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Next week, Jay Z's Magna Carta... Holy Grail should become the first rap album in nearly two years to spend two weeks at No. 1.
It's looking grim for Viacom in a dispute over payments to former Harmonix shareholders. This court battle seems to demand more attention given the newfound appetite for M&A in the entertainment sector and the amount of money at stake for the media conglomerate.
In "Adventures in the Netherlands: Spotify, Piracy and the new Dutch experience,", Will Page looks at two factors that impact subscription service: piracy and windowing, or the act of holding back a new release from some digital services.
Artists that use TuneCore will now be able to add their music to the metadata database Gracenote and music identification service Shazam, which services some 350 million app users worldwide.
A long-held belief has been that legal services need to be more convenient and innovative than the illegal alternatives for piracy to be effectively fought. A chart in Spotify’s paper suggests one specific way innovation can reduce piracy: smartphone apps for live events.
ole has entered into a music publishing co-venture deal with Timbaland, the writer, producer and artist, who has worked with such artists as Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Usher, Eminem, Ludacris, Kenye West, No Doubt, the Black Eyed Peas and Alicia Keys.
How many ways is there to say, "I love you"? Unfortunately for a man who composed a song entitled "Natasha" and sued Elton John and Bernie Taupin for ripping it off, there's more than one.
Three days after Atoms For Peace removed their music from Spotify, after band member and producer Nigel Godrich claimed the streaming site to be “bad for new music”, the supergroup that also features Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Flea of Red Hot Chilli Peppers has launched its own music broadcasting service with Soundhalo.
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The creators of a Beatles-themed Broadway musical are suing the makers of a rival production over copyright infringement.
Named Snap-B Music, the venture aims to offers advice and expertise covering all matters relating to the management, promotion and advancement of an artist's career.
Their first new signing is Tatu - an upcoming singer/songwriter from Indianapolis who has written for the likes of Eve, DJ Headhunterz and The Vamps.
"Knowledge of, and intimate connection with, both emerging and established artists is essential. A firm belief that the relationship between artist and fan should be super-served is required."
Laurie Frink, an accomplished trumpeter who became a brass instructor of widespread influence and high regard, died on Saturday at her home in Manhattan. She was 61.
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