You can't bring M.I.A. anywhere! NBC and the NFL are now furiously apologizing after M.I.A. flipped the bird and apparently sang an expletive to more than 110 million Super Bowl viewers.
Add disco queens Sister Sledge to the list of legacy artists suing their major labels. Sledge is filing suit against Warner Music Group to re-categorize digital sales as licenses, a not-so-subtle difference that could mean millions in extra royalties.
Sony Music sales dropped 11.7 percent during the third quarter to $1.582 billion, while profits slipped 21.7 percent to $196 million. The music stats were shared in a broader financial review by Sony Corp.
I'm worth it, goddamit. Think that $300 is a lot for a Madonna show? "Start saving your pennies now," Madonna told Newsweek. "People spend $300 on crazy things all the time, things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I'm worth it."
Two, three years, max? It may just be a matter of time before a DJ rocks halftime at the Super Bowl...
On that note, it's unconfirmed, but rumors now surround a DJ-focused iteration of Spotify. The sketch version would feature multiple 'decks,' fades, cues, and of course, a great selection of tracks, according to a pair or sources.
Who else was at the most blown-out game of the year (at least in the US)? That'd be Shazam, which incorporated its identification technology into a substantial number of advertisements. That includes unlocking features for Toyota, Cars.com, and Pepsi, who featured X-Factor winner Melanie Amaro. As part of that ad, viewers could unlock an exclusive Amaro video.
MegaUpload claimed to serve 4 percent of the entire internet, though Facebook probably eclipses that. According to a stat just released by Hitwise, Facebook.com accounts for 1 in 5 of every US-based internet view.
Looks like Bon Iver is bailing on his Grammy performance. "We kind of said 'fuck you' a little bit, and they sort of acted like they wanted us to play, but I don't think they wanted us to play," Justin Vernon told Billboard.
WTF? Saturday, February 04, 2012
More bubble gum bullshit. Please, Digital Music News, upgrade. Get better. Give us real news. Enough with this crap.
Mon Jonas Saturday, February 04, 2012
Do you think Shazam might be pulling the pivot here? Music is the harsh place.
Maxwellian Saturday, February 04, 2012
Yeah okay Madonna let's see if that works with a broke America. Ain't the 80's no more honey, but the worst thing is this: the only diff. btwn Madonna and Bruce Springsteen is one is willing to admit they're gouging fans.
FAIL Sunday, February 05, 2012
So much nonsense on the music tech blogs these days. Where are the news about the hard working musicians out there?
MisterSoftee Sunday, February 05, 2012
Tiesto's right, but it's not gonna be Tiesto. Why do I think Skrillex gets the Super Bowl halftime next year?
opportunity Sunday, February 05, 2012
I hope you are right. Having Skrillex at the Super Bowl is a great way to test the broadcast system's behavior in real time, without the audience compaining that they were blasted with white noise.
Guetta outta here Monday, February 06, 2012
If it's a DJ, it will be David Guetta and every pop icon he has worked with in the last 5 years.