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Bandcamp Acquired By Epic Games

Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite and Unreal Engine, has acquired Bandcamp. Bandcamp will remain a standalone platform, under the leadership of Epic Games co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond.   In a statement today (2nd March, 2022), by Ethan Diamond on the Bandcamp website, the news was announced by the digital music retail and media platform.   “Bandcamp will keep operating as a standalone marketplace and music community, and I will continue to lead our team”   “The p

Primavera's non-socially distanced, Rapid Test event produces no COVID infections

Now this is interesting for all the gigging musicians, actors and other entertainers out there. A test event that used rapid testing for COVID-19 as a way to keep people safe when attending an event. It is perhaps not a full solution but a useful step forward towards more normality for the music scene. https://mixmag.net/read/primavera-sound-test-gig-concert-show-party-news    

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Radiohead Beats Hacker And Donates Money to Extinction Rebellion

Radiohead have released hours of recordings instead of paying ransom money to a hacker who stole them.     Just last week, an unknown hacker stole unreleased recordings of Radiohead. Thom Yorke had recordings on 18 MiniDiscs of music recorded during the recording of OK Computer. Most of the recordings were an hour long. The hacker threatened Radiohead with the online release of the recordings if they didn’t pay the hacker a ransom of $150,000.     But Ra

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Spotify To Allow Indie Artists To Upload Directly

According to Billboard, starting today, 20th September, Spotify is to allow independent artists to bypass distributors and upload directly to their streaming service via their Spotify For Artists account.   Direct upload will initially be made available to a small group of a few hundred invited U.S.-based artists. Other artists can sign up for a mailing list, to be invited over the coming weeks.  

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Relaunch of SONAR as Cakewalk by BandLab

BandLab Technologies today announced the relaunch of Cakewalk SONAR as “Cakewalk by BandLab”. Cakewalk by BandLab is free-to-download, for all BandLab users.     Cakewalk has been a top developer of innovative music products for more than 30 years.   Cakewalk users include Grammy®-winning and Emmy®-winning producers, sound designers, composers, and recording engineers. Cakewalk products have been used to create professional audio for the music industry, television

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Trending Long-Term Radio Listening Habits

Nielsen Soundscan  have been examining the changing listening trends within the world of radio.  They’ve been looking at the impact of shifting habits and cyclical trends. When trends appearing in the data are combined with Nielsen’s February Portable People Meter (PPM) ratings, Nielsen have been able to assess  cycles and changes in the data over a significant period of time.   Nielsen have been comparing eight years of monthly data sets. Essentially, they have been using the same for

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Cardi B Accepts iHeartRadio Best New Artist

"Bodak Yellow" rapper Cardi B accepted the best new artist 2018 award at the iHeartRadio Awards. She says that her album will be released soon:   “My album will be coming in April, stay tuned mother fuckers!”   Cardi has been dangling the album carrot for a while now. Last fall she claimed that her album would be out in November, but now she seems to be certain of it's release next month.   During her acceptance the Bronx star gave a shout out to her music fans...

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It Is Official, Christine Mcvie Is Back With Fleetwood Mac

It's been all over the music press for a while now, will she, won't she. This includes a live appearance on stage in London to play the group's hit, "Don't Stop". Well, now it's official. Christine McVie is back with Fleetwood Mac. Liz Rosenberg, the band's publicist, confirmed that McVie has rejoined the band she left almost 16 years ago in 1998. According to Rosenberg, Christine McVie "has indeed re-joined Fleetwood Mac and we are hoping to make an announcement about a possible tour

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Pr Company Ketchum Launches Music Division, Ketchum Sounds

Ketchum Launches Music Division, Ketchum Sounds PR company Ketchum has launched a music division called Ketchum Sounds focused on matching brand sponsorship within the music industry. The new division will be headed by Marcus Peterzell, executive VP of entertainment with Ketchum Sports and Entertainment. Peterzell is an experienced music marketer. He joined Ketchum late in 2011 from sports and entertainment agency GMR Marketing. Ketchum Sounds has expertise in brand strategy, music lic

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Billboard Unveils New Charting Methodology

Billboard Unveils New Charting Methodology Billboard has revealed a new methodology for some long-standing genre charts. Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts are all receiving the upgrade. Each of these charts have had a face-lift incorporating digital download sales (tracked by Nielsen SoundScan) and streaming data (tracked by Nielsen BDS from services like Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio, Muve, Slacker, Xbox Music and more) which, along with Nielsen BDS monitor

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3 File Sharing Services Targeted By Riaa

3 Foreign File Sharing Services Targeted by RIAA The RIAA has obtained subpoenas regarding the operators of three file sharing web sites from the U.S. District Court of Columbia ordering WHOIS privacy services to provide the IP addresses, email addresses and any other identifying information. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted subpoenas to the RIAA relating to the privacy protection services of 3 music download sites. In addition they request that the private

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Regulators Tell Universal To Sell 25% Of Emi Before Deal Is Approved

Regulators Tell Universal To Sell 25% Of Emi Before Deal Is Approved On Friday, The European Commission apparently told Universal Music during a meeting that it will have to sell the global rights for EMI's Parlophone record label, . This will include, among others, the rights to the music of David Bowie, Kylie Minogue and Coldplay. The divestiture reports mean that UMG must sell a full 25% of EMI. European Union and U.S. regulators are close to making a decision regarding Univers

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Study: Listening To The Radio Is Still The Top Way To Discover Music

Study: Listening To The Radio Is Still The Top Way To Discover Music It is perhaps a shock to some, but still more people discover music listening to the radio than by any other way. At the same time more teens listen to music using YouTube than any other way. Somewhat more of a surprise is that only 10% discover music via friends and family, but at the same time they cite that positive recommendation from a friend is the largest single influence when they decide to purchase. These and m

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Finn Arilds Long Awaited Second Album Is Now On General Release.

Finn Arilds long awaited second album is now on general release. Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and composer Finn Arild takes a big bite on his second album. This time it is nothing less than an epic progressive rock concept album telling the creation of the universe, life and - almost everything. The answer is not 42, but over 60 minutes of non-stop listening experience - no pauses included. After finishing his art-rock debut album Serendipity, Finn Arild wanted to create something t

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Free Copyright Protection For Ascap Members Via Mywerx

MyWerx and ASCAP have joined forces to provide ASCAP members with 600 MB of FREE Copyright Protection through its WerxProof service. MyWerx copyright management platform provides songwriters with WerxPost, a free database for managing their creative work, and WerxConnect, a social network connecting Creators and their collaborators to their work. The MyWerx web application and iPhone application deliver the best possible proof that you are the creator of your works. The evidence includes g

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Ik Multimedia Introduces Sampletank Free, The Ultimate Free Sample Workstation!

IK Multimedia is pleased to introduce SampleTank FREE - a full-featured version of SampleTank 2.5, with a 500MB specially selected sound library. Musicians may now experience for FREE the full power and flexibility of the industry’s leading sound sample playback engine and build their compositions to perfection. Players can now start with SampleTank Free and its 500 MB library of studio quality sounds and grooves, and then expand their sonic palette by choosing from more than 24,000 multi-s

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Ascap Report Shows That Growth Continues

ASCAP has just released their 2009 financial results showing continuing growth for the performing rights organization. In 2009 ASCAP reports that it collected more than $995 million, an almost $50 million increase from the $946.7 million collected in 2008. Their foreign revenue grew to nearly $302 million. ASCAP made royalty payments to their 380,000-plus members during 2009 totalling more than $863 million, a significant increase than the $818.9 million distributed to members during 2008.

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Ik Multimedia And Notion Music, Inc. Release Notion Sle For Miroslav Philharmonik

Hot off the presses, First Playback and Music Notation Tool Designed Specifically for use with IK Multimedia’s Miroslav Philharmonik IK Multimedia in cooperation with NOTION Musichave released NOTION SLE for Miroslav Philharmonik™. Notion SLE is a special version of the award-winning NOTION3 scoring software that is customized for use with IK Multimedia's award-winning Miroslav Philharmonik orchestral library. NOTION SLE for Miroslav Philharmonik features instrumentation and arti

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Groovemaker For The Ipad Now Available

IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that its GrooveMaker® range of remixing apps is now available for the iPad. Released for the iPhone and iPod touch in August 2009, GrooveMaker has become one of the most popular mobile loop remixing apps. The GrooveMaker Free version has consistently been in the top 100 music apps with over 600,000 downloads, and the entire GrooveMaker family features 11 style-based apps for the most popular genres of music. GrooveMaker for the new iPad offers t

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Amplitube 3 Now Shipping!

AmpliTube 3 Now Shipping! The New King of Tone More Gear, More Feel, More Power, More Tone March 2010, Modena, Italy – IK Multimedia is proud to announce that AmpliTube 3, a massive upgrade of the leading guitar and bass tone gear-modeling software, is now shipping! AmpliTube 3 raises the industry standard of sound variety, realism and creative power - with over 160 precisely modeled pieces of vintage and modern gear available in one package - it is the ultimate gear tone collecti

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The Infinity Circuit - The Daze Of Mother Earth - Out Now On Artificial Bliss Recordings

The Infinity Circuit The Daze of Mother Earth ABRS022 Out Monday Feb 8th 2010 The Infinity Circuits' debut release is a dark combination of abrasive breaks and sinister bass lines with a wickedly fresh and complex vibe. New to the scene, but very hard to categorise, the Infinity circuit originally began as a purely drum n bass project, but grew into something quite different from the commercial scene with its darker tinges and political undertones. If you are into something truly cutt

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Mastering With T-Racks 3

Mastering with T-RackS 3 IK Multimedia's new T-RackS 3 mastering software provides all of the essential tools required to create superb quality, transparent and compelling masters. Here is your chance to book your place on our special T-RackS 3 Masterclass featuring guest engineer/producer Ben Fenner, whose credits include Radiohead, The Feeling, Brian Eno and many more. Ben will be using T-RackS 3 Deluxe to illustrate how its key features can be used in production and mastering scena

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Bmi Annual Review 2008-2009

BMI has released its 2009 Annual Review highlighting several aspects of their operations, admitting that it had been perhaps the most challenging in the organizations 70-year history. According to the report, BMI realized revenues in the 2008-2009 fiscal year of over $905 million with royalty distributions totaling more than $788 million, both figures higher than BMI's results from the previous year. An operating expense of approximately 13% was recorded for the year 2008-2009. The re

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Celtic Connections Celebrates A Successful 17Th Festival, Sponsored By Scottish Power

Celtic Connections 2010 comes to a close tonight, after an extremely successful 17th year. For the third year running, attendances topped 100,000 with gross ticket sales reaching over £1 million. This was the festival’s fourth successful year of working with principal sponsor ScottishPower. Music fans attended approximately 300 concerts, ceilidhs, talks, free events, late night sessions and workshops, which took place in 18 venues across Glasgow over 18 days in January and February. Th

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Winners Announced, 15Th Annual Usa Songwriting Competition Begins

(Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA) January 29, 2010 – Teen phenom Sarah Lonsert won the Overall Grand Prize of the 14th Annual USA Songwriting Competition along with co-writers Jonathan George and Jami Templeton. Her winning song “Dancing Through Life” will be on the USA Songwriting Competition's compilation CD this year. Sarah is only 17 years old and she not only broke the first prize record of being the youngest winner but also the overall grand prize winner of being the youngest winner ever. The pre

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