Oct 12, 2015

Try 8 Hours of Crackling Vinyl Background Noise

People love the crackle-and-hiss of vinyl records, but usually it’s alongside actual music.  But what about isolating the crackle-and-hiss as its own background, instead of the typical white noise of falling rain, waves crashing, or birds chirping?
There are a number of vinyl […]

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Oct 10, 2015

Wiz Khalifa Joins YouTube’s Exclusive Billion Views Club

Image: By Portal Focka – licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported.
Recently, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s massive hit single “See You Again” hit a major milestone on YouTube as it became the 10th member to join the exclusive group of videos that have […]

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Oct 9, 2015

100 Million Fewer Downloads Have Been Sold In 2015

The year-to-date drop was precisely 92.2 million song downloads as of September 31st, according to stats released today by Nielsen for the first three quarters of 2015.  At this rate, the yearly gap will sprawl to at least 120 million songs Read more

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Oct 8, 2015

For Sale: 1/2 of the Largest Music Publisher In the World

Sony/ATV Music Publishing is easily the largest music publisher in the world, with a 50/50 ownership split between the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Corp.  Now, Sony is exercising its right to sell its stake, according to preliminary details from the Wall Street Journal, with […]

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Oct 7, 2015

Bob Dylan Appears In an IBM Artificial Intelligence Ad…

Bob Dylan is no stranger to commercials, with previous ads involving Chrysler, Cadillac, and even Victoria’s Secret.  Here, Dylan goes electric once more in a chit-chat with artificial intelligence…

The post Bob Dylan Appears In an IBM Artificial Intelligence Ad… appeared first on Digital Music News […]

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Oct 6, 2015

‘How to C’ Auto-Completes to ‘How to Cancel Apple Music’ on Google

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Source: Industry News

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Oct 5, 2015

‘Vinyl’ Is a New HBO Series About the 1970s Record Industry

 
Set in 1970s America, Vinyl follows the fictional American Century Records, a label struggling to reinvent itself and capture a new sound.  Boardwalk Empire’s Bobby Cannavale plays the record executive, with both Martin Scorcese and Mick Jagger conceptualizing and directing.<!–/*
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Oct 2, 2015

Apple Music Looking at ‘Roughly 3.5 Million’ Subscribers, Sources Say

“I’d ballpark, roughly 3.5 million after November cancellations.”

Apple’s recently-launched Spotify competitor Apple Music is now expected to deliver way below initial projections, according to a pair of sources close to the numbers.  At present, the first batch of trial users are […]

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Oct 1, 2015

Attention Music Industry: You Have Less Than 9 Days to Prepare for Aurous

 
It could have a bigger impact on the music industry than Napster, Kazaa, Limewire, and Grooveshark combined.
It will be about 10,000 times harder to shut down.
It will look and feel like Spotify, and will be easier-to-use than Apple […]

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Sep 30, 2015

Don Henley: ‘The Internet Is Slowly but Surely Killing the Idea of Copyright’

…from Don Henley’s recent interview with Charlie Rose:
Charlie Rose: Most great artists, have at least told me, I’d say a majority have come to this table, many many great artists… they say it’s hard work.
Don Henley: Someone once said […]

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