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 …

Claptone is Cooking Up a Fresh Show For One Mix on Beats 1

Beats 1’s weekly radio show, One Mix, has made a name for itself consistently hosting talented artists from all across the electronic music spectrum.  To send f 2017, it featured a 24 hour mix session with some the year’s best selections, hosted by Anna Lunoe and Jamie Jones. One Mix …

Producers: Would You Pay a Monthly Subscription for Unlimited Samples?

Native Instruments is a manufacturing company for both music production stware and hardware based out Berlin, Germany.  Just today, they announced the launch  Sounds.com, which is a subscription-based website that provides producers with royalty-free samples, loops, and sound packs available for both personal and commercial use. This website functions on a …

MK Is Laying Down Some House Anthems This Week Beats 1 One Mix

Electronic music’s deepest roots lie in Detroit. The Motor City fostered a sound and culture that continues to hold precedence even today. Many revere the underground techno and house sounds that emerged from Detroit.  During the ‘90s, Marc Kinchen fueled his passion for electronic music by bringing forth infectious house …

This Is What Happens When a Producer Refuses a Label’s Up-Front Payment for a Remix

Record labels might be notorious for squeezing money out the pockets producers, but more ten than not, it's the producers themselves who mistakenly, accidentally or naively have done the robbing. Case in point: In 2016, Common Tiger, a record producer from Grants Pass, Oregon, approached Austrian electronic producer and friend filous about …

Ray J Sued for $30 Million Over Scooter Bike Business

Ray J is getting sued for $30 million over a scooter business deal gone bad. TMZ reports that the singer/reality star was supposed to go into partnership with a man named Jean Paul back in 2015. The plan was to market electric scooter bikes. But things haven't gone as planned. …

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+ …

Brooklyn's Output is Gearing Up For Its 5th Anniversary Celebration

Brooklyn’s OUTPUT nightclub has become a shining gem for New York’s underground nightclub scene, bringing new life to the city’s underground ferings. This month, OUTPUT is celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary with 4 nights killer music as a thank you to fans and supporters who have been keeping the dance …

Amsterdam Dance Event Has Announced its Dates for 2018

The new year brings about a handful resolutions, but it also brings on a new round  festivals. Festival season is just around the corner, and Amsterdam Dance Event has announced its dates for the 2018 conference and festival. The 23rd annual event will take place from October 17 to the 21 and is …

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 …

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 …