Electronic pioneer Morton Subotnick subject of new documentary Subotnick

A reissue his classic Silver Apples Of The Moon is in the works. Legendary electronic composer Morton Subotnick will be the subject a new biographical documentary in celebration the 50th anniversary his landmark debut Silver Apples Of The Moon. Titled Subotnick, the film follows the 84-year-old composer for multiple performances, ten capturing his surprise at being celebrated by much younger […]

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Singles Club: Vince Staples makes a splash with 'Big Fish'

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, a selection our writers work their way through the new music the week gone by. This week, One Direction’s Liam Payne goes hip-hop with ‘Strip That Down’, which features Migos main man Quavo, a writing credit from Ed Sheeran and a beat suspiciously similar to YG’s ‘Why You Always Hatin’. There’s also new Vince […]

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'Bankrupt' Pemberton Music Festival Faces Fraud Accusations

Pemberton Music Festival organizers and Huka Entertainment may not escape their financial obligations just by filing bankruptcy. Last week, concertgoers who had purchased tickets to the Pemberton Music Festival got terrible news.  Not only was the event suddenly cancelled, but ticketholders couldn’t receive refunds.  Fans who wanted refunds were asked to fill out a form as unsupported creditors. Out the […]

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Exclusive Report: Spotify Artist Payments Are Declining In 2017, Data Shows

As Spotify’s revenue goes up, artist per-stream and revenue payouts are going way, way down.  And here’s the data to prove it. Two years ago, in a funding round, investors valued Spotify at $8 billion.  In the latest round, investors pushed that number above $13 billion.  Sounds like some serious growth.  Yet investors can’t ignore one glaring fact: after ten […]

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Singles Club: LCD Soundsystem return but is 'Call The Police' worth the wait?

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, a selection our writers work their way through the new music the week gone by. This week, James Murphy charges back into view after six years away on one two new LCD Soundsystem singles, ‘Call The Police’, while Grizzly Bear also return, giving fans a glimpse at their next album with ‘Three Rings’. There’s also new […]

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Why Deregulation Destroys Spotify, Pandora & the Music Industry Comeback

Publishers think they’re getting a raw deal in America.  And they’re probably right.  But you can’t deregulate without destroying some the biggest music streaming services in the world. Depending on the day, my in-box features an urgent message about one music industry special interest or another. Broadcast radio needs to pay for recordings! Broadcast radio shouldn’t be forced to pay! Satellite radio […]

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Watch LCD Soundsystem perform 'Call the Police' and 'American Dream' on Saturday Night Live

From the band’s upcoming reunion album. LCD Soundsystem were the musical guest on last night’s episode Saturday Night Live. They performed ‘Call the Police’ and ‘American Dream’, two new tracks from their upcoming reunion album that they band debuted on BBC Radio and Beats 1 last week. According to LCD frontman James Murphy, while there is no release date yet […]

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Sibling reverlry: How Starlito and Don Trip bring out the best in each other on Step Brothers

Nashville’s Starlito and Memphis rapper Don Trip first got together in 2011 to release Step Brothers, a somber back-and-forth between two the world’s most underrated rappers. Andrew Friedman talks to the duo about Step Brothers 3, a release finally winning the pair the recognition they deserve. Starlito and Don Trip are somewhat confused when I bring up the idea that Step […]

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Pandora Kills Artist Insights While Paying Out Less Money

Last week I wrote about how Pandora has stopped paying artists over 50% their money. Sources reported to me that Pandora’s accounting is so messed up that DIY distributors are literally sending checks BACK to Pandora because they were sent checks for songs they had nothing to do with. Artists have reported to me that their Pandora revenue has dropped […]

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