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Whitecat 21st January 2013 03:43 PM
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New music survey: P2P users buy the most, no one wants disconnection penalties | Ars



Google funds the survey, but majority says search should block pirated content.

Whitecat 20th January 2013 01:55 PM
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Stream-age kicks: Is Spotify a musician's friend or foe? - Features - Music - T



Last month, monsters of rock Metallica put their considerable back catalogue on Spotify. It was a landmark day not just for metal fans and partygoers with a sudden urge to headbang, but also in the history of the war between the sheriffs of the traditional music industry and the once wild west of internet music consumption.

Whitecat 18th January 2013 08:21 PM
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Hands On With Kim Dotcom's New Mega: This Service Could Dismantle Copyright Forever



Kim Dotcom's Mega officially launches tomorrow, but we're already in. From the membership plans we showed you this morning, the service might look like it's just another online storage locker like Dropbox or Google Drive. But it's way more than that. Mega is a weapon aimed straight at copyright rights holders. It's maybe the most private, invincible file-sharing service of all time.

Don Hills 18th January 2013 01:46 AM
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Murfie Stores Your CD's For Streaming Everywhere - hypebot



By Tyler Hayes, who runs the music discovery site Nxt Big Thing. Interestingly there’s a company that will take your old CDs, store them at their place and give you streaming access to the music. What makes this proposition so tempting is the same thing that makes it so crazy, no one wants their CD collection anymore. 20 years after the compact disc made its debut Murfie is placing a bet on people’s investment in the format, hoping the company can become the official crypt keeper of the dying format. Here are some questions I had for Murfie. How big...

Whitecat 15th January 2013 09:45 AM
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HMV chain to appoint administrator



Troubled music and DVD retailer HMV, which began trading in 1921, announces it is to appoint an administrator, putting about 4,350 jobs in jeopardy.

Whitecat 14th January 2013 01:08 PM
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Pop and rock rule sales in 2012



Releases from Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran means pop was the most popular type of music for UK album buyers for the second year in a row in 2012.

GearAndGuitars 13th January 2013 07:22 AM
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Verizon Copyright Alert System Would Throttle Internet Speeds Of Repeat Online Pirate



Guilty of online piracy? Verizon may slow your high-speed Internet service to a crawl.

Whitecat 9th January 2013 04:56 PM
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Bowie 'not eligible' for UK chart



The first new track from David Bowie to be released in a decade is not eligible for the UK singles chart, the Official Charts Company confirms.

Don Hills 9th January 2013 06:53 AM
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Sony Issues Bob Dylan Recordings to Keep European Copyright - NYTimes.com



Sony Music has released a very limited album of early Bob Dylan recordings to retain its copyright on them under the provisions of a new European law.
... but only 100 copies? They're taking the piss.
Joram 8th January 2013 04:42 PM
According to the study, approximately 10 billion Euros and more than 185 000 jobs were lost in the selected creative industries in 2008 because of piracy, largely digital piracy.

European Study on the Impact of Piracy in the EU
Whitecat 8th January 2013 10:43 AM
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Music Industry Hopes To Permanently Block The Pirate Bay In Ireland, Unlikely To Happ



Copyright enforcers in Ireland are trying to convince the country’s Internet service providers to block access to The Pirate Bay, a move that would likely be met with significant skepticism in the United States.

GearAndGuitars 7th January 2013 01:10 AM
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David Lowery makes list of people who changed the music industry. | adland.tv



Adland the commercial archive is pretty much what it says on the tin. There's the searchable, tagged and credited commercials archive (also print, digital and radio) as well as advertising news from all corners of the advertising world and points of views from ad industry adgrunts in the business. Updated daily Adland was the first industry grassroots site to do so and Adland is the only place in the world - both on and offline - where you can waste four whole days watching over 40 years of Super Bowl commercials. Warning: may contain snark.

Whitecat 4th January 2013 03:36 PM
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Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians « LeDrew's Muse



The letter I have copied below was posted on Tampa Craigslist by a bar owner, but it was flagged for removal before I could provide a link or credit the author. But I managed to copy the content. So here it is, and I agree with a lot (although not all) of what he has…

GearAndGuitars 2nd January 2013 07:52 PM
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Report links Google, Yahoo to Internet piracy sites - latimes.com



Google and Yahoo are among the top advertising networks that support major music, film and TV piracy sites, according to a new analysis by USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab.

Whitecat 2nd January 2013 11:42 AM
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UK album sales suffer 11.2% drop



Overall UK album sales fall by 11.2% in 2012, according to the BPI, although digital album sales rise.

Whitecat 28th December 2012 02:32 PM
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Call to name Birmingham Airport after Ozzy Osbourne | News | NME.COM



Former Black Sabbath label boss reveals plan to honour local hero

Whitecat 25th December 2012 06:59 PM
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The First Time Tech Ruined the Music Business - Bloomberg



The music business was in turmoil at the turn of the century. Technological innovation had made songs much easier to copy, and established artists foresaw their sales plummeting.

Whitecat 21st December 2012 08:39 PM
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Spin Magazine Halts Print Publication



Spin became the latest magazine to pull out of print, halting production after 27 years. The publication, which is owned by Buzzmedia, broke the news to subscribers on Friday: "...

Whitecat 20th December 2012 05:22 PM
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Law relaxed on digital copying



Making digital copies of music, films and other copyrighted material for personal use is to be made legal for the first time under government plans.

Whitecat 20th December 2012 12:34 PM
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Soloists 'more likely to die early'



Successful solo pop and rock artists are about twice as likely to die early compared to those in bands, the journal BMJ Open reports.

Whitecat 17th December 2012 04:40 PM
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Intellectual property crime unit to be set up by City police | Technology | guardian



Raft of measures announced by business secretary Vince Cable to tackle copyright infringement. By Josh Halliday

Whitecat 15th December 2012 11:17 AM
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It's OK to crank up the music, Florida Supreme Court rules | Reuters



TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Motorist Richard Catalano's five-year quest to crank up Justin Timberlake tunes on his way to work won the blessing of the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday.In a unanimous

Whitecat 13th December 2012 10:54 AM
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Paperless tickets not 'practical'



While the technology for paperless ticketing exists, venues and systems are still not widely in place to support it.

Whitecat 11th December 2012 03:56 PM
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Trent Reznor and Dr Dre to launch Spotify rival | Music | guardian.co.uk



Nine Inch Nails leader says music streaming service will use human recommendations above computerised suggestions

Whitecat 11th December 2012 12:13 PM
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The Importance Of Album Track Order In The Digital Age | Billboard.biz



Track sequencing on an album may have long been subject to artists' creative muses, but according to A&R and streaming services execs, the order in which songs appear can ...

Whitecat 11th December 2012 10:36 AM
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Daytrotter's George Howard on Why Music Streaming Must Change Now | NBC Chicago

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Even though fewer people are soldiering on to work in the music business these days, the ones who operate within it are fighting to make it a more innovative environment that celebrates the art it...

Whitecat 11th December 2012 10:36 AM
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Beyonce, now brought to you by Pepsi - Celebritology 2.0 - The Washington Post



The pop megastar has inked a $50 million deal to become partners with the soda co.

Whitecat 9th December 2012 04:31 PM
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If you want to hurt pirates, target their ad money says rock star — paidCo



The lead singer of the band Cracker is frustrated with people taking his music without permission. He thinks artists, industry and legitimate sellers should shame big brands into pulling their ads from pirate sites.

Whitecat 7th December 2012 10:59 PM
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Spotify deal ends Metallica feud



Metallica announces its entire catalogue is to be made available on music streaming service Spotify, ending a long feud with Napster co-founder and Spotify investor Sean Parker.

Whitecat 5th December 2012 11:59 AM
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Troubled HMV offloads MAMA Group to pay mounting debts | This is Money



The troubled retailer, which secured a ?220million lifeline at the beginning of the year, managed to raise ?7.3million by selling MAMA Group, home to the Camden Barfly, the Manchester Ritz, and Edinburgh Picture House.

Whitecat 3rd December 2012 11:11 AM
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Metallica launch own label Blackened Recordings | Music | guardian.co.uk



Metal giants leave Warner Music after 28 years, saying their decision to go it alone is 'the ultimate in independence'

GearAndGuitars 2nd December 2012 09:35 PM
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Deconstructing: Pandora, Spotify, Piracy, And Getting Artists Paid - Stereogum



Who the hell is this guy and why is he trying to sell me a warm sack of shit? This question lit up my mind last week, as I sat in the audience for the

Whitecat 1st December 2012 06:03 PM
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Rolling Stones gather moolah: Music industry implosion feeds creative business - chic



Everyone from the Rolling Stones to Amanda Palmer to Elton John to Chicago's Canasta are affected. When the music industry imploded, like so much commerce connected with legacy media, it pushed performers to become as creative and energized about their revenue as they were regarding their artistry.

Whitecat 30th November 2012 04:59 PM
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Girl, 9, accused of music piracy



A nine-year-old in Finland's laptop is confiscated after being accused of downloading music from The Pirate Bay.

GearAndGuitars 30th November 2012 12:47 AM
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Pandora's Web radio bill is doomed -- well, for now | Internet & Media - CNET News



If yesterday's hearing on Capitol Hill was any indication, Internet Radio Fairness doesn't have enough Congressional support. Read this article by Greg Sandoval on CNET News.

Whitecat 29th November 2012 05:04 PM
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The World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2012 - Forbes



Dr. Dre leads a slew of pop stars, rock icons, rap moguls and country crooners, many of whom bank the bulk of their bucks outside the recording studio. Though some artists—Jay-Z and Diddy, for example—owe their success partly to business ventures like Dre’s, most of this year’s top 25 are on the list because of touring.

Whitecat 29th November 2012 12:21 PM
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How music lovers lose out from fan-to-fan ticket exchanges | Media | guardian.co.uk



Helienne Lindvall: This weekend a pair of Rolling Stones tickets were on sale via Seatwave for £25,000. What can be done to stop this?

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