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Court Orders ISP to Disconnect Internet Pirates

The High Court in Ireland has told ISP UPC that it must introduce a "three strikes" scheme to deal with subscribers who pirate music online. The ruling is a major victory for Sony, Universal and Warner who will only be required to pay 20% of the installation and running costs, with UPC picking up 80% of the tab. Show More Summary

Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 180: GWAR “Gor Gor”

When it comes to aliens taking over the universe, there may not be a more bumbling team than the ragtag scumdogs known as GWAR. Yes, they manage to cause untold amounts of carnage and destruction, but having a base of operations in Antarctica? A bit too cold for me and it’s definitely too remote to […]

The Los Angeles County Department of Ambient Music vs. The Superfires of Tomorrow

You might have seen the news last month that two students from George Mason University developed a way to put out fires using sound. "It happens so quickly you almost don’t believe it," the Washington Post reported at the time. "Seth...Show More Summary

Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

3 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

The following is an excerpt from the "MUSIC" chapter of Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew" by Victor Svorinich (University Press of Mississippi, 2015). Call It Anything "I'd like to say one thing about Miles Davis. One time he said to me, 'Hey Wayne, do you get tired of playing music tha...

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Turn Music Vid Into Video Game

With their mind-altering new video for "Multi-Love," Unknown Mortal Orchestra invite fans into an elastically trippy universe of shapes, landscapes and colors. The clip, directed by Lionel Williams, is also available as an interactive video game app that allows PC, Mac and Unity users to navigate the psychedelic visuals by using their mouse/trackpad and W,...

Accordion Games: Why Spotify’s Free Service Should Constantly Grow And Contract

Spotify is feeling pressure from Universal Music Group and others to drop or drastically reduce free streaming. But Jon Maples argues its not an either or proposition. ____________________________________ Guest post from Jon Maples UMG’s CEO Lucian Grande woke up one day and figured out that Spotify was giving away too...

Monks of Norcia Sign with Recording Label

From a press release just made public: The Monks of Norcia Sign with Recording Label De Montfort Music Distributed Worldwide Through Decca/Universal Music Classics Debut International Recording of Ethereal Chant March 23, 2015 (New York,...Show More Summary

Vivendi Chairman Vincent Bollore Under Pressure From Activist Shareholder To Sell Off Universal Music Group

Vivendi chairman Vincent Bollore is being urged to sell off the company’s Universal Music Group by activist shareholder P Schoenfeld Asset Management to boost the company’s profitability and share price. Universal Media Group, which is currently 100% owned by Vivendi, is the world’s largest music group. Show More Summary

The Stars Could Be 'Singing'

The mathematician Pythagoras long ago described "music in the spacing of the spheres," and the idea has influenced astronomy for centuries, Universe Today has noted. Now, scientists have found that the music of the spheres might exist quite literally. Researchers studying the way a laser interacts with plasma used their...

Review: Daniel Roumain’s “Anacaona, The Golden Flower Songs” hits sour historical notes

On Friday, Emory University’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts hosted a concert of music by Daniel Bernard Roumain, a violinist, conductor and composer of

"Cosmic Music?" --Discovery: Stars May Generate Sound

A chance discovery by a team of researchers, including a University of York scientist, has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound. The study of fluids in motion -- now known as hydrodynamics -- goes back to the Egyptians,...

Vivendi Rejects Calls to Sell Universal Music

Vivendi confirmed that the hedge fund P. Schoenfeld Asset Management called for a sale of the music company, but said it had no intention of doing so.

Du Bois, Ghana, and Cairo Jazz: The Geo-Politics of Malcolm X

Hisham Aidi, Columbia University Professor and author of Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture discusses Malcolm X’s sojourn in Egypt and Ghana in 1964, his engagement with local cultural and political movements,...Show More Summary

Report: Universal pressuring Spotify to limit free streaming

The freemium music model favored by Spotify Inc. is under pressure with reports that at least one major record company is pressuring the company to change its free tier. The Financial Times reports that Universal Music Group is using license negotiations with … Continue reading ?

Music Labels Put More Pressure On Spotify To Limit Free Streaming

Universal is leveraging current contract negotiations with Spotify to pressure the streaming service to put harsher limits on its free service. The label hopes that such a move would convert more free users into paid subscriptions, which cost $10 per month.”

Curating the Malcolm X Mixtape Project

At the The Legacy of Malcolm X conference at Duke University, Zaher Ali discusses The Malcolm X Mixtape Project, a digital humanities project documenting Malcolm X's musical legacy that—by the time of its completion—will include nearly 50 songs released from 1970 to the present, covering a range of music genres, including spoken word, world music, hip hop, rock, punk, and folk.

Sphinx Foundation Founder names To Head University Of Michigan Music School

“I wasn’t looking to leave Sphinx,” said Aaron Dworkin, the organization’s founding president. “But this job gives me the opportunity to make a difference and have an impact on a broader scale. Schools are at a critical time in thinking about what it means to have a life in the performing arts.”

3 Count: Universal Battles

Universal Music moves to settle class action royalty lawsuit, Inflight counters Universal Music's claims and Mac Miller sued over uncleared sample.

Put a Spring in Your Step With Brand-New Workout Music

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While I no longer live in a city where I need to thaw out after Winter, I really do feel your pain. Four Winters at the University of Michigan made me realize how incredible those first days of Spring feel. But once my heavy coats and...Show More Summary

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