• Move Over, Nicki Minaj! Miley Cyrus Gets Dissed by Another Rapper

    Nicki Minaj isn't the only rapper who has bad blood with Miley Cyrus. Vince Staples is speaking out against this year's MTV Video Music Awards host, after Cyrus commented on hip-hop heavyweight Kendrick Lamar in a pre-VMAs interview with Marie Claire. "There is so much sexism, ageism, you name…

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  • This week's most important songs: Alessia Cara, The Weeknd, and more

    This is the first song on Alessia Cara’s debut EP Four Pink Walls, which was released last week. If you’re familiar with Cara, it’s probably because of her single "Here," the piece of anxious pop-soul that lifted her from a world of acoustic covers on YouTube into a record deal with Def Jam. If you…

    The Verge
  • Justin Bieber Scores First U.K. No. 1 Single With 'What Do You Mean?'

    The Weeknd's third album, Beauty Behind the Madness (XO/Republic/Universal Island), entered the U.K. chart at No. 1 on Friday (Sept. 4), as Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?" (Def Jam/Universal) became his first chart-topping single in the territory. Meanwhile, Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour…

    Billboard
  • Paul McCartney, Fergie, Other Stars Record 'Love Song To The Earth'

    Music superstars have come together to stress the importance of protecting our environment. A group of artists, including Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi and Sheryl Crow recorded "Love Song to the Earth" -- a new song dedicated to rallying people to climate action and supporting the U.N.'s efforts to…

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  • Here's What We Hope To See from Beyonce's Made In America Headlining Set

    Beyonce​ is headlining Day 1 of Philadelphia’s Made In America festival tomorrow -- and turning 34 today.

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  • The 'Well-Strung' Hunks Play 'Royals' Like You've Never Heard It Before

    The boys of Well-Strung: The Singing String Quartet are closing out their busy summer with their latest pop-classical confection.First violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Chris Marchant, violist Trevor Wadleigh and cellist Daniel Shevlin are Fifth Avenue subway buskers in the black-and-white…

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  • A Composer Hopes His Music Will Put You to Sleep

    (Photo: Getty Images)By Melissa DahlThe entire point of "Sleep," a digital album composed by British musician Max Richter, is that the eight-hour piece lulls its listeners to sleep. The classical composition includes strings, a lightly-played piano, and some appropriately dreamy vocals -- more oohs…

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • Hot 100 Chart Moves: One Direction's 'Drag Me Down' Jumps Back Up

    The song's official video release spurs its 31-14 rebound. Plus, moves for Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Jonas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

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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

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  • Empire: Listen to Two New Season 2 Songs Now!

    This article, Empire: Listen to Two New Season 2 Songs Now!, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.

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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 ...

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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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  • 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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