From Justin Bieber to Demi Lovato and Corona Virus, we have a weekly music business news update so you can stay up to date on what’s happening in the music industry news.
Justin Bieber files $20 million defamation lawsuit over sexual assault allegations.
He was accused by two different women of assaults in 2014 and in 2015.
Justin Bieber is suing two social media users after they accused him of sexual assault online in 2014 and in 2015 respectively.
According to Pitchfork, Bieber’s claim against both accusers – named Danielle and Kadi – is that they “fraudulently schemed to seek attention and fame by maliciously posting despicable, blatantly false, fabricated, defamatory accusations that Justin Bieber engaged in sexual assault.”
Billie Eilish Pulls A Taylor Swift And Unfollows Everyone On Instagram
No, it’s not a glitch, Billie Eilish really did unfollow everyone on Instagram. Taking a page from Taylor Swift‘s book, the “bury a friend” singer set her following count back to zero.
According to a fan who was paying close attention to Eilish’s Instagram stories, the unfollow spree may have been sparked by the 18-year-old vowing to unfollow those accused of assault.
“If I am following your abuser, DM ME & I will unfollow them. I support you,” she previously announced to her 68 million followers.
Billie Eilish has unfollowed Ansel Elgort, Justin Bieber, XXXTENTACION, and Chris Brown on Instagram after posting that she would be unfollowing abusers.
Spotify Stock Rises 28% In Just 9 Days
According to Hyperbot : Shares of Spotify are up 27% in the last 9 trading days. The stock opened Thursday at $245.00. On June 11 the stock traded as low as $178.68.
That puts Spotify’s total market cap at nearly $50 billion.
Spotify’s market cap dwarfs Warner Music Group’s which stands at less than $17 billion and even beats UMG at a $43 billion valuation.
Investor interest comes as Spotify invests heavily in podcasts and toys with video and part of a move to limit its current reliance on major label deals.
A new Video tab was spotted in Spotify’s Now Playing screen, alongside the Album Art and Canvas tabs.
Demi Lovato Re-Teams With YouTube For New Docu-series, Boards ‘Disney Channel Summer Sing-Along’
In 2017, Demi Lovato partnered with YouTube for Demi Lovato: Simply Confidential, a documentary about the making of her album Tell Me You Love Me, her sexuality, and her personal struggles. Now, she’s teaming up with YouTube again for a new documentary series.
Deadline reports that the series will be produced by the same company that brought you the Justin Bieber docuseries, Seasons. Deadline says apparently, Demi saw Justin’s series and got back in touch with YouTube for the new project. Unsurprisingly, Demi and Justin have the same manager: Scooter Braun.
The new series, which is currently untitled, will focus on the last three years, which saw the singer and actress fall off the wagon, survive an overdose, get sober and then return with triumphant performances on the Grammys and the Super Bowl.
Coronavirus update 1: NXNE 2020 has officially been canceled.
Coronavirus update 2: Live Nation has jumped into the drive-in concert game.
Coronavirus update 3: And full concert productions are returning to arenas.
How is Apple doing with AR and VR? There are problems.
Here’s how the whole drive-in concert scene is starting to work.
Top movie composers are moving to composing scores for video games.