Viacom Sues Netflix Claims The Streamer Is Poaching Employees Like Fox Before

Viacom is not happy and like Fox before it, claims netflix is knowingly interfering with it’s employees contracts. Viacom has filed a lawsuit alleging that Netflix induced one of its employees to break contract to join the streaming giant. The case, lodged in Los Angeles Superior Court last week, continues to explode the issue of the legality of fixed-term employment…

The Syndicate Has Acquired Marketing Firm Sneak Attack

Sneak Attack will now work under The Syndicate name. Entertainment Marketing Agency, The Syndicate, has announced the acquisition of digital marketing and creative services company, Sneak Attack Media. The addition of Sneak Attack builds out The Syndicate’s marketing department with a digital and social services arm and joins the company’s PR and radio departments as another pillar of the entertainment…

UMG Artists To Be Paid For Use Of Their Music On Mixcloud

Universal Music Group has signed a multi-year direct licensing deal with U.K.-based audio streaming platform Mixcloud. Under the terms of the agreement, UMG artists will be paid for the use of their music on Mixcloud’s advertising-supported and future subscription services. The global deal does not cover Japan and China, but it does notably include retrospective payment for previous uses of Universal repertoire…

Facebook Says 29 Million User Accounts Were Compromised In It’s Recent Personal Data Breach

Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions of accounts as part of a security breach the company disclosed two weeks ago. Twenty-nine million accounts had some form of information stolen. Originally Facebook said 50 million accounts were affected, but…

Google Sued Over ‘Shitty Media Men’ Spreadsheet In A Ground Breaking Defamation Lawsuit

Stephen Elliott has brought a defamation lawsuit over his inclusion on a list of allegedly sexually exploitive men and the case could break new ground in many different ways. When writer Stephen Elliott filed a lawsuit on Wednesday over the “Shitty Media Men” spreadsheet, he didn’t just pick a fight with Moira Donegan, the creator, and the 30 anonymous women…

Microsoft Causes Users Operating Windows 10 To Lose Scores Of Data

Microsoft is re-releasing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update today, following the company  pulling it offline due to data deletion issues  over the weekend. The software giant says there were only a few reports of data loss, at a rate of one one-hundredth of one percent. “We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in…

Google Appealing $5 Billion Fine It Got From European Union Authorities

Google is appealing a record $5 billion antitrust fine by European Union authorities, who say the tech giant abused the dominance of its Android operating system to stifle competitors. A company spokesman, Al Verney, confirmed Wednesday that the company has filed its legal challenge with the General Court of the EU , the bloc’s second highest court. The EU’s executive Commission issued…

How To Monetize With Soundcloud And Make Money With Your Music

In an era where streaming services have unprecedented power to steer an artist to success, SoundCloud is planting its flag deeper as a “creator forward” platform. Today, it announces an expansion of its SoundCloud Premier program, a direct monetization platform aimed at making it easier for fans to support artists and empower its musician users. “The diversity of SoundCloud is one of the…

UMG Decca Records Promotes Laura Monks To General Manager

Decca Records has promoted Laura Monks to general manager of the storied label. Since joining the Universal Music Group imprint in 2012 as a senior digital campaign manager, Monks has had to change her business cards multiple times, first to head of digital, then director of digital & commercial partnerships and, since 2016, director of marketing & commercial partnerships. “Laura is without…

PledgeMusic Under New Management

Following CEO Dominic Pandiscia’s departure, the crowdfunding platform has implemented a new financial team and more. PledgeMusic confirmed the departure of former CEO Dominic Pandiscia on Tuesday (Oct. 9), as well as replacements of several key members of the finance team over recent months. Pandiscia’s resignation was first reported last week, ending a two-and-a-half year tenure with the company. The crowdfunding platform did…

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