The more things change, the more things stay the same.
Musicians get 12% of $43 billion generated by music industry: Study - Business Insider: "Recording artists received just 12% of the $43 billion that the music industry generated in 2017, according to a Citigroup report published on Monday, and led by analyst Jason B. Bazinet."
Only if you care about sound quality the way I care about sound quality.
Nokia's comeback is on: The flagship 8 emerges • The Register: "HAAC used four custom microphones, while Nokia execs I spoke to merely pointed out that it had specified what mics hardware partner Foxconn should use."
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This year’s best-value earphones are the $45 Final E2000 - The Verge: "Around this time last year, I came across the sensational Zero Audio Carbo Tenore earphones, which cost $38 but sound an order of magnitude better. I still consider them outstanding, however today I can add a new pair of earbuds that may rank as their equal: the Final E2000. Like the Carbo Tenore, these are made by a relatively obscure Japanese company and have a price ($45) that’s hard to beat."
Sad to hear about SoundCloud.
Wizibel makes videos for your music, so you don't have to | Cult of Mac: "Wizibel is designed to make automatic music videos. No, they won’t reach the heights of budget and absurdity of the promos from history’s greatest era of music videos, the 1980s, but they will make great automatic visuals for ADD kids to ignore while they listen to your music"
How to watch Apple SVP Eddy Cue's interview at Code Media live: "As chief of all things media at Apple, Cue has purview over everything from Apple Music and iTunes to basic iOS services like Apple Pay. If it has to do with the internet, services or content, it goes through Cue."
Report claims Apple Music pays more to record labels in royalties per stream than Spotify: "Record labels are getting a better deal on streaming music royalties with Apple than major rival Spotify, according to a report, with Apple Music streaming rates claimed to be nearly double what is paid out by its main competition. "
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It's appalling how much copyrighted music is on YouTube gathering ad revenue for random uploaders. Especially when the audio fingerprinting tech is available to prevent it.
RIAA, newspapers ask Trump to limit fair use, toughen copyright | Ars Technica: "President-elect Donald Trump is meeting today with some of Silicon Valley's top business leaders. Ahead of that meeting, content companies sent letters letting Trump know that they're hoping to see some changes to copyright laws in the near future—changes that technology companies, large and small, are likely to object to."