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Get the latest headlines in 5 minutes or less. The Daily Brief is a weekday daily dose of music news to keep you up-to-date on current releases, tours, musical chairs, business and tech news, and more. Every Monday through Friday morning, an episode is released to make your life as easy and stress-free as possible when it comes to keeping up with the latest news and trends in the music industry. www.musicindustrycity.com

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Get the latest headlines in 5 minutes or less. The Daily Brief is a weekday daily dose of music news to keep you up-to-date on current releases, tours, musical chairs, business and tech news, and more. Every Monday through Friday morning, an episode is released to make your life as easy and stress-free as possible when it comes to keeping up with the latest news and trends in the music industry. www.musicindustrycity.com

    SESAC Buys Audiam, TikTok Radio on SiriusXM, Splendour in the Grass Rescheduled, Facebook Launches Reels, Sarah Wilson Head of TuneCore UK

    SESAC Buys Audiam, TikTok Radio on SiriusXM, Splendour in the Grass Rescheduled, Facebook Launches Reels, Sarah Wilson Head of TuneCore UK

    SESAC, the US-based Performing Rights Organization, has bought Audiam. SOCAN sold a majority share in Audiam to SESAC for an undisclosed sum but will retain at 15% stake. 

    TikTok Radio Hits SiriusXM. The new station will feature popular TikTok content producers and influencers, and will sound like the app's “For You” feed.

    Splendour In The Grass will not go ahead in 2021, but will return in July 2022. This is the fourth time it has had to postpone since the outbreak began.

    Make sure to check out the show notes for links to the articles referenced and on MusicIndustryCity.com 

    In Music Tech News…
    Users can now produce and share short-form video content within Facebook Groups or the News Feed. In addition, they're testing a new feature to Instagram producers to share their material directly on the site.

    and In Musical Chairs...
    Sarah Wilson has been named as Head of TuneCore UK. She will manage and grow the company's artist portfolio while finding partnerships and growth opportunities.

    That concludes today's update. For article links, see the show notes, or go to MusicIndustryCity.com and tune in to the Music News at Noon live in Clubhouse or on the website weekdays at 12 p.m. Eastern.

    Have a great weekend!

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    Proof of Vaccination to Enter, Lollapalooza Reports 203 Cases, End of App Store Fees? SoundExchange Appointments, Fatboy Slim 12-part Series

    Proof of Vaccination to Enter, Lollapalooza Reports 203 Cases, End of App Store Fees? SoundExchange Appointments, Fatboy Slim 12-part Series

    Your daily update on new releases, tours, business and tech news from MusicIndustryCity.com



    Festivals, Venues, and Artists are saying you need to be vaccinated or proof of a negative COVD test if you want to come in. AEG, Bonnaroo, SoFar Sounds, City Winery and more are adding to that list.

    After 385,000 people attended the four-day event, it’s been reported that 203 Cases Of COVID-19 Linked To Chicago's Lollapalooza



    Make sure to check out the show notes for links to the articles referenced and on MusicIndustryCity.com 

    In Music Tech News…
    Could this be the end of the App Store Fees? Lawmakers have introduced a bill that will regulate all app stores. 

    In Musical Chairs...

    SoundExchange appoints Stephanie Werner as VP of Brand Marketing and Industry Engagement, and Barry LeVine to VP of Marketing and Entertainment Partnerships.

    And for your listening pleasure…

    Fatboy Slim launches special 12-part mixtape series, ‘Everybody Loves A Mixtape’ on Apple Music with a new themed mix will released each Friday at 5am BST

    That concludes today's update. For article links, see the show notes, or go to MusicIndustryCity.com and tune in to the Music News at Noon live in Clubhouse or on the website weekdays at 12 p.m. Eastern.

    Have a great weekend!

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    Revelator, UK Insurance for Live Sector, Audius 5M Users, Mike Chester at Warner, Duran Duran

    Revelator, UK Insurance for Live Sector, Audius 5M Users, Mike Chester at Warner, Duran Duran

    Your daily update on new releases, tours, business and tech news from MusicIndustryCity.com

    Built on the Blockchain, Revelator Unveils New Decentralized Protocol for Music Rights which will streamline licensing, contracts, and payments.

    After months of complaints from the live music sector, the UK finally launches a £750M GOVERNMENT-BACKED INSURANCE SCHEME to help cover costs incurred in the event of cancellation due to the event being legally unable to happen due to government restrictions.

    Nearly 2,300 people test positive for coronavirus after attending music festivals in Catalonia, the number of infections at recent concerts was 76% higher than those recorded in the control group

    Make sure to check out the show notes for links to the articles referenced and on MusicIndustryCity.com 

    In Music Tech News…
    Blockchain-Based Music Streaming Service Audius has 5M Monthly Users with over 100,000 artists that include Deadmau5 and Skrillex.

    In Musical Chairs...
    Mike Chester promoted to EVP, promotion & commerce at Warner Records. Since 2018, he has spearheaded a complete revamping of the label’s promotion team and strategy across every format and platform. 

    And for your listening pleasure, Duran Duran is back with retro vibes in “New Joy”. 

    That concludes today's update. For article links, see the show n otes, or go to MusicIndustryCity.com and tune in to the Music News at Noon live in Clubhouse or on the website weekdays at 12 p.m. Eastern.

    Have a great weekend!

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    Logic’s New Mixtape, Slip.Stream Raises $3.2M, UK lets in the EU and US, Melting Vinyl, Lady Gaga Garageband, One Billion Rick Rolls

    Logic’s New Mixtape, Slip.Stream Raises $3.2M, UK lets in the EU and US, Melting Vinyl, Lady Gaga Garageband, One Billion Rick Rolls

    Your daily update on new releases, tours, business and tech news from MusicIndustryCity.com
    MUSIC LICENSING STARTUP SLIP.STREAM RAISES $3.25M The company, which bills itself as a "creator safe music platform," provides a copyright strike safe library of over 50,000 tracks and 40,000 sound effects filled with "real music from real artists."
    The UK Waives Quarantine Requirements For Fully the Vaccinated. Travelers from Europe and the United States will no longer be required to endure a 10-day quarantine beginning August 2. Travelers must still undergo a pre-departure test before arriving in England, as well as a PCR test on or before day 2.
    The warning label reads, Do not leave in direct sunlight because Climate change is literally melting vinyl records. Due to the recent extreme heat, vinyl records have warped while being shipped to record stores and customers. The melting is especially difficult for independent labels, which have few resources to order extra copies.

    Make sure to check out the show notes for links to the articles referenced and on MusicIndustryCity.com 

    In Music Tech News…
    You can now get a bunch of star-powered producer packs for Garageband from Dua Lipa Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, TRAKGIRL, and more for free. 
    Listen today, In celebration of the five year anniversary of his first Bobby Tarantino mixtape, Logic has dropped a new mixtape today called, Bobby Tarantino 3.
    And finally, the Internet delivers. Thanks to years of Rick-rolling, Rick Astley‘s, “Never Gonna Give You Up,” has hit a billion YouTube views this week. Way to go, Internet!
    That concludes today's update. For article links, see the show notes, or go to MusicIndustryCity.com and tune in to the Music News at Noon live in Clubhouse or on the website weekdays at 12 p.m. Eastern.

    Have a great weekend!

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    Lana Del Rey, Janelle Monae, Bonnaroo, Face to Face, Ireland Criminalise Secondary Ticketing, Marcus Johnson Goldenvoice, TikTok takes over YouTube

    Lana Del Rey, Janelle Monae, Bonnaroo, Face to Face, Ireland Criminalise Secondary Ticketing, Marcus Johnson Goldenvoice, TikTok takes over YouTube

    Your daily update on new releases, tours, and business news from MusicIndustryCity.com
    Face to Face announce new LP ‘No Way Out But Through
    The new album will be released on Fat Wreck Chords on September 10th. It was produced by regular collaborator Siegfried Meier, and they've released the first single and title track. Face to Face will be touring this year and next, including a stop at the sold-out Furnace Fest and other festival appearances in the United States and Europe.
    Lana Del Rey, Janelle Monae Pull Out of Bonnaroo Festival
    Lana Del Rey, Janelle Monáe, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have withdrawn from the Bonnaroo festival, organizers revealed on social media. There was no explanation given for the cancellations, but it appears that Del Rey's album delay (she'd announced that her second album of 2021, "Blue Bannisters," would be released on July 4th but postponed it the day before) and Janelle Monae's widely reported appearance in "Knives Out 2" could have played a role.
    IRELAND TO CRIMINALISE FOR-PROFIT SECONDARY TICKETING THIS MONTHAccording to the Irish Times, the Republic of Ireland's government is on the verge of outlawing for-profit ticket reselling in the country, some four years after the idea was originally mooted.
    Ticket touts will face fines of up to €100,000 or up to two years in prison under the new legislation. It will be applicable to cultural, entertainment, and sporting events.
    Former Prime Minister Leo Varadkar introduced the Sale of Tickets Bill 2020, which has been in the works since 2017.
    We’ll talk more about this in the Music News Power Hour live on Clubhouse and on MusicIndustryCity.com at 12 p.m. Eastern.
    In Musical Chairs…
    Goldenvoice Adds Marcus 'Don Dada' Johnson As Talent Buyer
    On Wednesday, Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles-based promoter, announced the arrival of Johnson as a talent buyer. An Oakland native, he has worked as an independent producer and marketer for Southern California events for nearly two decades, including teaming with Goldenvoice to ticket many of the company's shows and festivals since 2009. In his new position, he will be in charge of artist acquisition for Goldenvoice events and clubs, including Los Angeles' The Novo.
    In Music Tech News…
    TIKTOK IS PARKING ITS TANKS ON YOUTUBE’S LAWN… AS REPORT SAYS ITS USERS ARE MORE ENGAGED THAN ITS RIVAL’S
    According to a new analysis issued by reputable analytics firm App Annie, TikTok topped YouTube in both the United States and the United Kingdom for average time spent per user, per month on Android as of May 2021. According to App Annie, TikTok users in the United States on Android devices spent an average of 24.5 hours per month on the app which compares to 22 hours per month per person on YouTube. In the United Kingdom, TikTok users spent 26 hours per month on the platform in May of this year, whereas UK YouTube users spent only 16 hours per month.
    That concludes today's update. For article links, see the show notes, or go to MusicIndustryCity.com and listen to the Music News Power Hour live in Clubhouse or on the website at 12 p.m. Eastern.
    Have a great weekend!

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    Courtney Barnett, St. Vincent, Jay-Z SESNSO Tokens, Beth Appleton at Jaxsta, LVTO and 2conv hit back at lawsuit

    Courtney Barnett, St. Vincent, Jay-Z SESNSO Tokens, Beth Appleton at Jaxsta, LVTO and 2conv hit back at lawsuit

    Your daily update on new releases, tours, and business news from MusicIndustryCity.com
    Courtney Barnett announces new album Things Take Time, Take Time
    Courtney Barnett's third album will be released on November 12th. The lead single is titled "Rae Street,". Tell Me How You Really Feel, her most recent album, was released in 2018. Barnett will embark on a North American tour in November to promote her upcoming album, backed by Beduine, Bartees Strange, Warpaint, Julia Jacklin, and Shamir.
    St. Vincent Announces Details Of UK And European Tour For 2022
    The tour will take place in the UK and Europe next summer in support of her critically acclaimed sixth album, Daddy's Home. Along with previously confirmed festival dates at Mad Cool in Madrid and NOS Alive in Lisbon, St. Vincent will now tour Europe in June, including her biggest UK headline show to date at London's Hammersmith Eventim Apollo. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 11.
    JAY Z’S ROC NATION MAKES VR MOVE WITH PURCHASE OF SENSO TOKENS FROM $100M-BACKED SENSORIUM CORPORATION
    Sensorium Galaxy, the yet-to-be-released social VR platform owned by Sensorium Corporation, was launched in 2018. SENSO tokens are the on-platform, Ethereum-based currency of Sensorium Galaxy. The purchase of SENSO tokens by Roc Nation follows the announcement last August that TIDAL, which Jay-Z sold to Jack Dorsey in April, spent $7 million on SENSO tokens. These tokens are used by participants to gain access to artists' concerts on the platform, subscribe to premium content, modify their avatars, upgrade features, issue NFTs, and carry out other actions.
    We’ll talk more about this in the Music News Power Hour live on Clubhouse and on MusicIndustryCity.com at 12 p.m. Eastern.
    In Musical Chairs…
    BETH APPLETON JOINS MUSIC CREDIT RESOURCE JAXSTA AS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
    Appleton previously worked at Warner Music Australia as General Manager and Senior Vice President Marketing Australasia. Beginning Monday, July 12, she will be located at the company's Sydney headquarters. Jaxsta bills itself as “the world’s largest public-facing, dedicated database of official music credits”.
    In Music Tech News…
    Stream-ripper hits back at court order over user-data
    Stream-ripping sites FLVTO and 2conv have responded to a court ruling concerning the storage and distribution of user data. Tofig Kurbanov, a Russian operator, is now battling a lawsuit filed by American labels in Virginia courts. He claims that the court order will cost him thousands of dollars in new expenses, as well as placing him at risk of violating data protection regulations in some countries and putting his users at risk of having records of their online activity confiscated by the Russian government.
    That concludes today's update. For article links, see the show notes, or go to MusicIndustryCity.com and listen to the Music News Power Hour live in Clubhouse or on the website at 12 p.m. Eastern.
    Have a great day!

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