In rotation: 6/2/16

Music World Bands Together Against YouTube, Seeking Change to Law: The dispute has played out in a drumbeat of industry reports, blog posts and opinion columns. Stars like Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Billy Joel have signed letters asking for changes to copyright laws. Irving Azoff, the manager of artists like the Eagles and Christina Aguilera, criticized YouTube in an interview and in a fiery speech around the Grammy Awards. Also, annual sales statistics were released showing that YouTube, despite its gigantic audience, produces less direct income for musicians than the niche market of vinyl record sales.

The world’s best record shops #021: Rubadub Records, Glasgow: Established in August 1992, Rubadub has always been an important hub for Glasgow’s forward-thinking underground scene. What started as a straight-up dance music shop quickly expanded into an electronic music mecca, stocking recording equipment, DJ gear and all the latest in music tech. The store also now runs a blossoming distribution company, supplying vinyl to shops around the world.

LuckyMe reveals unused vinyl design for Kanye West’s Yeezus: The UK label revealed the Yeezus vinyl that never was on Instagram. Kanye West’s Yeezus didn’t receive an official vinyl release (though a bootleg version exists), but the LuckyMe label has said that it was asked to “look into a vinyl spec” for the album a few years ago. The UK label – which is known as much for its striking design as the music it’s released by Jacques Greene, Machinedrum and Baauer over the years – shared the unused mockup on Instagram.

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