• The Cardinal Rules for Safely Getting Added to Spotify Playlists — A Guide for Artists and Labels

    The Cardinal Rules for Safely Getting Added to Spotify Playlists — A Guide for Artists and Labels
    The potential career benefits of securing placements on coveted Spotify playlists are greater than ever – but so are the pitfalls associated with consulting unreliable third parties to obtain quick streams. Here’s how artists and indie labels can safely add their work to Spotify playlists. Just days into 2021, thousands of indie artists received an […]
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  • Liverpool Sound City reveals details of 2021 virtual edition

    Liverpool Sound City reveals details of 2021 virtual edition
    Liverpool Sound City has announced details of a six-day virtual edition, which begins later this month.READ MORE: Festival insurance remains “single biggest worry” as government is urged to back up eventsThe new event precedes the festival’s full edition, which is set to take place in October after being pushed back from May due to coronavirus-related delays.
    Sound City 2021 will take place between October 1-3, 2021, with a line-up that includes Rejjie Snow, The Murder Cap
  • Russian Bank Sber Acquires Muzlab to Target Business Streaming Market

    Russian Bank Sber Acquires Muzlab to Target Business Streaming Market
    MOSCOW — Russia’s largest, state-run bank Sber has acquired the local music streaming company Muzlab to merge it with its own service, SberZvuk, in a bid to beef up its streaming business.
    Sber hopes that the merger of SberZvuk and Muzlab, which is targeting the business market, will enable it to achieve synergies and create new opportunities to target both the consumer and business se
  • 10 Latin Artists With Must-Have Clothing & Shoe Lines

    10 Latin Artists With Must-Have Clothing & Shoe Lines
    If there’s one place that artists meet eye to eye, it’s definitely fashion. From Anuel AA’s Street Fighter-inspired collection to Bad Bunny’s “First Café” sneaker with adidas Originals to Nicki Nicole teaming up with Spanish brand Pull&Bear for her own line and beyond, check out Latin artists who have recently dropped clothing lines or their own sneakers.Anuel with Chalk Line
    Anuel teamed up with Chalk Line to drop his Street Fighter-inspired collec
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  • Katy Perry to Share Spring 2021 Shoe Collection With Live Q&A

    Katy Perry to Share Spring 2021 Shoe Collection With Live Q&A
    Springtime is here, which means it’s time to ditch the winter boots and pull out your best sandals, heels and sneakers.
    Katy Perry, who launched her own shoe collection in 2017, took to Twitter on Wednesday (April 21) to announce that she’ll be sharing her new spring line “for the 1st time” with an Amazon Live Q&A on Wednesday (April 28) at 11 a.m. PT.
    #ShoesdayTuesday is BACK (I know you were worried ) and I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be sharing my n
  • Feeder announce Newport outdoor show with The Magic Gang

    Feeder announce Newport outdoor show with The Magic Gang
    Feeder have announced a new outdoors gig in Newport, Wales, with support from The Magic Gang.READ MORE: Feeder’s Grant Nicholas talks to NME about their 25 years as a bandThe band will play Tredegar Park on July 9 with support also coming from Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, and Tom Auton And The Bottle Breakers. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 4.
    Summer 2021 sees the Welsh rockers play a number of festivals including Askern Music Festival in Doncaster, Gateways Festival
  • Benny Blanco discusses releasing posthumous Juice WRLD music: “I want it to be the way they would want to hear it”

    Benny Blanco discusses releasing posthumous Juice WRLD music: “I want it to be the way they would want to hear it”
    Benny Blanco has spoken to NME about the process of releasing music with Juice WRLD and 6 Dogs after the two artists passed away.
    The producer released his new album ‘Friends Keep Secrets 2’ last month, a reimagining of his 2018 debut album ‘Friends Keep Secrets’, and the new version features the two late artists.READ MORE: Pop powerhouse Benny Blanco: “Do I consider myself a ‘hitmaker’? I think I’m a loser!”In a new NME interview, Blanc
  • Django Django announce UK, Ireland and Europe tour for this autumn

    Django Django announce UK, Ireland and Europe tour for this autumn
    Django Django have shared details of a UK, Ireland and Europe tour for October and November 2021.READ MORE: Django Django: “Sometimes you just want to escape and imagine that you’re someone else”The London-based art rockers will kick the tour off at Belfast’s Limelight venue on October 9 before wrapping things up at Lyon’s L’Epicerie Moderne on November 18. The tour is in support of their latest album, ‘Glowing In The Dark’, which was released in F
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  • Weezer Share ‘Van Weezer’ Track List, Unleash New Song ‘I Need Some Of That’: Listen

    Weezer Share ‘Van Weezer’ Track List, Unleash New Song ‘I Need Some Of That’: Listen
    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.
    Update (April 21): “I Need Some Of That” is out now; listen below.
    “It’s almost Van Weezer time. These are all the songs on the album that comes out on May 7th,” the band wrote.
    Van Weezer was originally meant to be released back in May 2020, to
  • Wasserman Music Acquires Paradigm’s North American Live Music Roster

    Wasserman Music Acquires Paradigm’s North American Live Music Roster
    Wasserman, the agency founded and helmed by Casey Wasserman, has completed a year-long negotiation to acquire Paradigm Talent Agency’s North American live music representation business from founder Sam Gores and his brother Tom Gores, who bought a controlling interest in the agency last year.
    The new division’s name? Wasserman Music.
    “The new business unit is devoted to the representation of music artists and their development,” a press release announcing the deal reads.
  • Here’s Where to Get Prince Merch on Amazon, Urban Outfitters & More

    Here’s Where to Get Prince Merch on Amazon, Urban Outfitters & More
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    It’s been five years since Prince died unexpectedly of an accidental fentanyl overdose at age 57 on April 21, 2016.
    Earlier in the day on Wednesday (April 21), 1,400 fans headed to Paisley Park in Minnesota, where the legend lived and worked, leaving flowers and mementos in front of a statue outside in the shape of his famous purple Love Symbol.
  • Deftones recruit ‘The Invisible Man’ director for new ‘Ceremony’ video

    Deftones recruit ‘The Invisible Man’ director for new ‘Ceremony’ video
    Deftones have shared a brand new video for their 2020 track ‘Ceremony’, helmed by The Invisible Man director Leigh Whannell.READ MORE: Deftones: “Even in our worst moments, we persevere”‘Ceremony’ appears on the rock titans’ most recent album, 2020’s ‘Ohms’, and the new video stars Australian actress Cleopatra Coleman.
    The video sees Coleman blagging her way into a decadent cocktail party before finding herself in decidedly more dangero
  • Tune in tonight for a free panel on ‘music in the climate crisis’

    Tune in tonight for a free panel on ‘music in the climate crisis’
    Tonight (Wednesday April 21) Rough Trade and Music Declares Emergency will be teaming up to presents a free panel called Music in the Climate Crisis.READ MORE: Savages’ drummer and Music Declares Emergency co-founder Fay Milton on climate change – “Music needs to get real”The panel is part of Music Declares Emergency’s No Music On A Dead Planet campaign for Turn Up The Volume Week – calling upon the music industry to “reinforce its commitment to act
  • Girl Band, Porridge Radio, Dry Cleaning and more announced for Manchester Psych Fest

    Girl Band, Porridge Radio, Dry Cleaning and more announced for Manchester Psych Fest
    More names have been added to Manchester Psych Fest’s lineup, including Girl Band, Porridge Radio, Dry Cleaning, KOKOROKO, Crack Cloud and The Mysterines.READ MORE: UK Festivals on testing, vaccine passports, line-ups and what to expect from the summer: “Safety is all we think about”Stereolab and Tinariwen were previously announced to play headline sets at the multi-venue event, which is held at the city’s O2 Ritz, Gorilla, Dancehouse, YES and Deaf Institute venues o
  • How to Watch Today’s Senate Hearing on App Store Fairness

    How to Watch Today’s Senate Hearing on App Store Fairness
    Apple and Google will take the hot seat at a Senate Judiciary antitrust subcommittee hearing examining the companies’ app stores today (April 21), where Spotify legal official Horacio Gutierrez will testify as a witness.
    The hearing will address the Silicon Valley tech giants’ power over the digital app market through their app stores. Developers must pay Apple and Google between 15 and 30 percent of their revenue to appear on the companies’ app stores, without a clear alt
  • Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson to Be Honored by National Museum of African American Music

    Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson to Be Honored by National Museum of African American Music
    Music pioneers Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and the Fisk Jubilee Singers have been chosen as the 2021 recipients of the National Museum of African American Music’s Rhapsody & Rhythm Awards.
    The presentation will take place during NMAAM’s seventh annual Celebration of Legends Benefit Concert on June 17.
    The fundraising event will also double as NMAAM’s kickoff to its three-day celebration of Black Music Month (June 17-19), hosted by the recently opened Nashvi
  • Weezer have launched their own CD-inspired Roomba hoover

    Weezer have launched their own CD-inspired Roomba hoover
    Weezer have launched their own branded version of the Roomba hoover: introducing, the Wroomba.READ MORE: Weezer: “This album is about feeling isolated, alienated and secluded – it’s perfect for now”The collaboration comes between the band and the consumer robot company iRobot, who make the Roomba.
    Announcing the new device, which is essentially a standard Roomba with a Weezer skin inspired by the CD, the band shared a new video on Twitter.
    At the start of the vi
  • Kelly Clarkson Delivers Sassy Cover of Maren Morris’ ‘Rich’: Watch

    Kelly Clarkson Delivers Sassy Cover of Maren Morris’ ‘Rich’: Watch
    Kelly Clarkson took on country-pop superstar Maren Morris’ “Rich” in the latest (April 21) episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.
    “If I had a dollar every time that I swore you off/ And a twenty every time that I picked up when you called/ And a crisp new Benjamin for when you’re here then gone again/ And a dollar every time I was right about you after all,” Clarkson sang, backed by her band Y’all and standing out in a white shirtdress agains
  • Lil Nas X hits back at people accusing him of pretending to be gay for success

    Lil Nas X hits back at people accusing him of pretending to be gay for success
    Lil Nas X has reacted to people accusing him of faking his sexuality for hits.READ MORE: The best 2020 Grammys performances from Lil Nas X and BTS to Billie EilishThe singer, who released new single ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ last month, wrote on Twitter yesterday (April 20) that such accusers “crack me up”.
    “Y’all love saying i’m being gay for success but can’t name 5 successful gay male artists in the last 10 years to save your life,”
  • Britney Spears new BBC documentary confirmed

    Britney Spears new BBC documentary confirmed
    Brand new documentary The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship will drop on BBC iPlayer on Saturday 1 May, with a BBC Two broadcast to follow on Wednesday 5 May at 9pm BST.
  • How Porter Robinson Found ‘The Confidence I Used To Have’ To Finish His Long-Awaited Second Album

    How Porter Robinson Found ‘The Confidence I Used To Have’ To Finish His Long-Awaited Second Album
    It wasn’t long after the release of Porter Robinson’s lauded 2014 debut full-length, Worlds, that he convinced himself he would no longer be able to make music. The album had hit No. 18 on the Billboard 200, debuted at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums and established Robinson, then 22, as a pioneer of a fresh, smart style of electronic music made for kids raised on the internet and anime.The pressure to make an equally innovative follow-up was crippling. By 2
  • Karol G & Anuel AA Confirm Breakup: ‘We Still Love Each Other’

    Karol G & Anuel AA Confirm Breakup: ‘We Still Love Each Other’
    After much speculation, Karol G and Anuel AA have officially announced they broke up after dating for more than two years.
    “The truth is that we’re not together,” Anuel said during a since-deleted Instagram Live on Tuesday (April 20). “The times that people have seen us together is because we still love each other. We tried to recover what was lost but we took our different paths. May God bless her and that she continues to achieve her dreams and goals.”
    T
  • 2 Chainz, D-Nice & Jack Harlow to Headline Preakness Live

    2 Chainz, D-Nice & Jack Harlow to Headline Preakness Live
    D-Nice, 2 Chainz and Jack Harlow are set to perform at this year’s Preakness Live event in Baltimore on July 15. The in-person experience will coincide with the Preakness Stakes horse races scheduled for July 14-16 at Pimlico Race Course.
    The event will be shown on NBC during the live race day broadcast from 5-7 p.m. ET and live on D-Nice’s #ClubQuarantine Instagram. D-Nice’s #ClubQuarantine will also live stream the Preakness 146 JockeyC
  • 75 new acts added to 2021 online edition of The Great Escape

    75 new acts added to 2021 online edition of The Great Escape
    The Great Escape has added more than 75 new acts to the lineup for its virtual 2021 edition, including Holly Humberstone, Alfie Templeman and Genesis Owusu.
    The Brighton-based new music festival announced back in February that it had cancelled its traditional in-person event for 2021, with a virtual festival taking its place this May.READ MORE: The NME 100 Showcase: Watch live performances from Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Holly Humberstone and moreThe first 68 artists were confirmed for the festival l
  • Swizz Beatz has reportedly asked Kanye West to appear at DMX’s memorial service

    Swizz Beatz has reportedly asked Kanye West to appear at DMX’s memorial service
    Swizz Beatz has reportedly asked Kanye West to make an appearance at a forthcoming memorial service for DMX.
    The 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.READ MORE: RIP DMX: 10 of the rap legend’s best songs everHe is set to be celebrated at a memorial which is set to be held at the Barclays Center
  • Hayley Williams Hints Sixth Paramore Album Is in the Works, Preps Charitable Earth Day Collection

    Hayley Williams Hints Sixth Paramore Album Is in the Works, Preps Charitable Earth Day Collection
    Could a sixth Paramore album be on the horizon? Fans certainly think so after singer Hayley Williams posted an intriguing exchange with drummer Zac Farro on Instagram on Tuesday (April 20).
    The post from the 32-year-old vocalist, featuring the caption “we! are! getting oooooold!” was accompanied by a screenshot of what looks like a back-and-forth Williams and Farro had about their elder status.
    “I know,” read the first text along with skull and crying emoji, followed by e
  • BTS’ V Posts Snippet of Ethereal Solo Track: Listen

    BTS’ V Posts Snippet of Ethereal Solo Track: Listen
    On Tuesday (April 20), BTS’ V uploaded a nearly two-minute snippet of an unnamed solo track, which could serve as a preview of the mixtape the singer has been teasing since last June.
    The ballad finds the K-pop superstar singing in a near-whisper over ghostly piano, showing off a more intimate side of his personality.
    A fan translation of the lyrics reads as: “I see the clouds outside are still walking in the sky/ And the ruffling of my bed covers/ Slowly, slowly fades away/ Slowly,
  • Why Tencent Music’s Stock Price Has Fallen and Can’t Get Up

    Why Tencent Music’s Stock Price Has Fallen and Can’t Get Up
    Chinese music streaming company Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) was minding its own business in March — showing off strong 2020 earnings and announcing a partnership with Warner Music Group — when it was blindsided by one of 2021’s oddest financial stories.
    Out of nowhere, TME shares plummeted 29% — from $32.25 on March 23 to $22.84 the following day. As of Tuesday (April 20), when TME shares closed at $16.99, it had fallen a stee
  • Anderson .Paak Opens Door to Worldwide Deal With Warner Chappell Music

    Anderson .Paak Opens Door to Worldwide Deal With Warner Chappell Music
    Anderson .Paak, whose pairing with Bruno Mars as Silk Sonic recently netted the duo a Hot 100 No. 1 via debut single “Leave the Door Open,” has signed a worldwide administration deal with Warner Chappell Music in partnership with Dr. Dre’s Hard Workin’ Black Folks publishing company.
    The agreement covers the current Silk Sonic single and .Paak’s new music moving forward, as well as the four-time Grammy winner’s full catalog.
    After giving .Paak his first Hot 10
  • T in the Park’s iconic Slam Tent to make comeback at new Edinburgh festival

    T in the Park’s iconic Slam Tent to make comeback at new Edinburgh festival
    T in the Park‘s legendary Slam Tent is to make a comeback at a new Edinburgh festival, organisers have confirmed.
    As The Scotsman reports, Edinburgh promoters Fly will team up with Slam DJ duo Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle for the three-day event, which will see the tent being revived at an undisclosed location just outside the capital in September.
    Tickets are set to go on week, with hopes that up to 5,000 fans will be able to witness the return of the tent – which previously play

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