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Beggars Group critical of Apple Music
Beggars Group, the record company that owns 4AD Records, Matador Records, XL Recordings and Rough Trade has issued a statement criticizing Apple's recently announced Apple Music. Beggars Group has yet to sign with…
2015-06-19 17:00:01

F*cked Up, Metz, Tegan and Sara contribute to video game
Fucked Up, Metz, Tegan and Sara, Metric, Austra and other Canadian bands are contributing to a video game called LOUD on Planet X. The bands will be contributing soundtrack tunes as well as avatars for the game. Additionally, Mike Haliechuk and Jonah Falco of Fucked Up and Brendan Canning and Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene also contribute…
2015-05-07 10:00:01

Grooveshark shuts down
Online music streaming service Grooveshark, founded in Gainesville, FL in 2007, is no more. As part of a settlement agreement in their ongoing legal battle against major record labels Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony Music, founders Sam Tarantino and Josh Greenberg announced the shutdown on the Grooveshark website: We started out nearly ten years ago with the…
2015-05-01 13:00:01

RIAA is still around, suing MP3skull
After maintaining a relatively low profile, Napster-era boogeyman the RIAA is still around and just filed a lawsuit against MP3Skull.to in Southern Florida. The site is quite clear that it doesn't host or share…
2015-04-21 12:00:01

'Guitar Hero Live' Announced
Brush the dust off your plastic guitar controllers, Activision has announced the return of it's wildly popular music game with Guitar Hero Live, scheduled for release in late 2015. Artists that are confirmed to appear in the game so far include Fall Out Boy, The Black Keys, Green Day, The Killers, My Chemical Romance and The…
2015-04-15 14:00:01

Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, more launch Tidal
An army of pop superstars have announced a new streaming service. Yesterday, Alicia Keys, Win Butler, RĂ©gine Chassagne, BeyoncĂ©, Daft Punk, Jack White, Jason Aldean, J. Cole, Jay Z,…
2015-04-01 14:00:01

YouTube will block indie artists who don't join paid streaming service
Apparently unwilling to deal with artists like the Black Keys and labels like Prosthetic Records who withheld music from Spotify over low royalty rates, Google's…
2014-06-17 12:30:01

Google launches Spotify competitor
Though it already competes with services like Rdio (and to a lesser extent, Pandora and iTunes Match) Spotify is the biggest all-you-can-eat music streaming service by far with more than 20 million users. Today, Google announced that they would be launching their own competitor for the service called…
2013-05-15 17:00:01

Amanda Palmer urges Morrissey to crowdsource album
Though lately he seems more well known for his outspoken political views, "staunch" defense of animal rights or suing NME, Morrissey…
2013-04-29 17:30:01

Amazon launches AutoRip for Vinyl
For the past few months, massive internet retailer Amazon has offered "Autorip for CDs," a service which provides digital copies for most physical music bought from the company. While this was a convenience, ripping CDs wasn't exactly an arduous process in the first place. Today Amazon announced a service which actually provides something that has traditionally been more difficult - digital copies of…
2013-04-03 17:30:01

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