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Pentagon: U.S.’s next move ‘has everything to do with what the Assad regime decides to do’

Apr 14, 2018<br>4:33 PM<p>The UN Security Council on Saturday soundly rejected Russia’s call to condemn the United States and its allies for striking Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile.<p>Apr 14, 2018<br>4:11 PM<p>The pop in prices won’t last much longer than the rift with Russia, which is tough to predict.<p>Apr 14, …

Hi-res audio: the digital music revolution

If you've ever been irritated by the tinny, nasal-like quality of digital tunes, this may be the year you get relief. It's called high resolution audio (HRA) and it promises to be the anodyne for improved, high fidelity sound—even better than those dusty CDs no one listens to any more.<p>Several …

SUMMER NAMM 2014: PreSonus releases Capture iPad multitrack recording app

<b>SUMMER NAMM 2014: PreSonus has come with the iPad audio party with Capture, a streamlined DAW that's capable of recording up to 32 tracks</b> …

John Hiatt: The Indefatigable Songwriter

His songs have been recorded by Dylan, Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson and Rosanne Cash, but he's never had a hit on his own<p>"Sometimes love can be so wrong," John Hiatt sings in his bluesy growl during a recent set at the Iridium in New York City. "Like a fat man in a thong."<p>The lyric, …

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Disclosure on Songwriting & More: 'We Thought 'Latch' Was Too Weird for the Radio' (Cover Story)

Not long ago, brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence were home in England, mixing demos of original songs filled with love and longing. Then came their top …

SoundCloud Said to Near Deals With Record Labels

The largest record labels are closing in on a deal for a stake in buzzy digital-music service SoundCloud Ltd., in exchange for an agreement not to …

The music industry’s newfangled growth business: vinyl records

The equation facing the music business is now well understood: Sales of CDs and digital music downloads are in what looks like a death spiral, while streaming music services are adding subscribers and increasing revenues but not yet profits.<p>But another corner of the music business is experiencing …

Sorry, folks: Study says musical talent mostly comes from your genes

We like to imagine that musical talent is just a matter of putting in enough hours. The Beatles became superstars because they spent years honing their craft in Hamburg, right? Well, maybe not. A recently published study from the Karolinska Institute's Miriam Mosing suggests that you need the right …

Rosanne Cash Testifies Before Congress In Defense Of Artists' Rights

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Future of streaming music must include fairness for songwriters

Today, anyone can access music almost anywhere. Due to the revolution in digital services over the last decade, business models are trending towards streaming platforms and away from individual purchases.<p>This rapidly changing reality has set off a debate about the future of streaming music sales …

Songwriter's Pie Anyone?

I can't believe I'm actually going to say this. I many never work in this town again. But here goes.<p>As a professional songwriter for over 25 years, I was drawn to a piece that was put out on the wire by the Associated Press last week. Reporter, Mesfin Fekadu posed the question, "How Many …

How One Generation Was Single-Handedly Able To Kill The Music Industry - MTT

We’re in the midst of the greatest music industry disruption of the past 100 years. A fundamental shift has occurred — a shift that Millennials are …

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How To Solve the Mariah Carey Problem: Former Record Execs Chime In

Mariah Carey's latest album, Me. I Am Mariah… the Elusive Chanteuse, entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 3 with 58,000 sold, her lowest total for …

Why Amazon's Approach to Licensing Could Be the Future of Digital Music

Even though the just-launched Amazon Music Price is receiving some criticism, it hints at a future with different types of subscription services and …

Is Digital Payola Involved In Music Discovery and Recommendation?

Of course, whether or not you view this as a problem to be solved could depend on whether you’re fortunate enough to be one of the “winners.” Still, …

Smartphones, Streaming and Universality: The Future of The Music Industry

<b>Tom Silverman</b>, the founder of Tommy Boy Records and primary force behind the New Music Seminar, has some incredible conversation pieces in his …

Fixing the Music Business Starts With Identifying Its Problems – Variety

Next time you’re trying to figure out what went wrong with the music industry, here’s a handy list of problems that need to be addressed.<p><b>MONEY.</b> …

Producer Profile: Dann Huff

With a resume that includes fronting a glam-metal band and playing guitar on Madonna's "Like a Prayer," Dann Huff insists no one is more surprised …

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Songwriter Spotlight: Luke Laird

All it took was one visit to the Bluebird Café for Pennsylvania native Luke Laird to know he was destined for Nashville.<p>The then-teenager was a huge …

Country Music

5 Artists Who Became Songwriters After They Debuted: Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, and more

Just because someone's an excellent performer doesn't mean they're an excellent songwriter as well. Some artists are talented enough to have debuted …

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Recording Academy To Allow Samples For All Grammy Award Songwriting Categories

The Recording Academy has announced a change to its awards criteria that will now permit samples and interpolations of previously written songs to be …

The 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards

It was fitting that the 75-year old classic “Over the Rainbow” from the 1939 film <i>The Wizard of Oz</i> was honored with the Towering Song Award at the …

Casey Kasem: A critic's take on why he mattered

And now, for a long-distance dedication.<p>This letter arrives courtesy of Sunday morning radio listeners across the country, from those millions in bedrooms and kitchens or near car stereos whose first pop music experiences arrived through the voice of one man, a<p>DJnamed Casey Kasem.<p>Kasem, the warm …

The Strange Link Between Your Digital Music and Napoleon's Invasion of Egypt

In 1798 Joseph Fourier, a 30-year-old professor at the École Polytechnique in Paris, received an urgent message from the minister of the interior …

Kaskade: "Sharing Helps the Artist, the Fan, and the Music Industry"

Kakade recently took to his blog to explain a series of tweets he sent about deleting his SoundCloud account. 70 percent of his tracks have been …

EDITORIAL: Songwriter Equity Act inequity

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Congress has had a loud voice in setting the price of music since it first got involved with the tinkling player piano, once a …

Can Beats get Apple back in rhythm with the music industry?

When word first slipped that Apple would acquire Beats, there was no shortage of speculation into its motives. We’re talking billions of dollars here …

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