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Spotify Will Make Bands Rich One Day, it Promises

Spotify has opened a new stats-heavy web site designed to be read by the world's music artists and industry types, hoping to convince the likes of Thom Yorke that it can pay bands enough cash to fund all their bizarre rider requests and secret habits and hobbies. Read More >>

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21st Century Bands Don't Need HMV or Musty Record Stores

So it’s official -- with the news that HMV has gone into administration, very soon we’ll have no way of buying music on the high street. While I feel bad for those affected by the closures that are set to come, forgive me if I don’t shed a tear for the demise of HMV (and with it the last of the big record stores). As my fellow commenter Eadingas phrased it in a previous Spiels From "Them Below", “The high street electronics store as we know it is dying, and not a day too soon.” As a music fan and musician, I feel the same way about high street music retail. Read More >>

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The iPhone 5's LTE Will Only Work on EE, Even After Vodafone and O2 Roll Out 4G too

Apple, and every other phone manufacturer for that matter, has a bit of a mess on its hands. Because the various 4G LTE networks are using sorts of different bands all over the globe, the 4G iPhone 5 we'll get will only work on EE's 1800MHz network, and not on the likes of O2 and Vodafone, who will be hamstrung with 800MHz and 2600MHz. Read More >>

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Robot Beatles Will Play Come Together Until the End of Time

Four HUBO robots have been taught how to drum about as good as Ringo ever managed, with accompanying synthesised speech letting them sing along to a Beatles classic in the modern 'auto-tune' style favoured by today's talentless musical youth. Read More >>

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