- via music-news.comRap star Saweetie admits there's a negative side to being famous.
- After putting out one of the most stunningly successful debut albums in modern pop history with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – which finished as the No. 1 album on the 2019 year-end Billboard 200 chart, and led to a sweep of the Big Four categories at the 2020 Grammys — Billie Eilish had a lot to live up to. But instead of either rising or falling to the occasion, she simply sidesteps the occasion altogether with Happier Than Ever, a sophomore record that stands
- Jack Antonoff has praised Taylor Swift for changing “the music industry first-hand”, after the singer faced a series of battles over her music.READ MORE: Bleachers – “This album is about wanting to hold joy, and not understanding why you can’t”In recent years, Swift has been involved in a very public battle to regain control of her master recordings from Scooter Braun and previously took on Spotify in 2014 in a bid to leverage fairer treatment for artists
- Clip's arrival coincides with the release of the musician's new album of the same name
- Billie Eilish has announced a new Spotify experience in celebration of her newly released second album, ‘Happier Than Ever’.READ MORE: Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’ review: an artist secures her status as a generational greatReleased today (July 30), Eilish said making her new album was “the most fulfilling most satisfying and profound experience” she’s ever had with her music.
To commemorate the launch of ‘Happier Than Ever’, Spo
- via mtv.comThis week's Bop Shop features two entries called 'Fast Car,' songs from Kyle, Willow and Travis Barker, Kyle, Parisalexa, and so many more.
- Roots music star's Renewal will be released September 24th via Rounder Records
- Former president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s media company Higher Ground has announced several additions to its executive team: Joe Paulsen as head of Business and Strategy, Dan Fierman as head of Audio and Anna Holmes as Creative Director, and Mark R. Wright as team vp of Film and Television.
The new executives enter Higher Ground just as its co-head of Film and Television, Priya Swaminathan, leaves. Swaminathan was the first hire the Obamas made for the company, but will step down
- Chicago’s Lollapalooza roared back for its 30th anniversary on Thursday (July 29) after taking last year off due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet still, concerns over rising cases of the Delta variant caused the city’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, and other city and health officials, to hold press conferences leading up to the festival assuring it’s safe to attend.
There were, of course, some measures in place — a COVID vaccine card of negative test (obtained within 72 hours) t
- Grammy-nominated metal singer will release fourth LP this September
- Despite Covid fears, Lollapalooza is back — and Miley brought all her friends to celebrate
- Foo Fighters have paid an onstage tribute to ZZ Top‘s Dusty Hill, following his death earlier this week.
Hill, the band’s long-standing bassist, died at his home in his sleep, a rep confirmed. No cause of death has yet been revealed.
While tributes continue to flood in for Hill, Foo Fighters delivered their own salute to the late bassist as they kicked off their summer tour in Cincinnati on Thursday evening (July 29).
Dusty Hill of ZZ Top. CREDIT: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images
- It was the moment Long Beach, CA, band Sublime had been building toward for nearly a decade, one backyard kegger show and Warped Tour gig at a time—the July 30, 1996 release of their self-titled, major-label debut. The LP intended to launch this trio of rabble-rousing childhood pals into bona fide global rock stars. But as the CDs hit the shelves at Sam Goodys and Virgin Megastores, Sublime’s inner circle was mourning singer-guitarist Bradley Nowell, who died of a heroin overdose jus
MusiCares & The Onsite Foundation Partner for Workshop to Help Music Professionals Affected by PandemicThe Onsite Foundation and MusiCares have partnered for a fully funded, three-day workshop aimed at helping music industry professionals process the trauma and loss of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Key of C seminar will take place Sept. 1-4 at Onsite Workshops in Cumberland Furnace, Tenn., outside of Nashville and will be available to musicians, singer/songwriters, engineers, touring crews, managers, label executives, agents, venue managers and other creatives and staffers who have worked in the mus
MusiCares & Onsite Foundation Partner for Free Workshop to Help Music Professionals Affected by PandemicThe Onsite Foundation and MusiCares have partnered for a free three-day workshop aimed at helping music industry professionals process the trauma and loss of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Key of C seminar will take place Sept. 1-4 at Onsite Workshops in Cumberland Furnace, Tenn., outside of Nashville and will be available to musicians, singer/songwriters, engineers, touring crews, managers, label executives, agents, venue managers and other creatives and staffers who have worked in the music indust
- From one young star to another! Billie Eilish, who just released her highly anticipated sophomore album Happier Than Ever Friday (July 30), shares that she’s had some help dealing with her massive fame at a young age from someone who understands — Justin Bieber.
During a chat on SiriusXM Hits 1’s Morning Mash Up the day of her album’s release, the 19-year-old revealed that the “Stay” singer, whom she calls “just the sweetest baby ever,” reaches out
- Kanye West is reportedly set to host a second ‘DONDA’ listening event in Atlanta next week.READ MORE: On the scene at Kanye West’s ‘DONDA’ playback in Atlanta: “It feels cathartic”Last week (July 22), West took over the city’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium to preview his 10th album, playing the project – which includes a new collaboration with JAY-Z – to a sold-out 42,000-capacity crowd.
The album was slated to be relea
- Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond.
This week, Billie Eilish unveils the second phase of a storied career, Silk Sonic have a cure for the summertime blues, and Isaiah Rashad makes his star-studded comeback after five years away. Check out all of this week’s First Stream picks below:
Billie Eilish, H
- We run down the most revelatory tracks on an upcoming five-disc reissue of his classic 1970 solo album
- DC Set Group, the Brazilian concert promoter that manages icon Roberto Carlos and has worked with superstars like Michael Jackson and Rod Stewart in Brazil, has acquired a stake in Move Concerts Brazil, the local arm of indie promoter Move Concerts.
The acquisition will result in a powerful domestic entertainment company with many strategic alliances abroad, operating under the Move Concerts Brazil brand.
Move, based in Miami and with offices also in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Pue
- The country singer-songwriters dive headlong into the pop-country vibes of the late Sixties on a project dubbed 'Countrypolitan'
- A viral TikTok trend featuring Greta Van Fleet’s 2019 Saturday Night Live performance drives streams and sales for the band and sends “You’re the One” back onto the Billboard charts dated July 31.
The band’s performance of the song on SNL has gone viral, with users mimicking frontman Josh Kiszka’s unique mannerisms during its third verse.
In the July 16-22 tracking period, Greta Van Fleet earned 7.6 million U.S. on-demand streams of its catalog, a bo
- via music-news.comThe country legend saw similarities between Britney's situation and her own 1979 lawsuit with former musical partner Porter Wagoner.
- Soul singer's seventh album, See Me, is out Friday
- The TDE rapper gave Rolling Stone unique access to himself and his community in anticipation of his long-awaited comeback album, 'The House is Burning'
- Spotify has launched the inaugural edition of their serialized playlist “Noteable Releases.” The new playlist is the latest addition of the DSP’s Noteable initiative, designed to highlight the songwriters behind the world’s greatest hits and will act as a quasi-New Music Friday for the publishing world, sharing the hottest new tracks (and its songwriters) every Friday.
To kick off its first week, Spotify’s Songwriter and Publishing Relations team hand-picked key pow
- DaBaby’s not taking criticism sitting down. The “Rockstar” rapper, who has been called out for the homophobic remarks he made during his Rolling Loud set on July 25, responded via Instagram Stories late Thursday (July 29) to Questlove’s condemnation of his words.
“I ain’t even tryna be funny when i say …. i do NOT KNOW WHO DIS N—- IS DAWG,” he wrote while sharing an image of The Roots co-founder’s message from the day before, which cri
- Brian May has shared a new reworked version of his 1992 single ‘Too Much Love Will Kill You’ – you can listen to it below.
The track appeared on the Queen guitarist’s solo album ‘Back To The Light’, which is being reissued on August 6, and May calls it “in a way, the most important song I ever wrote.”
“‘Too Much Love Will Kill You’ is a big, long story and the version that you hear on Back to the Light is the original,”
- Track will appear on the singer/actress' upcoming debut album, Ch.1 Vs. 1
- Home’s current co-owner, Lee Bacon, says plans to recreate the house and return it to its vintage era are “90 to 95 percent” complete
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