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The Press Desk 2 days ago 01:16 PM
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‘We're in a Robin Hood position’: how TV music supervisors boost new artists | Mu



Streaming services are pouring money into finding the right tracks for their shows – and sometimes, obscure is best

Whitecat 5 days ago 09:02 PM
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Lizzo hit by second plagiarism claim over No 1 hit Truth Hurts | Music | The Guardian



Producer Justin Raisen says hit single shares melody, lyrics and chords with Healthy, co-written with Lizzo – after Mina Lioness claims ‘bitch’ lyric was hers

Whitecat 6 days ago 06:34 PM
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Gary Glitter Won't Get Royalties From 'Joker,' But Studio May Remove The Controversia



A scene in the new Joker movie is soundtracked by "Rock And Roll Part 2," a 1972 song by Gary Glitter. Its inclusion has faced criticism because the British

Whitecat 1 week ago 08:35 PM
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Deafening cinema sound is ruining films, claims Hugh Grant | Film | The Guardian



Star’s complaint to Vue has provoked an outpouring of disgruntled filmgoers

Whitecat 1 week ago 08:59 PM
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Cassette tape production delayed due to global shortage of materials

While growing demand has been great for business it has also resulted in production delays

Whitecat 1 week ago 07:31 PM
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Christmas season off to a rocky start as Dollywood sued over Charlie Brown song copyr



If you’re looking for an unusually festive place to celebrate Christmas this year, may we suggest Pigeon Forge, Tennessee? The fabled home of Dollywood, named for country legend Dolly Parton, offers holiday celebrations at the Titanic museum, a Christmas In The Smokies Bluegrass Festival, breakfast with Santa, a parade of many colors, and other plentiful holly-strewn elements of Dollywood’s Smokey Mountain Christmas. These events also include dinner theatre (naturally), and that’s where the looming presence of legislation is already Grinch-ing up the place.

Whitecat 1 week ago 01:59 PM
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Why Is the World So Loud? - The Atlantic



The tech industry is producing a rising din. Our bodies can’t adapt.

Whitecat 1 week ago 09:32 AM
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HMV to open Europe's biggest entertainment store in Birmingham | Business | The Guard



HMV Vault will stock 80,000 CDs and 25,000 vinyls and host bands, DJs and screenings

Whitecat 1 week ago 09:19 PM
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Make Your Own Vinyl Records With the $1,100 Phonocut | WIRED



The Phonocut is an at-home vinyl lathe, allowing anyone with a digital audio file and a dream to cut a 10-inch record.

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:38 PM
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Labels 'nervous' about Apple Music & TV+ subscription bundle plan - rep



Some record labels are reportedly concerned about the idea of Apple potentially bundling its music streaming service and recently-announced TV+ video service for a single monthly fee.

Whitecat 1 week ago 07:20 PM
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This is where Apple Music is headed in 2020 | WIRED UK



The future of music streaming is radio, but not as we know it. Here's what next for Apple Music, according to Oliver Schusser and Zane Lowe

Whitecat 1 week ago 09:05 AM
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'It's a new golden age': Radio 3 launches video game music show | Games | The Guardia



Presenter Jessica Curry says she wants to prove it’s not all about soundtracking battle scenes – there are plenty of beautiful, relaxing sounds, too

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:37 PM
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That Music You’re Dancing To? It’s Code - The New York Times



Collectives in cities around the world are bringing computer languages to the club.

Whitecat 1 week ago 07:12 PM
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Record Store Day 'Black Friday' announced with exciting new releases

Record Store Day‘s organisers have announced a special Black Friday event, taking place next month, alongside a selection of big-name releases to mark the day.

Whitecat 1 week ago 07:20 AM
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Apple Officially Discontinues iTunes In New Mac Update - Stereogum



It’s time to bid farewell to iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:36 PM
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Emily Zamourka: Homeless singer dubbed 'subway soprano' offered record deal after vir



A homeless woman who went viral after she was filmed singing opera in a Los Angeles subway has reportedly been offered a record deal. Emily Zamourka, as she has been identified, was shown performing Puccini’s “O mio babbino caro” in a video tweeted by LAPD HQ last week.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:17 PM
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The Beatles' Abbey Road returns to number one 50 years on - BBC News



The Beatles' album sets a new record for the longest gap between appearances at number one.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 03:21 PM
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Every second counts: Why songs are getting shorter and what it means for the music bi



Shortening attention spans and streaming skip buttons have seen the average length of the biggest hits drop dramatically over the last decade. What does that mean for songwriting and the music business? Music Week investigates...

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 01:34 PM
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Profits at Spotify's UK division climbed by 95% in 2018



Profits at Spotify’s UK division jumped by more than 95% to £6.8m in 2018.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:44 PM
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No-deal Brexit may make touring Europe 'unviable' for UK artists | Music | The Guardi



Bands, theatre groups and sports clubs could be badly hit by need for visas, carnets and documents

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 12:25 PM
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YouTube Music app to replace Google Play Music on Android | Science & Tech News | Sky



Google's music streaming apps have performed much worse than those from rivals, despite Android's hold over the mobile market.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 03:37 PM
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Robert Fripp Battles With David Bowie’s Estate Over Credits – Variety



Guitarist Robert Fripp is in a dispute with David Bowie’s estate over what he feels is improper credit on the late singer’s albums.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:22 AM
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Why Are Recording Professionals Working For Free? | Headliner Magazine



Whether it’s due to doing a favour or being held to ransom, the facts don’t lie: recording professionals are not being paid for their work.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 05:14 PM
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Column: How the rise of streaming might turn Hollywood musicians into an endangered s



As streaming takes over the entertainment production world, musicians are being left behind.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:40 AM
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Led Zeppelin ordered to go back on trial in 'Stairway to Heaven' copyright



The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco overturned a 2016 jury verdict that the band did not steal any original music from a little-known 1968 track.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 08:16 PM
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The Unsolved Case of the Most Mysterious Song on the Internet – Rolling Stone



Twelve years. Thousands of hours of sleuthing. No answers. On the hunt for the three most enigmatic minutes of music.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 12:34 PM
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Beloved BB King 'Lucille' guitar sells for $280,000 at auction | Music | The Guardian



Auction of items from blues guitarist’s estate totals $1.3m, with prize item a prototype Gibson guitar that was stolen and later returned

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:37 PM
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Vinyl Is Poised to Outsell CDs For the First Time Since 1986 – Rolling Stone



If current growth trends continue, the revenue generated by record sales is likely to surpass the revenue generated by CDs.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 04:09 PM
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Producers are losing millions in royalties every year – here's what you can do abou



A lack of data, information, and will has left electronic music producers lagging way behind their commercial counterparts.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 07:28 AM
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Pollstar Makes Case for Metallica as "Biggest All-Time Touring Band" | Cons



Metallica just might be the "world's biggest touring act," at least according to a new breakdown by concert trade publication Pollstar.

Whitecat 13th September 2019 07:00 PM
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"Changes are overdue": Coldplay's Chris Martin spearheads UK Music drive fo



Coldplay's Chris Martin has joined forces with UK Music to spearhead its campaign to end discrimination against self-employed parents in the music industry. You can find out all the details here...

Whitecat 12th September 2019 11:45 PM
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The Music Biz Will Split From California If The New ‘Gig Law’ Sticks, Warn Artist



The music biz will check out of the Hotel California if Gov. Newsom signs the controversial “gig economy” bill, warn music industry groups who say they hit a wall in negotiations with the musicians’ union.

Whitecat 12th September 2019 04:00 PM
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Spotify Acquires Music Production Marketplace SoundBetter | Hollywood Reporter



Audio streaming giant Spotify Technology has acquired SoundBetter, a music and audio production and collaboration marketplace, for an undisclosed price tag, saying: "As we build out our tools for creators, we want to give them the resources they need to thrive."

Whitecat 11th September 2019 03:49 PM
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Esthero Protests Streaming Royalties In The Middle Of Her New Song - Stereogum



The Canada-born, LA-based singer and songwriter Esthero has been making music steadily since the late-'90s trip-hop era. She's worked with André 3000, Timbaland

Whitecat 7th September 2019 06:24 PM
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Text-Only NPR.org : The Many Requirements Of Hold Music, A Genre For No One

Someone is late for the conference call, so the music starts. "Well, I've been sitting here all day," the song begins, sort of croony, with a vaguely country affect — the kind of opening that leads you to expect there is, somewhere, an ex-lover who probably isn't coming back. A certain variety of pining. But then, a few bars in, a turn: "Yes I'm waiting on this conference call, all alone. And I'm on hold, yes I'm on hold... I hope it's not all day, ey!"

Whitecat 4th September 2019 12:22 PM
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UK Music CEO warns no-deal Brexit could make touring 'unviable' - MUSIC:ED



Michael Dugher highlights growing concerns that the impact of a no-deal Brexit could make touring potentially unviable for many in the UK live music industry.

Whitecat 4th September 2019 11:19 AM
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Icelandic Artist Royalties No Longer Subject to Income Tax – Iceland Review



Revenue from copyrighted material will now be taxed as capital gains in Iceland, and therefore not subject to income tax, RÚV reports.

Whitecat 1st September 2019 09:05 AM
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Report: Historic lost tapes from Allen Toussaint's studio found at Los Angeles flea m



Hundreds of historic reel-to-reel tapes from Allen Toussaint’s Sea-Saint Recording Studio that were taken out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina ended up at a California flea market, the Los

Whitecat 1st September 2019 08:12 AM
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The coming death of just about every rock legend



Rock music isn't dead, but it's barely hanging on.

This is true in at least two senses.

Whitecat 25th August 2019 11:07 AM
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The sound systems of Notting Hill carnival: 'I'll stop when I can't walk' | Culture |



With customised speakers pumping out earthquaking bass, sound systems are the booming heart of carnival. A selection of operators talk about 50 years of playing records from reggae to grime. Plus: a map of the sounds at this year’s event

Whitecat 23rd August 2019 10:28 PM
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Hasbro Now Owns Death Row Records - Stereogum



In a wild turn of events, Death Row Records is now owned by Hasbro, the gargantuan toy and board game company that is behind My Little Pony, Furby, Monopoly, G.

Whitecat 22nd August 2019 09:38 PM
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Will merch save or doom the music industry?



Taylor Swift, BTS, and Travis $cott have followed Kanye West in the merch race—and it’s only the beginning.

Whitecat 22nd August 2019 12:46 AM
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Taylor Swift Confirms Plans To Re-Record Her Masters Following Scooter Braun Deal - S



Taylor Swift has a plan to get her masters back. In clips from an interview with Tracy Smith on CBS Sunday Morning, the music superstar revealed that she

Whitecat 20th August 2019 08:18 PM
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Battle monsters at a Korn concert in the pinnacle of video game experiences



Back in February, the EDM producer Marshmello held a live, in-game concert in Fortnite. Depending on your point of view (and, let’s be honest, age) this was either a monumental convergence of two massive bits of cultural phenomena, or absolutely bewildering. Certainly there is something intriguing about the idea of a live performance from a real-world artist held in a shared online space, so what if, instead of a DJ whose main rival is a chicken restaurant and a game for shrieking children, there was a similar experience for mature, refined adults? What if Korn played a live show in an obscure MMORPG that’s only available on mobile and PC?

Whitecat 20th August 2019 07:05 PM
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Do traditional album cycles help or hinder artists? Two NME writers fight it out

The traditional album cycle of releasing an album every couple of years, then touring it, is no longer the norm; but is this a good thing?

Whitecat 20th August 2019 06:52 PM
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Neil Young’s Lonely Quest to Save Music - The New York Times



He says low-quality streaming is hurting our songs and our brains. Is he right?

Whitecat 20th August 2019 04:48 PM
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'It's an act of defiance': the rise of all-female festival lineups | Music | The Guar



Major music festivals such as Reading and Leeds continue to feature mostly male artists, but a number of events are fighting back by removing men from the billing altogether

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