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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.

Whitecat 24th August 2017 10:48 PM
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Gibson Guitar May Default If Company Can't Refinance Its Debt - TheStreet



There's uncertainty about the famed guitar maker's ability to refinance this debt and that its capital structure is "unsustainable" according to Moody's.

Whitecat 22nd August 2017 12:26 AM
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Deal Over Prince's Legendary Vault Now Being Investigated : The Record : NPR



A "special administrator" has been appointed to investigate a deal between the world's largest record label and Prince's estate, brokered by two former advisers.

GearAndGuitars 21st August 2017 09:35 PM
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Lyor Cohen Drinks The YouTube Kool-Aid: The money will come, but for now "fans not be



When former WMG CEO Lyor Cohen joined YouTube, the music industry wondered if this often brash insider could change prevailing opinions of the video behemoth: great for promotion, but the royalties paid are far too low. Few opinions have shifted; but in a new open letter, Cohen remains both optimistic...

GearAndGuitars 21st August 2017 09:34 PM
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Foxtel wins court case to block over 120 piracy sites | ZDNet



Foxtel's bid to have more than 120 alleged piracy sites including Yes Movies, Los Movies, Watch Series, 1337x, and Putlocker blocked by the Federal Court has been successful.

Whitecat 20th August 2017 02:15 PM
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Father John Misty Says Goodbye To Chuck E. Cheese’s Animatronic House Bands - Stere



The latest antics from our merry media-meister Father John Misty probably won't dispel our bitter Twitter-miser Ryan Adams' opinion of him as "the most self

Whitecat 17th August 2017 11:57 AM
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'They could destroy the album': how Spotify's playlists have changed music for ever |



Custom playlists on the streaming site can bring unknown artists to millions. But are they altering how songs get written?

Whitecat 16th August 2017 11:11 PM
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Pound dog: Elvis still earning a fortune 40 years after his death - BBC News



Why passing away has done little to deaden the commercial appeal of musical legends like Elvis and their entrepreneurial super fans.

Whitecat 16th August 2017 09:32 PM
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Spotify Removes White Supremacist Music - Stereogum



Spotify says it has removed an array of white-supremacist acts from its streaming service that had been flagged as racist "hate bands" by the Southern Poverty

Whitecat 16th August 2017 07:00 PM
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That Silent “A a a a a Very Good Song” Track Is Still Climbing The iTunes



Last week, someone named Samir Mezrahi released a track made up of 10 minutes of silence called "A a a a a Very Good Song" in an attempt to sidestep the

Whitecat 16th August 2017 10:27 AM
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Drake Isn’t On Billboard‘s Hot 100 For The First Time Since 2009 - Stereogum



The record streak is over: Drake is absent from the Billboard Hot 100 for the very first time since his debut hit, "Best I Ever Had," debuted on the chart in

GearAndGuitars 14th August 2017 04:25 AM
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Spotify's Restricted, Paid-Only Content Expected to Start This Fall



Spotify has signed a major licensing deal with yet another major label. But, what does this mean for users who listen to Spotify for free?

GearAndGuitars 14th August 2017 04:23 AM
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Judge Rules KickassTorrents Founder Properly Charged With Criminal Copyright Conspira



Artem Vaulin, awaiting extradition from Poland, can't convince the judge he's being charged with something — secondary copyright infringement — that's not a crime.

Whitecat 12th August 2017 08:39 AM
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SoundCloud stays alive with $169.5 million investment deal



SoundCloud has secured a crucial $169.5 million investment deal from global merchant bank The Raine Group and Singapore-based investment company Temasek.

Whitecat 11th August 2017 10:15 AM
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Amazon May Take On Ticketmaster With New Event-Ticketing Business – Consumerist



Though many have tried, no online ticket sellers have even come close to touching Ticketmaster. It doesn’t hurt that its parent company is Live Nation, which owns or operates many of the biggest concert venues and promotes the biggest touring acts. Is Amazon one of the few companies with enough size and reach to actually take on Ticketmaster? We might soon find out.

Whitecat 11th August 2017 09:27 AM
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SoundCloud's Investors May Terminate the Company In 24 Hours



On Friday, SoundCloud's existing investors will determine if the company lives or dies. CEO Alex Ljung also looks like he will be fired.

Whitecat 10th August 2017 09:30 PM
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How to Claim Your Piece of Spotify's $43.5 Million Songwriter Settlement



Are you a songwriter with tracks on Spotify? Digital Music News guides you on how to claim a sweet of that $43.5 million settlement pie.

Whitecat 10th August 2017 01:03 PM
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Citizen Ticket promises to 'revolutionise' the market with anti-ticket tout tech | Mu



The history of each ticket is hardcoded into the life of the ticket itself, showing to all where it’s been and who owns it.

Whitecat 9th August 2017 10:43 AM
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Ed Sheeran’s Divide puts Warner Music’s streaming income on track to cross £1bn



Streaming services continue to revive fortunes of music industry as new albums from top artists drive sales to record high

Whitecat 7th August 2017 10:28 AM
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Submissions open this month for the 2018 Music Producers Guild Awards | Musical instr



Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the awards take place in London on March 1st 2018 and will be presented by broadcaster Shaun Keaveny.

Whitecat 6th August 2017 11:03 PM
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Pentakill: how a metal band that doesn’t exist made it to No 1 | Music | The Guardi



The band from the game League of Legends has stormed the charts and bagged cameos from the likes of Tommy Lee – despite existing only in the imaginations of their creators

Whitecat 6th August 2017 09:26 AM
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AI and music: will we be slaves to the algorithm? | Technology | The Guardian



Tech firms have developed AI that can learn how to write music. So will machines soon be composing symphonies, hit singles and bespoke soundtracks?

Whitecat 5th August 2017 12:20 PM
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Matchbox Twenty show delayed by bees · Newswire · The A



Yesterday turned out to be a weird day for concert cancellations; we already reported that Lollapalooza was forced to end early for the night, thanks to inclement weather.

Whitecat 4th August 2017 12:56 PM
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How A Small Town Record Store Quietly Released An Exclusive Aphex Twin Record : The R



Todd Osborn quietly put an exclusive release from electronic music legend Aphex Twin on the shelf of his store — before long there was a line around the block.

Whitecat 4th August 2017 07:45 AM
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RIP Manny’s: A big piece of NYC music history was just cleared for demolition



It was a favorite shopping spot for famous musicians from Buddy Holly and the Beatles to Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix, and now the building is set to be pummeled into a purple haze.

GearAndGuitars 4th August 2017 02:12 AM
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What Streaming Music Services Pay (Updated for 2017)



How much should artists expect to receive when streaming their music? Digital Music News breaks down payouts at eight major streaming platforms.

GearAndGuitars 4th August 2017 02:09 AM
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Music Sales in 2017: Discogs Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis & Database Highlights



Check out this in-depth analysis of music sales in 2017, comparing Nielsen Music data to Discogs Marketplace and Database highlights. Is vinyl still King?

Whitecat 2nd August 2017 11:48 PM
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Home studios change face of recording industry in Edmonton | Edmonton Journal



Four boys hanging an old mattress on the wall of their parents’ Mill Woods basement sums up the modern age of rock and roll.

Whitecat 2nd August 2017 12:47 PM
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Yamaha launches world's first piano that can scan any iTunes track and teach you how to play it



Yamaha has introduced the world’s first instruments that can scan audio songs in the user’s iTunes library and analyse the chord structure to produce a music score that appears directly on the piano.

Whitecat 2nd August 2017 11:29 AM
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Sony streaming revenue up 25% in Q1 | Labels | Music Week



Sony Corp’s global financial results for the first quarter of the year reveal a strong performance in streaming and physical sales of recorded music.

Whitecat 1st August 2017 09:41 PM
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MTV wiki: First 5 videos aired on MTV in 1981



Here are the first 5 music videos to ever play on MTV.

Whitecat 31st July 2017 11:05 PM
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Spotify Reaches 60 Million Paid Subscribers - Stereogum



Spotify has reached 60 million paid subscribers, according to a new report from Reuters. The streaming company announced back in March of this year that they

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