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Ticketfly still down (ransom demand??); Music Venues & Bands feeling the pain

Online ticketing service Ticketfly is still down, more than 24 hours since announcing they were the "target of a cyber incident." It's staying down as they investigate and "don’t have a specific timeline to share right now. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by this incident and are working around the clock to resolve the issue and get all Ticketfly systems back up and running."

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YouTube Music to replace Google Play Music subscription service

YouTube is the #1 way most people listen to music on the internet, via musc videos, but most people are doing that for free. The company, which is owned by Google, is hoping to change that as they relaunch YouTube Music as a $9.99 monthly subscription service that will eventually replace Google Play Music...

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Instagram partners with Eventbrite for in-app ticket purchasing

Instagram has come a long way from just being a place to share cell phone pictures. They've recently partnered with Eventbrite to allow users to purchase tickets to shows and festivals directly from the app.

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Ticketmaster & Live Nation investigating replacing tickets with facial recognition

It was already reported earlier this year that Madison Square Garden has begun using facial recognition technology for security reasons. Now, it appears that Ticketmaster and Live Nation may want to use the tech for ticketing too...

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Purevolume shutting down

Even if you haven't visited the site in a while, this is -- like last year's AIM shutdown -- another end of an era for a once-beloved online destination.

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Pandora launch personalized playlists to beat competitors’ “generic buckets of music”

Pandora have launched direct competition with Spotify's Discover Weekly, Release Radar and Daily Mix, or in Chief Product Officer Chris Phillip's words, ”When we think about what the competition’s doing, they’re really putting more generic buckets of music together."

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Mouse On Mars, Kelela, Jon Hopkins & more added to Moogfest 2018 lineup

Plus: KRS-One, Author & Punisher, Suzanne Ciani, Drexciya, Shabazz Palaces, Psychic TV, Torres, Smerz, and more, plus this year's eight-hour sleep concert, robots, and more.

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Bernie Sanders and Jake Tapper at SXSW
Bernie Sanders and Jake Tapper at SXSW
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SXSW panels & film fest highlights: Bernie Sanders, Steve Albini & Kim Deal, ‘The Last OG’ & more

Plus: Ethan Hawke, Darren Aronofsky, VR, Superchunk, Todd Rundgren, ’This is Us,' free beer koozies, and more.

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it's not just for Mission Impossible anymore
it's not just for Mission Impossible anymore
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Madison Square Garden is using facial recognition tech on customers

”MSG continues to test and explore the use of new technologies to ensure we’re employing the most effective security procedures to provide a safe and wonderful experience for our guests,” MSG said in a statement, though many worry about privacy issues.

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via @IKEATODAY
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IKEA are making turntables and DJ equipment now

The FREKVENS line of products, which will include DJ gear and speakers, is co-created by hip Swedish audio tech company Teenage Engineering. Hopefully no allen wrench is required.

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