• Bandcamp Friday, April 2021 Edition: Support Artists by Buying This Music

    Bandcamp Friday, April 2021 Edition: Support Artists by Buying This Music
    The music platform is waiving its revenue share for all purchases made on April 2nd
  • Crumb announce new album ‘Ice Melt’

    Crumb announce new album ‘Ice Melt’
    Crumb have announced the forthcoming release of their second album, ‘Ice Melt’.
    The album will follow their 2019 debut ‘Jinx’, produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and now released on the band’s own Crumb Records.
    ‘Ice Melt’ is supposedly named for the blend of coarsely ground salts used to dissipate ice on your front steps – absorbing water and giving off heat – available cheaply at US hardware stores.
    The record will feature the three
  • Lil Nas X’s “Montero” Is Getting Removed From Spotify, Apple Music, Other Streaming Platforms In Certain Countries

    Lil Nas X’s “Montero” Is Getting Removed From Spotify, Apple Music, Other Streaming Platforms In Certain Countries
    Lil Nas X recently warned fans that “all the streaming services” were preparing to remove his “Montero” track, and Columbia Records described the potential takedown as “out of our control.” But the song is still live on DSPs for listeners in the United States – and unavailable to those in certain other regions. The precise […]
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  • The 15 Books Every Music Fan Should Read

    The 15 Books Every Music Fan Should Read
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    Looking for a new book to read can be overwhelming, given the plethora of options available to purchase both online and in bookstores.
    To make it easier for music fans, we’ve compiled a list of 15 must-read music books — from moving memoirs and essays to deep dives on musical history, science and more.
    See our list — many of which are ava
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  • Rina Sawayama And Elton John Are ‘Chosen Family’ And It’s Adorable

    Rina Sawayama And Elton John Are ‘Chosen Family’ And It’s Adorable
    Rina Sawayama and Elton John released a poignant new version of Sawayama's single "Chosen Family" on Wednesday (April 13) that celebrates finding love and acceptance within one's friendship circle.
  • TikTok Is Quietly Beefing Up Its Music Licensing Team

    TikTok Is Quietly Beefing Up Its Music Licensing Team
    TikTok is looking to beef up its legal team with experts in music licensing. TikTok is looking to hire a junior transactional attorney who specializes in music licensing for digital platforms. The company wants to beef up its music licensing libraries available to its users through license agreements. “You will draft and negotiate a variety […]
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  • The Players Behind Silk Sonic’s ‘Leave the Door Open’: See the Full Credits

    The Players Behind Silk Sonic’s ‘Leave the Door Open’: See the Full Credits
    Silk Sonic, the duo comprised of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, topped the Billboard Hot 100 this week with its single “Leave the Door Open,” up from No. 3 last week. The track marks Mars’ eighth No. 1 on the tally — making him one of just 18 artists in Hot 100 history to boast at least eight songs atop the Hot 100 — and the first for .Paak.
    “Leave the Door Open” logged 21.5 million U.S. streams and sold 28,600 copies in the week ending April 8
  • Music Heavyweights Sign Open Letter Opposing Restrictive Voting Laws

    Music Heavyweights Sign Open Letter Opposing Restrictive Voting Laws
    An open letter headlined “We Stand For Democracy” and opposing restrictions on voting drew hundreds of signees from across corporate America, including many names from the entertainment industry.
    Among the companies attaching their names to the letter were Netflix, ViacomCBS, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Eventbrite, CAA, Sonos, UTA and Live Nation Entertainment.
    Individuals signing the letter included notable entertainment figures Scooter Braun, Katy Perry, Debra L. Lee, JJ Abrams, Georg
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  • Which Taylor Swift Re-Recorded ‘1989’ Song Do You Want to Hear Most? Vote!

    Which Taylor Swift Re-Recorded ‘1989’ Song Do You Want to Hear Most? Vote!
    Taylor Swift’s fans can’t shake off the theory that she might be re-recording her fifth album 1989 next. If that’s the case, which song do you wish she would re-record next?
    The Billboard 200 No. 1 LP and 2016 Grammy album of the year winner spawned three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 — “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar. The Swifties already heard a snippet of “Wildest Dreams&r
  • More than 60 US venues to be retrofitted for livestreaming

    More than 60 US venues to be retrofitted for livestreaming
    Dozens of US venues will be retrofitted for livestreaming capabilities in addition to in-person shows.READ MORE: Mark, My Words: lockdown live-streams might be the future of music, after allLive Nation and streaming platform Veeps, the latter of which was co-founded by Good Charlotte’s Joel and Benji Madden, have partnered up to install livestreaming set-ups at more than 60 US venues that are frequently visited by acts on tours.
    A series of livestreamed concerts broadcast from LA venue The
  • Karen Olivo Leaving Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ in Protest Over Scott Rudin Silence

    Karen Olivo Leaving Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ in Protest Over Scott Rudin Silence
    Moulin Rouge! actor Karen Olivo says she’s not returning to the Broadway production as a form of protest against Scott Rudin, the prolific theater and film producer who former employees alleged of bullying in a recent Hollywood Reporter story.
    Olivo, who played Satine in the Broadway production that began in 2019, announced her departure from the role in an Instagram video on Monday. “Social justice is more important than being a sparkling diamond. Building a
  • Every Performer at the 2021 Latin AMAs: Who Are You Most Excited to See? Vote!

    Every Performer at the 2021 Latin AMAs: Who Are You Most Excited to See? Vote!
    The 2021 Latin American Music Awards are officially a day away, where Karol G and J Balvin, with nine nominations each, lead the pack.
    Confirmed for the sixth annual ceremony is a wave of artists such as Juanes, Anitta, Maluma, Camilo, Ricky Martin, Carlos Vives, Banda MS, David Bisbal, Carrie Underwood, and Pitbull, to name a few.
    Country singer Underwood will join Spanish crooner Bisbal for their first-ever television performance of “Tears of Gold”; Ricky and Carlos Vives, as
  • 2 Chainz announced for 4/20 virtual reality livestream with Tidal and Oculus

    2 Chainz announced for 4/20 virtual reality livestream with Tidal and Oculus
    2 Chainz is the next artist to headline TIDAL x Oculus’ virtual reality concert series.READ MORE: 2 Chainz – ‘So Help Me God!’ review: countless killer punchlines, but not quite a K-OThe rapper will take to the stage for a weed-friendly celebration on April 20, the annual day and time at which cannabis smokers are encouraged to light up worldwide. However, the set won’t happen at 4.20pm local time; 2 Chainz will instead kick off the show at 9pm ET (2am BST, April 21
  • Weezer Ditch a Boring Zoom Call in ‘Grapes Of Wrath’ Video: Watch

    Weezer Ditch a Boring Zoom Call in ‘Grapes Of Wrath’ Video: Watch
    Rivers Cuomo and the gang would rather be anywhere but on a Zoom call in Weezer’s new video for “Grapes of Wrath,” which the band surprise-released on Wednesday (April 14).
    In the visual, Cuomo and his bandmates (Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner) log on for their weekly video chat, but each member quickly finds a way to accomplish the tasks and activities that they’d much rather be doing. Cuomo places a photo of himself in front of the camera, while Shriner em
  • Adam Levine Debuts ‘Lord of the Rings’-Inspired Silver Hair

    Adam Levine Debuts ‘Lord of the Rings’-Inspired Silver Hair
    Adam Levine debuted a new Lord of the Rings-inspired hairdo on Tuesday. The Maroon 5 frontman bleached his hair a “Gandalf white-ish silver,” showing off the final product on his Instagram Stories. His use of a no-sleep filter made him look not like a wizard, but a different mythical figure straight out of Twilight. “Vampires,” he captioned one of the selfies he posted.
    In a short clip he posted later, Levine tried on a third character by putting
  • Radiohead dig out Thom Yorke’s rare 2005 ‘From The Basement’ solo piano set

    Radiohead dig out Thom Yorke’s rare 2005 ‘From The Basement’ solo piano set
    Radiohead have shared rare footage of Thom Yorke performing ‘In Rainbows‘ cuts in 2005 as well as his solo material.
    Nigel Godrich, the band’s longtime producer who is often dubbed their “sixth member”, unearthed the From The Basement session footage, which was posted on Radiohead’s official YouTube channel today (April 14).
    Yorke’s performance includes early versions of ‘In Rainbows’ (2007) song ‘Videotape’ as well as ‘Disk
  • Spotify’s CarThing is Here and Free, If You’re Selected – Limited Hardware Trial

    Spotify’s CarThing is Here and Free, If You’re Selected – Limited Hardware Trial
    Spotify Car Thing has arrived in the United States, but there are some limitations. The voice-controlled device is only available in limited quantities to users who must sign up. The Bluetooth-connected device allows users to control their Spotify experience without the need for a phone. It’s obviously designed for people who drive cars without an […]
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  • Watch Twenty One Pilots’ behind-the-scenes look at their ‘Shy Away’ video

    Watch Twenty One Pilots’ behind-the-scenes look at their ‘Shy Away’ video
    Twenty One Pilots have shared a behind-the-scenes look at the making of their new video for ‘Shy Away’ – watch below.The Big Read: Twenty One Pilots: “We want to be the best – and keep everyone else at bay”The track was released last week as the lead single from the Ohio duo’s forthcoming sixth album ‘Scaled And Icy’, which is due for release on May 21 via Fueled By Ramen.
    Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun shared a clip titled ‘Shy Away (Beyond
  • Twenty One Pilots Score Best Alternative Airplay Chart Debut Since… Themselves

    Twenty One Pilots Score Best Alternative Airplay Chart Debut Since… Themselves
    Twenty One Pilots nab the highest debut on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart since, well, another Twenty One Pilots song two-and-a-half years ago.
    The duo’s new single “Shy Away” bounds onto the tally dated April 17 at No. 11.
    The song scores the highest bow since the act’s own “Jumpsuit” debuted at No. 8 on the chart dated July 21, 2018.“Shy Away,” released April 7 amid the latest charts’ April 5-11 airplay tracking week, also soar
  • LL Cool J’s Rock the Bells Imprint Raises $8 Million In Funding

    LL Cool J’s Rock the Bells Imprint Raises $8 Million In Funding
    LL Cool J’s Rock the Bells has raised $8 million in Series A funding to expand its direct-to-consumer business. San Francisco-based Raine Ventures led the funding round, with participation from M13, Willoughby Capital Holdings, and Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang. Previous investors in the imprint include Irving Azoff, Mark Cuban, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. The […]
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  • Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Cry Baby’ Tops Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

    Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Cry Baby’ Tops Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart
    Megan Thee Stallion’s winning streak on radio keeps rolling as the rapper’s latest single “Cry Baby,” featuring DaBaby, tops Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart to become the format’s most-played song of the week. The track ascends 4-1 to lead the list dated April 17.
    “Cry Baby” bounds with a 12% boost in plays in the week ending April 11, according to MRC Data. The double-digit percentage growth also secures the song greatest gain
  • How to Watch the 2021 Latin American Music Awards

    How to Watch the 2021 Latin American Music Awards
    The 2021 Latin American Music Awards return after the show went on hiatus in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are set to take place Thursday live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.
    The sixth annual ceremony, which will be hosted by Mexican actress Jacqueline Bracamontes, will be broadcast on Telemundo starting at 7 p.m. ET with the red-carpet pre-show followed at 8 p.m. ET by the awards show.
    The red-carpet television special will also be streamed on Twitter and Fac
  • Rina Sawayama Picks Elton John as Her ‘Chosen Family,’ Talks Song’s Crucial Timing

    Rina Sawayama Picks Elton John as Her ‘Chosen Family,’ Talks Song’s Crucial Timing
    Rina Sawayama enlists Elton John as her “Chosen Family” for the song’s official remix on Wednesday (April 14).
    Their new version of “Chosen Family” from her 2020 Sawayama album, which was released a year ago on April 17, 2020, also comes with a performance lyric video. In the clip, Sawayama serenades Sir John, who’s perched at the piano, and the two engage in a swelling display of familial love regardless of not being related to one another, as
  • Chilean Network Mega Apologizes Following BTS Comedic Skit

    Chilean Network Mega Apologizes Following BTS Comedic Skit
    Chilean television network Red Televisiva Megavisión (Mega) has officially apologized for a BTS comedy skit that it aired on a program entitled Mi Barrio. BTS ARMY diehards promptly criticized the Mi Barrio sketch in question, which featured five individuals, dressed in colorful clothing and wigs, seated on and standing around a couch. These actors introduced […]
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  • Watch Demi Lovato Sing To Squirrels In NPR Tiny Desk Concert

    Watch Demi Lovato Sing To Squirrels In NPR Tiny Desk Concert
    Demi Lovato performed a medley of hits in her Los Angeles backyard for a group of squirrels in her Tiny Desk (Home) Concert for NPR on Wednesday (April 13).
  • Cardi B announces new ’90s-inspired Reebok clothing line

    Cardi B announces new ’90s-inspired Reebok clothing line
    Cardi B has teamed up with Reebok for a new ’90s-inspired clothing line.READ MORE: The good, the bad and the Biffy: the five most, erm, interesting ‘WAP’ coversThe ‘WAP’ rapper’s collaboration with the sportswear company, dubbed the Summertime Fine Collection, is due to launch next Friday (April 23) and includes athleisurewear and accessories for women and children.
    Among the items is a cropped sweatshirt, high-rise leggings, a two-in-one bodysuit, and sn
  • Capital XTRA to face no action over pay-to-play DJ

    Capital XTRA to face no action over pay-to-play DJ
    Capital XTRA will not face any penalties after one of its DJs was found to be requesting payments of £200 to play tracks on his show.
    In February, DJ Tiiny (real name Frank Boakye-Yiadom) was fired from the radio station after it emerged he’d been asking for payments to premiere songs on his weekly Friday night programme. He broke UK broadcasting code by asking for money.
    Media regulator Ofcom opened an investigation to establish whether Capital XTRA was responsible for its employee&
  • Lance Bass Is Saying ‘Bye to Basic’ With New Fruit Smash Hard Seltzer Hotline

    Lance Bass Is Saying ‘Bye to Basic’ With New Fruit Smash Hard Seltzer Hotline
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    Summer is on its way, and nothing pairs better with a poolside hang than a flavored beverage.
    *NSYNC star Lance Bass teamed up with Fruit Smash for a new campaign on Wednesday (April 14) to celebrate the brand’s new hard seltzer. Aimed to bid farewell to life’s “basic” moments, the campaign includes a “Say Bye to Basic” hotline, i
  • ‘Nothing Compares’ to Kelly Clarkson’s Cover of Sinead O’Connor: Watch

    ‘Nothing Compares’ to Kelly Clarkson’s Cover of Sinead O’Connor: Watch
    Grab a sweater, because Kelly Clarkson’s latest Kellyoke cover is going to give you the chills. The vocal powerhouse took on Sinead O’Connor’s 1990 hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” on the Wednesday (April 14) episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.
    The performance kicked off with Clarkson on a darkened stage, the show’s title lit up behind her in blue. Accompanied only by a piano, the singer launched into the aching lyrics, the strength of her vocals adding to the power
  • BROCKHAMPTON Performed At The Legendary Shangri-La Studios – Giving Fans a New Movie-Like Experience

    BROCKHAMPTON Performed At The Legendary Shangri-La Studios – Giving Fans a New Movie-Like Experience
    On April 9th, BROCKHAMPTON performed a livestream ‘moment’, Live from The Chapel, at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La Studios in Malibu. The group performed tracks off their newly released album, ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE. The ‘moment’ felt more like watching a movie than any regular livestream by how the group portrayed a specific scene to match each […]
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