• M.I.A. announces she’s selling one-of-a-kind digital artwork as NFT

    M.I.A. announces she’s selling one-of-a-kind digital artwork as NFT
    M.I.A. has announced that she’s getting in on the NFT (non-fungible token) trend to sell a one-of-a-kind piece of digital artwork.READ MORE: WTF is an NFT? Kings Of Leon’s weird non-fungible token thing – explained!Following in the footsteps of Kings Of Leon, The Weeknd, Aphex Twin and Fleetwood Mac viral skateboarder Nathan “Doggface” Apodaca, the ‘Paper Planes’ artist is using the unique digital format to kick off her NFT GARAGE DANCE series.
    GIFT
  • Herbie Hancock to mark 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day

    Herbie Hancock to mark 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day
    UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock today announced the programme for
  • Justin Timberlake Fights Oil Pipeline in His Memphis Hometown for Earth Day

    Justin Timberlake Fights Oil Pipeline in His Memphis Hometown for Earth Day
    Justin Timberlake is taking a stand on Earth Day (April 22) against the Byhalia Pipeline potentially being built in his Memphis, Tenn., hometown.
    The pop star shared an informational video, made by digital creator Mikhaila Markham, on his Instagram that points out how the city of Memphis — known as the home of Elvis Presley and shaped by its influential blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll music — is also on top of the Memphis Sand Aquifer, a water source near the Mississip
  • Executives Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles Remember DMX & Reveal How He Helped Save Def Jam

    Executives Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles Remember DMX & Reveal How He Helped Save Def Jam
    This month, Ruff Ryders legend DMX passed away after experiencing a heart attack triggered by a drug overdose. He was 50.
    Before he morphed into a perennial powerhouse for East Coast rap in the late 1990s, X was a scrappy twenty-something rapper yearning for an opportunity to spar alongside the elites. He was already a proven brawler on the battle circuit after his matchup with a burgeoning MC in Jay-Z. Now X hoped to find a home for his unique skill set. Enter Def Jam Records. 
    A hung
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  • Hurting From iOS Changes, Instagram Reels Getting Ads in Feed

    Hurting From iOS Changes, Instagram Reels Getting Ads in Feed
    Instagram is testing ads in the Reels feed in several markets before a global roll-out. Facebook is still pivoting its ad delivery strategy with the privacy changes made to iOS. That includes loading up Instagram, and the Instagram Reels feed with ads. These new ads will start appearing in India, Brazil, Germany, and Australia for […]
    The post Hurting From iOS Changes, Instagram Reels Getting Ads in Feed appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • Publishing Briefs: SMP Signs Supah Mario, Pulse & Unrestricted Partner with Arketek for 8ae Deal

    Publishing Briefs: SMP Signs Supah Mario, Pulse & Unrestricted Partner with Arketek for 8ae Deal
    Sony Music Publishing (SMP) signed hip-hop songwriter, producer and beatmaker Supah Mario to a global co-publishing deal, covering some of his most recent hits.
    After producing hits for Drake, Young Thug and Lil Uzi Vert amongst others, the South Carolina native is quickly becoming an in-demand producer within the hip-hop industry. Last month, he reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for his production work on Drake’s “What’s Next.”
    “Although my God-given tale
  • In Conversation With H.E.R.: Why Black-Asian Solidarity ‘Is So Important’

    In Conversation With H.E.R.: Why Black-Asian Solidarity ‘Is So Important’
    Five days before the 93rd Academy Awards, Oscar-nominee H.E.R. is chatting with Billboard about how to make rice. “My mom definitely taught me the trick of how to make the rice,” she exclaims when asked if she knew the foolproof Filipino trick of how to measure the water in the pot — ensuring the perfect batch every time.
    On March 14, H.E.R. — who is half-Filipino — won song of the year for the powerful single “I Can’t Breathe” at this year’s
  • Orville Peck’s signature mask has now been turned into a collectable ring

    Orville Peck’s signature mask has now been turned into a collectable ring
    Orville Peck’s signature mask has now been turned into a collectable ring.READ MORE: Orville Peck – “That’s the beauty of that age of country music that inspires me – these heightened versions of yourself”Peck has teamed up with accessories designer Pamela Love on the special ring which has been inspired by his signature fringed masks.
    As reported on Billboard, the ring was first released as a limited-edition back in 2019 but is now back in stock and avai
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  • Soulja Boy Tell’em & Tayc Lead Triller Charts

    Soulja Boy Tell’em & Tayc Lead Triller Charts
    Soulja Boy Tell’em is back at No. 1 on a Billboard chart, vaulting to No. 1 on the Top Triller U.S. tally with “She Make It Clap.”
    The Top Triller U.S. and Top Triller Global charts highlight the biggest songs on Triller based on a formula blending the amount of views of videos containing a respective songs, the level of engagement with those videos and the raw total of videos uploaded featuring each song, according to Triller. Data for the charts is represented on a Friday-Thu
  • Jack Osbourne marks 18 years sober

    Jack Osbourne marks 18 years sober
    Jack Osbourne has also offered up a little encouragement to others facing similar addiction battles.
  • Iggy Azalea joins Celebrity Dating Game

    Iggy Azalea joins Celebrity Dating Game
    The rapper will appear alongside former The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown and Broadway's Taye Diggs on the programme.
  • Burning Man Considering Mandatory COVID Vaccinations for All Attendees

    Burning Man Considering Mandatory COVID Vaccinations for All Attendees
    Burning Man festival organizers are considering mandatory COVID vaccine records for attendance. The festival is held annually every year in the Nevada desert, but organizers have stopped short of making the vaccine mandatory. Instead, they say they won’t decide whether this year’s Burning Man event will require the vaccine until the end of the month. […]
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  • Beach House soundtrack new short film, ‘Marin’s Dreams’

    Beach House soundtrack new short film, ‘Marin’s Dreams’
    Beach House have soundtracked a new short film, Marin’s Dreams – you can watch it below.Read More: Beach House – ‘Depression Cherry’The film has been produced in collaboration with arts collective Meow Wolf for a psychedelic new exhibition in Las Vegas.
    Speaking about the collaboration, the group’s keyboarddist Alex Scally told Rolling Stone: “It was kind of a no-brainer for us. Anything immersive fits with us. We’re interested in fu
  • Nick Carter and wife Lauren welcome third child

    Nick Carter and wife Lauren welcome third child
    Nick Carter revealed they've "been experiencing minor complications".
  • Listen to Helmet’s electric new cover of Gang of Four’s ‘In the Ditch’

    Listen to Helmet’s electric new cover of Gang of Four’s ‘In the Ditch’
    Helmet have shared a cover of Gang of Four’s ‘In the Ditch’ – listen to it below.READ MORE: Andy Gill – the NME obituary, 1956-2020: The guitar hero who made radical politics danceableThe new rendition is taken from the upcoming tribute album, ‘The Problem Of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill And Gang Of Four’, which pays tribute to the pioneering UK post-punk band and their late guitarist, who died last year.
    Following Tom Morello and Serj T
  • Elton John invites fans to virtual Academy Awards bash

    Elton John invites fans to virtual Academy Awards bash
    Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the event.
  • Apple Redesigns Podcasts App, Introducing Paid Podcast Subscriptions

    Apple Redesigns Podcasts App, Introducing Paid Podcast Subscriptions
    Apple’s Podcasts redesign includes a new paid podcast subscriptions feature – here’s how it works. Digital Music News has been tracking this rumored feature very closely for about six months now. Recently, Apple changed the verbiage in the podcasts app to ‘follow‘ from ‘subscribe.’ That’s because most people in the US associate the word subscribe […]
    The post Apple Redesigns Podcasts App, Introducing Paid Podcast Subscriptions appeared first
  • Morray Pays Homage to His Hometown in ‘Trenches’ Video

    Morray Pays Homage to His Hometown in ‘Trenches’ Video
    Following his Hot 100 hit, “Quicksand,” Morray welcomes viewers back to his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C., in his latest music video for “Trenches.” The song marks the 28-year-old rapper’s first release following his deal with Interscope Records, and paves the way for Street Sermons, his debut project set to release on April 28.
    In the uplifting visual, the J. Cole-endorsed emcee centers the love and joy ever present in his neighborhood, while acknowledging the inj
  • 5 Pairs of Musician-Endorsed Headphones You Can Get Online

    5 Pairs of Musician-Endorsed Headphones You Can Get Online
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    There’s no shortage of headphone options out there these days, from cheap Amazon picks to high-end headphones for audiophiles. But if you’re looking for a great pair of headphones for music, there’s no better place to turn to for advice than from some of the biggest musicians in the world.
    We’ve rounded up five pairs of musician-approved head
  • Cardi B Blasts GOP Lawmaker For Complaining About Her Grammys Performance: ‘This Gets Me So Mad’

    Cardi B Blasts GOP Lawmaker For Complaining About Her Grammys Performance: ‘This Gets Me So Mad’
    Cardi B clapped back at Wisconsin Congressman Glenn Grothman for taking issue with her 2021 Grammys performance of “WAP” in March despite more pressing issues.
    U.S. Rep. Grothman, a Republican who represents the 6th congressional district, took the complaints his office was receiving about her performance to the House floor on Thursday (April 22). “They wonder why we are paying the FCC if they feel that this should be in living rooms across the nation. I realize that [Vice
  • How Girl In Red Realized Her Debut Was ‘A Banger Album’

    How Girl In Red Realized Her Debut Was ‘A Banger Album’
    Twenty-two-year-old Norwegian singer-songwriter Girl in Red, born Marie Ulven, always wanted to write emotional, vulnerable music that people could relate to — but she never expected to become a queer icon. Her stage name has become something of an LGBTQ code word, with queer women asking “do you like Girl in Red?” to potential partners to determine if they’re interested in women. “I just think it’s s
  • Shawn Mendes Talks the ‘Healing’ Power of Eco-Friendly Living & His Partnership With Flow

    Shawn Mendes Talks the ‘Healing’ Power of Eco-Friendly Living & His Partnership With Flow
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    It’s Earth Day (April 22), and as our planet continues to suffer from soon-to-be irreversible damage from climate change, it’s important now more than ever to focus on saving our environment.
    That’s why Shawn Mendes teamed up with Flow Alkaline Spring Water for its new campaign, which recognizes celebrities like Mendes for their commitmen
  • Joel Corry, Raye & David Guetta Get Comfy Atop Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart With ‘Bed’

    Joel Corry, Raye & David Guetta Get Comfy Atop Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart With ‘Bed’
    Joel Corry, Raye and David Guetta jump from No. 4 to No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated April 24) with “Bed.” The second topper each for Corry and Raye, the song is Guetta’s 10th No. 1. Dating to the chart’s August 2003 inception, only Rihanna and Calvin Harris have more leaders (12 each).
    “I am so proud and overwhelmed that this music has found its way to No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart,” Raye tells Billboar
  • El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico Returns to Tropical Albums Chart With ‘En Cuarentena’

    El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico Returns to Tropical Albums Chart With ‘En Cuarentena’
    El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is back on the Tropical Albums chart as En Cuarentena debuts at No. 3. It’s the 19th top 10 for the band, extending their own record for the most top 10s on the list among groups.
    It’s the act’s first debut on the chart since 2016’s Aquí Estoy Yo, Vol. 1, their collaborative set with Charlie Aponte, arrived on the Sept. 17, 2016-dated list.
    “We are extremely happy with the news,” Willie Sotelo, pianist and musical direc
  • You Better Believe Lil Nas X Pumps Iron to ‘Montero’: Watch

    You Better Believe Lil Nas X Pumps Iron to ‘Montero’: Watch
    Lil Nas X posted his latest workout video on Wednesday night (April 21), and it finds the rapper ripping off some bicep reps to his own hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” Wearing purple shorts, a backwards baseball hat and nothing else, the rapper displayed his pumped physique in the short, uncaptioned Instagram clip, in which he appears to be doing curls with a pair of 20 lb. weights.
    While Nas X didn’t say anything, you better believe the commenters had plenty on their min
  • Universal Music Revenue Up 9% After Billion-Dollar Streaming Quarter

    Universal Music Revenue Up 9% After Billion-Dollar Streaming Quarter
    Universal Music Group’s revenues grew to €1.81 billion ($2.17 billion) in the first quarter of 2021, up 9.4% at constant currency and perimeter, thanks to big-selling (and streaming) releases from Justin Bieber and King & Prince, as well as sustained sales from 2020 hitmakers The Weeknd, Ariana Grande and Pop Smoke.
    Recorded music revenues jumped 10.8% to €1.483 billion ($1.78 billion) thanks to sustained growth in subscription and streaming revenues — which on their ow
  • Coldplay want ‘Viva La Vida’ fan videos for “something special”

    Coldplay have asked fans to send them videos for “something special.”READ MORE: Everything we know so far about festival season 2021On Twitter, the group have asked fans to send them videos of themselves singing the “‘woah-oh-ohs’ at the end of ‘Vida La Vida’.”
    The post, which you can see below, read: “Hello everyone. I need to ask a favour. Please film yourself singing along to the “woah-oh-ohs” at the end of Viva La Vida (clip b
  • Lil Yachty confirms ‘Michigan Boat Boy’ release date with new trailer

    Lil Yachty confirms ‘Michigan Boat Boy’ release date with new trailer
    Lil Yachty has confirmed the release date for his ‘Michigan Boat Boy’ mixtape with a new trailer – watch it below.READ MORE: Band vs Band – Migos x Lil YachtySet to arrive on Friday (April 23), the new project will mark the rapper’s first new full-length since 2020’s ‘Lil Boat 3’, which received a deluxe edition later that same year.
    Yachty was born-and-raised in Atlanta, but he’s always had a special kinship with various figur
  • Why Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez and More Love This Latin Songwriter

    Why Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez and More Love This Latin Songwriter
    Elena Rose recalls dressing up as Jennifer Lopez for Halloween at age eight and telling her mom: “I want to be a singer and one day, J. Lo will know who I am.” Seventeen year later, and the songwriter born Andrea Elena Mangiamarchi co-wrote the Jennifer Lopez and Maluma hit “Pa’ Ti” (alongside Edgar Barrera), which peaked at No. 9 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart last October.
    Since, the 26-year-old has landed work with Selena Gomez – co-writing five
  • Dave Matthews Band Announces 40-Show 2021 North American Summer Tour

    Dave Matthews Band Announces 40-Show 2021 North American Summer Tour
    The Dave Matthews Band announced the dates for its rescheduled summer 2021 tour on Thursday (April 22), which is slated to kick off on July 23 in Raleigh, N.C., at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek. The revamped run will include a series of two-night stands in West Palm Beach, Chicago, Noblesville (Ind.), Gilford (N.H.), Irvine (Calif.) and Saratoga Springs (N.Y.).
    Among the bands joining DMB at their annual Gorge Amphitheatre three-day Labor Day (Sept. 3-5) run are Dumpstaphun

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