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Maybe music executives can finally stop singing the blues. Music piracy is on the decline, analysts say, while an industry group said digital music sales in 2012 drove global music industry revenues up for the first time since 1999.

It’s not a very big gain for the music industry — just 0.3 percent to $16.5 billion — but even that small uptick may be a sign that digital music has finally put the industry on the path to recovery. Digital music and services, the report said, grew 9 percent in the past year. That comprises digital downloads, as well as newer subscription services such as Spotify and ad-supported services including Pandora.

“No doubt, this is welcome news,” said Recording Industry Association of America spokesman Jonathan Lamy, who said over half of the industry’s revenues come from digital services now. “We are starting to turn the corner, and that’s great news for the business and fans.”Not only have free or low-priced streaming services given music lovers easy access to their favorite tunes, the NPD Group found in a separate study that broader access to music is also driving fewer people to download songs illegally. These services have gained some industry support because they allow consumers to get the music they want while still supporting artists, record labels and others in the industry.

In its annual music study, the analysis group found that consumers are sharing less illegal music across the board. Not only is the volume of illegally downloaded music files over file-sharing networks down 26 percent compared to the previous year, so is the number of people who burn and rip CDs, swap music files on hard drives and download music from digital lockers.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers are in the midst of slowly releasing eighteen tracks recorded while on the road promoting their most recent album I’m With You.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Beginning last August, the band scheduled a series of nine 7″ vinyl singles roll out over a six-month period with all tracks being available a digital package this April. Currently on the 6th release, the process of getting the songs to the fans has taken longer than expected reports NME.

Read more here: Red Hot Chili Peppers Debut 8-Minute Bluesy Riff “In Love Dying” « The World Famous KROQ – Alt Rock Music News, Photos, Videos, Concerts.

Today’s track, an 8-minute mid-tempo bluesy riff, titled “In Love Dying,” can be heard below and is available now for digital downloadfor $1.29.

Currently on tour in South Africa, Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline both of Coachella Sunday lineups, April 14 and 21.

 

by jay tillers, cbs local

 

Mountain Dew’s Green Label Sound record label pairs rising rap force Joey Bada$$ with legendary producer DJ Premier, a man 28 years his senior, for a new single titled, “Unorthodox”. A free download is available via Green Label Sound’s website starting Monday, January 14th, but in the meantime, you can listen to a radio stream, courtesy of Fashionably Early.

In related news, Joey turns 18 years old next week.

— words by alex young for consequenceofsound.net

Suede release new song 'Barriers' as free download

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Suede have given fans new song ‘Barriers’ as a free download today (Jan 7). The track is the first to be heard from the band’s brand new studio album, which will be titled ‘Bloodsports’.

‘Bloodsports’ will be Suede’s sixth studio album and their first since 2002. ‘Barriers’ is the first song to be lifted from the album, due out in March, and is available from their official website now. An official single, titled ‘It Starts And Ends With You‘, is due for release in February.

Speaking about the new Suede material, frontman Brett Anderson told NME: “After a year of sweating and bleeding over the record it’s finally finished so we wanted to get some music out there as soon as we could. ‘Barriers’ isn’t the first single but we are proud enough of it to just chuck it out there and thought that its pulsing, romantic swell somehow summed up the feel of the album quite nicely. The album is called ‘Bloodsports’. It’s about lust, it’s about the chase, it’s about the endless carnal game of love. It was possibly the hardest we ever made but certainly is the most satisfying. It’s ten furious songs have reclaimed for me what Suede was always about: drama, melody and noise.”

Suede will also perform a huge London show at Alexandra Palace to coincide with the release of ‘Bloodsports’ in March. The band will headline the venue on Saturday, March 30. Tickets are available now.

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— articles and images taken from nme.com

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