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GearAndGuitars 9 Hours Ago 07:49 PM
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David Lowery: Here’s how Pandora is destroying musicians - Salon.com



Cracker and Camper van Beethoven's David Lowery tells Salon how streaming services might end true avant garde music

GearAndGuitars 12 Hours Ago 05:12 PM
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Twitter Opens Analytics Dashboard To Your Band - hypebot



It's important to know what's happening with all that social media activity that so often seems to be an act of faith. Twitter's making it easier to keep up with the reach of your tweets on Twitter by opening their Tweet activity dashboard to all users. Previously available for advertisers and whoever Twitter deemed special enough to verify, Twitter's analytics may tell you some things you didn't know but leave you wanting more. Given how many analytics products there are and how many of those have third party solutions to the problem of surfacing and displaying the most important information,...

Whitecat 1 Day Ago 04:38 PM
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NME News Kate Bush becomes the first female artist in UK history to have eight simult



Read more on 'Kate Bush becomes the first female artist in UK history to have eight simultaneous Top 40 albums ' from NME.COM

GearAndGuitars 4 Days Ago 04:29 AM
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Album Sales Hit A New Low | Billboard



As streaming gathers momentum, the U.S. music industry keeps breaking sales milestones -- the wrong kind.

Whitecat 4 Days Ago 10:55 PM
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Mexico is undergoing a streaming music revolution | Music Week



59% of all sales in country are now digital

GearAndGuitars 4 Days Ago 09:39 PM
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Blake Morgan on How Google Alerts Drive Traffic to Pirates and Hurt Indie Artists and



After our post yesterday about how Google drives traffic to pirate sites through Google Alerts (also supported by Facebook and Twitter), I got a chance to speak to Blake Morgan of ECR Music Group. (MTP readers will remember Blake from the #IRespectMusic campaign, still going strong.)

Blake had the same experience with his label mate Janita (whom we interviewed about her experiences in Washington, DC supporting the #IRespectMusic campaign).

GearAndGuitars 6 Days Ago 02:34 AM
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How Copyright Encourages Creativity and Opportunity in Hollywood | The Trichordist



We hear a lot from the copyleft and opponents of Artist’s Rights that copyright stifles creativity, but this is simply not true. We’re not going to go down the tired road of the arguments about remixing, which can be read in this excellent article at Copyhype titled, “Remix Without Romance.“

GearAndGuitars 1 Week Ago 05:32 AM
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Rightscorp’s new plan: Pay our copyright fees, or we take your browser | Ars Techni



Online copyright cop charging $20 per song explains 2014 strategy to investors.

Whitecat 1 Week Ago 06:35 PM
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Music Service SoundCloud Introduces Ads - Business Insider



The German company had previously tried to work out equity deals with major U.S. music labels.

Whitecat 1 Week Ago 08:07 AM
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Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'



Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.

GearAndGuitars 1 Week Ago 06:11 AM
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No Surprise Here: Spotify Streams Soar While Track Sales Fall | Billboard



Another example bubbles up of the streaming industry's effects on music sales.

GearAndGuitars 1 Week Ago 06:06 AM
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Juniper: Spotify and Pandora under threat from Apple and Google in slow digital music



Figures from Juniper Research show the market will increase from $12.3 billion in 2014 to $13.9 billion in 2019 as streaming and piracy continue to...

Whitecat 1 Week Ago 12:03 AM
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NFL reportedly asking music acts to pay for playing Super Bowl halftime show | Fox



The Super Bowl is pro football's biggest stage. It's also the most-viewed annual American sporting event. In recognition of this, the NFL has asked some of the musical acts under consideration to play at next year's big game to pay the league to take the stage, according to a published report.*

Whitecat 1 Week Ago 09:57 PM
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Calvin Harris tops Forbes' richest DJ list with $66m earnings last year | Music | th



Scottish producer and DJ, known for work with Rihanna and Rita Ora as well as solo hits like Summer, tops the list for the second year in a row, beating David Guetta and Avicii

Whitecat 1 Week Ago 12:19 PM
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Rockers drop sex-and-drugs for a nice glass of wine - Telegraph



Fans of bands such as Queen and Guns 'N' Roses prefer Riesling, while classical music lovers favour Gewurztraminer

GearAndGuitars 1 Week Ago 09:52 PM
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Is Spotify Killing Music? | TakePart



"We are creating a culture where content creators are a new servant class, and paid as such."
— Rosanne Cash

Whitecat 1 Week Ago 02:54 PM
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YouTube to launch 'Music Key' subscription service | Mail Online



The service will offer access to over 20 million tracks, along with concert footage and remixes, along with videos.

Whitecat 1 Week Ago 08:33 AM
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Royal Blood rewrite the rules of rock



Rock duo Royal Blood are about to release one of the most anticipated rock albums of the year. The two-piece speak to the BBC about their meteoric rise from playing at weddings to sell-out shows.

GearAndGuitars 2 Weeks Ago 04:50 PM
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How The iPhone 6 May Be The Start Of Apple’s ‘Back To Music’ Strate



With the launch of its new iPhones just round the corner Apple could be forgiven for feeling rather more positive about its smartphone outlook than it has for a while. The sheen has worn off its number one competitor Samsung, with cheap Chinese and Indian competitors seriously eating into its market share and the investor…

GearAndGuitars 2 Weeks Ago 04:50 PM
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3 Reasons Pandora Media Inc. Stock Could Fall



Pandora Media Inc. stock could face some challenges in the near future. - Rick Munarriz - Consumer Goods

Whitecat 2 Weeks Ago 03:45 PM
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Online music videos to carry age rating from October, says David Cameron | Media | t



PM announces pilot to protect children from graphic content, saying rules for online videos should be in line with content bought offline

Whitecat 2 Weeks Ago 02:08 PM
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Did the California Labor Commissioner Just Shake Up the Music Industry? | Billboard



Every so often, California's requirement that talent agents be licensed mucks up relationships in the entertainment industry. On Monday, the California Labor Commissioner promulgated a decision that has the potential to be a huge disrupter in the music business, changing how artists, producers and record labels co-exist with each other.

Whitecat 2 Weeks Ago 12:02 PM
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Ed Sheeran equals male album record



Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's album X clocks up eight weeks at number one, becoming the joint longest chart-topper by a male solo artist.

Whitecat 2 Weeks Ago 09:38 AM
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Drug-fueled, EDM-obsessed millennials are saving the music business – Quartz



Electronic dance music (EDM) is not just growing, it's absolutely booming. The genre,*which has been popular in Europe for decades but only really broke through in the US in the last couple of years, has now spawned an industry conservatively estimated to be worth $6.2 billion a year, according to figures from the Association for...

GearAndGuitars 2 Weeks Ago 06:11 PM
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Individual Songwriters Come Out In Droves, Submit Large Number Of Comments To DOJ | T



So this week the Capitol has been buzzing about the surprising number of comments that INDIVIDUALS submitted to the DOJ on the consent decree that governs songwriters. There were over 180 comments from individuals submitted!

GearAndGuitars 2 Weeks Ago 06:10 PM
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Musical nostalgia: The psychology and neuroscience for song preference and the remini



As I plod through my 20s, I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon: The music I loved as a teenager means more to me than ever—but with each passing year, the new songs on the radio sound like noisy nonsense.

GearAndGuitars 2 Weeks Ago 06:07 PM
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Guest Post: Allow Artists to Slip Through the Digital Cracks At Your Peril, Streamers



Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin doesn't agree with the sunny outlook towards an increasingly dominant form of music listening.

Whitecat 2 Weeks Ago 09:05 PM
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Female rock fans shout out: 'I shouldn't have to like pop just because I'm a girl' |



Caroline Sullivan: Female metalheads feel marginalised by mainstream radio, but as Radio 1 gives its Rock Show a primetime slot, more and more girl rockers are flocking to the moshpit

Whitecat 2 Weeks Ago 01:35 PM
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Neil Young's PonoMusic crowdfunding again, this time offering equity | Technology |



High-resolution music startup trying to raise $2.5m more from backers buying stakes in the company. By Stuart Dredge

Whitecat 2 Weeks Ago 12:37 PM
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Music industry considering global weekly release date | Music | theguardian.com



Success of Beyoncé’s surprise album and piracy prevention are thought to be contributing factors in the business reportedly moving towards a unified worldwide streetdate of Friday

GearAndGuitars 3 Weeks Ago 05:55 PM
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Indie Filmmakers Confront Piracy’s Impact on Distribution



The movie Lyle is being streamed online for free This week I've come across two pieces written by indie filmmakers that discuss*distribution options in the

GearAndGuitars 3 Weeks Ago 05:53 PM
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Why the Summer Music Festival Bubble is About to Burst | Wondering Sound



Grayson Haver Currin explores how the rapid, exponential growth of music festivals is impacting the entire industry.

GearAndGuitars 3 Weeks Ago 05:49 PM
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Twitch Will Start Automatically Muting Copyrighted Music in Videos



Twitch has partnered with Audible Magic to identify unauthorized music during playback of videos and mute it.

Whitecat 3 Weeks Ago 08:23 AM
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Piracy police arrest 20-year-old



A man who allegedly ran a service that provided roundabout access to pirated content has been arrested by City of London police.

GearAndGuitars 3 Weeks Ago 05:30 AM
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The Royal Scam Part 1: How the rush for the equity trough trades artist royalties fo



"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." Napoleon in Animal Farm by George Orwell The U.S. Copyright Office has raised a relevant question in its request for comments on music licensing: Please address possible methods for enhancing transparency in the reporting of usage, payment, and distribution data by licensees, record…

Whitecat 3 Weeks Ago 09:57 AM
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Superfans and House Concerts | Music Business Journal | Berklee College of Music



For fans of mainstream pop culture and arena-filling acts, house concerts are an unheard of phenomenon. You won’t see Katy Perry or Kings of Leon announcing a summer house concert tour. However, they can be an integral part of an up-and-coming artist’s touring strategy.

Whitecat 3 Weeks Ago 02:21 PM
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Who Stole the Music Business? And How You Can Get a Piece of the Loot? - hypebot



The music business has been and is continuing to be a tough nut to crack. lt takes an unmatched work ethic to be competitive and it takes a lot of time and consistency to turn that into success. It is possible if you take into account the changes that have occured in the industry and capitolize on the opportunity to turn new marketing avenues into solid revenue streams. Performing more live shows helps counter balance the fact that CD sales are down tremendously, but it isn't enough to balance it completely. You have to go the extra mile, do the...

GearAndGuitars 3 Weeks Ago 03:06 AM
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Kurt Sutter Attacks Google Over Copyright Law, Piracy: Guest Column | Variety



Google is in the process of systematically destroying our artistic future, and more importantly, the future of our children and grandchildren. They’re spending tens of millions of dollars each year on eroding creative copyright laws. I believe that if the creative community doesn’t intervene now, and by now, I mean, f'ing now — we will be bound to a multigenerational cluster**** that will take 40 to 50 years to unravel.

Whitecat 3 Weeks Ago 08:07 PM
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Nashville Public Radio | Ben Folds Moving Out Of Studio A, Says New Owner's Rent



The musician who spearheaded the charge to save Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A says he’s leaving the facility later this year.

GearAndGuitars 3 Weeks Ago 05:18 AM
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Shawn Mendes (and Team): From 6 Second Vine Clips To An iTunes No. 1 - hypebot



Shawn Mendes' self-titled EP is currently no. 1 on the iTunes Albums chart and apparently it took him only 37 minutes to get there. Though he now has a strong presence beyond Vine, it was on the 6-second video sharing service where he got his start. The transition from Vine to YouTube, let alone major label artist status, is in no way assured as other artists are finding out. For Mendes the ability to transition, seemingly without effort, from unsigned to Island Records' artist while maintaining a strong direct connection to his fans is making the difference. I'm just getting...

GearAndGuitars 3 Weeks Ago 05:15 AM
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Global management group joins call for more transparency in digital dealing | CMU



Following the indie label community’s recent Fair Digital Deals Declaration, which saw hundreds of independent record companies commit to be fair and transparent with their artists when it comes to the often complex and secretive world of digital music deals, the International Music Managers Forum – which brings together artist manager trade groups around the world – has issued its own call for more clarity in the digital domain.

GearAndGuitars 3 Weeks Ago 05:09 AM
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How art became advertising | Thomas Honeyman

In the modern music industry, there are two classes: the stars, and the impoverished.

How did this happen?
(and where do we go from here?)

The online social contract devalues creative works

anthonyyy 4 Weeks Ago 06:57 PM
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Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 01:52 PM
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4 Reasons Why Music Careers Are Getting Trounced By Tech - Forbes



"Making a living is the new success." It used to be that if our best and brightest had any affinity for music at all, they would go to great ends to enter the business, with a long-term vision in mind. Not so today, as music careers are getting trounced by the [...]

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