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Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon Go to U.S. Appeals Court to Overturn Royalty Increase

833 days ago
Chorus.fmJem Aswad and Chris Willman, writing at Variety: Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon have teamed up to appeal a controversial ruling by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board that, if it goes through, would increase payouts to songwriters by 44%, Variety h... more info

Why Didn’t Lorde Perform at the Grammys?

1235 days ago
Chorus.fmJem Aswad, writing for Variety: Sources close to the situation tell Variety that the Grammys approached Lorde about performing with other artists but not solo; one source says it was part of a tribute to the late Tom Petty involving his song “Ameri... more info

Don Letts 2016-05-22 Culture Clash Radio with Crucial Vinyl from Aswad

1851 days ago
Core News“The Don’s selections cross time, space and genre and include Crucial Vinyl from Aswad. Each week, as well as blending key new releases with classics from the UK, USA, Jamaica, Africa and beyond, Don highlights a piece of Crucial Vinyl – a cher... more info

The Mobos' real problem is not being too white: it's being too commercial

3148 days ago
Guardian MusicThere's never been a better time for successful black music. But the shortlist for last night's awards celebrated safety over new talent. It's time the Mobos changedThe UK music press was looking northward to Liverpool on Saturday night for the annua... more info

Readers recommend: songs about bravery – results

3213 days ago
Guardian MusicHas your suggestion made the playlist this week? Gather your nerves and find outThis week's playlist has been selected by Magicman.• My favourite song title this week was Jetplane Landing's There Is No Real Courage Unless There Is Fear. As commenta... more info

Radio 1's Hackney Weekend offers an urban alternative to the Olympics

3281 days ago
Guardian MusicHip-hop stars from home and abroad to play to 100,000 of east London's forgotten youth audience at Hackney MarshesThe open spaces of Hackney Marshes normally play host to 82 full-sized football pitches and innumerable Sunday league kickabouts. Club s... more info

Seen Kevin Macdonald's Marley biopic? Here's more reggae on celluloid

3342 days ago
Guardian MusicFrom Kingston to Lewisham, here are five other must-see reggae moviesThe Harder They Come (Dir. Perry Henzell, Jamaica, 1972)Jamaica's first feature, and the one against which others are measured. The plot – poor country boy seeks fortune in city ... more info

Lover's rock: the story of reggae's Motown

3556 days ago
Guardian MusicLover's rock influenced the Police and Sade, and gave women a voice in reggae – so why was it sidelined in its native Britain?In 1979, Janet Kay's piercing falsetto was one of the defining sounds of the summer. Silly Games, her bittersweet ode to a... more info

Reggae Britannia (BBC Rockumentary)

3567 days ago
Totally Fuzzy The acclaimed BBC4 Britannia series moves into the world of British reggae. Showing how it came from Jamaica in the 1960s to influence, over the next 20 years, both British music and society, the programme includes major artists and performances fro... more info

Glastonbury plays host to tax protest at a sort of homecoming for U2

3646 days ago
Guardian MusicBono and U2 in the firing line over alleged tax avoidance as Glastonbury festival aims to return to its radical rootsThe last time U2 played Glastonbury a low-flying aircraft towed an anti-CND banner past the newly-erected pyramid stage. It was 1982,... more info

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