Childish Gambino files lawsuit for $10,000 against former label

Childish Gambino files lawsuit for $10,000 against former label

Childish Gambino is not playing around with former Independent label Glassnote Records. The multi-talented writer, actor, comedian and musician, real name Donald Glover, has filed a new $10,000 lawsuit for unpaid streaming royalties against Glassnote. Marking yet another complicated chapter in the ongoing royalties dispute with his former label. According to Pitchfork, Glover’s lawsuit states that Glassnote miscalculated payments he was due, which was in breach of their licensing agreement. The lawsuit goes on to…

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Musicians refusing to perform in UK due to ‘humiliating’ post-Brexit vote visa process and right-wing politicians, say festival bosses

Musicians refusing to perform in UK due to ‘humiliating’ post-Brexit vote visa process and right-wing politicians, say festival bosses

A humiliating and difficult visa process is stopping musicians from performing in UK. Chris Smith, the director of this weekend’s Womad world music festival, stated that enlisting performers to this year’s festival was a tough job due to the impact the UK visa process is having on foreign musicians and that, for the first time, musicians had rejected invitations rather than face the “humiliation” of confronting Britain’s visa services. Performers from 128 countries are scheduled…

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Festival Catastrophes Lead to Evacuations

Festival Catastrophes Lead to Evacuations

Frankly, It’s been a bit of an unlucky weekend. For music festivals this side of the pond. Two massive festivals, one in England. One in Spain, faced serious issues.  After a weekend of heavy rain, Y Not Festival was left in a messy state. Though a bit of mud is to be expected at a UK festival. Conditions were severe enough for organizers to cancel the final day. In a statement on the website, organizers…

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Tips for Musicians in a Digital World

Tips for Musicians in a Digital World

Ask two people about the state of the music industry and you’ll get three answers. It’s certainly true that music has faced some real challenges. With the rise of the internet, but it hasn’t all been a disaster! Far more people are producing and composing music than ever before. Collectively pushing music and sound design to the fringes of artistic expression. The internet, whilst the nightmare of the large record companies. Has provided a launching…

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Apple Music Wants To Reduce Royalty Rates To Artists

Apple Music Wants To Reduce Royalty Rates To Artists

This looks bad. Real bad. But is it? Apple, one of the newer players in the world of online digital music streaming. Are reportedly coming to the end of long licensing deals with record labels for both Apple Music and iTunes. With sources at Bloomberg saying that these are done by June. The big three labels are Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. All be in negotiations with the streaming services over how…

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