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Why is a music company so eager to make musicians poor? Spotify is taking songwriters to court and claws back millions in "overpaid" royalties.
Will Sumsuch went to the Brighton Music Conference, and what he saw was "an industry suffering from an identity crisis."
Barely a week ago the bankrupt iHeartMedia empire announced their plans to get their company listed on a major stock exchange. Then they began laying off reporters and DJs.
The new playlists are curated by industry insiders and aim to capture what Spotify perfected half a decade ago.
Spotify, Google, Amazon and Pandora are suing to avoid paying songwriters higher rates.
Mixcloud Select launches among 47 selected channels today and everyone can register for future roll outs.
"The largest rate increase in history": Songwriters and publishers are due to get an increase in their rate from Apple, Spotify, Pandora and others.
Pirate radio is thriving on YouTube where people seek the community and intimacy long gone from personalized streaming and crappy terrestrial radio.
How to get your music on Spotify? Soon: press an upload button, because Spotify is opening up free distribution to everyone.
Bigger, thicker, stronger: a completely redesigned 5 Mag and our longest issue ever with features on underground legend Danny J. Lewis, DJ Aakmael, Pirate Radio, Streaming in Africa, the history of the 808 and its clones, new podcasts, reviews and more.
Did you hear Napster is back? It's just another of the dozens of big dumb companies that want to sell you cheap streaming.
A week ago, a rumor spread through the industry press that Apple planned to "stop selling music by 2018." It was bullshit (not least...
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