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Whitecat 1 day ago 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 1 day ago 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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...

Whitecat 3 days ago 11:46 PM
'This has seriously annoyed me!' Why a stage times ban caused an outcry | Music | The

When the 100 Club announced it wouldn’t be posting stage times for gigs, punters were enraged. So what is at stake – for venues, gig-goers and support acts?

Whitecat 3 days ago 09:19 PM
The Ryan Adams allegations are the tip of an indie-music iceberg | Music | The Guardi

So-called alternative musicians pride themselves on being more enlightened than their rock counterparts, but in my years of writing about them, I have found no end of ‘beta male misogyny’

Whitecat 4 days ago 01:58 PM
Music organisations call for Copyright Directive to be cancelled in current form | Di

A letter signed by ICMP, IFPI and IMPALA, and bodies from the sport and audio-visual sectors says that the current draft no longer meets the original objectives.

Whitecat 5 days ago 01:13 AM
Meet the Londoner fighting knife crime with a travelling music studio

With the help of a bus-turned-recording studio,*Justin Finlayson*and his United Borders project are fighting violence on the Harlesden estates where he grew u

Whitecat 5 days ago 04:34 PM
Grammy TV audience edges up as female-packed show gets warm reviews

The U.S. television audience for Sunday's Grammy Awards show on CBS rose slightly, to 19.9 million viewers, Nielsen ratings data showed on Monday.

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:48 AM
You Almost Have To Respect This $900,000 Kanye West Fashion Week Scam - Stereogum

Longtime Kanye West songwriter Malik Yusef allegedly used a fake charity affiliation and a forged Kanye signature to extract $900,000 from fashion designer

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:29 AM
EU copyright reforms a step closer - but Google warns they 'could harm creatives'

Websites like YouTube would have to work with content makers and filter out copyrighted material under the new rules.

Whitecat 1 week ago 12:20 AM
Is streaming killing the radio star? | Media | The Guardian

As more young listeners switch off, broadcasters are having to ring the changes

Whitecat 1 week ago 06:10 PM
Wiz Khalifa makes history by releasing a song on an Oreo cookie

Wiz Khalifa has teamed up with his son Sebastien to release a song on an Oreo cookie.

Whitecat 1 week ago 06:08 PM
Thank u, next! Why pop stars fell out of love with albums | Music | The Guardian

Chart-toppers used to focus on long-players. Now, in the streaming era, they can release tracks whenever they like – and many, including Ariana Grande, have decided to do just that

Whitecat 1 week ago 05:40 PM
Spotify buys podcast firms Gimlet and Anchor | Technology | The Guardian

Streaming service reports first quarterly profits as it reveals plans to broaden beyond music

Whitecat 1 week ago 10:10 AM
1970s-era musicians sue Sony, UMG to reclaim song rights | Article [AMP] | Reuters

David Johansen, John Waite and other prominent 1970s musicians filed lawsuits on Tuesday accusing Sony Music Entertainment Inc and UMG Recordings Inc of improperly refusing to let them reclaim rights to songs they had long ago signed away.

Whitecat 1 week ago 08:56 AM
HMV (UK) bought by Canadian music store mogul Doug Putman | Business | The Guardian

Sunrise Records owner to keep 100 of chain’s 125 stores, safeguarding 1,500 jobs

Whitecat 1 week ago 04:08 PM
Can AI replace music mastering engineers? - The Verge

A new wave of products are using artificial intelligence to take over mastering, the expensive final step in music production

Whitecat 1 week ago 01:45 PM
Marshmello makes history with first ever Fortnite in-game concert | Games | The Guard

Live virtual show by EDM producer had dancing avatars with weapon options disabled

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 01:15 AM
Article 13, YouTube and What's Really Going on in Brussels (Column) | Billboard

An explainer on copyright reform making its way through the European Union, particularly the hotly-debated Article 13, which could change the way services like YouTube operate in Europe and beyond.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 04:09 PM
Rocketmen and stardust: why music biopics dominate the film industry | Music | The Gu

Pop star glamour is an increasingly bankable asset for movie producers, with biopics of David Bowie, Keith Moon and others coming in the wake of Bohemian Rhapsody

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:29 AM
Sony reports best-ever quarterly profit on strong music business | Article [AMP] |

Japan's Sony Corp raked in its highest-ever quarterly profit after booking one-time gains related to its acquisition of EMI, though shrinking earnings at the game division could further prompt investors to look for next growth drivers.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 07:01 PM
The R Kelly conundrum: does Spotify’s new mute button go far enough? | Music | The

As many call for Kelly’s music to be removed altogether, the platform introduced a tool that puts the onus on to its users

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 02:12 PM
'I hope Kanye samples it': the day centre with its own recording studio | Society | T

Learning-disabled people at the Daylight centre are exploring their creativity by releasing their own songs

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:29 AM
Two-thirds of British children make music, study finds | Music | The Guardian

Youth Music poll shows 39% rise in music-making among young people since 2006

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:53 AM
Linda Perry, pioneering producer, smashing through history - SFGate

Linda Perry didn't originally set out to be a music producer, but the singer who was focused on writing lyrics would hear noises in her head.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 12:59 AM
Listen To The Music Play: How The Grateful Dead Remain Relevant In 2019

In the list of last year’s biggest North American concert tours, among the expected big-name pop acts like Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars was Dead & Company, a mix of original Grateful Dead musicians along with new players mining the band’s extensive back catalog.

GearAndGuitars 2 weeks ago 10:34 PM
2018 Streaming Price Bible! Per Stream Rates Drop as Streaming Volume Grows. YouTube&

Here we go again. To see previous years, click [here]. This data set is isolated to the calendar year 2018 and represents a mid-sized indie label with an approximately 250+ album catalog now generating almost 1b streams annually. 2018 is the year we saw streaming truly mature as the dominant source of recorded music revenues.…

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 04:31 PM
Young people are turning to classical music to escape ‘noise of modern life’ | Mu

Backers of new radio station say research shows a growing audience for the classics among under-35s

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:34 AM
Baby Shark is in the charts but no one is getting the money - NME

Baby Shark’ has become a global hit – but no one appears to own the rights to it.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 07:22 PM
Ariana Grande sets new UK record for most streams in a week | Music | The Guardian

The singer’s track 7 Rings was streamed 16.9m times, beating previous record holder Mariah Carey

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 06:17 PM
Viagogo threatened with more legal action over changing practices | Money | The Guard

Controversial ticket resale site has not complied with court order, says regulator

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 05:17 PM
Here's why you'll be seeing fewer band posters in the bedrooms of cinematic teenagers

The teenage bedroom is a place of mystery and, often, domestic horror—a cluttered and sometimes damp first attempt at expressing individual identity through interior decorating. Capturing this atmosphere on film requires a deft touch and a creative mind, something illustrated in a new piece by Broadly’s Sirin Kale that includes interviews with three production designers on their individual approaches to creating the bedrooms of famous teen characters.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 11:22 PM
Spotify’s new feature lets you block any artist on the platform

Despite losing ground to Apple Music in the United States, Spotify is still the biggest music streaming service in the world. That said, it is still missing a few key features, but one of those missing features is finally in the testing phase.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 02:17 PM
Listeners and stars up in arms as BBC Sounds app backfires | Media | The Guardian

Flaws in replacement for iPlayer radio service attract a deluge of complaints

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 09:50 PM
Ticket resale company 'determined to sit outside the law' - BBC News

Viagogo insists it has improved its practices but campaigners say it is failing to comply with the law.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 08:06 PM
Rappers Skengdo and AM breached injunction by performing drill music - BBC News

Skengdo and AM breached a gang injunction by performing music which "incited violence", police say.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 03:19 PM
Once upon a time … British pop stars top the charts as children’s authors | UK ne

Numerous comedians have shown they have the magic touch with bedtime stories: now it appears to be the musicians’ turn

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 01:43 PM
Spotify’s first piece of hardware will be a $100 music player for your car

Spotify is setting its sights on your car as the target for the music streaming giant’s first hardware device.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 01:38 PM
Viagogo releases data showing huge scale of ticket touting | Money | The Guardian

Website publishes details of small firms and sole traders who are vastly inflating prices

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 02:05 AM
Fyre Festival: Inside the world's biggest festival flop - BBC News

A new documentary sheds light on what allegedly went on behind the scenes at the disastrous Fyre Festival.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 10:04 PM
Woodstock Will Return This Summer, For Its 50th Anniversary : NPR

Will peace, love and music be back? One of the original organizers of the iconic 1969 event is putting together a new three-day festival, which will take place in August in upstate New York.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 11:39 AM
To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet - The New York Time

A team in Cremona, Italy, wants to preserve every note from the world’s finest instruments before they become too fragile to play. But perfect recordings need silence. Lots of it.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 09:14 AM
Female Composers Are Trying to Break Film’s Sound Barrier - The New York Times

They’re rarely hired to score movies, even female superhero films like “Wonder Women 1984.” Some in the field are trying to change that.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 08:26 PM
Viagogo briefly discloses details of touts before deadline | Money | The Guardian

Website has been ordered to publish full details of sellers by midnight on Thursday

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 09:51 PM
Michael Beinhorn Wants to Bring Back the Art of Preproduction | L.A. Weekly

Acclaimed producer Michael Beinhorn has worked with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Hole, Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson, Mew, Social Distortion and Ozzy Osbourne, and he's launched a new preproduction service. We chatted with him about it all.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 12:21 AM
A Boogie's 'Hoodie SZN' Hits #1 With Only 823 Copies Sold - Stereogum

Last week, our Tom Breihan posted a scathing review of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's generic new album Hoodie SZN. This week, the album has moved past 21 Savage's I

Whitecat 13th January 2019 09:49 PM
Missy Elliott to Be First Female Rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame - The New York Ti

The tribute makes Elliott only the third rapper to be inducted into the organization, following Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.

Whitecat 13th January 2019 08:34 PM
Potential HMV buyers given until Tuesday to make an offer | Business | The Guardian

Several approaches to stricken entertainment retailer believed to have been made already

Whitecat 13th January 2019 04:46 PM
U.S. Vinyl Album Sales Grew 15% In 2018, Led By The Beatles, Pink Floyd, David Bowie

Vinyl album sales continue to be a bright spot among an otherwise bleak album sales picture. 16.8 million vinyl albums were sold in 2018, according to Nielsen

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