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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week, Hypebot's chart-topping articles delved into the leaking of Woodstock 50's lineup, a counter-suite from from EMI against Kanye West for breach of contract, why artists without labels are one's driving streaming's growth, and more! Woodstock 50 Lineup Leaks EMI Counter-Sues Kanye West For Breach Of Contract Streaming, Artists Without Labels Are Driving Music Industry Growth [Mark Mulligan] 2 Types Of Spotify's Algorithmic Playlists, How To Land Your Music O...
Tags: Music, Kanye West, Woodstock, Music Business, Music Tech, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan, EMI, Hypebot, Azoff, Slipknot Music Biz Condemns Spotify Google


Ted Cohen Joins MediaTech As Head Of Corporate Development

Music industry and music tech veteran Ted Cohen has been named Head Of Corporate Development at MediaTech Ventures, an investment fund and incubator focused on the nexus of music, entertainment and technology. Cohen, who did stints in the executive suites at Warner Brothers Records and EMI, has spent the last three decades serving as a bridge between the music industry and tech, including as Managing Partner of consultancy TAG Strategic - “a combination Swiss Army knife and pocket field gui...
Tags: Music, Ted, Bruce Houghton, Cohen, Swiss Army, EMI, Warner Brothers Records, Ted Cohen, Paul O'Brien, MediaTech Ventures, Ted Cohen Ted, Paul O'Brien John Zozzaro


MON. BRIEF: EMI Music Sues Kanye West • Apple Music Playlists Get Artistic • Songwriters Speak Out • More

MONDAY 3.11. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Bruce Houghton, EMI


EMI Counter-Sues Kanye West For Breach Of Contract

Kanye West has been hit with a lawsuit by his longtime music publishing company EMI, alleging breach of contract. The  suit , filed in Federal court in Manhattan, follows Kanye’s own January lawsuit against EMI in which he claimed that his contract violated California law because it lasted more than seven years without allowing him “one moment of freedom.” On Thursday, EMI counter-sued, noting that the rapper is not under a personal service contract with EMI, and arguing that his cont...
Tags: Music, New York, Kim Kardashian, California, Kanye West, Uganda, West, Manhattan, Kanye, Bruce Houghton, EMI, Tony Williams, David Shankbone, Wikimedia Commons CelebrityAccess, Ant Clemons, Yandhi


AM BRIEF: EMI Music Sues Kanye West • Apple Music Playlists Get Artistic • Songwriters Speak Out • More

MONDAY 3.11. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Bruce Houghton, EMI


ASUS OMG Days Sale from March 11 to 14 on Flipkart offers deals on Zenfone 5Z, Max Pro M1, and more

ASUS and Flipkart have launched OMG Days from today, 11th March to Thursday till 14th March 2019 (till mid-night of 14th March i.e. 23:59:59). This includes offers on the entire range of ZenFone models. This includes flat Rs. 3000 off on all variants of ZenFone 5Z, flat Rs. 1000 off on ZenFone Lite L1, flat Rs. 500 off on ZenFone Max M1 and all variants of ZenFone Max Pro M1.  ASUS OMG Days offers on Flipkart ZenFone 5Z 8GB + 256GB – Rs. 28,999 (Rs. 3000 off) ZenFone 5Z 6GB + 128GB – Rs....
Tags: News, Asus, India, Blogging, Flipkart, EMI, ASUS OMG Days Sale, ASUS OMG Days Sale March 2019, Zenfone 5Z deal, Zenfone 5Z offer, Complete Mobile Protection Plan


Kanye West sued by his music publisher after he claims his contract is 'servitude'

Kanye West has been slapped with a lawsuit by music publisher EMI after attempting to to get out of his deal by claiming the contract equates to slavery.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Kanye West, Usa Today, EMI


Morning Docket: 03.06.19

* Happy birthday, Your Honor! More than a thousand of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's fans signed up to plank on the steps of the Supreme Court for her 86th birthday on March 15. Do you love the RBG enough to plank for justice? [Washingtonian] * Allison Jones Rushing, a Williams & Connolly litigation partner, was confirmed to the Fourth Circuit in a vote of 53-43. Rushing is now one of the youngest federal appeals judges to be appointed by President Trump. [National Law Journal] * According to a new pol...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Kanye West, Student Loans, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Law Schools, American Bar Association, Cnbc, Trump, Insider Trading, Cohen, Fourth Circuit, Michael Cohen


OnePlus 6T March Madness: New offers every week, no-cost EMI, exchange offers and more

OnePlus has announced 'March Madness' with exciting offers all month in a unique new campaign. Starting today, 5th March, the company will unveil new offers every week on the purchase of the OnePlus 6T on Amazon.in, oneplus.in, in Reliance Digital outlets, Croma outlets and OnePlus exclusive offline stores. Offers over the course of the month will include Up to 6 months of no-cost EMI Additional Rs. 2000 off on exchange of old devices Exclusive offers on use of popular bank credit and ...
Tags: Amazon, News, India, Blogging, Oneplus, EMI, Corning Gorilla Glass, Reliance Digital, Croma, OnePlus 6T March Madness, OnePlus 6T offers, OnePlus 6T offers India


This May Not End Well... Top UMG Top Suitors Are A Streaming Service and A Private Equity Firm

If history is any guide, this may not end well... The two top suitors eyeing a $20 - $25 billion bid for a 50% stake in Universal Music Group are US investment firm KKR and China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group. The news comes as UMG parent Vivendi interviews firms to handle the sale.  "Sell-side banks are expected to be appointed in March, with a process likely to kick off in the second quarter, according to Reuters. "But informal discussions with potential bidders are underway a...
Tags: Spotify, Europe, Music, China, US, KKR, Vivendi, Reuters, Umg, Bruce Houghton, EMI, Universal Music Group, Terra Firma Capital Partners, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, Tencent Music


What Beatles 2018 Success Says About Streaming's Future [Mark Mulligan]

Almost 50 years after The Beatles disbanded, the Fab Four remain Universal Music Group's fourth best seller of the last year. MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan takes a fascinating dive into the numbers to discover what that implies for streaming's future and the long term revenue that it may deliver to artists and labels. __________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and The Music Industry Blog Universal Music Group recorded an impressive €6 billion ($6.8 billion USD) in revenue i...
Tags: Music, UK, US, Jp Morgan, Drake, Beatles, Umg, Bruce Houghton, Malone, Mark Mulligan, EMI, Universal Music Group, Abbey Road, NSYNC, Music Industry Blog Universal Music Group, NYSNC


Announcing the next batch of Product Management Course (Starting March, 12 Weeks, Blended Learning)

Ladies and Gentlemen:We are happy to announce the next batch of Product Management course, though this time there are many changes and new updates (we went thru many iterations before finalizing this format). First of all, the biggest change we have brought upon this time is that is the blended format – the courses are delivered via live online sessions + classroom sessions as well. Course Details | Program Fee | Course Modules | Contact Blended LearningLive and Classroom SessionsNext Bat...
Tags: Business, India, Tech, Silicon Valley, Bangalore, Product Management, Infosys, EMI, GTM, Godrej, Canvera, Ashish, Ashish Sinha, Product Management Course, Seventymm, NextBigWhat Academy


Samsung Galaxy A8s gets new Pink gradient color variants

Samsung introduced the Galaxy A8s (SM-G8870) smartphone in China back in December last year for Elf blue, Aurora black and Green color variants. Today the company has introduced new Pink color variants of the smartphone with gradient finish. One with Blue with Pink gradient finish on the back, while the other version has Pink with Yellow gradient finish on the back. Other specifications are similar, including a 6.4-inch Full HD+ screen Infinity-O display, Snapdragon 710, Android 8.1 (Oreo...
Tags: News, China, US, Samsung, Blogging, Aurora, EMI, Galaxy A8s, Samsung Galaxy A8s Pink


Honor 8C gets a limited-period price cut in India

Huawei’s Honor brand launched the Honor 8C, successor of the Honor 7C  in India back in India back in November last year starting at Rs. 11,999. Today the company has announced a Rs. 1000 price cut for the 32GB version of the smartphone for a limited period, so you can get the phone at Rs. 10,999 on Amazon.in. It also comes with several other offers.  Other special offers Jio benefits worth Rs. 4450 + 100GB Jio 4G Data 5% Instant Discount on Axis bank Credit and Debit EMI transactions on...
Tags: Amazon, News, India, Blogging, Huawei, Honor, EMI, Amazon Pay EMI, Honor 8C, Honor 8C price cut, Credit and Debit EMI


OPPO K1 with 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 660, in-display fingerprint sensor launched in India for Rs. 16990

OPPO has launched OPPO K1 , the company's latest mid-range smartphone in India, as it had promised. packs a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED Waterdrop notch display, is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 AIE with 4GB RAM, ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo), 16MP rear camera with LED flash, secondary 2MP camera and a 25MP front-facing camera. OPPO K1 specifications 6.4-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 19.5:9 2.5D curved glass display Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform ...
Tags: News, India, Blogging, Gpu, Flipkart, Citi, Oppo, EMI, Octa Core Snapdragon, OPPO K1, OPPO K1 price, Van Gogh Blue


ASUS OMG Days Sale from Feb 6 to 9 on Flipkart – ZenFone 5Z at Rs. 21999, Rs. 1000 off on ZenFone Max Pro M2 and more

ASUS and Flipkart have announced OMG Days to celebrate 2 million customers in 2018 with offers on the entire range of ZenFone starting February 6th to 9th, 2019.  This includes flat Rs. 1500 off on all variants of ZenFone Max Pro M1, Rs. 1000 off on all variants of ZenFone Max M2 and ZenFone Max Pro M2, flat Rs. 8000 off on all variants of ZenFone 5Z and flat Rs. 1000 off on ZenFone Lite L1. It will also offer no Cost EMI on leading credit and debit card and Bajaj Finance, Flipkart’s Comple...
Tags: Asus, India, Blogging, Flipkart, EMI, ASUS OMG Days Sale, Bajaj Finance Flipkart


Bobbie Gentry's Box of Surprises

None Of all the major label box sets issued last year, perhaps the one whose commercial and critical success most took the market by surprise was Universal's The Girl From Chickasaw County, an eight-CD Bobbie Gentry package, rounding up everything the undervalued singer/songwriter recorded for Capitol, including a vast number of previously unreleased tracks. Why was its success a surprise? Well, despite her success as a writer, recording artist and live attraction, Gentry vanished from public l...
Tags: Feature, Music, UK, Interview, John Lennon, Country, Glen Campbell, Los Angeles, Bbc, Pop, Soul, Ireland, New York Times, Dolly Parton, Cameron, Delta


Sony posts strong music earnings, as gaming business disappoints

Sony posted record quarterly earnings this week, on the strength of very strong music profits. Those numbers were catapulted thanks to the company’s $2.3 billion acquisition of EMI, as part of an ever-consolidating music industry. The electronics giant’s operating profit rose to $3.46 billion for the quarter — up from $3.21 billion a year prior, marking the highest single quarter profit for the company. Things were less rosy on the gaming front, however, where the company has been hit by dec...
Tags: Travel, Sony, Nintendo, EMI


Sony Music Powered Sony Corp To Record Q3, But Don't Expect That To Happen In Q4

UPDATED: Global entertainment and electronics giant Sony reported a record $3.78B net profit in Q3. Sony's film division grew and gaming struggled. The real star driving profits was music, but here were warning signs that Sony Music Entertainment is struggling, even as the overall music sector is soaring. Operating profits at Sony Music were up $1.35 billion from $361 million, thanks to a one time gain from the consolidation of EMI music publishing.  Overall, however, revenues in the musi...
Tags: Music, Sony, Sony Music Entertainment, Tamara, Bruce Houghton, Don, George Ezra, Sony Music, EMI, Pentatonix, Sony Music Powered Sony Corp, Vivendi s Universal Music Group, Travis Scotts Astroworld, Scott Bob Dylan


Classic Chords #25 – Another Chord on the Wall

I’ve featured Dave Gilmour’s guitar chords before in the Classic Chords series, specifically, the arpeggiated G-min-13 (Gm13) that opens Shine on You Crazy Diamond, the homage to erstwhile and founding member Syd Barrett who was the one who roped in Gilmour all those years ago. Another iconic song from the band, the one that held The Police off the Xmas Number One slot in the UK as the last dying embers of the punk era that was to eradicate the rock dinosaurs faded: “Another Brick in the Wall (P...
Tags: Music, UK, New York, States, Rich, Syd Barrett, Alice Cooper, Les Paul, EMI, Manny, Gilmour, TWA, Bob Ezrin, Dave Gilmour, Classic Chords


Sony's profit disappoints as weaker games biz overshadows record result

Japan's Sony Corp reported lower-than-expected profit on Friday as its previously thriving gaming business sagged, though a one-off gain related to its acquisition of EMI nevertheless pushed the quarterly result to a record high.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Sony, EMI, Sony Corp


Music Profits Leap as Sony Quarterly Earnings Surge

Japanese electronics giant Sony reported $3.78 billion of net profit in the three months to December, the third quarter of its financial year, which runs to end of March. Revenues amounted to $21.3 billion. The ‘pictures division,’ which spans film and TV, content and channels, reported profits improved to $102 million, up from $92 million in […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Finance, Global, Sony, EMI


Kanye West Files New Legal Documents Aiming to Be ‘Set Free’ From Publishing Deal

In an update to lawsuits Kanye West filed on Friday seeking to get out of his deals with EMI Music Publishing and Roc-A-Fella Records, the artist has filed new legal documents in which he claims that his deal with EMI amounts to servitude and he should be “set free from its bonds,” according to TMZ. […]
Tags: News, Kanye West, EMI, EMI Music Publishing


On Black Girl Magic and Georgia Anne Muldrow's Latest, 'Overload'

None The song "Vital Transformation" is solemn yet expansive, austere yet hopeful. It floats along, kickdrum and handclap accents punctuating the lyrics instead of marking four-on-the-floor. The song itself a swirl, it begins with the swirling, layered incantation, "transforming changing higher spiraling higher", repeated three times, along with the insistence, "it's vital". The lyrics read like stanzas of poetry on the page, but take on a warm, relatable quality when their author, Georgia Anne...
Tags: Feature, Music, Hbo, New York, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, India, NFL, Res, Pop, Chicago, Soul, Tennessee, Sony, Sudan, Madonna


‘We love you Emi’: Nantes tribute to tragic ‘warrior’ Sala

Nantes (France) (AFP) – Nantes paid an emotional tribute to “warrior” Emiliano Sala at the Stade de la Beaujoire on Wednesday before their first match since their former striker’s plane disappeared over the Channel last... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Nantes, Afp, Stade de La Beaujoire, EMI, Emiliano Sala, Sala, Nantes France AFP Nantes


Nantes pay tribute to Sala in first game since disappearance

Nantes (France) (AFP) – Nantes paid an emotional tribute to Emiliano Sala at the Stade de la Beaujoire on Wednesday before their first match since their former striker’s plane disappeared over the Channel last week. The 28-year-old had been travelling from Nantes to his new club Cardiff City when the plane went missing, with pilot David Ibbotson the only other person on board. British investigators said earlier on Wednesday it was “likely” that two seat cushions that have washed up on the Frenc...
Tags: Sport, Britain, Soccer, Cardiff City, Cardiff, Malibu, Nantes, Afp, Ligue, Stade de La Beaujoire, EMI, Emiliano Sala, Sala, Etienne, Piper PA, Air Accidents Investigation Branch AAIB


‘We love you Emi’: Nantes tribute to tragic Sala

Nantes (France) (AFP) – Nantes paid an emotional tribute to Emiliano Sala at the Stade de la Beaujoire on Wednesday before their first match since their former striker’s plane disappeared over the Channel last week. The 28-year-old had been travelling from Nantes to his new club Cardiff City when the plane went missing, with pilot David Ibbotson the only other person on board. British investigators said earlier on Wednesday it was “likely” that two seat cushions that have washed up on the Frenc...
Tags: Sport, Britain, Soccer, Cardiff City, Cardiff, Malibu, Nantes, Caen, Afp, Ligue, Stade de La Beaujoire, EMI, Emiliano Sala, Sala, Etienne, Vahid Halilhodzic


Kanye West Sues Roc-a-Fella, Def Jam, UMG, EMI and More

Kanye West has filed a pair of lawsuits against EMI Music Publishing and Roc-a-Fella Records, UMG Recordings, Def Jam and merchandiser Bravado International Group in an apparent attempt to free himself of all contractual obligations. The complaints were filed on Friday (January 25) in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to THR. West is reportedly seeking declaratory relief plus alleging unjust enrichment on the part of the song publisher and record companies. He is also seeking a trans...
Tags: Music, Kanye West, Bruce Houghton, Los Angeles Superior Court, EMI, Quinn Emanuel, Robert Schwartz, EMI Music Publishing, David Shankbone, Wikimedia Commons CelebrityAccess, Fella Records UMG Recordings Def Jam, Bravado International Group


Kanye West Sues Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam, And Others

Kanye West has filed a pair of lawsuits in what may be an attempt to extradite himself from contracts and reclaim control over his career. One lawsuit is against EMI, the song publisher that has administered the rights to his songs since 2003, shortly before the hip-hop star released his debut album, The College Dropout. More »
Tags: Music, News, Jay-z, Kanye West, EMI, Kanye West Sues Roc A Fella Records Def Jam


Huawei Republic Day offers on Amazon – Rs. 7000 off on P20 lite, free Bluetooth headset with Y9 2019

After recent offers during Great Indian Sale, Huawei has started its five-day Republic Day offers on Amazon. It also offers no cost EMI options on Huawei P20 lite in addition to Rs. 7000 discount and cotiunes to offer Boat ROCKERZ 255 SPORTS Bluetooth wireless headset worth Rs. 2,990 on purchase of recently-launched Huawei Y9 2019.  Huawei P20 Lite – Rs. 12,999 (Rs. 7000 off) Huawei Y9 2019  - Rs. 15,990 (Free boAt Rockerz Bluetooth wireless when you check out with both the Y9 and the hea...
Tags: Amazon, News, Blogging, Huawei, EMI, P20 lite price cut