Music industry

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Lloyd Price obituary
American singer best known for his 1950s hits Lawdy Miss Clawdy and Personality who set up his own music publishing business

Adam Sweeting

09, May, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Red Hot Chili Peppers sell rights to catalogue of hits to Hipgnosis
Trend of artists selling rights continues, as Kid Creole and the Coconuts also sign deal

Mark Sweney

04, May, 2021 @11:20 AM

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‘Time to shake things up’: music industry confronts climate crisis as gigs resume
Huge concerts and nonstop touring mean the music business is in dire need of reform. Performers have begun to lead – but can their industry reshape itself as the world reopens?

Adam Corner

27, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘Parasitic’ ticket touts ‘undermining music festivals’ Covid tracing’
Industry figures warn exploitation of pent-up appetite for festivals could impede tracing in event of outbreaks

Rob Davies and Laura Snapes

25, Apr, 2021 @3:49 PM

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‘It reeked of hope and ambition’: 30 years of riot grrrl label Kill Rock Stars
Born in the Pacific north-west scene that produced grunge – but often in opposition to it – Kill Rock Stars pushed women to the front of the stage, and also gave Elliott Smith a platform

Daniel Dylan Wray

23, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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UK music festivals say they need government help with insurance
Promoters call for state-backed Covid cancellation scheme to avoid possible bankruptcy

Joanna Partridge

22, Apr, 2021 @6:34 PM

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Covid-cautious festival cancellations dampen ‘great British summer’ hopes
Promoters cite financial risk of staging events that the government could shut down at short notice

Damien Gayle

20, Apr, 2021 @8:30 PM

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Paul McCartney and Kate Bush lead call for change to music streaming payments
Open letter to Boris Johnson signed by 156 musicians including Led Zeppelin and Annie Lennox aims to reword 1988 Copyright Act

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Apr, 2021 @1:25 PM

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Today’s pop industry cheats songwriters | Björn Ulvaeus
It’s the song, not the album, that rules modern pop – but payment for writers is dysfunctional at best. We urgently need a new model

Björn Ulvaeus

17, Apr, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Taylor Swift smashes Beatles record with three UK No 1 albums in nine months
Songwriter’s remake of 2008’s Fearless amid industry dispute gives her the fastest run of successive No 1 albums ever

Laura Snapes

16, Apr, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Amy Winehouse: the spiteful way she was treated still fills me with rage
It’s hard to say whether Amy’s death shocked the music industry into better protecting artists experiencing mental ill health but I’m hopeful things are changing for the better

Rhian Jones

12, Apr, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Cash ‘gifts’ and strong-arm tactics: music’s problem with NFTs
Blockchain technology makes non-fungible tokens unique, but uncertainty surrounds how the rights and ownership of songwriters, producers and session musicians apply in sales

Eamonn Forde

07, Apr, 2021 @7:10 AM

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