Music industry

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Mo Ostin obituary
American record label chief executive who nurtured the careers of Neil Young, James Taylor and Prince

Adam Sweeting

07, Aug, 2022 @4:32 PM

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‘Common decency’: Beyoncé’s Renaissance sparks debate about the politics of music sampling
Beyoncé removed an interpolation of Kelis’s hit Milkshake from her new album and half of the UK Top 10 singles feature samples. It’s big business – but who’s benefitting?

Rhian Jones

05, Aug, 2022 @1:09 PM

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Spiralling inflation, crops left in the field and travel chaos: 10 reasons Brexit has been disastrous for Britain
As small businesses crumble, shelves get emptier and the care-worker shortage intensifies, life outside the EU is having a dire effect on many of us. Why aren’t politicians talking about it?

John Harris

03, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Mo Ostin, US record exec who signed Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, dies aged 95
Headhunted by Frank Sinatra, the head of Warner/Reprise oversaw classic releases by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:12 AM

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‘People love to feel part of the process’: how the TikTok teaser turbo-charged the song of the summer race
By teasing fans with new song snippets, artists such as Rosalía are minting hits before the finished single is even out – but will this viral power fade once the industry catches on?

Shaad D'Souza

01, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘We don’t want money going to private landlords’: UK music venues turn to community ownership
As they try to rebuild after Covid, some gig venues are being put into the hands of locals – and many owners say this speeds up improvements and ensures long-term success

Daniel Dylan Wray

20, Jul, 2022 @10:11 AM

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That syncing feeling: how Stranger Things supercharged the music industry
The chart success of first Kate Bush and now Metallica thanks to ‘syncs’ in Stranger Things shows how TV shows and TikTok are increasingly crucial for heritage acts

Eamonn Forde

12, Jul, 2022 @9:39 AM

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I booked Beach Boys concert tickets, but got bad vibrations
There are two rival bands and the wrong one was pictured on Viagogo

Zoe Wood

12, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Bob Dylan’s £1.5m Blowin’ in the Wind vinyl is a bespoke insult to pop music
This ultra-elitist one-off auction item not only flies in the face of the genre – but runs counter to the spirit of the song itself

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Jul, 2022 @10:29 AM

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Access All Areas by Barbara Charone review – my rock’n’roll friends
One of the most formidable music PRs in rock, ‘BC’ opens up about her decades of hanging out with the likes of Keith Richards, Mark Ronson and Madonna

Barbara Ellen

03, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Execs used as bait and interns cast aside – the British music industry must do better on race | Komali Scott-Jones
Black music has reshaped British culture, but now that its artists and songwriters are finally being credited, those behind the scenes also need nurture

Komali Scott-Jones

22, Jun, 2022 @9:50 AM

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Four Tet settles historic royalty rate dispute with Domino Records
The independent British label has recognised Kieran Hebden’s original claim and agreed to pay him a 50% royalty rate on streaming and downloads

Laura Snapes

20, Jun, 2022 @4:00 PM

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