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Whitecat 14 hours ago 12:44 PM
Radiohead launch online 'public library' to let fans stream rare EPs for th

Radiohead have launched their very own 'public library', which will act as an online archive of the band's vast material.

Whitecat 2 days ago 01:45 PM
Top of the flops: is streaming rendering the charts obsolete? | Music | The Guardian

Record companies might disagree, but exclusives, eligibility algorithms, bundling and ‘streaming farms’ are threatening to ruin the Top 40

Whitecat 3 days ago 02:19 AM
Rush Music Streams Surge 776% in U.S. After Death of Drummer Neil Peart

In the days following the death of Rush drummer Neil Peart, streams of the band’s songs surged by 776% in the U.S., according to initial reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Whitecat 3 days ago 12:33 AM
Slipknot's Corey Taylor calls out streaming services for low paying royalties

Slipknot's Corey Taylor has called out streaming services for paying "less than pennies" when it comes to*dishing out royalties.

Whitecat 3 days ago 11:43 AM
The future's oranje: Dutch bands embrace their own language | World news | The Guardi

As revellers head to the Noorderslag festival, more artists are finding success with their native tongue – at home and abroad

Whitecat 3 days ago 08:43 AM
Grammys boss Deborah Dugan removed only 10 days before ceremony

Grammys boss Deborah Dugan has been placed on leave only 10 days before the prestigious ceremony

Whitecat 4 days ago 05:34 PM
Pet Sounds: Spotify is making playlists for your furry friends – but do they care?

Spotify's latest feature creates special playlists for the loveable animal in your life – but are they any good?

Whitecat 4 days ago 09:03 AM
Rock Hall 2020: The Year Synthesizers Won - Rolling Stone

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acts Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Notorious B.I.G., and Whitney Houston usher in a new era of synthesized music

Whitecat 6 days ago 09:35 PM
Yamaha Warns People Not To Hide In Instrument Cases Like Carlos Ghosn - Stereogum

A couple weeks ago, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn escaped trial in Japan by hiding himself away in an exceptionally large Yamaha audio equipment box. The Wall Street

Whitecat 6 days ago 08:48 PM
Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' case is "inhibiting the work of songwri

Musicologists have come to the aid of Katy Perry in her 'Dark Horse' copyright case where it was ruled she plagiarised rapper Flame's 'Joyful Noise'.

Whitecat 6 days ago 10:46 AM
HMV could close 10 stores if new rent plans fall through

HMV may have to close up to 10 stores by the end of January if plans to negotiate cheaper rents fall through, a spokesperson for the chain has confirmed.

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:50 PM
This year's male-dominated Brit awards have an issue with women | Music | The Guardia

Only one British female artist has been nominated out of 25 available slots in mixed-gender categories. It’s indicative of a wider industry problem

Whitecat 1 week ago 07:54 PM
Giorgio Moroder Is Designing Engine Sounds to Combat the Quiet of EVs – Robb Re

Legendary musician and producer Giorgio Moroder has designed the sound that will when FPT Industrial's electric motors start.

Whitecat 1 week ago 07:38 PM
Abbey Road Was The Best-Selling Vinyl Of The Decade - Stereogum

People are still coming together right now over the Beatles. As 2019 drew to a close, so did the entire decade, and according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data's 2019

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:44 AM
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 1 week ago 08:07 PM
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 2 weeks ago 02:12 PM
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 2 weeks ago 12:25 AM
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 2 weeks ago 04:37 PM
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 2 weeks ago 05:44 PM
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 2 weeks ago 11:01 PM
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 2 weeks ago 04:49 PM
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 3 weeks ago 03:49 AM
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 4 weeks ago 06:16 PM
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 4 weeks ago 10:11 AM
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
Harassment and bias still major issues for women in music, says study | Dazed

As 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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2020 Grammy Production Nominations Announced -

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
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

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