Following ExtraTorrent Shutdown, 3 Replacement Sites Surface

In true whack-a-mole style, ExtraTorrent’s death is driving millions users to other illegal torrent sites. Following an extended downtime earlier this week, ExtraTorrent finally shut down for good.  Website owner SaM didn’t specify why.  He only said, “It’s time we say goodbye.” The world’s second-largest torrent indexing site leaves behind millions users.  However, as with most infringing sites, three replacement torrent […]

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Singles Club: Miley's 'Malibu' is like something out of a Fyre Festival ad

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, a selection our writers work their way through the new music the week gone by. Miley Cyrus leaves her hip-hop and Flaming Lips-led psychedelic experiments behind this week, returning with a new song (‘Malibu’) more in keeping with her country pop beginnings. There’s also another new Calvin Harris track teaming up with a […]

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Bow Wow Says He Wasn't Lying About His Private Jet

After flat-out lying about flying on a private jet to New York, Bow Wow is now presenting some ‘alternative facts’ about the situation. Maybe Bow Wow should consider a future in presidential politics? After getting busted for posting a picture a fake private jet (more on that here), Bow Wow now says he wasn’t really lying.  Instead, it was all part […]

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Will This Be The End For Pandora? The Service Is Reportedly Searching For A Buyer

Ah, the ongoing, never-ending battle that is the music streaming world. We all know too well that platforms like Soundcloud, Pandora, Spotify and Apple Music have been in an ongoing battle to keep up with each other, stay attractive to users, and – course – remain pritable. As the music industry shifts, thus does consumer needs and interests – and the struggle to keep […]

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Forest Swords on fake news and how Compassion balances the present and past

How do you follow two breakout albums as successful as Forest Swords’ Dagger Paths and 2013’s Engravings? Easy – by scoring one the most popular video game franchises in the world, linking up with Massive Attack and, on ambitious new release Compassion, confronting the global communication devolution that’s led to fake news. Ben Murphy finds out what makes him tick. […]

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Why a Major Label Doesn't Want to Sign You

Reason #1: You’re ‘difficult’ and/or don’t work hard. This isn’t the old music industry anymore.  There’s less money to invest, no more $16.99 CDs to sell, and way more pressure to show results.  So artists not only have to carry their weight, they have to work well with others and work hard. But not even music managers are willing to […]

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Top 10 Music Industry News Stories This Week (m/e April)

DMN brings you the biggest music industry news stories this month. Last Month: April 2017 1. 2008: United Airlines Smashes a Customer’s Guitar. 2017: United Airlines Smashes a Customer’s Face Back in 2008, United Airlines smashed a customer’s guitar. Now, in a PR nightmare for the major airline, a video surfaced showing two airport ficers dragging a passenger f the plane. […]

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The Gorillaz Stream New Album at 500 Global Locations

True Gorillaz fans recognize the project as more than just a music act, but as an art and cultural experience. With the much anticipated release  Humanz, their first album release in more than 6 years, expectations are high. Preceding the album release, the Gorillaz made available a downloadable app which will allow fans to submerse themselves in the band’s alternative […]

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Neil Young is lauching a streaming service called Xstream

Still determined to force high fidelity on the world, the vintage rocker switches strategy. Three years after launching Pono Music, the high-quality audio player and download store which has been fline since last July, Neil Young has announced he’s launching a streaming service. Called Xstream, it’s described as “an adaptive streaming service that changes with available bandwidth” for “complete high-resolution […]

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London's Rye Wax to sell limited dubplates from Jessy Lanza, Bok Bok and M.E.S.H.

Part 2017’s alternative Record Store Day celebrations. Record Store Day may have become a by-word for everything commercial, but this year an alternative event hosted by south London’s Rye Wax looks set to inject some fun and DIY spirit back into the vinyl lovers’ celebration. The Run Out 2017 – A Celebration Of DIY Culture is taking place on Saturday April 22, the same […]

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