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In The Know: SoStereo's Weekly Music News Summary June 29, 2018

Discogs Reaches 10 Millionth Addition To Database:

In its 18th year, Discogs, the digital marketplace for physical music, has surpassed its 10 million release on its platform. "I feel incredibly proud that Discogs Contributors believe in the mission of cataloging the world's music so much that we have reached this remarkable milestone," states Discogs' Chief Product Owner, Nik Kinloch in a release. "It has been amazing to watch the Database grow and improve over the years and I am very excited to help develop new features like our Tracks project."

New York Ticket Law Heads To Governor’s Desk:

A ticket law that takes aim at the secondary market has passed the New York Senate and House and is headed to the Governor’s desk. It aims to make secondary ticket buying more transparent by requiring sites like Viagogo or Stubhub that their tickets are resale tickets and can be found elsewhere. It also requires buyers to read the disclosure before buying. It also bars sellers from selling tickets they don’t have unless they explicitly say they don’t have them. This often occurs right when big shows go on sale and the tickets appear right away on secondary sites. They may not have the tickets yet, but they assume they will.

WhoSampled Releases Updated App With Music Recognition:

WhoSampled, the site that allows users to see samples found in other songs and often leads you down rabbit holes of music discovery, has updated its app with music recognition. Licensing tech from ACRCloud, this will allow you to essentially Shazam a song and then see its samples, remixes and covers. It will go beyond just the song, but any other derivatives. This may cost you, starting at $3.99 for the iPhone app (ad free), the Android app is free and ad supported, and then they offer a $9.99 annual subscription for unlimited music recognition (on both iPhone and Android).

Ticketmaster UK Admits 40,000 Users Had Information Compromised:

Ticketmaster has confirmed that 40,000 customers had their information compromised by hackers. "Some personal or payment information may have been accessed by an unknown third party", said the company via the BBC. Malicious software on third party customer service company Inbenta Technologies caused the hack. It has reached out to all 40,000 customers. It impacted those who bought or attempted to buy tickets from September 2017 to June 23, 2018. In terms of scale, this isn’t as bad as Ticketfly, but if payment information has been breached that makes this worse for those who had their info hacked. They have set up a website to answer questions and are offering a free 12-month identity monitoring service.