Posted on: March 21, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

RIAA: “ISPs are ready to start policing copyrights by July 1st…”

In a meeting held in New York last week, Cary Sherman, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, said to a gathering of US publishers that ISPs are ready to start policing copyrights by July 1st.   Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other bandwidth providers are implementing an antipiracy program on their infrastructure, so it will automatically detect those files that infringe copyrights laws, and of course will…

Posted on: March 13, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

Rolling Stones: 9 million Fans Milestone On Facebook!

The Rolling Stones have hit a milestone on the social media circuit: they recently reached the 9 million fan mark on Facebook. To mark the occasion, Stones guitarist Keith Richards posted a picture of himself holding a card saying “9,000,000 Stones Fans.” “Thanks to everyone of you Facebookers who like the Rolling Stones,” posted Keith on behalf of the group.“It’s only rock and roll but we love you!” Stones fans continue to wait for…

Posted on: March 11, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

Aoede Wins 2 “Artists in Music Awards”!

March 11, 2012, San Francisco, CA – Singer/Songwriter Lisa Sniderman, aka: Aoede (pronounced A-E-D), has won Album of the Year for her 2011 release Affair with the Muse, and Best Folk/Acoustic Artistin the inaugural 2012 Artists In Music Awards. The awards were presented during the Artists in Music Awards ceremony, held during Grammy Week at the prestigious Key Club in Hollywood, Calfornia, February 10, 2012. The Artists in Music Awards gives special recognition to the best unsigned and independent music artists around the world. The Artists in Music…

Posted on: March 4, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

Coldplay Regret Album Title Name

Coldplay are starting to regret naming their new album Mylo Xyloto – because their foreign fans can’t pronounce the cryptic title. The Yellow hitmakers have shied away from defining the meaning of the title ever since its release last October, with frontman Chris Martin insisting the group simply “invented two words that you couldn’t even Google”. But the world-famous British band is now beginning to see the pitfalls of selecting…

Posted on: March 4, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

Don Henley to Sue Hip-Hop Star?

Rocker Don Henley has threatened to sue hip-hop star Frank Ocean over his use of the Eagles classic Hotel California in a new tune. The Odd Future star sampled the popular tune on his track American Wedding and he has performed the song live during several different gigs to promote his latest mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra. Henley has since learned of the rapper’s alleged illegal sampling and he has vowed to…

Posted on: March 3, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

Radiohead and the ‘ethical’ ticket exchange

Radiohead have linked up with a site which allows fans to sell tickets for their forthcoming UK tour to other fans at face value. The band said tickets sold via their fanclub will be exchangeable via the Ticket Trust if a fan can no longer go. It follows a Channel 4 documentary highlighting gig promoters selling tickets on secondary ticketing websites for inflated prices. Radiohead’s management said: “Secondary ticketing is wrong on…

Posted on: March 2, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 1

Adele Showcases Indie Label Success

Indie music labels’ new global reach, alongside their 25% share of album sales in 2011, will worry the ‘big four’ record companies. With six Grammys already crowding her mantelpiece, Adele may need to buy new storage units if, as expected, she takes home more gongs from Tuesday’s Brit awards. But the success of her album-of-the-year contender, 21, which is expected to sell its 20-millionth copy in the next month, also…

Posted on: March 1, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

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