22Mar

Cardi B Files a U.S. Trademark Application for ‘Okurrr’

Cardi B has filed a trademark application to protect her catchphrase “Okurr.” The documents were filed by Cardi B’s company, Washpoppin, Inc., with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. A series of trademarks were filed for the phrase, with the first…

22Mar

Let the Games Begin: Dueling MLC Submissions Filed With the U.S. Copyright Office

Competing submissions for the Music Modernization Act’s MLC were officially filed with the U.S. Copyright Office on Thursday night. Talk to National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) president David Israelite, and he’ll tell you this shouldn’t be a …

22Mar

Endel Inks With Warner Music: “We’re the First-Ever Algorithm to Sign a Major Label Deal”

Endel is a free app-based algorithm that produces personalized sounds to help focus and relax.  It just signed a 20-album major label deal. Alongside the signing with Warner Music Group, the company also announced the release of a new skill for Amazon …

22Mar

Hypebot, MusicThinkTank Join The Bandsintown Family

I’m proud to share that Hypebot and MusicThinkTank have been acquired by Bandsintown. Both sites will still operate as independent publications, which I will continue to edit. What excites me most about this partnership is that its purpose is to further our mutual mission of helping artists at all levels…

22Mar

Major Label Signs An Algorithm To A 20 Album Deal

This is NOT an early April Fools joke. Endel, an app that uses algorithms the company calls predictive mechanics to produce personalized sounds to help you focus and relax, has signed a multi-album deal with Warner Music Group. As part of the deal with WMG’s Art Music division, the five…