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Wax and Wane: The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl's Comeback. If we’re talking about vinyl in 2014, we have to talk about Jack White.

Wax and Wane: The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl's Comeback

In April, rock‘n’roll’s self-appointed analog evangelist celebrated Record Store Day by teaming up with United Record Pressing in Nashville to put out the “World’s Fastest Released Record.” At 10 a.m., White and his band recorded a live version of his new album Lazaretto’s title track at his own Third Man studios, then drove the masters to United, where it went immediately onto a 7” press, before ending up in fans’ hands at the Third Man store. From start to finish, the process took 3 hours, 55 minutes, and 21 seconds. It was only the beginning of White’s latest streak of vinyl whimsy. In June, he packed the LP version of Lazaretto with all sorts of ear- and eye-candy including hidden tracks beneath the label; engineering side A to play from the inside-out; a matte finish on side B; a hand-etched hologram, and more.

Which is great news for the vinyl industry. Soundcloud vs Bandcamp. SYFFAL receives a shitload of music on a daily basis.

Soundcloud vs Bandcamp

Popular and Free, SoundCloud Is Now Ready for Ads. SoundCloud is the ubiquitous wild child of the digital music world.

Popular and Free, SoundCloud Is Now Ready for Ads

Without paying artists or record companies, it lets people freely upload and stream any kind of audio, and musicians have embraced it as a way to share their hottest work with fans. Lorde, the teenage pop star from New Zealand, rose to fame after posting her song “Royals” there. Even in a market saturated with competitors like iTunes and Pandora, the six-year-old SoundCloud has managed to reach a huge scale with a catalog of unusual, often exclusive content.

According to the company, about 175 million people listen to music on its platform each month — more than four times Spotify’s global audience. Spotify reveals artists earn $0.007 per stream. 4 December 2013Last updated at 12:24 ET The new site urges artists to think about the bigger picture, not pay per play figures Spotify has responded to critics by revealing how much acts can expect to earn from the music streaming site.

Spotify reveals artists earn $0.007 per stream

The company said it pays an average of $0.007 per play, according to figures on its new website Spotify Artists, aimed specifically at musicians. It's SoundCloud vs. the World in a War For Your Ears (and Wallets) The whispers began a few months ago.

It's SoundCloud vs. the World in a War For Your Ears (and Wallets)

SoundCloud, the world's preeminent source for playing and downloading free music, was fixing to monetize. Like other media outlets who use the site as way to showcase new music and talent, THUMP's inbox became flooded with takedown requests citing copyright infringement from major labels – mainly Universal Music Group. It was typically a formality, though sometimes a nuisance to address them each, but nothing game-changing. The signs were there, though, that what had been electronic music's wild west for sharing music was about to change. Radiohead Says: Pay What You Want. Roughly 12,000 albums are released in an average year, so the announcement late Sunday night that the new Radiohead record, In Rainbows, will be out Oct. 10 is not itself big news.

Radiohead Says: Pay What You Want

Sure, Radiohead is on a sustained run as the most interesting and innovative band in rock, but what makes In Rainbows important — easily the most important release in the recent history of the music business — are its record label and its retail price: there is none, and there is none. In Rainbows will be released as a digital download available only via the band's web site, Radiohead.com.

Thom Yorke Releases New Album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes Via BitTorrent. NME News Alt-J stream new album 'This Is All Yours' via custom app. A Musician's Guide to Streaming: The Pros & Cons of Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud & More. Where to put your music as a beginning artist can be a daunting question.

A Musician's Guide to Streaming: The Pros & Cons of Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud & More

Every online service has pros and cons, and different programs work better for different genres, artists and scenes. Finding the right distribution method can be tough, and the industry is still going through growing pains when it comes to royalty payments. Knowing the ins and outs of each distribution service is vital as an artist, so here’s a look at six prominent mediums and what they have to offer. Bandcamp Bandcamp is frequently used by smaller bands and labels to distribute music cheaply and efficiently. Bandcamp’s payment program is simple: the company takes 10 percent of merch sales and 15 percent of downloads. For $10 a month, an artist can upgrade to a Bandcamp Pro account, allowing the seller to send out discount codes, use private streaming options and access in depth analytics. O estado da música: capa de aniversário da Rolling Stone Brasil analisa o futuro após o revolucionário lançamento do disco do U2.

Reportagem especial ouviu executivos da indústria fonográfica e artistas para desvendar o que acontece quando a maior banda do mundo libera o novo álbum para 500 milhões de pessoas de graça.

O estado da música: capa de aniversário da Rolling Stone Brasil analisa o futuro após o revolucionário lançamento do disco do U2