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Whitecat 10th January 2020 10:44 AM
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Mariah Carey Breaks Record, Falls Off Hot 100 From No. 1 - MTV



The 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' singer jokes that it was all 'worth it'

Whitecat 7th January 2020 08:07 PM
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Domino, Matador, 4AD and more change distributor amid vinyl delays



Several indie labels have parted ways with Warner Music Group’s Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) following reports of vinyl shipment delays

Whitecat 6th January 2020 02:12 PM
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Lost in muzak: how ambient became cool | Music | The Guardian



Leeds nightclub’s listening sessions and a slew of new and re-releases reflect revived interest in the genre

Whitecat 4th January 2020 12:25 AM
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Mystery of Rolling Stones tracks posted briefly on YouTube | Music | The Guardian



Vintage recordings may have been published in attempt to extend copyright protection

Whitecat 3rd January 2020 04:37 PM
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Chopped and screwed? How studio leaks are creating a new DIY rap music | Music | The



Making new songs from a favourite rapper’s offcuts has delighted fans and angered artists. But is it so very far from hip-hop’s roots?

Whitecat 2nd January 2020 05:44 PM
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Streaming now accounts for 80 percent of the US music market



Streaming has completely reshaped the face of the music industry over the last decade, with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music proving to be overwhelmingly popular with music fans.

Whitecat 1st January 2020 11:01 PM
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Music cassette sales follow vinyl with demand hitting a 15-year high - Mirror Online



Music industry body the BPI said UK cassette sales reached 80,404 last year (2019), the highest annual figure since the just over 100,000 in 2004

Whitecat 31st December 2019 04:49 PM
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Universal Music sells €3bn stake to Chinese company Tencent | Business | The Guardi



Parent company Vivendi to offload 10% stake with more deals likely amid music revival

Whitecat 27th December 2019 03:49 AM
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Country music’s women, from the Highwomen to Pistol Annies, are uniting against sexism



In 2019, every one of the genre’s major female headliners assembled all-women concert bills.

Whitecat 22nd December 2019 06:16 PM
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Discovery Networks Corners Composers in Music Royalties Battle – Variety



Discovery Networks corners composers in royalties battle with music makers decrying new contract provisions as “evil."

Whitecat 18th December 2019 10:11 AM
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Berlin’s love of techno has turned it into a music startup powerhouse | WIRED UK



Berlin puts the techno into music technology startups, thanks to its long association with clubbing culture and electronics for DJs

Whitecat 16th December 2019 07:55 PM
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Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Hits No. 1 on Billboa



It's the first holiday hit to reign since "The Chipmunk Song" in 1958-59.

Whitecat 16th December 2019 11:09 AM
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'How I became a secret daytime DJ' - BBC News



Moey Hassan describes how "daytimers" became the big thing for South Asian teens in 1980s Bradford.

Whitecat 14th December 2019 12:19 AM
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Taylor Swift blasts 'toxic male privilege' during Woman Of The Decade speech - BBC Ne



The star dispenses with platitudes as she accepts Billboard's woman of the decade award.

Whitecat 13th December 2019 07:51 PM
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YouTube Videos Will Now Count Toward Billboard 200 Chart - Stereogum



Video and audio data from YouTube, along with visual plays from several music streaming services, will soon be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart, it

Whitecat 12th December 2019 12:09 AM
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Netflix Announces Drama Series About Spotify - Stereogum



The story of one streaming service is coming to another streaming service. Today, Netflix has announced a new, as-yet untitled scripted drama series about the

Whitecat 10th December 2019 01:15 PM
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Chris Cornell's widow sues Soundgarden for trying to take control of unreleased recor



According to Rolling Stone, Vicky Cornell is suing Soundgarden members Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, and Ben Shepherd, as well as manager Rit Venerus, for allegedly withholding royalties from a series of recording that her husband—Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell—made before he died in 2017. Apparently, Chris Cornell made seven “recordings” of some sort in 2017, and Vicky Cornell agreed to hand them over to the other members of Soundgarden with the stipulation that the band would keep her in the loop about a “possible album marketing strategy” and that any potential release would involve only “trusted producers.”

Whitecat 10th December 2019 09:10 AM
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Did the 2010s really see the death of the album? | Louder



Did the 2010s really usher in the death of the album, or was it simply a case of artists adapting to the precarious world around them? We examine the last decade in music and weigh up what bands might have to do to thrive in music's next chapter

Whitecat 9th December 2019 02:13 PM
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Harassment and bias still major issues for women in music, says study | Dazed



As shesaid.so and InChorus release findings on music industry issues, we speak to women who have dealt with comments, encounters, and discrimination firsthand

Whitecat 8th December 2019 09:41 PM
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Shush... and enjoy the music: how listening bars have hit the right note | Music | Th



After slow food and mindfulness, the latest trend is to attend an event with high-end sound systems

Whitecat 6th December 2019 09:02 AM
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Spotify Wrapped: users alarmed by their own listening habits | Culture | The Guardian



Streaming service gave subscribers a look back at their entire decade of music consumption

Whitecat 6th December 2019 01:28 AM
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Who’s Hacking Your Spotify? - The New York Times



Spotify is bringing people together in an unusual way.

Whitecat 5th December 2019 10:04 AM
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'Death metal rarely works': how restaurateurs choose the perfect dinner playlist | Fo



There has never been a greater awareness of how music can affect our mood. Little wonder restaurants are employing consultants to select music for their diners

Whitecat 4th December 2019 08:56 AM
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Apple announces first ever Apple Music Awards - Apple



The Apple Music Awards celebrate the best and boldest musicians of 2019 and the enormous impact they have had on global culture this year.

Whitecat 3rd December 2019 08:20 PM
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Spotify top songs: Most streamed songs list released by Spotify toda



Hip-hop star Drake brought home the crown for the most-streamed artist of the decade.

Whitecat 1st December 2019 11:54 AM
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'I made excuses': music industry frets over becoming carbon neutral | Music | The Gua



Coldplay and Massive Attack have pledged more environmentally sound tours this week – but given the financial and artistic importance of touring, the industry faces tough challenges

Whitecat 29th November 2019 11:10 PM
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Why fans want constant ‘content’ from their musical heroes – even in the afterlife



Music from late stars such as Mac Miller and Lil Peep prove that younger audiences don’t share the same reservations over posthumous releases

Whitecat 28th November 2019 08:41 AM
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Marc Jacobs Countersues Nirvana Over Smiley Face Design - Stereogum



Marc Jacobs has doubts that Kurt Cobain created a smiley face design that is the subject of an ongoing legal fight. On Tuesday, via counterclaims against

Whitecat 26th November 2019 08:14 AM
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Universal Says It Owes Artists Nothing for Fire That Destroyed Masters



LOS ANGELES (CN) – An attorney for Universal Music Group told a federal judge Monday that artists seeking a cut of an insurance settlement from a 2008 fire that destroyed their master recordings have no stake in the matter since recordings belong solely to the label.

Whitecat 23rd November 2019 07:20 PM
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Why Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun’s bad blood may reshape the industry | Music | T



The singer’s dispute with the new owner of Big Machine Records over her first six albums challenges who owns what in the industry

Whitecat 22nd November 2019 08:14 PM
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Why the music industry blow-out era imploded | Music | The Guardian



From Katy Perry’s big shiny lorry to Lady Gaga’s flying dress, the final months of the year were known for opulent album launches. So why has pop now become so frugal?

Whitecat 20th November 2019 10:03 PM
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Value of UK's live music scene hits record high | Business | The Guardian



Report reveals live music is worth £1.1bn to Uk economy with industry as a whole put at £5.2bn

Whitecat 20th November 2019 07:04 PM
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Apple launching 'Apple Music for Business' to provide music to retail stores



Apple Music is now partnering with businesses to play music at retail stores.

Whitecat 20th November 2019 06:32 PM
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2020 Grammy Production Nominations Announced - ProSoundNetwork.com



Los Angeles, CA (November 20, 2019)—Nominations for the 2020 (62nd) GRAMMY Awards, including production, engineering, mixing, remixing and mastering categories, have been announced.

Whitecat 19th November 2019 08:52 PM
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David Gilmour in legal fight with composer of French SNCF train jingle | Music | The



Michaël Boumendil has appealed court decision to throw out his case against the Pink Floyd guitarist for alleged misuse music

Whitecat 19th November 2019 02:06 PM
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Drunk Dial: Meet the Portland label getting bands drunk in the studio

The sleeve notes on a Drunk Dial release are pretty different from your usual credits: “These songs were recorded drunk on small-batch mezcal, a case of beer, endless weed and plenty of psilocybin mushrooms”.

Whitecat 18th November 2019 01:51 PM
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TikTok owner ByteDance plans to launch music streaming: FT



TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co Ltd is in talks with big music labels - Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music - for global licensing deals to include their songs on its new music subscription service, according to the Financial Times.

Whitecat 17th November 2019 11:27 PM
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The Mainstreaming Of EDM And The Precipitous Drop That Followed

So when did EDM — the U.S. record-biz term for electronic dance music's early-2010s commercial surge through Avicii, Deadmau5, Skrillex and a number of new festivals — "die," anyway? At the height of its powers, naturally.

Whitecat 17th November 2019 08:09 PM
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Hit factories: 10 cities where UK pop history was made | Travel | The Guardian



From Van Morrison’s birthplace to the venues where the Who and the Specials made seminal live records, these often forgotten locations all have a great backstory to tell

Whitecat 15th November 2019 08:26 PM
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Taylor Swift sics fans on Scooter Braun, The Carlyle Group



We’ve spent a lot of time and energy over the last few years trying to parse the evolution (or whatever you want to call it) of fandom, as passions, parasocial relationships, and good-old-fashioned “being a dick” have all collided in the constantly mutating cauldron that is the internet, often with wholly unpredictable results. But while we’ve often been able to measure the knock-on effects that these kinds of heightened attachments can have on performers, projects, and just people caught in the crossfire, it’s been rare to gauge the full firepower that a fully mobilized fandom of sufficiently active followers can have on a target, especially one normally divorced from all but the most bloodless of concerns.

Whitecat 12th November 2019 02:08 PM
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Whitecat 9th November 2019 11:02 PM
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Back in the loop: why cassette tapes became fashionable again | Music | The Guardian



Magnetic ribbon for format once the preserve of police interviews is in short supply

Whitecat 9th November 2019 05:46 PM
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Madonna Sued by Fans Over Late Concert Start Times | Consequence of Sound



Several Madonna fans have joined forces to sue the pop singer over the start times for her "Madame X Tour"

Whitecat 8th November 2019 12:31 PM
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When a Guitar Lesson Becomes Controversial | OZY



In the smartphone era, anyone who dreams of being a rock star can download instructional apps such as Yousician, ChordBank and Fender Play, or spin up any number of YouTube tutorials on how to cover the classics and look the part doing it.

Whitecat 8th November 2019 10:58 AM
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Tegan And Sara Shut Down Warner Records Merch Site Due To “Unacceptable”



Tegan and Sara are pulling the plug on their Warner Records merchandise site, citing a "huge backlog" on orders that they claim is affecting all of the label's

Whitecat 8th November 2019 10:33 AM
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Spotify's music upload deadline for the holiday period - RouteNote Blog



This holiday period make sure that your music makes it live in time for the new year and festivities and upload before Spotify’s deadline.

Whitecat 7th November 2019 10:47 PM
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Children in Need boss 'saddened' by charity album's chart exclusion - BBC News



A charity album featuring Jodie Whittaker and Olivia Colman is removed from the main UK album chart.

Whitecat 6th November 2019 10:52 PM
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Deezer launches dedicated podcast feature | Digital | Music Week



The new feature helps audio fans quickly discover relevant podcasts, radio and specialised talk content.

Whitecat 3rd November 2019 11:28 AM
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Kanye West's $55 Sunday Service brunch draws Fyre Fest comparisons

Kanye West‘s Sunday Service has come under fire after images of an extremely paltry-looking brunch, reportedly selling for $55 a plate, were posted on social media.

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