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  • Jamie Woon Returns With "Sharpness"

    Aug 6

    Jamie Woon has kept a low profile since his 2011 album Mirrorwriting. Today, he's finally shared a track from its as-yet-untitled follow-up, which comes out later this year on PMR. Listen to "Sharpness" above, and check out the single artwork below. The track got its first airing on Pharrell's Beats 1 radio show. Disclosure later played it on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. It'll be available to buy from August 11. Watch Jamie Woon on an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "+1":

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  • iTunes, Apple Music Illegal In UK After Court Ruling

    Aug 6

    Clarifying a recent court ruling the UK's Intellectual Property Office explained that ripping a CD from iTunes or Apple Music is not legal, and neither is backing up the music on your computer. In the US, copies for personal use are permitted, but UK courts have taken a different view. ______________________________________ Apple could find itself liable for significant damages after a recent UK court ruling.  The Intellectual Property Office today stated that, based on the ruling, ripping...

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  • Official: 11 Million Are Trying Apple Music For Free

    Aug 6

    So far, Apple Music is not the game changer that the music industry had hoped for.  According to official Apple stats, 11 million users have signed up for a free Apple Music trial.  2 million of those are trying out its multi-user family plan. 5 weeks after launch, 9 million have signed up for a 90 free trial of Apple Music's $9.99 subscription service.  Another 2 million are trying out its $14.99 family plan. "We're thrilled with the numbers so far," Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP of Internet...

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  • Ryan Adams Says He's Recording 1989 Cover Album; Taylor Swift Says "I WILL PASS OUT"

    Aug 6

    Early this morning, Ryan Adams told fans via Instagram and Twitter that he's recording a full-album cover of Taylor Swift's 1989. Someone tipped off Swift, who tweeted a reply expressing her excitement. Adams responded with a video of someone in an astronaut's helmet dancing to 'the guaranteed saddest version of "Welcome to New York" ever.' Check out the exchange and video below, and head to Adams' Instagram for all the updates. Taylor Swift 1989 full album cover night 1. As played by the...

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  • EQ tips for eliminating background noise from your mixes (a table of note frequencies)

    Aug 6

    [This article was written by Alex Andrews of Ten Kettles Inc. Their new music theory app, “Waay: Music theory that matters” is now available. Click here to learn about its video lessons, interactive exercises, progress-tracking tools, and more.] What’s the frequency of C, and why should you care? It’s 261.6 Hz. Why would we ever […] The post EQ tips for eliminating background noise from your mixes (a table of note frequencies) appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Taylor Swift's Streaming Rant Nearly Identical To Garth Brooks' Used CD Rant

    Aug 6

    Is history repeating itself? The concerns expressed by Taylor Swift regarding Apple Music's streaming practices seem to bear a striking resemblance to statements made by Garth Brooks during a time when CDs were king and Brooks feared that used CD sales would be the industry's undoing. ___________________________________ Guest Post by Parker Higgins on TechDirt The music business tends to repeat itself. Conversations that seem completely intertwined with new technologies mirror those over...

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  • Young Galaxy Announce New Album Falsework, Share "Body"

    Aug 6

    Young Galaxy have announced the follow-up to 2011 LP Ultramarine. Falsework comes out October 30 on Paper Bag, and it's produced by Dan Lissvik. Listen to "Body" below, and check out the "Peaking Lights Disco Dub" here. Accompanying the album, there's an ongoing short story by novelist and music writer Sean Michaels, which you can read on Flickr.  Falsework: 01 Wear Out The Ground 02 The Night Wants Us To Be Free 03 Factory Flaws 04 Body 05 Ready To Shine 06 Must Be Love 07 We're No...

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  • Method Man Shares "The Purple Tape" Featuring Raekwon and Inspectah Deck

    Aug 6

    Method Man's new album The Meth Lab is out August 21 via Hanz On/Tommy Boy. Today, he shared "The Purple Tape", which features Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, and Meth's son, whose name is also Raekwon. Yes: One track, two Raekwons. Previously, Meth shared another album track, "Straight Gutta", featuring Redman, Hanz On, and Streetlife. Watch the video for the album's title track:

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  • Warner Music Lost $43M Last Quarter And That's An Improvement

    Aug 6

    Warner Music Group may be a private company, but because it still has bond holders, it  filed quarterly reports.  This installment showed a continuing, albeit slowing, decline made worse by fluctuations in exchange rates. The highlights: Total revenue declined 10% or 1% on a constant-currency basis Recorded Music revenue declined 10% or 1% on a constant-currency basis Digital revenue declined 3% or increased 4% on a constant-currency basis OIBDA was $100 million versus $66 million in...

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Sacramento CA - Pizza Rock. "While Pizza...

    Aug 6

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Sacramento CA - Pizza Rock. "While Pizza Rock is a restaurant first and foremost, it's about more than just food; it is a destination location where guests come to unwind, have something to eat, drink, and also sit back and enjoy the scene around them. There is an electric energy inside the space, including a tremendous sound system. Guests are encouraged to come for the food and stay for the fun. Pizza Rock is open late and...

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