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Whitecat 2 hours ago 10:08 AM
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 18 hours ago 06:04 PM
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 2 days ago 02:57 AM
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 2 days ago 02:44 AM
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 3 days ago 12:29 PM
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 4 days ago 03:42 PM
'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 1 week ago 10:49 AM
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 1 week ago 07:37 PM
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 1 week ago 01:25 PM
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 1 week ago 09:00 AM
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 1 week ago 10:41 AM
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 1 week ago 12:18 PM
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 1 week ago 11:06 AM
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 1 week ago 07:23 PM
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 2 weeks ago 11:08 PM
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 2 weeks ago 01:04 PM
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 2 weeks ago 06:37 PM
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 2 weeks ago 12:18 PM
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 2 weeks ago 12:00 PM
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 2 weeks ago 02:19 AM
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 2 weeks ago 12:03 AM
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 3 weeks ago 10:03 PM
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 3 weeks ago 06:15 PM
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 3 weeks ago 10:50 AM
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 3 weeks ago 10:57 PM
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 3 weeks ago 02:43 PM
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 4 weeks ago 09:55 PM
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 4 weeks ago 04:37 PM
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 4 weeks ago 03:51 PM
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 4 weeks ago 10:59 PM
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 4 weeks ago 09:52 PM
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 4 weeks ago 03:25 AM
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 4 weeks ago 10:18 PM
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 4 weeks ago 10:11 PM
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 4 weeks ago 10:09 PM
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 4 weeks ago 11:15 AM
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 4 weeks ago 11:14 AM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Whitecat 15th September 2016 04:25 PM
Now That's What I Call Streaming … Major labels plan cut-rate hits feed | Business

Universal and Sony plan app streaming playlists of hits for £4.99 a month to plug gap between free, ad-based services and premium subscriptions

Whitecat 14th September 2016 04:32 PM
Spotify Reaches Over 40 Million Paying Subscribers, Continues to Outpace Apple Music

Spotify has announced that it now has over 40 million paying subscribers as of this month, meaning that it has added some 10 million subscribers...

Whitecat 14th September 2016 04:17 PM
Apple's Phil Schiller says the biggest criticism of removing the headphone jack i

BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski has a big story diving into Apple’s decision to kill the headphone jack, which is definitely worth a read. Basically, the company’s decision boiled down to letting go of...

Whitecat 14th September 2016 01:15 PM
See further down the article for a note about giving musicians the power to renegotiate rights deals they feel are unfair.

Publishers May Get Paid for Web News as EU Swipes at Google - Bloomberg

Newspaper publishers would get the right to curb the online use of their content, allowing them to demand payment from Google News and other sites that use clips of their articles, under new European Union draft copyright rules published Wednesday.

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