Back in September 2013 Dance music brand Ministry of Sound sued Spotify for copyright infringement, claiming the latter would not delete users’ playlists that copy its compilation albums.
The Chief Executive of Ministry Lohan Presencer claimed that requests for the playlists to be removed had been ongoing since 2012, and were met with little to no cooperation from the streaming service Spotify. Ministry sought a removal of the playlists as well as a permanent block on the other Spotify tracks which originally appeared in Ministry compilations and use its brand name and artwork. The company also sought out damages and costs.
Earlier this week the two companies reached an out-of-court settlement, issuing a statement announcing their agreement. According to James Duffet – Smith, head of licensing business affairs at Spotify, “Spotify and Ministry of Sound are pleased to have reached a resolution on amicable terms.”
Ministry concurred with a statement from Presencer, stating ““Ministry of Sound welcomes Spotify’s willingness to work together to reach an agreement.”
According to our sources, not only will these playlists be blocked from new users in the coming weeks, they won’t appear in search engine findings either. However, Spotify users will still be able to create playlists which reflect Ministry compilations.
While this resolution might hold within itself a possibly better relationship between the two companies, it also means the Ministry’s original belief that the selection and arrangement involved in putting together compilation albums does not qualify for copyright protection.
Perhaps Spotify will use this encounter as a stepping stone towards more talks with Ministry on how to better feature compilations mirroring the latter or even perhaps cooperative advertising.
Mad Decent will be branching out from the widely popular Mad Decent Block Party and bringing their fans a whole new 4-day music festival offshore called Mad Decent Boat Party. Coming up this November 12th through the 16th, the cruise will be taking place on their own private island in the Bahamas with a lineup featuring artists such as Big Gigantic, Borgore, Bro Safari, Dillon Francis, Diplo, and many more! With this exciting lineup and other activities such as a Q& A with Diplo & friends, autograph sesion with every artist on board, and many more. Head over to Mad Decent’s site now to book your cabin!
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Looks like EDC New York is back! Insomniac is back with its Electric Daisy Carnival in New York this May 24th and 25th. The trailer for this years festivities was released three days ago and as always, features some of the most popular genres right now like progressive house, trap, and electro house. It’s all about good vibes as fans covered in body paint and dressed in costumes are shown raging to artists from previous years lineup. While the lineup for this years carnival has yet to be announced, 2 day regular admission tickets are already on sale for $213.50.
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If you missed last year’s madness at TomorroWorld here is your chance to secure tickets for this years festivities! TomorrowWorld general on sale tickets will be available for purchase tomorrow starting 12 PM EST. According to a recent social media blast, purchasers can secure one day tickets for as low as $137! That price is astoundingly low considering the A-list lineup you can expect, along with the other number of entertaining features the festival will surely provide. Furthermore, payment plans will be available for all tickets. Now that’s what we call a good deal!
Pre-registration is now open so if you have not yet done so, follow the link before and secure the fastest access to General On-Sale Tickets! For those who attended the event last year, and e-mail will be sent with a link to enter the exclusive Pioneer ticket shop. Follow the links below and secure your chance to share an unforgettable experience at the second edition of TomorrowWorld!
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Looks like Deadmau5 has taken to his Twitter again to vent. This time the progressive house producer Joel Zimmerman is accusing Dutch Harstyle DJ Joram Metekohy, A.K.A.Wildstylez, of ripping all of the chords from his renowned track titled “Some Chords.” Apparently, Joram’s latest release “Straightforward” features the stolen chords.
Zimmerman is now widely known for his temper tantrums, especially on his social media sites. Suffice it to say, he’s everyone’s favorite shit-talker. At the beginning of this year he called Porter Robinson a “dickhead”, and previously called out Justin Bieber (No arguments there though), Paris Hilton, and David Guetta. This time it looks like Deadmau5 has been genuinely pissed off though. Check out the tweets and both tracks below and you be the judge. Did Wildstylez rip the chords?