• SoundCloud iOS update makes it easier to find new music

    SoundCloud has been keen on adding new features regularly to make its version of music streaming more useful for listeners. With an update today, the company's iOS app received a handful of tools that'll ...

    Engadget
  • Reports: Facebook in talks with major music labels

    As Apple wades into streaming music online like Spotify and Pandora, rumors are flying that Facebook could be next. The social media giant is in talks with major music labels including Sony

    San Jose Mercury News
  • David Guetta on Depression, Divorce, and Keeping It Real

    “Now I’m feeling very happy again and it’s kind of good,” he says. “I have this new record, 'Hey Mama,’ and it’s really back to fun and a journey to a young kind of music with Nicki Minaj. I’m coming back to being myself again.”

    Live Nation
  • GarageBand can now upload songs straight to Apple Music Connect

    Apple is trying to make it easier for artists to go from creating a song to getting it in front of fans. It updated GarageBand this week to allow for tracks to be published from the app into Apple Music's Connect section, a social area that allows artists to post news, photos, and songs.

    The Verge
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    Demi Lovato Denies Ripping Off Katy Perry/Jessie J Song in Her New Single

    Did Demi Lovato rip off a Katy Perry song in her newest single Cool for Summer? Well, she says no!

    HollyScoop
  • Heitor Pereira's Music for 'Minions'

    Heitor Pereira is the Brazilian composer who created the music for Minions, and for its two Despicable Me predecessors. He spoke to me about some of the 1960's classic songs on the soundtrack of the new film and creating music that is "a rollercoaster for the emotions."This film is a prequel that…

    Huffington Post
  • Apple's new iBooks aim to help you with iOS 8.4, Apple Music

    Need help with Apple Music and the other new features introduced in iOS 8.4? Apple has you covered with a new series of user guides.

    CNET
  • Prince removes his music catalog from streaming services

    Unless you're a Google Music or Tidal customer, you may have noticed that Prince's catalog is absent from your go-to service. Music from the artist is gone from the likes of Spotify, Rdio and Deezer, leaving ...

    Engadget
  • Stars & Hearts: iTunes' new ratings options explained (with jokes)

    The new version of iTunes gives you the option of choosing two different rating systems for your music. There's the classic five-star ratings we all know, but with the addition of Apple Music, you can also "Love" a song or artist to signal to Apple that you'd like to hear more of that kind of music…

    The Verge
  • The Vergecast 160: Apple Music, Beats 1 radio, and Magic Mike XXL

    Shoutout to music! Shoutout to stars! Shoutout to hearts! This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Emily are joined by Racked's Nicola Fumo in the hype seat to discuss Apple Music, Beats 1 radio, the cultural force that is Magic Mike XXL, and the fate of comments. Crank it up and get ready to…

    The Verge
  • Skrillex Announces Youth Charity Program for Upcoming Train Tour

    Skrillex announced a new charity project Wednesday in partnership with Bridges for Music that will donate thousands of dollars worth of Pioneer music equipment to local youth music centers along the route of his Full Flex Express train tour this month.

    Billboard
  • Piano Man Sets New Record At Madison Square Garden

    NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New York City for more than two hours. He sang hits…

    Huffington Post
  • First Click: Great, now I need a subscription to subscription music services

    It has finally come to this: I need a subscription to subscription streaming music services. A subscription that sits on top of all the others so I don’t have to worry when Dre and Taylor launch exclusives on Apple Music, Led Zeppelin debuts on Spotify, or Jay Z holds a private concert on Tidal.…

    The Verge
  • Prince just left Spotify and my playlists are totally hosed

    Last night Prince pulled all his music off Spotify, leaving it on only Tidal and Google Play, and single-handedly screwing up my five favorite playlists at once. Put simply, I cannot make playlists without Prince songs, and I'm seriously considering switching to Tidal just so I can keep my queues…

    The Verge
  • The new Disclosure video is one quarter of a dark sci-fi short

    With its breezy two-step garage beat, bubbly synths, and soulful vocals from Gregory Porter, "Holding On" sure does sound like Disclosure. "We wanted to create something very different with our music videos this time around," Disclosure said on Twitter. Caracal is also the name of Disclosure's…

    The Verge
  • Alt-rockers Breaking Benjamin top Billboard 200 for first time

    By Katherine Davis-Young LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Breaking Benjamin's album "Darkness Before Dawn" earned the alternative rock band its first ever No. 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday. "Darkness Before Dawn," which debuted this week, is the band's fifth album and its first new…

    Reuters
  • Robin Thicke: 'I Know the Difference Between Inspiration and Theft'

    Robin Thicke maintained that he did not plagiarize Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" when he co-wrote "Blurred Lines" in his first interview since a jury decided otherwise. "I know the difference between inspiration and theft," he recently told The New York Times. "I’m constantly...

    Rolling Stone