News featuring John Lennon

The following news stories mention John Lennon. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 5 hours ago.

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  • YouTube Threatened with $1 Billion Lawsuit over Song Licensing

    Google experienced some difficulties in securing licensing rights for its YouTube Music Key subscription service, and those difficulties persist. Music industry bigwig Irving Azoff owns the performance rights of around 20,000 songs through his Global Music Rights (GMR) company, and he's threatening YouTube with a $1 billion lawsuit. The GMR catalogue includes songs by Pharrell Williams, John Lennon, the Eagles, Smokey Robinson, Chris Cornell and others. Many of these were previously handled by ASCAP and BMI, and were subject to blanket licences for services like YouTube. Now...

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  • YouTube threatened with legal action for 20,000 videos by Pharrell and more

    Global Music Rights, which represents the likes of Pharrell, the Eagles and John Lennon, asserts that YouTube does not have the right to host videos from its artists

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  • Debbie Harry playing six nights at Cafe Carlyle in March

    Debbie Harry, who recently played a John Lennon tribute in her hometown with fellow New York punk icon David Johansen and others, has six more appearances in NYC coming up. The Blondie singer will do a six-night residency at Upper East Side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle in March. She plays five consecutive shows from Tuesday, 3/24 through Saturday, 3/28 and then takes Sunday and Monday off before wrapping up on Tuesday, 3/31. Four of the nights are sold out but you can still get tickets for the March 26 and March 27 performances.

    Looks like March 2015 is NYC Punk Legends Month. As mentioned earlier today, Suicide play Webster Hall that month and David Byrne will be honored at Carnegie Hall then too. Get those CBGB t-shirts ready!

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