Soul’d Out v. Coachella: Independent regional festival sues corporate behemoth for monopolistic practices

The suit alleges that defendants impose an unlawful contractual restriction on artists that perform at Coachella, prohibiting those artists from performing at any other festival or themed event within a distance that extends over 1300 miles, and for a period of nearly five months surrounding Coachella.

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KEXP to play every Sub Pop release — all 1200+ of them

Legendary independent record label Sub Pop will turn 30 years old this year, and Seattle-based public broadcaster and arts organization KEXP will pay tribute to the label with a four-month retrospective. With over 1,200 releases, the station is planning to honor every single catalog number in the history of the Seattle based label.

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