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Whitecat 10 hours ago 04:26 PM
Coke made a label that doubles as a wristband for music festivals

Coke is partnering with Romanian music festivals

Whitecat 11 hours ago 03:26 PM
Why Do Amusement Parks Still Crank Songs From The '80s? : All Songs Considered : NPR

Everything changes — except theme-park playlists, where REO Speedwagon, Journey and Supertramp have never gone out of style. Why is that, exactly?

Whitecat 1 day ago 11:02 PM
Don't Worry, Your MP3s Are Safe: A Frank Discussion On The Future Of A Format : The R

The survival of the MP3 is more complicated than the lapse of a patent and its marketplace by its inventors. A wide-ranging discussion with professor Jonathan Sterne helps us unpack its implications.

Whitecat 1 day ago 12:24 PM
Spotify hopes going public will cement streaming as music's future | Technology | The

As music industry celebrates second straight year of growth, service hopes to buck trend of tech industry disappointments on Wall Street

Whitecat 1 day ago 10:56 AM
Spotify Settles Class Action Lawsuits Filed By David Lowery And Melissa Ferrick With

Spotify has reached a settlement with a group of songwriters who had sued for copyright infringement, eliminating an potential complication to the public

Whitecat 4 days ago 09:19 AM
PayPal sues Pandora over similar logo | New York Post

Pandora’s logo change isn’t music to PayPal’s ears. The digital-payment company says Pandora’s big blue “P,” unveiled in October, damages its...

Whitecat 4 days ago 08:23 AM
DJ Shadow: 'Music has never been worth less, and yet sampling has never been more ris

In Australia for a ‘block party’ curated by the Avalanches at the Sydney Opera House, the pioneering DJ spoke about the evolving challenges of his craft

Whitecat 4 days ago 08:15 AM
Guildford Spectrum and Woking Leisure Centre have dropped music contracts and people

One disgruntled customer says they think teachers will leave and classes will be "miserable"
A very local issue in the U.K. at the moment but may be symptomatic of something greater...
GearAndGuitars 5 days ago 10:27 PM
Piracy is theft - Tech News | The Star Online

Illegal streaming may be convenient, but at the end of the day, it is still illegal.

GearAndGuitars 6 days ago 03:59 AM
How the Internet financially kills musicians and other artists - The Washington Post

Jonathan Taplin says hope of digital democratization is now dominance by a powerful few.

GearAndGuitars 1 week ago 07:10 AM
A Leaked Financial Report Shows Spotify's Losses More Than Doubling

Ahead of their long-awaited IPO, a leaked financial report given to investors show that Spotify's losses continue growing.

Whitecat 1 week ago 08:26 PM
How and Why Has "Mr Brightside" Never Left the UK Charts? - Noisey


An Important Roundtable Discussion.

GearAndGuitars 1 week ago 02:21 AM
If Only Artists and Managers Had Listened To Us : Spotify Per Stream Rates Keep Dropp

We hate to say we told ya so, but... Below is our post from September 2015. Two years ago we predicted the inevitable truth of the all you can eat Spotify subcription model. Like many of our predictions and proposals (example; windowing titles) we've had to wait for the industry to catch up to us.…

GearAndGuitars 1 week ago 02:20 AM
Exclusive Report: Spotify Artist Payments Are Declining In 2017, Data Shows

As Spotify prepares for their IPO, they may have forgotten one thing: artist payouts. A new chart shows that musicians are earning less on the service.

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:23 AM
Pirates pirate Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and demand ransom from Disney - The Verge

Hackers claim to have stolen the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film and are demanding that Disney pay a ransom or else have it released online, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline. ...

Whitecat 1 week ago 09:44 AM
PWR BTTM’s music is being pulled from digital stores and streaming services

A few days ago, indie rock band PWR BTTM was dropped from its label after sexual assault allegations against member Ben Hopkins began to surface.

GearAndGuitars 1 weeks ago 03:19 AM
For Sale: Pandora Internet Radio (Serious Offers Only)

After losing nearly $750 million, Pandora Radio received a $150 million investment. However, as losses mount, will anyone purchase the company?

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:31 AM
Famous Hollywood recording studio Grandmaster Recorders sold for redevelopment - LA T

Legendary Hollywood recording studio Grandmaster Recorders to become restaurant

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 01:28 AM
‘It’s two hit songs then off’ – artists fight festivals’ shorter sets | Mus

Insiders say ‘stack ’em high’ formula of packing as many bands in as possible is driving performers away

GearAndGuitars 2 weeks ago 05:23 AM
BPI and IFPI slam Google-commissioned report claiming YouTube is not bad for biz |

The new report suggests that YouTube is not having a negative impact on the music industry, stating “without YouTube, 85% of time spent listening to it would be lost or shifted to lower or similar value channels”.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:31 AM
Apple is bringing iTunes to the Windows Store - The Verge

Apple is planning to bring its iTunes desktop app to the Windows Store. In a surprise announcement at the Build developer event today, Microsoft revealed it has been working with Apple to get...

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:05 PM
Universal Demands Cancellation Of $30 Million Deal With Prince Estate - Stereogum

Universal Music Group has demanded that its $31 million deal with the Prince estate involving the late icon's recorded-music catalog be canceled and the money

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 06:40 PM
The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators : The Record : NPR

The MP3 upended the way the world receives and hears music, for better and for worse. Now it's dead.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:27 PM
Canadians want crackdown on ticket reselling and bots: poll - Manitoba - CBC News

Canadians are fed up with ticket resellers and want the government to make the practice illegal, a new poll by Angus Reid Institute suggests.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:32 PM
How Is Pandora Doing? Well, It's Tough Out There : The Record : NPR

The Internet radio (and now on-demand streaming) service has $150 million coming from a private equity firm, as long as nobody wants to buy it for a fair price.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:03 AM
Amazon moves into UK live music starting with Blondie London gig | Business | The Gua

US company to expand music strategy with Prime Live Events, in latest move to attract subscribers

GearAndGuitars 2 weeks ago 05:49 PM
SoundCloud Is Going Bankrupt & There's Nothing You Can Do About It | DMN

As a way to bring in new users, SoundCloud is quietly offering its Go+ service for three months at the low, low price of $1.

GearAndGuitars 3 weeks ago 01:18 AM
Napster, Spotify and the Fall of the 'Middle-Class Musician' | Rolling Stone

An excerpt from Jonathan Taplin's 'Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy'

GearAndGuitars 3 weeks ago 01:15 AM
The Last Songwriter Depicts Fate of Composers in the Digital Age | CMT

The Last Songwriter, a documentary that made its debut last week at the Nashville Film Festival, does not present quite as dire a picture as its title suggests, but it does depict the fate of composers working in the digital age.

GearAndGuitars 3 weeks ago 01:12 AM
The Reports Of The Record Industry's Rebirth Are Greatly Exaggerated | The Quietus

Last week the major labels were all over the media shouting excitedly about new positive streaming figures. But, points out Eamonn Forde, the reality is far from rosy - especially for those artists tQ loves.

GearAndGuitars 3 weeks ago 01:06 AM
The rise of the very short song | The Outline

The radio used to determine how artists made music. Streaming is changing everything.
Short Songs = More Plays. More Plays = More Money.
Whitecat 3 weeks ago 04:49 PM
Can’t help falling in price: why Elvis memorabilia is plummeting in value | Music |

As the King’s fans die of old age, and their collections hit the second-hand market, vintage Elvis records have never been cheaper

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 03:42 PM
Lazy Sundays in one of Amsterdam's great record shops | Travel | The Guardian

‘At Concerto you accidentally find records in the same way that John Peel used to present his radio show,’ says techno DJ Dave Clarke

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 03:12 PM
Spotify adds QR-like codes for quick music sharing

Spotify is rolling out a new feature to its mobile apps that offers a new way to instantly stream music or share songs with friends nearby.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 11:33 AM
Adele earned £40m last year, says Sunday Times Rich List - BBC News

The singer made £40m last year, taking her fortune to £125m, the Sunday Times Rich List says.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 11:01 AM
The Eagles sue Hotel California | Reuters

The Eagles have filed a lawsuit accusing the owners of a Mexico hotel of using the name "Hotel California," arguably the band's most famous song, without permission.

GearAndGuitars 3 weeks ago 05:37 PM
Kickass Torrents to be blocked Australia-wide within weeks - CNET

The Australian Federal Court has ordered the country's ISPs to block Kickass Torrents, but just how many different domains will they have to chase down?

GearAndGuitars 3 weeks ago 05:36 PM
Spotify Finally Caves And Begins Allowing Major Record Labels To 'Window' New

Sorry free listeners, you're going to have to wait to hear that new album everybody's talking about.

GearAndGuitars 3 weeks ago 05:33 PM
Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act Passes Congress Overwhelming

[UPDATED] HR 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, has passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a roll call vote with 378 for and 48 against. Little opposition is expected in the Republican controlled Senate and President Trump is expected to sign the law. The Register of...

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 01:53 PM
Don't Hire Me. Hire A Female Composer Instead : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

The number of female composers represented in the programming at America's top orchestras is dismal — less than 2 percent. Guest essayist Mohammed Fairouz proposes one provocative solution.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 01:41 PM
The Most Expensive Record Never Sold: Discogs, Billy Yeager And The $18,000 Hoax That

The story of a mysterious Florida musician, fake identities and the record-breaking sale of a rare album that might not actually exist.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:24 AM
Eminem sues New Zealand governing party over Lose Yourself - BBC News

The US rapper says the National Party used a song which sounded like his award-winning Lose Yourself.

GearAndGuitars 3 weeks ago 05:15 AM
Report claims premium-windowing is on the way for Spotify

Spotify’s latest round of licensing negotiations with major labels is bringing the prospect of premium-windowing for high-profile albums closer.

GearAndGuitars 3 weeks ago 04:56 AM
Record labels win fight to block music piracy websites |

Record labels have won against internet service providers to have piracy websites blocked but will have to pay $50 per domain name.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 02:27 PM
Apple Music reportedly strikes deal with popular social media app | 9t

According to a new report from Recode, Apple has agreed to a partnership with popular music video app The partnership will see Apple Music supply the song clips in the application, which allows users to create their own videos singing along to popular songs.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 11:44 AM
Spotify reportedly planning its own music hardware device

Spotify is planning a new hardware device, according to a job listing at the company.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 09:44 AM
How streaming saved the music: global industry revenues hit £12bn | Business | The G

Second year of growth after recording 40% decline over previous 15 years, with streaming hailed as revitalising sector

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 09:05 AM
New Doritos Bags Play Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Soundtrack - Stereogum

The biggest issue with eating chips is that you have to listen to your accompanying music through an external source, as opposed to directly via the bag itself.

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