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  1. The Donna Summer estate has sued rappers Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign for the unauthorized use of her song “I Feel Love” on the Vultures 1 album. A sample of the 1977 song appears in the Kanye/Ty Dolla $ign song “Good (Don’t Die),” which the Donna Summer estate says was used without permission. “Kanye […]
  2. If you’ve never mixed music before, it may feel daunting to learn. There’s so much depth to it that even experienced mixing engineers continue to learn and improve. But in this article, we’re going to walk through the basics of how to mix music. And I’m going to give it to you straight and keep […]
  3. Indie artist emlyn is a star on the rise, thanks in part to her usage of platforms like Chartmetric and Venice Music that equip emerging talent with the tools they need to succeed in the music industry. The following comes from Chartmetric, a company DMN is partnered with. There’s an array of music companies out […]
  4. The much-publicized licensing dispute between Universal Music Group (UMG) and TikTok is deepening, as the former’s publishing catalog is now being removed from the video-sharing platform. This latest twist in the companies’ well-documented showdown just recently entered the media spotlight, after TikTok at the top of the month began muting all manner of videos containing […]
  5. Universal Music Group Nashville has announced the launch of Sing Me Back Home Productions, a new production arm focused on projects for film and TV. Focusing on music integration and new ways of storytelling, Sing Me Back Home Productions taps into the deep catalog of artists from throughout UMG Nashville’s history as well as celebrating […]
  6. Believe’s TuneCore is suing CD Baby over allegedly stolen trade secrets, and as part of the heretofore little-discussed lawsuit, a federal judge has “temporarily enjoined” the defendant company “from knowingly disseminating and/or using any of TuneCore’s confidential information.” Two of the music industry’s biggest distributors are going to war — and hardly anybody knew about […]
  7. Back in October, Digital Music News first reported that Apple Music was introducing higher royalty payouts for Dolby Atmos mixes. That has sparked some pushback, particularly from indie and unsigned artists who feel Atmos upgrades come with a hefty price tag. AlexProMix is hoping to dispel that notion. An early adopter of Dolby Atmos immersive […]
  8. Sony Music Entertainment (SME) says it’s reached a settlement in the class-action copyright recapture lawsuit levied by Southside Johnny (real name John Lyon), New York Dolls founding member David Johansen (known also as Buster Poindexter), the professional behind the namesake Paul Collins’ Beat, and others. SME attorneys just recently informed the court of the “agreement […]
  9. The ELVIS Act aimed at addressing the use of AI in music has unanimously passed both the Senate and House Commerce Committees in Tennessee. Here’s the latest. The Ensuring Likeness Voice and Image Security (ELVIS) Act moved forward after compelling personal testimony from artist-songwriters Natalie Grant, Matt Maher, and David Hodges. The legislation was introduced […]
  10. In 2021, the Recording Academy struck up a partnership with NFT platform OneOf to distribute three NFT collections to commemorate the 64th, 65th, and 66th Grammy Awards. So what happened? Details for the NFT partnership with the Quincy Jones-backed NFT platform were revealed November 2021. Both the 64th and 65th Grammy Awards received their NFT […]
  11. Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl reveals that the company is working on a ‘superfan app’ to be released later this year. Robert Kyncl, Warner Music Group CEO, took part in the Web Summit technology conference in Qatar this week, in a session called “The Artist, the CEO, and the Future of Music.” He was […]
  12. With Spotify changing how it distributes royalties on the platform, many artists are asking what the impact will be for them. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek took to social media to answer these questions. On February 8 (days after Trevor Noah made a punchline about Spotify ripping off artists at The Grammys), Spotify shared that it […]
  13. IFPI announces its Top Global Albums of 2023, led by K-pop group SEVENTEEN’s FML, complete with several appearances by Taylor Swift. IFPI, representing the worldwide recorded music industry, has announced K-pop group SEVENTEEN’s FML as the winner of the IFPI Global Album Award for 2023. The award is calculated according to an album’s worldwide sales […]
  14. IMPALA is seeking to have a conversation with Apple over its plan to offer a 10% boost in royalties for music available in spatial audio. Here’s the latest. IMPALA says the boost in royalties for spatial audio only makes music streaming less accessible for independent labels and their artists. That’s because there are more upfront […]
  15. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is facing yet another sexual assault lawsuit, this time from producer Rodney Jones Jr., also known as Lil Rod, who also accuses Combs of sexual grooming and improper payment for his work. Rodney Jones Jr., best known as producer Lil Rod, has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs, in […]