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Whitecat 1 day ago 02:17 PM
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Listeners and stars up in arms as BBC Sounds app backfires | Media | The Guardian



Flaws in replacement for iPlayer radio service attract a deluge of complaints

Whitecat 2 days ago 09:50 PM
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Ticket resale company 'determined to sit outside the law' - BBC News



Viagogo insists it has improved its practices but campaigners say it is failing to comply with the law.

Whitecat 2 days ago 08:06 PM
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Rappers Skengdo and AM breached injunction by performing drill music - BBC News



Skengdo and AM breached a gang injunction by performing music which "incited violence", police say.

Whitecat 2 days ago 03:19 PM
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Once upon a time … British pop stars top the charts as children’s authors | UK ne



Numerous comedians have shown they have the magic touch with bedtime stories: now it appears to be the musicians’ turn

Whitecat 2 days ago 01:43 PM
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Spotify’s first piece of hardware will be a $100 music player for your car



Spotify is setting its sights on your car as the target for the music streaming giant’s first hardware device.

Whitecat 2 days ago 01:38 PM
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Viagogo releases data showing huge scale of ticket touting | Money | The Guardian



Website publishes details of small firms and sole traders who are vastly inflating prices

Whitecat 2 days ago 02:05 AM
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Fyre Festival: Inside the world's biggest festival flop - BBC News



A new documentary sheds light on what allegedly went on behind the scenes at the disastrous Fyre Festival.

Whitecat 3 days ago 10:04 PM
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Woodstock Will Return This Summer, For Its 50th Anniversary : NPR



Will peace, love and music be back? One of the original organizers of the iconic 1969 event is putting together a new three-day festival, which will take place in August in upstate New York.

Whitecat 3 days ago 11:39 AM
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To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet - The New York Time



A team in Cremona, Italy, wants to preserve every note from the world’s finest instruments before they become too fragile to play. But perfect recordings need silence. Lots of it.

Whitecat 4 days ago 09:14 AM
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Female Composers Are Trying to Break Film’s Sound Barrier - The New York Times



They’re rarely hired to score movies, even female superhero films like “Wonder Women 1984.” Some in the field are trying to change that.

Whitecat 5 days ago 08:26 PM
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Viagogo briefly discloses details of touts before deadline | Money | The Guardian



Website has been ordered to publish full details of sellers by midnight on Thursday

Whitecat 6 days ago 09:51 PM
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Michael Beinhorn Wants to Bring Back the Art of Preproduction | L.A. Weekly



Acclaimed producer Michael Beinhorn has worked with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Hole, Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson, Mew, Social Distortion and Ozzy Osbourne, and he's launched a new preproduction service. We chatted with him about it all.

Whitecat 6 days ago 12:21 AM
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A Boogie's 'Hoodie SZN' Hits #1 With Only 823 Copies Sold - Stereogum



Last week, our Tom Breihan posted a scathing review of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's generic new album Hoodie SZN. This week, the album has moved past 21 Savage's I

Whitecat 1 week ago 09:49 PM
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Missy Elliott to Be First Female Rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame - The New York Ti



The tribute makes Elliott only the third rapper to be inducted into the organization, following Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.

Whitecat 1 week ago 08:34 PM
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Potential HMV buyers given until Tuesday to make an offer | Business | The Guardian



Several approaches to stricken entertainment retailer believed to have been made already

Whitecat 1 week ago 04:46 PM
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U.S. Vinyl Album Sales Grew 15% In 2018, Led By The Beatles, Pink Floyd, David Bowie



Vinyl album sales continue to be a bright spot among an otherwise bleak album sales picture. 16.8 million vinyl albums were sold in 2018, according to Nielsen

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:12 PM
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Barenaked Ladies cassette tape sells for US$500 - CityNews Toronto

They had the hit song If I Had $1,000,000. Well, it seems as if Barenaked Ladies vintage tapes are selling for — if not a million dollars — a pretty penny.

Whitecat 1 week ago 05:35 PM
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Eminem sold more albums than anyone else in 2018 - NME

Eminem sold more albums than any other artist last year, according to new stats.

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:49 AM
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"Baby Shark" Now A Billboard Top 40 Hit - Stereogum



Viral challenges made our 9 Music Trends That Need To Die In 2019 list, but it appears our prayers have been left unanswered. Last year, a 2016 recording of the

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 06:49 PM
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An Ode to Late Nights On LimeWire - Noisey



For me and others who grew up in 2000s, the file-sharing software became a way to forge my music taste and understand the internet.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:14 AM
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A rocker’s guide to management | 1843



Bands are known for drink, drugs and dust-ups. But beyond the debauchery lie four models for how to run a business. Ian Leslie explains

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 12:01 PM
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‘You need a ringleader who’s happy to say: shut up Lily Allen' – five ways to m



Peter Loraine, who came up with the Spice Girls nicknames, helped create Girls Aloud and managed the Saturdays, talks girl-group chemistry

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:18 PM
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Camden is getting a Hollywood-style Music Walk of Fame



Camden may not have a climate like Hollywood, but this storied stretch of north-west London will soon be getting a touch of Tinseltown: its very own Music Wal

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:11 AM
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Hootie and the Blowfish Is Returning in 2019. Here's Why We Need to Pay Attentio



My friends, we must reckon with what we have done to Hootie and the Blowfish.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 01:30 PM
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Is this the end of owning music? - BBC News



CD sales slumped to 32m in 2018, as streaming asserts its dominance over the music industry.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:50 PM
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Does the Surprise Album Release Still Work?



Ever since Beyoncé’s self-titled visual album appeared like a Christmas miracle on the iTunes store at midnight on a Thursday in December of 2013, the rules for how to release a record were rewritten literally overnight.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 11:12 PM
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The scam industry: How the hip-hop boom sets hopefuls up for failure



The venue’s security checked the guest list one more time. HG Locks wasn’t on it. It slowly began to sink in: No one was expecting him to perform; he had been scammed.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 04:54 PM
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HMV is a bedrock of the British music industry – its loss would affect us all | Mus



The retail chain, now in administration for the second time, weaves music culture into the fabric of our cities – something Spotify can never do

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:40 AM
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We can hardly mourn the demise of HMV when we won’t pay for music | Barbara Ellen |



The old school industry may have been bloated, but it kept artists and shops in business

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 08:23 PM
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A Portrait Of A Subtly Changing Nashville From 25 Angles : NPR



If you look at it broadly, the country music scene can appear frustratingly stagnant, with little growth for women and trailblazers. But from every corner, a rising generation is making progress.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:59 PM
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1994 Forever: A million notable albums are turning 25 in 2019



From Kurt to KoRn: Grunge and alt-rock rule the day, Britpop is all the English rage, and punk goes to the mall.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:29 AM
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HMV goes into administration for second time in six years | Business | The Guardian



More than 2,200 jobs at risk as music retailer appoints administrators after weak Christmas sales

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 11:33 PM
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Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Why do we not care about the Christmas Number One any more?

In this week's festive edition of Pop is Not A Dirty Word, columnist Douglas Greenwood dissects the state of the Christmas Number One over the past few years and asks: does anybody actually care about that coveted chart moment anymore?

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 07:27 PM
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Fame and fortune rising for female pop stars | Music | The Guardian



Five of most popular pop acts on the Top 40 chart this year were all female

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 01:22 PM
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Karaoke for one: Japan's surge in singles spawns | World news | The Guardian



Eighteen million single households help spawn their own industry, from karaoke booths and ramen bars to bowling alleys

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 02:04 PM
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Best albums of 2018: Kacey Musgraves, Ariana Grande, Cardi B and Arctic Monkeys - BBC



Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves and Cardi B all had acclaimed records - but whose was judged the best?

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 12:50 AM
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Neil Young Archives Launch App, Subscription Service - Stereogum



Neil Young has given completists and hardcore fans a gift this holiday season with the launch of a new subscription service and app for his vast, years-in-the

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 10:06 PM
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Spotify settles a $1.6 billion claim over songwriters rights

Spotify has settled a $1.6 billion (£1.3bn) claim over songwriter and publishing rights for an undisclosed amount.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 07:11 PM
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LadBaby's We Built This City... On Sausage Rolls beats Ariana Grande to Christmas num



We Built This City is the first novelty song to become Christmas number one since Bob The Builder's Can We Fix It? in 2000.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 10:25 PM
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Dynaudio Offers Break to Unsigned Artists « MMR Magazine



MMR Magazine is the music products industry and retailer's leading news source and publication. New product and instrument new, retailer news and spotlights - MMRMagazine.com

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 08:30 PM
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The Killers' Mr. Brightside hits massive sales landmark



The band's 2004 single regularly appears in the Official Singles Chart Top 100.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 02:05 PM
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Spanish Tax Authorities Charge Pop Star Shakira With Tax Evasion



Spanish tax authorities have charged pop singer Shakira with tax evasion for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 10:19 PM
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These are the 'hardest touring' bands and artists of 2018

The ‘hardest touring’ bands and artists of 2018 have been revealed – based on the amount of gigs they played and miles they travelled according to research.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 12:45 PM
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Robbie Williams wins pool planning victory over Jimmy Page | Music | The Guardian



The Kensington and Chelsea planning committee chair likened the ongoing planning saga to Brexit negotiations

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 12:41 PM
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Swedish women-only music festival found guilty of discrimination | Music | The Guardi



The Statement festival was found to be in breach of gender discrimination law but will not be penalised

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 10:31 PM
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Shazam reveals 2018's most-searched songs - BBC News



A lot of people wanted to know the name of the song that goes: "I do it solo". (It's called Solo).

Whitecat 17th December 2018 08:49 PM
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Shazam App is Now Ad-Free Following Apple Acquisition - MacRumors



Two and a half months after Apple announced the completion of its Shazam acquisition, the music recognition iOS app is now completely ad-free [Direct...

Whitecat 17th December 2018 08:22 PM
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'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is The Highest-Grossing Musician Biopic Of All Time - Stereogum



Despite mixed reviews, the new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is now the highest-grossing musician biopic of all time domestically, internationally and

Whitecat 17th December 2018 08:06 PM
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A ‘Hello’ song, a ‘Goodbye’ song: In a Seattle classroom, mus

Alyssa Monas sits before a half-dozen toddlers, clutching a steady old friend, the $150 acoustic guitar her mother bought for her on a cable shopping network ages ago.

Whitecat 17th December 2018 09:40 AM
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The music business I knew was a sexist hell. But things are changing | Penny Anderson



Overhearing a band’s conversation recently tells me we’ve come a long way from the awful 90s, says writer and artist Penny Anderson

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