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How Should Artists React To Not Receiving Much Compensation From Spotify?

How Should Artists React To Not Receivin...

I was reading Billboard magazine when I came across an interesting blurb in a discussion about the American rock duo, The Black Keys.  The blurb states that The Black Keys have refused to allow Spotify to stream their new music (from the album El Camino).  It was simply a business decision for the duo.  They explain that it would take an unprecedented number of full steams on Spotify to even equal the amount they would receive on one digital download.  Billboard did the tough work and figured out exactly how many full streams would actually be necessary to equal that...
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Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Against Cr...

Creative Artists Agency and William Morris Endeavor are two of Hollywood’s top talent agencies.  They are currently being sued in federal court in the Southern District of New York by a man named Justin Samuels, who is arguing that he was denied work by the two companies based on their racially and sexually discriminatory practices.  But was he discriminated based on his race/sex or was it due to the quality of his work?  There is nothing illegal about the latter. Samuels has been quoted as saying the following: “[Creative Artists Agency and William...
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Winter Music Conference In A Fight With ...

For over 20 years, South Florida has hosted an annual week-long event called the Winter Music Conference (WMC).  People from around the world come to the event, which includes over 500 sub-events under WMC’s umbrella of festivities.  One of the more popular sub-events is the Ultra Music Festival (Ultra).  For the first year, in 2011, Ultra will be a 3-year festival.  From 2007-2010 it encompassed 2 days of shows.  Ultra is an outdoor music festival comprised of the most popular electronic DJs in the world.  Last year, Ultra had over 100,000 attendees. Ultra has...