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Ducktails albums pulled from several streaming services

Several albums by Ducktails – the project for American independent musician Matt Mondanile, formerly of Real Estate – have been pulled from streaming services. Pitchfork claimed that distributor The Orchard was responsible...
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About gender ratios on-stage at music-industry conferences…

There are too many men and not enough women on-stage at music-industry conferences. That’s understood widely, but now US journalist Cherie Hu has dug into the actual numbers behind this concern. Her analysis of 1,644...
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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki addresses anti-diversity row

Sacked Google engineer James Damore has been giving his first detailed interviews about his ‘anti-diversity’ memo. He nailed his colours to the men’s rights activism mast by giving them to a pair of right-wing YouTubers...
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Bandcamp transgender-rights day raised at least $84k

Bandcamp has provided an update on last Friday’s fundraiser in protest at US president Trump’s recent tweets promising a ban on transgender people serving in the military services. Bandcamp donated its 12% share of...
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200+ artists and labels join Bandcamp’s donations day

Earlier this week we reported on D2C platform Bandcamp’s plans to protest against US president Donald Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces. The company is donating 100% of its share...
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Bandcamp supports trans rights with day of donations

Artist-stores platform Bandcamp has announced that it will be donating 100% of its share of sales this Friday (4 August) to the Transgender Law Center (TLC). It’s the company’s protest against US president Donald Trump’s...
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Deezer debuts #DareToDiscover with ‘The Bearded Dame’

So long Deezer Geezer, but welcome The Bearded Dame. Deezer’s latest original-content move is called #DareToDiscover, a series of videos that it hopes will “encourage people to celebrate their differences and to embrace...
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AIM and WIN call for ‘no more manels’ at conferences

It’s still rare to find a music-industry conference without at least one ‘manel’ – an all-male panel. Indie bodies WIN and AIM are trying to see off the sausagefests with their public-speaking workshops for women...
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Spotify and Max Martin launch diversity-focused The Equalizer Project

Spotify is launching a new initiative in Sweden called The Equalizer Project, which will focus on the role of women in the music industry. The streaming service is working with partners the Swedish Music Publishers’...
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Dice Girls Music Day returns as a two-day event

British ticketing startup Dice is planning another ‘Girls Music Day’ event for 16-24 year-old women with ambitions to work in the music industry. This time round, it will actually be ‘days’ – a two-day event...
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More YouTube controversy: this time over LGBTQ videos

March hasn’t been a good month for YouTube. The ‘value gap’ debate has taken a backseat to other headaches around the video service’s status as a publisher as well as a platform. We reported yesterday on the rumpus...
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Spotify’s Uber partnership wobbled after recent controversy

Thus far, Spotify has escaped criticism over the fallout from partner Uber’s recent controversies, which have taken in accusations of sexism, rows about regulations, and an embarrassing episode where CEO Travis Kalanick...