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Whitecat 16 hours ago 07:46 AM
End of Owning Music: How CDs, Downloads Died - Rolling Stone

Physical formats are cratering, but vinyl's niche is growing. Jack White and other experts explain the future of listening.

Whitecat 1 week ago 01:05 PM
Lifeline for Gibson Guitars? - The Music Network

The Music Network is Australia’s #1 source for music industry news, charts and jobs since 1994.

Whitecat 1 week ago 05:07 PM
Spotify Offers Managers, Artists Advances to License Music Directly to Its Streaming

Spotify has offered advances to a number of managers and indie acts in exchange for licensing their music directly to the streaming service, sources tell Billboard.

Whitecat 1 week ago 04:39 PM
People: how the National and Bon Iver's streaming service frees musicians | Music | T

Can the new, open-access audio ‘publishing platform’ attract more than just superfans of its indie-rock creators?

Whitecat 1 week ago 11:05 AM
Vinyl and Brexit: 'Terrifying' or a 'great opportunity'? - BBC News

Newsbeat's been hearing from leading music industry voices about how Brexit will affect the future of vinyl.

Whitecat 1 week ago 09:18 PM
Rare Prince album surfaces in Canada - BBC News

A pristine copy of the star's "lost classic" The Black Album is discovered in Canada.

Whitecat 1 week ago 03:49 PM
BBC to close Maida Vale studios and move live music base to east London | Media | The

World-famous studios have hosted thousands of performances ranging from the Beatles to Beyoncé

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 05:34 PM
RIP Channel U:*the urban music champion that gave power to the people | Music | The

The likes of Dizzee Rascal, Skepta and Giggs all had their careers boosted by the now-defunct satellite channel, but its real magic lay in giving non-professionals a voice

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:49 AM
Spotify Rescinds Hateful Conduct Policy, Restores XXXTentacion To Playlists - Stereog

A few weeks ago, Spotify announced a new hate content and hateful conduct policy, but after industry pushback they have officially rescinded the policy and

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 06:36 PM
Recording Academy Chief Neil Portnow To Step Down Next Year - Stereogum

Neil Portnow, president/CEO of the Recording Academy, will step down from his post when his contract expires, sources tell Billboard. Portnow, who has served as

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 10:32 PM
Michael Jackson's estate sues ABC for copyright infringement | Article [AMP] | Reu

Michael Jackson's estate sued ABC on Wednesday, arguing that a special the network aired last week about the pop singer's final days used his songs and music videos without permission.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 09:36 PM
London buskers first in world to be paid with contactless cards

Street musicians across the capital to accept payments via cash, contactless cards, wearable technology and chip and pin.

Whitecat 2 weeks ago 08:29 AM
YouTube deletes 30 music videos after Met link with gang violence | UK news | The Gua

Content removed as police chief associates drill lyrics with surge in stabbings and murders

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:26 AM
Has it all gone Pete Tong for electronic dance music? | Music | The Guardian

The fast-growing, all-conquering subculture appears to have hit a sales plateau

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:27 AM
Guitar maker Fender and four Japanese musical instrument manufacturers raided in pric

The world-famous guitar maker Fender and four leading keyboard manufacturers are at the centre of a price fixing investigation after “dawn raids” were carried out at their British offices.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 06:42 PM
Bye, Spotify: can this new streaming service help listeners play fair? | Music | The

Music subscription service Resonate gives artists both money and power over content with a stream-to-own model

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 10:20 PM
Spotify partially walks back its "hateful conduct" policy after pushback fr

Two weeks ago, Spotify made headlines by announcing that it was extending its “hateful speech” and “hateful conduct” policies out into the real world, removing from its playlists music by artists whose off-stage actions are “so particularly out of line with our values, egregious, in a way that it becomes something that we don’t want to associate ourselves with.” Specifically, the service de-playlisted music by R. Kelly—who’s been accused multiple times over the years of predatory behavior against young women, up to and including allegations of running a “sex cult”—and rapper and accused domestic abuser XXXTentacion.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 09:11 PM
Facebook made an AI that convincingly turns one style of music into another

Researchers from Facebook's AI Research team just unveiled an neural network capable of processing and translating music in a way that's never before been done. Hearing is believing.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 01:51 PM
Spotify to pay out $112m in royalties to songwriters after settlement | Music | The G

The streaming company will recompense songwriters not paid enough royalties, but one unhappy music publisher claims ruling is ‘a free pass on wilful infringement’

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 07:27 PM
How Ed Sheeran is tackling ticket touts - BBC News

The pop star has taken an aggressive stance by cancelling more than 10,000 tickets for his tour.

Whitecat 3 weeks ago 06:31 PM
Nashville Producer Fights for Backyard Studio as Home-Studio Owners Nationwide Hope N

Home recording studios have boomed over the past couple decades with software's increasing sophistication, but in most major cities they continue to operate in a legal grey area between commercial and private use.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 01:02 AM
Lyor Cohen, YouTube's Music Head, Faces Down A Doubtful Music Business : The Record :

The former rap mogul and current head of music at YouTube on #MeToo (sort of), Migos and his mortality.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 06:44 PM
YouTube to launch new music streaming service | Music | The Guardian

YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music and take on Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 05:48 PM
Study shows pop music is getting sadder, just like the rest of us

Ah, music: A series of bleeps and bloops placed into semi-deliberate order, with an eye toward making people feel stuff in their think-meat. We generally operate on the assumption that a society’s music says something about it, good or bad, which is why it’s wearyingly depressing—but also depressingly understandable—that modern music has apparently gotten a lot sadder over the last few years.

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 09:31 PM
Feel the beat: deaf fans fight for access to live music | Music | The Guardian

The myth that deafness impedes appreciation of music is gradually being debunked – and new technology is helping. But marginalised deaf fans say attitudes are still a huge problem

Whitecat 4 weeks ago 09:17 PM
Tim Cook confirms Apple Music's 50 million users, big push into tv and movies

In a wide-ranging interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook divulged Apple Music subscriber numbers, and said that a strong push into television and movies is underway.

Whitecat 13th May 2018 12:34 PM
Liam Gallagher, Jack White, Damon Albarn: how to grow old in rock | Music | The Guard

Festival lineups are filled with middle-aged stars and former headliners. But how can musicians stay relevant in a millennial music age?

Whitecat 12th May 2018 08:07 PM
Peter Gabriel’s Music is Coming to Spotify | Music News | Consequence of Sound

Listen to Gabriel's first four solo albums, plus So, Us, and Up and a pair of greatest hits compilations on Spotify beginning May 18th.

Whitecat 10th May 2018 07:37 PM
Whole lotta debt: can Gibson guitars strike a chord again? | Music | The Guardian

The guitar-maker favoured by everyone from Jimmy Page to Johnny Marr has filed for bankruptcy. But with old models fetching up to £200,000, the firm should still be able to trade on its reputation

Whitecat 10th May 2018 06:07 PM
Spotify removes R. Kelly, XXXTentacion from playlists under new hateful conduct polic

The campaign to #MuteRKelly has gained another powerful ally: This morning, Spotify quietly removed Kelly’s music, as well as that of accused domestic abuser XXXTentacion, from its editorial and algorithmic playlists, according to Billboard and Pitchfork. Both men’s music still comes up when you search their names, and their artist-specific “This is...” playlists are still up on the streaming service. But Spotify will no longer include them in its various genre- and mood-based playlists (i.e., RapCaviar and New Music Friday), and they will no longer pop up in users’ algorithmically-generated Discover Weekly playlists, either.

Whitecat 9th May 2018 06:58 PM
Tidal Accused Of Falsifying Beyoncé & Kanye West Streaming Numbers - Stereogum

A new investigation from a Norwegian newspaper accuses Tidal of falsifying Beyoncé and Kanye West's streaming numbers that they reported around the release of

Whitecat 8th May 2018 05:32 PM
The Ultimate Analog Music Is Back, Ballfinger Reel-to-Reel Tape - Bloomberg

Surging demand for vinyl LPs has raised hopes for the reel-to-reel tape deck, which returns to sale this month for the first time in decades.

Whitecat 7th May 2018 12:39 AM
FYF 2018 Canceled Due To Poor Ticket Sales - Stereogum

This year's FYF Fest, which was to be headlined by Janet Jackson, Florence + the Machine and Future, is being canceled due to poor ticket sales, Billboard has

Whitecat 6th May 2018 09:16 AM
Smart ticketing system may finally outwit the ruthless touts | UK news | The Guardian

Two British graduates launch solution to rampant counterfeiting and resale profiteering

Whitecat 5th May 2018 10:46 AM
Played out? Gibson's bankruptcy fuels fears for the guitar's future | Music | The Gua

The industry faces threats from changing musical tastes, online commerce, and the instrument’s own durability. But new talent offers hope

Whitecat 4th May 2018 11:41 PM
Facial recognition is coming to TicketMaster events

Ticketmaster's parent company, Live Nation, has acquired the facial recognition company Blink Identity, which will allow it to scan faces at events.

Whitecat 4th May 2018 02:05 PM
Why fans want to hear the hits not ‘one from the new album’ | Music | The Guardia

From Liam Payne to Gwen Stefani and (almost) Nadine Coyle, pop stars are increasingly relying on their old bandmates to shift tickets

Whitecat 2nd May 2018 10:23 AM
Record Store Day hits new sales peak - BBC News

David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen helped Record Store Day reach a new peak in 2018.

Whitecat 1st May 2018 04:24 PM
Music Modernization Act will alter how old recordings are reimbursed by Apple Music a

The new Music Modernization Act bill has passed the House of Representatives that aims to bring laws for music licensing and royalty payments into alignment with modern technologies, like streaming through Apple Music and Spotify.

Whitecat 1st May 2018 01:53 PM
Gibson guitar maker files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

The Nashville, Tenn.-based company said it had support from creditors for a deal that would allow it to survive.

Whitecat 1st May 2018 11:43 AM
"Gigs will go dark" - Petition launched against EU 'threat' to ve

A new petition has been launched to combat EU regulations that production professionals claim pose a direct and "immediate" threat to all live concert lighting.*

Whitecat 1st May 2018 08:51 AM
Spotify's 'Got You by the Balls' — And Now They're Testing Out

Spotify's got 71 million reasons to test a price increase out.* But will this little experiment work? Here's the latest on Spotify premium price bump.

Whitecat 30th April 2018 07:05 PM
Music downloads can gauge consumer vibe – Bank of England | Business | The Guardian

Chief economist says ‘taste in books, TV and radio may also offer a window on the soul’

Whitecat 30th April 2018 04:10 PM
Gibson to sue Tronical as it brands auto-tuning firm’s lawsuit “a public

Troubled guitar giant alleges German firm's claims of damages are 'unsubstantiated'

Whitecat 28th April 2018 09:43 AM
Digital killed the CD. Will anyone mourn it? | Brigid Delaney | Opinion | The Guardia

It’s hard now to believe, but there was a time when people would break into your car to steal the shiny, cheaply made scratch-magnets, says Guardian columnist Brigid Delaney

GearAndGuitars 27th April 2018 07:34 PM
YouTube Struggles With Plan to Clean Up Mess That Made It Rich - Bloomberg

Extremist propaganda, dangerous hoaxes, videos of tasered rats—the company is having its worst year ever. Except financially.

Whitecat 27th April 2018 10:05 AM
How ‘Girls I Rate’ is creating opportunities for women in the music industry

Launching in 2016, Girls I Rate has managed to evolve from a dinner for female creatives to an organisation quickly becoming the go-to place for A&Rs to find talent. Speaking to PSNEurope in a recent interview, producer, songwriter and Girls I Rate founder Carla Marie Williams revealed how the organisation is empowering young women, and…

Whitecat 26th April 2018 10:50 PM
Before Zedd Found Maren Morris, 12 Female Singers Tried ‘The Middle’ &#82

The Zedd hit "The Middle" cycled through 12 singers, including Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello and Bebe Rexha, before landing on Maren Morris.

Whitecat 26th April 2018 08:53 PM
High levels of sexual harassment reported by professional UK musicians | Music | The

A new study by Incorporated Society of Musicians has found that 60% of those who responded had experienced sexual abuse, in what is deemed a ‘toxic culture’

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