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  1. Marilyn Manson faces yet another sexual assault lawsuit — this time, from a minor. Just a week after Marilyn Manson settled a lawsuit brought on by actress Esmé Bianco who had filed a suit claiming the singer had sexually assaulted her — a new lawsuit has emerged filed by a woman who claims Manson sexually […]

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  2. Biden Administration releases the annual list of the largest content piracy hubs affecting the US — RIAA responds. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released its annual Notorious Markets Report, highlighting the importance of enforcing copyright in the continuously worrying trends in online piracy. This yearly report lists the largest content

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  3. Podcast creation has reached an all-time low since it exploded in 2020 during the pandemic. Is the luster of this audio format wearing off for creators? According to data compiled by Chartr, fewer podcasts were created in 2022 than the two years prior. The number of new shows created dropped 80% between 2020 and 2022. […]

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  4. After making several acquisitions during 2022, Beatport has purchased a majority interest in the International Music Summit (IMS). Denver-headquartered Beatport, which arrived on the scene in 2004 and bills itself as “the worldwide home of music for DJs, producers, and their fans,” formally announced this latest play today. For reference, the Soundful investor last year […]

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  5. The HBO series ‘The Last of Us’ is providing Linda Ronstadt with a revival similar to Kate Bush from 2022. The third episode of the series aired Sunday night and sent the song from the ’70s skyrocketing up the Spotify charts. According to a tweet shared by the music streaming company, the song “Long Long […]

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  6. Ahead of the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show featuring Rihanna, Apple Music makes the singer’s catalog available for listening with spatial audio. Apple Music is the new halftime show sponsor for Super Bowl LVII, which takes place on February 12, 2023, in Arizona. Now subscribers of the service can listen to all of Rihanna’s hits […]

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  7. Big things are afoot at DMN — but we need your help. Please take this quick survey to tell us more about where you’d like to see Digital Music News expand. It takes less than 10 minutes and will help us shape our next steps. Whether you’ve been in the music industry for 20 years […]

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  8. Spotify stock (NYSE: SPOT) has surged after the Stockholm-headquartered company disclosed that it had added a record high of 33 million users during Q4 2022 – including about 10 million subscribers. The audio entertainment service, which laid off approximately 6% of its employees earlier in January, posted the fourth-quarter financials today. Worth highlighting at the […]

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  9. British venues attracted more than 22 million visitors in 2022 — down 16.7% from 2019 as profit margins continue to shrink amid the cost of living crisis. Music Venue Trust (MVT), representing nearly 1,000 UK grassroots music venues, has launched its 2022 annual report, highlighting the importance of its members’ contributions to the UK economy […]

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  10. Busch Light returns with another cheeky Super Bowl spot — this time featuring Sarah McLachlan. Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Busch Light is bringing a playful 30-second advertisement to this year’s Super Bowl, showcasing the beer brand with its recurring theme of safety in the great outdoors. A previous announcement indicated that Busch Light would be part of AB InBev’s

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  11. Foo Fighters will replace Pantera as headliners at Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring Festivals in Germany. After thrash metal mainstay Pantera was dropped from Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals last week, the Foo Fighters announced that they would be headlining Rock Am Ring on June 2 and Rock Im Park on […]

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  12. Gibson Brands and Heritage Guitar have officially finalized a settlement agreement in their years-running legal battle over alleged trademark infringement. Nashville-headquartered Gibson and Kalamazoo-based Heritage just recently settled the complaint, which the latter company filed back in March of 2020. The roughly three-year-old action has now been dismissed with prejudice, an order from

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  13. BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch is officially set to step down at 2023’s end, and the Berlin-headquartered company has tapped Thomas Coesfeld to serve as his replacement. The Bertelsmann subsidiary formally announced the C-suite shakeup, which follows an early 2021 “streamlined restructuring,” this morning. Hartwig Masuch has been CEO of the new BMG since its inception almost […]

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  14. TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will appear before a Congressional hearing in March. Here’s what we know. The House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) confirmed TikTok’s CEO will testify before the committee. The committee will seek answers to questions about TikTok’s consumer privacy and data security practices, as well as focusing

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  15. Google researchers have created an AI capable of generating music from text prompts—like ChatGPT. The model is called MusicLM. A text prompt like ‘a calming violin melody backed by a distorted guitar riff’ will generate music at 24kHz for several minutes. The paper published by researchers says MusicLM outperforms previous music generation models both in […]

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