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Toronto Maple Leafs Say Snoop Dogg Is Smoking Their Logo…

Snoop Dogg faces a serious trademark infringement lawsuit… Illustrious rapper and entrepreneur Snoop Dog — aka Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. — is now embroiled in a trademark battle with one of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. The Maple Leafs believe that the rapper’s logo for his marijuana product line bears a striking resemblance to the hockey team’s logo.  Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment owns the Maple Leafs hockey team, and have asked the courts if

Britain Exits EU, What Does The Music Industry Have To Say?

Music Industry speaks up on Britain’s planned exit from EU… Last night, after 43 long years of being part of the European Union, Britain voted itself out. 52% voted to leave the EU, with the remainder voting to stay. Below are responses from trade bodies, IFPI, BPI and AIM in the music industry. Frances Moore, CEO of International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released a statement, which reads… ”As an international recording industry, with

Led Zeppelin Got Lucky On a Technicality, Spirit’s Lawyer Says

Francis Malofiy provides a statement on the verdict of the ‘Stairway To Heaven’ case… Yesterday (June 23rd),  a California federal jury officially rejected claims that Led Zeppelin stole the opening riff to their hit song ‘Stairway To Heaven’.  The accusation was that the band blatantly lifted the critical guitar progression from a song called ‘Taurus,’ originally composed and performed by the rock band Spirit. The long, drawn-out case capitulated with a six-day copyright trial

Yes, Streaming Music Will Have 500 Million Paying Subscribers by 2019

The following is an interview with ONErpm founder and CEO Emmanuel Zunz, one of the most bullish executives on streaming music’s growth potential. Zunz is all blue sky, though he’s also backing his enthusiasm with free streaming distribution for all artists, a huge move that’s part of a broader, walk-the-walk approach to digital music distribution. We’ve just brought on ONErpm as a sponsoring partner, and think you’re going to hear

Drake Sued for Ordering a Hit on His Producer…

Don’t say no to Drake, or you’ll get knocked the f–k out by his bodyguard… According to a report by TMZ, Drake is now being sued by rapper and producer Detail, also known as Noel Fisher.  The accusation is that the rapper ordered his bodyguard to beat him up. Fisher is famous for producing Beyonce’s ‘Drunk In Love,’ which earned him a Grammy. Fisher has also worked with Lil Wayne and

Authorities Knew Michael Jackson Was Guilty of Child Felonies…

Good job, internet. You can call the recent leak of documents related to the raid of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch an act of salacious, ‘click-bait’ journalism.  You can attack publications, like Digital Music News, that reported, published, and asked questions about this information.  But just because the New York Times isn’t writing about it doesn’t mean this isn’t a very real, and very important story to report. Why is it so

90+% Of Netflix Users Would Rather Pay Than See Ads

Why can’t Spotify be more like Netflix? A study was conducted on user attitudes towards price inclines and increased ads on Netflix.  Specifically, the focus was on what effect this would have on the number of people paying for a subscription. More than 1,200 respondents on Reddit were involved in the study, and the results were somewhat surprising. A massive 90% stated that they would prefer Netflix to increase the price of

Breaking: Led Zeppelin Triumphs In ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Infringement Case

The long, expensive, messy ‘Stairway to Heaven’ case is over… Today (June 23rd), a California federal jury officially rejected claims that Led Zeppelin stole the opening riff to their hit song ‘Stairway To Heaven’.  The accusation was that the band blatantly lifted the critical guitar progression from a song called ‘Taurus,’ originally composed and performed by the rock band Spirit. The long, drawn-out case capitulated with a six-day copyright trial in Los Angeles,