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Whitecat 2 hours ago 04:49 PM
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Spotify and Warner Music Close to Signing Deal That Would Restrict Some Releases to P



Music streaming service Spotify is close to signing a deal with Warner Music Group that would see artists under the label launch albums exclusively...

Whitecat 2 days ago 08:56 PM
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Gotye Apparently Turned Down Millions In YouTube Royalties - Stereogum



Australian musical artist Gotye had an inescapable #1 hit song in the early part of this decade, but now he's just somebody that you used to know. And according

GearAndGuitars 3 days ago 02:29 AM
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Spotify Faces $365 Million In New Copyright Infringement Claims



Spotify has just been slapped with two lawsuits from independent music publishers. Meanwhile, the threat of a major publishing lawsuit is dangling.

Whitecat 4 days ago 11:37 AM
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How Spotify's 'Fake Artist' Controversy Has Increased Tensions With Labels



As Spotify works to hammer out its final major-label licensing deal, controversy over its playlisting of songs by "fake" or pseudonymous artists has not only enraged its label partners but it could cost the streaming service at the negotiating table.

GearAndGuitars 4 days ago 05:29 AM
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Spotify Hit With Two Lawsuits Claiming "Staggering" Copyright Infringement



The plaintiffs, including a founding member of the group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, call the streaming giant's recent $43 million settlement with publishers and songwriters an "empty gesture."

Whitecat 5 days ago 06:42 PM
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What's the Best Song, According to Science?



Some songs stick to your soul like ectoplasm. Whether you’re at the club or Chuck E. Cheese, sometimes you hear a certain song that brings you back to a moment in your life you’d forgotten

Whitecat 5 days ago 04:47 PM
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'Despacito' Quickly Becomes The Most-Streamed Song Ever : The Two-Way : NPR



Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's hit, with help from the remix including Justin Bieber, has generated more than 4.6 billion plays on digital services in just over six months.

Whitecat 1 week ago 01:55 PM
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CEO Alec Ljung Pushes Back: "SoundCloud is not going away." - hypebot



Decrying the "insane amount of noise about SoundCloud" over multiple reports that the music service is running out of money. CEO and co-founder joined SoundCloud fan and artist Chance The Rapper in pushing back against the doom and gloom. His statement in full: SoundCloud is here to stay. Hey everyone,...

Whitecat 1 week ago 08:45 PM
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Juggalo March on Washington: Insane Clown Posse fans to demand end to 'gang' designat



Demonstration organised by horrorcore band and its label seeks to highlight FBI’s 2011 classification of fans, which they say has prompted discrimination

Whitecat 1 week ago 09:40 AM
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Why musicians are so angry at the world’s most popular music streaming service - Th



Labels accuse YouTube of being the biggest threat to the industry since piracy in the 2000s.

Whitecat 1 week ago 04:05 PM
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All your bass are belong to us: Soundcloud fans raid site for music amid fears of total collapse



Music hosting biz SoundCloud, having just axed 40 per cent of its staff, is now trying to ward off rumors that it will go broke in less than two months.

Whitecat 1 week ago 05:29 PM
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Are Spotify's 'fake artists' any good? | Technology | The Guardian



The streaming giant has been accused of commissioning generic instrumental music to go on its hugely popular playlists – and save it millions in royalties. We take a listen

Whitecat 1 week ago 03:51 PM
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Vanilla Ice Reveals That He Just Straight-Up Bought “Under Pressure” From Queen



Vanilla Ice got famous on the back of the monstrously huge 1990 single 'Ice Ice Baby', a song that was recorded when you could still get away with releasing rap songs with uncleared samples.

Whitecat 1 week ago 03:10 PM
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Spotify Reaches Deal With Sony Music: Sources | Billboard



After months of negotiations, Sony Music Entertainment has reached a licensing agreement with Spotify, sources tell Billboard, becoming the second major label to do so this year and paving the way for the streaming service to go public.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:50 AM
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Spotify denies filling popular playlists with 'fake artists' | Technology | The Guard



Streaming music company rejects accusations that it is padding out popular playlists such as Sleep and Ambient Chill with fake artists

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:47 AM
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Prince's Music Videos Are Back Online : The Two-Way : NPR



The Purple One's official videos for "Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," as well as three live Purple Rain-era performances, were uploaded to YouTube and Vevo Friday.

GearAndGuitars 2 weeks ago 11:14 PM
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Spotify Allegedly Creates Fake Artists to Avoid Paying Real Ones



To avoid paying out real artists their well-deserved royalty checks, Spotify has allegedly paid producers an upfront fee to create fake artists.

GearAndGuitars 2 weeks ago 04:57 AM
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SoundCloud Bankruptcy Nears: 173 People Laid Off; 2 Offices Closed



The situation at SoundCloud is quickly deteriorating. Company CEO Alex Ljung has just announced the layoff of 173 employees, with offices shutting down.

GearAndGuitars 2 weeks ago 04:47 AM
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The Streaming Problem: How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music Industry



On a website with more than 100 million active daily users, there are plenty of ways to game the system, be it for attention, or, if the streams pile up enough, profit. And the frauds cashing in on the latest hot single are hardly alone.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 06:43 PM
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Spotify Accused Of Manufacturing Fake Artists - Stereogum



According to a lengthy piece pinned to Vulture, Spotify has been reportedly paying producers to create songs under fake names. Filling its playlists with fake

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 04:08 PM
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SoundCloud will lay off 40 percent of its staff to stay afloat



SoundCloud has been having a rough go of it lately and today it told staff that 173 jobs would be cut, which amounts to nearly 40 percent of its employees. In a...

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:29 PM
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Google Is About to Kill Every Single Torrent Site



A new feature about to be unveiled on Google Chrome will cause torrent sites to lose millions, with many possibly closing their doors for good.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 03:48 PM
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'We represent them': how musicians kept the UK's attention on Grenfell | Music | The



From the big Simon Cowell charity single to a host of grassroots benefit gigs, musicians have rallied to support the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:10 AM
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MPs working on a copyright deal for post-Brexit Britain - M Magazine



Brexit has dominated our political and economic spheres for the last 12 months, raising questions about the opportunities and challenges it poses for the UK’s music industry and our creators.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:19 AM
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The final bar? How gentrification threatens America's music cities | Cities | The Gua



Austin, Nashville and New Orleans have thrived on the success of vibrant music scenes. But as rents rise and noise complaints become more common, do they risk ruining what made them famous in the first place?

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 12:14 AM
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Venue Wars Heat Up: AEG Warns Acts That Skip LA’s Staples Center Can’t Pl



After months of threats and posturing in its ongoing war with Madison Square Garden, AEG has instituted a new booking policy to protect its flagship venue in

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 11:58 PM
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How Countries Around the World Fund Music—and Why It Matters | Pitchfork



As President Trump eyes abolishing federal arts funding in the U.S., a survey of tax-supported music from Australia to Iceland reveals a complex, shifting landscape.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 05:03 PM
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Kanye West Reportedly Leaves Tidal Over Financial Dispute - Stereogum



Kanye West is one of the original "artist owners" of Tidal, but he's been chafing under the "Apple/Tidal bull****" for a while now, and TMZ reports that he's

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:30 AM
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Canada 150: Celine Dion & Shania Twain Lead Nielsen Music Canada’s Top Canadian



Canada 150: Celine Dion and Shania Twain are the biggest Canadian artists of the Nielsen Music Canada era.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:29 AM
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Canada's Supreme Court Deals Blow to Google, Win For Music | Billboard



The music industry scored a big victory in its fight against piracy after the Supreme Court of Canada ordered Google to remove illegal sites from its search engine’s results worldwide.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:26 AM
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Paul McCartney Settles Lawsuit Against Sony Over Beatles Copyrights



Musician had sought the rights to songs he wrote with John Lennon between September 1962 and "approximately June 1971"

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 05:35 PM
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New Tidal Subscribers Can’t Hear JAY-Z’s 4:44 Unless They Also Have Sprin



Last night, at midnight, JAY-Z released his intense and personal new album 4:44. As previously reported, the album is a Tidal exclusive. But it's not just a

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 12:30 PM
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Sony to start making records again 30 years after abandoning vinyl | World news | The



Factory south-west of Tokyo will be pressing records by March as demand for format surges

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:31 AM
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The xx Cancel Night + Day Festival - Stereogum



The festival economy is indeed going bust, with several large-scale music events including Canada's Pemberton and (quite notoriously) Fyre Fest abruptly

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 03:22 PM
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Official Charts Company shakes up rules to stop the Ed Sheeran effect | Music | The G



The singles chart revamp includes limiting the number of tracks per artist, aiming to adapt to the rise in streaming and showcase new music

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 05:11 PM
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Devil Hornz - Who Did It First?



Gene Simmons recently attempted to copyright the 'Devil hornz' universal Heavy Metal gesture but this week we hear that he has dropped the claim.

GearAndGuitars 4 weeks ago 05:26 AM
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Electronic Music Pioneer & CISAC President Jean-Michel Jarre: 'We're Li



One of the true pioneers of electronic music, Jean-Michel Jarre has sold over 80 million albums in a colorful 40 year career, while his live shows are legendary around the globe for their ground breaking use of technology and innovative visuals.

GearAndGuitars 4 weeks ago 05:16 AM
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Tesla Wants to Build Its Own Version of Spotify



As major record labels continue posting revenue thanks to music streaming, Tesla and Elon Musk apparently want to create their own version of Spotify.

GearAndGuitars 4 weeks ago 05:04 AM
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Spotify’s $600 Million Loss, Currency Risk and What it Means for Artists | The



Stuart Dredge over at Music Ally is reporting Spotify's losses widened to $600 million last year. * Read his article here. I just wanted to point out that some significant portion of these widening losses are due to currency swings. * March 29th 2016 Spotify announced a $1 billion US denominated convertible debt deal with…

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 10:50 AM
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Gene Simmons gives up on trying to trademark the devil horns



It looks like The Demon is throwing in the towel: The Wrap reports that Kiss frontman Gene Simmons has abandoned his plans to try to trademark the devil horns, the iconic hand gesture that Simmons claims to have invented as far back as 1974.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 10:23 PM
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In The Future, All Albums Will Be Produced By Jack Antonoff - Stereogum



A certain nervous tension arose when young New Zealand pop visionary Lorde announced that her new album Melodrama would be entirely co-produced by Jack Antonoff

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 04:28 PM
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Festivals dominated by male acts, study shows, as Glastonbury begins - BBC News



And how pop and hip hop megastars are threatening guitar music's monopoly.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 01:47 PM
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Gibson turns guitar-making into 'music lifestyle' enterprise | Miami Herald



Resting in its case on top of a desk at the corporate headquarters of the company that makes Gibson guitars is a technologically head-spinning model that Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz describes with parental pride.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 01:10 PM
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Now Apple wants to reduce royalty rate it pays record labels - Music Business Worldwi



Last year, MBW broke the news that Spotify was trying to negotiate the royalty rate it paid record labels down from 55% of revenue closer towards 50%.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 02:35 PM
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Spotify Will Soon Let You Opt Out Of Payola - Stereogum



Here's a grim new thing to consider: A reality where you have to pay money to avoid the effects of payola. As TechCrunch reports, Spotify has lately been

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 01:30 PM
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Apple Music quietly added a $99 annual subscription plan | TechCrunch



If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, chances are that you’re paying $9.99 every month, $14.99 for a family plan, or $4.99 per month if you’re a student...

Whitecat 19th June 2017 04:26 PM
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Brexit Talks Start, U.K. Entertainment Industry Hopes to Maintain Strong European Tie



Britain and the European Union on Monday started their Brexit talks in Brussels amid hopes in the U.K. entertainment industry that the split will be a soft rather than a hard one.

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