industry news:
David Byrne: Streaming Saved Music Industry, But Artists Need Better Pay Deal
Byrne says "transparency" is needed when it comes to streaming wealth distribution.

POSTED: 08/03/2015 - 09:38 am

Illegal Music Sharers Could Face Up to 10 Years in Jail According to New Laws
"By toughening penalties for commercial-scale online offending we are offering greater protections to businesses."

POSTED: 07/20/2015 - 11:23 am

Up to 50% of Music Royalties Never Reach Their Rightful Owners, Report Claims
"The current environment has too many 'black boxes.'"

POSTED: 07/16/2015 - 12:49 pm

Randy Blythe Growing Tired of Social Media: 'Go F--k Your-Selfie!'
"The internet removes what I call 'the impulsive thought filter.'"

POSTED: 07/14/2015 - 04:14 pm

Study Shows That '80s Metalheads and Groupies Are Well Adjusted Three Decades Later
Strength of metal community credited for their psychological wellbeing.

POSTED: 07/08/2015 - 09:38 am

Facebook Reportedly Entering Music Business, Aiming to Pull Music Video Views Away From YouTube
Social networking giant allegedly in talks with major labels.

POSTED: 07/02/2015 - 07:58 pm

Tony Iommi Presents New Signature Epiphone SG Guitar, Listen to It Roar
"This guitar sounds like I want it to sound on stage."

POSTED: 07/02/2015 - 06:00 pm

Mental Health Issues Widespread Among Musicians
Study finds that more than 60% of those surveyed have problems - with touring a factor for many.

POSTED: 06/29/2015 - 08:15 am

Drum Samples Just Became Obsolete, Producer Glenn Fricker Proudly Announces
It's a plugin from Soundradix called Drum Leveler.

POSTED: 06/27/2015 - 12:00 pm

Meet The Submarine: Mini Pickup That Makes Your Guitar Sound Like Two Guitars
Innovative stuff, demonstration video inside.

POSTED: 06/25/2015 - 04:35 pm

Paul Reed Smith Reveals What Decides the Price of a Mass Produced Guitar
PRS boss also not a fan of automatic guitar tuners.

POSTED: 06/25/2015 - 04:00 pm

New Series of Infographics Show Exactly How Much Musicians Earn
Stats show who is pulling biggest and smallest paychecks in the industry.

POSTED: 06/24/2015 - 08:47 am

Gibson in Trouble: 'Their Employees Hate Them, and Their Customers Think They're Crap'
So what are your thoughts on Gibson recently?

POSTED: 06/23/2015 - 03:28 pm

Taylor Swift Gets Public Support By Shaming Apple Music, Said Same Things Lars Said About Napster
It would seem that Mr. Ulrich indeed had a point.

POSTED: 06/22/2015 - 05:02 pm

Industry Big Shots: These Are the Wages of Music Industry's Top 10 Executives
Check out the music industry's 1 percent.

POSTED: 06/22/2015 - 02:29 pm

Line 6 Presents Groundbreaking New Guitar Processor Helix, Aim to Redefine Sound and Feel of Modeling
The company will begin shipping the device around the end of summer for $1,499.

POSTED: 06/17/2015 - 03:24 pm

Converse Offering Bands Opportunity to Record at Abbey Road, Sunset Sound Studios for Free
Amazing opportunity from Converse Rubber Tracks.

POSTED: 06/03/2015 - 07:19 am

Relapse Records Offer Explanation for Metal Fans' Devotion
Metal label responds to study showing metal fans are most loyal.

POSTED: 06/01/2015 - 07:57 am

Legendary Promoter Harvey Goldsmith Claims Festival Circuit 'Has Peaked'
"Music festivals have probably run their course," Goldsmith states.

POSTED: 06/01/2015 - 07:33 am

Earnings and Attendance: How Much Money Rush, Slipknot, Tremonti and More Grossed at Recent Shows
Also Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Steel Panther and more.

POSTED: 05/27/2015 - 05:23 pm

Spotify's New 'Running' Function Is Pretty Cool, Additional Features Also Revealed
Three new features announced - "Shows," "Now," and "Running."

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 04:52 pm

BMG Snap Up Rise Records
US metal and hard rock label sold in multi-million dollar deal.

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 04:39 am

Major Label Boss Claims Streaming Revenue Now Higher Than Income From Downloads
Warner Music's Stephen Cooper warns rival companies to keep free-tier streaming.

POSTED: 05/13/2015 - 06:07 am

Guitar Center on Way to Declare Bankruptcy, New Document Reveals
"GC is an excellent example of financial engineering based on the type of greed that's all too common in big business today."

POSTED: 05/11/2015 - 05:20 pm

Apple Being Investigated After Reportedly Pressuring Labels to End Free Streaming
Alleged that company pressured labels to remove music from Spotify's free tier service.

POSTED: 05/07/2015 - 07:36 am

The Beatles and Rolling Stones Didn't 'Revolutionize' Music but Hip-Hop Did, Study Claims
Research into musical trends and impact downplays the "British invasion" of the 1960s.

POSTED: 05/06/2015 - 05:16 am

Earnings and Attendance: Check Out How Much Money KISS, Slipknot, Muse, Testament and More Grossed at Recent Shows
KISS leads the way, by far.

POSTED: 04/30/2015 - 12:19 pm

Less Than 200 People Show Up to X-Factor Auditions
Barely anyone goes to Liverpool auditions for TV talent show.

POSTED: 04/30/2015 - 08:19 am

Music Fans Reach 'Musical Midlife Crisis' at Age 42, Study Finds
If you start getting into the latest pop trends in your early 40s, it's OK, 'tis normal.

POSTED: 04/23/2015 - 02:50 pm

Spotify Is Now Worth More Than the Entire US Music Industry?
One streaming service worth more than all music sales combined.

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 05:16 am

Times They Are a-Changin': Norway Announces Plans to Fully Switch Off FM Radio in 2017
The country aims to fully switch to digital radio within just two years.

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 03:44 pm

Abbey Road Studios Open Doors Online
Google collaboration allows users to take a tour round world famous recording venue.

POSTED: 04/15/2015 - 11:48 am

Portishead's Geoff Barrow Made Just $2500 From 34 Million Streams
Barrow blames UMG for selling band's music so cheaply.

POSTED: 04/15/2015 - 08:16 am

Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Is the Biggest Selling Vinyl Album of the Decade
Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Daft Punk amongst top sellers.

POSTED: 04/14/2015 - 08:03 am

Free Music Streaming on Spotify and YouTube Likely to Vanish Soon, Industry Expert Points Out
Reports indicate that Apple is working with music labels to get rid of the free ad-supported approach.

POSTED: 04/13/2015 - 06:05 pm

Official Chart Company Introduces New Vinyl Chart
Vinyl sales to be charted for the first time ever.

POSTED: 04/13/2015 - 08:53 am

Mayor of Boston Announces 'Riot Grrrl Day'
Day named in honor of Bikini Kill frontwoman.

POSTED: 04/09/2015 - 09:54 am

Selfie Sticks Banned at US Festivals
Coachella and Lollapalooza warn ticket-holders ahead of events.

POSTED: 03/30/2015 - 05:17 am

Music Streaming is Now More Profitable Than Physical Sales
Streams made $20 million more than CD sales last year.

POSTED: 03/27/2015 - 09:44 am

NIN Frontman Trent Reznor Named Apple's New Music Mastermind
Musician playing a "major role" in relaunch of Beats Music.

POSTED: 03/26/2015 - 05:24 pm

Abbey Road Studios to Launch Educational Program
Applications to open this September.

POSTED: 03/23/2015 - 05:29 am

Being a Roadie Can Earn You $200,000 Per Year, or at Least an Average of $57,000, Report Reveals
You might remember that Devin Townsend makes $60,000 per year...

POSTED: 03/19/2015 - 03:04 pm

Universal Music Hijacks YouTube Videos of Indie Artist, Monetizes Them Through Ads
"Going through the 'appeal' at YouTube is a pretty scary process," says Norwegian musician Bjorn Lynne.

POSTED: 03/19/2015 - 01:55 pm

New Tony Iommi Epiphone Signature Guitar to Be Announced This Summer
Black Sabbath icon to make special appearance at this year's Musikmesse.

POSTED: 03/18/2015 - 05:57 pm

YouTube Introducing New Tool to Help Aspiring Musicians
YouTube for Artists aims to help up-and-comers garner wider audiences.

POSTED: 03/17/2015 - 05:58 pm

Paul Stanley Visits 4 Year Old Ear Surgery Patient
Microtia sufferer underwent reconstructive ear surgery.

POSTED: 03/13/2015 - 08:14 am

'Blurred Lines' Ruled as Marvin Gaye Plagiarism, Case Could Mark Major Precedent in the Music World
"Case could redefine what copyright infringement means for recording artists."

POSTED: 03/11/2015 - 07:02 pm

Ticket Reselling Sites Promise More Transparency for Buyers
Promise follows British Government review.

POSTED: 03/06/2015 - 08:22 am

SoundCloud Claim to Have Paid $1million to Artists, Labels Since August
Money paid out through On SoundCloud partner program.

POSTED: 03/05/2015 - 08:08 am

Century Media Records In Talks About Possible Major-Label Acquisition
Century Media founder Robert Kampf confirms his interest in a major-label acquisition.

POSTED: 02/26/2015 - 07:54 am