Between Rock and a Database: Streaming Services, Artists and Music Publishers Are Colliding News

Between Rock and a Database: Streaming Services, Artists and Music Publishers Are Colliding

No Comments 13 March 2016

The publishing industry, artists and streaming services are set to collide over mountains of cash - but David Lowery, the Cracker frontman suing Spotify, isn’t in it for the money. Billboard reports.

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Cooking Vinyl Expands to US

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Cooking Vinyl Expands to US

No Comments 13 March 2016

Cooking Vinyl, the London-based indie that counts The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson and Billy Bragg among its varied roster, is expanding its U.S. operations with the opening of a full service label division. Billboard reports.

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Remembering Keith Emerson and his titanic synth legacy

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Remembering Keith Emerson and his titanic synth legacy

No Comments 13 March 2016

In news reverberating with synthesizer lovers and keyboardists everywhere, Keith Emerson died last Friday in his home in Santa Monica at age 71. Create Digital Music delves into his musical legacy.

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PledgeMusic Hunts Superfans

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PledgeMusic Hunts Superfans

No Comments 9 March 2016

PledgeMusic is becoming the go-to platform for reaching superfans. The six-year-old company, an e-commerce platform that allows artists to connect with fans and sell both music and experiences in a type of “subscription,” announced on Tuesday that it had acquired two more direct-to-fan platforms, NoiseTrade and Set.fm. Billboard reports.

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The Bizarre, Beautiful Story of Clara Rockmore, Pioneering Electronic Artist

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The Bizarre, Beautiful Story of Clara Rockmore, Pioneering Electronic Artist

No Comments 9 March 2016

via Billboard: Clara Reisenberg, the subject of Wednesday’s (Mar. 9) Google Doodle on what would have been her 105th birthday, was born in Vilnius, Lithuania while that country was still a part of Russia. At age five Rockmore was, and remains, the youngest person admitted to the St. Petersburg Conservatory, where the prodigy studied violin.

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Spotify To Pay $5M Damages

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Spotify To Pay $5M Damages

1 Comment 8 March 2016

The National Music Publishers’ Association’s (NMPA’s) settlement with Spotify - which Billboard has reported on previously - will include the streaming service paying $5 million in damages on top of the $16-25 million that the service owes music publishers and songwriters. (A source tells Billboard that the deal has yet to be signed.)

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Facebook’s Still Growing

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Facebook’s Still Growing

No Comments 6 March 2016

via Music 3.0: Recently there have been reports that not only has Twitter use peaked, but it’s even beginning to fall, with active users dropping from 330 million down close to 200 million.

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