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"Life will get better come 2021 for independent rights holders because they will have tools at their disposal that will allow them to have more control over their content — on top of generating more revenue."

TikTok, Snap and Peloton have all struck deals with major music copyright owners in the past few months. Entertainment reporter Sam Blake looks at why.

A federal judge rules Trump likely exceeded his authority in his TikTok order.

LinkedIn rolls out its own version of Instagram and TikTok's stories.

Elon Musk says he expects Tesla to begin producing 20 million cars per year by 2030.

SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit.

Epic Games' lawsuit against Apple gets underway.

The Wall St. Journal looks at why there are so few Black CEOs in America.

The dot.LA Summit is coming in October, featuring cutting-edge programming, fast-pitch competitions, networking, workshops, social events and a live awards show. See the speakers list and register for early bird prices here!

The Days of Skipping Music Royalties Online Are Over

Musicians face a tough road and the pandemic hasn't made things any better. But changes are afoot that could make life easier. Read more >>

Santa Monica Ends Bikeshare and Lyft Steps In

The city of Santa Monica is turning its bike sharing effort over to the private sector as Lyft rolls out a fleet of 500 new e-bikes across the city. Read more >>

Lyre Takes its Mocktails to LA

Lyre has hitched its success to the growing "sober curious" movement, focusing on health-conscious consumers. The Australian-based company set up a Los Angeles office last year. Today, it announced an $11.5 million raise. Read more >>

Reclaiming Power in Dark Times

Known for her roles on Gossip Girl, Dynasty and Pretty Little Liars, Kelly Rutherford talked to the Behind Her Empire about how a six-year public custody battle helped her shift her perspective towards joy and happiness. Hear her story >>

Nominate Innovators for dot.LA's Startup Awards

We are thrilled to announce the first dot.LA Startup Awards 2020, a celebration of the most innovative people and companies in the L.A. startup and tech community, on Wednesday, October 28th. See the award categories and nominate companies >>

dot.LA Summit Website is Live!

The inaugural dot.LA Summit on October 27th and 28th will feature a selection of disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups, keynote speakers and panelists, made up of founder CEOs and C-level executives working in tech, media, entertainment and healthcare. See the growing speaker list and register here!

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