Coachella 2020 canceled, may not be back till fall 2021
AEG to offer 30-day window on ticket refunds for coronavirus-rescheduled events
The 30-day window will begin May 1 and will only be available for shows that have already announced rescheduled dates. If something has just been ”postponed” with no new date, ticket holders will will get 30 days to request a refund once the new date has been announced.
CMJ bought by UK’s Amazing Radio, plan fall relaunch
CMJ held their last NYC “music marathon” in October of 2015 but have now been bought by British company Amazing Radio who plan on relaunching the festival this fall.
Stereogum buys itself back from Billboard; SPIN sold to new owner
Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group announced today that they have sold SPIN and Stereogum, which they acquired in 2016. Stereogum has been bought back by founder Scott Lapatine...
Tommy Boy says Amazon is selling counterfeit vinyl copies of their albums
”Somehow records that Tommy Boy hasn’t pressed in — ever — are on sale on Amazon” says label president Rosie Lopez.
Mondo.NYC conference / fest: 2019 lineup and schedule
The 2019 edition of the Mondo NYC, the ”festival and global business summit of music and tech industry insiders and innovators, emerging artists and their fans,” happens in NYC from October 15-18...
Capitol Theatre switching from Eventbrite/Ticketfly to Ticketmaster
”This is a bittersweet moment for us,” Capitol Theatre says about the change.
Don Giovanni founder joins Drexel music industry staff alongside former Passion Pit bassis…
Don Giovanni founder Joe Steinhardt is joining the Music Industry Program faculty at Drexel University, which also currently includes former/longtime Passion Pit bassist Jeff Apruzzese...
Barclays Center (and The Nets) have a new owner, Joseph Tsai
”We are committed to maintaining Barclays Center’s iconic status by bringing together culture, community, and entertainment for our fans and everyone in New York,” Barclays' new owner, Alibaba Group cofounder Joseph Tsai said in a statement.
Music gear site Reverb.com acquired by Etsy for $275 million
”With Etsy as our parent company, we’ll remain the marketplace built for the music community by a team of musicians and music lovers,” Reverb's CEO writes.