Courtney Barnett, St. Vincent, Jay-Z SESNSO Tokens, Beth Appleton at Jaxsta, LVTO and 2conv hit back at lawsuit

Courtney Barnett announces new album Things Take Time, Take Time

Courtney Barnett’s third album will be released on November 12th. The lead single is titled “Rae Street,”. Tell Me How You Really Feel, her most recent album, was released in 2018. Barnett will embark on a North American tour in November to promote her upcoming album, backed by Beduine, Bartees Strange, Warpaint, Julia Jacklin, and Shamir.

St. Vincent Announces Details Of UK And European Tour For 2022

The tour will take place in the UK and Europe next summer in support of her critically acclaimed sixth album, Daddy’s Home. Along with previously confirmed festival dates at Mad Cool in Madrid and NOS Alive in Lisbon, St. Vincent will now tour Europe in June, including her biggest UK headline show to date at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 11.

JAY Z’S ROC NATION MAKES VR MOVE WITH PURCHASE OF SENSO TOKENS FROM $100M-BACKED SENSORIUM CORPORATION

Sensorium Galaxy, the yet-to-be-released social VR platform owned by Sensorium Corporation, was launched in 2018. SENSO tokens are the on-platform, Ethereum-based currency of Sensorium Galaxy. The purchase of SENSO tokens by Roc Nation follows the announcement last August that TIDAL, which Jay-Z sold to Jack Dorsey in April, spent $7 million on SENSO tokens. These tokens are used by participants to gain access to artists’ concerts on the platform, subscribe to premium content, modify their avatars, upgrade features, issue NFTs, and carry out other actions.

We’ll talk more about this in the Music News Power Hour live on Clubhouse and on MusicIndustryCity.com at 12 p.m. Eastern.

In Musical Chairs…

BETH APPLETON JOINS MUSIC CREDIT RESOURCE JAXSTA AS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Appleton previously worked at Warner Music Australia as General Manager and Senior Vice President Marketing Australasia. Beginning Monday, July 12, she will be located at the company’s Sydney headquarters. Jaxsta bills itself as “the world’s largest public-facing, dedicated database of official music credits”.

In Music Tech News…

Stream-ripper hits back at court order over user-data

Stream-ripping sites FLVTO and 2conv have responded to a court ruling concerning the storage and distribution of user data. Tofig Kurbanov, a Russian operator, is now battling a lawsuit filed by American labels in Virginia courts. He claims that the court order will cost him thousands of dollars in new expenses, as well as placing him at risk of violating data protection regulations in some countries and putting his users at risk of having records of their online activity confiscated by the Russian government.

And that concludes today’s update. For article links, see the show notes, or go to MusicIndustryCity.com and listen to the Music News Power Hour live in Clubhouse or on the website at 12 p.m. Eastern.

Have a great weekend!

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