Investigation

Are Universal, Warner and Sony facing an anti-competition probe? If a UK parliament’s streaming enquiry has its way, major label bosses won’t be sleeping easy!

The Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee have filed their report on streaming, and my goodness - initial impressions are that it doesn't hold back. 50/50 pay for artists and labels, equitable renumeration, issues with metadata - it's all there. But what is the Government going to do now that…

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Get the entire Traxsource Top 100 for $20 and all you can listen to for $25 – but silence on this question: how is House Music Record Pool legal?

The tagline of Amateur’s House clearly states that I write about the stuff in dance music that others won’t. And here’s another one of those subjects that affects music producers all over the place, yet the dance music press seems curiously reluctant to cover. Websites that, in exchange for a…

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How are they still even in business? Mixmag’s owners own accounts show a loss of almost £5million – and that was BEFORE the pandemic hit

Here's another story that you won't read on Mixmag, or on any of their competitors. For some reason, there's some kind of code in place which means they don't say anything negative about each other - luckily for my readers, I don't subscribe! Mixmag's owners, Wasted Talent, filed accounts with…

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909 is the name of the machine, not its price! The depressing yet predictable tale of how Derrick May sold a stolen Roland drum machine to Frankie Knuckles to pay his rent

Derrick May is a master at telling stories. He's remarkably good at it. Whether it's because he genuinely believes they're true or just because he knows he has a fairly charismatic personality, I don't know. Back in 2004, May gave an account of how Frankie Knuckles bought a Roland TR-909…

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As Mixmag gets a pat on the back from The Drum, managing director says they don’t “shy away from telling the truth” – but is that REALLY so?

I see that Mixmag won some awards last week. Good for them. It's always nice to be told you've done something good, although I find it highly curious how media organisations seem to want to be given awards for doing their jobs. The awards they've won are in two categories.…

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