Fake Fabric discovered in Shanghai, mental health support for musicians and the world’s smallest analogue synth.
Fake news. Someone has unearthed the fact that a knock-off Fabric club, complete with a copycat logo, has been operating in Shanghai for years. Read more here.
Fuck Spotify? “The music world continues to be exceedingly vulnerable, and there are looming questions that desperately need to be addressed.” In an article for The Baffler, Liz Pelly argues the giant music streaming platform is consuming the music industry as we know it and repackaging it for the commercial gain of corporate brands. Read it in full here.
#saveourculture. The Berlin city government has pledged €1 million to help protect the city’s clubs and venues. Full story here.
Sane in the membrane. As mental health issues are discussed more and more, it’s great news that a 24/7 service has been launched specifically for music industry professionals. Find out more at the Music Minds Matter website here.
Size matters. Is the new Trueno the smallest analogue synth in the world? The manufacturers behind the three-oscillator USB stick think so. Find out for yourself here.
Pay to play. In a bid to raise more revenue, YouTube are thought to be launching a new subscription service called Remix in March. Details here.