• MTV VMA Nominations & Nicki Minaj Aftermath Shake Up Social 50 Chart

    Nicki Minaj sparks discussion around the VMA nominations, stirring a rise in the Social 50 charts for her as well as Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran.

    Billboard
  • Paradigm Announces Partnership With The Windish Agency

    Leading indie agency brings hot roster to the majors.

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  • How Guitar Hero Live borrows from old-school MTV and Destiny

    Freestyle's new multiplayer model has recurring content and a classic feel.

    CNET
  • A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Warren Haynes Examines His "Spots of Time" on New Record

    Photo/Danny ClinchFor a musician who's spent most of his life improvising on stage and in the studio, it's quite ironic - and gloriously so I might add - that his latest album was planned for nearly a decade with songs that have sort of a fixed beginning and end. Warren Haynes, the iconic rock and…

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  • Sonos speakers now work with Microsoft's Groove music service

    Microsoft rebranded its Xbox Music service to Groove earlier this month, and it officially launches today. While Sonos never supported Xbox Music, fans will be pleased to hear that Groove is now officially supported. It's available in beta from the Sonos controller, allowing you to stream Groove…

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    Lawsuit proves Happy Birthday popular song not covered by copyright

    Evidence in a lawsuit against Warner/Chappell Music Inc. suggests that one of the most recognizable songs in the English language, “Happy Birthday to You,” is not covered by copyright.

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  • Watch Foals' new 360-degree video filmed on a GoPro

    Today, the band dropped a video for the album single "Mountain at my Gates," which was filmed using GoPro's new spherical camera mount to create a virtual reality experience. The premise of the video is simple enough: the band plays the song in some kind of mountain valley surrounded by birds.…

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  • Chance the Rapper Announces North American 'Family Matters' Tour

    Just days after revealing that he's going to be a father, Chance the Rapper has announced a fall tour with a very fitting title.

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  • Rapper Future takes top spot on Billboard chart

    (Reuters) - Rap artist Future topped the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for the first time with the debut of his album "DS2" this week. "DS2" is the third studio album from the 31-year-old. The 13-track album sold 151,000 units in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, making…

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  • The Weeknd Is Literally On Fire In 'Can't Feel My Face' Music Video

    The Weeknd has finally released the video for his latest hit (this editor's current jam) "Can't Feel My Face," and it's (quite literally) fire.In the three-and-a-half minute clip (released on Apple Music), the Canadian hip-hop artist tries to wow a very bored crowd with his dance-y track, but…

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  • Olympics-Song says Beijing Winter Games will boost NHL in Asia

    By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 (Reuters) - Song Andong, the first Chinese-born player drafted to play in the National Hockey League, got a first-hand look on Wednesday at the giant shoes he is trying to fill. Since being picked this year by the New York Islanders, the 18-year-old Song has…

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Craig Campbell Gets Hot and Heavy in New Video

    Things get a little steamy in Craig Campbell's new "Tomorrow Tonight" video. The country star is set to unveil his brand new music video on Thursday and only ETonline has your first look behind-the-scenes. Sneak a peek in the player above! WATCH: Luke Bryan Talks 'New Sounds' on Upcoming Album…

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  • Apple Music’s Strategy Is No-Paywall Premieres, Not Exclusives

    The idea of Apple Music struck fear in the hearts of listeners like me. The company had enough money to buy exclusives that could fracture and balkanize the world’s music catalog. The problem with exclusives on services like Tidal or Spotify is that only the tiny percentage of people who pay for…

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  • What Do Computers 'Think' of Pop Music?

    When Stevie Wonder wrote "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand," the word "all" meant "all people." But that was in 1976. With the rapid advancement of technology, music is gradually becoming a language that can also be understood by computers, so that computers can…

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  • Macklemore's 'Complex' Cover Story: 5 Things We Learned

    Macklemore, whose been fairly quiet since finishing his press and tours for his 2012 smash album The Heist, broke his silence in a new cover story for the August/September 2015 issue of Complex. In the story, he discusses his growing family, his next album, and the price of fame -- read on for our…

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  • Hip-Hop Represents Hard In Hot 100's Top 10

    Fetty Wap’s 80-spot jump to No. 7 on the Hot 100 with “My Way,” reported yesterday, increased the total number of rap songs in the chart’s top 10 to four, as the track joined Silento’s “Watch Me” (No. 3), Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, (No. 5) and fellow Fetty Wap tune “Trap…

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    Riffs, Fire, and 'The Devil in I'

    Summer's Last Stand Tour headliner Slipknot lights up the stage with pyrotechnics and heavy riffs during their song 'The Devil in I.'

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  • Amazon Brings Prime Music to the U.K.

    One year after its U.S. bow, Amazon’s Prime Music streaming service has launched in the U.K., providing British consumers with a fresh alternative in the increasingly crowded streaming market.  As per Amazon’s North American offering, the ad-free service is bundled into the existing Prime…

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  • Review: Titus Andronicus' The Most Lamentable Tragedy is vital, vicious rock

    When you find yourself in the middle of a Titus Andronicus binge, it’s easy to slip into a parallel universe — a world much like ours, but where "+@" (the band’s preferred short form) is the biggest band in the world. "Ecce Homo" streaming from open car windows, "Titus Andronicus" blaring from…

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