News Round-Up: 19/1/18

The BBC focus on female electronic music pioneers. Native Instruments launch sample subscription site.

Sound decision. UK developers building new homes near existing music venues will now be responsible for addressing noise issues, rather than being able to blame the venues themselves. More here.

Too much music? NPR asks whether infinite access to recorded music is degrading our experience of it, here.

Add to collection. Discogs have signed up private early stage investor and former Warner Music Group board member Jörg Mohaupt for their own new board of directors. Billboard have the full story here.

Women first. The BBC wonders if Daphne Oram and Delia Derbyshire’s experiments were forerunners of the grime, techno and house sound, here.

Sound! Native Instruments has launched a new website for royalty-free loops and samples called Sounds.com. Offering both free and paid for versions which allow different levels of access to the database, the website is currently in public beta in the US only.

Fight for your right. After having their licence revoked last year, The Rainbow Venues in Birmingham have started the fight to reopen by launching a new website to raise funds. Check it here.

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