Major Music Publisher Sues Spotify For $1.6 Billion

The publishing group that owns the rights to music by Tom Petty, Neil Young, The Doors, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, David Cassidy, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Stevie Nicks and more is suing Spotify for using tens of thousands of songs without a … Read More

5 Pop Musicians Scoring for the Screen

Trent, old pal, what happened? You used to wear fishnets, dive into mudslides, smash Fenders. Now you wear suits, shake hands, clutch gold-plated Oscars. Nine Inch Nails main man Reznor was tapped by director David Fincher for the creepily brilliant soundtrack to last year’s The Social Network, turning what could … Read More

DailyXY’s 2011 Gift Guide: Editor’s Picks

Undoubtedly, a perk of editorial rank is ease of access to merchandise from a tremendous variety of categories, including luxury, tech and simply new. Many items that come through our offices impress, but below is my year-end list of selections that didn’t just catch my attention — they commanded it. … Read More

2011 Toronto International Film Festival

DailyXY’s TIFF coverage is sponsored by the Alliance film, Drive. In a fairer world, it would have been the great Neil Young, not U2, given the honour of TIFF’s opening night gala. The man’s one of our own and his new concert film, Neil Young Life, was even shot here. … Read More

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