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GearAndGuitars 3 Weeks Ago 07:20 PM
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Tidal, Music Streaming Service, Seeks Footing After a Stumble - The New York Times



Behind Tidal’s celebrity power is a broader concern — common among all artists — that the digital economy is spinning out of control, resulting in a world where technology interests are all-powerful and content is an often cheap and ubiquitous commodity.
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Whitecat 3 Weeks Ago 03:14 PM
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Apple Is Trying To Kill Free Spotify - Report



With many expecting Apple to launch a revamped music streaming service, it is reportedly putting the squeeze on record labels.

GearAndGuitars 3 Weeks Ago 03:40 AM
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In music today, it’s all or nothing – rich at the top or languishing forlornly at Bottom | New Statesman



Would I want my children to go into music? I do have to wonder,*just as my parents wondered.
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GearAndGuitars 3 Weeks Ago 03:38 AM
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Can we say no to piracy? - The Express Tribune



Napa observ*es World Intell*ectual Proper*ty day to addres*s the rampan*t issue and its impact on local music indust*ry.
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Whitecat 3 Weeks Ago 06:01 PM
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The tech that helps techno artists get paid - BBC News



When music is played in public, the artist who created it is meant to receive royalties. Thanks to music recognition software, the system is beginning to work better.

Whitecat 3 Weeks Ago 11:48 AM
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NME News Pink Floyd's Roger Waters accuses music industry of 'stealing every ****ing



Pink Floyd News. Waters also states that a Pink Floyd reunion is 'out of the question'

GearAndGuitars 3 Weeks Ago 08:47 PM
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Grooveshark Shuts Down, Apologizes "Without Reservation" To RIAA - hypebot



"It is better to beg forgiveness, than ask permission," appeared to be Grooveshark's mantra. The company was defiant to the point of arrogance. They had nothing wrong, they insisted, as criticism and then lawsuits mounted, and were protected by DMCA safe harbor provisions. Now the site has shut down, and they are singing a very different tune.
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Whitecat 3 Weeks Ago 07:31 PM
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How Avid Hopes To Fix A Broken Music Industry - Forbes



You might not have heard of Avid Technology—the company behind Pro Tools (music editing/mixing software), Media Composer (digital video editing software) and Sibelius (music notation software)—but I can assure you that everyone who works on the production side of the industry has: behind the scenes, Avid is a household name, [...]

Whitecat 3 Weeks Ago 06:01 PM
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Uptown Funk credits Oops Up Side Your Head writers - BBC News



Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars give writers of The Gap Band's 1979 track Oops Up Side Your Head a writing credit on their hit Uptown Funk.

Whitecat 3 Weeks Ago 06:58 AM
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Grooveshark Music Service Settles with Labels After Court Loss | Re/code



As part of a court settlement: An apology, and a plug for legal services like Spotify.

Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 10:30 AM
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Forget streaming: Apple should get out of the music business | VentureBeat | Media |



Opinion: If you want to know how well the iTunes Store is doing these days, all you have to do is listen to what Apple executives said about it in the second-quarter earnings call yesterday: Nothing.

Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 10:28 AM
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Exclusive Q&A: Kobalt's Willard Ahdritz Is Demanding a Better Music Industry



"Someone needs to save the industry. Someone needs to be brave, don't you agree?" Billboard chats with Kobalt founder and CEO Willard Ahdritz.

GearAndGuitars 4 Weeks Ago 01:30 AM
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Instagram launches @music account to spotlight music artists



Remember Twitter #music? That move into music discovery didn't work out so well for the social network. Let's hope Instagram @music goes better, eh?
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Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 07:11 PM
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Musicians sue Warner Bros., Paramount, MGM for outsourcing | Entertainment News



A musicians union said the studios violated a collective bargaining agreement that music for Hollywood films would be produced in the U.S. or Canada.

GearAndGuitars 4 Weeks Ago 02:27 AM
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Daniel Lanois Advice to the Young | Louisiana Channel



“Should one be so lucky to find something they are good at, then pursue it with full passion, man.” Spot-on advice from one of the world’s most sought-after producers Daniel Lanois, who forwards wisdom from the legendary Brian Eno.
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Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 10:51 PM
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NME News Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey backs Tidal, praises Jay Z for taking on 'new



Jay Z News. Music streaming service has been criticised by a number of artists

Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 01:46 PM
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Billy Corgan joins TNA Wrestling as senior producer | Music | The Guardian



Smashing Pumpkins frontman plans to put his ‘deep-rooted passion for pro-wrestling’ to use developing programmes for US entertainment company

GearAndGuitars 4 Weeks Ago 10:54 PM
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Big Layoffs At BitTorrent - BuzzFeed News



The company behind the revolutionary file-sharing protocol sacks dozens of employees... BitTorrent’s restructuring follows a tumultuous few years for the company which has struggled for years to build a sustainable business on the back of the file-sharing technology that catapulted it to fame.
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Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 09:36 AM
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Festival fever cheers economy to the tune of £1bn - Business News - Business - The



Music festivals have added £1bn to the economy over the last four years.

Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 09:01 AM
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Why Jay Z’s Tidal Has Been a Boon for Spotify -- NYMag



Tidal is tanking. But other, bigger streaming services aren't.

GearAndGuitars 4 Weeks Ago 06:21 AM
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Green party plan to limit copyright attacked by writers and artists | The Guardian



Manifesto proposal to make copyright shorter to reduce restrictions on shared cultural heritage slammed as an ‘appalling injustice’
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GearAndGuitars 4 Weeks Ago 09:54 PM
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Copyright - standing up for Brighton's creative industries, artists and writers



Many of those I met and have been in touch with by email and social media over the last few days recognise the Green Party's strong support for the arts, and I am proud of our commitment to reinstate the arts funding that's been cut by this government. But I think we have got it wrong on copyright and need to think again.
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Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 08:52 PM
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Jay Z goes on tweeting spree to defend his Tidal streaming service



Jay Z fired back at critics of his Tidal music service on Sunday, claiming the site is "doing just fine" and that its subscriber base is growing.

Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 01:17 PM
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Do the charts matter in the age of Spotify? | Music | The Guardian



The BBC is about to launch a new chart show, on children’s channel CBBC. But with our increasingly fragmented listening, will it have any relevance?

Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 11:06 AM
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Universal Music Group Announces Dismantling of Distribution Company, Executive Shuffl



The Universal Music Group has announced a sizable shakeup, dismantling Universal Music Group Distribution into separate commercial enterprise functions within the company.

Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 09:35 AM
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Music boss Len Blavatnik named as Britain's richest man - BBC News



Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times.

Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 12:05 PM
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We reveal the ten most valuable records in the world | This is Money



With interest in vinyl records on the rise, the long-standing market for collectible records is being given a new lease of life. Is there a rare gem lurking in your collection?

GearAndGuitars 4 Weeks Ago 02:34 AM
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5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating — Medium



I offer this short list of seriously dumb copyright myths to help you through the clutter of free culture bunkum. Hope it helps:
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GearAndGuitars 4 Weeks Ago 08:50 PM
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Pandora loses 2m listeners and $48m in three months - Music Business Worldwide



US digital radio platform Pandora’s active listener tally dropped by 2 million people in the first three months of 2015, as it posted a Q1 net loss of US $48.3m.
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GearAndGuitars 4 Weeks Ago 06:23 PM
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Grooveshark Faces a $736,050,000.00 Hammer | Digital Music News



When Universal Music Group declared ‘legal jihad’ against Grooveshark, it turns out they actually meant it. Now, after flattening Grooveshark and its principals on grounds of willful copyright infringement, the parties enter the phase of figuring out just how brutal this punishment will be.
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GearAndGuitars 4 Weeks Ago 06:20 PM
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Ne-Yo: “Streaming Companies Enjoy Billion-Dollar Revenues at Our Expense…” | Digital Music News



Songwriters shouldn’t have to subsidize the billion-dollar streaming industry.

The music streaming business has seen a lot of attention in the last few weeks with the introduction of new players like Tidal— a company that puts artists in control of the valuation of their music, and not at the mercy of the streaming giants.
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Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 10:40 AM
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Is Spotify worth more than the entire music industry? - Business News - Business - T



The music streaming debate has been overrun by talk of Jay-Z’s celebrity-endorsed app Tidal, which has already crashed out of the top 700 US apps. Behind these headlines, Spotify is still making its quiet ascendance. According to new reports, Spotify may now be worth more than the entire US music industry.

Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 12:34 AM
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Johnny Marr attacks Record Store Day hawkers touting special releases | Music | The G



The former Smiths guitarist warns fans away from ‘eBay tossers’ touting vinyl at inflated prices

Whitecat 4 Weeks Ago 04:03 PM
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Kanye West Tidal tweets deleted | BGR



How badly has Tidal bombed? So badly that apparently Kanye West no longer wants anything to do with it.*Digital Spy notices that West has not only changed the logo on his Twitter feed from the Tidal logo to the artwork on*one of his old albums, but he's also deleted any tweets that mentioned the s...

Whitecat 23rd April 2015 08:51 AM
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Spotify data hints at a 'musical midlife crisis' for 42-year-old music fans | Technol



And big-data crunch has some bad news for breeders: ‘At every age, parents listen to less currently-popular music than the average listener does’

Whitecat 23rd April 2015 08:43 AM
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Paul McCartney tops musicians' rich list. Again | Music | The Guardian



The former Beatle has a £730m fortune, making him £80m richer than his closest rival in the bank account charts

GearAndGuitars 22nd April 2015 04:23 PM
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Sleeping Through a Revolution — Medium



In my last letter, I told you there was a time in the late sixties when the most critically acclaimed movies and music were also the best selling. The Beatles Sgt. Pepper album or Francis Coppola’s Godfather film were just two examples. I said that that is not happening anymore, and I wanted to explore with you why this change occurred.
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Whitecat 22nd April 2015 01:07 PM
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Jay Z's Tidal app falls out of iPhone top 700 chart | Music | The Guardian



The streaming service launched as an alternative to Spotify seems to have floundered. In fact, it may even have boosted sales of its rivals

telecode 22nd April 2015 11:42 AM
I can't seem to post it in the articles section. But a very interesting and good read.

The Man Who Broke the Music Business
The dawn of online piracy.

Whitecat 22nd April 2015 11:16 AM
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We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership | WIRED



It’s official: John Deere and General Motors want to eviscerate the notion of ownership.

Whitecat 22nd April 2015 11:08 AM
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Mi2N.com - Loudr Announces Strategic Agreement With CD Baby To Offer Cover Song Licensing



Initiative Provides Leading Independent Music Distributor With Mechanical Licensing Support, Affiliate Opportunities, And Educational Resources.

GearAndGuitars 22nd April 2015 02:07 AM
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Why Are Soundtracks Suddenly Back? Because They're Better Than Ever | Billboard



We’re in the middle of a full-blown soundtrack revival, nearly two decades after the format’s late 90’s heyday. But why?
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Whitecat 21st April 2015 08:13 PM
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Ed Sheeran becomes the second artist ever to hit 2 billion Spotify streams



Ed Sheeran asked for some loving on "Give Me Love" in 2011, and since then, the British singer's fans have certainly showered him with much love on Spotify.

Whitecat 21st April 2015 11:06 AM
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Spotify's Ad Revenues See Big Jump



Something to consider if you're thinking about launching your own streaming service: Spotify is now worth more than the U.S. recording industry.

Whitecat 21st April 2015 11:06 AM
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Pandora Adds Former CEOs of AEG and EMI to Board of Directors | Billboard



Pandora this morning (April 20) announced the election of former AEG CEO Tim Leiweke and the nomination of Roger Faxon -- former CEO of EMI Music Group prior to that label’s sale to Universal Music Group -- to the company’s board of directors.

Whitecat 21st April 2015 10:59 AM
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Why Cloud and streaming will save the music business - Computer Business Review



Analysis: Despite rejection by acts including Taylor Swift the streaming model could be set to take off.

GearAndGuitars 21st April 2015 07:38 AM
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The Man Who Broke the Music Business - The New Yorker



How Dell Glover, an employee at a CD-manufacturing plant, became the Patient Zero of Internet piracy.
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