Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
U.S. preserving music licensing decrees that assist Spotify, others
The U.S. Justice Division’s high antitrust official mentioned on Friday the administration won’t scrap decades-old agreements with music licensing teams ASCAP and BMI that maintain down prices for Spotify and others. The division’s assessment of the matter had been carefully watched since scrapping the 1941 consent agreements might upend the enterprise of licensing music to on-line firms like Spotify and Pandora in addition to film firms, commercials, bars and eating places.
Anne Hathaway races to launch ‘Locked Down’ COVID-19 rom-com
As the remainder of the world was shutting all the way down to stave off COVID-19, U.S. star Anne Hathaway discovered herself beginning up an entire new film venture – a rom-com heist caper set within the pandemic nonetheless raging round her. “I do not assume both of us fairly know the way we pulled it off,” Hathaway instructed Reuters as she sat down along with her co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor to speak about “Locked Down”, the results of their labours that began streaming on HBO Max on Thursday.
Star conductor Simon Rattle, who this week introduced he was reducing quick his tenure at Britain’s main orchestra to return to Germany, mentioned on Friday he had utilized for German citizenship after Brexit. The Liverpool-born musician, 65, lamented the limitations thrown up by Britain’s departure from the European Union to the careers of younger musicians who had grown used to performing freely to the continent’s music-hungry public.
Apple plans to launch new podcast subscription service: The Info
Apple Inc is discussing launching a brand new subscription-based podcast service, the Info reported https://www.theinformation.com/articles/apple-plans-podcasting-subscription-service-in-threat-to-spotify on Friday, citing individuals acquainted with the matter, in direct competitors with Spotify’s podcast choices. Apple didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.
(With inputs from companies.)