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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,

Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated album Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) has encountered an unexpected production mishap, resulting in an intriguing mix-up. Rather than featuring her own songs, the vinyl pressing of the album mistakenly contains a compilation of rare UK electronica tracks from the 1990s.   The mix-up came to light

DJ Fresh and Nico Pellerin have launched an AI based platform that allows producers to legally clone artists’ voices for use in demos and fan-made edits.    Voice-Swap works by taking existing voice recordings and changing the timbre toward that of another voice. The game changer is that Voice-Swap uses

ADE, the renowned Amsterdam Dance Event, has recently revealed the initial lineup of artists scheduled to perform at its 2023 showcase. Taking place from October 18 to October 22, this event will encompass a diverse range of electronic genres and subcultures, with over 1000 events happening at more than 200

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

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has introduced Ripple, a new app that allows users to generate music by humming or singing. This app aims to simplify the process of creating royalty free soundtracks for short-form video content for those who are not familiar with traditional digital audio workstations (DAWs).   Ripple

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

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