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Whitecat 10 hours ago 02:09 PM
Jered Threatin - BBC News

He tried to fake his way to fame and got caught red-handed. Or did he? A conversation with a false rock god.

Whitecat 1 day ago 09:57 AM
Refugees hoping to top Christmas singles chart with festive charity track

The song was mastered at the same renowned studio as songs by the likes of Michael Jackson, Beyonce and Queen.

Whitecat 1 day ago 01:11 AM
Christmas partygoers urged to wear earplugs to protect hearing | Society | The Guardi

Concentration of noisy events over festive period poses particular risk, says charity

Whitecat 3 days ago 12:45 PM
Taylor Swift used facial recognition on her own unwitting fans – but why? | Trusted

Taylor Swift used facial recognition technology on fans without their knowledge, in an effort to spot known stalkers who may have gained entry to one of her concerts, it has emerged.

Whitecat 3 days ago 12:41 PM
Blurred Lines Suit Against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Ends in $5M Judgment – Rollin

Marvin Gaye family's copyright infringement lawsuit against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams ends in $5 million judgment.

Whitecat 4 days ago 03:40 PM
Neil Young Drops Barclays As Hyde Park Sponsor - Stereogum

A few days ago, Neil Young denounced the organizers and sponsor for his forthcoming concert with Bob Dylan at London's Hyde Park, citing premature ticket sales

Whitecat 6 days ago 11:30 AM
Neil Young criticises festival sponsor Barclays over 'fossil fuel funding' | Music |

Young says choice of sponsor for his London show with Bob Dylan ‘doesn’t work for me’ and claims promoters British Summer Time ‘jumped the gun’

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:05 AM
How do you formulate a Christmas number one?

Music experts think they have cracked the perfect recipe for a number one, including how many beats per minute the song should be.

Whitecat 1 week ago 08:20 PM
Russia: Why some of its biggest musicians were arrested - BBC News

Stars such as IC3PEAK have had concerts cancelled without clear reasons. They say it's a covert cultural war against Russian youth.

Whitecat 1 week ago 01:26 PM
Spotify just released 2018's most streamed artists and yup, it's all dudes

Spotify just released the most streamed artists of 2018, all of whom are male.

Whitecat 1 week ago 02:23 PM
The Rise of Netflix Competitors Has Pushed Consumers Back Toward Piracy - Motherboard

BitTorrent usage has bounced back because there's too many streaming services, and too much exclusive content.

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:10 AM
'The People Have Been Fooled' Music Industry Leaders Deliver Scathing Verdict On Brex

Music industry leaders comment on the U.K. Government's lack of direction and clarity, and share their concerns about a post-Brexit future for the sector.

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:37 AM
'Busking might die out': musicians fear for future as councils crack down | Cities |

Councils are increasingly trying to prosecute street musicians, say campaigners – but there are better ways to deal with noise nuisance

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:01 AM
Baby It's Cold Outside pulled by radio station, citing #MeToo - BBC News

A Cleveland radio station said listeners had voiced concerns the song was inappropriate.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:38 PM
Sound advice: why rockstars are my guiding light | Life and style | The Guardian

Therapy helps in a crisis. But when it comes to lessons in life, music has most of the answers, says Ted Kessler

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:00 PM
Reggae music to be protected by the UN - BBC News

The music genre, made famous by artists like Bob Marley, is added to a list of cultural treasures.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 07:06 PM
'It was like working in a mill, but with drugs': how indie labels reinvented British

It’s 40 years since Rough Trade, Mute and Factory Records used an anti-industry attitude to give a voice to the likes of Joy Division and Depeche Mode. The labels’ founders recall why they had to rip things up and start again

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:04 AM
Viagogo may have to pay back millions of pounds to fans | Money | The Guardian

Resale site customers who were refused entry to concerts could get refunds following court order

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:43 PM
Virgin Launches Rock ’n’ Roll Themed Wine Club

Each case comes with band-themed bottles and music pairings.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 06:53 PM
Taylor Swift strikes a blow for fellow artists as digital revenues soar | Business |

The star’s big new deal with Universal offers a Spotify windfall for all – and remarkable personal terms for herself

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 08:05 PM
Don't look back in anger: did Britpop cause Brexit? | Music | The Guardian

It’s a thesis doing the rounds – and is full of holes. But there’s no denying that Britpop’s nostalgia did make flag-waving nationalism more acceptable

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 05:27 PM
Switched-On Bach: How a transgender synth pioneer changed music

Wendy Carlos’s 1968 album of Bach music for Moog synthesiser brought electronic music into the mainstream and influenced artists from Giorgio Moroder to Daft Punk

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:15 AM
Iconic Guitar Builder Loses His Home and Workshop to Flames in Paradise

Legendary guitar builder Wayne Charvel lost his workshop and home in the Camp Fire. His son and building partner*Michael tells us the story.*

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:52 PM
She's a killer queen: Bohemian Rhapsody*is the second highest-grossing music bio

It took roughly eight years to come to fruition, but Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody*hasn’t stopped rocking the box office since it hit theaters on November 2. It took Dumbledore and the goddamned Grinch to best it this weekend, though the film, currently in its third week, still came out ahead of new, buzzy flicks like Steve McQueen’s Widows and the soul-warming Instant Family by raking in $15 million. That brings its estimated domestic box office to nearly $128 million, according to Box Office Mojo, which also reveals that, when factoring in its international pull, the film has earned roughly $384 million worldwide. And it’s only going up.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 06:21 PM
Taylor Swift leaves lifelong label to sign with Universal Music Group | Music | The G

The new deal includes a condition enhancing UMG’s existing commitment to distribute money to artists from the sale of Spotify shares

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 08:32 PM
Sound Investment: What We Know About The High-End Vinyl Market

In the last 12 months of sales, a handful of downright eye-popping transactions happened in the Discogs Marketplace. Five records broke the $10,000 plateau, which happened only once before in the site’s history!

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 03:18 PM
Justin Bieber remix part of £200m song catalogue sale | Business | The Guardian

Hipgnosis Song Fund offers investors the chance to cash in on royalties of famous artists

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 11:38 PM
Jered Threatin Breaks His Silence: “If You Are Reading This, You Are Part Of Th

For the past week, the collective imagination of the internet has been captured by the story of one Jered Threatin, a metalhead with big dreams who managed to

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 10:59 AM
How we made: Ministry of Sound | Culture | The Guardian

‘I found a car park in Elephant and Castle, south London, with a roof covered in pigeon poo. I walked in and thought, “This is it!”’

Whitecat 10th November 2018 08:37 PM
Tim Ingham: Album in Trouble, Music Business Probably Can’t Save It – Rolling

Sales are plummeting, and the music industry is returning to the era of track-led consumption. Is the LP doomed?

Whitecat 9th November 2018 08:00 PM
'Fake band' Threatin just played a UK tour to... pretty much no-one - NME

Paid-for Facebook likes and YouTube comments from a 'fake band' called Threatin have led to one of the strangest stories of the year.

Whitecat 6th November 2018 09:31 PM
Music education 'thrown to the wolves' in the UK - BBC News

A study suggests children from poorer families are being priced out of learning musical instruments.

Whitecat 6th November 2018 04:28 PM
Guitar Center Unveils Remodeled Hollywood Store and How It Plans to Come Back From th

After a rough couple years and a mounting debt crisis, Guitar Center is back on the upswing and looking to chart a new path forward.

Whitecat 6th November 2018 03:30 PM
Welcome online, Adam Rickitt! Abandoned pop's digital revival | Music | The Guardian

Some of the biggest 90s and 00s pop hits are now available to stream, thanks to one dogged fan’s Twitter campaign, Pop Music Activism

Whitecat 6th November 2018 02:52 PM
Matt Hancock: GPs should prescribe concerts and mixtapes - BBC News

Government's 'social prescribing' plans include concert trips and arts classes for patients.

Whitecat 6th November 2018 11:35 AM
Inside the booming business of background music | News | The Guardian

The long read: Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated – and influential – than any of us realise.

Whitecat 4th November 2018 11:05 AM
Reclining album sales? Why pop stars are making sofas not songs | Music | The Guardia

From Louise Redknapp’s footstools to Kylie’s Atmosphere Duvet, an increasing number of musicians are turning to home furnishings

Whitecat 4th November 2018 09:54 AM
If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain, will you find love? | Music

Maddened by the improbability of the pina colada song, in which a cheating couple end up on a blind date with each other, a data journalist crunches the numbers

Whitecat 3rd November 2018 10:30 AM
Do androids dream of electric beats? How AI is changing music for good | Music | The

Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence make music composition easier than ever – because a machine is doing half the work. Could computers soon go it alone?

Whitecat 2nd November 2018 12:39 PM
'Everybody is looking at us right now': how black British pop reclaimed the charts |

It was once ignored by major labels, but thanks to a diasporic sound and a fiercely independent attitude, black British music is at an all-time high. Six artists – Mabel, Not3s, Kojo Funds, B Young, Amelia Monet and Steel Banglez – explain their meteoric rise

Whitecat 2nd November 2018 12:00 PM
Has stadium rock been unplugged? - BBC News

We ask if the era of big-haired rock and roll bands headlining at Wembley Stadium has come to an end.

Whitecat 30th October 2018 11:31 PM
Can't always get what you want: why artists struggle to stop politicians using their

Pharrell has sent Trump a cease-and-desist letter, requesting he stop playing Happy at rallies. Will it make a difference?

Whitecat 30th October 2018 08:05 PM
Tekashi69 XXXtentacion & Music Industry Complicity

The music industry has no clue what to do with the men that make them lots of money but do horrible things.

Whitecat 30th October 2018 09:20 AM
UK Music seeks reassurance on Budget's tech tax | Talent | Music Week

The trade body has broadly welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget, but called for further clarification on areas including the proposed digital tax targeting tech giants, business rates, licensing and support for music in schools to support future talent. “Music should be a right and an opportunity for children to experience everywhere,” said CEO Michael Dugher.

Whitecat 29th October 2018 07:20 PM
'Now!' Turns 20: Remembering 2 Decades Of Soulless Pop Comps - Stereogum

I burned my final mix CD in 2013. "Random Music" was scrawled in sharpie across the reflective silver disc, belying the very deliberate and not at all random

Whitecat 27th October 2018 01:35 PM
Visualizing 40 Years of Music Industry Sales

A revealing look at three decades of music industry sales. After a devastating decline, streaming services like Spotify are helping the industry regain its footing.

Whitecat 24th October 2018 12:37 AM
Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj over unauthorised sample | Music | The Guardian

Singer has filed a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement over a track sampling 1988 hit Baby Can I Hold You

Whitecat 23rd October 2018 03:46 PM
The new movie soundtrack: A Spotify playlist | The Star

Spotify Technology SA is disrupting another part of the music business: the soundtrack album. Independent movie studio A24 is releasing the music to the new film “Mid90s” as a playlist on the streaming service, rather than as an album distributed by a record label.

Whitecat 23rd October 2018 10:11 AM
Drake beats the Beatles' 1964 record for most US Top 10 hits in a year | Music | The

Canadian rapper’s guest spot on MIA by Bad Bunny marks his 12th Top 10 hit in 2018

Whitecat 22nd October 2018 10:27 PM
How do musicians make money - Business Insider

Streaming isn't nearly as lucrative for artists as other revenue streams. The majority of an artist's revenue comes from touring, selling merchandise...

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