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variety.com - Rebecca Davis - How BTS and Its ARMY Could Change the Music Industry
How BTS and Its ARMY Could Change the Music Industry
Variety

It was just a year ago that BTS ' Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour was selling out stadiums all over the world. Each night of the 20-date trek, which grossed $116 million, a total of nearly a million ticket buyers around the planet witnessed a…

nytimes.com - Joe Coscarelli - The Only Music Critic Who Matters (if You're Under 25)
The Only Music Critic Who Matters (if You're Under 25)
The New York Times

A few years ago, the Rhode Island noise rock band Daughters had an unlikely breakthrough, thanks in no small part to a goofy, baldheaded online enthusiast. The group had just released its first new album in eight years, and although the music's…

billboard.com - Katie Bain - Calvin Harris Blasts the UK Government for 'Treating the Music Industry Like Sh--' Amid COVID-19
Calvin Harris Blasts the UK Government for 'Treating the Music Industry Like Sh--' Amid COVID-19
Billboard

Calvin Harris let his feelings be known in an Instagram post criticizing the UK government's treatment of the music industry amid COVID-19. Posted Monday, the image shows a burnt-out nightclub with the caption, 'as usual the UK government treating…

nashvillepost.com - Music industry pro sells MetroCenter property
Music industry pro sells MetroCenter property
Nashville Post

An entity affiliated with music industry veteran Dale Morris has sold the MetroCenter property from which audio visual equipment rental business Morris Light and Sound Inc. operates for $4.4 million, according to a Davidson County Register of Deeds…

musicweek.com - Covid-19 music industry update: European venues report, NI live music ban, Camp Bestival and more
Covid-19 music industry update: European venues report, NI live music ban, Camp Bestival and more
Music Week

Music Week is monitoring the impact of the Covid-19 spread around the globe on the biz. The outbreak has wreaked havoc on the live music sector, leading to widespread festival and tour cancellations and the announcement of the government's…

theconversation.com - Michelle Arrow - Helen Reddy's music made women feel invincible
Helen Reddy's music made women feel invincible
The Conversation

“Show business”, Helen Reddy once said, “was the only business that allowed you to earn the same salary as a man and to keep your name”. The singer and actress best known for her trailblazing feminist anthem I Am Woman…

billboard.com - Tatiana Cirisano - Twitch Offers Users Rights-Cleared Music With New 'Soundtrack' Platform
Twitch Offers Users Rights-Cleared Music With New 'Soundtrack' Platform
Billboard

Twitch is giving users a new way to avoid copyright takedowns when using music in their livestreams -- and it doesn't involve licensing deals with major record labels. The Amazon-owned livestreaming platform is popular among gamers (and recently…

techcrunch.com - Sarah Perez - Twitch launches a rights-cleared music catalog for streamers, Soundtrack by Twitch
Twitch launches a rights-cleared music catalog for streamers, Soundtrack by Twitch
TechCrunch

Twitch today is introducing a new tool, Soundtrack by Twitch, that will allows it creators to add licensed music within their streams. The feature, which has been in development over the past year, is meant to not only make it easier to find…

tennessean.com - Mike Organ, The Tennessean - Music mogul Scott Borchetta headlines Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Hall of Fame class
Music mogul Scott Borchetta headlines Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Hall of Fame class
The Tennessean

Before he created his own record company, discovered mega-talented performers such as Taylor Swift or worked as a mentor on 'American Idol,' Scott Borchetta was winning races at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. He started out racing Legend cars in…

engadget.com - Billy Steele - Twitch offers streamers a way to safely use licensed music
Twitch offers streamers a way to safely use licensed music
Engadget

Twitch streamers are no strangers to DMCA music claims. Over the summer, the platform acknowledged a flood of takedown requests for older videos, which could've potentially put streamers in jeopardy of consequences under Twitch's content policy.

vancouversun.com - Stuart Derdeyn - Terrence Blanchard to deliver keynote speech at VIFF AMP Music in Film Summit
Terrence Blanchard to deliver keynote speech at VIFF AMP Music in Film Summit
Vancouver Sun

Tickets/info: $10 Keynote and Soundoff tickets; AMP Summit pass $45 at From silent film piano players to full surround sound, music has always played a key role in the cinematic experience. At this year's VIFF Amp Summit, film industry heavyweights…

thefader.com - Support live music venues with The FADER and This T-Shirt's new merch collection
Support live music venues with The FADER and This T-Shirt's new merch collection
The FADER

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the United States economy to a sputtering halt, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the live music industry. With indoor concerts out of the picture for the foreseeable future and 90% of independent music…

billboard.com - Griselda Flores - Anitta, Anuel AA, Becky G and More Confirmed For Latin Music Week 2020
Anitta, Anuel AA, Becky G and More Confirmed For Latin Music Week 2020
Billboard

Latin music stars Anitta, Anuel AA, Becky G, Nicky Jam, Los Tigres del Norte and Wisin will join Ryan Tedder, Jamie Foxx, Walter Kolm and Billboard 's Leila Cobo for a set of can't-miss superstar conversations during this year's virtual Latin Music…

tulsaworld.com - Jimmie Tramel - Music artists remember singer, songwriter and actor Mac Davis, who died at age 78
Music artists remember singer, songwriter and actor Mac Davis, who died at age 78
Tulsa World

Mac Davis, a singer, songwriter and actor who starred in an Oklahoma-based movie about high school football, died Tuesday. He was 78 and had become ill after heart surgery. In addition to solo hits like “Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me,”…

memphisflyer.com - Alex Greene - Movie Music! Memphis Musicians are Getting their Songs in Films and TV Shows
Movie Music! Memphis Musicians are Getting their Songs in Films and TV Shows
Memphis Flyer

It's like I'm fresh off the shelf, fresh off the lot, fresh out the pot. Cameron Bethany wrote and sang those words at a turning point in his life, when he was indeed feeling brand new. For the singer/songwriter and his colleagues in the…

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