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Friday, October 18

  • Trump Administration Staying Out Of Challenge To Music Licensing Law For Now
    Eriq Gardner for Billboard
  • 6 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Vagabon, Floating Points, Caroline Polachek, More
    Matthew Ismael Ruiz and Evan Minsker for Pitchfork
  • Screen Breaks: How TV Music Supervisors Boost New Artists
    Lanre Bakare for The Guardian
  • Just in time for your tea break: here’s the weekly NME crossword
    Trevor Hungerford for NME
  • Why Blockchain Won’t Be Saving The Music Business (Yet)
    Bobby Owsinski for Hypebot
  • The Cure’s Robert Smith Looks Back: ‘I’ve Never Thought About Legacy’
    Kory Grow for Rolling Stone

  • Thursday, October 17

  • Booking Madness: How The Industry Is Keeping Up With ‘The 24/7/365 Siege’
    Gideon Gottfried for Pollstar
  • Spotify Users In Santiago, Chile Are Responsible For 400M Reggaetón Streams On The Platform Each Month
    Murray Stassen for Music Business Worldwide
  • How Music Distribution Works In The Modern Entertainment Business
    James Shotwell for Hypebot
  • The NYPD Is Requesting Rappers Be Removed From Shows. What’s Next?
    Shawn Setaro for Complex
  • Lost albums of the 2010s – what became of the albums we were promised but that never arrived?
    Will Richards for NME
  • How Touring Musicians Can Run A Business From The Road
    Sam Bowman for Music Think Tank

  • Wednesday, October 16

  • The Music Industry Is Evolving Faster Than Ever, And So Are The Scammers
    Sam Weinberg and Matt Aiello for Pigeons & Planes
  • The 40 Best New Bands Of 2019
    From Stereogum
  • Rolling Loud Hong Kong Canceled Due To Political Protests
    Shaad D’Souza for Fader
  • Sony’s 360 Reality Audio Launches This Fall With 1,000 Tracks
    Devindra Hardawar for Engadget
  • Sudden Death Of A Young K-Pop Star Spurs Talk Of Action On Mental Health, Bullying
    Jenna Gibson for NPR
  • Small But Perfectly Formed: A Love Letter To The EP, The Unsung Hero Format Of The Music World
    Jordan Bassett for NME

  • Tuesday, October 15

  • How Twitter Changed Music
    Eric Harvey for Pitchfork
  • Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. Among 16 Nominees For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
    Anastasia Tsioulcas for NPR
  • How Does The Money Flow From Music Streaming To Artists, Music Industry?
    Ava Roche and Samuel Smith guest post for Hypebot
  • UMG Content Strategist: Podcasts ‘Could Potentially Rival Share Of Ear For Music Consumption’
    Murray Stassen for Music Business Worldwide
  • The Curious Case Of ‘Wonderwall’ And What It Might Say About The Future Of Streaming
    Tim Ingham for Rolling Stone
  • The Best Music Documentaries You Should Watch Right Now
    Derrick Rossignol for Uproxx

  • Monday, October 14

  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Longest-Leading Top Latin Albums Chart No. 1s Ever
    Jessica Roiz for Billboard
  • 4 Steps Songwriters Should Take Now To Prepare For The Music Modernization Act.
    Eric Beall for Take Note
  • More Radio, More Live: Where Apple Music’s Headed In 2020
    Sophie Charara for WIRED
  • New York’s Hot 97 won’t look to play 6ix9ine’s music after his prison release
    Tony M. Centeno for XXL Mag
  • 10 Tips On Optimizing Computers For Music-Making
    Andy Jones for Music Tech
  • Pharrell Gets ‘Embarrased’ By His Old Songs That Objectify Women, Like ‘Blurred Lines’
    Derrick Rossignol for Uproxx

  • Friday, October 11

  • Apple is killing its most-hated app, iTunes. Here’s how it went from a popular music player to an outdated relic.
    Mary Meisenzahl for Business Insider
  • 6 Albums out today you should listen to now: Big Thief, Kim Gordon, and more
    Matthew Ismael Ruiz and Matthew Strauss for Pitchfork
  • Music Promotion on TikTok: A Beginner’s Guide
    James Shotwell for Hypebot / Haulix
  • ‘It’s my purpose to shine a light where I can.’ How rapper Stormzy is championing Black British culture
    Reni Eddo-Lodge for TIME
  • Could a cassette tape shortage be on the way?
    Robin Murray for Clash Magazine
  • Song you need to know: Pusha T and HBO’s ‘Succession’ are the media merger of the year
    Amy X. Wang for Rolling Stone

  • Thursday, October 10

  • Musicians Union demands major increase in streaming residuals with SAG-AFTRA support
    Bruce Houghton for Hypebot
  • Will the Music Industry ever catch up with the Internet?
    Kemet High for Pigeons and Planes
  • New Blockchain-based music streaming service Audius is a copyright nightmare
    Dani Deahl for The Verge
  • How Rap’s Class of 2019 lives and dies by the meme
    Jon Caramanica for The New York Times
  • Get to know Gong Gong Gong, Beijing’s hottest new experimental rock band
    Josh Feola for Bandcamp Daily
  • How clubs and festivals are boosting the green agenda
    Scott Claridge for Mixmag

  • Wednesday, October 9

  • Underplays In Overdrive: Why big artists are increasingly playing small venues
    Andy Gensler for Pollstar
  • The Strange Evolution of Viral Music Stardom
    Rawiya Kameir for Pitchfork
  • Banned in China: Why the Music Biz should be watching NBA, ‘South Park’ dramas
    Bill Werde for Billboard
  • ‘Right here, right now’: Fatboy Slim samples Greta Thunberg for live show
    Kate Lyons for The Guardian
  • Why are there so few women in ‘best-of’ hip-hop polls?
    J’na Jamerson for BBC
  • Rosalía’s Incredible Journey from Flamenco to Megastardom
    Marcela Valdes for The New York Times Magazine

  • Tuesday, October 8

  • Apple’s macOS Catalina update is a big problem for DJs who relied on iTunes
    Dani Deahl for The Verge
  • DaBaby and the Beatles shake up the albums chart
    Ben Sisario for The New York Times
  • Brooklyn freeform radio station WBAI shuts down abruptly after 60+ years
    Bill Pearis for Brooklyn Vegan
  • How music publishers can prepare for Mechanical Licensing Collective Database
    Guy Barash for The Tennessean
  • ‘I’m glad the biz is still in the room’: Tech Summit keynoter Zane Lowe on music and tech’s new, improved relationship
    Mark Sutherland for Music Week
  • Chaka Khan wants to make sure music programs stay in schools
    Cynthia Littleton for Variety
  • Monday, October 7

  • Antitrust probers in Congress ask Spotify to detail alleged Apple abuses
    Diane Bartz and Stephen Nellis for Reuters
  • AI musicians are a growing trend. What does that mean for the music industry?
    Luke Dormehl for Digital Trends
  • Michael Stipe skips big music platforms for debut solo single
    Stuart Dredge for Music Ally
  • The 200 best songs of the 2010s
    Various writers for Pitchfork
  • Doch Chkae, the metal band born on a rubbish dump
    George Wright for BBC News
  • Ginger Baker, superstar rock drummer with Cream, is dead at 80
    Peter Keepnews for The New York Times
  • Friday, October 4

  • Global Music Rights sues Entravision for copyright infringement
    Post from Variety
  • Is there a fairer way for streaming services to pay artists?
    Feature from Pitchfork
  • Lil Tecca’s parents let him pursue rap. Now he’s a star (with braces).
    Feature from NY Times
  • Creativity and AI: The next step
    Post from Scientific American
  • Top 15 punk LPs of 1977 that undeniably defined the year
    List from Altpress
  • Our 11 favorite blogs for discovering new hip-hop tracks
    List from Flypaper
  • Thursday, October 3

  • BTS says decision to hold concert in Saudi Arabia wasn’t easy
    Post from CNN
  • Kim Shattuck, Muffs founder and singer, dead at 56
    Obituary from Rolling Stone
  • Rollo and Dido: Return of the 50M-selling siblings who blundered into stardom
    Story from The Guardian
  • Giving ‘one-hit wonder’ the vernacular boot
    Post from Hypebot
  • Tegan and Sara offer ‘pay what you can’ donation-based seats to fight secondary ticketing
    Post from Pollstar
  • Denton’s Regina Bugarin is changing the DIY music scene for marginalized communities
    Profile from Dallas Observer
  • Wednesday, October 2

  • Ticketmaster report reveals festival boost for new artists
    Post from Music Week
  • The Ken Burns effect: How ‘Country Music’ doc surged sales for country legends
    Post from Rolling Stone
  • ‘If we want to build value in this industry, we have to tell the real stories of how music is made’ – Elizabeth Milch of Genius
    Interview from Music Business Worldwide
  • All the new albums coming out in October 2019
    List from Uproxx
  • How Isaac Hayes changed soul music
    Post from New Yorker
  • Kanye West’s ‘Yandhi’ ringtones appear to be a scam, and they’re now gone
    Post from The Verge
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