COACHELLA ANNOUNCES 2019 DATES AND PRE-SALE
Goldenvoice’s Coachella has already released dates for its 2019 edition. The music festival’s first weekend will run from April 12-14 while its second weekend will hit April 19-21, 2019. While no headliners or performers have been announced yet for the desert festival, advance ticket sales begin today (June 1) for next year’s event. Tickets can be found on Coachella’s site and the advance sale is the only time the payment plan will be available for fans.
MARYLAND VENUE CANCELS REMAINING ROSEANNE GIG OF 2018
MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland has cancelled comedian Roseanne Barr’s only standup appearance for 2018. Barr’s Oct. 12 performance was the only one listed for 2018 on Ticketmaster, Live Nation, or her website. “The Roseanne Barr performance at MGM National Harbor has been cancelled,” a spokesperson for the hotel, located in Maryland, told The Wrap. The cancellation follows Barr’s highly criticized Twitter statements on Tuesday which resulted in ABC pulling the plug on her show and Barr being dropped from her agency ICM Partners.
SPOTIFY BACKS AWAY FROM HATE CONDUCT PROVISION
Spotify has already removed its controversial ‘hate content and hateful conduct’ policy after swift backlash. Three weeks after implementing the policy that removed artists like R. Kelly, XXXTentacion and Tay-K from its editorial and algorithmic owned and operated playlists, Spotify acknowledged on its blog today (June 1) that it mishandled the rollout. CEO Daniel Elk made similar statements earlier in the week at Recode’s tech conference, stating “While we believe our intentions were good, the language was too vague, we created confusion and concern, and didn’t spend enough time getting input from our own team and key partners before sharing new guidelines.”