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The Latest Music News

Max Martin, Umg, Avid, Ddex, Session Announce The ‘world’s First End-to-end Music Credits Ecosystem’

  March 18, 2019

Let’s give these artists some credit. Last week, a consortium of industry and artist associations banded together to underscore the importance of a “more robust and effective system of dig ...

Universal Music Group Prevails In ‘generic Lyrics’ Copyright Infringement Suit

  March 18, 2019

Plaintiff Alisa Apps just couldn’t prove that UMG and John Newman had ripped off her generic lyrics. Two years ago, singer/songwriter Alisa Apps filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group (UMG) a ...

The ‘king Of Surf Guitar’ Dick Dale Passes Away At 81

  March 18, 2019

Surf rock legend Dick Dale has passed away at age 81. Dale’s song ‘Misirlou’ is well known as the opening credits sequence for Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.  But that̵ ...

Looks Like Spotify Is Planning ‘songwriter Town Hall Meetings’ In La And Nashville

  March 18, 2019

According to one executive, Spotify remains “very adept” at spinning half-truths to songwriters.  But is there another side to all this? Spotify isn’t in good standing with the music industry r ...

Microsoft Drives One Final Nail Into Its Groove Music Streaming Service

  March 18, 2019

Groove Music has been on life support ever since Microsoft ended the Groove Music Pass in 2017. Today, Microsoft put the final nail in the coffin on its Groove Music service. The company officially an ...

Streaming Overtakes Physical In France For The First Time Ever

  March 18, 2019

Digital revenues exceeded physical revenues for the first time ever in France last year. Digital revenues in France now account for 57% of the market, with sales of €335 million ($380 million) in 20 ...

To Convince Songwriters, Spotify Has Reportedly Planned Town Hall Meetings In La And Nashville

  March 18, 2019

According to one executive, Spotify remains “very adept” at spinning half-truths to songwriters. Spotify isn’t in good standing right now with the music industry.  At least among top executives ...

Ampsuite 5 Introduces Significant Content Management And Royalty Accounting Enhancements For Labels

  March 18, 2019

ampsuite 5 is here! The following article comes from ampsuite, a proud partner of DMN. Since its launch in 2012, ampsuite has been providing record labels with a suite of software aimed at streamlini ...

Warner/chappell Vows To Defeat Spotify’s Crb Appeal — Here’s Their Open Letter To The Industry

  March 18, 2019

Warner/Chappell has lent its support against Spotify’s decision to appeal the CRB songwriter royalty increase. Last month, in a split decision, the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ruled in favor ...

Ninth Circuit Slams Alisa Apps’ Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Umg

  March 18, 2019

Alisa Apps just couldn’t prove UMG and John Newman had ripped off her generic lyrics. Two years ago, singer/songwriter Alisa Apps filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group (UMG) and British pop ...