Monthly archives: February, 2017

Why Do People Have Different Tastes In Music?

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  Why do we have different tastes in music? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Joyce Schenkein, Neuropsychologist, College Professor, Vision Scientist, on Quora: At least some of our music preference is cultural. Certain combinations of sounds may be more common in particular…


How To Get Booked At Music Festivals

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Booking a music festival gig is one of the most effective ways to grow your fanbase and grab the attention of industry tastemakers. Earning a coveted slot on a festival lineup is a key indicator that you’re not only an extremely talented band, but also that you’re serious about putting in the work to take…


ARE THE MAJOR LABELS IN DANGER OF TURNING MUSIC STREAMING INTO A MONOPOLY OWNED BY APPLE?

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  Spotify represents an important piece of our music industry ecosystem, and the system is vulnerable. Competition is a fundamental part of a free market economy, of which we all reap the benefits. Spotify’s revenues increased 80% in 2015 to US $2.18bn (€1.95bn). However, its annual operating losses also jumped from €165m to €184m as it paid…


Inside the BRITs 2017 Album Of The Year nominees: Skepta, Konnichiwa

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  With the 2017 BRIT Awards almost upon us, Music Week is taking an in-depth look at this year’s BRITs Album Of The Year nominees. Up for the coveted award this year are David Bowie’s Blackstar, Kano’s Made In The Manor, Skepta’s Konnichiwa, Michael Kiwanuka’s Love & Hate and The 1975’s I Like It When You Sleep, For You…


Where Is Music Headed in 2017? Here’s A Peek

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In this era of surprise album drops, left-field smashes fueled by unexpected viral dance clips (you can stop posing like a mannequin now) and short-lead releases, it’s hard to predict what will pop, what will flop and who will land on top. What we do have, however, is data — tons of numbers that can help…


Interview: Alex Da Kid

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  We sat down with Alex Da Kid early January in his flat in Knightsbridge. Alex had just spent Christmas in London, a day before he left for the states he invited Wrap Up to join him for an intimate chat on all things music. The Wrap-Up: As a U.K. producer how hard did you…


NOISEY: Atlanta with Migos, Killer Mike (Full Episode)

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Universal Music and MQA Announce Hi-Res Streaming Collaboration

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  Who’s ready for an audio upgrade? Don’t look now, dear fatigued music consumer, but likely coming soon to a music platform near you is a new hi-resolution audio technology that promises better fidelity than all the cold digitally compressed CDs and MP3 hokum the music biz sold us in the 90s and aughts. This…


Facebook makes a play for music

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Facebook is working on a broad licensing arrangement with the music industry that greenlights user-generated videos with songs — and potentially professional music content too, Bloomberg reports. This follows the recent news of Facebook hiring Tamara Hrivnak, a key music executive at YouTube, to lead its global music strategy and business development. Parties on both…


Why Music Ownership Matters

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Imagine no possessions,” John Lennon asked in a famous song. Then wisely added: “I wonder if you can.” I note that Lennon was driving a 19-feet-long Rolls Royce when he composed the song “Imagine.” In fact, he didn’t really drive it; he had a couple of chauffeurs available for that. The former Beatle spent his…