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GearAndGuitars 4th April 2016 03:59 PM
Streaming Music vs. Downloading, 2015 - Digital Music News

Music downloading is dying, and music streaming is surging. But what does that mean for revenues? Here's a streaming music vs. downloading comparison...

GearAndGuitars 3rd April 2016 05:00 AM
Fight For The Future Of Corporate Astroturf Ripping Off Creators! | The Trichordist

Musicians, know who your friends are and are not. Here is another example of big tech money, corporate astroturf, attempting to remove your rights. In the last hours of the submissions to the Copyright Office for comments on the DMCA a webform was introduced. Note the fear-inducing reference to "robots"--"robots" must refer to the tools…

GearAndGuitars 3rd April 2016 04:33 AM
Line 6 | Airiax

Line 6 Airiax air guitar modeling gloves are the latest in air guitar and hand expression technology for the air guitarist thirsty for ultimate tone.
Best April Fools Gear Story.
Whitecat 1st April 2016 08:23 AM
Musician sues Royal Opera House over ruined hearing - BBC News

A renowned viola player is suing the Royal Opera House for ruining his hearing and his career during rehearsals of Wagner's Die Walkure.

Whitecat 31st March 2016 10:28 PM
New vinyl jukebox business opens waiting list ahead of production in May | Music | Th

The Rocket can play just 140 songs and costs £8,000 but demand is so high that aficionados are queueing to express an interest

Whitecat 31st March 2016 09:17 PM
Why Soulwax are writing music for imaginary bands | Music | The Guardian

David and Stephen Dewaele’s new album, the soundtrack to Sundance hit film Belgica, features 16 songs but none of the artists featured actually exist. They’re just the latest in a long tradition of fictional musicians on screen

Whitecat 31st March 2016 03:19 PM
Popular songs are dumb and only getting dumber, according to dumb study

Science, the branch of knowledge that concerns being the dad from Footloose, has previously used systematic studies to tell you that all popular songs sound the same, that they’re all about the same stuff, that they’re too loud, and that listening to them will turn you into a deaf, fornicating heathen and the crops will sour. Now science has an addendum to its data-grousing: Pop songs are dumb and only getting dumber, to the point where most hits today barely require a second-grade reading level to understand them.

Whitecat 30th March 2016 11:50 PM
Spotify Raises $1 Billion in Debt Financing - WSJ

Music-streaming site Spotify has raised $1 billion in convertible debt from investors, a deal that extends the money-losing company’s runway but comes with some onerous guarantees, people familiar with the matter said.

Whitecat 30th March 2016 03:49 PM
SoundCloud Enters the Music Subscription Market with 125 Million Tracks – End2

It sounds exciting, isn’t it? On the other hand, is the music subscription market getting crowded, or is it me? Let’s see.

Whitecat 30th March 2016 02:21 PM
The new hit list: the all-time bestselling singles – reranked by streaming stats |

How do Elvis, Bing Crosby and Mariah fare if you take Spotify’s data into consideration? We’ve rewritten the record books to take account of modern listening habits

Whitecat 29th March 2016 09:37 PM
Kanye track from The Life of Pablo to be streamed beyond Tidal - BBC Newsbeat

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

GearAndGuitars 29th March 2016 04:13 PM
After Skipping Spotify, Gwen Stefani Gets a Number One Album - Digital Music News

Gwen Stefani excludes her album from Spotify, and is set for a number one charting album, according to a report by Billboard

Whitecat 28th March 2016 11:28 PM
'He was like the Messiah': Larry Levan, the DJ who changed dance music forever | Musi

As a new compilation of his productions is released, Sam Richards spoke to his peers and devotees, such as Nicky Siano and DJ Harvey, who saw him move from a wannabe fashion designer to the most influential DJ of all time

GearAndGuitars 27th March 2016 05:59 AM
Google Faces Government Scrutiny Over 'Take Down, Stay Down' Refusals - Dig

The BPI wants Google to reforms its 'notice and take down' procedure. It has reported*200 million links to infringing content on Google*since July 2011.

GearAndGuitars 26th March 2016 04:07 AM
Vinyl won’t save musicians: It’s still just a miniscule portion of musi

Old-school records sounds great—but we'll need to sell a lot more of them to make up for declines elsewhere

GearAndGuitars 25th March 2016 04:53 PM
The ABC’s of How Google’s YouTube Grabs the Value of Music And Extorts the People

Yet even as Google/Alphabet continues to build its empire on a foundation of music, it pays the musicians and record companies whose music undergirds its massive success and growth next to nothing.

Whitecat 25th March 2016 02:43 PM
Nobodies do it better: how an electronic artist unearthed YouTube’s secret singing

As The Range, NYC beatsmith James Hinton has used YouTube performers with little to no views to voice his new album. He explains why the unknowns are the ones to watch

GearAndGuitars 25th March 2016 05:47 AM
In Shift to Streaming, Music Business Has Lost Billions - The New York Times

The result is that the music industry finds itself fighting over pennies while waving goodbye to dollars. For instance, the growing but still specialized market for vinyl records is generating more revenue than the music on YouTube, one of the biggest destinations on the Internet, but that’s because YouTube pays royalties in the tiniest fractions of cents.

GearAndGuitars 25th March 2016 04:40 AM
Dear Madame Register of Copyrights: Please Support Take Down-Stay Down - Office of Co

"Why can¹t everyone see that section 512 is an abysmal failure? If take down worked, the number of notices should go down. Instead the number of takedown notices sent increases exponentially every year. This is an enormous waste of time and resources for everyone involved. "

Whitecat 24th March 2016 08:50 PM
This Week's Number One Album Is The Lowest-Selling In History

Rihanna onstage at the Brit Awards 2016 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) This week, a new record was set in the music industry...but it’s not one that anybody likely wants to be connected to in any way. Rihanna’s latest album, Anti, has bounced [...]

Whitecat 24th March 2016 06:10 PM
British music labels demand 'notice and stay down' piracy policy from Google | Techno

Industry body BPI has reported more than 200m infringing links to search engine, but says tech firm needs to do more to support rights holders

Whitecat 24th March 2016 03:30 PM
Cornish band Black Leaves of Envy 'in tears' after Dave Grohl support letter - BB

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

Whitecat 24th March 2016 09:41 AM
How Jim Morrison Predicted EDM to Rolling Stone in 1969 | Rolling Stone

A look back at our 1969 interview with the Doors' Jim Morrison, in which he predicted EDM.

Whitecat 23rd March 2016 12:22 PM
Vincent Cassel says Italian dubbers have a 'mafia-like' hold on film industry | Film

Mesrine star is upset that French cultural nuances in his new comedy One Wild Moment were lost when the film was dubbed into standard Italian

Whitecat 23rd March 2016 09:00 AM
Gibson looks to shed Nashville properties

Listings include 1.62 acres fronting Church and Grundy Streets and 11th and 12th avenues north.

Whitecat 22nd March 2016 12:41 PM
How we made Motown | Music | The Guardian

Berry Gordy: ‘I didn’t like Stevie Wonder’s singing – but I loved his harmonica-playing’

GearAndGuitars 22nd March 2016 01:15 AM
Did pirates kill ‘Hannibal’? | TheHill

I’ve had the great privilege of working in the film and television business for nearly four decades. I count myself among the fortunate few who have been able to oversee the production of movies and TV shows beloved by millions. To this day, despite the success I’ve enjoyed, I take nothing for granted.

GearAndGuitars 22nd March 2016 01:13 AM
GET YOUR ASHES PRESSED INTO VINYL WHEN YOU DIE | International Society of Music Snobs and Elitists

The company And Vinyly is offering this dream come true for vinyl enthusiasts. They actually will take your ashes and press them into vinyl so you can actually become a record. They offer a few different packages and, like an album, you get two sides to get your message across, albeit each side is only 12 minutes long.

Whitecat 21st March 2016 02:49 PM
Dead Air: Station Only Plays Songs By Deceased

DJ Steve Penk tells Sky News he saw a gap in the market and decided to launch Radio Dead to honour artists we've lost.

GearAndGuitars 21st March 2016 04:38 AM
YouTube Trial: Juror Says YouTuber's Incorporation of Unlicensed Clips Is Not Fa

A confidential settlement made during deliberation makes the jury's verdict moot.

GearAndGuitars 21st March 2016 04:25 AM
BREIN to ramp up legal action against individual file-sharers | Complete Music Upda

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has confirmed it plans to ramp up its legal action against suspected file-sharers, going after people who upload music, movies and TV shows without licence, and targeting both the most prolific uploaders and those who repeatedly make brand new content available via the file-sharing networks.

Whitecat 20th March 2016 08:10 PM
SXSW: 'It's pretty much the same mess it was last year' | Culture | The Guardian

As the 2016 festival kicked off, the Guardian took to the streets to meet the locals, performers, aspiring rappers and indie kids that make up the scene

Whitecat 20th March 2016 12:48 AM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The golden age of streaming services is over |

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
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
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
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
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
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

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