CityBeat - Minimum Gauge http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-89-1-minimum_gauge.html <![CDATA[Viral Videos Infect Charts - Streaming music gets a boost, a U.K. fest goes off the grid and Record Store Day attracts critics]]>

Streaming music gets a boost from a pair of odd viral videos, the Innocent Un-plugged fest in the U.K. goes off the grid and Record Store Day attracts critics who says it's become 'just another event in the annual music industry circus."

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<![CDATA[Beats V. Spotify, The Payment Round - Plus, Primus made an Illinois mom really mad and McDonald's makes first SXSW mistep of SXSW-complainng season]]> Beats Music gets a PR leg up on Spotify when an independent musician reveals significantly higher per-stream payouts from the Apple-owned service. Plus, a mom in Illinois shoots up her TV while her kids try to enjoy some Primus and McDonald's gets off on the wrong foot during its first official foray into SXSW, then backtracks and offers to actually pay showcasing artists.
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<![CDATA[New Music Tuesdays to Become New Music Fridays - Plus, despite haters, tons of people still love U2 (and listen to that free album) and researchers develop music for cats]]> The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced that, starting this summer, all countries will put out new releases on Fridays, a survey found that a quarter of iOS users who listened to music in January listened to U2 and researchers develop music specifically for our feline friends.
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<![CDATA[World Wider - World music is a leader in album sales, David Pajo gets life-saving assist from the Web and new study says old people easily distracted by music]]>

Despite overall decline, stats show that World music album sales grew more than any other genre in 2014, Slint guitarist David Pajo gets a life-saving assist from fans on the Internet and a new study suggests older people are overly distracted when listening to music while working on other tasks.

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<![CDATA[Wiki War - Beyonce fans attack Beck's Wikipedia page, Jack White's rider revealed and Taylor Swift takes on Etsy artists]]> After Kanye West's latest Grammys outburst, Beyonce fans attack Beck's Wikipedia page, Jack White's rider is revealed in a college newspaper (to his dismay) and Taylor Swift's lawyers are going after true criminals — Etsy crafters who use her lyrics in their artwork.
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<![CDATA[Sly Salvation - Sly Stone wins a big lawsuit, Kenny G takes credit for Frappuccinos and Migos gets ridiculed for big check/tiny donation ]]> Music legend Sly Stone wins big in a lawsuit against his former business associates, who he accused of bilking him out of millions in royalties, schmaltzy Smooth Jazz saxophonist Kenny G says you can thank him for the invention of Starbucks' Frappuccino and Hip Hop group Migos becomes the joke of the Internet for a few days after posing for a photo op after donating a "giant check" to an Atlanta high school for a whopping $1,000.
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<![CDATA[U.K. Venue Heroes Ban Selfie Stick - Plus, a Milwaukee radio station banned Seattle music to help a football team win a big game and the cassette tape comeback is still a thing]]>

Several top music venues in the U.K. have decided to ban "selfie sticks" at concerts, breaking the hearts of the country's narcissistic music lovers. Plus, a Wisconsin radio station bans all Seattle-spawned music from its playlist to help the Packers get to the Super Bowl (whoops!) and the mild comeback of the cassette as a music format continues, with Disney getting in on the action.

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<![CDATA[Dazzling Secondly Wages - Plus, Neil Young's hi-def audio player/service gets criticized and Little River Band gets cancelled ]]>

The website skyrange.net makes you feel worse about your paycheck by breaking down how much music's highest earners made per second, engineers working on Neil Young's PonoMusic reportedly question whether the "high definition" sound is any better than CD-quality and, with no original members, Soft Rock champs Little River Band get the axe from a Tonight Show appearance after former members complain.

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<![CDATA[He’s Never Heard of You, Either - Plus, They Might Be Giants restart 'Dial-A-Song' and car rental companies in Sweden might soon pay music royalties]]> After Kanye collab, a bunch of people jokingly ask, "Who is Paul McCartney?" triggering more than a few freak-outs, They Might Be Giants restart its Dial-A-Song project, where fans can call a number (or use other tech) to hear a new tune every day and a royalty collections company wants a Swedish car rental company to pay for having radios in its cars.
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<![CDATA[Yorke Goes to Bandcamp - Plus, Bob Marley fans can expect unreleased music in 2015 and someone else is mad at 'The Interview']]> Thom Yorke's music distribution experiment finds its way to Bandcamp, unreleased Bob Marley music and video footage is slated for release in 2015 and a singer who was negotiating to have her song included in The Interview broke off negotiations and is now suing after the filmmakers used the song anyway.
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<![CDATA[YouTube Now Offers Free Jams - Plus, guitarist-turned-hacker Geoffrey Commander jailed and the Grammy's use Twitter]]>

YouTube is now offering an audio library that allows you to search for songs that won’t result in temporary banishment if you use them.

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<![CDATA[Russia: Now Scared of Gay People AND Death Metal - Plus, that recent comet landing made Aerosmith more money and Pomplamoose whines and shills ]]> Russia bands the album artwork and (Russian translated) lyrics of Death Metal giants Cannibal Corpse; we touchdown on comet, Aerosmith's Spotify streams increase; Pomplamoose band members does something slightly shady.]]> <![CDATA[Dokken’s Not Chicken - Dokken stars in weird commerical, Bono's bad week and Uber teams with Spotify]]> Metal band Dokken turned down a chance to be in a commercial with a chicken … until they heard how much money they'd make. Plus, Bono is having some serious transportation issues, causing U2 to cancel its week-long residency on The Tonight Show and a pair of controversial corporations — Uber and Spotify — join forces to potentially annoy the hell out of Uber drivers.
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<![CDATA[Sad Songs Say So Much - Plus, Sour Patch Kids wanna help touring indie bands and a pianist misinterprets right-to-be-forgotten ruling]]> A new study looks at how and why we are attracted to sad music when we're sad, Sour Patch Kids try to get in on some Indie music branding action and a Classical pianist is trying to get The Washington Post to remove a negative review under the E.U.'s "right to be forgotten" ruling.
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<![CDATA[Musical Motivation at Work? - Plus, Paris Hilton continues to anger Deadmau5 and Aaron Lewis blows it on national TV]]> A new study finds that listening to music at work can improve production, Paris Hilton's success as a party DJ continues to infuriate Deadmau5 and Aaron Lewis, who once dissed Christina Aguilera for botching the national anthem at the Super Bowl, botches the national anthem at the World Series.
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<![CDATA[Holy Pipe Dreams - Plus, Lorde 'banned' in San Fran and Ringo rocks for Skechers]]> Sinead O'Connor says she was asked by the American Music Awards to appear on the broadcast with Pope Francis (AMA officials say, "Uh … no"), two radio stations in San Francisco think not playing Lorde's "Royals" will help the Giants win the World Series and shoe company Skechers goes after the 70-and-up demo and hires Ringo Starr as a pitchman.
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<![CDATA[Lorde Works in Mysterious Ways? - Plus, Mark Kozelek attacks The War on Drugs (the band, not the failed government program) and Don Henley sues a small-time T-shirt maker]]> A Spin writer misguidedly attacks South Park and South Park pointedly bites back, Mark Kozelek wages an inexplicable war on indie rockers The War on Drugs and Don Henley sues a T-shirt company for making a shirt that says, "Don a Henley and Take It Easy." ]]> <![CDATA[Music's Not Dead - Survey finds music still tops in entertainment, weird guitars celebrated and Willie's braids sell for big bucks ]]>

This year’s Nielsen’s Music 360 report on music consumption finds that listening to music is still the most popular form of entertainment in the U.S., it was a big week for interesting guitar contraptions and Willie Nelson's hair steals all the headlines regarding a recent auction of some of the late Waylon Jennings' belongings.

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<![CDATA[Mondays, Hold the Meat? - McCartney plugs "Meat Free Monday," U2's secret new format and Guided By Voices splits]]> Paul McCartney signs on to help save the environment with the "Meat Free Monday" campaign, U2 and Apple have more up their sleeves than just a free new album and Guided By Voices call it quits again.
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<![CDATA[Unwanted Free Music Infuriates - U2 earns hatred with gift LP, R.I.P. song fade outs and the NFL screws up again]]> U2's free album deemed worse thing to ever happen to music and computers, Slate examines the fading out of song "fade outs" and the Tennessee Titans get fans pumped up with an incredibly inappropriate pre-game playlist selection.
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