Michael Jackson’s Sony/ATV Sale Gives Him Largest Celeb Payday Ever

Michael Jackson’s Sony/ATV Sale Gives Him Largest Celeb Payday Ever The King of Pop’s 2016 earnings total is quite the thriller. (Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images) Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” famously depicts grisly ghouls from various tombs closing in to seal the doom of the song’s protagonists. Similarly, the real-life King of Pop has risen from the grave, this time…

New British five-pound notes double as vinyl needles

New British five-pound notes double as vinyl needles Britain recently unveiled its new five-pound notes, and their stiffness was so intriguing that a couple of citizens tested and successfully used them to play vinyl. Composed of polymer — a more environmentally friendly material — the corners are sturdy and sharp enough that with the help of a…

Major labels are removing personal covers of their copyrighted songs from Facebook

Major labels are removing personal covers of their copyrighted songs from Facebook Copyright owners have always been in a state of conflict with consumers in terms of protecting their licensed content. The advent of streaming and facilitation of content-sharing brought on in the last decade through social media have embattled major labels with a previously inconceivable…

Amazon to Launch Music Streaming Service

Amazon to Launch Music Streaming Service It’s 2016 and internet music streaming has become a well-established industry. If you are of the generation currently enjoying dance music’s rise to the mainstream, then you probably remember the days of Kazaa, Limewire and maybe even Napster. All old file-sharing programs like those are pretty much obsolete by now,…

Chart for the Week

Cool Cuts Chart for the Week  Oct.14.2016 The Cool Cuts is the UK’s leading tastemaker dance chart compiled from reactions of tastemaker DJs and the Cool Cuts panel, now in it’s 27th year. The Cool Cuts is exclusively published in Music Week, the UK’s leading music industry trade publication. New to the Cool Cuts Chart for October 14,…