The following is a summary of the latest entertainment news.
The U.S. complies with music licensing regulations that help Spotify and others
The US The Justice Department’s top antitrust official said Friday the government will not scrap decades of agreements with music licensing groups ASCAP and BMI that keep Spotify and others costs down. The department’s review of the matter had been closely watched as the abolition of the consent agreements of 1941 ended the business of licensing music to online companies such as Spotify and Pandora as well as film companies, commercials, bars and restaurants.
Siegfried Fischbacher von Siegfried & Roy dies at the age of 81
Siegfried Fischbacherwho worked with Roy horn Founding the famous animal training and magic duo by Siegfried & Roy is, according to the Associated Press and German Sockets. He was 81 years old. Fischbacher died after battling pancreatic cancer. His death comes eight months later horn died of COVID-19 on May 8, 2020. horn was 75.
Anne Hathaway races to reveal ‘Locked Down’ COVID-19 rom-com
When the rest of the world shut down to fight off COVID-19, US star Anne Hathaway She started a whole new film project – a rom-com raid caper in the pandemic that is still raging around her. “I don’t think either of us knows exactly how we did it,” Hathaway told Reuters when she sat down with her co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor to talk about “Locked Down,” the result of her work that continues began to flow HBO max on Thursday.
Mick Fleetwood goes the same way as others with music catalogs
Mick Fleetwood is the latest in a line of rock musicians to benefit from their work by agreeing on Thursday to sell his back catalog to music major BMG. The deal gives BMG, owned by German The media company Bertelsmann AG has received royalties on over 300 recordings, including “Dreams” and “Go Your Own Way”, two of the biggest hits from Fleetwood Mac, the band he co-founded in 1967.
British maestro rattle search German Citizenship after Brexit
Star conductor Simon Rattle, who announced this week that he would shorten his tenure with Britain’s premier orchestra in order to return to him Germany, said on Friday that he had applied German Citizenship after Brexit. The Liverpool-born musician, 65, lamented the obstacles created by Britain’s withdrawal from the US European Association with the careers of young musicians who had become accustomed to performing freely for the music-hungry audience of the continent.
Apple plans to launch a new podcast subscription service: The Information
Apple Inc is discussing the introduction of a new subscription-based podcast service. The information was published on Friday at https://www.theinformation.com/articles/apple-plans-podcasting-subscription-service-in-threat-to-spotify citing people familiar with the matter, in direct competition with the Podcast offers from Spotify. Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will take the stage around US Inauguration ceremony of President-Elect Joe Biden in Washington next week along with others in what his transition team said would present a diverse America. The two will perform at the event on January 20th for the upcoming 46th US President, who will also include remarks from a black firefighter Georgia, a former youth poet award winner, a Catholic Priest and a pastor from Biden’s hometown Wilmington, Delaware.
Amazon Film recounts epic meeting of Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X.Jim Brown
Imagine a time more than 50 years ago when four of the greatest Black American Celebrities around the world met and discussed for hours about race, religion and politics? That is the premise of the film “One Night in Miami” Amazon Prime on Friday, who reported a meeting between boxer Cassius Clay and civil rights activist Sam Cooke in 1964 Malcolm X. and soccer player Jim Brown.
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