• Kanye West Thinks Bill Cosby Is Innocent

    Never one to hide his true opinion, Kanye West took to Twitter tonight to declare the innocence of Bill Cosby, who has been accused of numerous sexual assaults by dozens of women spanning decades. Kanye is actually not the first celebrity to come to Cosby’s defense. West has been much more active…

    Complex
  • Warner settles 'Happy Birthday' copyright suit for $14 million

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - The copyright to the world's most popular song, "Happy Birthday to You," has been in dispute for decades, but if an agreement by Warner/Chappell Music to pay $14 million to end a lawsuit over the song is approved by a U.S. court, it will be free for all to use…

    Reuters
  • Song Premiere: The Sharp Things Debut New Tunes From ‘EverybodyEverybody’

    The Sharp Things are a rock band from New York City founded by singer/songwriter/pianist Perry Serpa. Finding himself with a surplus of newly written songs several years ago, Serpa decided to undertake the launch of an album series called the Dogs of Bushwick.

    Wendy Geller
  • PREMIERE: Get Lost In Tessa Rae’s Sultry Debut Single, “Seventeen”

    A stunning debut offering from the L.A. based singer. The post PREMIERE: Get Lost In Tessa Rae’s Sultry Debut Single, “Seventeen” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

    Pigeons & Planes
  • Video Premiere: ‘Voice’ Winner Sawyer Fredericks Is Ready to ‘Take It All’

    The Voice Season 10 kicks off this month, and reigning champ Jordan Smith is gearing up to eventually release some original music… but it’s the career of Season 8 Voice winner Sawyer Fredericks that’s really getting started. After surprise-releasing his self-titled Republic Records EP last November…

    Lyndsey Parker
  • Album Of The Week: Young Thug I’m Up

    I hate having to choose between Young Thug and Future. For one thing, they're both truly great -- bugged-out Atlanta rap rebels who have been shooting the mainstream full of absurd ideas and making themselves truly popular in the process. For another, they should really be on each other's teams.…

    Stereogum
  • Zayn Malik Celebrates US Number One

    It’s safe to say that Zayn Malik’s solo career has got off to a pretty successful start, with his debut single ‘Pillowtalk’ reaching number one in both the UK and US. Clearly utterly stunned by the overwhelming response to his solo career, Zayn couldn’t resist tweeting his excitement yesterday…

    Stephanie Soteriou
  • Taylor Swift Leads iHeartRadio Award Nominations

    Taylor Swift leads iHeartRadio Award nominations with 8 and goes up against The Weeknd for song of the year and album of the year categories

    ABC News
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    Belly of the Cavern - Typhoon

    Typhoon are one of the most unique bands we've come across. Their sound is often tumultuous yet unified. Each individual member manages to weave their instrument masterfully into the group's aesthetic, creating music that feels almost anthemic. We caught this striking performance of "Belly of the…

    BAMM.tv
  • Bryan J Asks ‘Why?’ On Michael Jackson-Sampling New Single

    You may remember one of R&B's more chivalrous romantics, Bryan J, from 2010's sprightly "Let Me Take You Out," featuring Decatur, Georgia rap crew Travis Porter. Five years later, he's struck a different pose with 2 Chainz on steaming slow-roller "Back 2 Back," toggling over the chorus between his…

    Spin
  • Warner Music Group steps up investment in Los Angeles venture for artists

    Record label Warner Music Group has stepped up its investment in Artist Partners Group, a Los Angeles-based joint venture that has supported musicians like rapper Kevin Gates and pop singer Charlie Puth....

    Los Angeles Times
  • Music Monday (2/8): This Week's New Albums + Videos

    Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Beyoncé, Parquet Courts, and Junior Boys, plus brand new streaming music from Future, Missy Elliott, Death Grips, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at…

    Metacritic
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    Zulu P Represent!

    Zulu P is a group made up of four rappers who have their own approach to hip-hop. They play at a venue that hosts a program for adults with developmental disabilities. The group recently came out with a mixtape and performs around New York City, in addition to recording in the studio.

    Great Big Story
  • Kanye West will give you sneakers if you guess his album's new title

    This is a busy week for Kanye West. He's going to show his new Yeezy Season 3 collection and premiere his new album — his first since 2013's Yeezus — at Madison Square Garden on February 11th, and that show is going to be screened in theaters around the world at the same time. It sounds like fun,…

    The Verge
  • Song Premiere: Hundred Handed Debuts ‘She Was the One’

    Drummer Drew Langan grew up in Lakewood, Calif. on classic rock, and learned to play the drums to Led Zeppelin’s version of the blues classic “When the Levee Breaks.” And bass guitarist Matt Black, from Detroit, was influenced by Metallica, The Beatles and Aerosmith. The band will be releasing…

    Wendy Geller
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  • Kool Herc’s Old Block To Be Named Hip-Hop Boulevard

    Hip-hop has deep roots in NYC. The genre traversed all of the boroughs before stretching nationally and now globally as it does today, but it's agreed upon that it all started in the Bronx. There have been some disputes as to who in the Bronx started the phenomenon, but a name that inevitably…

    Stereogum
  • Tentative deal to put "Happy Birthday" in public domain

    If finalized, the agreement would offer up to $14M in shared compensation for those who paid licensing fees for the tune

    USA TODAY