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Germany Gets Rid Of Its Top Music Prize After Anti-Semitism Controversy

Controversial hip-hop duo Farid Bang (left) and Kollegah, performing at this year’s Echo Awards show in Berlin on April 12. Andreas Rentz/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Controversial hip-hop duo Farid Bang (left) and Kollegah, performing at this year’s Echo Awards show in Berlin on April 12. Andreas Rentz/Getty Images This month, […]

YouTube Remix Could Bring Changes to Google’s Streaming Music Efforts

Google might be planning some big changes to the way it allows you to stream music. The tech giant is working on a new music-streaming service to be called YouTube Remix that will eventually replace its current Google Play Music, Android-tracking website Droid Life is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its […]

Alice Glass is living in silence no more, as new music opens — and heals from — old wounds

Toronto-born Glass, whose real name is Margaret Osborn, stalked into the indie music scene with Crystal Castles in 2006 like a screeching stray cat, captivating crowds with brutally raw performances where she would climb speakers and scream, sometimes indecipherably, against crashing waves of electronic distortion. The band’s abrasive approach to pop-rock set it apart from […]

Major music copyright reform bill on brink of becoming law

CLOSE Senator Lamar Alexander played a few tunes written by Senator Orrin Hatch while they discuss the Music Modernization Act Courtesy Lamar Alexander office The Music Modernization Act was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, putting the first substantial music copyright reform bill in decades on the brink of becoming law.(Photo: Win […]

Music Modernization Act Unanimously Passes House of Representatives

In what is being hailed as a historic day for music creators, theMusic Modernization Act passed the House Wednesday, paving the way for improved royalty payments to songwriters, artists and creatives in the digital era. The bill, HR 5477, passed unanimously with 415 votes. The bill is overwhelmingly supported by the music industry, and has bipartisan support […]

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gets $46 Million Gift

Photo Students in the Technology and Applied Composition program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Credit Sewon Barrera Capping the celebration of its 100th anniversary, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Wednesday announced a gift of $46.4 million from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, among the largest donations ever to an American […]

Embracing Blockchain Could Completely Change The Way Artists Sell Music And Interact With Fans

(David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns) Listening to music is easier than it has ever been. Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud are all ready to fill your ears with more music than you could ever listen to. As a user, you pay a fixed monthly fee for this easy access and the streaming service then passes that […]

Germany Gets Rid Of Its Top Music Prize After Anti-Semitism … – NPR

Controversial hip-hop duo Farid Bang (left) and Kollegah, performing at this year’s Echo Awards show in Berlin on April 12. Andreas Rentz/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Controversial hip-hop duo Farid Bang (left) and Kollegah, performing at this year’s Echo Awards show in Berlin on April 12. Andreas Rentz/Getty Images This month, […]

Pitbull is turning to blockchain in hopes of saving the music industry

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YouTube Remix could mean the end of Google Play Music – CNET

Google Play Music could go silent as soon as this year, Droidlife reports. Jason Cipriani/CNET Google Play Music’s swan song may be near. If Google finally launches YouTube Remix, a rumored music subscription service, it will retire its 7-year-old music streaming service, Droidlife reported Tuesday. That could come as soon as the end of the […]