Astralwerks and Ninja’s New Album Includes an Exclusive Licensing Clause on YouTube

How long until YouTube closes Astralwerks’ ‘exclusive licensing’ loophole? Last week, UMG’s Astralwerks and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins confirmed the full tracklist for Ninjawerks Vol. 1.  The 13-track collaborative “soundtrack to gaming” would feature a tot… Continue Reading

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As Acquisitions Continue, a New Report Reveals Hipgnosis Has Burned Through More Money Than It’s Brought In

Just how long can Hipgnosis continue spending money before its cash runs out? This year, Hipgnosis has gone on a massive spending spree. Following its IPO launch, where the specialist investment company sought to raise $264 million, the company acquire… Continue Reading

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Like Ping, Apple Quietly Kills Off Apple Music Connect

Let’s face it – Apple just doesn’t do social.  Apple Music executives found out the hard way. Several years ago, Apple shuttered a highly-publicized feature. Similar to Last.fm, the iTunes-based social network allowed users to follow people, including … Continue Reading

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Serato Integrates SoundCloud and TIDAL for Real-Time Mixing, But Only If You’re Online

For DJs ready to create brand new SoundCloud mixes in real time, they’ll need a speedy and reliable internet connection first. Over the past several months, SoundCloud has unveiled several new features aimed at broadening its appeal. First, the company… Continue Reading

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The Latest Music Industry Jobs: Fearless Records, Spotify Loses Another Exec, Capitol Records, More…

Fearless Records confirms two major appointments. Jenny Reader will serve as President and Chief Creative Officer at Fearless Records.  The sixteen-year veteran previously served as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. In addition, Andy … Continue Reading

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EU’s Advocate General Calls Use of Uncleared Samples Copyright Infringement

Kraftwerk has just received a major boost in its case against rapper Moses Pelham over a 2-second song sample. According to German band Kraftwerk, rapper and hip-hop music producer Moses Pelham outright stole a two-second sequence from the 1977 track ‘… Continue Reading

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