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Whitecat 3 days ago 06:04 PM
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Spotify to Raise Up to $20 Million for Coronavirus Relief – Variety



Spotify will match donations to coronavirus-relief organizations up to $10 million, making for a potential $20 million contribution.

Whitecat 3 days ago 10:26 PM
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The Heartbreaking Cost For Musicians As COVID-19 Stops The Music



As COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide mean months of cancellations for gigs and concerts, musicians and music industry professionals count the heartbreaking cost of coronavirus.

Whitecat 4 days ago 02:17 PM
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Korg and Roland formally accused by CMA of illegally preventing discounts - MusicTech



The UK CMA has “provisionally found” that Roland and Korg could be fixing prices and illegally preventing discounts on their products.

Whitecat 5 days ago 12:16 PM
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UK musicians lose £13.9m in earnings so far due to coronavirus | Music | The Guardia



Industry calls for further government relief after closure of venues and drop in teaching work

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:52 PM
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10 Fourth Albums That Challenged Artists | SPIN



The mid-career hurdle proved to be a turning point for these artist

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:47 PM
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Miserable at best: How emo bounced back from the brink | The Independent



Presuming plans go ahead as scheduled, the next few months look set to be a hell of a party for emo, the shorthand misnomer for rock music’s most introverted sub-sect. After a seven-year hiatus, posterboys for modern emo, My Chemical Romance, are playing stadium shows again in June. Opening for Green Day on their global tour are scene veterans Fall Out Boy and Weezer.

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:15 AM
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'I'm trying to keep the panic down' – the coronavirus impact on music | Music | The



From singers to a record shop owner and a festival organiser: people in the music business on their struggles in a time of crisis

Whitecat 1 week ago 01:35 PM
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'Instagram, how we feeling!' Can livestreaming replace cancelled gigs? | Music | The



As Covid-19 brings live music to a halt musicians are getting creative, but can an online show replace the real deal?

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:41 PM
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Concerts Are on Hold Due to the Coronavirus. Workers Behind the Stars Are Hurting. -



Sound engineers, lighting technicians and more gig-to-gig employees who fuel the touring industry are “preparing for the worst” as the coronavirus puts a halt to live shows.

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:18 PM
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Musicians ask Spotify to triple payments to cover lost concert revenue | Music | The



Bandcamp has relaxed charges in light of Covid-19 but there is growing pressure on streaming services to compensate artists more fairly

Whitecat 1 week ago 07:39 PM
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Supporting Artists During the Covid-19 Pandemic | Bandcamp Daily



Support artists directly this Friday on Bandcamp.

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:34 PM
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Katy Perry wins appeal in $2.8m plagiarism case | Music | The Guardian



Judge rules against jury verdict in case over Dark Horse, which had previously been found in favour of rapper Marcus Gray

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:06 PM
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Glastonbury festival cancelled due to coronavirus - BBC News



Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar had been due to headline the event in June.

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:36 AM
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Coronavirus Updates: Amazon Will Cease Stocking Vinyl Records | Consequence of Sound



Amazon is struggling to keep in stock essential items. To make room on its shelves, Amazon will cease stocking discretionary items, including vinyl records.

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:41 PM
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Organisers of Grammys launch coronavirus relief fund for artists worldwide



The Recording Academy along with its charity MusiCares has launched a coronavirus relief fund for artists impacted financially by the pandemic.

Whitecat 1 week ago 08:07 PM
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UK record labels' income hit £1.1 billion last year – the highest since 2006



British record labels reached their highest trade income in 14 years, with sales revenue of just under £1.1 billion in 2019.

Whitecat 1 week ago 02:55 PM
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Pop stars live-stream concerts from home to combat isolation - BBC News



Coldplay, Yungblud and Christine And The Queens are among the musicians streaming makeshift gigs.

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:50 AM
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'It's really irresponsible': pop stars criticise fans over coronavirus inaction | Mus



Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello have all appealed to their millions of followers to take coronavirus more seriously, as other artists are criticised for continuing tours

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:48 AM
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Drake scores most US chart hits ever | Music | The Guardian



Oprah’s Bank Account becomes Canadian rapper’s 208th US Hot 100 hit, beating the record set by the cast of Glee

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:31 PM
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NYC Music Venues Officially Closed Starting Tomorrow - Stereogum



No more live music. In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, cities and states around the US are doing everything they can to encourage social

Whitecat 1 week ago 07:50 PM
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R.E.M.'s "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" is charting



It’s natural to turn to art to help us process (or escape) the world around us. So when the planet is being actively preyed upon by a time-halting pandemic, of course we’re going to turn to the films and music that perfectly capture our current, horrific state of affairs. Case in point: American rock mainstay R.E.M. is witnessing a resurgence in the popularity of its 1987 hit, “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)“ as the tune reenters the iTunes charts. As of right now, the song sits at No. 43—that’s 29 spots higher than where it was on Friday when Deadline originally reported the phenomenon.

Whitecat 1 week ago 02:25 PM
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'Sending love': German music venues emptied by Covid-19 livestream concerts | World n



From opera and poetry to a James Blunt concert, people are seeking solace from culture

Whitecat 1 week ago 02:17 PM
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Juno Awards cancelled over coronavirus concerns | CBC News



The Juno Awards, Canada's most prominent music awards, have been cancelled in the wake of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 11:00 PM
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Amid coronavirus, huge cloud hangs over Live Nation, AEG, concert biz - Los Angeles T



Two local giants, Live Nation and AEG, dominate the touring industry. They should be able to weather the impact of coronavirus, but others may not be so fortunate.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 07:12 PM
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Record Store Day postponed due to Coronavirus



Record Store Day has postponed its annual international event until summer 2020 due to Coronavirus.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 12:23 PM
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Glastonbury’s gender equal line-up is the best thing to happen in 2020 so far



Glastonbury 2020 boasts a line-up so far comprised of 52 percent female or female-identifying acts –*the festival's best gender split yet

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 11:57 PM
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Apple Music Signs New Multiyear Deals With World's Largest Record Labels - MacRumors



Apple Music has secured new deals for songs from major record labels that include Universal Music, Sony Music, and Warner Music, reports Financial...

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 11:24 PM
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Pro Music Rights sues 'the entire music industry' for allegedly 'running an illegal cartel’



Florida-based royalty collection firm Pro Music Rights LLC (PMR) has filed an antitrust lawsuit against what it says is “the entire music industry”.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 02:17 PM
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As Coronavirus Spreads, the Concert Industry Braces for the Worst - The New York Time



With South by Southwest canceled and Coachella postponed, the live-music business is facing a scenario that could lead to billions of dollars in lost income.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 12:45 PM
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SXSW forced to lay off employees after coronavirus forces cancellation



SXSW has reportedly been forced to lay off a considerable number of employees after the global outbreak of coronavirus forced the cancellation of this year's festival

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:49 AM
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Coachella promoters reportedly working to postpone the festival amid Covid-19 fears |



Coachella is reportedly bracing itself for a monthslong postponement in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, though no official announcement has yet been made.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 12:12 AM
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Led Zeppelin Win Appeal In “Stairway To Heaven” Case - Stereogum



Led Zeppelin have won the appeal in their "Stairway To Heaven" copyright case. The case has been bouncing around the US courts since 2014. They originally

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 11:21 PM
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'It's a case of holding your nerve': festivals face coronavirus insurance disaster |



Many UK music festivals are not insured for communicable diseases, and are nervously waiting to see how far coronavirus spreads

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 02:53 PM
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Here Are All the Major Concerts Canceled Due to Coronavirus (Updating) | Billboard



As the coronavirus continues to spread, live event organizers have been canceling or postponing large gatherings from technology conferences to major concerts.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 08:31 AM
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Number of female UK songwriters jumps by 60% | Music | The Guardian



PRS for Music figures suggest the music industry is changing – but there are still over three times more new male songwriters

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 11:38 AM
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'It's hopeful and generous': Thurston Moore's experimental record shop | Music | The



The Sonic Youth co-founder has set up a store in London, a haven for fans of Stockhausen, Luc Ferrari – and Norwegian black metal

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:59 PM
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Deborah Dugan: suspended Grammys chief fired after misconduct investigation | Music |



Recording Academy chief executive forced out after two independent investigations into allegations against her

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 07:03 PM
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'The road will kill you': why older musicians are cancelling tours | Music | The Guar



Health concerns have caused a number of high-profile singers to quit the road but what will it all mean for the industry at large?

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 12:53 PM
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warner music claimed my video for defending their copyright in a lawsuit they lost th



The dumbest, most ironic claim ever. (the claim has been released, but keeping this video up) The original video that was claimed https://youtu.be/0ytoUuO-qv...
Moderator note: interesting watch about the mechanics and machinations of YouTube copyright claims and it's quite a rabbit hole...
Whitecat 3 weeks ago 08:53 PM
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Why Are Artists Breaking Up Their Albums Into Separate Releases? | Pitchfork



Hayley Williams, Moses Sumney, and Bill Callahan are among the musicians trying a new strategy to hold listeners’ attention in the age of streaming.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 01:03 AM
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'It's terrifying': why young pop stars are suddenly playing arenas | Music | The Guar



Musicians used to start out playing pubs – now the likes of Lewis Capaldi are booking arenas before their debut album. Is this sudden success damaging long-term careers?

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 05:35 PM
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Two musicians have generated every possible melody to prevent lawsuits



Two musicians have gone to the effort of writing every possible MIDI melody in existence on a hard drive in an ambitious project

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 12:51 PM
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Who Really Owns Spotify? - Rolling Stone



According to a flurry of new SEC filings, financial giants have acquired big chunks of the streaming service

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 03:37 PM
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Move over, Chicago: how the UK made drill its own



Thanks to incredible Brit talents such as 67 and Skengdo X AM, the uncompromising rap sub-genre is bigger than ever. Next stop: the world

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 03:22 PM
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Justin Bieber breaks US chart record held by Elvis Presley | Music | The Guardian



At 25, the Canadian pop star is the youngest artist to score seven No 1 albums in the US, beating Presley’s 59-year-old record

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 12:08 AM
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Neil Young wants to tour historic venues but is struggling to find many still in oper



Neil Young has shared that he would like to tour some old and historic venues, but he’s having difficulty finding many that are still in operation.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 12:37 AM
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YouTube briefly shuts down popular "lofi hip hop" channel



In a world where very little is certain, we tend to cling to those few bastions of stability that remain. The rising and setting of the sun. The inevitable arrival of another Spider-Man movie every handful of years. And the certainty that “lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to”’s famous Study Girl is never going to finish her damn homework, no matter how much her poor cat needs to be fed.

Whitecat 21st February 2020 08:10 PM
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Music industry fears bands will be unable to tour UK without visas | UK news | The Gu



Professional body urges ministers to clarify proposed post-Brexit immigration rules

Whitecat 21st February 2020 09:42 AM
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Iconic music video for "Take On Me" hits one billion views on YouTube - CNN



Iconic hit "Take On Me" has become only the second '80s music video to notch more than one billion views on YouTube.

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