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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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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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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