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Apple Might Have Signed a Cheaper Music Deal With Warner

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Apple has reportedly signed a deal with a major record label that could ultimately save the company some cash. Apple and Warner Music Group have signed a new deal that will allow the technology giant to continue streaming and selling the label’s catalog through its Apple Music service, Bloomberg is reporting, citing people who claim…


Should Spotify Try to Become the ‘Netflix Of Music’? Not So Fast

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  Spotify and Netflix have plenty in common: they exist within media industries which are still grappling with the transition from sales to streaming. They are poaching executives from these very industries that they are disrupting — from music manager Troy Carter and radio veteran John Marks joining the former, to dozens of executives from…


Lil Wayne’s “I Feel Like Dying” Changed Rap’s Relationship with Drugs Forever

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In that moment, the dealer became the user, and rap became that much more accessible. “I Feel Like Dying” – The Drought Is Over 2 (The Carter 3 Sessions), 2007 For the past several years, rap has exulted in a culture of prescription drug abuse, with hazy anthems to pharmaceuticals like Xanax, Percocet, and codeine…


Taylor Swift’s new music video makes biggest YouTube debut ever

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Taylor Swift’s vengeful new music video “Look What You Made Me Do,” is smashing records on YouTube, garnering more than 43 million views in its first 24 hours of release. YouTube said on Tuesday it was the biggest debut of any video in YouTube history, beating the 36-million mark set by…


Music Expo SF 2017: save with Early Bird pricing

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Music Expo San Francisco (in association with Sound on Sound) is just around the corner! Join some of the top names in audio engineering for a full day of networking, masterclasses and product demos. This year’s Expo will be on November 11th, 2017 at SAE Expression College in Emeryville, CA. It’s been a busy year…


5 Real Ways YouTube Can Fix Its Problems With the Music Industry

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On August 17, YouTube Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen posted an article on the company’s blog in which he wrote about “the current state of YouTube’s relationship with the [music] industry.” The platform has received no shortage of criticism for paying what many feel are insufficient royalties to creators, labels and publishers, and several…


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How Phil Collins Accidentally Created the Sound That Defined 1980s Music

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Unless your technical knowledge of music runs deep, you may have never heard the phrase “gated reverb.” But you’ve definitely heard the effect in action: It’s that punchy snare drum sound that first gained traction in music in the 1980s. If you can play the drum beat from “I Would Die 4 U” by Prince…


Watch Foo Fighters, Rick Astley Rickroll Tokyo Music Festival

Foo Fighters “rickrolled” the audience at Tokyo’s Summer Sonic festival Sunday by having Rick Astley join the band on a grungy version of his “Never Gonna Give You Up.” This is fucking crazy,” Grohl said before the performance. “I just met [Astley] two minutes ago.” The singer was also booked for the Summer Sonic fest….