Tag Archives: Digital Music News

Online Streaming Services Still Not Paying Songwriters

Posted by on November 21, 2012

There’s been a lot of industry discussion about how online music streaming services are compensating artists. But while Spotify and Pandora might be great ways to expose new acts to people, that isn’t translating into money for the songwriters whose music is being exposed. And while there aren’t any metal artists in these two below […]

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Study: 71% Of Unsigned Artists Still Want A Label Deal

Posted by on November 13, 2012

If there’s one thing the current musical climate has taught us, it’s that there aren’t as many gatekeepers as there used to be. A motivated artist can record a studio-quality album in their living room for the price of a computer and some time and get it on all major online music services for free. […]

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Grooveshark’s Future In Jeopardy Thanks To UMG’s Lawsuit

Posted by on November 22, 2011

Looks like Grooveshark has more to fear than King Crimson and Relapse Records. In a new copyright lawsuit filed last week, Universal Music Group claims that Grooveshark has been actively uploading unauthorized music. “[The business records of Escape Media Group, Grooveshark’s parent company], establish unequivocally, that the sound recordings illegally copied by Escape’s executives and […]

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