• WME Launches Legends Estates Group

    WME Launches Legends Estates Group
    WME announced Thursday the launch of WME Legends, a management company focused on estate and brand management to be run by Phil Sandhaus.
    Clients include Tony-and Grammy-nominated singer Eartha Kitt, The Wailers cofounder Peter Tosh in association with Brian Latture, and the MegaSource Entertainment Group. The intellectual property of New York’s former CBGB Club will also be run by Sandhaus.Sandhaus brings more than 35 years of experience as an artist manager, record label execut
  • WWE Taps Former CAA Agents to Expand Revenue Streams

    WWE Taps Former CAA Agents to Expand Revenue Streams
    The WWE is looking to expand into new business areas, including the red-hot NFT and audio content markets.
    To help it do so, it has hired two former CAA agents: Scott Zanghellini and Alex Varga. Zanghellini will be head of revenue strategy and development for the company, with Varga serving as vp of revenue strategy and development.
    “The content business is shifting on a weekly, if not daily, basis so it’s incumbent upon all of us here at WWE to be ahead of the cu
  • Little Simz returns with searing political anthem ‘Introvert’

    Little Simz returns with searing political anthem ‘Introvert’
    Little Simz is back with her first new music since 2019 – watch the epic music video for ‘Introvert’ below.READ MORE: Little Simz: “People expect Black people to have all the answers”The Salomon Ligthelm-directed video sees Simz (real name Simbi Ajikawo) rap and move expressively with a dance troupe inside London’s Natural History Museum. Spliced with it are archived shots of the civil rights movement, Black men being chased by police, and what appears to
  • From Natti Natasha & Becky G to Karol G & Mariah Angeliq, Vote For Your Favorite All-Female Latin Collab of 2021 (So Far)

    From Natti Natasha & Becky G to Karol G & Mariah Angeliq, Vote For Your Favorite All-Female Latin Collab of 2021 (So Far)
    The year is in full swing and women have been hustling and teaming up for fierce, relatable tunes that people, especially women, can jam to all 2021.
    Three years after dropping their smash hit “Sin Pijama,” Natti Natasha and Becky G have joined forces for “Ram Pam Pam,” a hard-hitting reggaeton with Middle Eastern influences about a woman who’s no pendeja.
    “Ram Pam Pam” is a sequel to Natti’s all-female perreo in “Las Nenas” featuring F
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  • Crowder Earns First Hot Christian Songs No. 1 With ‘Good God Almighty’: ‘I Love How Defiantly Joyful It Is’

    Crowder Earns First Hot Christian Songs No. 1 With ‘Good God Almighty’: ‘I Love How Defiantly Joyful It Is’
    Crowder, aka singer-songwriter David Crowder, achieves his first No. 1 on Billboard’s airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Christian Songs chart (dated April 24), as “Good God Almighty” jumps from No. 4 to No. 1.
    Sparked by the song’s official video, which premiered April 9, the single surged by 20% to 1.9 million U.S. streams in the week ending April 15, according to MRC Data. The track jumps 15-8 on Christian Streaming Songs, awarding Crowder his first top 10.
     
  • Polo G Says ‘Rapstar’ Hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 ‘Don’t Even Feel Real’

    Polo G Says ‘Rapstar’ Hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 ‘Don’t Even Feel Real’
    Polo G is the “Rapstar” who’s shining at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (on the chart dated April 24), and he’s still in disbelief over it.
    The 22-year-old rapper took to Twitter on Monday (April 19) when the news broke about his first No. 1 song on the chart. “#1 song On the billboard Charts. Thank u God& Everybody Supportin me This s— don’t even Feel real,” he wrote. “Naw like gang I really just went #1 wtf.”
    Fellow
  • Celebrating Prince: 15 Deep Cuts From the Purple One’s Vast Catalog

    Celebrating Prince: 15 Deep Cuts From the Purple One’s Vast Catalog
    An almost incomprehensible loss hit the music world on April 21, 2016, when Prince died in his native Minnesota at the age of 57.
    The incalculably talented and influential musical genius notched a massive run of hits on various Billboard charts during his nearly 40-year recording career, and he also left behind an imposing, rich catalog. His talent was so profound that he was often able to relegate flawless material to b-side status or leave it in his Vault entirely; a number of t
  • 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
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  • How to Watch Kali Uchis’ Immersive Virtual Concert

    How to Watch Kali Uchis’ Immersive Virtual Concert
    Following the success of her breezy half-Spanish, half-English-language single “Telepatía,” Kali Uchis is bringing her good vibes to an immersive virtual concert experience on Thursday (April 22)
    Throughout Sin Miedo: La Experiencia, Kali will perform hits from her new album, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios), for the first time since its release, including, of course, “Telepatía.” The song, which blew up on T
  • What a Tease: Why Song Previews Became Crucial In Modern Music

    What a Tease: Why Song Previews Became Crucial In Modern Music
    “Rapstar,” the new melodic trap anthem from Polo G, is the biggest song in the country, debuting at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart. Ten months ago, however, “Rapstar” was just a piece of a song, a half-formed idea posted to YouTube.
    “It was just a freestyle,” Stacia Mac, Polo G’s mother and manager, tells Billboard of the 93-second clip from May 2020 that featured the Chicago rapper standing alongside producer Einer Bankz, tossing out
  • Ezra Furman Comes Out as a Transgender Woman: ‘This Has Not Been an Easy Journey’

    Ezra Furman Comes Out as a Transgender Woman: ‘This Has Not Been an Easy Journey’
    Actor and indie folk singer Ezra Furman is ready to live her truth fully.
    In a post on her Instagram on Tuesday (April 20), Furman officially came out to the world as not only a transgender woman, but also a mother. “I wanted to share with everyone that I am a trans woman, and also that I am a mom and have been for a while now (like 2+ years),” she wrote in the post.The star shared that, for much of their life, they were “hesitant” to refer to themself as a woman, and ins
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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