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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this journey back through a wild week of music industry news, we revisit Sony's severing of ties with R. Kelly (but they're still making money off him) Cardi B's Shutdown Song, how streaming is shortening the music we listen to, and more! Sony Music Severs Ties With R. Kelly, But Continues To Profit From His Recordings Cardi B's Epic Trump Shutdown Rant Is Now A Song [LISTEN] Songs Are Getting Shorter and Streaming Is To Blame Bandcamp Opens Brick and Mortar Reco...
Tags: Music, David Bowie, Sony, Music Business, R Kelly, Owen Davie, Sony Music, Cardi, Mortar Record Store


Sony Music Severs Ties With R. Kelly, But Continues To Profit From His Recordings

R. Kelly and Sony have parted ways, according to multiple sources who characterized the split as everything from mutually agreeable to the controversial rapper being shown the door. The split finally comes after months of pressure over the rapper's alleged predatory behavior. and sexual abuse of women, including several minors.  But, before you give Sony a #TimesUp Award... R. Kelly's profitable recording catalog will continue to be distributed by RCA/Sony, and his music is still availa...
Tags: Music, Sony, Bruce Houghton, Kelly, Sony Music, RCA Sony


Sony, R. Kelly Agree To Part Ways

Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways, sources tell Billboard. The news comes on the heels of the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, which detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against the singer. Reps for Sony and R. Kelly could not be immediately reached. Kelly had been signed to Jive since the beginning of … More »
Tags: Music, News, Sony, R. Kelly, Kelly, Jive


Sony & R. Kelly Part Ways

Sony and R. Kelly have “agreed to part ways,” Billboard reports. I guess that’s the polite way of saying they’ve finally dropped his child-molesting ass. Continue reading below… Neither Sony nor R. Kelly have made an official statement yet. According to Variety, Kelly’s back catalog will remain with RCA/Sony and his music is still available on streaming services and digital retailers. Since the airing of Lifetime’s horrifying documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, pressure has been mounti...
Tags: New York, Kanye West, Sony, Jazz, Chris Brown, Music News, Rca Records, R. Kelly, Kelly, Culver City, Good For Humanity, RCA Sony


Sony Music Drops R. Kelly As Another Accuser Speaks Out

RCA Records and its parent company Sony Music will drop R. Kelly, Variety reports. The company does not plan on giving a formal announcement in regards to severing their relationship with the artist, but the decision comes after Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly re-opened the discussion around harrowing accusations of sexual abuse against the singer.Many have called for the company to drop the singer, starting a movement titled #MuteRKelly and publicly protesting outside its offices. According to V...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Nbc, Sony, Rca Records, R Kelly, Kelly, Sony Music, Weinstein, Sampson, Epic Records, R Kelly Variety, Sony Music Drops R Kelly, Variety RCA, Tracy Sampson, FatherArie Luyendyk


Hikaru Utada Concert Available On PlayStation VR

PlayStation has provided a virtual reality experience for famed singer Hikaru Utada, a rather strange offering but one that will allow western fans to experience her many musical contributions to the Kingdom Hearts franchise. The VR experience is part of her “Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018” and gifts users with the ability to witness […]
Tags: Music, Events, Sony, Virtual Reality, Anime, Ps4, Kingdom Hearts, Utada Hikaru, Hikaru Utada


Who Will Buy Universal Music Group? [Mark Mulligan]

Vivendi has been clear that it would like to sell up to half of its Universal Music Group at a valuation of between $22 billion and $33 billion, and an army of investment bankers are out courting potential buyers. MIDiA's Mark Mulligan looks at who may want and can afford to acquire a major stake in the world's largest music group. __________________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Vivendi continues to look for a buyer for a portion of...
Tags: Music, Japan, UK, Germany, US, Sony, Mlb, Universal, Atlanta Braves, Vivendi, Access Industries, Music Business, Providence, Major Labels, Umg, Bruce Houghton


Protests Target RCA, Sony: 'Drop Sexual Predator R Kelly' - SIGN #MuteRKelly PETITION

"RCA/Sony: Drop Sexual Predator R Kelly" read the banner flying over the Los Angeles offices of RCA and Sony on Friday.  It's the latest escalation in a growing protest movement to force record label RCA and corporate parent Sony to cut ties with Kelly, after repeated reports of predatory behavior and sexual abuse. R. Kelly is a serial sexual predator who's gotten away with abusing Black women and girls (yes, teen girls) for decades.Add your name to demand RCA records drop R. Kelly once a...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sony, Black, Rca Records, R Kelly, Bruce Houghton, Kelly, Karin Roland, Tarana Burke, Ava DuVernay John Legend


Average Spotify Subscriber Pays $5.50 Per Month And Falling. That's Less Money For Artists, Labels

The average price that a Spotify subscriber pays in dropping, and that has artists and record labels worried. Despite a stated price of $9.99 USD / €9.99 EU , the actual average price paid global is just $5.50 per month and falling. Spotify prices vary from country to country based on local currency, and according to the streamer, what each market will bear.  Logically, subscribers in a developing country will pay far less than in the US.  But in November, when Spotify launched in the...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Saudi Arabia, India, US, Eu, Qatar, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Sony, Kuwait, Mena, Bruce Houghton, WMG, North Africa MENA, Tim Ingham


These Movies That Will Remind You What It Truly Means To Be Cold

Photo: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures Distribution; Illustrated by Mallory Heyer. The Weeknd can't feel his face. You can't feel your face, your toes, or your fingers, and you're fairly certain that your ears now resemble two frozen Jimmy Dean sausage patties. Welcome to winter, everyone!Unless you're off to Gstaad for a spot of skiing with Mitzi and Lance, there's really only way to get through the sub-zero temps and slippery surfaces: a good old-fashioned movie night, served up with a ro...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, London, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Nicholson, North Korea, France, Russia, New York City, America, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Alaska


Mathew Knowles Explains How He Protected Beyoncé & Destiny’s Child From R. Kelly

Mathew Knowles played absolutely ZERO games when it came to protecting his daughter and her bandmates from alleged sexual predator R. Kelly.In an interview with the UK newspaper Metro, Knowles revealed the steps he and his wife at the time, Tina Knowles, took to ensure that Destiny’s Child was safe around R. Kelly in the mid-1990s when the allegations of his sexual misconduct first surfaced.Knowles—who managed Destiny’s Child—said Kelly submitted a song for the group’s debut album, but he turned...
Tags: Music, UK, Celebs, Beyonce, Hip Hop, Rape, Sony, Pop Culture, Jazz, Aaliyah, Solange, Sexual Predators, Metro, R. Kelly, Trending, Kelly


Indie Stores Report 2018 Vinyl Sales +10%, CDs -12.6%

The Coalition of Independent Music Stores polled it ts members on December 2018 sales compared to last year.  Despite the rush to streaming, brick and mortar music stores appear to be holding with the help of healthy sales of vinyl, turntables and vinyl accessories. 2018 Indie store charts follow the survey results. "The results were, of course, a mixed bag but by averaging the results, a pretty clear picture of where we are at sale-wise emerged as we enter a new year," says CIMS/ThinkIndi...
Tags: Music, Sony, Bruce Houghton, Bunnell, Coalition Of Independent Music Stores, Michael Bunnell


Guess what Sony’s latest bluetooth speaker looks like…

You may constantly need to explain yourself to your parents or conservative family members when they first take a look at the Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker, because trust me, it looks uncannily similar to something you’d find in a college-going teenager’s room.Mary Jane reference aside, this product, weird as it may look, is classic Sony. Sony as a company is famed for creating products that are state of the art, but also weird (Verge has chronicled most of them down)… and the LSPX-S2 or th...
Tags: Music, Design, Audio, Speakers, Sony, Wireless, Bluetooth Speaker, Product Design, Candle, Mary Jane, Sony Sony, Sony LSPX, Glass Sound Speaker, LSPX-S2


WED. BRIEF: Sony Embraces Reality 360 Audio • SiriusXM Passes 34M • Pitchfork Founder Exits • More

WEDNESDAY 1.9.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Sony, Bruce Houghton


AM BRIEF: Sony Embraces Reality 360 Audio • SiriusXM Passes 34M • Pitchfork Founder Exits • More

WEDNESDAY 1.9.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Sony, Bruce Houghton


CD Baby Artists Earned $100 Million In 2018

[UPDATED] CD Baby has revealed that it's artists earned more than $100 million in 2018. That impressive number includes income from digital distribution (streaming and downloads) along with YouTube, music on Facebook and Instagram, music publishing, sync and direct CD sales. CD Baby represents more than 750,000 artists, 170,000 songwriters, and over 9 million tracks.across 800+ genres.  In August, we reported that CD Baby was delivering an average of 2,000 new tracks a day or an estimated...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Sony, North America, Bruce Houghton, CB Baby


CD Baby Paid Artists $100 Million In 2018

CD Baby revealed today that it paid artists more than $100 million in 2018. That impressive number includes income from digital distribution (streaming and downloads) along with YouTube, music on Facebook and Instagram, music publishing, sync and direct CD sales. CD Baby represents more than 650,000 recording artists, 160,000 songwriters, 500,000 albums and over 7 million tracks across 800+ genres.  In August, we reported that CD Baby was delivering an average of 2,000 new tracks a day or...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Sony, North America, Bruce Houghton, CB Baby


Sony Adds New Streaming Music Format '360 Reality Audio'

Sony has announced a new music format called “360 Reality Audio” that gives listeners the feeling of being immersed in sound from all directions.  It is delivered by Sony’s object-based spatial audio technology and makes it possible for artists to create a 360-degree musical experience by mapping sound sources such as vocals, chorus, and instruments with positional information of distance and angle to suit their creative and artistic purpose. Currently, Sony Corp. is working with major mus...
Tags: Music, Sony, Sony Music Entertainment, Music Business, Music Tech, 360, Jobs & Internships, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Warner Music Group, Sony Corporation, Sony Music, Sony Corp, Dennis Kooker, Reality Audio


How Music Streamers Could Empower Fans On The Road Toward Sustainability

While Spotify's recent stock market roller coaster has failed to offer much benefit to artists, Chris Castle here looks at how some interesting moves by streamer Tencent could be adopted by other streaming companies to put fans on a path to greater artist sustainability. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solution After the one-time pop of Spotify’s public stock offering cash-out, the new reality is going to be increasingly obvious–we’re stuck for...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Sony, Tencent, Cramer, People 's Republic of China, Jim Cramer, Chris Castle, Tencent Music, Taylor Swift and Universal Music Group




Joy to the World, Into the Spider-Verse's Christmas Album Is Real

Hark the herald angels...websling?Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Marvel, Christmas, Sony, Christmas Music, Spider Man, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse


The 20 Best Avant-Garde and Experimental Albums of 2018

None Another year, another fine batch of experimental music. That will never change. This year, with four writers at the helm, we did our best to comb the sonic sea, churning up waves of earthly music, all the way up through sound subjected to the harshest processing—and everything in between. We've dredged up jazz and soul, ambient and new classical, aboriginal and pop music, deconstructed club and everything that seemed like nothing we'd heard before. Bear in mind, this is no scene or col...
Tags: Feature, Music, Australia, Berlin, Time, America, Experimental, Atlanta, Spain, Steve Reich, Sony, El Nino, Jim Crow, Elche, Andalusia, Atkinson


Qobuz Hi-Res Streaming Service US Launch Imminent

While consumer need for a hi-res streaming services seems to have cooled down of late and most listeners seemingly content with CD-quality music, Qobux close to imminent launching its hi-res streaming and download platform in the US.  The news comes on the same day that Sony became the first major label to launch its own hi-res streaming service. ________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 The fervor for high-resolution music streaming has died down in recent m...
Tags: Music, Japan, New York City, US, Guest Post, Paris, Sony, North America, Qobuz, Napster, Bobby Owsinski, Qobuz Hi Res Streaming Service


Sony Music Takes On Spotify, Launches Streaming Service In Japan 'Powered By Napster'

[UPDATED] Sony Music will use Rhapsody's "Powered By Napster" platform to launch the first high resolution streaming music service in Japan. The move by Sony Music Entertainment Japan makes Sony the first major label to directly challenge Spotify, Apple Music and others with their own music streaming service. Music will be sourced from multiple lables and distributors, as well as Sony. Rhapsody International's “Powered By Napster” technology, which includes streaming and downloads, al...
Tags: Music, Japan, Sony, Streaming, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Asia Pacific region, Napster, Sony Music, Spotify Apple Music, Brian Ringer, Sony Music Entertainment Japan, Shigeki Tanaka


The 10 Best Ambient/Instrumental Albums of 2018

None When Brian Eno set the rules for the genre in 1978 with Music for Airports and the subsequent Ambient series, ambient music was simpler; he defined it as "as ignorable as it is interesting."Forty years later, ambient can mean anything from slow-moving tape loops to earsplitting Ampex noise. Hell, St. Vincent's Masseduction is even classified as "ambient pop" on Wikipedia. Music that gets slapped with the genre tag isn't always ignorable -- or interesting, for that matter. And the music tha...
Tags: Spotify, Feature, Music, New York, Germany, Kurt Vile, Sony, Warmth, Bjork, Brian Eno, Ambient, Mediterranean, Vincent, Electronic, Mena, Evan Sawdey


What it’s like calibrating headphones and monitors with Sonarworks tools

No studio monitors or headphones are entirely flat. Sonarworks Reference calibrate any studio monitors or headphones with any source. Here’s an explanation of how that works and what the results are like – even if you’re not someone who’s considered calibration before. CDM is partnering with Sonarworks to bring some content on listening with artist features this month, and I wanted to explore specifically what calibration might mean for the independent producer working at home, in studios, and...
Tags: Music, Mac, Tech, Production, Software, How-to, Sony, Ikea, Stories, Mixing, Plug-ins, Studio, Music Tech, ASIO, Calibration, Erica Synths


These Amazon Black Friday & Cyber Monday Tech Deals Are Too Good To Pass Up

Amazon may be better known for Cyber Monday, but its Black Friday deals are too good to pass up — especially since the deals have already begun.We've been eyeing all the usual Black Friday tech deals: headphones, accessories for our new Apple devices, bluetooth speakers, as well as a few items you wouldn't normally think to get the day after Thanksgiving. With free standard shipping for holiday orders, the discounts have gotten even more tempting.But don't discount Cyber Monday just yet (pun in...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Sony, Fire TV Stick, Amazon Fire TV, Havana, Alexa, Britney, Netflix Hulu, Amazon Apple, Amazon Sony, Amazon Lenovo, Amazon Fire TV Stick


Here are the top home theater deals this Cyber Monday 2018

Cyber Monday has brought with it a bunch of incredible deals on Home Theater speaker systems that will transform your TV into a cinema-style experience. Here are the greatest offers we have found for you to choose from. Sony ST5000 7.1.2ch 800W Dolby Atmos Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer – $1,198 (20% off) Feel the sound come alive all around you with our flagship sound bar featuring Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound with 7.1.2 channels. Maintain quality from source to screen with the late...
Tags: Deals, Cyber Monday, Home, Music, Speakers, Sale, Tech, Cinema, Sony, Home Theater, Deal, Lg, Sound, Dolby, Subwoofer, DSP


The top Cyber Monday deals on earphones under $100

The Cyber Weekend has passed and left hundreds of amazing deals for you to nab this Cyber Monday. We’ve found the best deals on earphones from amazing discounts on the top brands to quality earphones at an unbeatable price. Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones – $99 With no wires in the way, Bose Sound Sport wireless headphones keep you moving with powerful audio and Stay Hear+ tips designed for comfort and stability. A soft silicone material and unique shape provide a secure fit that s...
Tags: Deals, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Music, Sales, Sale, Tech, Headphones, Sony, Deal, Earphones, Earbuds, Bose, Discount, Shure, NuForce


The best Cyber Monday deals on earphones under $50

The Cyber Weekend has passed and left hundreds of amazing deals for you to nab this Cyber Monday. We’ve found the best deals on earphones from amazing discounts on the top brands to quality earphones at an unbeatable price. Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones – $49 Bose Sound Sport in-ear headphones deliver deep, clear sound for the music you love, with a durable design that stands up to the rigors of your day. Exclusive TriPort technology provides crisp highs and natural-sound...
Tags: Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Music, Bluetooth, Sales, Sale, Tech, Headphones, Sony, Wireless, Deal, Earphones, Earbuds, Bose, Anker, Discount



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