USA set to more than double fees for artists in visa rate hike – but there’s a chance to act

The United States’ underfunded, understaffed immigration program is looking to make up operating deficits by charging more for already-expensive visas. For artists, that could mean up to a 200% higher fee. But if that sounds bad, don’t just get frustrated – take action.

Soundwide, parent of Native Instruments and iZotope, lays off approximately 8% of staff

Soundwide on Wednesday laid off approximately 8% of their employees, across their stable of brands. That means at least one major music technology company follows layoffs in tech and media starting this year.

Peter Kirn - January 27, 2023

Family-owned Auratone win defense of their trademark in Music Tribe / Behringer case

US speaker maker Auratone have successfully defended the trademark they have used since the late 1950s, in an infringement case with Music Tribe (popularly known as Behringer).

Peter Kirn - July 29, 2021

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