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American Airlines playing “lesser known indie bands”; customers much happier now

Elevators don't really use "elevator music" anymore but you can still hear bland, instrumental muzak when you board or deplane on various airlines...

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streaming music beats CD sales for first time

The American market for recorded music was flat in 2014, but income from streaming services like Spotify and Pandora has quickly grown to become a major part of the business, eclipsing CD sales for the first time, according to a report released Wednesday by the Recording Industry Association of America...

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‘Amen Break’ creators to receive compensation via crowdfund campaign + watch a documentary about the famed breakbeat

A six second drum break from The Winstons' "Amen, Brother" (the b-side to their 1969 hit "Color Him Father") is arguably the most famous "break" ever...

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Mike Simonetti (Italians Do it Better) forms new musical project Pale Blue and new label, 2MR

Mike Simonetti, who founded both Troubleman Unlimited and Italians Do it Better, has started a new musical project, Pale Blue, which is a collaboration with Elizabeth Wight of Silver Hand...

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Dustin from Beach Fossils starts label, signs Frankie Cosmos, Warehouse, Jerry Paper and more

Beach Fossils frontman Dustin Payseur and his wife (and former Captured Tracks label manager) Katie Garcia have just launched a new label, Bayonet Records...

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Live Nation may become owner of Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Emo’s

The NY Times reports:Live Nation Entertainment, the concert and ticketing giant, is in advanced talks to buy a majority stake in C3 Presents, the country's largest independent promoter, with a portfolio that includes the popular Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits festivals...

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Clear Channel changes name to iHeartMedia

It's been almost nine years since Clear Channel spun off Live Nation (who went on to buy Ticketmaster). Now:Clear Channel on Tuesday refashioned itself as iHeartMedia, accentuating how the lines between online and AM/FM radio are blurring at the country's biggest company on the broadcast dial...

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Music industry may move release day to Friday, worldwide

I put together the weekly Upcoming Metal Releases at Invisible Oranges. Not to get too first-world-complain-y, but it can be a pain. With staggered release dates across the world (UK: Mondays, US: Tuesdays, Black metal: DGAF), my Excel tracking sheet ends up looking like a string board on The Wire...

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Elbo.ws is shutting down

Goodbye Elbo.ws......With a heavy heart, however, we feel it's time to turn off the bot. It's not an easy decision, but a few factors have proven hard to overcome...

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Spotify turns five; Thom Yorke calls it “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse”

Thom Yorke at the UIC Pavilion (more by James Richards IV)

Thom Yorke is well known for his general dissatisfaction with music industry pay models at this point...

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