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Whitecat 1 day ago 10:05 PM
Musicians in lockdown rage against industry machine - Reuters

Lockdown bans on live performances have left many British musicians on the breadline, fuelling a campaign for them to get a bigger share of the profits from streaming their songs online.

Whitecat 2 days ago 10:47 AM
'People continue to turn a blind eye': behind a shocking film about music industry ab

The makers and subjects of On the Record talk about bringing alleged sexual abuse by Russell Simmons to light and why Oprah Winfrey disowned the film

Whitecat 3 days ago 06:32 PM
Warner Music kicks off $1.8 billion Nasdaq IPO - Reuters

Warner Music Group said on Tuesday it is aiming to sell up to $1.82 billion in stock in its U.S. initial public offering, potentially the largest New York IPO so far in 2020 as the market for new stocks rebounds after the COVID-19 pandemic put many debuts on hold.

Whitecat 5 days ago 02:40 PM
'Like a tap being turned off': music magazines fight for survival in UK | Music | The

From Q Magazine to smaller free sheets, many publications hit hard by Covid-19 lockdown

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:08 AM
‘I hope we all now realise how special live music is’: stars on pop’s future af

Festivals are cancelled, livestreams thriving – so how can music recover? Jack Garratt, Ella Eyre, Sara Quin and more talk gigs, hits and togetherness

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:18 AM
Campaign saves 140 UK music venues from "critical" danger for now – but

Around 140 UK music venues at risk of permanent closure due to the coronavirus lockdown have been temporarily saved thanks to a campaign, but the fight is far from over yet

Whitecat 1 week ago 09:30 PM
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber deny chart fraud alleged by Tekashi 6ix9ine | Music |

The US rapper claimed that the pop stars’ management bought 30,000 copies of their charity duet, denying him the US No 1 spot

Whitecat 1 week ago 08:34 AM
Travis McCready Plays First Indoor Concert Since COVID-19 Shutdown - Stereogum

Earlier this month, it was announced that -- amongst various parts of the country eagerly and almost certainly prematurely reopening -- the first indoor concert

Whitecat 1 week ago 03:57 PM
Guided By Voices Launch Subscription Service - Stereogum

The endlessly prolific Guided By Voices are launching a new subscription serviced called HOT FREAKS, named after a track off their classic 1994 album Bee

Whitecat 1 week ago 07:06 PM
The new queen bee: Rihanna is crowned world’s wealthiest female musician | Music |

The megastar enters the Sunday Times UK Rich List musician category today at No 3 with a £468m fortune, beating Adele, Ed Sheeran and Mick Jagger

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:17 PM
How some stars are helping music's unsung heroes in lockdown - BBC News

Guitar players, backing vocalists and engineers are among the hardest hit in the music industry.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:37 AM
Music royalties reach a record high - but a storm is coming - BBC News

More than £800m was distributed to artists and writers last year, but a storm is coming.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 01:11 PM
US court reverses decision to dismiss lawsuit against Coachella's restrictive ra

The clause in question prevents Coachella-booked artists from performing at other North American festivals between December 15 and May 1

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:48 AM
Brexit is killing off music tours in EU and industry may not survive immigration crac

Musicians have revealed how Brexit is already killing off their tours in the EU, as they warn the industry may not survive tough new immigration rules. No less than 71 per cent say their bookings for everything from classical orchestras to rock bands were drying up – even before coronavirus struck, closing down venues and putting concerts on hold.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 04:00 PM
The high-flying circus firm for pop and rock stars - BBC News

How friends Billy Alwen and Julian Bracey built circus performance firm Cirque Bijou.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 05:37 PM
Live music circuit 'risks collapse within weeks' - BBC News

Leaders in the grassroots music scene are calling on the government to help venue operators.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 11:01 AM
Why 2020 'is a write-off' for gigs and festivals - BBC News

A top virologist, bioethicist, and music boss on the impact of Covid-19 on hosting big events.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 02:57 PM
Nearly half of commercial recording studios could close down without government suppo

Almost half of commercial recording studios could go under without financial support from the government, new research has found.*

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:31 AM
'It's a tough island to live on': why coronavirus spells doom for Ibiza | Music | The

Clubs on the White Isle are starting to cancel their events, a disaster for workers who survive on summer income. Pete Tong and others explain what happens next

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 06:28 PM
L.A. recording studios hope to reopen soon after coronavirus - Los Angeles Times

Stars from the Doors to Prince recorded at Sunset Sound. Now, the studio is closed for the first time in 60 years, joining hundreds of others shuttered across L.A.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 11:14 PM
It's boom time for podcasts – but will going mainstream kill the magic? | Televisio

As star names pile onboard and listening habits change, we’re all ears. Can the quality survive?

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 01:03 PM
Live after lockdown: Venues on the idea of gigs with social distancing

Venues have spoken of their concerns and requirements if live gigs were to be allowed again in the UK under the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 09:56 AM
Drive-In Concert In Denmark Skirts Coronavirus Regulations - Stereogum

The future of concerts and live events is very much up in the air due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some experts say concerts won't return until "fall 2021 at

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 04:02 PM
Live after lockdown: Venues on the idea of gigs with social distancing

Venues have spoken of their concerns and requirements if live gigs were to be allowed again in the UK under the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 03:04 PM
Music Venue Trust launches 'Save Our Venues' campaign

The Music Venue Trust have launched the 'Save Our Venues' campaign in a bid to stave off the*economic threat to over 500 UK grassroots music venues

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 09:46 PM
Jay-Z takes action against 'deepfakes' of him rapping Hamlet and Billy Joel | Music |


Whitecat 4 weeks ago 09:08 PM
Joe Bonamassa launches the Fueling Musicians initiative, providing cash and petrol fo

Joe Bonamassa has launched a new program offering relief for musicians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Entitled Fueling Musicians, it will provide musicians with funds as well as prepaid cards to purchase petrol to help them get back to touring as soon as possible.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 09:07 PM
Coronavirus Vaccine: Americans Say They'll Wait Before Attending Sports, Movies, & Co

Bad news for musicians and concert promoters: A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll suggests Americans will not go out to see live music until a coronavirus vaccine

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 09:07 AM
Amoeba Music's Sunset Boulevard store will not re-open following the coronavirus

Amoeba Music have confirmed that they will not be returning to their Sunset Boulevard store in Hollywood following the coronavirus pandemic

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 01:12 PM
Johnny Marr and Nick Cave warn that UK will become "cultural wasteland" wit

A host of leading creative figures in the UK including Johnny Marr and Nick Cave have warned that the UK risks becoming “a cultural wasteland”

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 12:46 PM
AES News: Registration Opens for Online AES Virtual Vienna Convention, June 2

As much of the world follows safe-in-place guidelines and mandates, the Audio Engineering Society is bringing AES Europe Convention directly to attendees. Originally scheduled to take place in Vienna, Austria, the AES Virtual Vienna Convention in now set for June 2 – 5, 2020 with an online format. The AES Virtual Vienna Convention is a front-row-seat to the AES event experience, utilizing live streaming, on-demand audio/video/multimedia presentations, interactive Q&A and forum...

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 10:13 PM
DIY Music Creation Is On a High. Will Quarantine Spark a Renaissance? - Rolling Stone

Online business is booming for Apple's GarageBand music software, as well as Sweetwater, Guitar Center, Reverb, and other retailers.

Whitecat 23rd April 2020 09:41 PM
Spotify's 'tip jar' is a slap in the face for musicians. It should pay them better |

Fans can now donate to their favourite artists via Spotify, but this feature is a tacit admission that the firm undervalues the musicians that make it viable

Whitecat 22nd April 2020 11:28 AM
UK's community radio stations face closure as Covid-19 hits ads | UK news | The Guard

Community Media Association set to hold talks seeking commitment of support

Whitecat 20th April 2020 08:50 PM
Audio Post Perseveres Despite Pandemic |

By Steve Harvey. Despite the pandemic, post providers like Goldcrest Post and Hobo Audio continue while picturing how things will change when things reopen.

Whitecat 20th April 2020 01:20 PM
One World: Together at Home concert raises $127m for coronavirus relief | Music | The

Funds from event organised by Lady Gaga will be split between World Health Organisation and charities

Whitecat 19th April 2020 11:24 PM
Music is a balm right now. But there's little comfort for musicians | John Harris | O

Musicians and venues are in a fight for survival, says the Guardian columnist John Harris

Whitecat 18th April 2020 11:50 AM
California Legislators Amend AB5 Gig Economy Law to Protect Music Professionals | Bil

California legislators have announced changes to AB5, ensuring fair treatment for gig economy workers in the music industry without inhibiting their ability to create and collaborate.

Whitecat 17th April 2020 12:15 PM
Richard Russell: XL Recordings boss on Adele and Dizzee Rascal's success - BBC News

As the boss of XL Recordings, Richard Russell has been one of music's most influential men for decades.

Whitecat 15th April 2020 08:51 PM
Regulator investigates Viagogo's £3.2bn acquisition of StubHub | Money | The Guardia

CMA could also launch a second inquiry which could block the UK part of the controversial deal

Whitecat 15th April 2020 11:51 AM
How Drake harnessed TikTok to slide to number one - BBC News

Tik Tok emerged as a powerful way to break new music. Now established acts are paying attention.

Whitecat 14th April 2020 11:12 PM
Musical notes: how is pop music changing during the pandemic? | Music | The Guardian

In our monthly column, our critics ponder how are listening tastes are changing – and how pop might adapt to a strange new world

Whitecat 13th April 2020 09:58 AM
Indie label on isle of Eigg turns lockdown into source of inspiration | Music | The G

Lost Map Records’ residency invites musicians to spend week in secluded cabin and compose music

Whitecat 13th April 2020 08:11 AM
Concert industry could suffer $9 billion coronavirus loss - Los Angeles Times

According to Pollstar, of the $12.2 billion projected this year in box-office receipts, $8.9 billion could be lost if the industry remains dark for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Whitecat 9th April 2020 02:42 PM
Benedictine nuns release Gregorian chants to help ease coronavirus isolation | World

French order opens abbey doors to allow what could be the largest recording project ever

Whitecat 9th April 2020 02:21 PM
What was the best year for music? - BBC News

Was 1984 more influential than 1982? Streaming statistics from the BPI suggest it might have been.

Whitecat 8th April 2020 02:47 PM
Apple Music Starts $50 million Royalty Advance Fund For Indie Labels - Rolling Stone

Apple Music announced a $50 million royalty advancement fund to help indie labels struggling through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Whitecat 8th April 2020 11:05 AM
Musicians in lockdown: How British bands are keeping creative for their fans - BBC Ne

Marcus Mumford, The Amazons and The Big Moon discusses the role of musicians in a global lockdown.

Whitecat 7th April 2020 11:29 PM
UMG's vault fire class action lawsuit has been dismissed - | All Thin

The class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group (UMG) over the infamous vault fire of 2008 has been dismissed.

Whitecat 7th April 2020 04:17 PM
No shape: how tech helped musicians melt the gender binary | Music | The Guardian

In new book Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary, Sasha Geffen explores music’s new gender nonconformists - here’s an extract

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