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Rapper Killer Mike to lecture on race at MIT

L.A. Times “After turning in two excellent weekend performances in Indio with his duo Run the Jewels (alongside collaborator El-P), the outspoken rapper will elaborate on his work’s many deeply felt depictions of American race relations in a talk at … Continue reading

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‘Furious 7′ First Soundtrack in a Decade to Rule Album & Singles Charts

Billboard “The Furious 7 soundtrack jumps to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated April 25, while its smash song “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, concurrently vaults 10-1 on the Hot 100.” Full Article…

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Jay Z Wins Lawsuit Against Chauncey Mahan, Retains Ownership Of Roc-A-Fella Recordings

Hip Hop DX “Nearly a year ago, a sound engineer by the name of Chauncey Mahan, who worked on Vol 3… and was credited for engineering on songs like “Big Pimpin’” and “Change The Game,” brought forth a lawsuit against … Continue reading

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ASCAP Reports Increased Revenues in 2011

ASCAP.com “ASCAP, the global leader in performance rights royalty collections and advocacy on behalf of songwriters, composers and copyright owners, today announced strong revenues of $985 million for calendar year 2011, the second highest revenues in the organization’s history, and … Continue reading

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In Music You’re Never NOT Marketing

WhyIFailed.com “If you want to build a long-term, healthy, and profitable career in music, you have to recognize that: You Are Whether you’re a solo musician, side-man, singer, songwriter or aspiring Mega-Star you are at least half of what you … Continue reading

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We Need To Talk About Streaming (again)

Music Industry Blog “Streaming is no new thing. Napster, Rhapsody, YouTube have been with us for many years. What changed is that Spotify made it work with elegant simplicity, wrapped up in a consumer-friendly value proposition. Of course Spotify had … Continue reading

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WordPress For Musicians: CASH Music Wants to Open Source the Industry

Read Write Web “We hear a lot about how dramatically the music industry is changing. And indeed, there are plenty of positive trends amidst the disruption. Music creation is easier than ever. So is music discovery. Streaming services offer a … Continue reading

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The Fallacy Of Music Like Water

Hypebot.com “In 2010 Spotify founder Daniel Ek co-opted the analogy and has brandished it in every interview since. Aside from a few askance sentences buried in various article comment threads, I was hard pressed to find anyone else that found … Continue reading

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Radio’s 2011 digital revenues up 15% over 2010, says RAB

RAIN “That said, radio’s digital revenues in 2011 ($709 million) accounted for just over 4% of total revenues. “While that number is growing, it’s not growing fast enough to replace ad dollars lost in the form of declining spot revenues,” … Continue reading

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Leaked Audit in Eminem Royalty Suit Highlights Huge Stakes for Record Industry

The Hollywood Reporter “Over the last few months, the music industry has been rocked by multiple lawsuits alleging that artists such as Kenny Rogers, Sister Sledge, Rob Zombie and others have been cheated out of substantial money from the improper … Continue reading

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