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…
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
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.
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.
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
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.
"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. "
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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...
'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.
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