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Whitecat 1 day ago 12:48 AM
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Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire - The New Y



Some musicians have filed suit. Others are rethinking what the company told them about their masters over the past decade.

Whitecat 1 day ago 08:12 PM
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‘You lift with your mind, not with your muscles’: female sound engineers on worki



Two female sound engineers explain why they chose a career in a male-dominated industry – and how they deal with discrimination

Whitecat 1 day ago 08:05 AM
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Music industry urged to join campaign for gender parity | World news | The Guardian



Keychange pledge by PRS Foundation advocates gender balance at music festivals

Whitecat 1 day ago 07:41 AM
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Why Glastonbury has £10m stashed away - BBC News



The fields around Worthy Farm in Somerset, would kindle a warm glow in the heart of Donald Trump. An eight-mile long, 20-foot high fence runs round the farm and the 12 neighbouring properties, encasing Britain's biggest music festival - Glastonbury, of course.

Whitecat 3 days ago 06:55 PM
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YouTube and Universal to Remaster Classic Music Videos | Music News



Billy Idol: “It gives these videos a chance against the modern high-quality definition. And I’m forever that age in these videos — it’s kind of fantastic.”

Whitecat 3 days ago 03:43 PM
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Glastonbury organiser says some men refuse to deal with her | Music | The Guardian



Emily Eavis says there are male execs in music industry who insist on speaking to her father

Whitecat 4 days ago 04:45 PM
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Hole, Soundgarden, Steve Earle, More Sue Universal Music Group Over Warehouse Fire -



A group of artists, their heirs and representatives of their estates filed a putative class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group (UMG) on Friday over a

Whitecat 4 days ago 09:27 AM
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Spotify: We 'overpaid' songwriters and their publishers in 2018, and we would like our money back



If you hadn’t noticed, tensions between the music publishing community and Spotify have taken a turn for the sour in recent months.

Whitecat 6 days ago 05:12 PM
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David Gilmour's Guitars Shatter Records at Auction | Guitarworld



Guitars from the Pink Floyd legend's personal collection have fetched millions.

Whitecat 1 week ago 07:51 PM
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A musicologist explains the science behind your taste in music



Nolan Gasser says, as we grow, our musical tastes really help us to forge our individual identities — especially distinct from our parents.

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:34 PM
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Not OK, computer: how it feels to have your music leaked | Music | The Guardian



When Radiohead were held to ransom by hackers, they shrugged and put 18 hours of unheard material online for free. But for other artists, having music leaked can be devastating

Whitecat 1 week ago 05:47 PM
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Genius said it used morse code to catch Google stealing lyrics



Genius claims Google stole lyrics from its site to use on search results.

Whitecat 1 week ago 04:37 PM
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This live stream plays endless death metal produced by an AI - The Verge



Over the past month, an AI called Dadabots has been endlessly generating and streaming death metal on YouTube, as spotted by Motherboard.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 06:11 PM
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Universal Studios Fire: Nirvana, REM, & More Speak Out - Stereogum



Yesterday, a New York Times feature revealed that thousands upon thousands of master tapes from artists like Louis Armstrong, Janet Jackson, and Tupac were

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 06:30 PM
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Woodstock 50 loses its venue and event producer within an hour



The writing has been on the wall since April when the Woodstock 50 lost its investors, Densu Aegus Network’s Amplifi Live. The event’s organizers were determined to move forward with the festival despite the major hiccup, promising an iconic event worthy of the legendary Woodstock name. Now, Woodstock 50 no longer has a venue as Watkins Glen International (WGI) has officially pulled out as the host, per Uproxx. WGI released a very simple statement Monday afternoon:

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 01:00 PM
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The Day the Music Burned - The New York Times



It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — and almost nobody knew. This is the story of the 2008 Universal fire.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 07:58 AM
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Rape and sexual abuse in music: Fans tell their stories - BBC News



Newsbeat uncovers evidence of music fans being sexually abused as a result of "groupie" culture.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 11:07 PM
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U.S. appeals court to revisit Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' decision | Article [AMP] | R



A U.S. appeals court decided on Monday to review its recent decision regarding whether Led Zeppelin stole the opening guitar riff for its 1971 anthem "Stairway to Heaven," but the plaintiff's lawyer still expects a retrial to go forward.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:45 PM
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DJ Khaled Planning To Sue 'Billboard': Report - Stereogum



A new report from The New York Times examines how marketing "bundles" are helping artists bolster their positions on the Billboard charts. The Times notes that

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:27 AM
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Farewell then, iTunes, and thanks for saving the music industry from itself | John Na



Apple’s announcement that it is to close the software is a reminder of its role in reconciling music and the internet

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:51 AM
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America's rural radio stations are vanishing – and taking the country's soul with t



At a time when local newspapers are disappearing, the loss of a radio station leaves a community with another cultural and informational gap

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:42 AM
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Spotify May Just Dethrone Pandora With its New 'Stations' App



Spotify has released its standalone 'Stations' app to let users create personalized music channels just like fellow music rival Pandora.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:47 PM
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'Not again': the online artists accusing pop stars of stealing work | Music | The Gua



Chris Brown’s video Wobble Up features artwork that was allegedly copied without consent

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:21 PM
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Taylor Swift merch selling for more than $50 has a typo



An apostrophe is one of the most maligned and misused punctuation marks, even though its uses are fairly simple: 1) to show possession and 2) to replace missing letters, as in contractions like “they’ll” and “can’t.” It appears to be the latter usage that this Taylor Swift merch was trying for, proudly proclaiming on a floral shirt a lyric from “Me!,” Swift’s new single with Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie: “Your’e the only one of you/Baby that’s the fun of you.”

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:47 AM
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Matthew Koma Accuses Zedd Of Ripping Him Off - Stereogum



Matthew Koma worked with Zedd on his hit singles "Spectrum" and "Clarity." Today, seven years since the release of "Spectrum," Koma decided to speak out about

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 12:00 AM
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'Katy Perry used my song for her hit Never Really Over' - BBC News



Norwegian star Dagny reveals how Katy Perry's latest hit takes inspiration from her own 2017 single.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 07:00 PM
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Rihanna tops Forbes rich list thanks to Fenty make-up - BBC News



She hasn't released an album for three years, but her beauty range has kept the cash rolling in.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:01 AM
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Generative Music Apps: Endel, Mubert, Hear



Who needs Spotify playlists? These apps create truly endless tunes to match whatever mood you desire.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 08:14 PM
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'No one buys albums': why pop stars are selling cannabis | Culture | The Guardian



From Jenny Lewis to Margo Price, pot is music’s new money-spinner. And it’s targeting women

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:54 AM
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From Abba to the Arctic Monkeys, the perfect pop songs have one thing in common | Han



There is a reason radio edits last about three minutes: because that is how songs should have been born

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:27 PM
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Apple To Phase Out iTunes - Stereogum



Apple is getting rid of iTunes. Bloomberg reports that functions of the iTunes store (movies, music, TV, and podcasts) will be available in separate apps.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 11:57 AM
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Oversharing: how Napster nearly killed the music industry | Music | The Guardian



Twenty years ago, the idea of free music was so compelling that up to 80m users downloaded Napster and broke the law. The aftershocks are still being felt today

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 07:50 PM
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Backstreet Boys’ Millennium at 20 and the decline and fall of the music industry |



Backstreet Boys’ 1999 album Millennium was an unlikely harbinger of the apocalypse. On 2 June of that year the LP, brimming with treacly delights such as “I Want It That Way” and “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely”, was confirmed as having smashed previous first week sales figures in the United States. Shifting 1.13 million units in seven days, it was the hottest property in

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:07 AM
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Streaming has helped the music industry recover—to half of its peak size — Quartz



The music industry is posting its fastest growth in years, but remains a shadow of its former self.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 08:07 PM
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Back to life, back to virtual reality as music stars return to stage as holograms | M



As a Whitney Houston 3D tour is announced, the race is on to make hi-tech concerts just like the real thing

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 08:26 PM
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Does a hit song really need 9 writers? - BBC News



Rudimental just won a songwriting prize for a song that credits nine writers. How many is too many?

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 06:58 PM
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Universal Music Group Looks to the Future of Sound Mixing With Dolby Atmos | Billboar



Universal Music Group (UMG) and Dolby Laboratories are teaming up to bring Dolby’s cutting-edge Atmos immersive audio technology to the world of music, the companies announced on Thursday (May 23).

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 06:11 PM
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The Bittersweet Symphony dispute is over - BBC News



Richard Ashcroft says Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have relinquished their claim on the song.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 08:45 AM
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Morrissey Albums Banned From World's Oldest Record Store Spillers Records - Stereogu



Today, just in time for Moz's 60th birthday, the world's oldest record store Spillers Records banned Morrissey records from its store, as Wales Online reports.

Whitecat 22nd May 2019 10:58 AM
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Forget the songs you love, it's radio dross that's the real soundtrack of your life |



We might hope that the songs that bookmark our most important moments are ones we adore – but, as Louis Theroux revealed, it’s often just the ones that are top of the charts

Whitecat 20th May 2019 06:25 PM
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Spotify begins testing its first hardware: a car smart assistant



Spotify is about to begin publicly testing its first hardware: a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars, meant to help Spotify learn how people consume audio while they’re driving.

Whitecat 19th May 2019 01:22 AM
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Imogen Heap Is Building Tech to Change the Music Industry - WSJ



The singer-songwriter discusses her projects to help musicians, including a digital hub for artists and WiFi-connected gloves that control sound with movement

Whitecat 16th May 2019 04:13 PM
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'It had to be raw and dangerous' – Def Leppard, Saxon and Venom on 80s British meta



Inspired by punk’s energy, the new wave of British heavy metal helped put the ‘snot and piss’ back into rock music. Forty years on, its leading players tell the story

Whitecat 11th May 2019 11:46 AM
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Songwriter Sam Barsh On Streaming Royalties | Advocacy | GRAMMY.com



The multi-platinum music creator dissects the challenges in the streaming age to make the kind of set-for-life money many associate with successful songwriters.

Whitecat 9th May 2019 07:46 AM
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Survey into disabled musicians finds serious failings at UK venues | Music | The Guar



Over two-thirds of disabled musicians surveyed said they hid their disability for fear of damaging their careers, and had to compromise their health to perform live

Whitecat 9th May 2019 07:42 AM
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PledgeMusic Sale Falls Through, Bankruptcy Imminent – Variety



A planned sale of troubled direct-to-fan music marketplace PledgeMusic has fallen through and the company will go into bankruptcy soon.

Whitecat 7th May 2019 09:24 PM
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30 years of data shows the music industry peaked when Napster hit the scene



The music industry, like all industries, has changed a lot over the last 30 years due to advancements in technology and the advent of the internet. A new graph from the data experts at Chartr shows just what that change has meant in terms of what kind of media consumers are buying and how much revenue the industry is making from those sales. The transition from vinyl to cassette to CD to digital is familiar to all music fans, but this chart still offers a look at some bizarre moments throughout the industry’s history.

Whitecat 7th May 2019 07:44 PM
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UK risks losing classic rock archives, warns ex-Oasis photographer | Music | The Guar



British musical history may be lost unless dedicated museum set up, says Jill Furmanovsky

Whitecat 7th May 2019 06:51 PM
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Logic: "**** Clearing Samples" - Stereogum



Logic may want to rethink his rap name. The superstar Maryland MC just began rolling out his new album Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind with the Eminem collab

Whitecat 6th May 2019 06:09 PM
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Apple braces for EU investigation after Spotify complaint | Technology | The Guardian



Streaming service accuses iPhone maker of abusing its dominance of its App Store

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