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Axl Rose Says Tim Cook ‘Is the Donald Trump of the Music Industry’ and We Have Questions

Last week, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose tweeted something with zero context. (Who among us?) But the more I think about what he tweeted, the more questions I have. Read More >>

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Pirate Bay Founder Will Sue the Recording Industry For a Change

Last week the Helsinki District Court decided that Peter Sunde, one of the co-founders of file-sharing portal The Pirate Bay, owes quite a bit of money to the music industry. Specifically, he owes a coalition of Sony Music Entertainment, EMI, Universal Music, and Warner Music $400,000, as reported by Torrent Freak. His response? No, fuck you. Read More >>

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21st Century Bands Don’t Need HMV or Musty Record Stores

So it’s official -- with the news that HMV has gone into administration, very soon we’ll have no way of buying music on the high street. While I feel bad for those affected by the closures that are set to come, forgive me if I don’t shed a tear for the demise of HMV (and with it the last of the big record stores). As my fellow commenter Eadingas phrased it in a previous Spiels From "Them Below", “The high street electronics store as we know it is dying, and not a day too soon.” As a music fan and musician, I feel the same way about high street music retail. Read More >>

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Global Streaming Music Revenue Up 40% in 2012

Maybe the music industry isn't doomed after all, as research points to on-demand services like Spotify and We7 generating up to £696m for the global music industry this year alone, which is a complete rise of 40 per cent. Read More >>

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Kim Dotcom’s Latest Music Project Will Launch This Year

No, I'm afraid it's not quite a doomsday device, and no, it's not yet another song of mass destruction. Instead, Kim Dotcom is set to launch his new musical venture, Megabox, at some point this year. Read More >>