Dancers, writers, caddies: the gig workers who could benefit from California’s historic bill

Uber and Lyft drivers aren’t the only ones getting protections – but journalists and musicians have raised concernGroundbreaking legislation passed by California lawmakers on Wednesday has been lauded for its potential to transform the way tech compani…

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Live Nation admits to placing tickets on resale sites

Admission confirms rumours that labels and artists sell live music tickets to secondary marketLive Nation, the world’s largest live music firm, has admitted placing tickets for Metallica directly on to resale websites, despite having claimed that it is…

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Tickets: can you trust the new wave of resale sites?

Beat the touts by using big agencies’ fan-to-fan services, or bag a deal at their ‘ethical’ rivalsIf you’re keen to go to a sold-out or popular gig, festival or event, there are lots of ticket resale websites out there – but who can you trust, and what…

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Streaming accounts for more than half UK record label income

Revenue from Spotify, Amazon and Apple rises as CD sales continue to fallMusic streaming services generated more than half of the income earned by record labels in the UK last year, as CD sales continue to plummet.Subscription streaming platforms opera…

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