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U.S. Dept. Of Justice Deals Crushing Blow To Songwriters

Don McLean forever memorialized Feb. 3, 1959—the date of the plane crash killing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “Big Bopper” Richardson—as “the Day the Music Died” in his song “American Pie.” If you ask most songwriters or music creators, June 30, 2016—the date the Dept. of Justice ruled on music licensing consent decrees—may go down in history as “the day the music rolled over in its grave.”

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15 Great Songs You Didn’t Know Sia Wrote

On January 29th, Sia will release her seventh studio album, This Is Acting. The LP has an unusual premise in that the majority of the songs were originally intended for other artists — some of today’s biggest pop stars ranging from Beyoncé to Adele, who opted not to use Sia’s compositions on their own albums. Instead of shelving the unwanted tunes, Sia chose to release her own versions. “I feel like they’re hits, but nobody wanted them,” the songwriter told us of the tracks on the new LP. “So I thought, ‘Let’s see, as an experiment, if I’m right.'”

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