In free indie game Echo Beach, music is illegal – News Nation USA

In a world where music is illegal, musicians and fans flock to dark web forums — the Musicnet — to share tunes and talk shop. Echo Beach, created by Rivals developer Tim Sheinman, is set in a future where music’s been banned and teams of government workers infiltrate internet forums to seek out musicians and music bloggers. In Echo Beach, I play as a clerk at the government-run Ministry, tasked with eliminating musicians harbored in The...

Best sites to buy MP3 and digital music you own forever

Sarah Tew/CNET Streaming music from a service like Spotify or Apple Music is great, but it's not always convenient. For example, you'll need a solid internet connection. And while you can download songs for offline play, once you stop paying the monthly fee, access to your music disappears.Buying digital music such as MP3s makes sense for a number of reasons. The tracks are yours to keep and put on whatever device you want, and it better funds...

The Denver Film Festival is back. Here’s what Coloradans made — and what others made about the state — at the fest

With over 100 feature-length movies to choose from, it can be a little intimidating to jump into the 44th edition of the Denver Film Festival. But if you’re looking for some films with local flavor, there’s the Colorado Spotlight, a selection of movies with ties to the state.  The films have been made by visitors or by recent or longtime residents. Some were filmed in the Centennial State, others elsewhere. It’s a mix of narrative...

Music’s Whac-A-Mole Menace: How the Moldy, Lopsided DMCA is Hurting Artists

Like so many kids at the dawn of the new millennium, Michelle Maalouf knew the best place to get music was the internet. The then-teenager’s platform of choice was Kazaa, and her download list was filled with the classics of the day: boy bands, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey. “Everyone I knew downloaded music for free,” Maalouf remembers. “Any type of music. I didn’t know that there was anything wrong with it. I...

The 200 Most Important Artists of Pitchfork’s First 25 Years – Aaliyah –

There are currently 19,757 artists with their own dedicated web page on Pitchfork. But in the 25 years since the site first went live in 1996, some of those artists have taken on a special significance to the way this publication considers and consumes music. There are artists whose creative work has proven to be especially influential, expanding genres or creating entirely new ones. There are others whose outsized impact has shaped the music...

The Biggest Album Release Dates in Modern Music History, Ranked

Thirty years ago Friday, one of the most consequential days in modern music history occurred when Nirvana, A Tribe Called Quest, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Soundgarden all released seminal albums. To celebrate the occasion, we’re looking back on September 24, 1991, by diving into the legacy of Nevermind and The Low End Theory, plus using math to determine whether any other release day in the past three decades stacks up. It’s something Gen...

Guide to maximizing music income from songwriting, recording – Hypebot

In this concluding segment of their series on maximizing revenue, Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan explore how the different variations of the final versions of your recordings can be used to create revenue. Guest post by Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan of the Disc Makers Blog The fifth and final chapter in our series on maximizing music revenue with your songwriting and recording focuses on the various final versions and formats you can create...

Y2mate Officially Shutting Down In Multiple Countries

The Y2mate site in the United States as of August 1st, 2021 Y2mate, one of the largest YouTube-to-MP3 converters in the world, is suddenly calling it quits in multiple countries. Y2mate is officially offline, at least in the United States, United Kingdom, and for a percentage of Australian users. The site, at y2mate.com, is one of the largest YouTube-to-MP3 converters (or ‘stream rippers’) in the world. “Our service has been discontinued...

Britons urged to check music collection as ‘sought-after’ modern albums sell for hundreds

Grammys 2021: Kanye West wins Best Contemporary Christian Album Having been one of very few ways to listen to music once upon a time, vinyl records have made a comeback in popular culture as music lovers collect their favourite albums - despite many turning to digital for their favourite hits. However, those records could bring more than just nostalgia to their owners. Related articles In fact, some records are potentially worth large amounts...

The 50 greatest gay songs of all time

Thirty days of summer is a pretty paltry amount of time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Pride is so much more than a month of parades and celebrations. It's life. And while we'd never balk at an excuse to celebrate everything that Pride stands for, we also believe that any time is the perfect time to crank up these gay songs and let the rainbow flag fly. That's why we've assembled a 50-song playlist perfectly calibrated for Pride Month and...