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How Taylor Swift Took Over Your Local Record Store

As a Rolling Stone analysis of the 100 bestselling vinyl albums of each year since 2012 shows, pop is taking over from rock as the medium’s dominant genre. As vinyl has once again become a mainstream listening and collectible format, vinyl buyers are getting increasingly younger, and the most popular albums have shifted from indie rock to mainstream pop records from the likes of Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, and Lana Del Rey.

His Song Was Going Massively Viral. Hours Later, Universal Music and TikTok Went to War

On Tuesday, Cody Fry was elated when his record label, UMG-owned Decca Records, told him that his single “Things You Said” had blown up on TikTok. The excitement ended within hours, as soon after Fry saw news of UMG's open letter claiming they hadn’t renewed their licensing agreement with the social platform and that all of the company’s music would be removed the following day.

The Music Industry's #MeToo Wave Is Just Getting Started

The surge of sexual-abuse lawsuits that hit some of the music industry’s most powerful figures last week isn’t over yet, several lawyers tell Rolling Stone. Last week, as the window for New York’s Adult Survivors Act (ASA) was nearing a close, it brought forward one of the widest sets of allegations to hit the industry in years as renowned artists and executives including Axl Rose, Sean “Diddy” Combs, L.A. Reid, and Jimmy Iovine all faced lawsuits that detailed allegations of sexual abuse. The

Top Hipgnosis Exec Sued For Sexual Assault, Harassment

A top executive at Hipgnosis Songs — the company that helped drive the music industry’s copyright acquisition boom while buying catalogs from stars like Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and the Red Hot Chili Peppers — has been accused of sexual assault, according to a new lawsuit filed in Los Angeles and obtained by Rolling Stone. A former colleague of Kenny MacPherson, the CEO of Hipgnosis’s publishing arm Hipgnosis Songs Group, sued MacPherson on Wednesday, when he was president of music publ
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