• Sonic Youth: Young Fans Fuel Demand for Pop Vinyl — Will It Last Post-Virus?

    Sonic Youth: Young Fans Fuel Demand for Pop Vinyl — Will It Last Post-Virus?
    Early last year, executives at the New England music chain Newbury Comics were discussing pulling back on vinyl, thinking the format’s comeback might have run its course. Then, during the pandemic, sales picked up, thanks to a new kind of customer: young people.
    “The pandemic totally remade who the vinyl customer was,” says Carl Mello, Newbury’s brand engagement director. “Teenagers who haven’t had to move yet don’t know the pain of moving vinyl, so they
  • 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
  • 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
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    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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  • Bobby Brown Unpacks ‘Generational’ Cycle Behind Whitney Houston & His Kids’ Deaths on ‘Red Table Talk’

    Bobby Brown Unpacks ‘Generational’ Cycle Behind Whitney Houston & His Kids’ Deaths on ‘Red Table Talk’
    Bobby Brown unpacked the “generational” cycle that plagued the late members of his family on the latest Red Table Talk episode Wednesday (April 14).
    His son, Bobby Brown Jr., died on Nov. 18, 2020, at age 28, and the recent autopsy report revealed the cause of death to be “combined effects of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl.” Five years earlier, his daughter and Brown Jr.’s half-sister, Bobbi Kristina, died at age 22 on July 26, 2015, aft
  • Bob Dylan’s guitar from ‘Blonde On Blonde’ sessions goes up for auction

    Bob Dylan’s guitar from ‘Blonde On Blonde’ sessions goes up for auction
    The guitar played by Bob Dylan on ‘Blonde On Blonde’ has gone up for auction.READ MORE: Bob Dylan’s poetic mastery: 10 of his finest lyricsDylan used the 1965 Fender Electric XII instrument during sessions for his seventh studio album, which was released in 1966.
    The piece of music history – valued at $1million (£725,115) by Heritage Auction Appraisal Services – has gone under the hammer through Gotta Have Rock And Roll, an online auction house specialisi
  • Saweetie Shares Her ‘Fashion Girl’ Tips Featuring Her New Quay Sunglasses Collection

    Saweetie Shares Her ‘Fashion Girl’ Tips Featuring Her New Quay Sunglasses Collection
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    Saweetie “can’t stop, won’t stop, get guap” — thanks to her new collaboration with Quay.
    The sunglasses company dropped their Luxe collection with the Icy Girl on Wednesday (April 14), and the line features a number of on-trend, glam styles with fitting names such as “High Profile” (pictured above), “Go
  • 2021 Juno Awards Postponed for Second Time: Here’s the New Date

    2021 Juno Awards Postponed for Second Time: Here’s the New Date
    The 2021 Juno Awards have been postponed for the second time. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place in March, but in December was pushed back to May 16. On Wednesday (April 14), the show was pushed back again to June 6.
    The move was made “out of an abundance of caution in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a statement released by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and its partners, including CBC and Insight Productions.
    This is th
  • One of a kind Beatles 'White Album' set to fetch $1,000,000

    One of a kind Beatles 'White Album' set to fetch $1,000,000
    Considered the holy grail of all Beatles albums, the only known factory sealed White Album Marked 0000001 hits the block today for New Jersey auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll.
  • Rammstein curate new Apple Music playlist featuring Arctic Monkeys, Thom Yorke and more

    Rammstein curate new Apple Music playlist featuring Arctic Monkeys, Thom Yorke and more
    Rammstein have curated a new playlist for Apple Music featuring tracks by the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Thom Yorke and Nine Inch Nails.READ MORE: Rammstein – ‘Untitled’ reviewThe German metal group were approached by Demna Gvasalia, the artistic director of fashion brand Balenciaga, who began the series by curating his own playlist containing songs by Kanye West, Cardi B and Muse.
    Launched today (April 14) Rammstein’s collection is comprised of music based on their in
  • How Kelly Clarkson’s Wildly Popular ‘Kellyoke’ Covers Get Made

    How Kelly Clarkson’s Wildly Popular ‘Kellyoke’ Covers Get Made
    When the team behind the syndicated Kelly Clarkson Show were drawing up their wish list for the format of the daily talker hosted the beloved pop star, there was one unshakable element they had to lead with: music.
    “We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun if we open the show up with a different cover,’ just like she already does? Because we were trying to incorporate different pieces of Kelly into the show,” Alex Duda, the NBCUniversal-distributed series’ executi
  • Imanbek Signs With ICM Partners & Primary Talent International

    Imanbek Signs With ICM Partners & Primary Talent International
    Fresh off his Grammy win for best remixed recording, Imanbek has signed with ICM Partners and Primary Talent International for worldwide representation.
    The 20-year-old Kazakh producer born Imanbek Zeikenov will be represented at ICM Partners by the agency’s head of electronic music Simon Clarkson and Paul Gongaware in the Americas and by Paul McQueen at Primary Talent in all other territories. Imanbek will continue to be managed by Kirill Lupinos at the Russian Independent label Effective
  • Iron Maiden reschedule European ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour to 2022

    Iron Maiden reschedule European ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour to 2022
    Iron Maiden have rescheduled their European ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis – see new dates for 2022 below.
    The metal legends’ manager Rod Smallwood said in a statement: ​“Naturally the band are hugely disappointed; a second summer without touring, especially with this very special Legacy show, is very hard to take.
    “They send their best wishes to you all, knowing full well you fans will feel the same. As we all know, rea
  • Akon Draws Political Fire Over Ambitious Business Plans With Ugandan Regime

    Akon Draws Political Fire Over Ambitious Business Plans With Ugandan Regime
    Rapper/singer Akon is drawing criticism from rights activists over his meetings with Uganda’s president as he pursues the development of a futuristic city in the East African country. Akon is helping to rehabilitate longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s reputation after an election earlier this year marred by violence, an internet shutdown and allegations of vote rigging, the U.S. based groups Human Rights Foundation and Vanguard Africa said in a joint letter to Akon shared late Monda
  • Taylor Swift Reveals Inspiration Behind Fearless Track ‘Hey Stephen’

    Taylor Swift Reveals Inspiration Behind Fearless Track ‘Hey Stephen’
    Taylor Swift stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday (April 13) to finally break the news to the late-night comedian that he did not inspire the country track.
  • Triller Owner Names Mahi de Silva CEO as Mike Lu Transitions to President

    Triller Owner Names Mahi de Silva CEO as Mike Lu Transitions to President
    TrillerNet, the parent company of short-form video app Triller, is shaking up its leadership and appointing non-executive board chairman Mahi de Silva to CEO, the company announced today (April 14).
    De Silva is the co-founder and CEO of Amplify.ai, a customer engagement platform which TrillerNet — formerly Triller Network — is acquiring. He replaces Mike Lu, who has served as CEO since February 2017. Lu will transition to the role of TrillerNet president, and expa
  • Jessica Simpson’s Mom Says Singer Wanted ‘to Be a Recluse’ Because of Body-Shamers

    Jessica Simpson’s Mom Says Singer Wanted ‘to Be a Recluse’ Because of Body-Shamers
    Jessica Simpson’s mother, Tina Simpson, appeared on the TODAY Show Wednesday (April 14) to open up about the hardest thing to witness her daughter go through under the spotlight.
    “I have to be honest: To me, the hardest thing with Jessica has been the weight. Because the way people judge her, it’s unbelievable. Body shaming is a terrible thing, and no girl should have to go through that — or guy. Period,” she told TODAY’s Sheinelle Jon
  • iHeartMedia Stock (IHRT) Reaches Record High Following Analyst Upgrades

    iHeartMedia Stock (IHRT) Reaches Record High Following Analyst Upgrades
    iHeartMedia stock (IHRT) has quietly climbed by approximately 55 percent since 2021’s start – and nearly tripled in value since April of 2020, touching an all-time-high of over $20 per share in the process. At the time of this piece’s writing, the San Antonio-headquartered radio company’s shares were worth $19.70 apiece – an almost $3 […]
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  • Demi Lovato Brings Her Big Voice to NPR’s Tiny Desk: Watch

    Demi Lovato Brings Her Big Voice to NPR’s Tiny Desk: Watch
    Demi Lovato made her Tiny Desk debut on Wednesday (April 14) with a stripped-down, three-song set from her backyard.
    Backed by only a keyboardist, Lovato allowed her powerhouse vocals to shine through performances of her 2017 single “Tell Me You Love Me,” along with two cuts — “The Art Of Starting Over” and “Dancing With The Devil” — from her new album, Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over.
    “I’m super excited to
  • Mark Ronson docuseries ‘Watch the Sound’ to launch on Apple TV+

    Mark Ronson docuseries ‘Watch the Sound’ to launch on Apple TV+
    Mark Ronson is set to host a new docuseries for Apple TV+, titled Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson.
    The six-part show will examine “sound creation and the revolutionary technology that has shaped music as we know it”, according to a press release.
    Watch the Sound hails from Oscar-winning producer Morgan Neville, and will debut on the streaming platform on July 30.READ MORE: The Big Read – Mark Ronson: “Amy Winehouse turned my song off after about five fucking seconds

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