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Björk keeping new album off Spotify – industry to follow example

Björk  said, "To work on something for two or three years and then just, Oh, here it is for free. It’s not about the money; it’s about respect for the craft."…
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 27, 2015

Billy Corgan: ‘pop music is headed towards pornography’

Billy Corgan also envisions a world where Dave Grohl is pitted against Taylor Swift in some sort of MTV-fueled “West Side Story.&rdquo…
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 26, 2015

Music industry to streamline world to Friday releases

Though many vehemently disagree, an international body is set to move all album releases to Friday’s.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 25, 2015

Jay Z’s streaming music takeover bid rejected

Jay Z's $56 million dollar bid to buy Aspiro was rejected when shareholders said his bid “does not sufficiently value” the future potential of the company.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 24, 2015

The new iTunes: curation over content

With another new job posting, the signs are becoming clear that Apple's iTunes relaunch will rely more on curation than content.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 23, 2015

Kanye West’s new album will be ‘cookout music’

West says his new album will be “cookout music that just feels good,” and admits he hadn’t heard Beck’s album before The Grammy’s.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 20, 2015

Blur announces first album in 12 years

Blur have announced the follow up to 2003’s “Think Tank,” along with posting the first single from the record.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 19, 2015

Sia’s new album is done – may finally tour!

Sia confirmed that she is considering ending her self-imposed live hiatus, and also has her next album ready for release.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 18, 2015

Kid Rock doing $20 tour, takes new anti-scalper approach

Kid Rock is holding the entire front row for free upgrades for lucky fans, along with a number of other anti-ticket-scalper moves.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 17, 2015

Madonna banned from UK radio for being old and ‘irrelevant’

The station, aimed at the younger demographic, has informally banned Madonna, instead pushing her to BBC Radio 2, which services the over-35 crowd.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 16, 2015

Original ‘American Pie’ lyrics headed to auction block

As he begins to rid himself of his earthly possessions, Don McLean is auctioning off his original, hand-written lyrics to "American Pie."…
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 13, 2015

Kanye’s right — popular music IS whiter than ever

The masses want to rally against Kanye West for implying that race is an issue in the world of music, but the facts show he’s actually right.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 12, 2015

The only festival worth seeing this summer is Amnesia Rockfest

System of A Down, Linkin Park, Slayer and The Pixies will be joined by everyone from Snoop Dogg to Cro-Mags to The Deftones at Canadian festival this summer.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 11, 2015

4 things the Grammy Awards got right

From Annie Lennox's jaw-dropping performance to ending a 20 year award drought, there were a few things done right at The Grammy Awards.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 10, 2015

Tenacious D’s “Best Metal” Grammy was the true injustice

Tenacious D's not-at-all-metal Dio cover inexplicably beat out the likes of Mastodon, Slipknot and Motorhead for the "Best Metal" Grammy.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 9, 2015

US copyright laws could soon ban cover songs

The proposed change would make it so ANYONE wanting to post a cover song would have to get the express, written permission of the original artist to do so.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 6, 2015

Lil Wayne is dropping ‘The Free Weezy Album’

Lil Wayne took to Twitter to announce the imminent release of what he's calling "The Free Weezy Album."…
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 5, 2015

Paul McCartney is recording with Lady Gaga and Mike McCready

Lady Gaga posted photos from a recording studio where she was working with Paul McCartney and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 4, 2015

Metal band records Taylor Swift protest song called ‘This Sick Beat’

A metal song, featuring nothing but the phrase “This Sick Beat” has emerged in protest of Taylor Swift’s recent trademarking of the words.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 3, 2015

Pharrell Willams’ team calls Marvin Gaye’s family ‘desperate’

Attorneys for Pharrell Williams called a recent appeal from the Gaye family as “desperate,” as they battle over copyright of "Blurred Lines."…
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 2, 2015

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