Posts tagged "music business"

US visa fee increase for touring artists delayed after pushback

The US is facing growing pressure from professionals in the music industry to reconsider a proposed hike in visa fees for touring artists. The planned 250% increase in costs, which was initially announced by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in January, has been postponed and is now scheduled

In exciting news for artists, a brand-new resource has emerged to demystify the complexities of metadata, recording codes, and royalties.   Introducing the Get Paid Guide. Designed specifically with musicians in mind, the Get Paid Guide proudly labels itself as the “creator’s guide to data,” offering easily understandable information that

UK Music, an organisation representing the production sector of the UK’s commercial music industry, has called on the government to address concerns related to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in music.    According to MusicTech, Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, CEO of UK Music, expressed these concerns in an open letter to

  In music tech news, Pioneer DJ’s parent company AlphaTheta has acquired Serato.    This acquisition brings together two companies that have previously collaborated, with Serato’s DJ software becoming compatible with Pioneer DJ hardware in 2012. Despite the acquisition, both AlphaTheta and Serato will continue to operate as separate brands,

The Genius lawsuit against Google, which accused the company of displaying unlicensed lyrics sourced from Genius in its search results, has been rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court. Genius, a song lyrics and musical knowledge database, after having its appeal dismissed by the Court of Appeals in 2022, argued that

Remember that time an AI deepfaked Drake and The Weeknd, releasing a song that ultimately became a viral hit before being erased from streaming services? Or that other time that Spotify erased over 1000 AI generated songs from its library, only to reinstate them a week later? Like it or

London’s PC Music has announced it will cease releasing new music at the end of the year. In a statement shared to social media, the collective and label that is responsible for pioneering genres like hyperpop and bubblegum bass announced that after ten years of releasing boundary pushing music, 2023

Rumours are circulating that Spotify is set to launch a pricier subscription service on its platform by the end of 2023.   According to a recent report by Bloomberg, the streaming service may introduce the ‘Supremium’ plan in the coming months, which will provide HiFi audio quality and expanded access

Moog has been acquired by inMusic, an American company that owns a variety of instrument, audio, and DJ brands, including Numark, Stanton, Denon DJ, Akai, Alesis, M-Audio, Marantz, and plugin company Air. This acquisition signifies that Moog is no longer under the ownership of its employees. In 2015, 49 percent

In response to President Joe Biden’s call to eliminate hidden fees, Ticketmaster has decided to introduce “all-in pricing” for the benefit of fans. This move aims to provide transparency and ensure that customers are aware of the full cost upfront.   Live Nation Entertainment, the company behind Ticketmaster, revealed its

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