Industry

Protect Working Musicians Act introduced

Artists Rights Alliance

Rep. Ted Deutch introduces bill to level playing field for independent musicians On October 25th, US Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) introduced the Protect Working Musicians Act, legislation that would allow artists and music creators to negotiate fairer rates and terms…

Republic launches music NFT investment platform

Republic Music

Fans share the royalties and artists control their music Republic, a leading investment platform, has unveiled that they will begin hosting opportunities to invest in music royalties through their latest launch, Republic Music. The first artists slated to pioneer the…

LiveXLive rebranding as LiveOne

LiveXLive

Company also planning to spin-out its PPV business as separate public company LiveXLive has announced that it plans to change its name to LiveOne, Inc. as part of an overall rebranding of the company and its business units. The company…

Recorded music grows in 2021

Vinyl

RIAA releases mid year report Recorded music revenues in the US grew 27% in the first half of 2021 versus the prior year, from $5.6 to $7.1 billion at retail value, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)’s…

Lego unveils Fender Stratocaster building set

LEGO Fender Stratocaster

Fans can build their own poseable Strat The LEGO Group has unveiled the new LEGO Ideas Fender Stratocaster set, created by LEGO Ideas fan designer Tomáš  Letenay. The iconic guitar, famously played by music legends and emerging artists alike and…