Latest Industry: Eazy-E Trademark Lawsuit, Madonna, iKON, Eventbrite, Peermusic, UMPG, Republic Records, More…

Latest Industry: Eazy-E Trademark Lawsuit, Madonna, iKON, Eventbrite, Peermusic, UMPG, Republic Records, More...

Eazy-E’s widow reaches agreement with his son.

Eric Darnel Wright, son of rapper Eazy-E – Eric Lynn Wright – has reached an agreement with his late father’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright.  She had sued Eazy-E’s son for illegally monetizing the NWA trademark.  Eric Darnel Wright has agreed to stop using ‘NWA,’ ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Ruthless,’ and ‘Ruthless Records’ in all future endeavors.

Madonna thinks all modern music sounds the same.  Not hers, of course.

In an interview with Vogue Italia, former pop icon Madonna has criticized the music industry for creating ‘formulaic’ artists.  Contrasting the modern music business with her recent move to Lisbon, where she experiences ‘intimate’ music performances, Madonna said,

YouTube star sends sexual messages – then menacing threats – to teenage fans.

Chris Ingham, a popular YouTube celebrity, has threatened his fans for exposing his sexual, unsolicited, and menacing text messages.  The ‘Ingham Family’ star had sent multiple sexual text messages to female teen fans, asking them to send him photos and go skinny dipping with him.  Ingham then threatened legal action against the teens who spoke out and posted the messages.  On YouTube, he often features his family, including his wife Sarah, and his children aged 12, 9, and 6.  Ingham hasn’t responded to the allegations.

Billboard teams with nearly a dozen streaming services for a project in Japan.

Billboard Japan has partnered with Space Shower TV, a Japanese music television channel, and 11 streaming services in the country – including Apple Music and Google Play Music – to launch the Now Playing Japan project.  The second edition aims to provide listeners with “occasions and environments to participate in creating new music trends.”  The project will culminate in a music event dubbed Now Playing Japan Vol. 2 on October 30th at Shinkiba Studio Coast in Tokyo.

iKON scores new record on World Digital Song Sales chart.

K-Pop boy band iKON has reached a new band record on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart.  The group’s latest single, ‘Killing Me,’ debuted at No. 2, selling 1,000 downloads within its first 24 hours.  It also became the top-selling K-Pop song in the US.  iKON previously reached No. 3 with ‘My Type’ and ‘Apology.’

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15 people injured after a lightning strike at a French music festival.

Lightning struck down on multiple areas of the Vieux Canal music festival, injuring 15 festivalgoers.  Among the injured, several children in a tent, and a woman in her 60s along with a 44-year-old man, both of whom remain in serious condition, per the BBC.

Production issues force delay on Drake/Migos tour.  And, the Canadian rapper also gets his tour bus towed.

The Drake and Migos North American tour has been delayed due to production issues.  It would’ve kicked off on August 10th but will now take place on August 12th.

Kansas City law enforcement has also confirmed Drake’s tour bus has been towed and possibly repossessed by a Missouri repo company.