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Whitecat 1 day ago 03:11 PM
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Walter Becker of Steely Dan’s Guitar Collection Heads to Auction – Rollin



A collection of guitars, sound equipment and recording gear belonging to late Steely Dan member Walter Becker will be up for auction.

Whitecat 5 days ago 11:29 PM
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The way Spotify and Apple Music pays artists isn’t fair — Quartz



If you only stream one artist's music, your subscription payment doesn't just go to that artist.

Whitecat 5 days ago 05:04 AM
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Metallica are publishing a children’s book, 'The ABCs of Metallica'

Metallica are publishing a children’s book, the band announced yesterday (July 10).

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:36 PM
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Emotional Oranges: The band whose hidden identity keeps them 'normal' - BBC News



LA-based disco R&B band Emotional Oranges prefer to keep their identities secret and focus on music.

Whitecat 1 week ago 05:55 AM
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A Detroit Music Festival That Charged White People More Backtracks on Its Pricing - T



Afrofuture Fest initially planned to charge people of color $20 and “non-POC” $40. By Sunday evening, it announced a general admission fee of $20 for all.

Whitecat 1 week ago 04:28 PM
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A brief history of why artists are no longer making a living making music – Roo



I would like to begin this talk on the future of “popular” music with a few cautionary notes about our ability to see into the future clearly.

Whitecat 1 week ago 08:18 PM
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Guitar sales soar following The Cure’s Glastonbury headline set



Sales of electric guitars have reportedly soared in the wake of The Cure's headline set at this year's Glastonbury

Whitecat 1 week ago 04:49 AM
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Taylor Swift's lawyer says she was never given opportunity to buy masters | Music | T



Donald Passman refutes Big Machine label head Scott Borchetta’s claim that Swift ‘had every chance’ to own her recordings

Whitecat 1 week ago 03:20 PM
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Spotify will no longer let artists upload their own music - CNN



After a brief experiment, Spotify will no longer let artists upload their music directly to its platform.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:10 PM
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Taylor Swift is furious at the sale of her master tapes – but she’s luckier than



A company fronted by Scooter Braun – whom Swift has accused of bullying her – has bought the rights to the singer’s older work

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:58 PM
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Ticketmaster Fined $4.5 Million by Canadian Government for Misleading Pricing | Pitch



Investigation found that fees would increase prices by “more than 20% and, in some cases, over 65%” what was advertised

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 02:21 PM
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Pre-saving music online can cost you privacy, report says | Music | The Guardian



Fans eager to hear new albums first are warned they give labels extensive access to their data

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 12:33 PM
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Can hit songs be worth more than gold? - BBC News



Chart-topping tunes are the latest thing you can invest your money in. But how wise is that exactly?

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 04:10 PM
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Pro Audio Weighs the Troubles with Tariffs - ProSoundNetwork.com



By Steve Harvey. Manufacturers feel the pressure as the U.S. trade war with China heats up.

Whitecat 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 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 11th June 2019 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 11th June 2019 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 11th June 2019 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 10th June 2019 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 10th June 2019 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 9th June 2019 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 8th June 2019 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 7th June 2019 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 6th June 2019 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 6th June 2019 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 6th June 2019 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 6th June 2019 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 5th June 2019 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 4th June 2019 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 1st June 2019 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 1st June 2019 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 31st May 2019 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 31st May 2019 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 30th May 2019 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 30th May 2019 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 25th May 2019 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 24th May 2019 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?

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