Music industry

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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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Sony Music announces Vanessa Picken as new CEO to replace Denis Handlin in Australia
Handlin left the company under a cloud of toxic workplace culture allegations revealed by Guardian Australia in June 2021

Kelly Burke

15, Jun, 2022 @2:07 AM

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Island Records founder Chris Blackwell: ‘I’m interested in what’s different’
In a wide-ranging new memoir, the impresario who worked with Bob Marley, Roxy Music and U2, talks about his incredible life in the industry

Jim Farber

06, Jun, 2022 @6:16 AM

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UK summer music festivals forced to close as cost of living crisis hits home
Flatlining ticket sales and rising production outgoings have led to many events being postponed

Tess Reidy

04, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘Do we want music to be a pursuit only of the wealthy?’ Anger grows at PRS Foundation cuts
Royalties company PRS for Music has announced a major funding cut for its charitable arm. Artists such as Black Country, New Road explain why it could damage the UK music scene

Ed Gillett

28, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Farewell to the iPod, the device that ushered in too much choice | Rebecca Nicholson
As Apple’s pioneering digital player shuffles into the sunset, has its legacy delivered on its promise?

Rebecca Nicholson

14, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘The spirit lives on’: Apple to discontinue the iPod after 21 years
Apple is discontinuing its MP3 player, bringing an end to device that transformed how we listen to music

Christy Cooney

10, May, 2022 @10:07 PM

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Why did #MeToo bypass the music industry? Just look at the gatekeepers | Tamanna Rahman
Having spoken to women across the business, I know abuse is rife. But speaking out is made incredibly hard, says film-maker Tamanna Rahman

Tamanna Rahman

03, May, 2022 @2:30 PM

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‘I was consumed with anger’: Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron’s brilliant, badly wronged partner
He wrote the music for Scott-Heron’s astonishing streams of social consciousness – and then his royalties got cut off. The jazz-funk artist explains why he focused on a comeback instead of lawsuits

Garth Cartwright

27, Apr, 2022 @1:55 PM

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Little Simz cancels US tour citing financial unviability as an indie artist
The UK rapper and Top Boy actor said the month-long tour would leave her ‘in a huge deficit’, highlighting the difficulties many musicians face to make a livelihood

Laura Snapes

20, Apr, 2022 @12:26 PM

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Art Rupe obituary
American record producer who founded his own label and helped launch the careers of Little Richard and Sam Cooke

Richard Williams

18, Apr, 2022 @2:01 PM

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