How to survive the inevitable CD revival

How to survive the inevitable CD revival

In 1982, when the BBC’s prime-time technology show – Tomorrow’s World – did a segment on a new musical format called the “Compact Disc” the presenter skeptically asked “Whether there’s a market for this, remains to be seen”. We all know what happened next, but even in the early ’80s the benefits of CDs should … Read more

How Artists Get Paid From Streaming

It is commonly understood that artists make money when their music is played on streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, Tidal, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music. But the mechanics of how those payments actually work is unknown to most of us, which may sometimes lead to some misconceptions. For example, artists don’t get … Read more

FRANK ZAPPA’s Recordings, Song Catalog And Film Archive Acquired By UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

Universal Music Group (A G), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced an agreement between moon, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva Zappa (the Zappa Trust) to acquire Frank Zappa‘s estate, including his expansive recordings, publishing catalog of iconic songs, film archive, and the complete contents of The Vault, the near mythic storage facility that houses … Read more

The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All Time

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in November 2017. consequence set out to take a look at what exactly makes a film soundtrack great, something that seemed much easier on paper than in execution. We found plenty of soundtracks that excelled by using subtle songs in the periphery of pivotal scenes, and we also … Read more

Maui’s Lily Meola gives Golden Buzzer performance of “Daydream” on national stage

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — “Auditions” — Pictured: Lily Meola — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC) Singer and songwriter Lily Meola of Maui wowed judge Heidi Klum and drew a standing ovation in her Season 17 performance of “Daydream” on the 2022 edition of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Tuesday night. “To have that kind of reaction was … Read more

MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE Blasts ‘Lazy’ Bands Who Rely On Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

MEGADETH‘s Dave Mustaine has blasted “lazy” bands who rely on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. speaking to Kerrang! Radio at this month’s download … Read more

How Accurate It Is & What The Movie Changes

Warning: Contains potential SPOILERS for Elvis Baz Luhrmann’s latest extravaganza, Elvisoffers a typically ostentatious look at the life of The King, but it isn’t immediately obvious if Elvis is a true story or how accurate the biopic actually is. Starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks alongside a range of performers portraying real-life superstars, the movie … Read more