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With record store upon us American singer songwriter Jack White of the former The
White Stripes has cut a two track single from start to finish in under four hours.
At 10am White took to the stage at Nashvilles Third Man Records to perform the name
day track from his forthcoming Lazeretto album, and a special B-Side cover of Elvis
Presley’s ‘Power of My Love’. Behind the scenes, the FOH live sound was fed in real
time to an acetate master disk cutter where fans could monitor its performance…
With music streaming and virtual music download stores cashing in on users spontaneity
and the on demand culture, research by the ICM Group has surprisingly shown that
the 18 to 24 year-old age group is more likely to buy a physical copy of music. Out
of the 2,030 young adults surveyed, 23% purchased a lossy cassette tape, 57% bought
a CD, over half bought a vinyl record, and, strangely enough, only 39% had bought
an online music download. What this survey clearly shows us is that...
Currently over 34,000 UK digital music distributors choose to site offices in Luxembourg
to both competitively price downloads and to take advantage of a tax levy that allows
these platforms to pay less tax. At the time of writing, in the UK, homeland businesses
have to pay a fixed 20% tax to the government, |whereas a business sited in Luxembourg
is subject to their own national tax of 15%. Even if these platforms only operate
within the UK, our national government issues a 5% tax levy...
This is not the first time Google have been in the news recently. They were in the
news last year, when they stated that their main philosophy was to crack down on
torrent sites that infringe the original works. However, this year, this is a philosophy
that is being challenged by the IFPI. Google's answer to not being able to demote
links, which may be affiliated with the torrent sites is, apparently down to an "availability
and pricing problem". Google said that downloading music…