Music Biz Headlines: May 12, 2017

The tech industry is eroding copyright law. Here's how to stop it

The only way to get Internet companies to honour the widely accepted understanding of fair use is to make it law — Jonathan Taplin, Los Angeles Times

Backed by TriPlay's proprietary cloud technology, eMusic offers a catalogue of over 32 million tracks and claims to be one of the most "comprehensive digital music services in the world -- MBW

eMusic launches subscription download store

Backed by TriPlay's proprietary cloud technology, eMusic offers a catalogue of over 32 million tracks and claims to be one of the most "comprehensive digital music services in the world -- MBW

Newcap buys 3 Kamloops radio stations

Newfoundland Capital Corp. intends to sell CISL 650 Vancouver to Rogers Media, and purchase NL Broadcasting Ltd. in Kamloops, including radio station CHNL-AM and its two FM stations — The Canadian Press

Six Shooter shoots high with Winnipeg festival

Beck, Broken Social Scene and Father John Misty are among the musical heavyweights set to take to the stage at this summer's Interstellar Rodeo in Winnipeg — CBC

13 rising artists from Toronto you need to know about

There is no shortage of talent in Toronto. Don't sleep on these rising artists — Joe Price, Pigeons & Planes

Google releases study defending YouTube's value to music biz

According to a study by RBB Economics, if music content was removed from YouTube 85% would switch to lower value platforms — Billboard

Epic Records chief LA Reid to exit Sony

During his six-year run, Reid signed such hit acts as Meghan Trainor, Future, Travis Scott, Fifth Harmony, and DJ Khaled, the latter of whom currently has the No. 1 song in the U.S. with “I’m the One.” He also brought Mariah Carey back into the Sony fold, after having signed the singer at his previous position as chief executive of Island Def Jam — Variety

Björk says we all need to get off Facebook and go for a walk

She compares using the social media platform to eating three hamburgers - i.d-vice

LA punk pioneers X to get 40th-anniversary exhibit at the Grammy Museum

Led by Exene and John Doe, the influential band is honoured at the exhibit opening June 30 in Los Angeles- Randy Lewis, LA Times

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains review

A five-star rating for mind-blowing show at V&A in London – The Guardian

The Vast Days of Disco: "Saturday Night Fever" and the Politics of Dancing

Disco isn't dead and never has been —Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice

A book about the Horseshoe Tavern is on the way

“The Horseshoe is a beacon for music lovers, a pilgrimage place for those who love and understand its significance as part of Toronto’s rich musical landscape,” says author David McPherson -- Carla Gillis, NOW

ShrEdmonton: An intimate three days of regional metal

The metal showcase and conference is all about giving a boost to regional bands hoping to hit the next level – Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal

 It’s Time to Remember Whitney Houston’s Brilliance

She was one of the biggest pop stars of her time and a glorious singer, but we don’t properly remember her for that - Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, NY Times

 

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