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Get ready for New Music Friday!

Remember how the album release day was Tuesday? Well not anymore…

…the recording industry has changed it to Friday!

It seems pretty strange for them to up and change it on us all of a sudden, but apparently this has been an argument going back and forth for some time! 335 more words

Why I Hate the Music Industry

Bold title, I know. Don’t get me wrong, I love music. But I don’t believe that anyone who truly loves music could possibly claim that they’re happy with the industry today, or even for the last 70 years or so. 1,016 more words


On February 21, 1986.

On February 21, 1986, Metallica released their third studio album “Master of puppets” on “Elektra” label. The album material was recorded in the period from September 1 – December 27, 1985, at the “Sweet Silence Studios” in Copenhagen, with producer Flemming Rasmussen, it was the first Metallica album released on a major label and the last one to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus crash during the album’s promotional tour. 35 more words

Taylor, Don't Be So Swift To Sue Your Fans

Open letter to Taylor Swift…

Taylor, say it ain’t so – we heard you were suing your fans for trademark infringement, so we had to investigate to see who these criminals were who had vexed America’s sweetheart. 408 more words


How the RIAA, MPAA, TV industry and publishers could turn piracy into a win-win, tomorrow

As Apple ponders entering the streaming music business (not so much “ponders” as “finalizes,” I suppose) it brings to mind yet again something I’ve been wondering about for a couple of years now. 1,923 more words


China Online Legitimate Music Copyright Promotion Alliance Established

China Daily and Chinese news services, including Legal Daily, reported that an Online Legitimate Music Promotion Alliance 中国网络正版音乐促进联盟 has been established on January 29, 2015 in Beijing.   278 more words

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Why the hubbub now?

With introductions out of the way, it is time to get down to business, in more ways than one. In recent months, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed “free trade” agreement involved twelve nations along the Pacific Rim, has come under increased scrutiny in the United States. 1,864 more words