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The MLC Has Distributed Over $1.5 Billion in Royalties to Members, ‘Met Every Milestone Set by Congress’

In its third Annual Membership Meeting last week, The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) revealed milestones and key metrics from the previous year, announcing the successful distribution of over $1.5 billion in royalties. The platform also announced the result of its Class B Board of Directors election and the selection of two Songwriter Board Members…Read

As Superfan Monetization Takes Center Stage, 7digital and Stationhead Are Helping Artists Harness Social Streaming for Authentic Connection

As the music industry continues to zero in on the highly lucrative artist-fan relationship, Songtradr’s 7digital has partnered with social streaming platform Stationhead to help creators, labels, and publishers harness fandom and channel passionate followers’ direct support.  The following was created in collaboration with Songtradr, part of a broader partnership focused on the sync licensing

BMG Reportedly Lays Off 40 Team Members Weeks After Partnering With Universal Music

Weeks after unveiling a potentially far-reaching tie-up with Universal Music Group, BMG has reportedly laid off about 40 team members, including multiple executives. Word of the Bertelsmann subsidiary’s personnel cutback entered the media spotlight in a report from Billboard. At the time of this writing, though…Read More

Live Nation CEO Responds to U.S. Senator’s Criticism, Reiterates ‘The Importance of All-In Pricing Legislation’

Last week, a U.S. senator called out Live Nation and Ticketmaster for alleged shortcomings in their implementation of all-in pricing. Now, the promoter’s head has responded to the criticism with a firmly worded letter. Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino’s official response was just recently published to Twitter/X in its entirety by the Ticketmaster parent’s EVP

Leonardo DiCaprio’s New Flame Revealed (And She Wasn’t Born When Titanic Was Released)

As is widely known, Leonardo DiCaprio has established a reputation for being involved with stunning twenty-somethings. Since his initial rise to stardom, the Hollywood icon has embarked on a series of relationships with gorgeous models such as Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, and Miranda Kerr, along with fellow actresses Blake Lively…Read More

11 Effects of Coffee You Don’t Expect

Coffee, with its high caffeine content, can have significant effects on the human body. Upon consumption, caffeine quickly enters the bloodstream, stimulating the central nervous system and blocking the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation and sleepiness. Besides this well-known effect, there are some other curious outcomes…Read More

I Spent Over $100.000 on Plastic Surgery to Turn Myself Into Britney Spears

Bryan Ray, a Britney Spears superfan, has spent thousands of dollars on more than 100 cosmetic procedures in order to resemble the pop star. However, he says he isn’t done yet, as he’s planning to change the color of his eyes despite the risk of going blind…Read More

Watch: The Real Reason Why Bus Seats Have Wild Designs

One thing we all notice about public buses is their crazy and sometimes really ugly seat designs. There’s this video on social media going around. It shows a bus seat in Poland, and it’s covered in a whole bunch of dust…Read More

Matthew Perry Said How He’d Like to Be Remembered Once He Passed Away

Matthew Perry didn’t want the hit show Friends to be the first thing people talked about after they found out he had died. He made that clear in a 2022 interview, where he also mentioned exactly how he’d like others to think of him once he passed…Read More

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