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May 24, 2019

Richard Ashcroft, frontman of The Verve, poses with his Ivor Novello Award on Wednesday in London. A songwriting dispute had left the Britpop band bereft of royalties from its biggest hit, "Bitter Sweet Symphony." More than 20 years later, the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have signed over their rights.

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After more than 20 years, the Rolling Stones and The Verve have resolved a sour d...

March 24, 2019

Artificial intelligence systems in music are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Are we near to having a song shoot up the charts that no human has been involved in and, if so, what does the future look like for musicians?

Two years ago, Taryn Southern was getting a little annoyed with how hard it was to get background music for her YouTube videos. She either had to write the songs herself - and writing a new song every week i...

November 12, 2017

Charlie Puth is currently famous for two things: playing tonsil hockey with Meghan Trainor on national television, and making Wiz Khalifa palatable for moms from coast to coast. Come January 29, the YouTube star turned singer-songwriter-producer — who has cut tracks with Kehlani, Trey Songz, and Jason Derulo — will perhaps become more of a marquee name: His major-label debut, Nine Track Mind, drops after delays. Like “See You...

June 28, 2017

Ahead of a massive BitTorrent bundle release, the Georgia-bred jamtronica outfit discuss their background on the dancefloor as well as the member-shift that’s redefined their groove.

For Atlanta-bred electronic jam band Sound Tribe Sector 9, better known simply as STS9, innovation is at the core of their musical modus. Next Monday STS9 will release a collection of live recordings via a massive BitTorrent bundle, including their...

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