• People are calling for a Beyoncé boycott after her Super Bowl song sent a harsh message to the police

    Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime performance of her new song "Formation" was met with acclaim...

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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    Who's going to pass on something called "Pokey Song"? Nobody that's who. If you pressed play then you're one of the wise ones. Will Sprott's massive talent is illuminated here when he uses "hanky panky", "okey dokey", and "hokey pokey" in the same song and it actually works. As ridiculous as this…

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  • “Happy Birthday” To Enter The Public Domain

    In 1893, a kindergarten principal named Patty Smith Hill and her pianist sister Mildred Hill wrote "Happy Birthday," also known as "Happy Birthday To You." It went on to become an American standard, one of those songs everybody can sing along to in their sleep, but the Hill sisters never published…

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  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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…

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  • Beyoncé once rejected a Coldplay song by telling Chris Martin it was 'awful'

    Beyoncé may love Coldplay's "Yellow" and agreed to sing with the band for the...

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  • PREMIERE: British Producer Loom Brings Emotion to the Rave With “Dyed Black Hair”

    Loom's fantastic 'European Heartache' EP is out this week. The post PREMIERE: British Producer Loom Brings Emotion to the Rave With “Dyed Black Hair” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

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  • Can Music Help You Work Better?

    Is Mozart the ideal study buddy?

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  • The Killers Working With Elton John On New Album

    Elton John revealed that he will be working with the Killers on their forthcoming album in a recent promotional video for Shazam. John spends most of the video talking about his new LP, which came out last week, and mentions flying to Vegas to work with Brandon Flowers toward the end of the clip.…

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  • Rogue Wave – “What Is Left To Solve” (Stereogum Premiere)

    Now led by Zach Rogue, his longtime bandmate Pat Spurgeon, pop-minded indie rock veterans Rogue Wave are set to release their sixth album Delusions Of Grand Fur this spring. Lead single "What Is Left To Solve?" reverberates with a sense of urgency thanks to a fast bass line and steady drums. It's a…

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  • Weird Dreams – “The Ladder”

    Back in 2012, the London band Weird Dreams released Choreography, an impressive album of homespun indie-pop. After that, they went silent. In the years since, Weird Dreams has stopped being a band and become, instead, a solo project of frontman Doran Edwards. Edwards kept recording, but he kept his…

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  • Shonen Knife – “Jump Into The New World” (Stereogum Premiere)

    Shonen Knife have been around so long that when they gained widespread popularity as an opener for Nirvana in 1993, they had already been a band for more than a decade. Embarking on their 35th year together by announcing their 16th studio album, the Japanese trio continues to deliver their…

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  • Do the Grammys Have a Rap Problem?

    Kanye West has amassed 21 Grammys. At a concert in Phoenix in December 2013, four days after that year’s Grammy nominations were announced, West blasted the Grammys as part of a 20-minute monologue/rant. “So, when the Grammy nominations come out and Yeezus is [one of] the top one or two albums on…

    Paul Grein