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Kendal Calling announce 2015 line-up
Kendal Calling 2015

Kendal Calling has announced a massive four day, five headliner line up to mark the festival’s tenth anniversary.

Abbey Road Studios for multi-million pound renovation
Beatles - Abbey Road

The historic Abbey Road studios will be given a multi-million-pound overhaul to assure its status as one of the world’s pre-eminent recording venues.

Belfast AVA Festival launches on May 30th
AVA Festival

A new festival will hit Belfast on Saturday, May 30th. The AVA Festival (Audio Visual Arts) will focus on showcasing and supporting Northern Irish talent.

Jaz Z buys streaming service Wimp for £47 million

Rapper Jay Z has bought Norwegian streaming service Wimp after putting in a bid of 464 million kroner (about £47 million) for its parent company Aspiro.

UK Government backs down over removal of copyright protection for unpublished works
Music Copyright

The UK Government has halted a proposed move that would see law protecting the copyright of certain unpublished sound recordings up to the year 2039.

Spotify seeks $500m funding from Goldman Sachs

Spotify is about to raise $500m investment from Goldman Sachs, potentially putting off an initial public stock offering for another year.

Music Piracy virtually eliminated in Norway
Music Pirate

A countrywide survey in December 2014 showed that just 4% of Norwegians under 30 years still used illegal file-sharing platforms to get hold of music.

Arvato bows out of UK music business

Giant physical entertainment distributor Arvato has made the decision to close its UK site and exit the UK music business by spring this year.

Korpiklaani sign with Nuclear Blast

Finnish folk metal group Korpiklaani have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast for the release of their new album, “Notia”, due in May.

Raekwon and Ghostface Killah Announce Documentary
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Ghostface Killah confirmed they would oversee “The Purple Tape Files” documentary of their album “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx”.

Howard Marks reveals he has inoperable cancer
Howard Marks

Howard Marks, the notorious former drug smuggler known as “Mr Nice”, has told the Observer he has been diagnosed with inoperable bowel cancer.

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese has died
Edgar Froese

Edgar Froese of the innovative and prolific German electronic group Tangerine Dream passed away this week.

He was 70 years old.

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