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Universal Music Isn't Fully Banning Streaming Exclusives, But It's Still Scared Of Being Left Behind

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:39pm

Universal Music Isn't Fully Banning Streaming Exclusives, But It's Still Scared Of Being Left BehindYesterday reports surfaced about Universal Music Group possibly banning streaming exclusives entirely, but a new report by BuzzFeed’s Reggie Ugwu has revealed a more nuanced approach. An anonymous source close to the label confirmed Universal Music Group’s stance against giving extended exclusives to individual streaming platforms, but also cautioned that it doesn’t amount to a “blanket ban” against such agreements entirely. Indeed, Universal Music Group may be forced to make some difficult decisions in the future, should artists who are not entirely under its purview — such as Taylor Swift, who’s signed to independent partner Big Machine Records, and Cash Money’s Drake — continue to make agreements with the likes of Apple Music and cut UMG out almost entirely.


Reward your ears: 5 gadgets to liven up your music

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:04am

This Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, photo shows the Electrohome Archer Briefcase portable turntable, in Decatur, Ga. The unit has built-in speakers and a headphone jack if the user wants to listen in private. A USB port on the front lets the listener play music from a flash drive with song files. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)ATLANTA (AP) — Open your ears. What do you hear?


Ex-Cantina 1910 Chef Eyes Lease, Cook County Seeks Music Venues' Taxes, More Intel

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:59am

Ex-Cantina 1910 Chef Eyes Lease, Cook County Seeks Music Venues' Taxes, More Intel—It must be pure coincidence, but chef Diana Davila —who left Cantina 1910 in December— is back in the news days after her former restaurant permanently closed. Last year Reider launched his supper club, Pith from his Columbia University dorm room in New York.


Dolly Parton, Lisa Hannigan, Ed Harcourt And More Music Reviews

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:35am

Plus, get details about the latest from Lisa Hannigan, Ed Harcourt and more.

Amazon working on music subscription service for $5 a month: Recode

Monday, August 22, 2016 5:40pm

Amazon.com's logo is seen at Amazon Japan's office building in Tokyo(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is working on a music subscription service that would cost about $5 a month and would only work on its Echo hardware, tech news website Recode reported, citing sources. Amazon would like to launch the services in September, but has not finalized deals with major music labels and publishers, Recode reported. The Recode report said one sticking point, sources say, is whether Amazon will sell the cheaper service for $4 or $5 a month.


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