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Watch Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear's Episode of "Austin City Limits"

After a preview earlier this week, the entire Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear episode of "Austin City Limits" was aired tonight. Check out the setlists, featuring tracks from <i>Modern Vampires of the City</i> and <i>Shield**s</i>, below.<p>Embedded content is unavailable.<p>Vampire Weekend:<p>Diane Young<br>Ya …

Chris Brown Arrested For Felony Assault in D.C.

Chris Brown has run into trouble with the law, again. The R&B star and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were arrested early Sunday morning in Washington …

First Listen: Midlake, 'Antiphon'

Midlake does grand the way Pink Floyd did. The Denton, Texas, band's members have big ideas and a sound that feels like a massive orchestra, with arrangements that build and unfold. All of this is done with more rock and less folk, yet still a timeless style. It reaches back while feeling …

Apple said to be closing music deals in order to launch ‘iRadio’ at upcoming WWDC

<b>Update:</b> Bloomberg adds more to WSJ’s report from earlier claiming that Apple’s new radio service will be tightly integrated with its iAd business. The report says Eddy Cue is currently making changes to the iAd business to support the new radio service scheduled to launch later this year alongside …

Signs point to Apple introducing new music service next week

It’s coming down to the wire: will Apple(s AAPL) have the necessary rights in place by next week in order to launch its planned streaming music …

Andrew WK To Attempt Drumming World Record At O Music Awards

In conjunction with the O Music Awards, multimedia entertainer and world-class partier Andrew WK will attempt a 24-hour long drumming world record in Times Square’s Oakley store on June 19th. WK’s marathon is part of the largest online and mobile-only music festival in the world, Live Music Day …

The Record Business is Dead, Long Live the Music Business

Full title: The Record Business is Dead, Long Live the Music Business: Music Consumption & Distribution in the Digital Age. My presentation at the Electronic Music Conference & Audio Expo (EMEX 2013) on July 5, 2013. In which we look at Digital Music distribution from a Philippine perspective.

Is Spotify bad for music?

<b>Tim Ingham:</b> We live in a post-Napster world. For most of the 00s it looked as if the professional recorded music industry – artists, managers, record labels – might not have a future at all. Thanks to piracy and the YouTube explosion, consumers had the chance to stop paying for music, and they …

Spotify row: artists threaten to sue labels over music streaming

Musicians are increasingly unhappy with the share of revenues they receive – and in Sweden they are planning legal action<p>Proponents of music streaming as a viable business model often point to Scandinavia as proof. Sweden, the birth country of Spotify, saw music sales jump 13.8% in 2012 and 12% in …

City Guides Spotlight: Nashville

<b>Sponsored content:</b><p>Dubbed "the Silicon Valley of the music industry" by The Atlantic, Tennessee's capital is where artists from Elvis Presley to the Kings of Leon—and even Bob Dylan—have recorded albums. The residents of Nashville made music history when they were the first to hear static-free radio …

Top recording engineers explain why music sounds awful

I attended a fascinating panel discussion, "Behind The Glass: Audio Production in the 21st Century" at the Audio Engineering Society convention in New York City on Sunday.<p>The panelists were all prominent record producers and engineers: Tony Brown (Elvis Presley, Emmy Lou Harris); Jimmy Douglass …

Engineer predicts Apple's iTunes Radio will put an end to overly loud recordings

I caught up with my old friend, mastering and recording engineer Bob Katz at the Audio Engineering Society convention held last week in NYC. He was there to proclaim an end to the "Loudness Wars," which refers to the overuse of dynamic range compression to flatten the soft-to-loud volume changes …