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Whitecat 20th March 2016 12:48 AM
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Paul McCartney is re-acquiring The Beatles’ catalog | Consequence of Sound



U.S. Copyright Act gives McCartney the right to reclaim songs 56 years after their composition.

Whitecat 18th March 2016 10:51 AM
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Audio Engineers Question High-Res Audio Claims, Release Files for YOU to Judge - CE P



ImmersAV Technology says that tests found no appreciable benefit to high-resolution audio music when compared to CD-quality tunes.

GearAndGuitars 18th March 2016 05:16 AM
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Tony Visconti says 'the next David Bowie is out there but not getting a shot&#03



Bowie's producer takes aim at the current music industry during SXSW keynote speech

GearAndGuitars 18th March 2016 04:41 AM
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SXSW 2016: Vince Staples at Spotify House | Austin Music Source



One glance at his schedule, jam-packed with high profile sets, and it's obvious: Vince Staples is the rapper most likely to experience a stratospheric bump from from this year's South by Southwest Music Festival.

GearAndGuitars 18th March 2016 04:18 AM
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David Bowie's producer is terrified by the music industry's 'downward spi



Legendary music producer Tony Visconti described a vision of the music industry's dystopian future at his SXSW keynote speech this morning, calling himself "the ghost of Christmas future" and...

Whitecat 18th March 2016 12:32 AM
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Pop, rock, rap, whatever: who killed the music genre? | Music | The Guardian



Skrillex produces Bieber, Rihanna covers Tame Impala, and the genre-bending 1975 top the charts. The people making and consuming music are more stylistically promiscuous than ever. How did we get here?

Whitecat 17th March 2016 03:09 PM
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Austin lost 1,200 music industry jobs in past 4 years, study says | www.statesm



Austin’s music industry has shed more than 1,200 jobs in the past four years, according to a study

Whitecat 17th March 2016 09:33 AM
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Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie: Digital 'has destroyed' music - BBC News



On the eve of Primal Scream releasing their 11th studio album, almost 30 years after their first album, singer Bobby Gillespie has some choice words about the music industry.

GearAndGuitars 17th March 2016 02:31 AM
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Music streaming has a nearly undetectable fraud problem - Quartz



Loud controversies*are a hallmark of the music streaming industry. Remember*Taylor Swift's public feud*with Spotify? And there was the time Thom Yorke, of Radiohead, bitterly attacked*streaming services for*propping up big record labels instead of emerging artists. Right now,*Spotify, Tidal, and Rhapsody are all battling*multi-million-dollar lawsuits alleging copyright issues and improper royalty payments—with one*seeking as much as...

Whitecat 16th March 2016 04:18 PM
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The golden age of streaming services is over | Stuff.co.nz



ANALYSIS: You used to be able to pay for one streaming service and get pretty much everything. Taylor Swift ruined that.

Whitecat 16th March 2016 04:17 PM
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Malcolm McLaren's son to burn £5m of punk memorabilia | Music | The Guardian



Joe Corré will destroy clothes in response to Punk London, an event he claims is endorsed by the Queen

Whitecat 16th March 2016 03:12 PM
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Is the future of the British music industry really so white? | Music | The Guardian



Music Week’s list of the 30 most influential young British music biz insiders only includes two black faces. Did they not notice the rise of grime?

Whitecat 16th March 2016 01:21 PM
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Apple Music Becomes First Streaming Service to Include Underground DJ Remixes and Mas



Apple has announced a new partnership with Dubset Media Holdings to stream thousands of remixed songs and DJ mixes, both based on original...

Whitecat 15th March 2016 06:57 PM
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Sony buys Jackson's music stake for $750m - Yahoo Finance UK



'Sony buys Jackson's music stake for $750m' on Yahoo Finance UK. Michael Jackson's estate is selling its remaining 50% stake in a music catalogue which includes music by The Beatles and Bob Dylan to Sony Corp for $750m.

Whitecat 14th March 2016 11:15 AM
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Dead Kennedys frontman goes after the modern music industry



In the 38 years that have passed since the Dead Kennedys began to carve a path into the history of punk rock, the world has experienced many changes. President Reagan came and went, the iPhone was invented, Google became a corporation, Justin Beiber w

Whitecat 13th March 2016 01:12 PM
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Happy Birthday Punk: the British Library celebrates 40 years of anarchy and innovatio



To mark the movement’s anniversary, the library is unpacking its punk archive. The show’s curator talks us through some of the highlights

Whitecat 12th March 2016 01:02 PM
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Radio wouldn’t have any hits to play if we were niche, says Radio 1 music chief | M



The Radio 1/Radio 1Xtra head of music believes the station is huge catalyst for music industry and breaking new music is part of its remit

Whitecat 12th March 2016 12:17 AM
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How the Face of Independent Music Changed in 120 Minutes | Consequence of Sound



The late-night MTV show that brought the underground to the surface.

Whitecat 11th March 2016 03:21 PM
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Sexism on repeat: how the music industry can break the cycle | Music | The Guardian



From Kesha’s case against Dr Luke to Miles Kane’s objectification of a female journalist, the industry has to admit there’s a problem before sexism is curbed

Whitecat 11th March 2016 03:14 PM
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Country To Country: Has Nashville conquered the UK? - BBC News



Stars of this weekend's Country To Country music festival explain why the UK has suddenly embraced country music.

Whitecat 11th March 2016 12:14 PM
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Wii U owners begged for Spotify so Nintendo gave them Rhapsody



Nintendo Wii U owners have long wished for a streaming option that Playstation and Xbox have had for some time, Spotify. Well, you still won't have Spotify

Whitecat 11th March 2016 12:13 PM
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Bryan Adams' guitar defaced by Egyptian customs | World news | The Guardian



Singer left fuming after Cairo border agent scrawls number and Arabic word in green ink on vintage instrument

Whitecat 10th March 2016 10:54 PM
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Royal College of Music honours Reich, Norrington and Jurowski | Music | The Guardian



At the college’s annual awards, presided over by HRH The Prince of Wales, the US composer praised the state funding that in the early days of his career made it easier to perform here than in California

Whitecat 10th March 2016 08:32 PM
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Don't ride on: why it's time for AC/DC to call it quits | Music | The Guardian



Singer Brian Johnson has had to pull out of the rockers’ tour or risk losing his hearing. His departure is one loss too far

Whitecat 10th March 2016 01:26 PM
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Napster founder plans to screen movies at home on day they hit cinemas | Film | The G



Revolutionary Screening Room venture by Sean Parker could end ‘theatrical window’ by offering new films at $50 a pop – despite industry doubts

Whitecat 10th March 2016 01:07 PM
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Jared Scharff of the 'Saturday Night Live' Band Wants You to Love Guitar Mu



We talked to him about his new, forward thinking project Pearl Lion, and what it's like to go on stage week after week.

GearAndGuitars 9th March 2016 11:32 PM
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Insomnia, anxiety, break-ups … musicians on the dark side of touring | Music | The



Long hours in vans and solitary hotel rooms. Screaming fans when you’re on stage, then back home to feed the cat. Musicians talk about the psychological dangers of life on tour

Whitecat 9th March 2016 09:38 PM
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Sony reportedly cutting ties with Dr. Luke amid legal battle with Kesha



Sony Music will reportedly cut ties with the producer following Kesha's allegations of rape and physical and emotional abuse.

Whitecat 9th March 2016 10:01 AM
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Does London have a world-class concert hall? No. Does London need a new one? No | Mus



Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber is the first to agree that the Royal Festival Hall’s acoustics are far from perfect – but that doesn’t stop it being a great concert hall

GearAndGuitars 9th March 2016 03:26 AM
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SoundCloud Will Become a Paid Service Within 6-9 Months



the company officially announced the hiring of Alison Moore from NBC Universal, effective immediately, with subscription-based rollout a top priority.

GearAndGuitars 8th March 2016 09:57 PM
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After Skipping Spotify, The 1975 Gets a Number 1 Album



Do you need Spotify to be successful on the charts? Not if you're The 1975 or a growing number of artists refining the art of 'windowing'...
Windowing. It just works.
Whitecat 8th March 2016 09:45 AM
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AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson ordered “to stop touring immediately or risk total



Classic rockers will apparently continue their tour with "guest vocalist"

GearAndGuitars 8th March 2016 01:38 AM
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Sharing has been hijacked — Medium



Unless you are sharing a billion dollars, which would be rather cool. In reality it’s millions of people ‘sharing’ to produce a handful of billionaires. Riddled with contradiction, it brings to mind a pseudo-communist dictatorship with a well groomed leader.

GearAndGuitars 7th March 2016 07:51 PM
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Study Refutes Idea of Piracy’s Promotional Boost | Variety



Any promotional effects from piracy of movies are outweighed by the amount of cannibalization caused by online infringement, a new study from Carnegie Mellon University shows.

Whitecat 7th March 2016 04:42 PM
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The 1975's Spotify gamble pays off as they hit No.1 in the US and UK



British band The 1975 made a big bet with the release of their second album last month – windowing the LP so it stayed off Spotify for two weeks but was available from day one on paid-for streaming services.

Whitecat 7th March 2016 02:00 PM
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Gibson credit rating downgraded after 'weak 2015 performance' | Musical instrument



Moody’s also downgraded the firm for high turnover in senior financial management.

Whitecat 7th March 2016 10:07 AM
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Adam Levine’s Songwriter Competition Show Under Fire for Requiring Contestants to Waive All Royalties



Songwriters hoping to get their big break selling a song NBC’s upcoming competition reality series “Songland” may have just given away their best material for free. Entertainment lawyer Wallace Collins issued an “urgent warning” to songwriters on Friday, the deadline to submit a song and audition video

Whitecat 6th March 2016 12:32 PM
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Josh Homme on Iggy Pop: ‘Lemmy is gone. Bowie is gone. He's the last of the one-and-onlys'



At 68, the punk icon has recorded a new album with the Queens Of The Stone Age frontman. In a frank conversation, the pair discuss sex, death and David Bowie

Whitecat 5th March 2016 01:12 AM
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What’s it like to own one of the country’s best music venues?



For more than 30 years, Metro Chicago (and its adjoining watering hole-slash-dance club Smart Bar) has been one of the city’s most dependable and storied venues, from its origins as the rented hall of an early R.E.M. concert to upcoming shows by artists like Carly Rae Jepsen, Cheap Trick, RJD2, and more.

GearAndGuitars 5th March 2016 12:53 AM
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Talking to Santigold about the streaming economy: ‘I hope there’s a backlash'



Last year, Jay Z and a cadre of music industry titans launched Tidal, a streaming service meant to take a stand against free streaming and give artists value again. Grammy Foundation president Neil...

GearAndGuitars 5th March 2016 12:52 AM
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Breaking: The Guy That Sued Tidal Just Settled With Microsoft... - Digital Music News



Jay Z's Tidal blew it off as a frivolous lawsuit. But Microsoft has decided to settle, raising the possibility of a serious battle ahead.

Whitecat 4th March 2016 04:47 PM
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All Tomorrow's Parties took out a loan ahead of festival cancellation confusion



There should not be this much confusion over whether a promotions company's two events are or are not happening but here we are - with new information.

Whitecat 4th March 2016 04:46 PM
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TomorrowWorld 2016 Has Officially Been Cancelled, Beatport To Be Auctioned Off | EDM



As more and more news emerges around the financial chaos SFX Entertainment is currently experiencing, many rumors have circulated surrounding what the future holds for the company’s numerous productions around the globe.

Whitecat 4th March 2016 11:31 AM
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The latest chapter in the Legendary TJ's story - BBC News



Six years after the death of owner John Sicolo, a new club based on iconic venue TJ's is to open in Newport.

Whitecat 3rd March 2016 03:13 PM
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Will Tidal be the next music streaming service to drown? | Music | The Guardian



The company bagged exclusives from Kanye West and Rihanna, who released the biggest albums of 2016, but it still has daunting challenges

Whitecat 3rd March 2016 02:35 PM
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St John Coltrane Church faces eviction, a sign of San Francisco's lost jazz history |



This 48-year-old church finds divinity in the music of John Coltrane, and is one of the few venues left in a neighborhood once known as the ‘Harlem of the West’

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