Legacy Artists File Brief in Lawsuit Against Pandora Over Pre-’72 Recordings

Billboard reports: "A veritable supergroup’s worth of sixties musicians on Friday (Jan. 12) filed an amicus brief in a California lawsuit against Pandora for its...

Overwatch League’s opening day peaked at 425,000 concurrent Twitch viewers

Venture Beat reports: "The Overwatch League had its opening day on January 10, hosting the new esports endeavor’s first three matches. At its peak, the Twitch...

The New #MeToo Economy: Hollywood Lawyers, Crisis PR Pros Seeing “Unprecedented” Uptick in Business

The Hollywood reporter reports: "The #MeToo movement has very publicly iced the careers of accused sexual offenders like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Matt...

TiVo will let you control your DVR with Google Assistant or Alexa soon

The Verge reports: "At CES 2018, TiVo announced that it will be adding support for Alexa and Google Assistant to its DVRs, letting users control...

FCC Received Complaints Over NBC, CNN Use of Trump Profanity

Variety reports: "The FCC received complaints after NBC and CNN used the word “s—hole” in their coverage of the controversy over comments President Donald Trump reportedly made to...

BBC Points to Geoblocking in Bid to Defeat Lawsuit Over Use of ‘Cosby Show’...

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "When Carsey-Werner Company filed a copyright lawsuit in November against the BBC and Sugar Films Limited over the use of clips from The Cosby Show in...

Swedish firm G:loot receives largest esports investment in Nordic region’s history

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Swedish firm G:loot has been backed to the tune of $12.1 million, in what is the Nordic region's largest esports investment to...
Facebook Live strikes deals with media companies

Facebook shares slip 4% after News Feed announcement

Venture Beat reports: "Shares of Facebook fell 4 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform’s centerpiece News Feed that he...

Snapchat’s big redesign bashed in 83% of user reviews

Tech Crunch reports: "Confusingly jamming Stories in between private messages has sparked backlash amongst the first users of Snapchat’s sweeping redesign. In the few countries...

Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Wants to Create the Podcast Genome Project

Variety reports: "Pandora’s new CEO Roger Lynch has big plans for podcasts: Lynch told Variety on the sidelines of CES in Las Vegas Thursday that he wants to...

AT&T Audience Network Unveils Original 2018 Slate, ‘Condor’ Premiere Date

Deadline Hollywood reports: "AT&T Audience Network has announced its full slate of original programming for the first half of the new year, including the new series...

Facebook Signs Licensing Deals With SESAC, Kobalt, Azoff’s GMR and Adds Indie Music Publisher...

Hypebot reports: "Facebook announced three more major muli-year global music licensing deals today - SESAC's Harry Fox and Rumblefish services, Kobalt Music Publishing and...

Amazon Streams ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ for Free After Golden Globes Win

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Amazon is ready to celebrate Mrs. Maisel. After the streaming giant's original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won two Golden Globes on Sunday...

30 Years After His Death, Roy Orbison Is Going On Tour Again — In...

Billboard reports: "In collaboration with Orbison’s Estate -- managed by the late singer’s sons under the name “Roy’s Boys” -- a new subsidiary of Base...

TiVo Sues Comcast Again, Alleging Operator’s X1 Infringes Eight Patents

The Variety reports: "TiVo has launched a new legal attack on Comcast aimed a pushing the cable giant to reach a settlement to license TiVo-owned patents. TiVo’s...

Discogs Scores New $2.5M Investment

Hypebot reports: "Online music database and vinyl marketplace Discogs has raised $2.5 million. The additional funding comes from former Warner Music Group board member Jörg...

A new Mario Tennis game is coming to Nintendo Switch, along with The World...

The Verge reports: "Nintendo announced several new titles for the Switch this morning during a Nintendo Direct Mini. In addition to a new chapter...

SiriusXM Not Interested in Big Acquisitions, Says CFO

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "U.S. pay-radio operator SiriusXM on Wednesday said it was unlikely to do any major mergers or acquisitions any time soon....

As AT&T Merger Looms, Warner Bros. Revamps Its Film Ranks

Variety reports: "There’s been a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on at Warner Bros. movie studio over the past month. This week, in a major...

How the HTC Vive Pro complicates Oculus’ vision for standalone VR

The Verge reports: "HTC planted its flag in the premium virtual reality market this week at CES with its announcement of the Vive Pro, a...