On this year’s Record Store Day, Universal Music will be re-releasing the soundtrack to Clueless to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary. And while it’s hard to top the revered classic that is Clueless’ soundtrack, the re-release calls...Show More Summary
If you can point out Winston-Salem on a map, it's most likely as the home of the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, R.J. Reynolds, Hanes and Sara Lee. But this mid-size North Carolina city is taking a turn toward the eclectic. Faced...Show More Summary
It's not even 9 a.m. on a Saturday and I'm outside the Roxy music club on Sunset Boulevard. It feels a bit like one of those parallel universe moments, as I move toward the dance floor with dozens of other people in their workout clothes. Evan Harrison, a music industry veteran, and his wife, fitness...
Jessica Krash has been laid off after 28 years teaching piano at George Washington University. ‘They are decimating the (music) department,’ she tells us, ‘laying off many of the adjuncts, or reducing people’s hours to practically nothing.’ Underpaid and unappreciated, Dr Krash has written a letter to the Washington Post, noting that the George Washington […]
Billboard reports that the government of Ontario has just allocated C$14 million (US$11.5) to 123 music companies, including the world’s largest. The grants include Universal Music Canada Inc. ($1.2 million), Warner Music Canada Co. ($750,000), Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. Show More Summary
Nathaniel Mackey: “Poetry is the slow-cooking movement of literature.” As Mackey spins a few discs from his vast collection of Jazz and world, the Duke University professor describes how music weaves through his award-winning poems.
Universal Pictures emerged victorious in a bidding war for an untitled musical with Josh Gad and songs by Alan Menken and Steven Schwartz. [...]
EXCLUSIVE: It came down to Universal, Disney and Paramount. In the end, Universal Pictures stepped up to make the year’s biggest material deal, acquiring the untitled musical comedy feature that The Comedians star Josh Gad and writer-director...Show More Summary
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. While universities have long nurtured the niche community of a cappella singers, the TV show "Glee" and hit movie "Pitch Perfect" helped create a new generation of fans that propelled the soulful sound into mainstream culture. Show More Summary
Joss Whedon sued over Cabin in the Woods, Universal Music settles class action lawsuit over royalties and IFPI takes on YouTube.
Microsoft recently introduced new universal Music and Video apps for Windows 10 on PCs. As the apps are universal, we were expecting new Music and Video apps to come with the Windows 10 for Phones Build 10051. However, the build did not include these two new apps. Nonetheless, WindowsCenter.ir has posted some pictures of the new Music […]
From Mp3.com to Mp3Tunes, Michael Robertson has never been afraid to take on the music industry; and that's often landed him in court. In fact, lawyers for Universal Music are still arguing over whether $12M is enough for their work winning a "pyrrhic victory" over Mp3Tunes. Unphased, he's back with...
A four-year court battle has ended in the favour of a group of musicians who sued Universal Music Group, saying their royalties were being unfairly calculated for downloads of songs and albums through digital services like iTunes. More »
Tomorrow afternoon I will set out with Richie Hawtin and a talented cast of electronic music experts on the second edition of CNTRL. Each day the group will speak at universities across the nation in a quest to inspire new and old producers to believe that they too, can find their own unique voice in music. Show More Summary
A settlement submitted to a judge for approval would also give UMG artists a higher royalty rate going forward. read more
"All your two-bit psychiatrists, they're giving you electric shock." Even though it's sort of shocking that he lived as long as he did, Lou Reed's death (October 27, 2013) still feels like a rift in the musical universe. The fact that...Show More Summary
So you've bought a turntable with hopes of hearing that warm vinyl sound, but you don't have a record collection just yet. What to do? If you're Jesse England, you 'cheat' using digital tunes. He recently built the Universal Record, a device that lets any Bluetooth audio source work with a record player by vibrating a vinyl disc. Show More Summary
Creative label accounting paired with outdated laws led to underpaid artists who had no choice but to take labels, digital broadcasters and others to court. Now the first round of lawsuits are being resolved, but you can be sure that more will follow. Universal Music Group and plaintiffs' attorneys representing...
After a several year-long court battle, it looks like Universal is finally ready to settle with the estate of Rick James and several other musicians in another in a series of legal cases that sought to redefine how the music industry categorizes digital downloads. The case looked at the difference between [...]
Just a few days ago, I was walking past my local theater and saw that they were showing It Follows (review), the indie horror film that has received near universal critical acclaim. Even as a writer for this site, I’ve managed to avoid any spoilers, trailers, or reviews for the film once I heard that […]