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Helping Music Survive Doomsday? New Conservation Project Underway

Helping Music Survive Doomsday? New Conservation Project Underway

A new project hopes to preserve music in a doomsday vault for future generations. The vault is under construction near the North Pole, according to an initial report from Billboard. The vault is designed to store significant recordings from ic Beatles hits to Australian indigenous tunes. A company called Elire’s Global Music Vault says the …

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VNUE Announces Plans to Acquire Livestream Platform StageIt

VNUE Announces Plans to Acquire Livestream Platform StageIt

Music-technology company VNUE is officially set to acquire Hollywood-based monetized-livestream platform StageIt. VNUE (OTC: VNUE) higher-ups announced the StageIt acquisition today, via a formal release that was shared with Digital Music News. New York City-headquartered VNUE, which is “dedicated to further monetizing the live music experience for artists, labels,” and others, expects the deal to …

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Reservoir Media Acquires Tommy Boy Music Ahead of Stock Market Debut

Reservoir Debuts on NASDAQ Following Acquisition-Company Merger

In late March, reports revealed that Reservoir Media would arrive on the stock market following a merger with Roth CH Acquisition II, a blank-check acquisition company operated by Roth Capital and Minneapolis-based Craig-Hallum Capital Group. Now, the transaction has officially closed, and the New York City-based music publisher’s shares are trading on NASDAQ. Reservoir Media …

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Sony Music Publishing & BeatStars Officially Launch BeatStars Publishing

Sony Music Publishing & BeatStars Officially Launch BeatStars Publishing

Back in April of 2020, global music marketplace BeatStars inked a partnership agreement with Sony Music Publishing. Now, the entities have expanded their professional relationship with the “official launch” of BeatStars Publishing. Sony Music Publishing and BeatStars – which Lil Nas X utilized when creating “Old Town Road” – announced the formal rollout of BeatStars …

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Ryan Adams Says He's About to Lose Everything: "I'm Scared"

Ryan Adams Says He’s About to Lose Everything: “I’m Scared”

Back in February of 209, seven women publicly accused singer-songwriter Ryan Adams of sexual misconduct and/or “manipulative behavior” – resulting in major career setbacks for the Jacksonville, North Carolina, native. Now, Adams is struggling financially and asking labels to take another chance on him. The New York Times reported on the sexual-misconduct and psychological-abuse claims …

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Chinese Regulators Ban Tencent From Exclusive Rights in Online Music

Chinese Regulators Ban Tencent From Exclusive Rights in Online Music

Chinese regulators have barred Tencent from arranging exclusive music rights agreements. The Chinese government has been stepping up anti-trust action against several large tech companies. It imposed a record $2.75 billion fine on Alibaba, China’s Amazon equivalent. Then regulators turned their eyes on Tencent and Tencent Music Entertainment Group. Regulators fined Tencent for unfair market …

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Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless Streaming Now on Android

Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless Streaming Now on Android

Apple is bringing spatial audio and lossless streaming to its Android app. The two new features launched in June on iOS devices, but now Android users can listen. At launch, users can listen to thousands of tracks with Dolby Atmos support. Lossless audio streaming offers “bit-for-bit” accuracy – for an uncompromised sound. The new update …

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Warner Music Vietnam, ADA Asia Ink Partnership With Yin Yang Media

Warner Music Vietnam, ADA Asia Ink Partnership With Yin Yang Media

Warner Music Vietnam and ADA Asia have officially inked a distribution-focused partnership with Saigon-headquartered music and entertainment company Yin Yang Media. Warner Music Vietnam (which launched in April of 2020) and WMG’s ADA Asia subsidiary (which debuted in September of 2020) announced the agreement this morning, via a general release. Ho Chi Minh City’s Yin …

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Billboard Integrates Soundcloud and 7digital Into Mainline Charts

Billboard Integrates Soundcloud and 7digital Into Mainline Charts

Billboard has officially integrated SoundCloud and 7digital into its mainline music charts, according to the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM). A2IM just recently authored a message about the additions, specifying that Billboard’s “industry and chart streaming activity” will now reflect plays from 7digital and SoundCloud. The same text also indicates that music streaming and …

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