Tom Petty's Lethal Cocktail: Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Temazepam, Alprazolam, Citalopram + Acetyl Fentanyl, Despropionyl Fentanyl

The autopsy report is calling this one an ‘accidental overdose’.  Here’s what the LA coroner’s fice found inside Tom Petty’s body at the time his death. Looks like Tom Petty was going pretty heavy on the opioids. According to a just-released toxicology report, the singer had little chance against a …

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 …

Exclusive: Tennessee Introduces Legislation to Protect all Pre-1972 'Oldies' Recordings

Lawmakers in Tennessee will now vote on whether to extend copyright protection to pre-1972 sound recordings. Federal copyright law in the United States currently protects sound recordings released on or after February 15th, 1972.  Unfortunately, only a handful states actually protect pre-1972 tracks, and even then, they have widely differing …

Layoffs Expected as Concord Completes Acquisition of Razor & Tie

Multiple Razor & Tie employees are preparing for layfs. Concord Bicycle Music has confirmed that it has completely acquired Razor & Tie Records. The deal first started in 2015 after Concord Bicycle made a significant investment in the rock-heavy label.  The two companies formed Razor & Tie Enterprises, LLC.  Both …

Looks Like Ski Mask The Slump God is Releasing a Track Called 'Coolest Monkey in the Jungle'

Clothing company H&M’s controversial advertisement is spawning a special song. Clothing line H&M recently came under fire for a controversial piece merchandise.  The company recently featured an African-American boy wearing a sweatshirt that said “Coolest Monkey In the Jungle” on the front.  Almost immediately, The Weeknd cut ties with H&M …

Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Attempted Suicide In 2013 — Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Alcoholism Blamed

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan may have succumbed to deep depression, according to details now surfacing.  The singer passed away unexpectedly last weekend at the age 46. It was another sudden death from a highly-successful singer.  Out seemingly nowhere, 46 year-old Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer the Cranberries, died over …

The Huffington Post Responds to Spotify 'Unpublish' Allegations

The Huffington Post has responded to growing questions about its decision to ‘unpublish’ an article criticizing Spotify. Why did they pull the article down? Why aren’t they putting it back up? Is the CEO the Huffington Post somehow implicated? These are just a few the questions surrounding the Huffington Post’s …

What Streaming Music Services Pay (Updated for 2018)

Find out what top streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music, actually pay per play. Thanks to streaming music services, record labels reported record-breaking revenue last year.  In 2017, the big three made $14.2 million a day from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.  Universal Music Group …