Gary Overton is stepping down from his position as Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Nashville at the end of the month. In a statement Overton said: “I will deeply miss the talented team at SMN, but I am also excited […]
Amanda Palmer’s battle with her former label, Warner Music-owned Roadrunner Records, is legendary. And the list of grievances endless: they refused to release her video because her belly was too big, they refused to pay for a website that was ‘off album cycle,’ […]Read more
Twitter has been adding richer experiences to tweets. First they added a “buy” button, and then they added embedded SoundCloud players.
These new Twitter Cards target mobile app users. The SoundCloud embed originally only worked from Twitter’s mobile app, but has since expanded to […]
Independent labels Sonic Cathedral and Howling Owl are releasing a 7″ split single by bands Spectres and Lorelle Meets The Obsolete next month. The single isn’t being released for Record Store Day. Instead, the labels will release one copy every day for a year.
…a recent video interview between the BBC and Zero Freitas, whose record collection is probably the largest in the world. Freitas has over five million records in his collection.
The post The World’s Largest Record Collection Could Become a Lending Library appeared first on Digital […]Read more
…from a recent interview with Pandora cofounder Tim Westergren, in an interview with Re/Code’s Walt Mossberg.
Walt Mossberg: Why are there lots of artists and labels that really don’t like you at all —
Tim Westergren: [laughing]
Jay Z’s Project Panther Bidco Ltd has purchased 95.18 percent of Aspiro’s shares, according to the company.
This is part of Jay Z’s much-discussed acquisition offer. By acquiring Aspiro, Jay Z will get hifi streaming services WiMP and […]
A few years ago there were a few on-going, crowdfunding platforms that all had promise. Namely Flattr, Gittip, CentUp and Subbable. But only one has arisen victorious. Call it the vision. Call it the CEO. Call it the name. Whatever it was, Patreon has dwarfed the other […]Read more
In December of 2013, Los Angeles County police officer Andrew Wood struck and killed former Napster executive and music industry attorney Milt Olin, who was cycling on Mulholland Drive in Calabasas, CA. Olin was riding squarely in the shoulder; Wood was typing on his in-dash […]Read more
Pharrell and Robin Thicke aren’t the only artists being forced to pay up for copyright infringement…
According to the Daily Mail, Jay Z has agreed to pay 50 percent of royalties from the song “Versus” to jazz artist Bruno Spoerri. Last […]