• Pansexual, Agender Hip Hop Star Angel Haze Talks MTV, Injustice And New Music

    A year before Cali-native Kendrick Lamar claimed that he was the king of the Big Apple, a bold Detroit native rapper intrigued the hip-hop community by declaring that they*, in fact, 'ran New York'. Angel Haze, emerging from the mixtape circuit, had started to make a name for themselves with their…

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  • Jay-Z’s Tidal Enters Crowded Music Streaming Space

    Jay-Z’s Tidal, which offers high resolution tracks and more than 25 million songs, enters the crowded streaming music space. WSJ’s Brian Fitzgerald reports. Photo: Tidal

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  • Curbed National: OK Go's New Furniture Ad is as Trippy as Their Music Videos

    Screenshot via Youtube Alternative rock band OK Go recently lent their talent for quirky over-the-top music videos to a Chinese furniture company, resulting in what may be the most fun and elaborate furniture commercial ever. This 1:46 ad for Red...

    Curbed Detroit
  • Nick Jonas to Perform at 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards

    Nick Jonas will perform at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), Disney announced Monday.

    The Wrap
  • Stream Toro y Moi's Fuzzy, Guitar-Driven New LP 'What For?'

    Chaz Bundick has taken another unexpected detour with his fourth album, What For? The 10-track LP, the writer-producer's latest under the Toro y Moi moniker, is full of fuzz-pedal guitars, soulful rhythms and classic rock chord changes — a change of pace from his previous forays into chillwave and…

    Rolling Stone
  • Music Review: Darius Rucker shines on 4th country album

    Darius Rucker, "Southern Style" (Capitol Nashville)

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  • De La Soul is using Kickstarter to make their first album in 11 years

    It's weirdly humbling to see De La Soul — that is, Posdnous, Dave, and Maseo — explain in the simplest terms who they are in a Kickstarter description. The album's estimated delivery?

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  • New backward-compatible audio file format can split songs into four tracks

    Native Instruments — best known for its DJ and music production software — is rolling out a new royalty-free audio format that could be a big deal for professional and amateur remixers alike. The format, Stems, can store up to four individual tracks within a single mixed file, which means that…

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  • China's Alibaba signs digital distribution deal with music rights group BMG

    Germany's BMG music rights company said on Monday it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N), as the world's largest e-commerce firm firms up its bid to become a digital media empire. The deal, one of the first in China made by a major music…

    Reuters
  • Spotify Can Now Replace Your Game's Music On PlayStation

    It just got a little bit easier to mix Slayer and "Dragon Age."A new Spotify app is launching for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 systems Monday that allows users to listen to albums, singles, custom playlists and everything else the music streaming service already offers on other devices. The move…

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  • Eliane Elias on Returning to Her Home Country for 'Made in Brazil,' Being Blond & Female in Jazz

    The "pure Brazilian" jazz pianist and singer records her first home grown album in three decades.

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  • Exclusive: Hear Full Devil Jacket's 'Valley of Bones' Album In Its Entirety

    It has been more than a decade since Full Devil Jacket delivered its first self-titled album, but that large gap of time doesn't faze frontman Josh Brown. "I would say it picks up where that record left off, only 15 years later," he says with a laugh about Valley of Bones (out March 31, eOne…

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  • Exclusive Song Premiere: Listen to 'Ride,' From Todd Rundgren's 25th Album, 'Global'

    It's prolific year for Todd Rundgren. Already part of Ringo Starr's latest All-Starr Band, with playing and writing credits on the new 'Postcards From Paradise' album, Rundgren will be releasing his 25th solo studio album, 'Global. Billboard has the exclusive premiere of "Rise," one of the set's 12…

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  • Webb an accomplished musician and pitcher

    SARASOTA, Fla. If you check out Ryan Webbs Twitter @RyanWebb58, youll find out that not only is he an accomplished major league pitcher, but hes now a recording artist. Last year, Webb could be seen fooling around with a guitar in the Orioles clubhouse. I dont feel like I play anything really good,…

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  • Jay-Z Gets Madonna, Kanye West and Daft Punk to Help Push the Relaunch of His Streaming Service Tidal

    With a big announcement planned for later today, the mogul's famous friends are throwing their weight behind the service.

    Entrepreneur
  • Jess Glynne, James Bay top British music charts

    British singer songwriter Jess Glynne notched up her first solo number one single in Britain with "Hold My Hand", the Official Charts Company said on Sunday, saying she had racked up sales of over 97,000. Glynne dethroned last week's number one, "Lay Me Down", from Sam Smith and John Legend, which…

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  • New Artist Reviews:

    Music serves many purposes for the human spirit. It can entertain, send a message, start a riot and transcend. It can be made selfishly and selflessly, for the ears of everyone or the ears of no one. It can put your mind at ease or fill it with fear. Some music tells a story not only with its…

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