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  1. Portishead's Geoff Barrow claims young musicians face difficult...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | This Is Bristol

    Portishead founder Geoff Barrow recently complained that he made just A 1,700 from a song, despite it being played 34 million times - so what does the future hold for talented young musicians in Bristol? Katie Pavid reports. How can you make money by doing what you love? It is the golden question, and one that is getting increasingly hard to answer if you're a young musician surveying the music industry in 2015.

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  2. Icy sci-fi drama Ex Machina asks which is less human: a self-aware...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    ... icy visual abstraction (courtesy of cinematographer Rob Hardy) is impressive. That, along with a soundtrack by Portishead's Geoff Barrow, serves to make Ex Machina a worthwhile curiosity, even if it ultimately has less in its mental banks than it ...

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  3. Spotify reportedly worth more than entire US music industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | NME

    ... Harris who, last September, became the first British solo artist to pass the one billion stream mark. Meanwhile, Portishead's Geoff Barrow has claimed that he's made just A 1,700 from 34 million Spotify and YouTube streams .

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  4. Musician reignites row over royalties from streaming services:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Daily Mail

    Musician reignites row over royalties from streaming services: Portishead founder says he has only received A 1,700 despite songs being played 34 million times Geoff Barrow has accused streaming services of giving music away, saying his band Portishead were paid just A 1,700 despite getting 34million plays The founder of rock band Portishead has waded into the debate over music streaming, saying that he received just A 1,700 in royalties despite his songs being played 34million times. In a series of tweets Geoff Barrow, Portishead's founder and instrumentalist, attacked Spotify, YouTube, Apple and 'especially' Universal Music for selling his music cheaply.

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  5. Ex Machina asks icy questions about humanityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | The Pitch

    ... icy visual abstraction (courtesy of cinematographer Rob Hardy) is impressive. That, along with a soundtrack by Portishead's Geoff Barrow, serves to make Ex Machina a worthwhile curiosity, even if it ultimately has less in its mental banks than it ...

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  6. The Music Itself Is a Form of ProtestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | The New Yorker

    ... Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, and other musicians. Geoff Barrow, the founder of the English trip-hop innovators Portishead, recently lit up the Internet when he tweeted that thirty-four million streams of his music had netted him a mere thousand ...

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  7. Tyler, The Creator reveals 'Cherry Bomb' album bonus song 'Yellow' - listenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | NME

    ... its release, and listed some of the collaborations he wanted on the record but couldn't get. These included Portishead 's Beth Gibbons for the track 'Buffalo', Stevie Wonder for 'Find Your Wings' and singer Jay Kay from Jamiroquai on '2Seater'. He ...

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  8. The Baffling (and Slightly Insane) World Of Streaming Payments, ExplainedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Hollywood Reporter

    Every time an artist publicly complains about how much money they are making from streaming, the blogosphere goes berserk and I know as sure as God made little green apples, a Billboard editor is going to ask me to analyze it. The latest to do so is Geoff Barrow from Portishead.

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  9. Ex Machina Review: An Alluring Exploration of HumanityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Film School Rejects

    ... A ) is masterful as it crawls along the sharp production design from Mark Digby ( Rush , Dredd ). The score from Portishead's Geoff Barrow and Dolman's Ben Salisbury is a haunting electronic mood rollercoaster, constantly in a state of heightening ...

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  10. Music Review | Damien Rice nails it at Northrop AuditoriumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    ... sound felt like it went all over the place. Her vocals were this breathless combination of, say, Beth Gibbons of Portishead or Jennifer Charles of Lovage with the vocal intonations of BjA rk. Or perhaps it would be better to say she sounded like a ...

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  11. Portishead's Geoff Barrow Says He Earned Just $2,500...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Billboard

    ... and move them into a model like Spotify, the industry would be considerably bigger than it is today." Meanwhile, Portishead fans are still waiting on the band's follow-up to Third , from 2008. In an interview published earlier this month in Rolling ...

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    Wednesday Apr 15 | This Is Bristol

    ... might use it to record drums for an impressive list of clients and collaborators, which includes Geoff Barrow of Portishead, Serge Pizzorno of Kasabian and Bristol's monkey-masked duo Malachai . Another day might see him laying down material for ...

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  13. NewsPortishead's Geoff Barrow claims he made just 1,700 from 34 million Spotify and YouTube streamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | NME

    ... I've got a lot against people giving my work away for free." The musician also acknowledged that bands such as Portishead are not the ones that will suffer the most, but instead it's the "young bands like the ones in [Barrow's own] label Invada". ...

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  14. Portishead's Geoff Barrow Made Just $2500 From 34 Million Streams [News]Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    Portishead 's Geoff Barrow has revealed that he has received just A 1700 in revenue from streaming services like Spotify and YouTube, despite the fact that his band have racked up 34 million streams. As Consequence of Sound reports, Barrow revealed the shocking figures on Twitter, blaming Universal Music Group for selling Portishead's music so cheaply.

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  15. Tyler, The Creator says he wanted Portishead, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai on new albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | NME

    ... Now, Tyler has taken to Twitter to list other collaborations he wanted on the record but couldn't get, namely Portishead 's Beth Gibbons for the track 'Buffalo', Stevie Wonder for 'Find Your Wings' and singer Jay Kay from Jamiroquai on '2Seater'. ...

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  16. Coachella 2015: Day 2 thrills via Ratatat, Weeknd and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Los Angeles Times

    ... Tesfaye, his thick dreadlocks piled high on his head, opened his song "Belong to the World," those who'd seen Portishead on the same stage in 2008 had a flashback. Featuring a nearly identical drum pattern to Portishead's "Machine Gun," which ...

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  17. 'Ex Machina' Asks If You Can Love an AndroidRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | Popular Mechanics

    ... look like, and I mean this in the best way, Michael Bay-caliber. Beyond the visuals, the subtle touches, like Portishead's Geoff Barrow contributing to the soundtrack, create an atmosphere that prepares you for the paranoia. As the movie goes on, it ...

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  18. Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander attend special 'Ex Machina' screeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Examiner.com

    ... film, which was released on April 7 via Invada Records and Back Lot Music. Geoff Barrow is a founding member of Portishead and producer/label owner of Invada Records UK. Ben Salisbury is a soundtrack composer with over two hundred film and TV ...

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  19. Geoff Barrow says he's 'calibrating my brain to Portishead mode'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | NME

    The Bristol group released their most recent album 'Third' in 2008, which itself followed on from 1997's self-titled release. Now, speaking to Rolling Stone , Barrow has said: "I am calibrating my brain to Portishead mode and got some ideas of what I want to do there - at long last."

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  20. Hear the 'Ex Machina' Score by Portishead's Geoff Barrow and Ben SalisburyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | RollingStone

    Critically acclaimed artificial-intelligence thriller Ex Machina , which opens in America on April 10th, marks the first feature film scored by the mood-making melancholists Ben Salisbury and Portishead's Geoff Barrow. The artificial-intelligence film - the directorial debut of Alex Garland, writer of cult zombie game-changer 28 Days Later - features a minimalist, highly tense mix of beauty and discomfort: dark synth work, manipulated brass samples, optical-disc keyboard, celeste and the PaulStretch software that helped propel the "800% Slower" Justin Bieber to ambient meme fame.

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