Sep 29, 2015

Ten Walls Apologizes for Saying Gay People Are a ‘Different Breed’ and Pedophiles

It’s gonna be really hard to unring this bell, but…
Back in June, Marijus Adomaitis, aka Ten Walls, expressed some extremely homophobic thoughts on a (now deleted) Facebook post.  Here’s a quick summary.
“I remember producing music for one Lithuanian musician, who tried to […]

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Sep 28, 2015

YouTube’s Premium Tier Is Coming Very, Very Soon

We’re not sure exactly how this fits into YouTube’s planned Music Key expansion, but an ad-free version of the video service is definitely on its way.  Over the weekend, YouTube started sending letters to holdout content owners requiring agreement to updated terms and conditions that […]

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Sep 25, 2015

Britain Code-Names Its Domestic Spying Program ‘Karma Police’

Not only it is code-named ‘Karma Police,’ it also knows exactly how many times you’ve listened to the song.
The spying surveillance infrastructure, shrouded in secrecy for more than seven years, has now amassed an estimated one trillion records involving personal browsing histories, text […]

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Sep 25, 2015

Universal Music Stole Streaming Royalties from Lady Gaga, Ex-Manager Says

“We’ve always gotten screwed from record royalties, anyway…”

Last year, Digital Music News published a leaked portion of Lady Gaga’s contract with Universal Music Group sub-division Interscope Records.  The source of the leak wanted to show how artists like Lady Gaga were being […]

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Sep 24, 2015

Breaking: Universal Music Group Seizes grooveshark.com

What’s left after burning the village, raping the women, and killing the first born?  Well, seizing the valuable domain, of course.  According to details now confirmed by public registration records (above), grooveshark.com is now owned by Universal Music Group, who successfully destroyed Grooveshark and […]

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Sep 23, 2015

17 Outrageously Fun Facts About the Song ‘Happy Birthday to You’!

1. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, “Happy Birthday to You” is the most-recognized and popular song in the English language, followed by “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”.
2. “Happy Birthday to You” is often categorized as a secular folk […]

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Sep 22, 2015

What If There Aren’t Any More Streaming Music Subscribers?

In about one month’s time, we’ll know how many people are willing to pay for Apple Music.  That number is absolutely critical to the future of streaming music, a sector that is proving ineffective at getting enough people to pay.  According to the latest data released […]

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Sep 21, 2015

The Major Labels Are “Clueless” and “Ruined Every Aspect of Their Business,” Says Arcade Fire Frontman

…from an interview with Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, published this (Monday) morning by the Independent.  Butler was one of the  original artists involved in the launch of TIDAL.
On the ill-fated TIDAL ‘poor millionaire artist’ media disaster…
“None of the artists knew anything about the PR […]

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Sep 18, 2015

Aurous, the ‘Popcorn Time for Music,’ Is Now Crowdfunding for Cash

Last week, Aurous revealed plans to develop a BitTorrent-enabled music application, essentially the music equivalent of Popcorn Time.  “The app itself is decentralized, nothing routes through any external servers for the primary features,” developer Andrew Sampson told Torrentfreak.  “Even if as a project, development stopped and we […]

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Sep 17, 2015

Introducing the Popcorn Time for Music: Aurous

Popcorn Time is public enemy no. 1 for Hollywood, with splinter versions still alive and delivering movies despite a ‘shutdown’ back in March.  Because it’s easy to smash a bunch of servers, but virtually impossible to wipe a codebase.
Now, the concept of a BitTorrent […]

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