Following “Free Britney” Protest, Britney Spears Tells Misguided Fans To Please Chill

Leave Britney alone! Yesterday, fans staged a full-on "Free Britney" protest demanding the pop star be released from a treatment facility in response to online rumors that Spears was being held against her will. But Spears took to Instagram today to set the rumors straight. "All is well. My family has … More »
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WATCH: Cardi B Goes Off on The Shade Room for Only Posting Negative Articles About Her & Offset

Cardi B just went all the off on The Shade Room!In a series of now-deleted Instagram videos and posts, Cardi blasted TSR and its owner, Angie Nwandu, for what she believes is a “hate campaign” against her and people she associates with and/or supports.The “Please Me” rapper went on the epic rant today (Apr. 23) and claims that since TSR agreed to not post about her, the Instagram blog then started going after artists she’s close with, like artists signed to QC (Quality Control Music label), desp...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Instagram, Beef, Rants, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Ellen Degeneres, Angie Nwandu, The Shade Room, Cardi B, Cardi, celebs on Instagram, Offset, TSR

Watch Taylor Swift Perform At Time 100 Gala

Tonight, Taylor Swift is performing at the Time 100 gala. Swift is one of the six world influencers featured on the cover of this year’s TIME 100 issues. "When you write about your life, it lets you process your life...good or bad," she said before performing "Delicate" from 2017's Reputation. "I use my writing as … More »
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The Architects of Illmatic: Miss Info & L.E.S.

"It felt like it was happening... like a storm."
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Adding Value To Your Email List

As an artist, it can be difficult to keep up with social media algorithms, and to effectively game the system enough to make social channels an effective promotional tool. Luckily, the old-school option of email still remains a highly effective avenue for musicians, provided you can keep your fans from unsubscribing. ________________________ Guest post by Evan Zwisler of the Symphonic Blog Social media algorithms can be annoying. They change daily (so it seems) and make it so your fa...
Tags: Facebook, Music, New York, New York City, Starbucks, Espe, Evan Zwisler, Aaron Espe

Remix Hits Opens Stem Marketplace, Partners With Sony To Offer Iconic Songs

Nashville based Remix Hits has launched a hit song stem marketplace offering producers iconic songs in the form of an affordable remix-focused ‘Kontakt’ stem instrument dubbed ReleaseTM . The first wave of available song packs includes classic hits from Sony Music, including: TLC’s No Scrubs, The Outfield’s Your Love, The Guess Who’s ‘American Woman,’ Europe’s ‘The Final Countdown,’ and several more. Many more songs from a variety of genres and era are in the pipeline for release. ...
Tags: Europe, Music, Sony, Nashville, Tlc, Soundcloud, Bruce Houghton, YouTube Soundcloud, Brooker, Outfield, Sam Brooker, Sony Remix Hits, Spotify Apple Music Tidal YouTube

Free 'Profitable Musician Summit' Begins Online Today

In a new ten-day event created by Bree Noble, thirty-three experts will offer tactical strategies and actionable advice to independent artists looking to both earn and retain more money in their music industry careers. __________________________ Guest post by Randi Zimmerman of Symphonic Blog The Profitable Musician Summit 2019 is a free, 10-day online event created by Bree Noble, founder of Women of Substance Radio & The Female Entrepreneur Musician, featuring interviews with 33 ex...
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TUE. BRIEF: Audioburst Raises $10M • Muso Adds $4.5M • Streamers Drink Beyonce's Lemonade • More

TUESDAY 4.23. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
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Travis Scott Sued By Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul Over “No Bystanders”

The hook in Travis Scott’s Astroworld hit “No Bystanders” goes, “Fuck the club up / Fuck the club up.” Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul has just sued the rapper for stealing “the cadence and sound” from Three 6 Mafia’s 1997 song “Tear Da Club Up,” which DJ Paul co-wrote and performed. More »
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Legacy Music Industry Shouldn't Watch Over Royalties Of Independent Songwriters [Op-Ed]

Although there was plenty of trepidation leading up to the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act, the legislation was met with surprisingly little controversy once it was passed. Since then, unfortunately, some details have emerged over how the royalties of independent songwriters will be monitored that are raising the ire of some in the music industry. __________________________ Guest post by Mike Masnick of Techdirt Last year, a very strange thing happened in the copyright...
Tags: Music, Congress, Riaa, Copyright Office, Zoe Keating, Mike Masnick, Keating, SoundExchange, National Music Publishers Association NMPA, NMPA, David Israelite, AMLC, Sony Universal

Stream Otoboke Beaver’s New Album Itekoma Hits

Otoboke Beaver unleashed their relentless punk energy over three albums and various singles and EPs. Last year, we premiered “anata watashi daita ato yome no meshi” 7″. Now, the Kyoto quartet are releasing their fourth full-length, Itekoma Hits. More »
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New Video: Lil Uzi Vert “That’s A Rack”

Lil’ Uzi Vert’s return from retirement is off to a good start. After dropping “Free Uzi” in March, the Philadelphia star followed that up with the dual tracks “That’s A Rack” and “Sanguine Paradise” earlier this month. As the anticipation for his Eternal Atake project continues to reach new levels, Uzi releases a music video for “That’s a Rack.” The artful visual finds Lil’ Uzi Vert surrounded by naked women seated with violins, later enjoying the presence of nude models covered in paint. The...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Philadelphia, Lil Uzi Vert, Uzi, Free Uzi, That's A Rack

Berklee Announces Online Master's Degree In Film Scoring

Berklee Online has announced a new Master Degree in Music in Film Scoring. The program will officially start in January 2020, with applications launching on May 13. The Berklee Online Master of Music in Film Scoring program will teach students how to analyze a given film score on multiple musical and dramatic levels, articulate a unique compositional voice, compose in a wide variety of styles, produce a remote recording session with a professional orchestra, create exceedingly real-soundi...
Tags: Music, Bruce Houghton, Berklee, Berklee Online, Carin Nuernberg, Online Education for Berklee Online

Spotify, Chance The Rapper, Kesha Join Webby Winners 2019

Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Kesha, Solange and Spotify were among the 2019 Webby Award Winners alongside Steph Curry, Ellen DeGeneres, The Walking Dead, Trevor Noah and more. Three million votes were cast in more than 240 countries to choose the Winners of the Webby People’s Voice Awards. This year’s Winners will be recognized alongside Special Achievement honorees, including trailblazer Greta Thunberg, actor Issa Rae, Glossierfounder Emily Weiss, artist Tierra Whack, and host...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, New York, Instagram, Jimmy Fallon, New York City, Disney, America, Nasa, Cnn, Netflix, House, Conan, Musicians, Emma Stone

Eminem’s Definition of “Stan” Has Been Added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Before "stanning" your favorite celebrity became typical slang among social media and meme culture, Eminem introduced the world to the term in his 2000 hit, "Stan." Now, the word has officially been added to Merriam-Webster as both a noun and a verb. More »
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The ONOFF speaker turns a ubiquitous digital interaction into a physical product

The shape of the ONOFF speaker needs literally no introduction if you’ve ever used a gadget in the past 5-10 years. Ever been around a smartphone, a tablet, or even a laptop? Chances are you’ve seen something quite similar. The toggle-switch UI. Found in most Settings areas of apps, websites, and systems, the toggle-switch lets you switch on or off a feature… and is ubiquity makes it a perfect visual metaphor for being on or off. Yongha Yang took that digital UI and turned it literally into the ...
Tags: Music, Design, Audio, Speakers, Ui, Bluetooth Speaker, Product Design, Wireless Speaker, Digital Interaction, On/off, ONOFF speaker, Toggle Switch, Yongha Yang

Twitter Stock Up 15.7% On Strong Revenue Growth But Weak Monthly User Stats

UPDATED 2: The last monthly user stats that Twitter says it will ever share showed a social media channel struggling to grow. Twitter added monthly users for the first time in a year - 330 million monthly users vs. 321 million in the previous quarter. But that's still lower than the 336 million in the same quarter last year. Twitter had announced that they would no longer share monthly users stats.  The company's new  preferred metric - monetizable daily active users - were 134 milli...
Tags: Twitter, Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Diy Musicians, Social Media. Music

Pandora Set To Launch Interactive Voice Ads

A fundamental part of the music business, advertising's latest evolution is arriving at Pandora in the form of interactive voice ads, built in partnership with Instreamatic around AI tech and with an alleged ability to understand listeners' speech beyond simple "yes" and "no" commands. ________________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Advertising is a necessary evil. We all hate ads no matter what the format, but they help pay for the entertainment content that we co...
Tags: Music, Pandora, Guest Post, Bobby Owsinski, Instreamatic

Rachel Brosnahan Can't Stop Going Blonder & Blonder

Blame the warmer weather or the fresh springtime outfits that come with it, but it seems like everyone in Hollywood is suddenly feeling bored with their winter lowlights. In just the past month, Bella Hadid brought her dark-brown hair a few shades closer to sun-kissed; Riverdale 's Camila Mendes lightened up from glossy blue-black hair to softer chestnut waves; and now, even Rachel Brosnahan is getting on board with spring's breakout hair-color trend.In the beginning of April, the Marvelous Mrs...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Broadway, Riverdale, Bella Hadid, Greller, Camila Mendes, Rachel Brosnahan, Bumble Bumble, Mrs Maisel, Brosnahan, Kitty Greller, Lisa Haron

WATCH: Van Jones Claps Back at Wendy Williams After She Brings Up His Divorce

Wendy Williams just got called out on her own show!Political commentator and activist Van Jones stopped by The Wendy Williams Show today (Apr. 23) to promote his new CNN show, The Redemption Project, which he also happens to produce with his soon-to-be ex-wife, Jana Carter.So, as Williams likes to do, she pried into Jones’ private life.“You still wear a ring,” Williams said while looking at Jones’ hand and mentioning his ongoing divorce from Carter.However, Jones wasn’t having it and quickly cla...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Television, Interviews, Cnn, Williams, Pop Culture, Jazz, Wendy Williams, Jones, Carter, Wendy, Van Jones, Kevin Hunter, Wendy Williams Show, The Wendy Williams Show

Khalid Says People Used to Chant ‘Khalid Can’t Sing’ at Him in High School

At just 21 years old, Khalid is already on the path to becoming something of a legend in the hip-hop world. But there were haters who doubted his skills, and even bullied him. “I guess people didn’t like my singing or my voice. It’s something that happens to everyone in high school, but I had…
Tags: Music, News, Uncategorized, Khalid, TIME 100, 2019 TIME 100, T100galaredcarpet

The Most In-Demand Products From Sephora's Beauty Insider Event

It's official, Sephora's big Beauty Insider Event is practically here — and like most no-holds-barred beauty sales, you'll want in on all the savings.For those just joining us, here's a quick breakdown of the sale: It's open to all three tiers of Sephora's Insider loyalty program, but the highest savings go to Rouge members (those who spend $1000 or more a year). Rouge gets you 20% off when you use the code 'HEYROUGE,' and also grants you early access to the sale starting April 26. If you're a ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, New York City, Nails Inc, Jessica Simpson, Sephora, VIB, Hazan, Rouge, Rita Hazan, Caudalie, Kaja, Kaja Heart Melter Lip Gloss Stick, Amazon Holy, Kosas Tinted Face Oil

C. J. Farley's Playlist for His Novel "Around Harvard Square"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. C. J. Farley's Around Harvard Square is a raucously funny and satirical coming-of-age novel. The National Book Review wrote of the book: "A smart, satirical novel about surviving ...
Tags: Music, New York, Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z, Scotland, Boston, Time, Beck, Nas, Radiohead, David, Harvard, New Jersey, Erykah Badu, Miami, Aaliyah

Watch Nicolas Cage Sing “Purple Rain” At LA Karaoke Bar

Nicolas Cage is having a bit of a rough time. Last month, he drunkenly got married in Vegas. Four days later, he filed to have the marriage annulled. But the woman he married, Erika Koike, says that the marriage was real and is seeking spousal support. So how is Nicolas Cage coping? Karaoke. More »
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Under $50 Kitchen Gifts Moms Need (Even If They Don't Know It)

Our Mother's Day goal is not only to survive the annual matriarch-celebration, but to absolutely thrive our way through it with the most thoughtful gifts imaginable. If you've already worn out the whole flowers and cards routine, then our alternative kitchen-gadget game-plan may be just the strategy to try. In honor of the upcoming May 12 occasion we hunted down the genius cook to bakeware goods that your mom may not know she needs, but once she owns won't be able to do without.These gifts all ...
Tags: Amazon, Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, New York City, Walmart, Kitchenaid, Le Creuset, Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, Cuisinart Mini Prep, Le Creuset Salt Crock, Graf Lantz Botanical Trivet Lace Leaf Rosewood

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