• Marc Stone: New Orleans Bluesman

    "All of the great masters we love weren't trying to faithfully re-create the past. They were trying to be successful as the hip new shit."

    Ozy15 mins ago
  • Vine can now put perfectly looping music over your videos

    Vine is getting into music. With an update rolling out Friday, Vine will begin letting its users add music to their videos. The music will be selected and licensed by Vine — it's not yet clear whether you'll be able to dig into your private library to put "Bad Blood" over everything.

    The Verge
  • Music publishing group says it's suing SoundCloud over royalties

    A British music industry group that represents more than 111,000 songwriters and publishers is taking legal action against the popular streaming website SoundCloud for copyright infringement.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Before Kanye West Accepts His Video Vanguard Award, Let's Look Back at His (Multiple) VMAs Meltdowns

    Kanye West is set to receive the MTV Video Music Awards' most coveted prize on Sunday, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, but his history of Moonman-related meltdowns is hard to ignore. In 2004, Kanye's first trip to the VMAs, the College Dropout rapper went home empty-handed. "I'll answer…

    ETonline
  • Ellie Goulding Is Ready to Move Beyond 'Being This Artist That People Sort Of, Kind Of Know'

    For Ellie Goulding's third album, planned for release later this year on Cherrytree/Interscope, she found a second home in super-producer Max Martin's Los Angeles compound-slash-studio where Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra once lived. "Even when I wasn't ­scheduled to be…

    Billboard
  • Texans RB Grimes escapes by playing piano, writing songs

    Jonathan Grimes got an NFL pink slip four times before finally hanging on with the Houston Texans and spending all of last season with the team. ''But I definitely lean on music a lot more just for peace of mind,'' he said.

    The Associated Press
  • Macklemore Stars in Very Own ‘West Side Story’ on New Song ‘Downtown’

    Who knew Macklemore was a fan of classic Broadway musicals? His latest video for the new song “Downtown” is basically an extended riff on “West Side Story." And if you were wondering if Mack is a Shark or a Jet, just take into account that he does call his fanbase the Shark Face Gang.

    Live Nation
  • How Creamfields Started the Global Dance Festival Movement

    This weekend, starting at 10 a.m PT/ 2 p.m. ET Friday, Yahoo Live will live stream selected acts from all three days of the Creamfields festival in the U.K., featuring sets from many of the top EDM acts in the world, including Fatboy Slim, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and many more.

    Live Nation
  • Everything We Know About Justin Bieber's Comeback Album

    In Billboard’s new fall preview issue, we take a look at Justin Bieber’s highly anticipated new album. Here’s what we know about the Biebs’ first proper full-length since 2012’s Believe.

    Billboard
  • Watch Taylor Swift Sing 'Smelly Cat' With Lisa Kudrow at L.A. Show

    Taylor Swift's 1989 world tour has featured an epic roster of special guests, with names getting bigger and weirder as it's progressed. For her final show at Los Angeles' Staples Center, Swift brought out actress Lisa Kudrow, who reprised her famous Friends character Phoebe Buffay. With acoustic…

    Rolling Stone
  • Fifth Harmony Hits Top 10 on Social 50 Chart

    The group powers to a new peak thanks to fervent fan support, the power of Taylor Swift and a new song.

    Billboard
  • How to Regain a Sense of Community for Music Fans

    There’s a fiction that we all want to be doing our own thing, burrowing down into holes of our own device, satiated with a world only we control. But the truth is we want to feel part of humanity — we want to belong — and the further we get away from the rest of... Read more »

    Variety
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    Fan Leaked Travi$ Scott's 'Rodeo' Tracklist

    A fan got a hold of Travi$ Scott's debut album 'Rodeo' and leaked the tracklist online. Most surprising is the track "Piss on Your Grave" featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney which was rumored to be on Kanye's upcoming album 'Swish.'

    Complex
  • Walk The Moon To Perform 'Shut Up And Dance' On The VMAs Red Carpet

    One of the biggest songs of the year is set to kick off the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show on Sunday. Walk the Moon will perform their hit single, "Shut Up and Dance," as well as their new song "Different Colors," on the red carpet this weekend, lead singer Nicholas Petricca confirmed to The…

    Huffington Post
  • The Business of Music: 4 Ideas Worth Noting

    Most people have probably spent at least a few days of their teen life wanting to break into the music business. I don't know about you, but I've probably dreamed about becoming the next Britney Spears during my teenage years. Image Credit: Flickr, Creative Commons, Redfishingboat (Mick O)It's a…

    Huffington Post
  • Is Subscription Streaming Making Fourth-Quarter Blockbuster Albums Obsolete?

    As consumers gradually move away from buying a particular album and toward paying $10 a month into the record business as a whole, industry observers and executives see less imperative behind an October street date.

    Billboard
  • Billboard Cover: The Weeknd on Why 'Nobody Can Stop Me But Myself'

    At 11 o’clock on a humid night under an elevated subway track in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood, one stop short of Coney Island, Abel Tesfaye is dancing out of a cloud of artificial fog over and over again. He takes small but forceful steps, his distinctive dreadlocked rooster’s comb…

    Billboard
  • Hot 100 Chart Moves: Fetty Wap Matches a Mark Last Achieved By the Beatles

    The rapper's first three hits rank at Nos. 8, 9 & 11, equaling an honor previously earned only by the Fab Four. Plus, moves for R. City, X Ambassadors, @iHeartMemphis & Little Mix.

    Billboard