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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The Mighty Tor - Miller Breaks Out with "Carter and Cash"

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Now, I walked this line right next to you With every step, the closer that we'll get Caught, in a fever that's so pure and true We'll paint the town...

Donald Trump Can't Play These Songs, But You Can

The Huffington Post | Julia Bush | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

Musicians are cutting ties with Donald Trump faster than you can say, "Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther ...

Mermaid Avenue

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.

Is MusicAnswers the Answer?

Shelly Peiken | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Photo by SDRandCo/MorgueFile A few months ago I went to Washington, D.C. to advocate for songwriters' rights. Consent decrees that were established ...

The Record Business 1965-2015

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment
William Buckley Jr.

Growing up in the sixties and seventies music was everywhere, it was all we talked about. It was the invitation; want to come over and listen to the new Creedence Record? Meet me at the record store?

Spotify Discovers the Marginal Value of Infringement in the Wrong Tail

Chris Castle | Posted 01.18.2016 | Technology
Chris Castle

Millions of unlicensed songs doesn't look like an understandable accident, it looks more like an unacceptable policy. And that would be a policy that is exactly what the compulsory mechanical license was designed to prevent.

David Bowie's Music Skyrockets On Spotify And iTunes After His Death

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment

Fans rushed to remember rock legend David Bowie in the purest way possible after news of his death surfaced early Monday morning. Bowie died on ...

Why Music Makers Are the Real American Innovators

Blake Morgan | Posted 01.05.2016 | Arts
Blake Morgan

Music is one of the things America still makes that the world still wants. The people who make that music should be paid fairly for their work.

Spotify Slammed With $150 Million Lawsuit For Unpaid Royalties

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology

Musician David Lowery is suing music-streaming site Spotify for illegally distributing several of his copyrighted songs. Lowery, the frontman for the ...

So This Is Christmas, and Here's What The Beatles Have Done

David Hinckley | Posted 12.23.2015 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

As of 12:01 a.m. Christmas Eve, the 224 songs recorded by the Fab Four in the 1960s will be finally be available on nine major music streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Prime Music, Tidal, Deezer, Microsoft Groove, Napster/Rhapsody and Slacker Radio.

The Beatles Are Coming To 9 Music Streaming Services

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.24.2015 | Entertainment

Turns out Universal Music Group was everyone's Secret Santa this year.  The music behemoth, which owns the rights to The Beatles' ...

Comedy Can't Be "One Size Fits All": When Louis CK Meets Jenna Marbles

Omri Marcus | Posted 12.16.2015 | Comedy
Omri Marcus

More than half a decade ago, I wrote some thoughts about the future of comedy in the digital age. Without much modesty I can say that some of my asses...

Spotify May Reserve Some New Music For Paying Subscribers

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.09.2015 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Music-streaming giant Spotify is toying with the idea of allowing musicians to reserve new releases for paying subscribers, altho...

Spotify Knows All Your Dirty Music Secrets From 2015

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.07.2015 | Technology

We all have that one song we listened to nonstop for a whole month. And we can't hide it -- at least not from Spotify. The music-streaming site on Mon...

A Lot Of Americans Support Paternity Leave. Companies Are Catching On.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business

The U.S. is catching on to the idea that fathers might want some time off to bond with a new baby.  Nearly half of Americans think companies sho...

Drake Is Spotify's Most Streamed Artist Of The Year Globally

AP | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.01.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Spotify users are clearly listening to Drake. The rapper was the most streamed artist of the year globally. Spotify announced its en...


Tony Woodcock | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

My experience with Spotify inspired me to re-examine my CDs with a view to a major clean up. So I looked at the impressive wall of more than 2,000 recordings and for some reason my gaze fell upon one, a box-set of an opera by Handel called Alcina.

You Won't Be Able To Stream Adele's New Album

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.19.2015 | Entertainment

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Marillion: Unconventional -- An Interview With Tim Sidwell

Phil Simon | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Phil Simon

Over the course of three absolutely magical days, Marillion -- one of my very favorite bands -- captivated thousands of hard-core fans with over eight hours of fantastic music.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Musical Musings in a Digital Age

Shelly Peiken | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

If we lusted after a boy in High School and had to wait for a kiss, would we want it more? Probably. Does it mean it would be better? Not necessarily.

Perceptual Jail: How Surrogates Can Bail You Out

Alan Kelly | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Alan Kelly

One wonders if someone in the music business knows a thing or two about surrogates. If so, their handiwork offers a lesson to the people and organiza...

Paving the Way For the 'Celestial Jukebox'

Steven Marks | Posted 11.03.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Marks

Twenty years ago this week, President Bill Clinton signed one of the most important pro-music laws ever enacted, laying the foundation for the digital streaming revolution that has become so central to our lives today.

If Europe Opens Up and Innovates, It Can Create More Jobs

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Guy Verhofstadt

BRUSSELS -- We need to end once and for all the European aberration in which markets of the past are given preference over markets of the future.

Fall In - Best New Music III

Sean Bradford | Posted 10.27.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

Skrillex is everywhere, and Adele is back. Adele released her new single last Friday. She's ready to say sorry, and apparently so is Justin Bieber, who released "Sorry," the second single from his forthcoming album. Cheers to apology season.

Your Fall Music Playlist pt. II

Sean Bradford | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

An army of empowered female voices, nostalgic rock, and hip hop artists have been dominating the new releases this month.