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Whitecat 6th October 2017 12:22 PM
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Guns N' Roses' Summer 2017 North American Leg Of 'Not In This Lifetime&#3



GUNS N' ROSES leads the latest slate of ticket sales data reported to Billboard Boxscore with box-office grosses from fifteen shows during the summ...

Whitecat 5th October 2017 12:03 PM
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Tom Petty's U.S. Music Sales Increase 6,781% Following Death | Billboard



Following rock legend Tom Petty's death on Monday, his music experienced huge increases in sales, streams and airplay, as fans mourned the singer-songwriter.

Whitecat 4th October 2017 10:23 PM
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Five times Clive Davis changed the course of music - BBC News



He helped Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys become stars.

Whitecat 4th October 2017 09:09 PM
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Microsoft Officially Abandons Streaming Music — Here's the Blog Post Ending It



And just like that, Microsoft decided streaming music wasn't worth it.* And handed the crown jewels to Spotify.

Whitecat 4th October 2017 08:40 PM
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Speed of sound – how Spotify killed the long intro | Music | The Guardian



With the rise of streaming, artists are frontloading their songs to get listeners past 30 seconds – the point where they get paid. So how would some classic intros sound today?

GearAndGuitars 2nd October 2017 02:39 AM
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Music industry revenues up in first half of 2017, but.... - LA Times



sales of vinyl LPs continued to grow, although more slowly than in recent years, posting a 3.2% increase from $176.1 million to $181.7 million. That resulted from higher average prices rather than increased unit sales, which remained the same from the first half of 2016 to the first half of 2017 at 7.2 million units.

GearAndGuitars 2nd October 2017 02:08 AM
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European Commission backs takedown-and-stay-down for combating piracy online | Comp



The European Commission yesterday published new guidelines for how internet companies should deal with illegal content that is uploaded to their networks, in a bid to encourage net firms to be more consistent and proactive in blocking illegal files, which includes content that incites violence or terrorism, as well as copyright infringing material.

Whitecat 28th September 2017 04:19 PM
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Spotify Is Paying $2.77 Million a Month In Rent for Its World Trade Center Offices



Spotify's splashy World Trade Center digs include 14 full floors of breathtaking scenery.* But it also required a lease of $566 million in total rent.

Whitecat 27th September 2017 10:31 PM
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Surprise! If You Don't Register With the US Government's Song Database, You



Fun fact: if you don't properly register for Congress' proposed universal song database, you'll lose the rights to your entire life's work.

GearAndGuitars 25th September 2017 09:27 PM
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Impact of Piracy On Music Creators: What To Make Of A Newly "Unearthed" Study - hypeb



The debate as to how much piracy has hurt the recorded music industry rages on and currently informs decisions as to how much ad supported music reduces illegal downloads. An "unearthed study," which some interpret a proving that piracy had not negative impact on the music industry, is setting the internet on fire. Not so fast, says industry consultant ...

Whitecat 22nd September 2017 01:23 PM
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The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales



The European Commission paid €360,000 (about $428,000) for a study on how piracy impacts the sales of copyrighted music, books, video games, and movies. But the EU never shared the report—possibly because it determined that there is no evidence that piracy is a major problem.

GearAndGuitars 19th September 2017 05:28 PM
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The secret, illicit underside of Google Drive



People are using the file sharing service to upload pirated movies and TV shows.

Whitecat 19th September 2017 09:55 AM
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Sofar Sounds: Why It’s Important to Boycott Them – Joshua McClain – Medium

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In the late 2000’s, I cut my teeth playing live solo shows in loud and smokey bars in Northwest Indiana — right in the middle of the rust belt. After every show, my cello and furry Roland keyboard…

GearAndGuitars 19th September 2017 01:54 AM
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EU Prepares Guidelines to Force Google & Facebook to Police Piracy - TF



Companies including Google and Facebook could face tougher legislation if they don't act proactively to remove illegal content from their platforms. That's according to draft EU guidelines due to be published at the end of the month, which will require service providers to "significantly step up their actions" to address the problem.

GearAndGuitars 19th September 2017 01:49 AM
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Spotify Is Now Fighting 10 Different Copyright Infringement Lawsuits



How do you go from 'billion-dollar IPO' to 'billions in potential copyright damages'? *Welcome to Spotify's fun-filled week.

Whitecat 17th September 2017 11:24 PM
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Spotify must now show songwriters the respect they deserve - or risk a backlash - Mus



Spotify is saving the record business. There really isn’t much of a debate anymore.


Whitecat 16th September 2017 03:32 PM
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UK stream ripping dips following BPI geo block



Total traffic to stream ripping sites has fallen by nearly a fifth (17%) in the UK

Whitecat 16th September 2017 03:31 PM
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Judge Denies Spotify Motion That Would Have Upended Songwriter, Music Publisher Payme



In an important ruling that would have changed payments to songwriters and music publishers, a judge has denied a motion from Spotify that claimed that it didn't need to license tracks from publishers because they are more like online radio streams than downloads. Although the denial of the “motion for...

Whitecat 15th September 2017 08:20 PM
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“Cash Me Outside” Girl Signs To Major Label - Stereogum



14-year-old Danielle "Cash Me Outside" Bregoli has signed a record deal with Atlantic Records, according to TMZ. Last month, she released her debut single,

Whitecat 9th September 2017 04:36 PM
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The World's Largest Music Publishers Just Declared War on Spotify



Nobody said becoming a Wall Street billionaire would be easy. *Now, the largest music publishers are preparing for a major fight against Spotify.

Whitecat 7th September 2017 10:08 AM
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Should Spotify Try to Become the 'Netflix Of Music'? Not So Fast | Billboar



Spotify and Netflix have plenty in common, but should the music streaming giant try to follow the same path that led the video on-demand service to profitability? The reality is much more complicated.

Whitecat 6th September 2017 09:41 PM
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Not only are women missing at the top of music charts, they’re mostly absent from b



While women of color are struggling to break into pop music, the industry still lacks female diversity behind the scenes.

Whitecat 6th September 2017 08:06 PM
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Martin Shkreli lists secret Wu-Tang Clan album on eBay | Music | The Guardian



The embattled former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, who was convicted last month on two charges of securities fraud, purchased the sole copy of the hip-hop group’s secret album in 2015

GearAndGuitars 6th September 2017 06:24 PM
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Spotify Could Have Dodged Songwriter Lawsuits If They'd Just Asked The Record Labels.



Spotify and other streaming services have been making a fair number of headlines recently owing to lawsuits surrounding a failure to pay proper royalties. In this article we break down how such lawsuits could have been avoided, by simply asking labels.

Whitecat 6th September 2017 03:16 PM
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Facebook to pay music industry millions to protect users from breaking copyright



Facebook is to pay millions in royalty fees to the music industry to protect its users from copyright violation when they upload videos that contain illegal uses of songs.

Whitecat 6th September 2017 11:31 AM
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OPINION: The digital revolution streams ahead, but are performers getting paid proper



In its latest column, ISM looks at how streaming services have affected the music industry, and what it means for performers.

GearAndGuitars 5th September 2017 08:10 PM
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Why You Can’t Put The Music Industry On A Blockchain - hypebot



In this excerpt from "Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts," author David Gerard offers a critical examination of the Bitcoin and blockchain phenomenon, and what it means for music and the music industry. _____________________ Guest post by David Gerard from his book Attack of...

diogo_c 4th September 2017 06:33 PM
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Sony Music’s new deal with Dubset will let it monetize unofficial remixes - The Ver



Rights clearance startup Dubset has just inked a deal with Sony Music to allow monetization of its songs in DJ sets and of unofficial tracks that sample its artists. This means that artists could...

Whitecat 4th September 2017 03:09 PM
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Surprise! Spotify Says They Don't Owe Anything for 'Mechanicals'



Looks like Spotify has a totally different game plan for dealing with pesky publishers and songwriters. *So you can take your 'mechanical' license and...

Whitecat 3rd September 2017 12:03 AM
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From streaming to selfies – six things Taylor Swift taught the music industry | Mus



The digital revolution has done a lot of damage. But some artists can still see the way forward

Arthur Stone 2nd September 2017 03:12 PM
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Power Station Recording Studio Sold to Berklee College of Music | Variety



New York recording studio Avatar, AKA The Power Station, has been sold to Berklee College of Music for between $23 million and $28 million.

Whitecat 1st September 2017 07:22 PM
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Pay Mickey! Why Toni Basil is suing almost everyone | Music | The Guardian



The infectious novelty record crops up everywhere from RuPaul’s Drag Race to South Park – but the singer says she hasn’t received the money she is due

Whitecat 1st September 2017 02:44 PM
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Achtung, maybe? The album is dead: all hail the rise of the ‘era’ | Music | The G



U2 sent a cryptic note to fans signalling their next iteration is nigh. As with Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, this could mean a new album, ethos or simply haircut

Whitecat 31st August 2017 04:09 PM
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Despacito drives Bertelsmann to record €500m profits | Media | The Guardian



Song of the summer and TV shows American Gods and 13 Reasons Why boost German media group

Whitecat 30th August 2017 04:34 PM
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ACM builds new flagship recording studio at Guildford campus | Musical instrument ind



The new recording facility will be used by ACM’s tutors for lectures, workshops and masterclasses.

Whitecat 30th August 2017 04:23 PM
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Why Aren’t There More Women Working in Audio? - The Atlantic



Like with many STEM-oriented fields, music production and sound engineering are dominated by men—though that’s very slowly changing.

Whitecat 30th August 2017 11:01 AM
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Making waves: how radio came to rule London again



April 2017: 30-year-old Debi Ghose – best known by her DJ name DEBONAIR – surveys the huge crowd in front of her in the cavernous space of Tate Mode

diogo_c 29th August 2017 08:29 PM
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Goldman Sachs: Universal is worth $23.5bn - and streaming revenues will jump 500%+ by



The global music business is about to explode thanks to streaming – and its biggest rights-holders are going to be worth a fortune.

Whitecat 28th August 2017 10:21 AM
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S Korea man fined for Dr Dre and first lady wedding rumour - BBC News



He claimed the late president's 95-year-old widow was to marry the rapper to launder "slush funds".

Whitecat 26th August 2017 12:19 AM
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UPS Rolls Out Taylor Swift-Branded Trucks - Stereogum



Lots of artists have been incorporating snail mail into their album rollouts lately, but Taylor Swift is the only one whose face will be on the side of the

Whitecat 26th August 2017 12:00 AM
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Spotify and Warner sign multi-year licensing deal - Music Business Worldwide



Spotify has convinced all the major labels to sign up to new multi-year licensing deals.

Whitecat 25th August 2017 03:25 PM
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How Nostalgia Took Over the Concert Industry



From 'The Joshua Tree' to Tegan and Sara, why are so many bands going on tour to perform old albums?

Whitecat 25th August 2017 01:09 PM
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Former Village Voice Editors And Writers Remember Its Outsized Impact On Music : The



The Village Voice announced it would be ending its era of print — here, 11 former music editors and writers remember their time within its prickly, hallowed halls.

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