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Police under investigation for screening Tomorrowland ticket buyers

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38 people in Belgium looked at the lineup for this year’s Tomorrowland festival on whatever the Belgian equivalent of Tone Deaf is (or the Belgian equivalent of The BRAG if they are the type to pick up street press – okay, I will stop) — and those 38 people all decided to buy a ticket.

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Streaming is here, it’s time to serve up more than muffins

By Lars Brandle

Gin Wigmore has a love-hate relationship with streaming music.

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Kanye has left Tidal over money disputes, and sent the lawyers in

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Kanye’s The Life Of Pablo was the first album to go platinum purely based on streaming, which, while a significant chart milestone, resulted in Ye leaving millions of dollars on the table in lost sales.

YouTube struggles as listening habits shift to Spotify and Apple

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YouTube is an incredible haven for video content, and the strongest example besides Wikipedia of the inherent will of humans to document and share their own collective history.

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Victorian Police Minister intends to give cops stop and search powers at music festivals

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Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville intends to drive legislative changes to grant police more powers to stop and search patrons at dance and music festivals in rural Victoria.

Taylor Swift’s return to streaming services nets US$400K in a week

By Nathan Jolly

Early this month, Taylor Swift finally relented and allowed her music back onto streaming services, a move she framed as a celebration of her 1989 album selling over ten million copies, worldwide – an impressive figure in this day and age, especially considering streaming seemingly didn’t make up any of these sales.

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How Hanson carved out the perfect indie career after MMMBop

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Of all the ’90s bands you’d have thought might spin a somewhat unexpected radio hit into a two decade-strong indie career, Hanson would sit just above M2M and slightly below Crash Test Dummies.

Yoko Ono has been retroactively credited as co-writer of ‘Imagine’

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It is common knowledge to many Beatles fans that Yoko Ono co-wrote a number of songs with John that were either credited to John and Paul, or simply John.

Merlin reveal they pay out over $1m a day to independent labels

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Digital rights agency Merlin revealed it paid a total of US$353m (AUD$468.

Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ campaign could be a great leveller for international artists

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While the unholy reach of Apple Music has its obvious downsizes, one aspect that could have very positive ramifications is their Up Next campaign, which uses the company’s reach to propel emerging artists into the spotlight.