The #Willpower needed to follow copyright

William Adams, a popular American pop singer known better by his stage name Will.i.am, has recently released his new album #willpower. Naturally, an album by one of the music industries biggest stars is going to receive a lot of media attention. This time however, not all of the attention is likely to be warranted.  …

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Beyonce

After her recent success at the Superbowl, Beyonce has now released her new song from her fifth solo album. Its called  “Bow Down / I Been on” and it is said to be a lot different from her usual style. It was produced by Hit-boy known to usually work with artist such as Kayne West and Jay-Z.…

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Pm in a music video

Recently the boy band One Direction starting their new tour at the O2 arena, were awarded a Brit and also released their new music video for red nose day. Fans of Blondie and The Undertones will weep as the boys have copied one way or another/teenage kicks. The music video was shot all around the world…

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Oasis news

Ok ok so Oasis are no longer but the Gallaghers made the news this week due to Liam being reportedly drunk and being barred from a boozer in Couch End and Noel offering this opinion on the state of the music industry 2013:- “There are no characters left in the music business. When we first…

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Bieber News

Justin Bieber is a young Canadian pop star, who many young girls look up to. Turning 19 on March 1st he celebrated his birthday over in London, England although he did claim that it was one of his worst birthdays ever! I went to one of his concerts namely the “believe tour” in the London…

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Snoop Lion?

Bad boy rapper Snoop Dogg, made famous by his album ‘Doggystyle’ in 1993 which helped raise the profile of gangsta rap within the music industry, is taking on a new nick-name: Snoop Lion. The rapper who helped the harrowing-sounding Death Row Records become popular seems to now have had a change of heart, perhaps more aptly described…

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Spotify valuation surges to $4 billion

Spotify, a Swedish music streaming service, has been recently valued at $4 billion in the latest round of financing. It has nearly doubled its previous assessment of $2.2 billion in 2011. The fast-growing digital music service, launched in 2008 and operated by businessman Daniel Ek, offers streaming from a range of major and independent record labels including Sony,…

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Music artists un-knowingly help Christian Louboutin secure trademark

It was announced on September 5th that Christian Louboutin has aquired a monopoly on high-heeled red-soled shoes. ‘We…conclude that Louboutin’s trademark, consisting of a red, lacquered outsole on a high fashion woman’s shoe, has acquired limited “secondary meaning” as a distinctive symbol that identifies the Louboutin brand… We limit the trademark to uses in which the red outsole contrasts…

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