The Annex*in Menlo Park was doing about as well as any recording studio could hope to do. Throughout the aughts, or post-Napster years, everyone in the recording industry—from the labels and musicians to producers and engineers—had to innovate to survive.
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.
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...
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.