Morning Music Notes – Down with Record Labels

PeteHatesMusic favourites London Grammar are barrelling towards the release date of their debut album. We’ve featured a ton of their songs (such as recent track Strong) so get listening!

London Grammar - Feelings
The band stopped by BBC Studios the other day to do a cover of the Chris Isaak classic, Wicked Game. It’s an interesting and powerful rendition of the track, and you can check it out below. If my neighbour is nice, they might upload the version of me butchering the track in the shower.

Morning Music Notes

Here’s an original story – an artist is mad at their record label! In this instance, the artist is M.I.A. and the label is Interscope. She doesn’t like the delays behind her release and is threatening to leak it. That didn’t work so well for Death Grips last year (via Gigwise)

Canadian music is doing better and better each year through international royalties. Over 20,000 SOCAN members received royalties last year, with the dollar value increasing by 21% in 2012. The world loves Canadians (via Exclaim)

Beady Eye pull out of V Festival slot due to Gem Archer’s head injury (via Gigwise)

It may soon be illegal to cover a song and upload it to YouTube. Why? Labels and artists want to get paid (via Consequence of Sound)

Read the fascinating story of how the composer of Elysium was discovered on YouTube by director Neill Blomkamp. Hopefully he uploaded original content after reading the story directly above this (via Wired)

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