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Whitecat 8th September 2016 01:29 PM
Fabric closure: What next for the UK's club scene? - BBC News

The closure of Fabric, one of the UK's best-known nightclubs, sets a "disturbing precedent", club owners tell the BBC.

GearAndGuitars 5th September 2016 04:10 AM
Jerry Heller, Former N.W.A Manager, Dead at 75 - Rolling Stone

Jerry Heller, the longtime music manager that helped launch the career of N.W.A and the gangsta-rap movement, died Friday at the age of 75.

Whitecat 5th September 2016 01:31 AM
Es Devlin: ‘A touring stadium rock show is a formidable physical phenomenon’ | Mu

Acclaimed theatre designer Es Devlin also creates visionary sets for Adele, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West. She talks about the magic of staging a pop spectacular

Whitecat 4th September 2016 02:53 PM
Quote:, the craze turning pop fans into stars | Technology | The Guardian

Lip-synching app has gone from web gimmick to internet smash, hosting souped-up video clips for 95 million (mostly) teens

GearAndGuitars 1st September 2016 09:07 PM
212 Artists Sign Court Document In Favor Of Williams and Thicke’s Blurred Lines App

212 music artists, including top industry names, have signed a court document in support of Blurred Lines. We analyze and break down their arguments.

Whitecat 1st September 2016 04:11 PM
Blind Melon Sue Dance-Pop Artist For Ripping Off “No Rain” - Stereogum

In what might be one of the weirder recent cases of copyright infringement, Blind Melon filed a lawsuit yesterday against dance-pop singer Mandy Jiroux. Both

Whitecat 30th August 2016 08:03 PM
Spotify Can't Live on $10 a Month - Bloomberg Gadfly

One-price-fits-all is destined for the same fate as Tower Records.

GearAndGuitars 29th August 2016 06:03 PM
Spotify Retaliating Against Apple Music Exclusive Artists, Execs Say...

Is an Apple Music exclusive a horrible long-term decision for artists? Now, Spotify is accused of sabotaging those that hand the jewels to Apple first.

GearAndGuitars 29th August 2016 04:44 AM
Spotify IPO 'On Hold' as Major Labels Refuse Long-Term Contracts

The Spotify IPO you've been waiting for may be interminably on hold, thanks to complicated holdouts from a difficult group of major recording labels.

GearAndGuitars 29th August 2016 04:35 AM
Spotify might not suppress search, but that doesn’t mean artists with exclusive

Accusations that Spotify has been punishing artists for signing exclusives with other streaming services hit the internet in full force this morning. Spotify directly suppresses tracks from artists that have previously signed exclusives with Apple Music or Tidal in search results. And, Spotify indirectly targets artists who have signed exclusives with Apple Music and Tidal but promoting music differently in playlists and banner ads.

GearAndGuitars 29th August 2016 04:34 AM
Spotify Is Burying Musicians for Their Apple Deals - Bloomberg

An escalating battle between Apple Inc. and Spotify Ltd. is leaving some musicians caught in the crossfire.

Whitecat 28th August 2016 04:54 PM
This same annoying whooping sound is in every popular song, from Katy Perry to Chris

Once you hear it, you can't un-hear it. It will be forever with you. Just a warning. It's not a secret that a lot of popular music is unoriginal. In fact, science has proven it: The combinations of notes in pop songs have been*losing*diversity*consistently over the last 50 years. Popular songwriters, producers, and record labels...

Whitecat 23rd August 2016 08:34 PM
Universal reportedly outlaws streaming 'exclusives' after Frank Ocean release | Busin

Music industry newsletter claims Universal Music Group will be first major label to ban practice of artists offering exclusives to services such as Tidal and Apple

Whitecat 22nd August 2016 05:50 PM
Laura Marling launches podcast investigating lack of women in the recording studio |

There’s been a lot of talk about the lack of women behind the camera in the film industry over the past couple of years, but little scrutiny when it comes to the recording studio. Laura Marling is hoping to change this with a new project launching today called Reversal of the Muse, through which she aims to "establish why there is a real lack of female presence in the recording studio, and to discuss whether it makes any difference to the final outcome of the recordings."

Whitecat 18th August 2016 09:57 PM
Sia is being sued by Israeli fans for a lack of banter – but is on-stage wit a must

Fans in Israel were unsatisfied with the Cheap Thrills singer’s show due to a lack of between-song chat – but banter only works in the right hands

Whitecat 18th August 2016 04:11 PM
Court rules that ISPs do not need to give up information on alleged pirates, copyrigh

An American Internet Service Provider (ISP) has received validation that it does not have to give up personal details of alleged copyright infringers. The Eastern Virginia District Court has denied copyright holder BMG Rights Management a permanent injunction against Cox Communication that would force the ISP to match personally identifiable information such as email address, physical address, and name to an IP address that has been accused of copyright infringement.

Whitecat 18th August 2016 02:56 PM
In the groove: Czech firm tops list of world's vinyl record producers | World news |

Once a dusty communist factory, GZ Media has tapped vinyl’s rebirth to become a £76m outfit pressing 25m records a year

Whitecat 17th August 2016 10:02 AM
Reddit Refuses to Disclose Alleged Music Leaker's IP Address - TorrentFreak

Reddit is refusing to hand over the personal details of one of its users to Atlantic Records. The user is accused of obtaining a copy of a single by band Twenty One Pilots ahead of its commercial release and posting a link on the site. But Reddit says the record label is on a "fishing expedition" and it won't comply.

Whitecat 14th August 2016 08:48 AM
No mud but all the music: fans flock to watch festivals online | Culture | The Guardi

Now viewers around the world can join in the fun as summer events are streamed live

Whitecat 13th August 2016 04:14 PM
Billy Corgan Promoted To President Of Wrestling Company - Stereogum

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is a longtime pro wrestling fan, and last year, he became a writer -- excuse me, Senior Producer Of Creative And

Whitecat 12th August 2016 07:02 AM
(Iron) Maiden flight: Bruce Dickinson lands first passenger jet in Djibouti | World n

Singer relaunches Air Djibouti, 14 years after it shut down operations, flying Boeing 737 from Wales to nation on Horn of Africa

Whitecat 11th August 2016 10:41 PM
Boston’s Debut Album Is One of the Best Records Ever | Observer

Boston's debut album may also be the pinnacle of the lost art of Artisanal Recording.

Whitecat 11th August 2016 10:46 AM
Acoustic Prism Invented at EPFL

EPFL scientists have invented a new type of “acoustic prism” that can split a sound into its constituent frequencies. Their acoustic prism has applications in sound detection.

Whitecat 11th August 2016 08:35 AM
Research says vinyl buyers are lonely, middle-aged introverts

Confirming a suspicion you’ve probably never voiced, lest a Smiths fan suddenly appear behind you and attack you with his backup, non-mint copies of The Queen Is Dead, a recent study suggests that the current vinyl boom is being driven primarily by people in their 40s and 50s who don’t like sharing their feelings, and tend to spend their time alone.

Whitecat 10th August 2016 03:23 PM
Now Ed Sheeran’s Getting Sued For Ripping Off Marvin Gaye - Stereogum

Marvin Gaye's co-writer's heirs claim that Ed Sheeran copied Gaye's probably most-recognized hit, "Let's Get It On." According to TMZ, the lawsuit specifically

Whitecat 10th August 2016 01:19 PM
A Cappella Singer Defends Proliferation Of Music Online : NPR

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Peter Hollens, an a cappella singer who regularly releases new music on his YouTube channel, about how the proliferation of music online could be a plus for artists.

Whitecat 10th August 2016 11:05 AM
Ozzy Osbourne sued by Bob Daisley in unpaid royalties dispute | Music | The Guardian

The bassist/songwriter alleges Osbourne’s Blizzard Music ‘short-changed’ him in connection with hit song Crazy Train – a claim the company denies

Whitecat 10th August 2016 09:49 AM
New Order Launch Beer - Stereogum

New Order are the latest band to launch their own beer. They have teamed up with

Whitecat 9th August 2016 06:19 PM
The Maccabees: the last of the British guitar rock headliners? | Music | The Guardian

This week the London indie group called it a day. With a lack of bands big enough to top festival bills, is Britain’s stock in global music falling?

Whitecat 9th August 2016 10:17 AM
Led Zeppelin lose fight to recoup legal fees from Stairway trial - BBC News

The judge in Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven copyright trial rejects the band's attempts to recoup $800,000 in costs.

Whitecat 9th August 2016 09:07 AM
Why Taylor Swift Is Asking Congress To Update Copyright Laws : All Tech Considered :

It's an ongoing standoff between musicians and Google's YouTube: Who should be responsible for removing unauthorized copies of songs posted online?

Whitecat 9th August 2016 08:08 AM
Sony Plans More Epic AF-Style “Albums” To Exploit New Chart Rules - Stere

Epic AF, a recent digital compilation album from Epic Records featuring hits by artists like French Montana and DJ Khaled, has sold a grand total of zero copies

Whitecat 8th August 2016 09:57 PM
How Can We Stop Sexual Assault At Music Festivals? One Group Says, Start By Educating

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to David Huggins, the domestic abuse coordinator of the Isle of Wight Council in the U.K., about efforts to stop sexual violence at music festivals.

Whitecat 8th August 2016 04:19 PM
The Quietus | Opinion | The Quietus Essay | Music For A Purpose: KPM And The History

It's the music we hear more than nearly anything else, but rarely know who made it. Bobby Barry tracks down some of the people who made the library music that became some of our favourite TV and film themes.

Whitecat 8th August 2016 07:54 AM
Ronnie James Dio Hologram Debuts at German Metal Festival - Rolling Stone

A Ronnie James Dio hologram made its debut at Germany's Wacken festival, and it may have a bright history ahead of it.

Whitecat 7th August 2016 07:23 PM
From Black Flag to Joy Division: the retro band T-shirts selling for $265 | Fashion |

Band tees now exist in the same rarefied space as high-fashion items – and often cost 10 times what you might have once paid at a merch stall

Whitecat 6th August 2016 08:38 AM
Spotify launches Release Radar playlists for users every Friday - BBC Newsbeat

Exclusive music news, big interviews, entertainment, social media trends and video from the news people at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Whitecat 5th August 2016 06:57 PM
Viola Beach's debut album tops the UK charts | Music | The Guardian

The four piece, who along with their manager died in a car accident in February, take No 1 slot with self-titled debut album

Whitecat 5th August 2016 01:59 PM
Stream Ripping: How Google/YouTube Is Slowly Killing the Music Industry - Breitbart

Stream Ripping: How Google/YouTube Is Slowly Killing the Music Industry

Whitecat 5th August 2016 01:19 PM
BMI & ASCAP Join Forces to Fight the Department of Justice’s Interpretation

(PRESS RELEASE) BMI and ASCAP, the country’s two leading performing rights organizations (PROs) collectively representing more than one million songwriters, composers and music publishers, have joined forces to fight the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent interpretation of their respective consent decrees and to push for consent decree reform.

Whitecat 4th August 2016 01:29 PM
Brexit and the creative industries: the legal situation | Lawyer 2B

Theresa May, the new Prime Minister, has stated “Brexit means Brexit”, but it is not yet known what Brexit means for the UK. There is much speculation as to whether the UK will adopt a Norwegian, Swiss or Canadian model for trading with EU, or something else entirely. In reality, it is impossible to know what is going to happen and how the UK will be affected.

Whitecat 4th August 2016 11:25 AM
David Bowie heads Mercury shortlist with his final album, Blackstar | Music | The Gua

The singer, who died in January, appears on a list that also recognises the resurgence of UK grime by including Skepta and Kano

Whitecat 4th August 2016 10:08 AM
Brexit poses major challenges for music performers and the public

You might think that Brexit will not have much effect for music in Ireland. If only

Whitecat 4th August 2016 08:18 AM
Atlantic Subpoenas Reddit To Identify Twenty One Pilots Leaker - Stereogum

Twenty One Pilots, the weirdly popular Ohio rap-rock duo, have a song called "Heathens" on the soundtrack to the new movie Suicide Squad. And if you're the type

Whitecat 3rd August 2016 06:11 PM
Lagos calling: Tony Allen opens up Nigeria's music scene | Music | The Guardian

Over the next week, we’re collaborating with Boiler Room on a new series, Gateways, that explores the spreading strands of Nigerian music. And the world-renowned Afrobeat drummer is our chief guide

Whitecat 3rd August 2016 03:06 PM
Photographer sues Getty Images for $1 billion after she's billed for her own pho

Getty Images demanded a fee from photographer Carol Highsmith for using a photo she had donated to the public; now it's facing a lawsuit.
Not specifically about music but a cautionary tale about digital rights in general and worth a read.
Whitecat 3rd August 2016 12:04 PM
Orfium: The New SoundCloud? - Attack Magazine

New music platform Orfium offers an alternative to the likes of SoundCloud and Bandcamp. Could it be the best option for music makers?

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