Other Music and the End of an Era: A Look Back at New York’s Legendary Record Store News

Other Music and the End of an Era: A Look Back at New York’s Legendary Record Store

No Comments 11 May 2016

The record store as a concept, let alone a business model, is growing obsolete with such global-warming-like inevitability that it’s much more surprising to see one still in business than it is to see one close. But the announcement Monday that the legendary New York store—an institution for left-of-center listeners for more than 20 years—will shutter on June 25 truly feels like the end of an era. Billboard reports.

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UK Govt Announces Safe Harbor

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UK Govt Announces Safe Harbor

No Comments 11 May 2016

The British government has unveiled its plans to combat the growing problem of copyright infringement, pledging to reduce the level of illegal of content available online and push for “clarification” from European regulators on safe harbor legislation. via Billboard.

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Musical.ly Raising $100M

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Musical.ly Raising $100M

No Comments 9 May 2016

Musical.ly, a social media platform for creating, sharing and discovering short music videos, is set to raise $100 million in funding. Billboard reports.

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The past, and future, of Indie-Music

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The past, and future, of Indie-Music

No Comments 1 May 2016

As Indie-Music officially passes the 20-year mark as an online presence dedicated to independent artists and the creative process, we recognize the importance of evolving with an ever-changing music industry and world. Over the years, we’ve tried new things, explored all types of ideas, and kept each other motivated by bringing it back to what it’s all about - the music and the wonderful artists who create it.

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The 100 Greatest American Music Venues

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The 100 Greatest American Music Venues

No Comments 1 May 2016

A first-class, front-row ticket to this country’s most vital concert halls compiled by the staff at Consequence of Sound.

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YouTube Changes ContentID Rules

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YouTube Changes ContentID Rules

No Comments 1 May 2016

Billboard reports: Internet video giant YouTube has made a change in its Content ID evaluation process that will benefit creators whose work has been improperly challenged by a rights holder.

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Outside the Purple Fog: Minneapolis’ Unsung R&B Scene That Yielded Prince

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Outside the Purple Fog: Minneapolis’ Unsung R&B Scene That Yielded Prince

No Comments 23 April 2016

Jonathan Kirby writes for Billboard: During the two years I spent researching and compiling Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound, Prince was everywhere and he was nowhere.

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