• Dr. Dre ready with 'final' album after 16 years

    Rap mogul Dr. Dre will release his first album in nearly 16 years to accompany a film on his former band N.W.A. and hinted the record would be his last. Dr. Dre -- who has become one of music's richest businesspeople and works with Apple -- said the album would come out on August 7, a week before…

  • Review: Migos' Young Rich Nation is a safe, but satisfying major label debut

    Whatever you may think about the rambunctious rappers from Atlanta, Migos have certainly placed their stamp on the rap game. Takeoff, Quavo, and Offset have influenced countless rappers with the "Migos Flow." Everyone from Drake to Kanye West, to Rick Ross have emulated their cadence, quickly…

    The Verge
  • British TV personality Cilla Black dies aged 72

    British television personality and singer Cilla Black, whose instantly recognizable Liverpool 'scouse' accent won over generations of music fans and television viewers, died in Spain aged 72, Spanish police said on Sunday. Police in Malaga said Priscilla White, her real name, had died in Estapona…

  • WWE is charged up over Meek Mill using Undertaker's theme song

    All you really need to know is Meek Mill finally put out a response Thursday night which sampled the Undertaker's famous entrance music, and the WWE is not happy. Wale wasn't sued for that one, so maybe the WWE is more upset about how bad the song is than that it used the Undertaker's music.

    SB Nation
  • How to Find a Local Show: 6 Bits of Advice

    It can be easy to miss out on a thriving local music scene if you don't know where to look.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Kaskade Enjoys Emotional Homecoming at Lollapalooza 2015

    Kaskade's closing set at Lollapalooza on Friday (July 31) held special meaning for the Northbrook native.

  • 'Rose Garden' country singer Lynn Anderson dead at 67

    Grammy-winning country legend Lynn Anderson, who sprang to international stardom with her 1970s hit "Rose Garden," has died at the age of 67, news reports said Saturday. Anderson died Thursday of a heart attack at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after being admitted for pneumonia, publicist Mark…

  • Haley & Michaels on What It Takes to Be a Country Duo: 'Strong Chemistry' in Vocals & Marriage

    There's a definite buzz in the industry around Haley & Michaels. Just this week, their music was named to "Hoda's Playlist" on the Today show, which resulted in a sales bump of close to 2,000 copies in one day.

  • Why You’ll Hear New Songs on Apple Music First

    We're starting to get a handle on how Apple Music will be different from other streaming services, and premieres are going to be a big part of Apple's strategy.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Here's What The Inspirations For 7 Love Songs Actually Look Like

    If you've ever been listening to a song and subsequently wondered what Sharona or Mr. Jones or Delilah actually looked like, this is for you. 1. "Layla," written by Eric Clapton = Pattie Boyd, George Harrison's wife at the time. She also inspired The Beatles' "Something.""I wasn't so happy when…

    Huffington Post
  • Wax Motif Releases Single, 'Krush Groove,' Signs to Mad Decent: Exclusive

    Diplo’s Mad Decent label prides itself on staying one step ahead of the curve. Their latest signing is Danny Chien, an Australian producer who releases music under the guise of Wax Motif.

  • How to Make Your Own Music

    Here's a helpful guide to getting started writing your own music.

    The Cheat Sheet
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  • 1,000 rockers win over Foo Fighters with viral video

    A video of 1,000 musicians rocking the Foo Fighter's "Learn to Fly" has gone viral, clocking up over five million views in just 48 hours and getting the thumbs up from the American band. The project kicked off in spring 2014, when Fabio Zaffagnini and several friends were looking for "a mad idea"…

  • Nashville studio once set to be razed named historic place

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A storied recording studio on Nashville's Music Row that was once slated to be demolished to make way for a luxury condo development has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

    Associated Press
  • Universal Music Chief Lucian Grainge inks new five-year contract

    Universal Music Group Chairman and Chief Executive Lucian Grainge is set to lead the world's largest record label for at least five more years as the industry's shift to digital streaming accelerates.

    Los Angeles Times
  • This week's most important songs: Disclosure, Prince, and more

    Bow down, readers: the queen Carly Slay Jepsen is roaring back to life. Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij co-wrote and produced "Warm Blood," the latest in a series of great singles cut from Jepsen's upcoming Emotion.

    The Verge
  • 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Dead at 61: His Best Music Moments

    Wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper reportedly died from cardiac arrest in his sleep Thursday night at his Los Angeles home. He was 61. As our own tribute to one of wrestling's biggest personalities, here are Piper's top three musical moments.