Your Hero Is Not Dead is “a personal response” to those “anxieties and fears”, and finding a way through them. His lyrics aren’t particularly prescriptive, although Big Nothing Glow, about encountering a childhood friend who lived rough on the streets, cuts more than most. The album luxuriates in mood and tone instead: it sounds both melancholy and sanguine, “the sweet point in pop music between happiness and sadness,” says Westerman, “where it seems to be both.” … [Read more...] about Westerman: ‘Music is an incredibly helpful thing to have in difficult times’
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“That’s at least 100 million times Google offered to direct users to illegal sources for music just within the last two years. That’s also 100 million times that an artist, songwriter, music label – or anyone else involved in the chain of creating and distributing music – was likely denied the opportunity to earn any royalties, revenues or sales. And 100 million times that innovative tech companies – like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Vevo, and dozens more – didn’t benefit from a sale or a stream.” … [Read more...] about Why is the music industry so cross with Google?
“If you’ve built a business around free and attracted a user base predominantly for that reason, the vast majority won’t pay if you start trying to persuade them to. And how much can you afford to take away from ‘free’ in order to make the paid seem better, before you start losing your free audience?” he says. … [Read more...] about Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians?
Independent labels trade body WIN has accused YouTube of trying to force its members to sign the contract with threats that their videos will be blocked on its free service if they do not. The contract's publication sheds more light on the terms at the heart of this dispute. … [Read more...] about YouTube’s proposed music contract with indie labels published online
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz activated the National Guard to the city Thursday State troopers were forced to intervene after protests and riots left Minneapolis in a state of widespread destruction by Thursday morning Cup Foods deli owner revealed an employee called the police after Floyd allegedly paid with a fake $20 bill The family, including Floyd's brother Philonise, called for the four officers to be charged and now plan to have an independent autopsy performed Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey publicly called for white Officer Derek Chauvin to be criminally charged and said he would 'still be alive if he were white' A Minneapolis man spoke out describing how Chauvin beat and shot him at close range during a domestic violence call in 2008 The University of Minnesota cut ties with the Minneapolis Police Department, including contracting officers to provide security at home football games New video footage cast d oubt on claims … [Read more...] about Prosecutors warn there is ‘evidence that does not support criminal charge’ in case of four cops accused of killing George Floyd