Ed Sheeran’s Concert in India

Ed Sheeran’s Concert in India

After Justin Bieber, who is a Canadian singer and songwriter, but it’s Ed Sheeran’s Concert in India. Ed Sheeran, an English singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer. Is all set for his live concert in Mumbai, India. Although all His fans and music lovers are looking forward to the concert. AEG Presents and PR Worldwide in collaboration with BookMyShow and Bigtree Entertainment. Are organising this one-day music concert in Mumbai later this year on Sunday 19th November…

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Aphex Twin Only; Potential Future of Streaming?

Aphex Twin Only; Potential Future of Streaming?

As prolific and secretive about his appearance in music as Banksy is in the art world, Richard D. James (much better known as Aphex Twin) is a regular when discussing incredible electronic music (sometimes called Intelligent Dance Music). He is the co-founder of Rephlex Records, and is perhaps best known for the 1999 track ‘Windowlicker’. It peaked at number 16 in the UK singles chart at the time. After his 2001 release ‘Drukqs’, he (or…

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R. Kelly: What is Going On This Time?

R. Kelly: What is Going On This Time?

No stranger to insane news, R. Kelly, the ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer, is being accused of heinous things this week. This is particularly disturbing when you consider ‘that’ video of him supposedly urinating on an underage girl. Apparently marrying R&B singer ‘Aaliyah’ when she was 15. Also along with the child pornography charges he was acquitted of back in 2008. R.Kelly Running An Abusive Cult?! A Buzzfeed ‘news’ report surfaced on Monday, alleging…

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Ticketmaster ‘Free’ Tickets across the US

Ticketmaster ‘Free’ Tickets across the US

Great news this week, for any music loving concert goer in the United States of America. If you purchased any tickets from ticketmaster.com between October 21st, 1999 and February 27th, 2013! As the result of a 2003 class action lawsuit filed against the company they opened a huge amount of free tickets to fans. The first batch of which being made available in June of 2016. It is usual to see big companies taken to…

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Warner Music Group Acquires Songkick

Warner Music Group Acquires Songkick

Perhaps the biggest industry news this week was Warner Music Group’s acquisition of ‘Songkick.’ The American company who have more than 15 million active music fans across the world using their app. The app itself helps music fans ‘track their favourite artists, discover new concerts and buy fairly priced tickets under one roof.’ According to the Songkick website. Set up with real music fans in mind, Songkick aims to out those fans and the artists…

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RUN THE JEWELS ‘Don’t Get Captured’

RUN THE JEWELS ‘Don’t Get Captured’

Somehow even the most aware of us can be years behind on great music. It took an appearance from one half of the duo on Bill Maher’s ‘Real Time’ show for me to discover them. Immediately enjoying their well crafted songs, intelligent lyrics and the way they work together so effortlessly. The reason I bring up Killer Mike and El-P’s duo this week is that I just caught their new video for the song ‘Don’t…

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Piracy: The Rise of ‘Stream Ripping’

Piracy: The Rise of ‘Stream Ripping’

For those amongst you that thought Streaming. (with all it’s free-tier ‘value for money’ goodness) Would bring an end to piracy. I’m afraid you’re going to have to think again. New research released from the Intellectual Property Office and PRS for Music sheds light on just how many people are abusing: new websites, apps and piracy software to take streamed content services. It is claimed by record labels that this method, known as ‘stream-ripping’, is…

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Radiohead; a band with better B-sides

Radiohead; a band with better B-sides

OKNOTOK is something a lot of people have been looking forward to for a while. OK Computer was such a pivotal album in UK and world music. A shining example of forward thinking and intelligently created music, That received popular and critical acclaim, inspiring generations to come and becoming an anthem for the time. There last new release, ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ was well received. Particular because it finally featured fan favourite ‘Burn The Witch’,…

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Apple Music Wants To Reduce Royalty Rates To Artists

Apple Music Wants To Reduce Royalty Rates To Artists

This looks bad. Real bad. But is it? Apple, one of the newer players in the world of online digital music streaming. Are reportedly coming to the end of long licensing deals with record labels for both Apple Music and iTunes. With sources at Bloomberg saying that these are done by June. The big three labels are Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. All be in negotiations with the streaming services over how…

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The Golden Years with Javed Akhtar now on Netflix

The Golden Years with Javed Akhtar now on Netflix

The renowned Indian writer and poet and lyricist Javed hosts a musical journey to reveal untold stories behind the classics. As well as India’s Hindi film music. But between 1950 and 1975.  ‘The Golden Years 1950 – 1975.’ is now available on Netflix. The series is a celebration of 25 years of timeless music. It also celebrates classical melodies of musical and their soulful music from this golden time of the Indian film music. Therefore…

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