Latest Industry: Carrie Underwood, Viagogo, YouTube Content ID, Columbia Records, Spotify, More…

Latest Industry: Carrie Underwood, Viagogo, YouTube Content ID, Columbia Records, Spotify, More...

Does country music have a women problem?

Speaking on Women Want to Hear Women, a podcast show, Carrie Underwood said the number of female country stars on the radio has decreased substantially.

Speaking with host Elaina Smith, an exasperated Underwood said,


UK regulator removes sanctions against Viagogo.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) made the announcement after the fraudulent secondary ticketing platform changed how it would publish prices on its platform.

In a statement, an ASA spokesperson said,


Viagogo sues Kilimanjaro Live for canceling its illicitly-obtained tickets.

The fraudulent secondary ticketing platform has claimed the UK promotions company canceled thousands of tickets for Ed Sheeran’s concerts.

Viagogo accused Stuart Galbraith, CEO of Kilimanjaro, of “confiscating thousands of genuine tickets at the gate, forcing fans to buy new tickets, and pocketing millions of pounds in duplicate sales.”  Kilimanjaro had canceled over 10,000 tickets last May after secondary ticketing platforms – namely Viagogo – sold the illicitly-obtained tickets against Sheeran’s wishes.

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Lambasting Viagogo over their shady practices, Stuart Galbraith said then,


YouTube’s Content ID flags public domain music as copyrighted.

Testing the video platform’s piracy recognition system, Dr. Ulrich Kaiser, a German music professor, found YouTube’s Content ID incorrectly flagged classical compositions in the public domain as copyrighted works.  Kaiser uploaded a video featuring a 17th century Biber composition published in 1962.