Reverb celebrates the stompbox in The Pedal Movie

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Online musical instrument marketplace Reverb.com has released a trailer for an upcoming feature-length documentary in which makers and players chart the history of the guitar pedal. The Pedal Movie tells the story of the stompbox from its beginnings under the feet of Hendrix, built by Roger Mayer, to the huge industry that it’s become to […]

Electronic music pioneer, DJ, and remix legend Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56

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Renowned producer, DJ and all-round musical powerhouse Andrew Weatherall has died at the age of 56, it has been confirmed this afternoon. “We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 17th February 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London,” a […]

Indie label Snafu is set to use AI to find its next biggest stars

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Los Angeles-Based SNAFU Records is taking a bold leap into the future with AI, becoming “the world’s first AI-enabled record label”. The label is operated by “technologists, A&Rs, producers, and creatives, including those previously employed by Universal, Sony/ATV, BMG, and Capitol”, according to MBW. Snafu Records utilises an algorithm that collects data from Spotify, SoundCloud, […]

SiriusXM Holdings invests $75M into SoundCloud

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SoundCloud has today announced that it has secured a $75 million investment from audio entertainment titan, SiriusXM Holdings. The deal gives SiriusXM a minority stake in the company as well as two seats on the board. Just last year, SiriusXM acquired Pandora, an American music streaming platform. The combined audience of SoundCloud and Pandora will […]

Pinewood Studios closes Creative Audio department

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Pinewood Studios has been responsible for work on a huge number of major films and television shows. It’s been announced that it will be closing the Creative Audio department, which will affect around 18 jobs, mainly based in the Pinewood Studio outside of London, but also some at its Shepperton Studios facility, Hollywood Reporter details […]

MusicTech launches My Forever Studio podcast

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Imagine you have an unlimited budget and can spec up your perfect studio. Where would it be? What would it look like? And what gear would you want in it? In MusicTech’s first-ever podcast – My Forever Studio – your hosts Chris Barker and Will Betts ask artists, studio pros and industry luminaries to imagine […]

Hildur Guðnadóttir wins a Golden Globe for her ‘Joker’ score

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Hildur Guðnadóttir took home a Golden Globe last night, being awarded Best Original Score for her work on Joker. This feat makes the Icelandic composer the first woman to win the award as a solo composer in the history of the Golden Globes. Also nominated for the award was Randy Newman for Marriage Story, Thomas […]