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This Week In The Business: Legislators And Loot Boxes

QUOTE | “The prevalence of in-game microtransactions, often referred to as ‘loot boxes,’ raises several concerns surrounding the use of psychological principles and enticing mechanics that closely mirror those often found in casinos and games of chance.” – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) has asked the ESRB to detail when…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Week In The Business: Actions And Reactions

QUOTE | “Essentially, it’s made [our Xbox business] worthless overnight… Effectively overnight they’ve wiped massive value off our company and made it not worth doing. Why should we support them and sell their consoles and accessories if we’re going to get very little out of it? We don’t make anything off their…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Week In The Business: Microsoft Bets On Xbox Game Pass

QUOTE | “This plan to bring new games timed with their global release into Xbox Game Pass not only includes announced titles like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, and Crackdown 3 but future unannounced games from Microsoft Studios including new iterations of our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as Halo, …Read more… […]

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Jimmy Iovine says he’s not leaving Apple

Despite recent reports by Billboard that Jimmy Iovine would be leaving Apple Music in August for a new tech giant, it seems the former Interscope CEO is committed to the company.Iovine recently sat down with Variety were he revealed he’s committed to doing whatever Apple needs him to do.He stated,“I am almost 65, have been with […]

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Live Nation settles Songkick lawsuit for $110-million

Live Nation’s Ticketmaster subsidiary has settled its two-year legal battle with Songkick, the ticketing start-up that began out of a Brooklyn loft, despite the fact that the case’s trial was set for later this month in federal court.Live Nation has subsequently agreed to pay Songkick’s owners $110-million in exchange for the company’s remaining assets.The settlement’s closing arrives […]

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Bargain, charity shops benefiting from increase in vinyl sales

Record shops are not the only locations to witness hordes of music fans rifle through rows of vinyl of late.As vinyl sales continue to rise, charity shops are prospering alongside storefronts dedicated specifically to vinyl merchandise, as evidenced by an Oxfam music store located on Byrnes Road in Glasglow, Scotland. The store reaped a profit […]

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A Radiohead v. Lana Del Rey copyright infringement lawsuit could be imminent

Radiohead might pursue legal action against Lana Del Rey on the grounds of copyright infringement. The singer-songwriter’s track “Get Free” allegedly borrowing several sonic elements from the English rock band’s 1993 single, “Creep.” “Get Free” is the 16th and final track on Del Rey’s fifth studio album, Lust for Life, released in July of 2017.Both […]

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Dancefair announces key seminars and further conference details

Dancefair, a conference that is often regarded as a hot spot for electronic music education, has announced its 2018 dates along with event details. A haven for industry entrepreneurs, Dancefair focuses on producers, DJs, modern musicians, and music professionals.It’s essentially the electronic music conference for electronic musicians.In addition to star DJs and Producers in attendance like Dyro, Firebeatz, and […]

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This Week In The Business: Hooked On Games

QUOTE | “The World Health Organization knows that common sense and objective research prove video games are not addictive. And, putting that official label on them recklessly trivializes real mental health issues like depression and social anxiety disorder, which deserve treatment and the full attention of the medical…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Spotify slammed with a $1.6 billion-dollar licensing lawsuit

A regular on the legal circuit of late, Spotify will see its court-related entanglements extend into 2018 as Wixen Music Publishing served the streaming giant with a $1.6-billion-dollar lawsuit. Notable for its licensure of music produced by more than 200 artists, including Tom Petty, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks and more, Wixen alleges that Spotify does […]

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Ever try DJing with a DDR inspired MIDI controller? Pennywild wants to help

Ever wonder what it would be like to DJ using a Dance Dance Revolution MIDI controller? Pennywild has created a prototype for a controller controlled through dancing. The MIDI dance pad works by users pressing down on sensors connected to the dance pad with their hands and feet, after which the sensors transmit the information […]

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YouTube solidifies deal with Sony and Universal, moves closer towards paid service launch

Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that YouTube‘s music streaming service could arrive as early as March. The service, which has tentatively been titled Remix, has been experiencing delays in its launch due to its failure to negotiate agreements with major music publishers.Negotiations with Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group have been ongoing for quite some time, […]

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Facebook and Universal Music Group strike music licensing deal allowing users to share videos

As if constant sharing wasn’t exasperating enough, Facebook and Universal Music Group have struck a deal regarding music licensing that will make is easier for music enthusiasts to bombard family members with videos of the latest Gorillaz album or the newest Martin Garrix single.The two companies have officially announced a global, multi-year agreement allowing Facebook users to share videos containing music […]

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