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Arcade Fire Releases a 45-Minute Song for the Headspace Meditation App

Arcade Fire Releases a 45-Minute Song for the Headspace Meditation App

Montreal-based indie-rock band Arcade Fire has officially released a 45-minute-long song, entitled “Memories of the Age of Anxiety,” for meditation and relaxation app Headspace. The track, dubbed “an original piece of meditative music by the Grammy-winning band,” is currently accessible for those who’re subscribed to Headspace Plus. Also worth noting is that several other creators, …

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Reservoir Media Finalizes Merger Deal, Prepares to Arrive on NASDAQ

Reservoir Media Finalizes Merger Deal, Prepares to Arrive on NASDAQ

Late last month, reports suggested that New York City-based music publisher Reservoir Media was preparing to go public by merging with blank-check acquisition company Roth CH Acquisition II (ROCC on NASDAQ). Now, the parties have officially set the process in motion by inking a “definitive agreement.” Reservoir Media announced today that it and Roth CH …

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Morgan Wallen Cancels All Summer Tour Dates — Including Festivals

Morgan Wallen Cancels All Summer Tour Dates — Including Festivals

Morgan Wallen reemerged on Tuesday after a long period of silence to address his fans — and cancel all of his upcoming festival and tour dates. After months of silence, country superstar Morgan Wallen has decided to nix his entire summer touring schedule — starting with a string of Luke Bryan arena shows. Also getting …

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Why Are Musicians Still Leaving Royalties on the Table?

Why Are Musicians Still Leaving Royalties on the Table?

Minor mistakes and oversights frequently have a material impact on artists’ careers, particularly when it comes to royalties. But creators can quickly remedy the underlying issues – and bolster their earnings – when equipped with the right information. The following was written collaboratively with Code 3 Records, a proud partner of Digital Music News. Between …

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Sony Music Dismisses Top Executive Over Harassment, Bullying Charges

Sony Music Dismisses Top Executive Over Harassment, Bullying Charges

Sony Music has dismissed a top executive over harassment and bullying allegations levied against him by team members. The Sydney Morning Herald first reported on the dismissal of BMG veteran Tony Glover, who’d served as Sony Music Australia’s vice president of commercial music. According to the same source – the oldest continually published newspaper in …

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Universal Music Group Officially Launches 'Universal Arabic Music'

Universal Music Group Officially Launches ‘Universal Arabic Music’

Ahead of its much-anticipated 202 IPO, Universal Music Group has officially launched “Universal Arabic Music” with The Weeknd manager and XO Records CEO Wassim “Sal” Slaiby as well as Republic Records. The Vivendi-owned Big Three record label announced the debut of Universal Arabic Music (UAM) today, in a general release. Wassim “Sal” Slaiby – who …

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Patreon Is Now Valued at $4 Billion Following $55 Million Raise

Patreon Is Now Valued at $4 Billion Following $55 Million Raise

Just seven months after raising $90 million (at a $.2 billion valuation), subscription-content platform Patreon has announced the completion of a $55 million Series F funding round at a more than $4 billion valuation. Patreon unveiled the multimillion-dollar Series F in a formal release this morning, and the $55 million tranche (as well as the …

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Latest Industry Gigs: SoundCloud, ADA Worldwide, [PIAS], Prescription Songs, More

Latest Industry Gigs: SoundCloud, ADA Worldwide, [PIAS], Prescription Songs, More

Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry. If you have a job shuffle to share, we’re all ears. Send us a note to [email protected] If you’d like to post a job on our Job Board, just send us a request to [email protected]

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