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Bjork won't stream breakup album online

Mar 3, 2015

Bjork won't stream breakup album online

Bjork has become the latest among a small number of pop stars to refuse to stream an album, saying it was a matter of “respect” for artists. Bjork Gudmundsdottir, who goes by her first name, surprised fans when she suddenly put a digital version ...

Music industry to move global album releases to Friday

Feb 27, 2015

Music industry to move global album releases to Friday

by Shaun Tandon

The music industry has announced an agreement to release albums globally on Fridays, ending divergences among regions that have fueled piracy in an age of instant music. Key groups representing music retailers, record companies and artists said that they would coordinate album releases to ...

Gruff Rhys follows ancestor's path on 'American Interior'

Feb 26, 2015

Gruff Rhys follows ancestor's path on 'American Interior'

by Shaun Curran

For his fourth solo album, “American Interior,” Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys went the extra mile. Or more accurately, the extra 1,800 miles. Following in the footsteps of his distant relative, 18th-century Welsh explorer John Evans, Rhys precisely retraced the long journey taken ...

Dot Hacker picks Tokyo for first trip abroad

Feb 17, 2015

Dot Hacker picks Tokyo for first trip abroad

by Finbar O'Mallon

Josh Klinghoffer sounds exhausted even after taking a nap, “I didn’t feel so well today,” he says over the phone from Los Angeles. He has worked himself into the ground over the past few days, working with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their ...

Various Artists 'Shiori Sampler'

| Feb 17, 2015

Various Artists "Shiori Sampler"

by Devon Fisher

Although no longer the economical solution they were back when we still had to buy records, label samplers in the age of copious amounts of free music have become indispensable once again for a slightly different reason — to combat paralysis of choice. “Shiori ...