• Macklemore Says ‘The Disease of Addiction Is Crazy’ After Revealing Pandemic Relapse

    Macklemore opened up about his relapse during the COVID-19 pandemic to fellow recovering addict Dax Shepard on his podcast.
    During the new episode of the Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard podcast, the Grammy-winning rapper recalled the Sept. 25, 2020, segment when Shepard revealed he had relapsed after 16 years of sobriety and how the actor’s ability to be “vulnerable and honest” “really, really resonated” with him.
    “It was within two months of m
  • Bonnie Tyler leads tributes to late Jim Steinman

    Bonnie Tyler leads tributes to late Jim Steinman
    Songwriter and producer Jim Steinman passed away in Connecticut on Monday.
  • Billie Eilish teases 'things are coming' amid reports of new album

    Billie Eilish teases 'things are coming' amid reports of new album
    The Bury a Friend singer has indicated a new project release is imminent.
  • TikTok Teens Calling Out Tramp Stamp as ‘Industry Plant’ – Here’s Why

    TikTok Teens Calling Out Tramp Stamp as ‘Industry Plant’ – Here’s Why
    TikTok teens are roasting punk rock group Tramp Stamp for being industry plants – here’s why. People across social media banded together to find the origins of the band that’s been popping up over and over. An industry plant in the music industry is an artist with label backing that presents themselves as self-made. After […]
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  • Tiktok Teens Are Calling Out Tramp Stamp as an ‘Industry Plant’ — Here’s Why

    Tiktok Teens Are Calling Out Tramp Stamp as an ‘Industry Plant’ — Here’s Why
    TikTok teens are roasting punk rock group Tramp Stamp for being industry plants — here’s why. People across social media banded together to find the origins of the band that’s been popping up over and over. An ‘industry plant’ in the music industry is an artist with label backing that presents themselves as self-made. After […]
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  • Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Questlove & More Celebrate Guilty Verdict in George Floyd Death

    Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Questlove & More Celebrate Guilty Verdict in George Floyd Death
    Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd. The jury returned their verdict on Tuesday (April 10), finding the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on all three counts.
    Musicians celebrated the news on social media, with Mariah Carey tweeting, “Hallelujah!!!!!!!” immediately following the verdict reading. Questlove, LL Cool J, Ciara and more also shared their reactions online.See all the reactions below:
    Hallelujah!!!!!!!!
    — Mariah Ca
  • Cardi B, Mariah Carey, Questlove & More Celebrate Guilty Verdict in George Floyd Death

    Cardi B, Mariah Carey, Questlove & More Celebrate Guilty Verdict in George Floyd Death
    Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd. The jury returned their verdict on Tuesday (April 10), finding the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on all three counts.
    Musicians celebrated the news on social media, with Mariah Carey tweeting, “Hallelujah!!!!!!!” immediately following the verdict reading. Questlove, LL Cool J, Ciara and more also shared their reactions online.See all the reactions below:
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  • FCC Receives 1,000 Complaints Over Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Performance at the Grammys

    FCC Receives 1,000 Complaints Over Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Performance at the Grammys
    The FCC has received over 1,000 complaints about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” performance at the Grammy Awards. The number one hit was performed live during the Grammys last month, with most curses bleeped. But despite the censored show, the FCC still received thousands of complaints. The duo sang “Body,” “Savage,” “Up,” and […]
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  • Listen to Busta Rhymes and Stylo G team up on fiery new single ‘Outta Space’

    Listen to Busta Rhymes and Stylo G team up on fiery new single ‘Outta Space’
    Busta Rhymes has teamed up with Stylo G on a new track called ‘Outta Space’ – listen to it below.READ MORE: Busta Rhymes: “It’s my duty to start conversations”The track, which was premiered on DJ Target’s BBC Radio 1Xtra show earlier tonight (April 20), hears Busta get ferocious alongside Stylo G, who created the track with production team The Fanatix.
    Inspired by Busta’s lyrical delivery, Stylo G and The Fanatix said the track
  • What Are the Best Sites to Find Background Music for Videos?

    What Are the Best Sites to Find Background Music for Videos?
    Have you ever received a copyright notification after publishing a video online? It was most likely due to the music you used. The following comes from HookSounds, one of the top providers of royalty free music — and a proud partner of DMN. Any content creator knows how difficult it is to find good music […]
    The post What Are the Best Sites to Find Background Music for Videos? appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • Spotify Is Getting Directly Integrated Into Facebook — Starting Next Week

    Spotify Is Getting Directly Integrated Into Facebook — Starting Next Week
    Facebook is set to directly integrate Spotify as part of the companies’ “Project Boombox” initiative, and the broadened partnership will reportedly launch next week. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed his platform’s fast-approaching integration of Spotify during a recent interview with journalist Casey Newton. The lengthy discussion centered largely on the social media company’s planned expansion […]
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  • Olivia Rodrigo Says Cardi B Inspires Her ‘Honest’ Songwriting: ‘I’m So In Love With Her’

    Olivia Rodrigo Says Cardi B Inspires Her ‘Honest’ Songwriting: ‘I’m So In Love With Her’
    Where does Olivia Rodrigo get the confidence for her super personal songwriting? From Cardi B.
    The “Drivers License” breakout star, who’s currently prepping her highly anticipated debut album, already knows how to transform a “really painful moment” into a record-breaking Billboard Hot 100-topping heartbreak anthem. Cardi gave the song a co-sign — while accepting Rodrigo’s invitation to go get McDonald’s and pick up Happy Meals — an
  • Snoop Dogg Drops Celebratory 4/20 Album ‘From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites’

    Snoop Dogg Drops Celebratory 4/20 Album ‘From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites’
    This year, Snoop Dogg gave fans a special 4/20 treat: his 18th studio album, From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites. The 36-minute-long G-funk project is filled to the brim with classic West Coast synths, Nate Dogg-esque vocal melodies and deep bass grooves, sure to transport already elevated listeners to a sunnier place.
    The 10-track album includes two pot-centric titles, “Roaches in My Ashtray” and “Left My Weed,” in addition to a handful of features including fel
  • Lil Wayne Signs With UTA in All Areas

    Lil Wayne Signs With UTA in All Areas
    Lil Wayne has signed with UTA for worldwide representation in all areas, the parties tell Billboard.He joins the agency from CAA, where he had been repped since 2018. Agents Caroline Yim and Zach Iser repped Wayne at CAA until they left the company in January to join WME.
    Last year, Lil Wayne released his Billboard 200 chart-topper Funeral — his fifth No. 1 album. According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Funeral debuted with 139,000 equivalent album units earned.
  • Flying Lotus shares two new singles featuring Thundercat and Niki Randa

    Flying Lotus shares two new singles featuring Thundercat and Niki Randa
    Flying Lotus has shared two new singles, ‘Black Gold’ featuring Thundercat and ‘Between Memories’ featuring Niki Randa – listen to them below.READ MORE: The best anime series on Netflix – a beginner’s guideTaken from the forthcoming Netflix anime series Yasuke, both tracks serve as the opening theme and closing credits for the series.
    The series, which was created and directed by LeSean Thomas and Studio MAPPA, stars LaKeith Stanfield as the show&rs
  • 10 Things We Learned About Jenni Rivera’s Early Days From ‘Mariposa de Barrio’

    10 Things We Learned About Jenni Rivera’s Early Days From ‘Mariposa de Barrio’
    Mariposa de Barrio aired on Telemundo nearly four years ago, but you might be just now binge-watching the captivating series based on Jenni Rivera’s life on Netflix, where it became available for streaming in January.
    Based on Rivera’s autobiography Unbreakable: My Story, My Way (2013), which was was published posthumously in July 2013, the 91-episode series tells the inspiring story of “La Diva de la Banda” whose determination, perseverance and hard w
  • 10 Essential Jim Steinman Productions: Staff Picks

    10 Essential Jim Steinman Productions: Staff Picks
    Few behind-the-scenes figures in 20th century popular music have been unquestionably the greatest in their particular lane — but if you were a powerhouse pop or rock vocalist of the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s looking for a co-pilot for a grandiose and gloriously overwrought megaballad, you went Jim Steinman or you went home.
    Rising to fame in the late ’70s alongside Texan theater-rocker Meat Loaf as co-creators of the eventually Diamond-certified Bat Out of Hell set, S
  • Maren Morris insists women shouldn't have to 'bounce back' after giving birth

    Maren Morris insists women shouldn't have to 'bounce back' after giving birth
    The country music superstar welcomed her first child, son Hayes, in March 2020.
  • 50 Cent to Star In & Executive Produce ‘Free Agents’ Thriller

    50 Cent to Star In & Executive Produce ‘Free Agents’ Thriller
    Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has come aboard to star in and executive produce Free Agents, a sports heist thriller that Deon Taylor will direct for Lionsgate.
    Taylor wrote the script with Joe Bockol and came up with the story. He is also producing with partner Roxanne Avent Taylor via the duo’s Hidden Empire Film Group, the indie banner that focuses on Black storytelling.
    Agents, described as a high concept sports action heist thriller, tells of a group of professional footbal
  • Kurt Vile announces he’s signed with legendary jazz label Verve Records

    Kurt Vile announces he’s signed with legendary jazz label Verve Records
    Kurt Vile has announced that he’s signed with legendary jazz label Verve Records.READ MORE: Kurt Vile on album ‘Bottle It In’: “You can get away with a lot if you’re sincere”According to Billboard, the musician, who has previously released his music via independent record labels including Mexican Summer and Matador, will release his first album for Verve Records next year.
    “I’ve admired the Verve logo on the back (and front!) of many a Velvet Under
  • Jim Steinman, Rock Legend Behind Hits for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler & More, Dies at 73

    Jim Steinman, Rock Legend Behind Hits for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler & More, Dies at 73
    Jim Steinman, the composer, lyricist and record producer behind hits for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler and Céline Dion, has died, Connecticut’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirms to Billboard. He was 73.
    The cause of death has yet to be disclosed.
    Steinman was best known for his work on Meat Loaf’s 1977 debut studio album Bat Out of Hell, which is one of the best-selling albums of all time and is certified 14 times platinum by the RIAA, where he wrote
  • Five Burning Questions: Taylor Swift Makes Billboard 200 History With ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’

    Five Burning Questions: Taylor Swift Makes Billboard 200 History With ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’
    For the third time in the past 12 months, Taylor Swift has a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart. For the first time in her career, it’s with an album that she’s (mostly) recorded before.
    Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Swift’s re-do of her 2008 sophomore set — accompanied by six newly recorded songs that were written during sessions for the original album — bows atop the 200 with a stunning 291,000 equivalent album units moved, the best first week
  • Kacey Musgraves’ New Album To Be Released by Interscope and UMG Nashville

    Kacey Musgraves’ New Album To Be Released by Interscope and UMG Nashville
    On Tuesday (April 20), Interscope Records and UMG Nashville announced a partnership through which the labels will jointly release Kacey Musgraves’ upcoming fifth album due out later this year.
    A source tells Billboard the partnership is currently only for one album and will see the labels collaborate on marketing, radio promotion and international marketing.
    “Kacey is one of the most powerful storytellers in music today, a true albums artist who creates potent song collections t
  • A Timeline of the Demi Lovato and Bigg Chill Frozen Yogurt Controversy

    A Timeline of the Demi Lovato and Bigg Chill Frozen Yogurt Controversy
    Demi Lovato was very frank about her ongoing struggle with body image and eating disorders in her recent four-part tell-all documentary series Dancing With the Devil. So it wasn’t surprising that she had something to say in an Instagram Story April 17 after feeling triggered by a selection of treats she saw at a Los Angeles frozen yogurt shop.
    “Finding it extremely hard to order froyo from @thebigchillofficial when you have to walk past tons of sugar free cookies/other diet foods bef
  • Composer and music producer Jim Steinman has died

    Composer and music producer Jim Steinman has died
    Music composer and producer Jim Steinman has died; he was 73-years-old.
    The acclaimed songwriter was behind a number of major hits for Meatloaf – including ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ which has sold over 50 million copies worldwide to date.
    He also worked with artists including Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler.
    Steinman worked on Tyler’s major hits including ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ and ‘Holding Out For A Hero’, which appe
  • Lizzo Celebrates ‘Taurus Season’ With Stunning Unedited Selfie

    Lizzo Celebrates ‘Taurus Season’ With Stunning Unedited Selfie
    It’s officially Taurus season, and Lizzo is honoring her zodiac sign with a characteristically empowering message.
    The star took to Instagram on Tuesday (April 20) to share an unedited selfie, in which she is seen sitting comfortably on a couch, fully nude and holding a cup of coffee. “WELCOME TO TAURUS SEASON,” she captured the gorgeous photo. “To celebrate I wanna give y’all this unedited selfie.. now normally I would fix my belly and smooth my skin but baby
  • Massive Attack, IDLES and Portishead join group of artists backing Bristol creative scene

    Massive Attack, IDLES and Portishead join group of artists backing Bristol creative scene
    A host of musicians, actors and artists have come together to support the Bristol creative scene.READ MORE: “My earnings more than halved”: how are new artists breaking through the pandemic?Musicians offering their support to artists around the city include Massive Attack, Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser, Portishead’s Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley, IDLES and Tricky. From the acting world, Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams and The Of
  • Foo Fighters, The National and Liam Gallagher confirmed for next year’s Rock In Rio, Lisbon

    Foo Fighters, The National and Liam Gallagher confirmed for next year’s Rock In Rio, Lisbon
    Foo Fighters, The National and Liam Gallagher have all been confirmed for Rock In Rio, Lisbon 2022.READ MORE: Foo Fighters: “Our connection is beyond music”After the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the event both last year and this year, the bash, which is the Portuguese version of Brazil’s Rock In Rio, will now take place over the weekends of June 18-19 and 25-26, 2022.
    The three acts, who were all scheduled to perform at the event this year, will take to the W
  • The Best Headphones & Earbuds from This Bob Marley-Inspired Audio Brand

    The Best Headphones & Earbuds from This Bob Marley-Inspired Audio Brand
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    With Earth Day just days away, it’s the perfect time to find ways to be more environmentally friendly.
    House of Marley, founded by Bob Marley’s son Rohan offers a greener (yet still stylish) alternative to home audio technologies, using mindfully sourced materials such as bamboo and the brand’s signature Rewind fabric crafted from reclaimed or
  • Styx Is Hitting the Road With Collective Soul: See the Dates

    Styx Is Hitting the Road With Collective Soul: See the Dates
    Styx has announced a brand-new tour along with Collective Soul. The two groups will be back out on the road as of June, and will play nine shows together. The trek marks the first multi-city tour with the two groups.  
    Styx will kick off their dates at St. Augustine Amphitheatre in Florida on June 16 before being joined on June 18 by Collective Soul at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Georgia. The groups will go on to play in Mississippi, Nebraska, Kansas 
  • Foo Fighters Take a Desert Trip Like No Other in Twisted ‘Chasing Birds’ Video

    Foo Fighters Take a Desert Trip Like No Other in Twisted ‘Chasing Birds’ Video
    Foo Fighters take the right kind of trip to celebrate Tuesday’s (4/20) holidaze in their brand new “Chasing Birds” visual.
    The animated video shows Dave Grohl waking up alone in a barren desert where suddenly his eyes deceive him everywhere he looks, from the road to hell being paved with broken body parts to bleeding hearts spilling out like a waterfall. After being swallowed whole by the ground they were once performing on, the dismembered band members piece themsel
  • As Restrictions Ease, Members of Congress Demand an Investigation Into Live Nation

    As Restrictions Ease, Members of Congress Demand an Investigation Into Live Nation
      With COVID restrictions easing and the return of crowd-based entertainment approaching, multiple members of Congress are demanding an investigation into Live Nation and its Ticketmaster subsidiary. These latest calls for an investigation into Live Nation’s “potentially unfair, deceptive, and anticompetitive practices” arrived in the form of an open letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland […]
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  • Apple Podcasters Can Offer Subscriptions Starting Soon

    Apple Podcasters Can Offer Subscriptions Starting Soon
    During its Spring event today (April 20) Apple announced a new subscription offering for podcasters on its platform that will allow podcasters to offer individual subscriptions to fans starting next month.
    Subscriptions will offer support for ad-free listening, exclusive content, and early access to new shows. The first slate of podcasts offering subscriptions will come from podcast producers including Sony Music Entertainment, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, and The Athletic.
    “We are proud to
  • Who Should Take Home the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 13 Crown? Vote!

    Who Should Take Home the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 13 Crown? Vote!
    Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is finally coming to a close Friday (April 23) — and one queen will walk away with the crown.
    At the finale, airing at 8 p.m. ET on VH1, the four remaining queens in the competition — Gottmik, Kandy Muse, Rosé and Symone — will follow in the footsteps of finalists in seasons past and perform in a series of lip-sync battles to see who will be crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar and receive a $100,000 cash prize. The
  • Makin’ Tracks: It Ain’t ‘Ray Charles,’ But Darius Rucker Comes Up With a ‘Masterpiece’

    Makin’ Tracks: It Ain’t ‘Ray Charles,’ But Darius Rucker Comes Up With a ‘Masterpiece’
    Darius Rucker’s new single, “My Masterpiece,” is practically an audio embodiment of the song’s title.
    The piano-based arrangement operates like a frame. It’s simple and understated, present enough to call attention to the words it’s wrapped around, but not so bold that it overwhelms the message. Appropriately, the lyrics allude to a number of landmark musical and visual artists — Ray Charles, Pablo Picasso, Michelangelo and Vincent van Gogh — whose
  • Sports Team look set to release new music tomorrow

    Sports Team look set to release new music tomorrow
    Sports Team will be sharing some new music tomorrow according to a social media post shared earlier today (April 20).READ MORE: Sports Team – ‘Deep Down Happy’ review: A flag in the ground from a band dedicated to extremesWriting on Twitter, the group wrote “new music tomorrow” and shared a link for fans to sign up to for news and further information.
    You can see the post here:new music tomorrow https://t.co/MCi8QhL5Jj pic.twitter.com/pLLo9AMAno
    — Sports
  • Cedella Marley Says Family’s New SiriusXM Channels Are in the Blood: ‘AI Is Good, But I and I Is Even Better’

    Cedella Marley Says Family’s New SiriusXM Channels Are in the Blood: ‘AI Is Good, But I and I Is Even Better’
    With great power comes great responsibility, and nobody knows that better Cedella Marley, the eldest of late reggae icon Bob Marley and wife Rita’s musical brood. The singer, clothing designer and CEO of Tuff Gong International says keeping her father’s flame alive is a burden she’s happy to take, on and expanding the family’s presence on the SiriusXM lineup is part of stoking that legacy.
    “If we go back to the Wailers in the 1960s and if we talk about [Marley] albu
  • Wolf Alice share heavy and hypnotic new single ‘Smile’

    Wolf Alice share heavy and hypnotic new single ‘Smile’
    Wolf Alice have shared the second single from their upcoming new album – listen to ‘Smile’ below.READ MORE: Wolf Alice: “We’re a tiny bit more comfortable in the world”Teased earlier in the week, the London group premiered the new track on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show earlier tonight (April 20). It follows the release of February’s ‘The Last Man On Earth’.
    ‘Smile’, which is set to land on Wolf Alice’s third album
  • BTS Revisits ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ Concert in New Concept Photobook

    BTS Revisits ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ Concert in New Concept Photobook
    After nearly 1 million people across the globe watched BTS’ virtual Map of the Soul ON:E concert in October 2020, the K-pop group is ready to flip back through those memories in their new photobook.
    On Tuesday (April 20), BTS shared solo cuts from their Map of the Soul ON:E concept photobook and a 49-second video of the seven sparkling members coming together as one under a shower of confetti while the “We Are Bulletproof: The Eternal” lyric “Yeah we are not seven, w
  • The Tomorrowland Radio Tribute to Avicii Is Happening Now: Here’s How to Tune In

    The Tomorrowland Radio Tribute to Avicii Is Happening Now: Here’s How to Tune In
    Three years ago Tuesday (April 20), the global dance music community was rocked by the death of Tim Bergling, known to the world as Avicii.
    The producer — just 28-years-old when he took his own life while on holiday in Muscat, Oman — left behind a legacy of massive, era- and genre-defining hits including “Wake Me Up,” “Seek Bromance” and of course “Levels,” the song that’s been called no less than “the Mount Everest of EDM.”In hon
  • Happy Socks Drops Limited-Edition Beatles, Rolling Stones Gift Sets Back Online

    Happy Socks Drops Limited-Edition Beatles, Rolling Stones Gift Sets Back Online
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    Fans of The Beatles will want to head over to the Happy Socks website right now, where the retailer has put up a limited number of Fab Four-inspired socks for sale.
    A fan favorite when it was originally released a few years ago, the Happy Socks x The Beatles collection is back online as part of Happy Socks’ latest flash sale.
    The gift set features si
  • Weezer Unveil ‘Van Weezer’ Track List, Prep New Song ‘I Need Some Of That’

    Weezer Unveil ‘Van Weezer’ Track List, Prep New Song ‘I Need Some Of That’
    Weezer took to social media on Tuesday (April 20) to reveal the track list for their long-awaited album Van Weezer. They also announced that the track “I Need Some Of That” will arrive on April 21.
    “It’s almost Van Weezer time. These are all the songs on the album that comes out on May 7th,” the band wrote, adding that “I Need Some Of That” will drop tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET.
    Van Weezer was originally meant to be released back in
  • Halsey Shows Off Her ‘Fav Makeup Era’ With Colorful About Face Beauty Daytripper Collection

    Halsey Shows Off Her ‘Fav Makeup Era’ With Colorful About Face Beauty Daytripper Collection
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    Halsey is celebrating her groovy new About Face Beauty collection by flaunting her impressive makeup skills.
    The pregnant star took to Instagram on Monday (April 19) to share a photo rocking a long, yellow wig, complete with a colorful top and big blue earrings. Her makeup, a graphic green and yellow eyeshadow look, is straight from the 1960s — an era that ins
  • Planned DMX gig being turned into tribute event for late rapper

    Planned DMX gig being turned into tribute event for late rapper
    A gig which DMX was due to perform at next month is being turned into a tribute event for the late rapper.READ MORE: DMX, 1970 – 2021: hip-hop giant who shone brightest in the darknessThe hip-hop icon died earlier this month (April 9) after being hospitalised on April 3 for a heart attack as a result of a reported overdose. He remained in intensive care and on life support until his death; he was 50-years-old.
    The gig, which DMX was scheduled to perform at in Texas on May 29, will now
  • Beatport to Accept Bitcoin Payments Starting In June, Eye NFT Launch

    Beatport to Accept Bitcoin Payments Starting In June, Eye NFT Launch
    The future is now. Or at least, the future is June.
    That’s when Beatport, the electronic music store for DJs, producers and dance fans, will start accepting payments in Bitcoin in addition to dollars. This development will make the online store the first major digital music retailer to accept Bitcoin, which currently trade for more than $55,000 apiece.
    And you guessed it, NFTs are also involved. On April 23 the platform will launch a non-fungible token called Music for Future Dance Fl
  • Taylor Swift Extends Record Atop Artist 100 Chart, DMX Debuts at No. 2

    Taylor Swift Extends Record Atop Artist 100 Chart, DMX Debuts at No. 2
    Taylor Swift jumps from No. 12 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated April 24), reigning as the top musical act in the U.S. for a record-extending 47th week thanks to her new album Fearless (Taylor’s Version).
    The set debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 291,000 equivalent album units earned, according to MRC Data, the largest week for any album this year. The LP lands Swift her ninth No. 1, tying Madonna for the second-most among women, after Barbra Streisand’s 11.
  • Foo Fighters mark 4/20 with trippy animated video for ‘Chasing Birds’

    Foo Fighters mark 4/20 with trippy animated video for ‘Chasing Birds’
    Foo Fighters have marked 4/20 by releasing an animated video for ‘Chasing Birds’, which sees the band encountering an array of suitably trippy scenarios.READ MORE: Foo Fighters: “Our connection is beyond music”The kaleidoscopic visuals for the ‘Medicine at Midnight‘ track transports an entirely animated version of the Foos to a barren desert, where they’re faced with a fruitless quest to find hydration.
    But things soon take a strange turn as they en
  • Primary Wave Buys Madonna Co-Writer Patrick Leonard’s Catalog

    Primary Wave Buys Madonna Co-Writer Patrick Leonard’s Catalog
    Primary Wave has acquired the recorded-music, music publishing and master recording producer rights to Patrick Leonard’s catalog in a “multi-million-dollar deal,” the company announced today (April 20).
    The deal will encompass Leonard’s share of hits by the likes of Leonard Cohen (“You Want It Darker,” “It Seemed The Better Way,” “If I Didn’t Have Your Love”), Jewel (“Hands”), and his songwriting royalties for classics
  • Here’s How ’Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Performed In Its First Week Compared To Taylor Swift’s Original ‘Fearless’

    Here’s How ’Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Performed In Its First Week Compared To Taylor Swift’s Original ‘Fearless’
    With the release of Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Taylor Swift has begun the process of rolling out the re-recorded versions of her first six studio albums, an undertaking that she announced in 2019 following the acquisition of those albums’ master recordings by Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings that year. And her quest started off with a bang: the new version of Swift’s 2008 sophomore LP debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, with the biggest week of 2021 for
  • With ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version),’ Taylor Swift Scores First Top Country Albums No. 1 Since ‘Red’

    With ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version),’ Taylor Swift Scores First Top Country Albums No. 1 Since ‘Red’
    Taylor Swift soars in at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart (dated April 24) with Fearless (Taylor’s Version). Released April 9, the set earned 291,000 equivalent album units, with 179,000 in sales, in its first week, ending April 15, according to MRC Data.
    Fearless (Taylor’s Version) includes 26 tracks, including re-recordings of all 13 songs on the original Fearless, which was released in November 2008. The new set also features six bonus songs added to a 2009 reis

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