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This week music commentators shared their thoughts and opinions on digital aggregators potentially leading the industry on transparency, regulation and the adolescence of the internet, and the future of blockchain. Will Digital Aggregators Lead Industry On Transparency With Spotify, Others? [Chris Castle] Heather McBee Talks Startup Accelerator Project Music [INTERVIEW]...

How Lynne Ramsay Got Over ‘Jane Got A Gun’ & Embraced Joaquin Phoenix Noir ‘You Were Never Really Here’ – Cannes

Resilience is the key to survival in this business, especially for directors, and after weathering a public feud over the Natalie Portman western Jane Got a Gun, Scottish director Lynne Ramsay is basking in the Cannes sunshine afterShow More Summary

A-Rod Signs With ABC News, Expanding TV Presence Beyond Sports–Report

Following the trail blazed by athletes like Michael Strahan, who parlayed a successful NFL career into a thriving run as a news personality, Alex Rodriguez has reportedly made a deal with ABC News to appear on Good Morning America, World...Show More Summary

Old Vic Theater In London Evacuated 10 Minutes Into John Boyega Performance

Ten minutes into the matinee performance of Woyzeck starring Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega, the Old Vic Theater in Central London was evacuated due to a security issue. About 1,000 people poured into the streets on Saturday afternoon while police investigated with bomb-sniffing dogs. Show More Summary

Ryan Murphy On The Risk And Reward Of Setting His Own Path – Deadline Disruptors

There really is precious little hallmark for a Ryan Murphy show. Popular, Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, The New Normal, Scream Queens, American Crime Story, Feud—just when you might get a sense of a common thread linking these...Show More Summary

Southern Rock Icon Gregg Allman Dies At 69

Allman Brothers co-founder and rock icon Gregg Allman has died at aged 69. Allman died quietly at his home in Savannah, Georgia, according to a statement posted to his official website. Allman has struggled with many health issues over the past several years. It is with deep sadness we announce...

Donald Trump Gets ‘Bachelor’ Bashed By California Lt. Governor Over Paris Accord

We all know from his well-applauded appearance at UTA's pre-Oscar rally in February and the fact that he is a Democrat aiming to be California's next Governor, that Gavin Newsom is no fan of Donald Trump. However, today the current Lt. Show More Summary

Gregg Allman, Pillar of Namesake Southern Rock Band, Dies at 69

Gregg Allman, the singer and guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band and progenitor of the blues-inflected genre of Southern Rock, has died at age 69. According to a statement on his official website, Allman died peacefully at home in Savannah, Ga. Show More Summary

Harvey Weinstein Lauds Certain Regard Jury For Spotlight On Native American Issues In ‘Wind River’ – Cannes

Harvey Weinstein, whose Weinstein Co is releasing the just-annointed Un Certain Regard Best Director winner Wind River domestically, accepted the award on behalf of Taylor Sheridan tonight. Both a message from Sheridan, which Weinstein read, along with his own message, included strong words for the administration of U.S. Show More Summary

Un Certain Regard Winners: ‘Wind River’s Taylor Sheridan, ‘A Man Of Integrity’, ‘April’s Daughter’ & More – Cannes

With another 24 hours to go before the main prizes, including the Palme d’Or, are awarded here at the Cannes Film Festival, sidebar Un Certain Regard has designated its laureates. Iranian drama, Lerd (A Man Of Integrity) scooped the main Un Certain Regard prize. Show More Summary

A24 Hits The Festivals & The Oscars With Diverse Slate And Savvy Digital Marketing Strategy — Deadline Disruptors

A24, the company founded in 2012 by Daniel Katz, David Fenkel and John Hodges, has been hitting the motherlode—for indie companies, anyway—with smart film choices and even smarter ways of bringing them to marketplace, particularly in...Show More Summary

Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

In this round of tips and advice for independent do-it-yourself artists, we look at how to use YouTube ads, a guide to 100% licensing, why artists shouldn't trust their online presence to social networks. YouTube Ads For Musicians How To Create The Perfect Thumbnail Image For Your YouTube and Vimeo...

‘The Fate Of The Furious’ Expected To Cross $1B Tomorrow At Int’l Box Office

The eighth installment of the wildly successful Universal Pictures’ franchise The Fate of the Furious, which was directed by F. Gary Gray, is on track to cross the $1B mark at the international box office tomorrow. This would not be the first time that one of the films in the franchise crossed the $1B mark. Show More Summary

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Songwriting • Music Blog • Headphone Shopping • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at out-of-the-box ways to hone your songwriting craft, how to create a stunning music blog, what to look for in headphones, and more. Rorie Kelly | 5 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Hone Your Songwriting Craft Sumit Kumar | How To Make A Stunning Music Blog...

Spotify Settles David Lowery, Melissa Ferrick Class Action Lawsuit with $43.4 Compensation Million Fund

In a major victory for indie musicians, the combined class action lawsuits against Spotify brought by Cracker frontman and artist advocate David Lowery and singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick have been settled with the music streamer establishing a $43.4 million fund to compensate songwriters and publishers whose work had been used by...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

As we look back on the week's music industry news, we revisit the departure of TIDAL's CEO, MySpace's attempt to play dead to avoid lawsuits, FCC commenter's support of net neutrality, and more! Tidal CEO Jeff Toig Out - 3rd Top Exec Departure In 2 Years MySpace Plays Dead In...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Hone Your Songwriting

Rorie Kelly | 5 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Hone Your Songwriting Craft Sumit Kumar | How To Make A Stunning Music Blog Using WordPress Dixie Somers | Headphone Shopping? 5 Key Qualities To Look For Daniel Matthews | Top 7 Money Tips for Bands Touring Abroad Monique Orton | Six 8

5 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Hone Your Songwriting Craft

By Rorie Kelly, Co-Executive Director of It can be tough to find time to sit down and write songs with all the career-building tasks musicians have these days. On top of that, switching gears is hard and writers’ block is real. Show More Summary

Yahoo News Editor-In-Chief To Exit After Verizon Merger

Megan Liberman, who has been editor-in-chief at Yahoo News since September 2013, is set to leave the company after its merger with Verizon is completed. The newswoman announced her plans in an email to staff today. “For now, I just want to say thank you,” Liberman said in the email, which was provided to CNNMoney. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Explains How Donald Trump Alpha-Dogged His Way Through NATO Summit

Late Show, Stephen Colbert walked viewers through the various ways President Donald Trump went alpha-dog and metaphorically peed on the bushes at the NATO summit in Brussels this week. That includes Trump initiating another of his hilarious...Show More Summary

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