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Amazon Criticized Over Working Conditions at Echo Factory

Variety reports: "Amazon is on the defensive over working conditions at a Chinese factory where the company’s Echo speakers and Kindle e-book readers are...

SESAC Launches $1M Film Composer Diversity Project

Hypebot reports: "The inaugural project is a collaborative effort between long-time SESAC composer Christophe Beck and the SESAC Film & Television team, led by SESAC Chairman...

iHeartMedia and OZY Media Announce Multiyear, Multiplatform Partnership

Variety reports: "iHeartMedia and online news publication OZY Media today announced a creative multiyear partnership. The pact will combine OZY Media’s news and storytelling capabilities with iHeartMedia’s national cross-platform...

Spotify Offers Managers, Artists Advances to License Music Directly to Its...

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Spotify has offered advances to a number of managers and indie acts in exchange for licensing their music directly to...

Ticketfly Site Offline 6 Days After Hack, Personal Info On 26...

Hypebot reports: "Ticketfly.com was still offline Wednesday, more than six days after a hack that included a ransom demand and the public posting of as...

Facebook unveils Musical.ly competitor called Lip Sync Live

The Verge reports: "Facebook has announced two big changes regarding the way music can be used on the platform. Users will now be able...

Spotify Gets Serious About Hardware, Registers With FCC

Variety reports: "Spotify really does want to make its own hardware: The company registered with the FCC Tuesday, a key prerequisite to getting devices approved...

Spotify Drops ‘Hate Content and Conduct’ Policy After Controversy

Variety reports: "Spotify has swiftly reversed course on its recently introduced policy around 'hate content and conduct,” announcing Friday that it was dropping the plan....

Apple Music, Netflix, and Amazon struggle in India’s streaming market

Venture Beat reports: "As Amazon and Netflix turn to the land of Bollywood in search of new users, they continue to face stiff competition from local...

BREAKING: Ticketfly, Major Venue Sites Offline After Hack and Ransom Demand

Hypebot reports: "Ticketfly and the sites of many of the major venues and promoters it services are offline as the ticketing company struggles with...