In the US, the price of an individual subscription will increase, Billboard reports, from $9.99 to $10.99. This is the first price rise for an individual premium account in the US, having stayed at the $9.99 point since Spotify launched there in 2011.
Secondary ticketing is currently under intense scrutiny in the US, with politicians taking a long, hard look at how the market works.
TikTok is so big now, some days there are a flurry of stories from this single company alone. Today, for example…
US-based nonprofit foundation Live Music Society has announced its latest distribution: $500k of grants shared between 17 small venues.
Music Ally has been covering the American Music Fairness Act [AMFA] since it was introduced as proposed legislation in 2021.
US president Joe Biden may need to go back to Ticketing Platform Pronunciation School judging by his White House event yesterday.
Music industry coalition Fix The Tix has published a set of proposals for ticketing reform, which it would like to see the US Congress adopt.
Amazon is the latest big tech company getting its knuckles rapped by the US Federal Trade Commission, with a $25m fine.
Say what you like about American politicians, but they can’t be faulted for the effort they put into the acronyms for their legislation.
TikTok is hitting back with a lawsuit to overturn a planned ban of its app by the US state of Montana, due to start in January 2024.
In 2020, musician and composer Maria Schneider filed a class action lawsuit against YouTube. The case is coming to trial this June.
US-based campaigning organisation the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) has published its latest ‘Music Industry Action Report Card’.