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Whitecat 13th March 2016 12:12 PM
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Happy Birthday Punk: the British Library celebrates 40 years of anarchy and innovatio



To mark the movement’s anniversary, the library is unpacking its punk archive. The show’s curator talks us through some of the highlights

Whitecat 12th March 2016 12:02 PM
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Radio wouldn’t have any hits to play if we were niche, says Radio 1 music chief | M



The Radio 1/Radio 1Xtra head of music believes the station is huge catalyst for music industry and breaking new music is part of its remit

Whitecat 11th March 2016 11:17 PM
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How the Face of Independent Music Changed in 120 Minutes | Consequence of Sound



The late-night MTV show that brought the underground to the surface.

Whitecat 11th March 2016 02:21 PM
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Sexism on repeat: how the music industry can break the cycle | Music | The Guardian



From Kesha’s case against Dr Luke to Miles Kane’s objectification of a female journalist, the industry has to admit there’s a problem before sexism is curbed

Whitecat 11th March 2016 02:14 PM
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Country To Country: Has Nashville conquered the UK? - BBC News



Stars of this weekend's Country To Country music festival explain why the UK has suddenly embraced country music.

Whitecat 11th March 2016 11:14 AM
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Wii U owners begged for Spotify so Nintendo gave them Rhapsody



Nintendo Wii U owners have long wished for a streaming option that Playstation and Xbox have had for some time, Spotify. Well, you still won't have Spotify

Whitecat 11th March 2016 11:13 AM
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Bryan Adams' guitar defaced by Egyptian customs | World news | The Guardian



Singer left fuming after Cairo border agent scrawls number and Arabic word in green ink on vintage instrument

Whitecat 10th March 2016 09:54 PM
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Royal College of Music honours Reich, Norrington and Jurowski | Music | The Guardian



At the college’s annual awards, presided over by HRH The Prince of Wales, the US composer praised the state funding that in the early days of his career made it easier to perform here than in California

Whitecat 10th March 2016 07:32 PM
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Don't ride on: why it's time for AC/DC to call it quits | Music | The Guardian



Singer Brian Johnson has had to pull out of the rockers’ tour or risk losing his hearing. His departure is one loss too far

Whitecat 10th March 2016 12:26 PM
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Napster founder plans to screen movies at home on day they hit cinemas | Film | The G



Revolutionary Screening Room venture by Sean Parker could end ‘theatrical window’ by offering new films at $50 a pop – despite industry doubts

Whitecat 10th March 2016 12:07 PM
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Jared Scharff of the 'Saturday Night Live' Band Wants You to Love Guitar Mu



We talked to him about his new, forward thinking project Pearl Lion, and what it's like to go on stage week after week.

GearAndGuitars 9th March 2016 10:32 PM
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Insomnia, anxiety, break-ups … musicians on the dark side of touring | Music | The



Long hours in vans and solitary hotel rooms. Screaming fans when you’re on stage, then back home to feed the cat. Musicians talk about the psychological dangers of life on tour

Whitecat 9th March 2016 08:38 PM
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Sony reportedly cutting ties with Dr. Luke amid legal battle with Kesha



Sony Music will reportedly cut ties with the producer following Kesha's allegations of rape and physical and emotional abuse.

Whitecat 9th March 2016 09:01 AM
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Does London have a world-class concert hall? No. Does London need a new one? No | Mus



Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber is the first to agree that the Royal Festival Hall’s acoustics are far from perfect – but that doesn’t stop it being a great concert hall

GearAndGuitars 9th March 2016 02:26 AM
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SoundCloud Will Become a Paid Service Within 6-9 Months



the company officially announced the hiring of Alison Moore from NBC Universal, effective immediately, with subscription-based rollout a top priority.

GearAndGuitars 8th March 2016 08:57 PM
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After Skipping Spotify, The 1975 Gets a Number 1 Album



Do you need Spotify to be successful on the charts? Not if you're The 1975 or a growing number of artists refining the art of 'windowing'...
Windowing. It just works.
Whitecat 8th March 2016 08:45 AM
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AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson ordered “to stop touring immediately or risk total



Classic rockers will apparently continue their tour with "guest vocalist"

GearAndGuitars 8th March 2016 12:38 AM
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Sharing has been hijacked — Medium



Unless you are sharing a billion dollars, which would be rather cool. In reality it’s millions of people ‘sharing’ to produce a handful of billionaires. Riddled with contradiction, it brings to mind a pseudo-communist dictatorship with a well groomed leader.

GearAndGuitars 7th March 2016 06:51 PM
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Study Refutes Idea of Piracy’s Promotional Boost | Variety



Any promotional effects from piracy of movies are outweighed by the amount of cannibalization caused by online infringement, a new study from Carnegie Mellon University shows.

Whitecat 7th March 2016 03:42 PM
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The 1975's Spotify gamble pays off as they hit No.1 in the US and UK



British band The 1975 made a big bet with the release of their second album last month – windowing the LP so it stayed off Spotify for two weeks but was available from day one on paid-for streaming services.

Whitecat 7th March 2016 01:00 PM
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Gibson credit rating downgraded after 'weak 2015 performance' | Musical instrument



Moody’s also downgraded the firm for high turnover in senior financial management.

Whitecat 7th March 2016 09:07 AM
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Adam Levine’s Songwriter Competition Show Under Fire for Requiring Contestants to Waive All Royalties



Songwriters hoping to get their big break selling a song NBC’s upcoming competition reality series “Songland” may have just given away their best material for free. Entertainment lawyer Wallace Collins issued an “urgent warning” to songwriters on Friday, the deadline to submit a song and audition video

Whitecat 6th March 2016 11:32 AM
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Josh Homme on Iggy Pop: ‘Lemmy is gone. Bowie is gone. He's the last of the one-and-onlys'



At 68, the punk icon has recorded a new album with the Queens Of The Stone Age frontman. In a frank conversation, the pair discuss sex, death and David Bowie

Whitecat 5th March 2016 12:12 AM
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What’s it like to own one of the country’s best music venues?



For more than 30 years, Metro Chicago (and its adjoining watering hole-slash-dance club Smart Bar) has been one of the city’s most dependable and storied venues, from its origins as the rented hall of an early R.E.M. concert to upcoming shows by artists like Carly Rae Jepsen, Cheap Trick, RJD2, and more.

GearAndGuitars 4th March 2016 11:53 PM
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Talking to Santigold about the streaming economy: ‘I hope there’s a backlash'



Last year, Jay Z and a cadre of music industry titans launched Tidal, a streaming service meant to take a stand against free streaming and give artists value again. Grammy Foundation president Neil...

GearAndGuitars 4th March 2016 11:52 PM
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Breaking: The Guy That Sued Tidal Just Settled With Microsoft... - Digital Music News



Jay Z's Tidal blew it off as a frivolous lawsuit. But Microsoft has decided to settle, raising the possibility of a serious battle ahead.

Whitecat 4th March 2016 03:47 PM
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All Tomorrow's Parties took out a loan ahead of festival cancellation confusion



There should not be this much confusion over whether a promotions company's two events are or are not happening but here we are - with new information.

Whitecat 4th March 2016 03:46 PM
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TomorrowWorld 2016 Has Officially Been Cancelled, Beatport To Be Auctioned Off | EDM



As more and more news emerges around the financial chaos SFX Entertainment is currently experiencing, many rumors have circulated surrounding what the future holds for the company’s numerous productions around the globe.

Whitecat 4th March 2016 10:31 AM
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The latest chapter in the Legendary TJ's story - BBC News



Six years after the death of owner John Sicolo, a new club based on iconic venue TJ's is to open in Newport.

Whitecat 3rd March 2016 02:13 PM
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Will Tidal be the next music streaming service to drown? | Music | The Guardian



The company bagged exclusives from Kanye West and Rihanna, who released the biggest albums of 2016, but it still has daunting challenges

Whitecat 3rd March 2016 01:35 PM
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St John Coltrane Church faces eviction, a sign of San Francisco's lost jazz history |



This 48-year-old church finds divinity in the music of John Coltrane, and is one of the few venues left in a neighborhood once known as the ‘Harlem of the West’

Whitecat 2nd March 2016 10:05 AM
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Kanye West: secret Pirate Bay user? | Technology | The Guardian



Did Yeezy download a pirated version of synthesiser Serum? The rapper-slash-designer might have revealed too much on Twitter

GearAndGuitars 2nd March 2016 04:58 AM
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The dangers of digital: Brian Eno on technology and modern music



Digital technology has enhanced music production, recording and distribution in ways unimaginabl

GearAndGuitars 1st March 2016 05:52 AM
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Why Vinyl’s Resurgence Won’t Save the Music Industry | | Observer



An early-'90s Boyz II Men slow jam sums up in just eight words what countless articles and analytical studies keep reinforcing.

GearAndGuitars 1st March 2016 05:17 AM
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Illegal Download Site MP3Skull Is Closing For Good



A screenshot of MP3Skull, which just shuttered for good.   Bad news for those who are used to downloading their favorite music for free (but good news for record labels, artists, and the entire music industry): MP3Skull, one of the world’s most popular sites for illegal music downloads, is no more. The website [...]

GearAndGuitars 1st March 2016 05:15 AM
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57 Million Americans Are Actively Stealing Music, Study Finds... - Digital Music News



Just how bad is music piracy in the United States? A new study from MusicWatch suggest that stealing music is still a national sport.

Whitecat 29th February 2016 09:41 AM
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A brief history of Rick Rubin lying down | Features | Culture | The Independent



I think it was Confucius who said ‘Teachers open doors, but you must lie down in the room by yourself’, a proverb Rick Rubin has taken to heart in his prolific and illustrious career, lying down on the leather sofas of countless studios and dispensing sage advise to the world’s biggest musicians.

Whitecat 28th February 2016 08:42 AM
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Singer's legal battle casts spotlight on sexism in the music industry | Music | The G



Music’s biggest female stars back singer’s legal battle to free herself from contract with producer she alleges was her abuser

Whitecat 27th February 2016 11:36 PM
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Samsung has restarted talks to purchase Jay Z’s TIDAL



“Samsung is re-engaging,” a source close to the talks says about Samsung restarting talks to purchase Jay Z’s TIDAL. “They are working on something really big."

Whitecat 26th February 2016 01:34 PM
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This photo rocks! Iron Maiden bid to buy the rights to stunning photo of their jumbo



Photographer Robert Starling took the picture, shown, last week of the heavy metal band's Boeing 747 coming in to land at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Whitecat 26th February 2016 08:58 AM
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Uncool to use English: the rise of 'dialectical' rap | Cities | The Guardian



A fresh wave of hip-hop in Lagos is rejecting American cliches and fusing street slang with native dialect. Suddenly Nigerian rappers are talking in their own languages about their own experiences – and it’s hugely popular

GearAndGuitars 25th February 2016 08:38 PM
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Kanye May Have Just Doubled Tidal's Subscribers...



Just how big is Tidal following Kanye's high-profile exclusive? Early numbers suggest a very big surge in subscribers, and more exclusive action ahead.

Whitecat 24th February 2016 09:21 AM
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BBC Music? There's an app for that –*and it works with Spotify and YouTube | Media



Broadcaster’s new Android and iOS app will help people discover music from its radio and TV output and listen to it through streaming services

GearAndGuitars 23rd February 2016 09:09 PM
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Study suggests ‘streamripping’ is music’s new piracy problem



Is streaming killing off music piracy? Some forms of streaming are fuelling new methods of copyright infringement, according to US research firm MusicWatch.
Because streaming is the solution to piracy...
Whitecat 23rd February 2016 11:46 AM
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Are cassette tapes making an unexpected comeback? - BBC News



Cassette tapes could be making a comeback despite being all but killed off by CDs in 1990s.

Whitecat 23rd February 2016 10:20 AM
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Anna Meredith: the proms composer ditching classical music for club bangers | Music |



She’s a respected composer of classical music. So how did that lead to an album of pop and techno stompers?

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