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Diplo and Skrillex Give Beyonce’s ‘7/11’ a Caffeinated Remix

Jack U, AKA the twerk-tastic, unholy union of Skrillex and Diplo, turned up at OWSLA’s holiday party to drop a booty-poppin’ remix of Beyonce’s recent single “7/11.” We’re hoping to … Continue reading

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Eddie Murphy On His Return To Music And The Stage

‘I didn’t want to leave it at ‘Party All the Time,” says Murphy “All I’ve been doing is making music,” says Eddie Murphy. “I haven’t been working on films, haven’t … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus To Start A ‘Movement’ In Upcoming MTV Documentary

            Miley Cyrus has been making headlines for months now, but chances are, you don’t know the whole story. That will change on October 2, … Continue reading

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“The Well” Winners Of The 2013 Bryan-Michael Cox Songwriter \ Producer Contest

Winners of the 2013 Bryan Michael Cox Songwriter \ Producer contest, these young men are a team of vocalists and writers catering and creating some of the best music to … Continue reading

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Gogol Bordello’s Raucous Brooklyn Homecoming And ‘Pure Vida Conspiracy’ Release ” Was Banging”

Gypsy-Punk sweat machines Gogol Bordello returned to their NYC stomping grounds for a wild show on the same day they released sixth album Pure Vida Conspiracy. Check out photos of … Continue reading

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“I woke Up In Another Body”: Azar Swan Share Gothy Rework Of Ace Hood’s ‘Bugatti’

Turn down. New York duo Azar Swan have come up with something a little different here, moving from their usual gothy excursions to offering a rather different take on Ace … Continue reading

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E-40 Recruits Danny Brown and ScHoolboy Q For Ice-Cold Taster

Old school meets new school on this taster of E-40′s 18th (!) studio album. Following last year’s trilogy of albums under the banner of The Block Brochure, E-40 is embarking on … Continue reading

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Lana Del Rey’s Haunting New Song ‘Black Beauty’

Summertime Sadness. This one might not last long, but it appears as if a track from Lana Del Rey‘s forthcoming sophomore album has somehow made its way into the world. … Continue reading

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Optimus Alive 2013 – 7 Stunning Big Pictures

Lisbon’s Optimus Alive had a line-up so strong this year that it could get in the ring with any festival in the world. Heavyweight, big-hitting bands playing their hearts out … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago, Tupac Broke Through

This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music. Over the 12 months of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah and … Continue reading

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The Latin Alternative Music Conference 2013: Who Rocked, Who Shocked, Who Killed

The annual Latin Alternative Music Conference is the single biggest event of its kind in the U.S. Once a year, Felix Contreras and I head up to New York City … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Will Be Out In November

Has Lady Gaga been gone long enough to call this a comeback? Yes? Okay: Lady Gaga’s comeback album-slash-artsperience ARTPOP will finally be available to the public on November 11. The … Continue reading

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Pearl Jam Announces New Album, Releases New Single

Earlier this week, Pearl Jam announced an upcoming fall tour, causing fans to speculate that the announcement of a new album was next. They were right. Lightning Bolt, the band’s … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift Rules Billboard.com’s 2013 Mid-Year Music Awards

Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Ariana Grande also score big wins in the annual mid-year poll. Taylor Swift continued a stellar year by dominating the 2013 edition of Billboard.com’s Mid-Year Music Awards … Continue reading

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Global Citizen Festival: Stevie Wonder, Kings Of Leon, Alicia Keys And John Mayer Heading To Central Park

Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to … Continue reading

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A Music Festival Grows In The Rainforest

The international summer festival circuit is full of contenders, celebrating cultures and subcultures while hustling for global vacation dollars. For musicians, festivals mean exposure, a paycheck and a rolling party … Continue reading

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Music Is The Mission, Not Money

One of the great summertime classical gathering spots in America is the . And while its famed annual concert series, which this year boasts soloists like soprano , pianist and … Continue reading

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Fifth Harmony Have ‘Crazy Cosmic Energy’ In the Studio

              Girl power has long been the philosophy of girl groups, and the ladies of Fifth Harmony seem to really take that motto quite … Continue reading

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Bruno Mars “Treasure” Video

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Beyonce’s ‘Standing On The Sun’ Leaks

With fans still awaiting official word on when they will hear Beyoncé‘s next album, a version of her sparkling, summery love song “Standing On the Sun” has hit the Net. … Continue reading

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Glastonbury 2013 Weather latest (June 27)

Some rain and wind expected but generally conditions will remain ‘pleasant’   The Met Office have once again updated NME.com with the very latest weather report for the Glastonbury area … Continue reading

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Top 10 Best Rock Trios, What You Think?

The purest rock acts only need three instruments to make a big sound. That’s why we asked UG readers to nominate and vote for their favorite rock trios of all … Continue reading

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Samantha Jade New Single ‘Firestarter’ And Role As Kylie Minogue

The vivacious Samantha Jade would be so lucky should her new single Firestarter follow her stellar debut straight to the top of the charts.   And she may be even … Continue reading

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New Release: Ebony Bones, Behold A Pale Horse ” I see I Say” Nice

Ebony Thomas is a British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Ebony began her career at the age of 12, when she was spotted by Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre … Continue reading

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Beyonce On “cry baby” Kanye West

We’ve caught up recently with Rihanna and Olly Murs in the year 2050. And over the past few weeks we’ve visited OAP Beyonce, who has opened up, telling us a lot more than we bargained for. … Continue reading

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Who Does Punk Belong To in 2013?

Last week Noisey published an article by their resident jaded punk columnist, who goes by the title of, er, Jaded Punk. It was entitled “Who Gives A Shit About [Insert … Continue reading

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Jay-Z Blows Up Times Square Ads With Magna Carta Holy Grail

Jay-Z has an album coming out, and if you didn’t know about it, you certainly do now. Following Hov’s three-minute ad takeover during the NBA Finals announcing Magna Carta Holy … Continue reading

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‘Bring the Noize’ Video: M.I.A. Does Not Obey Dress Codes

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Lou Doillon – Places

Lou Doillon’s debut Places (June 18, Verve) was called “one of the best discs released in France for over a decade” by the French mag Rock & Folk upon its … Continue reading

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Isle Of Man Festival 2013 Cancelled

The Isle Of Man Festival, which was due to take place on July 6, is now cancelled, it has been confirmed today (June 24). Artists including Johnny Marr, Primal Scream, … Continue reading

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The 2013 Philly 4th Of July Jam

Philadelphia’s 4th of July Jam is going global this year, thanks to VH1 and Palladia. The city’s Independence Day concert will be broadcast on both networks and will be streamed … Continue reading

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Why We Like Las Vegas! Music Conference August 2013 Be There

Over the last few months, we have talked with hundreds of people about the new SXSW V2V event in August 2013. One of the questions that we keep hearing during … Continue reading

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The South By Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier … Continue reading

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‘Happy Birthday’ Lyric Sheet Could Be Worth Millions in Copyright Fees

Suit claims 1911 songbook shows song is public domain “Happy Birthday to You” may soon be less dear. Virtually everybody knows the song, but nobody is allowed to use it … Continue reading

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The 101 Strangest Records On Spotify: Chocolate Ty’ – Queen of the City

This remarkably single-minded record about wanting money or the process of getting money is so obscure and one-dimensional that it becomes fascinating In this day and age it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Three Must-Hear Violin Albums

The violin, though centuries old, remains a popular yet remarkably unwieldy instrument. Just squeezing the contraption between your chin and shoulder, then raising your bow arm to the proper height, … Continue reading

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Chicago Music Summit

A New Music Industry Conference presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Panels •  Networking • Concerts             MPZ ROCZ Related … Continue reading

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Billboard Reminds How Antiquated Their Charts Are With Rejection Of 1M Jay-Z Samsung Albums

The rules are the rules; or at least that’s what Billboard Magazine decided when eliminating the 1 million albums that Jay-Z is distributing free to Samsung users from chart calculations. … Continue reading

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Robyn and Snoop Dogg Swap Genders in Untouchable ‘U Should Know Better’ Video

Robyn’s Body Talk was one of the best albums of 2010. It could be one of the best albums of 2013, too. The Swedish pop singer has finally shared a video for … Continue reading

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Dead In Your Head!

When Bleached first unveiled “Dead in Your Head,” the breakup tune instantly felt more sullen than the California sisters’ usual beach-ready output. To wit, singer-guitarist Jennifer Clavin cues the chorus by … Continue reading

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Rizzle Kicks ” Ibiza Rocks”

Last week saw the cheeky duo Rizzle Kicks descend on Ibiza Rocks to perform to an eager crowd who were all ready to have some fun! The pair certainly didn’t … Continue reading

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Catch The Beat!!! Artic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know”

Official studio version arrives with trippy animated video “Are You That Somebody?” “How Soon Is Now?” Hell: “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” There are too many examples in the ol’ iTunes … Continue reading

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Catch The Beat!!! Kitty Pryde Lusts After Lakutis in Dreamy ‘Ay Shawty 3.0’ Video

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Topless Rihanna Covered Up In Dublin

RIHANNA, the people of Dublin want you to know your boobs are not welcome in their city. A Dublin resident tweeted pictures of items of clothing stapled to a poster … Continue reading

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Album Review: Zomby “With Love”

                                With Love isn’t necessarily a more ambitious release than Zomby‘s first album for 4AD. … Continue reading

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48% Of UK Adults Listen To Online Radio

48% of adults in the United Kingdom tune in to audio or radio from an online source on a weekly basis, making for a national audience of approximately 25 million, … Continue reading

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Passing It On: The Making Of The “Next Musical Legend”

Innovative, up & coming performers bring their personal style and sound to a revolutionary new worldwide reality show wherein old school meets the new generation. Six winners share in the ultimate $3,000,000 grand … Continue reading

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OBLIVIANS: “Desperation”

by marc lore The Oblivians aren’t what you’d call a household name, but those who know, know. And they know better. The Memphis trio’s sleazy rock and soul burned hot … Continue reading

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Neko Case: ‘The Worse Things Get…’ Due September 3; Stream ‘Man’

Neko Case has announced the September 3 release of her new album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You via … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus Is Not Trying to Be the ‘White Nicki Minaj’

by amanda dobbins A choice quote from Miley’s new Billboard cover story: “A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj. That’s not what I’m … Continue reading

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Bruno Mars, More Than Your Average Pop Star

Party music isn’t usually meant to change the world. It’s for relaxing and getting a little bit wild; it inspires kissing and booty-shaking and high-fiving, not marches up the Washington … Continue reading

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Album Review: oOoOOWithout Your Love

So maybe there are those of you who’ve clicked on this article purely because you’ve spotted witchhouse-r Chris Dexter’s hipster recording alias, and right now you’re ready to hate-read the … Continue reading

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Sylvester: ‘Mighty Real’ Disco Star Deserves A Modern Spotlight by

Born in Los Angeles in 1947, Sylvester James, always known as Sylvester, defied every convention and never hesitated to go his own way. Starting when he was a child, Sylvester … Continue reading

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Nile Rodgers And Daft Punk To Collaborate On New project

Nile Rodgers is to work with Daft Punk again, on a new project involving unreleased Chic masters. After the success of Get Lucky, this year’s best-selling single in the UK, … Continue reading

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Frank Ocean Cancels Cairo Visit Amid Unrest

New noise and old noise’ … Frank Ocean has opted to travel to South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela instead   Frank Ocean has cancelled plans to visit … Continue reading

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The 1 Percent: Income Inequality Has Never Been Worse Among Touring Musicians…

The internet has broken down the barrier between artists and fans, allowing anyone to distribute their music without the help of a record label via services such as iTunes and … Continue reading

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Ciara, ‘Ciara’: Track Review

Confidence is a fatal weapon; the fearlessness it conceives makes one invincible, even to one’s worst enemy. Ciara is one who exudes confidence beyond her strut. The singer stepped on … Continue reading

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J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’ Jumps To No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

The rapper’s sophomore album has officially sold more cumulative copies than Kanye West’s “Yeezus.”   While J. Cole’s “Born Sinner” was initially blocked from No. 1 on the Billboard 200, … Continue reading

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Spotify Expands Its NYC Footprint With New Headquarters

New York City has made a strong play to be the next big tech hub, and Spotify is helping it along. Spotify announced today that it will expand its New … Continue reading

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Glastonbury Festival 2013: Five Acts To Watch Today

Who should you catch on the opening day of Glastonbury?  For those members of the Guardian team who’ve been here since the crack of dawn on Wednesday, well, it feels … Continue reading

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