Bertelsmann chairman and CEO Thomas Rabe talks about the German media group's financial report card, plus speaks at length about BMG's latest moves including a digital distribution deal with Chinese internet powerhouse Alibaba.
Hannibal Buress is bringing his comedic talents to the 19th annual Webby Awards on May 18. In his first time hosting the awards show, which honors achievements in Internet culture, Buress will be in charge of opening the event and enforcing its five-word acceptance speech rule, a trademark of the Webby Awards.
eBay-owned ticket resale market StubHub has taken action against its principal rival Ticketmaster over the Live Nation-owned behemoth's rules around resales of Golden State Warriors tickets, which the company claims ventures into anti-competitive behavior.
Overall, Tidal has the starting framework of what could be an interesting and engaging artist led and backed company. With the product as-is, Spotify or Apple launching a lossless quality tier could make Tidal irrelevant-- but for one major thing: superstar exclusives.
Ed Sheeran, who is preparing to kick-off his North American tour in May, has just announced that he's extending the already almost sold-out series of shows with another run through the States in September.