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Whitecat 6th November 2016 01:18 AM
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Now That's What I Call Music: How Songs Get Picked in the Series - Thrillist



We talk to Jeff Moskow, the A&R man behind the long-running "Now That's What I Call Music" compilation series.

Whitecat 4th November 2016 04:04 PM
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George Martin's Last Project, PBS Series 'Soundbreaking,' Lovingly Det



Sir George Martin had a last project: a documentary series on the impact of recorded music. Unfortunately, the legendary Beatles producer died before the final work was completed, but his spirit imbues every frame of "Soundbreaking: Stories From The Cutting Edge of Recorded Music," an 8-part series that airs on PBS beginning Nov. 14.

Whitecat 4th November 2016 12:33 PM
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Adobe is working on an audio app that lets you add words someone never said - The Ver



Adobe is working on a new piece of software that would act like a Photoshop for audio, according to Adobe developer Zeyu Jin, who spoke at the Adobe MAX conference in San Diego, California today....

Whitecat 1st November 2016 09:51 AM
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Billy Corgan Loses Lawsuit Against Wrestling Company - Stereogum



Earlier this month, Billy Corgan sued TNA Wrestling -- the company owned by Impact Ventures, which Corgan was named president of back in August -- for control

Whitecat 26th October 2016 10:08 AM
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Why Iron Maiden won't make bands pay for support slots - Classic Rock



Steve Harris insists Iron Maiden will never make bands pay to support them on tour

Whitecat 25th October 2016 06:04 PM
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The U.S. Border Is Killing Canadian Bands | Greg Jarvis



Canadian groups headed to America have two choices: Stump up $2000-$5000 in border fees and union dues and wait weeks for a permit, or go without and risk a two to five year personal ban from the US. Whether it's a one night show played for beer and beds or a full arena tour makes little difference to the costs and paperwork involved.

GearAndGuitars 24th October 2016 02:57 AM
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Google Fires Head of U.S. Copyright Office – Artist Rights Watch



In a typically backstabbing lame duck kabuki dance, Google has fired Maria Pallante, the head of the U.S. Copyright Office. *This is a real tragedy because Register Pallante was even handed and concerned about treating everyone involved with copyright fairly--consumers as well as creators, not to mention cooperating with Google and Amazon in permitting the…

GearAndGuitars 24th October 2016 02:44 AM
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11 Artists You Still Can't Find on Any Major Streaming Service | Billboard



Although Garth Brooks may have been the biggest artist remaining whose music was unavailable across all major services before signing up with Amazon Music Unlimited this yet, it's hardly a complete set for the streaming world just yet. Here are 11 of the biggest names still at large, before the Internet can truly catch 'em all.

Whitecat 22nd October 2016 12:29 PM
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MMR magazine - Victory for JHS in Gibson counterfeiting case



UK distributor JHS, has won a legal victory over US guitar giant Gibson, in a case of alleged counterfeiting against its Vintage guitar brand.

Whitecat 21st October 2016 03:42 PM
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'There's a big problem': Two-thirds of Tragically Hip tickets weren't sold directly to fans



CBC’s Marketplace investigated why it’s so hard for fans to get good seats and found that only one-third of tickets for the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour made it to fans at face value.

Whitecat 19th October 2016 10:49 AM
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Music streaming services 'too expensive for many non-subscribers' - BBC News



Almost half of the people who do not currently subscribe to music streaming services think they are too expensive, a UK survey suggests.

Whitecat 18th October 2016 07:37 PM
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New Negativland Album Comes With A Bag Of A Band Member's Remains : All Songs Conside



The forthcoming album from the experimental rock band comes with a plastic bag containing 2 grams of Don Joyce's cremated remains.

Whitecat 18th October 2016 01:25 PM
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Universal caught up in $125m lawsuit as Spinal Tap star sues Vivendi for fraud



This Is Spinal Tap star Harry Shearer is suing Universal parent Vivendi for what he alleges is dramatic and deliberate under-payment of music royalties from the classic spoof rockumentary.

Whitecat 15th October 2016 09:00 AM
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Bob Dylan's Spotify Streams Up 500% After Nobel Win | Billboard



Following Bob Dylan's win for the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, the singer-songwriter's music has increased by more than 500 percent on Spotify.

Whitecat 14th October 2016 10:41 AM
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NBC Developing Streaming Music Competition Series - Stereogum



NBC has ordered a new streaming music competition series called The Stream, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Based on the Norwegian show of the same name, the

Whitecat 13th October 2016 12:18 PM
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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize - BBC News



US singer Bob Dylan is awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature for creating "new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

Whitecat 13th October 2016 11:06 AM
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Prince's vault of unreleased music on sale for $35m - BBC News



Pop star Prince's much-vaunted "vault" of unreleased music is offered for sale, according to US reports.

Whitecat 12th October 2016 07:23 PM
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Amazon Seeks To Recapture Music Fans With New Streaming Service : The Record : NPR



With Amazon Music Unlimited, the company is seeking to lure consumers away from competitors like Spotify and Apple Music — and it might be a game-changing proposition.

GearAndGuitars 8th October 2016 11:08 PM
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T Bone Burnett: Treading on Hallowed Ground – Google, the Ryman, and The Future of



Music creators must urge Congress to reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to prevent Google from exploiting them.

Whitecat 8th October 2016 01:04 PM
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UK artists and independent record labels offered new music export grants - BBC Ne



Exclusive music news, big interviews, entertainment, social media trends and video from the news people at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Whitecat 7th October 2016 06:37 PM
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Spotify and Apple Music get unofficial mixes, the best part of SoundCloud | TechCru



SoundCloud's big differentiator is its offering of unofficial, user-uploaded content that the major labels don't release and that isn't on Spotify or Apple..

Whitecat 6th October 2016 12:18 PM
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Global MI market set for rapid growth thanks to reality shows, classical music and ke



Future Market Insights predicts ‘consistent growth opportunity’ for keyboard manufacturers.

Whitecat 6th October 2016 12:00 PM
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Multiple reports of Spotify Free ads launching malware, including in Safari on Mac



There have been multiple reports of Spotify Free ads launching malware on all platforms – including in Safari on Macs. This is not the first time the issue has occurred, the company apologising after a previous incident back in 2011 …

GearAndGuitars 6th October 2016 02:19 AM
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Trent Reznor: “YouTube is built on the back of stolen content” | Conseque



Nine Inch Nails frontman has strong words for one of Apple Music's biggest competitors.

GearAndGuitars 6th October 2016 12:03 AM
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Philip Glass on controlling your output and getting paid for what you make – The Cr



The legendary composer Philip Glass discusses authorship, and getting paid for what you make, in the age of digital streaming.

Whitecat 4th October 2016 10:03 PM
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Fabric gets court date to appeal against licence revocation - BBC News



A date is set for bosses of nightclub Fabric to appeal against the decision for its licence to be taken away.

Whitecat 29th September 2016 06:15 PM
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Get rich or try dying – how musicians’ estates are the biggest earners in pop | M



Michael Jackson’s estate made $115m last year – proof that artists’ work can carry on making a fortune after their death. From Nick Drake to Elvis, it’s about selling an artist as if they are still alive – and learning how to say no

Whitecat 29th September 2016 10:50 AM
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Gibson Guitars' new rating from Moody's means some ugly stuff



Gibson Brands just got a new corporate family rating from Moody's, and it makes Guitar Center look good by comparison. Yikes.

Whitecat 28th September 2016 10:57 PM
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Spotify Reportedly In “Advanced Talks” To Buy SoundCloud - Stereogum



SoundCloud has had a rough go of its move toward monetization, but it's still the most important and influential service on the planet for unsigned or under-the

Whitecat 28th September 2016 02:43 PM
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Drake's 'Views' Album Becomes First to Reach Over 1 Billion Streams on Apple Music -



Canadian rapper Drake's hit album "Views" has become the first album on Apple Music to be streamed more than 1 billion times, according...

Whitecat 27th September 2016 09:55 PM
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Langley Records closes as Royal Mail takes possession of site after 18-month battle -



A statement from the West Molesey vinyl shop thanked everyone for their support, describing the takeover as a "sad day"

Whitecat 27th September 2016 04:37 PM
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No Wave: Is This The End Of Tidal? And If So … Then What? - Stereogum



On June 30, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in talks to acquire Tidal, the on-demand music-streaming service launched by Jay Z.

Whitecat 27th September 2016 03:51 PM
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Adele’s 25 Certified Diamond - Stereogum



In the entire history of the recording industry, only 78 albums have sold 10 million copies, earning the rare diamond certification from the RIAA.

Whitecat 26th September 2016 10:59 PM
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Council agrees to relax Edinburgh's live music policy



Council agrees to relax Edinburgh's live music policy*. The licensing board voted to amend the controversial policy which is 'stifling' gigs in the city.

Whitecat 26th September 2016 09:52 PM
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Record Labels Sue One Of Those YouTube-Ripping Sites - Stereogum



One of the murkier and most difficult-to-pin-down ways of illegally obtaining music right now are websites that convert YouTube streams to MP3s, and now one of

GearAndGuitars 26th September 2016 03:25 AM
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Jeremy Corbyn hits out at music piracy as he promises to 'democratise the intern



Labour leader says piracy means that 'musicians do not get paid'

Whitecat 24th September 2016 10:18 PM
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Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Blasts Beyoncé’s Pepsi Money, Live Nation, Havi



Unlike the number 22, these are a few things that Justin Vernon doesn't like: Beyoncé's Pepsi Money, Live Nation, and having his picture taken. The

GearAndGuitars 23rd September 2016 10:11 PM
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Is It Over? Sales of Vinyl Records Down 9.1% In 2016...



After surging for more than 10 years, maybe vinyl records are taking a breather. But how reliable is the latest data? You might think this is just a blip.

GearAndGuitars 23rd September 2016 10:09 PM
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European Commission President Calls Out YouTube, Presents Copyright Reforms in State



New proposals around copyright and user-generated services were unveiled at the European Commission’s (EC) annual State of the Union address, delivered by EC president Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg today (Sep. 14).

Whitecat 23rd September 2016 11:15 AM
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Music industry is finally making money from streaming (even if artists aren't) | Tech



Despite controversies surrounding revenue and royalties, streaming has allowed the music industry to return to growth.

Whitecat 23rd September 2016 11:14 AM
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YouTube, beware: Facebook is ready to do some global music licensing - Music Business



Facebook looks set to make a major splash in music in the coming months… if a revealing new job ad is anything to go by.

Whitecat 20th September 2016 11:01 AM
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Dr Dre faces return to court in Beats headphones case | Music | The Guardian



California judge decides a jury should hear the accusations made against the headphones mogul by a former partner

Whitecat 20th September 2016 08:55 AM
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Kaytranada wins Canada's equivalent of the Mercury prize | Music | The Guardian



Haitian-Canadian becomes the first Polaris prize winner to represent hip-hop and R&B

GearAndGuitars 19th September 2016 04:15 AM
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Songwriters Sue Justice Department Over Licensing Rules - The New York Times



On Tuesday, Ms. Lewis and Songwriters of North America, an advocacy group she helped found a year ago, sued the Justice Department, saying that the agency overstepped its authority and that its ruling violated the property rights of songwriters by potentially nullifying private contracts between writers who have worked on the same song.

GearAndGuitars 19th September 2016 04:14 AM
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Music industry welcomes EC copyright proposal as 'a good first step'



The music industry has cautiously welcomed the European Commission’s new proposal to address copyright in the digital single market.

GearAndGuitars 19th September 2016 04:03 AM
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Stream ripping surpasses file sharing as main form of music piracy | Gigwise



A new spanner in the works for the music industry | Gigwise

GearAndGuitars 18th September 2016 06:07 PM
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Stream Ripping: How Google/YouTube Is Slowly Killing the Music Industry - Breitbart



Stream Ripping: How Google/YouTube Is Slowly Killing the Music Industry

Whitecat 16th September 2016 09:18 AM
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Pandora is launching a new $5 ad-free service · Newswire



Pandora’s been a weird outlier in the streaming music market for years now, generally playing second fiddle to on-demand services like Spotify or Apple Music.

Whitecat 15th September 2016 10:37 PM
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Mercury prize 2016 goes to Skepta's Konnichiwa | Music | The Guardian



North-London grime artist beat the likes of David Bowie, Radiohead and The 1975 to the £25,000 prize

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