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Whitecat 2 days ago 01:46 PM
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Music venues hail 'seismic victory' in housing noise battle - BBC News



Developers, rather than venues, will have to deal with complaints from new residents, say ministers.

Whitecat 3 days ago 07:35 PM
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Def Leppard Finally Stream Their Classic Albums - Stereogum



Long-running pop-metal greats Def Leppard were, until today, one of the last multi-platinum titans whose music still wasn't available on streaming platforms.

Whitecat 3 days ago 01:22 PM
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The Eagles settle Hotel California legal battle - BBC News



The veteran rock band had sued a Mexican hotel that named itself after their biggest hit.

Whitecat 4 days ago 01:18 AM
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UMPG Partners With Max Martin's Auddly to Tackle Music's Song Data Problem



Today, Auddly announces a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group for the company to begin using its software to help manage and track song data. Although Auddly already works with several large performance rights organizations, this is its first deal with a major publisher.

Whitecat 5 days ago 12:40 AM
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Native Instruments' new subscription service is Spotify for samples

Native Instruments is launching a new subscription service for musicians called Sounds.com. Scott Wilson talks to the company to find out how it works and what it means for producers.

Whitecat 5 days ago 11:46 AM
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Facebook sets 12 March licensing deadline for indie publishers



Earlier this month, Facebook announced a partnership with HFA/Rumblefish that would enable independent publishers and self-published songwriters to opt in.

GearAndGuitars 6 days ago 02:23 AM
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Cassette Sales Rose 35% in 2017 | Pitchfork



Guardians of the Galaxy, Stranger Things soundtracks among top-sellers

GearAndGuitars 6 days ago 02:20 AM
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Sales of Cassette Tapes Have Quietly Grown 136.1% In the Past Year



Over the past few years, the classic cassette tape has been growing in popularity alongside the classic vinyl record. Their sales are up 136.1%.

Whitecat 6 days ago 11:04 PM
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Former Ataris Bassist Facing Decades In Prison For Telemarketing Scam - Stereogum



The Ataris are a successful pop-punk band best known outside those circles for their Don Henley-despised cover of "The Boys Of Summer." The band has experienced

Whitecat 6 days ago 01:16 PM
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Chicken and tunes: Nando's has opened a music studio in London



Nando's has opened a music studio at one of their main London restaurants, giving budding musicians the chance to lay down their own tracks

GearAndGuitars 1 week ago 11:24 PM
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2017 Streaming Price Bible! Spotify per Stream Rates Drop 9%, Apple Music Gains Marke



We first did this back in 2014, and then again last year, so here we are again. As we predicted as streaming consumption grows, the per stream rate will continue to drop, every year, year to year. This data set is isolated to the calendar year 2017 and represents a mid-sized indie label with an…

Whitecat 1 week ago 03:51 PM
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Baby boomers destroyed their hearing. Biotech is trying to fix it



Baby boomers grew up with music blasting from dorm room turntables, car stereos, and arenas where the sound of a band at full throttle could rival the roar of a jet engine. Volume became an act of generational defiance. As rocker Ted Nugent put it: “If it’s too loud, you’re too old.”

GearAndGuitars 1 week ago 10:13 PM
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'Music Modernization Act' Page 38: Artists Forfeit ALL Unclaimed Royalties



Major publishers and streaming services love the bill.* But is the 'Music Modernization Act' screwing the rest of the music industry?

GearAndGuitars 1 week ago 10:10 PM
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The Huffington Post Rips Down an Article Sharply Criticizing Spotify — Here's



The Huffington Post abruptly yanked an article critical of Spotify this week, for reasons that are unclear. Here's what was removed*— in its entirety.

Whitecat 1 week ago 01:10 AM
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The death of the best of: why Rihanna will never get her greatest hits | Music | The



Unless you’re a veteran like Vera Lynn, a career spanning compilation is unlikely to happen - and it’s all thanks to streaming

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:40 AM
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Ed Sheeran Sued For Copyright Infringement Again - Stereogum



Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who together released a song in October titled "The Rest Of Our Life," along with Ed Sheeran who is credited with co-writing this

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:40 AM
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Spotify Is in the Business of Selling You Spotify, Not Music



Make no mistake—Spotify is only interested in selling you Spotify.

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:27 AM
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Beatles icon Sir Paul McCartney: The future of music is in danger



The legendary musician is throwing his support behind an MP's bill which aims to stop music venues from shutting their doors.

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:27 PM
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Radiohead’s Publishers Dispute Lana Del Rey’s Claims About Copyright Dispute



Over the weekend Lana Del Rey seemed to confirm rumors that Radiohead were suing her over "Get Free," the closing track on last year's Lust For Life, due to

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:21 PM
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The Slippery Slope of Censorship: @HuffPost Pulls Story Critical of @Spotify Ahead of



Artists Rights advocate Blake Morgan (#IRespectMusic) published a story in the Huffington Post this morning critical of Spotify. The story was rapidly gaining traction when it was suddenly deleted and Morgan received this email from the Huffington Post: From: Bryan Maygers <> Subject: Spotify’s Fatal Flaw Exposed Date: January 8, 2018 at 11:43:41 AM EST…

Whitecat 1 week ago 03:32 PM
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********, ∆, †‡† ... the most unpronounceable band names ever | Music | The G



Whether it’s a marketing gimmick or a way to stop anyone ever talking about your band, musicians are rejecting random nouns in favour of punctuation and ancient languages

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 11:37 PM
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Lana Del Rey Says Radiohead Are Suing Her: “Their Lawyers Have Been Relentless&



This weekend, rumors emerged that Radiohead were taking legal action against Lana Del Rey for copying "Creep" on her Lust For Life song "Get Free." (Currently,

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 11:41 PM
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U.S. Cassette Album Sales Rose 35% In 2017 - Stereogum



Cassette album sales continued to show growth in 2017, led by all things Guardians Of The Galaxy. Last year, cassette album sales rose by 35 percent to 174,000

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 11:56 AM
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theMU - Did you sign a recording contract in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s or 1990s?



The MU is collating case studies of members who have recording agreements that date back to before the emergence of downloads and streaming as the predominant way in which consumers listen to recorded music.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:34 AM
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Jimmy Iovine Reportedly Leaving Apple Music - Stereogum



Look for Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August. The former Interscope CEO joined Apple in 2014 after selling Beats, the the music service and

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:24 AM
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Hip-hop and R&B overtake rock as biggest music genre in US | Music | The Guardian



Nielsen music report says genres accounted for eight of top 10 albums in 2017, including by Bruno Mars and Drake

GearAndGuitars 2 weeks ago 12:16 AM
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Why Did Wixen Just File A $1.6B Lawsuit Against Spotify: The Music Modernization Act



A clause in The Music Modernization Act, a proposed U.S. law filed just weeks ago, prompted Wixen, the publisher for 50,000 songs by 2000 songwriters including Tom Petty, Neil Young and Weezer, to file a $1.6 billion lawsuit against Spotify alleging massive streaming of songs without licences. _________________________________ "We have...

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 11:10 AM
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Spotify Confidentially Files For Its IPO - Stereogum



Spotify chose the sleepy week between Christmas and New Year's to file confidential IPO documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission, a move that

GearAndGuitars 2 weeks ago 12:25 AM
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Less Than 2% of Content Creators on Patreon Earn Monthly Minimum Wage



Content creators were expected to earn $150 million on Patreon in 2017. But, before you quit your day job, you should probably check out this study first.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 01:14 AM
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Digital streaming behind biggest rise in UK music sales for two decades | Business |



Platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify plus renaissance in vinyl records help fuel fastest annual growth since 1998

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:08 PM
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Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Weezer, Neil Young So



As the new year begins, the music industry could be set for an epochal moment. Hopes are running high for the first significant reform of music licensing rules

GearAndGuitars 3 weeks ago 05:41 AM
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Can You Really Make a Living Off of Spotify Royalty Payments?



One musician had a simple question. How many people had actually earned enough money from Spotify streams? He received a wave of unexpected answers.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 01:32 PM
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Five visions for the future of music - BBC News



What will 2018 look like for fans, bands and artists?

GearAndGuitars 3 weeks ago 08:24 PM
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SiriusXM Hit With Big Rate Hike by Copyright Royalty Board – Variety



SiriusXM will be increasing by 40% its royalty payments to artists and labels for the period beginning*Jan. 1*and extending through 2022.

GearAndGuitars 3 weeks ago 08:21 PM
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Federal Appeals Court Rules Against DOJ's '100% Licensing' Requirement



US publishers just scored a major victory against the DOJ's 100% licensing requirement.

GearAndGuitars 4 weeks ago 06:29 AM
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Facebook and Universal Music Group sign deal to allow users to upload songs in videos



Facebook has agreed to a multi-year licensing agreement with Universal Music Group to allow its users to upload music in their videos. The agreement, which also covers Instagram and Oculus, will...

GearAndGuitars 4 weeks ago 06:27 AM
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Comcast throttling BitTorrent was no big deal, FCC says | Ars Technica



Net neutrality rules unnecessary because ISPs will do the right thing, Pai says.

GearAndGuitars 4 weeks ago 06:25 AM
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Ajit Pai and the FCC want it to be legal for Comcast to block BitTorrent - The Verge



This is what happens when you’re honest about killing net neutrality

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 10:00 PM
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Turntables are golden as UK retailers report bumper Christmas sales | Business | The



HMV predicts turntables will be its top-selling technology product, beating both headphones and speaker docks

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 05:22 AM
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Beatles' favourite Vox getting back to where it once belonged in UK | London Evening



Vox, the musical equipment maker beloved by the Beatles and U2, is returning to its British roots by exploring plans to shift more production back  from Asia. The 60-year-old engineering group, founded in Dartford, is looking to onshore a small number of highly skilled jobs from Vietnam after a successful test run building handcrafted amps in the UK.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 11:18 PM
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Audiotonix Buys Solid State Logic | TVNewsCheck.com



James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix, said: "We are growing the Audiotonix Group with professional audio brands that have exceptional technology, committed people and a real passion for what they do.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 04:29 PM
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U.S. Court of Appeals Sides With Songwriters, Publishers on Fractionalized Licensing



As the music industry heads into the holiday season, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals just gave songwriters and music publishers a gift with its decision that the consent decree allows fractionalized licensing.

Whitecat 17th December 2017 04:40 AM
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Former Warner Bros. Staffer Unearths Sealed Copies Of Prince’s Black Album, Dis



In 1987, Prince was supposed to release an LP called The Black Album. But after he became convinced that the album was "evil," the Purple One decided to shelve

Whitecat 11th December 2017 08:33 PM
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Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app? - BBC News



Rivalry against Spotify and augmented reality ambitions are two possible reasons for the takeover.

Whitecat 11th December 2017 07:00 PM
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Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam | Article [AMP] | Reuters



Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday confirmed it had reached a deal to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, the U.K.-based app that lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone at the audio source.

Whitecat 10th December 2017 09:19 PM
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Indies feel pushed out of vinyl boom as 'dad rock' sells in record numbers | Music |



Small labels report lengthy production delays as big stars monopolise Europe’s two main pressing plants

Whitecat 9th December 2017 01:25 PM
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Apple in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam: source |

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is in talks to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, whose software helps users identify songs by pointing their phone at an audio source, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Whitecat 7th December 2017 07:04 PM
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Apple 'On Schedule' to Terminate Music Downloads by 2019



Apple is scheduling a complete removal of music downloads from the iTunes Store by 2019, part of an aggressive transition towards streaming.

Whitecat 7th December 2017 02:07 AM
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Caroline Polachek Pulls Out Of Moogfest Over Lineup Announcement - Stereogum



The Durham, NC-based experimental festival Moogfest announced its initial 2018 lineup today with a list focusing on the female, nonbinary, and transgender

Whitecat 6th December 2017 06:48 PM
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Federal Judge Asks Spotify: 'How Many Songs Have You Infringed, Anyway?'



Spotify's licensing problems went from bad to worse.* And these damages could be seriously catastrophic. Here's the latest from New York.

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