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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

December 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

“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

September 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

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

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

“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

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Eminem Details Depths Of Drug Addiction: ‘My Bottom Was Gonna Be Death’

Eminem rediscovered his fire — and returned to prominence — on 2010’s Recovery, the album where he came clean about his addiction to prescription pills and his struggle to remain … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

AFI Signs With Republic, New Album Due in Fall

California punk band AFI has signed with Republic Records and will release its ninth studio album this fall via the Universal label. The album, a follow-up to 2009’s “Crash Love,” … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Arctic Monkeys To Headline First Day Of Glastonbury 2013

Arctic Monkeys will close the first day of Glastonbury 2013, which kicks off today (June 28), with a bill including performances from Dizzee Rascal, Portishead and Beady Eye. Beady Eye … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alt-J And Django Django Open Glastonbury 2013 With Packed-Out Secret Sets

Crowds flood to the new William’s Green tent Alt-J opened Glastonbury 2013 tonight (June 27), making their Glastonbury festival debut with a secret show at the new-for-2013 William’s Green stage. … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

MySpace Undead: Key Post Re-Launch Metrics

Two weeks after launching its new platform, Myspace shared key metrics suggesting that it’s new design and refocus on music and entertainment may be rekindling interest among its core millennial … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

As War Of Words Heats Up, Is Pandora Really Underpaying Artists?

This week, musicians from Pink Floyd to David Lowery, have shared thoughtful and impassioned arguments taking Pandora to task for paying artists too little and their campaign to pay even … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

American Millennials: Key Attributes The Music Industry Is Ignoring

A new study of the Millennial generation reveals a combination of the expected as well as some insights that may not be so obvious. But, whatever your assumptions, there are … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rick Rubin Hints At Second Installment Of Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’

Could we soon see the second coming of Kanye West’s “Yeezus”? According to producer Rick Rubin, there’s a possibility. In a career-spanning interview for Newsweek’s Daily Beast, the venerable, Def … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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