• 5SOS Talk All Things Music As They Cover Notion Magazine: ‘We're Here To Enforce Positivity And A Light Into Our Fans' Lives’

    Just in case you thought 5 Seconds Of Summer couldn’t possibly get any hotter, what with their incredible musical talent and their, eh, average good looks (OH WHO ARE WE KIDDING, THEY’RE SO FIT WE MIGHT CRY), they’ve only gone and landed the cover of Notion Magazine.

    Rachel Pilcher
  • Fall Music: The 35 Most Anticipated New Albums

    Find release dates, details, and streaming tracks from this fall's most anticipated album releases, including new music from Lana Del Rey, Deafheaven, Disclosure, Joanna Newsom, New Order, The Dead Weather, CHVRCHES, and many more critically acclaimed acts. (Plus an album made by cats.) Read and…

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  • Sam Smith Says His Vocal Cord Operation Was A ‘Blessing In Disguise’

    Earlier this year, Sam Smith underwent throat surgery after suffering a haemorrhage on his vocal cords. The 23-year-old spoke to Radio 2′s Ken Bruce from the BBC Radio Theatre in London ahead of his performance there, and admitted that his singing feels ‘stronger’ now. “I went to the throat doctor…

    Rachel Pilcher
  • Google launches music streaming service in Japan

    Google has launched a music streaming service in Japan, becoming the latest tech giant to push into the world's number two music market, despite mixed results among earlier arrivals. The launch, announced Thursday, came after similar services debuted in Japan this year by Apple, popular messaging…

    AFP
  • Jay Z, Solange Dedicate Songs to Beyonce in Poignant Birthday Post

    Jay Z, Solange, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and other loved ones celebrated Beyoncé's 34th birthday Friday with a playlist of songs representing their "most cherished moments" with the singer. The post, which also includes reflections from Beyoncé's parents and daughter, Blue Ivy, was posted…

    Rolling Stone
  • An Interview With Drag Race All-Star Tammie Brown

    Photo by Austin Young This past Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus invited a group of well known drag queens on stage with her to perform some of her newest album. It was a big moment, and whatever you want to think or say about "appropriation," there was undoubtedly some kid…

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  • B.o.B Talks 'Psycadelik Thoughtz,' His No Genre Label & Relationships

    B.o.B talks about latest project "Psycadelik Thoughtz," his No Genre label and sustaining a relationship

    Billboard
  • Six Months in a Leaky Boat

    The heading above is a fantastic Split Enz song, and a great way to segue between disability and the nautical theme of this blog. The song is a reference to the time it took pioneers in the days of sail, to travel to Australia and New Zealand (hence the line "the tyranny of distance"), and a…

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  • Online music retailer Sweetwater adding 285 jobs by 2018

    Sweetwater Sound Inc. will invest $8.8 million in expanding its Indiana headquarters and creating up to 285 new jobs by the end of 2018, the online musical instrument and audio gear retailer announced ...

    Associated Press
  • Keith Richards belittles rap, metal

    Hip-hop has come to dominate much of the music industry, but Keith Richards is definitely not among the converted. "What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there," he told the New York Daily News.

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  • 20 Sensible Fashions for Music Festivals at ONE Musicfest Block Party

    Dressing for a day-long music festival can be daunting. Festival goers often ask themselves: Should my outfit be functional or ornamental? Luckily, at the ONE Musicfest Block Party, I spotted 20 sensible fashions that will work and werk! effortlessly at any music festival this season.1. Big bold…

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  • The Cringe, Led by Rachael Ray's Husband John Cusimano, Rock Out on 'Anything You Say': Exclusive Song Premiere

    After four previous albums, The Cringe was determined to up its game for the forthcoming 'Blind Spot.' "The first order of business is we wanted to work with a producer," frontman and group founder John Cusimano tells Billboard.

    Billboard
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    Stop Time Tonight (audio)

    Music video by Ricky Martin performing Stop Time Tonight (audio). (C) 2005 Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands B.V.

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  • Digital Song Sales Hit Seven-Year Low as Streaming Continues to Rise

    U.S. weekly digital song sales hit a new low, as on-demand streams reach a record high, according to Nielsen Music.

    Billboard
  • 44 million tried Apple Music in its first month: ComScore

    Apple Inc.'s new music service reached the ears of more than 44 million smartphone owners in the United States during its first month, making it one of the top 15 smartphone apps in the nation, ComScore ...

    MarketWatch
  • Listen to synth mystic Oneohtrix Point Never's new single, 'I Bite Through It'

    Daniel Lopatin is prepping the release of his eighth full-length as Oneohtrix Point Never, Garden of Delete, for November 13th. As part of an interview with Rolling Stone, Lopatin unveiled the record's first single, "I Bite Through It," which follows a series of three teasers called "drone," "gun,"…

    The Verge
  • Singer Ella Eyre eyes solo success with debut album

    Ella Eyre, the British singer known for her bold vocals, has just released her debut album, after collaborations with drum and bass band Rudimental and rapper Wiz Khalifa. Aged 16, Eyre, whose real name is Ella McMahon, was cast as Tallulah in her school production of "Bugsy Malone", which she…

    Reuters
  • See it First: Bear's Den Premieres Moving Live Performance at Amsterdam's Melkweg

    Exclusive Premiere of Bear's Den Live at Amsterdam's Melkweg"Above The Clouds of Pompeii" is a beautiful song from the popular alternative folk band, Bear's Den. The single is from their current album, Islands. The video (above) was filmed at a show at Melkweg in Amsterdam earlier this year --…

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