and rights service. Founded by Steve Stoute, UnitedMasters is...

Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group signs licensing deal with Anghami

Warner Music Group signs licensing deal with Anghami Warner Music Group has announced a new licensing deal with Anghami, the most extensive streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa.  Anghami users will now have access to Warner Music Group's catalog of music and new releases. This deal expands Warner Music...

YouTube and Ticketmaster sign advertising deal to promote concerts

YouTube and Ticketmaster partner for interactive concert promotions YouTube and Ticketmaster have signed a deal to promote upcoming concert tickets on official music videos.  The feature will show a list of upcoming concert dates underneath the title of the music video, making it easier for fans to purchase tickets to...

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