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razorboy 30 minutes ago 06:21 PM
Article 13 PASSED: Huge blow for Kodi add-on and Pirate Bay users in major EU vote |

ARTICLE 13 - a controversial change to European copyright laws - has been passed in an EU vote today, and it could have major knock-on effects for the internet.

Whitecat 2 days ago 08:34 PM
Music’s next big startup Splice raises $57.5M to sell samples – TechCrunch

Tech has a bad reputation for pulling money out of musicians’ pockets, but Splice is changing that. The audio sample marketplace and music production collaboration tool has now paid out $15 million to artists since 2013, doubling in the last year.

Whitecat 3 days ago 03:03 PM
Top Scores - BBC News

From Pong to Red Dead: How video game music has always played players

Whitecat 3 days ago 08:53 PM
Warner Signs Algorithm to Record Deal | Pitchfork

Expect 20 albums this year from the mood music app Endel

Whitecat 6 days ago 06:20 PM
Ariana Grande signs away 90% of '7 Rings' royalties

Ariana Grande has reportedly signed away 90 percent of the royalties from ‘7 Rings’ to the estates of Rodgers and Hammerstein, after it sampled their iconic track ‘My Favourite Things.

Whitecat 6 days ago 07:35 AM
JAY-Z, Miley Cyrus, Dead And Company, and Chance The Rapper to headline Woodstock 50

A whole generation’s innocence was shattered by the disastrous Woodstock ‘99, an event that updated one of music’s most iconic symbols of peace and love by throwing in the sort of butt-rock, nu-metal bull**** that people liked in 1999. Now that it’s another year that ends in a nine, though, original Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang has returned to try and reclaim some of that positivity with a 50th anniversary festival called—appropriately enough—Woodstock 50. When the event was first announced at the beginning of the year, Lang would only confirm that the three-day festival would feature “big-name headliners,” but he wouldn’t name any specifics.

Whitecat 6 days ago 12:25 AM
Counterfeit Pro Audio Gear Factory Raided In China - ProSoundWeb

Police raid on Enping Soundpu Electronics Equipment (aka Voxpu Electronics Equipment) finds counterfeit products from several leading audio companies

Whitecat 6 days ago 06:56 PM
Scientists Played Music to Cheese as It Aged. Hip-Hop Produced the Funkiest F

Researchers played nonstop loops of Led Zeppelin, A Tribe Called Quest and Mozart to cheese wheels to find out how soundwaves impacted flavor

Whitecat 1 week ago 04:13 PM
Discrimination against urban music persists, says report to MPs | Music | The Guardia

Institutionalised racism continues to affect the live sector, committee told

GearAndGuitars 1 week ago 06:47 PM
Music Keynote T Bone Burnett at SXSW 2019 [Video]

Just moments before Facebook went down for hours on March 13, Keynote Speaker T Bone Burnett sounded the alarms about deregulated tech.

GearAndGuitars 1 week ago 06:46 PM
Full text: T Bone Burnett rips Big Tech “surveillance capitalists” in

“These surveillance capitalists do not have the ethical foundation to be able to order society as they have presumed to do.

Whitecat 1 week ago 05:35 PM
Myspace loses all content uploaded before 2016 | Technology | The Guardian

Faulty server migration blamed for mass deletion of songs, photos and video

Whitecat 1 week ago 02:48 PM
Joss Stone performs in bar in North Korea | Ents & Arts News | Sky News

The singer, who rose to fame with debut album The Soul Sessions in 2003, has already performed in Syria for her Total World Tour.

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:35 AM
The BBC cutting Late Junction is a blow for experimental music | Music | The Guardian

The Radio 3 show dropping from three nights a week to one deprives audiences of musical diversity and removes a vital lifeline for left-field musicians

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:36 AM
Addressing Spotify’s Claims - Apple

We want more app businesses to thrive — including the ones that compete with some aspect of our business, because they drive us to be better.

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:23 AM
Sony/ATV Chief Slams Streaming Services’ Copyright Appeal

Outgoing Sony/ATV chairman Martin Bandier is certainly not phoning it in during his last month on the job.

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:50 AM
The Social music venue in London launches £95k crowdfunding campaign to prevent clos

Founders of The Social say the building could be turned into a wine bar if they cannot come up with the cash to save it.

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:03 AM
Apple Isn't Paying Artists Who Perform at Its Stores | KQED Arts

The company trades AirPods and Apple TVs to artists, mostly of color, appearing at its flagship San Francisco store.

Whitecat 1 week ago 08:35 PM
Björk Reissuing All 9 Albums as Multicolor Cassettes - Pitchfork

Limited edition tapes follow vintage merch drop last week

Whitecat 1 week ago 02:35 PM
7 Takeaways From A New Berklee Report On Women Working In The Music Industry | The AR

At a glance, this new report offers some some high notes (72 percent of respondents consider themselves satisfied with their job) while acknowledging the very present barriers women face.

Whitecat 1 week ago 02:12 PM
Apple's 30% app store commission unfair, Spotify claims | Technology | The Guardian

Music service files complaint with European commission over subscription ‘tax’

Whitecat 1 week ago 07:25 PM
Dinosaur Jr. Hosting Rock Camp In Upstate New York - Stereogum

Dinosaur Jr. are hosting a rock camp this summer. The band has just announced that they'll be running a three-day music event called Camp Fuzz, which will

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 11:59 PM
Marc Jacobs Denies Ripping Off Nirvana Smiley Face - Stereogum

Marc Jacobs is standing by his smiley face. After being sued for copyright infringement by attorneys representing Nirvana, the fashion designer filed a response

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 05:20 PM
UK artists can no longer tour EU under either Brexit scenario and vice versa


The withdrawal deal, as it stands, simply sets out a few guidelines for people that currently live and work in the EU. It says nothing about the future of working permits, permissions or otherwise for ANYONE that wants to work in the EU, or for any EU citizen wanting to work in the UK. In the case of NO DEAL BREXIT, this means even people working and living in the EU or UK could have to return to their home countries.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 04:30 AM
The Top 25 Songs That Matter Right Now - The New York Times

Listen to music — from the blockbuster hits, critical darlings and conversation pieces of the moment — few of which take a direct route to the usual joys of pop.

GearAndGuitars 2 weeks ago 01:14 AM
‘Spotify Teardown’ Is the Book Spotify Didn’t Want Published &#8211

Researchers behind the controversial new look into Spotify's operations chat with Rolling Stone about their most surprising findings.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:10 PM
Music lessons 'being stripped' out of schools in England - BBC News

State schools have seen a 21% decrease in music provision over the last five years, research suggests.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:25 AM
Spotify and Amazon 'sue songwriters' with appeal against 44% royalty rise i

A recent Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ruling brought great news for songwriters in the US – with royalty rates for streaming and other mechanical uses set to rise 44% in the market.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 02:43 PM
Brexit could curtail vinyl′s comeback

For vinyl lovers the act of placing the needle on a record and anticipating the crackle before the first bars ring out is a sensory and sensual thrill. A no-deal Brexit could nip that in the (ear)bud. Rob Mudge reports.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 12:24 AM
How Ariana Grande Wrote ‘Thank U, Next,’ ‘Call Your Girlfriend, I&#

Co-writer Savan Kotecha describes writing Ariana Grande's latest smash hit with the pop superstar

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:56 AM
Are your favourite musicians lying to you? | Culture | The Guardian

Decoding the PR spin of the pop star, one fabricated press release at a time

razorboy 3 weeks ago 07:58 PM
Streaming music overtakes CDs, vinyl and downloads for the first time

'Generation rent' now dominates the entertainment world, new figures reveal, as streaming music overtakes CDs, vinyl and downloads for the first time.
Streaming music overtakes CDs, vinyl and downloads for the first time
Whitecat 3 weeks ago 07:22 PM
Can Stradivarius violins weather climate change?

The forest where the wood for Stradivarius violins comes from has been used for 300 years to build some of the best string instruments in the world. Climate change might change that. Angelo van Schaik reports.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 08:17 PM
Dolby Is Fast Becoming A Key Part Of Oscar Success

Dolby helped make a number of movies that got Oscar nominations, and it's easy to see how it makes films better.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 07:24 PM
Ryan Adams cancels U.K. and Ireland tour in wake of sexual misconduct allegations

Following The New York Times’ in-depth report on emotional abuse and sexual misconduct claims against Ryan Adams, the BBC reports the singer-songwriter has canceled his upcoming U.K. and Ireland tour.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:02 AM
Weezer previews new album on its personal Fortnite island, what do words even mean an

Somewhere, over the last few years, Weezer became the kid on the playground who deliberately tried to make themselves too weird to bully. After years of having every new song compared unfavorably to their earlier output, trying to please an increasingly un-pleaseable fanbase and critical corps, Rivers Cuomo and company apparently decided to give up without actually giving up. They started writing music by spreadsheet. They slapped Hurley from Lost on the cover of an album, also named Hurley. They became the world’s most successful touring cover band. “If we’re going to be a joke,” they seemed to suggest, “We might as well be in on it, and have a little fun in the process.”

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 01:14 AM
Record Store Day Unveils 2019 Release List - Stereogum

Are you excited for Record Store Day? Yes? No? It doesn't matter! Either way, it's coming, and as usual, and it's bringing a whole laundry list of exclusives

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 11:33 PM
Two bands played a gig at Wendy’s*

If this turns out to be some piece of devious viral marketing, it will break our hearts. We at The Takeout are currently bewitched, bothered, and bewildered by the rock-and-roll magic that took place inside a Wendy’s in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday night, when two touring bands found themselves playing an impromptu show inside the surprisingly roomy confines of The House That Dave Thomas Built. Rock and roll will never fry.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 02:06 AM
Women in Production Face ‘Epidemic of Invisibility’ -

By Clive Young. The Recording Academy has unveiled its Inclusion Initiative with the aim of increasing the number of female producers and engineers across the industry. The move comes in the wake of an extensive USC Annenberg study that found “female producers face an epidemic of invisibility."

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 06:23 PM
Music industry sexism: will Matt Healy's Brits moment spark change? | Music | The Gua

A discussion about music and misogyny with Chris of Christine and the Queens, the 1975’s Matty Healy, DJ Matt Wilkinson and Guardian deputy music editor Laura Snapes

Whitecat 19th February 2019 04:19 PM
SoundCloud's New Tool Lets Artists Distribute Music Directly to Apple Music and Spoti

SoundCloud today announced a new feature that allows creators to distribute their music directly to major streaming music services like Apple Music,...

Whitecat 19th February 2019 09:45 AM
Misfits’ Doyle: $50 Meet-and-Greets Are Because Fans “Steal” Music

Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein claims that he has to charge a premium for the photo opportunities because fans are "stealing music". He also blasts streaming services like Spotify, saying that musicians' shares are paltry.

Whitecat 18th February 2019 01:00 PM
Chasing rainbows: inside the battle between Radiohead and EMI's Guy Hands | Music | T

A new book details the saga of private equity company Terra Firma acquiring EMI in August 2007 for £4.2bn. This extract details the battle over Radiohead’s seventh album

Whitecat 17th February 2019 01:19 AM
Radio stations have started quietly dropping Ryan Adams

The music industry continues to come to terms this week with the recent allegations against Ryan Adams, which saw multiple women—including one who was underage at the time—accuse him of engaging in emotionally and sexually abusive behavior against them. Universal Music Group pulled his upcoming album off its release schedule yesterday, and the FBI has announced that it’s investigating some of the charges against him. Now those reactions are trickling down to the radio stations where songs like his new single “**** The Rain” have been a consistent presence for decades, per a new Billboard investigative piece.

Whitecat 16th February 2019 11:58 PM
St. Vincent on Dua Lipa’s Grammys Speech, Empowering Women – Rolling Ston

St. Vincent discusses Dua Lipa's Grammys 2019 speech and addresses how the music industry could empower more women.

Whitecat 15th February 2019 11:33 PM
Women Will Dominate—and Dismantle—the Music Industry in 2019 | WIRED

From Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves to Tierra Whack and Lizzo, this year is all about female artists remaking the music biz.

Whitecat 15th February 2019 07:43 PM
Classical Music on Apple Music: What's Wrong and How Apple Can Fix It - MacRumors

Last August, Apple Music was updated with a new section in Browse curated by Deutsche Grammophon, one of the biggest classical music labels in the...

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