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Scooter Braun Was ‘Blown Away’ By ‘Jem and the Holograms’ Movie

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Fans of the Jem and the Holograms toy line and animated TV series from the ‘80s have every reason to be excited about the upcoming movie about the fictional pop band, producer Scooter Braun told The Hollywood Reporter at Wednesday night’s fundraising gala for his brother’s global education organization Pencils of Promise. Read the rest of this page »

Muse working with AC/DC producer on new studio album

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Muse have confirmed that they are working with AC/DC producer Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange on their new album. Read the rest of this page »

Gawk Over Guitar Art For a Good Cause

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This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster, and you’re invited to celebrate while supporting a good cause. As previously reported, the guitar OGs are teaming up with surf staple Hurley to auction off no fewer than 20 unique takes on the iconic instrument. While the bidding is happening via eBay, the hand-painted guitars will be on display  Friday, October 24, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at 1945 Placentia Avenue in Costa Mesa, California. The Hurley headquarters will play host to a night of art, live music, and more, with all proceeds going to Waves for Water.

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Iggy Azalea: ‘Beg For It’ feat. MØ – Full Song & Lyrics!

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Iggy Azalea: 'Beg For It' feat. MØ - Full Song & Lyrics!

Check out your first listen of Iggy Azalea‘s brand new song “Beg For It” featuring Danish rising star ! Read the rest of this page »

Watch Cobra Starship and Icona Pop’s “Never Been In Love” Music Video

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The members of Cobra Starship have teamed up with Icona Pop for their newest hit “Never Been In Love.” Read the rest of this page »

“Tinder for after-parties” has arrived

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Looking for a party to crash? There's an app for that

Mooching around the club at 5am in search of a morning session?

Or perhaps you fancy having an impromptu house party with a bunch of total strangers? There’s an app for that! Read the rest of this page »

T.I. Signs Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV Music

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Rapper and songwriter T.I. has signed a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the company announced Friday. The agreement covers all future works, as well as his just-released studio album and his share of the cut for Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines,” the biggest hit of 2013.

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Researcher: Beyonce’s Music Is For Dumb People, Radiohead’s Music Is For Smart People

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First giving honor to Beyonce, who is the head of my pop charts, I would like the Beygency and all of its agents to know that TSS had nothing to do with the recent study, which argues that smart people do not listen to Beyonce. Read the rest of this page »

Why We Love The Music We Love

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It’s fair to say that anyone that’s in the music business likes music. No, make that loves music. We’ve all had that rush when hearing a song that’s a feeling like no other. And to play it in front of people is taking it to yet another level. Read the rest of this page »

Toro Y Moi’s Les Sins Project Shares “Talk About”

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Toro Y Moi's Les Sins Project Shares

Toro Y Moi‘s Chaz Bundick is getting ready to release his debut album under the name Les Sins. It’s called Michael, and it’s out November 4. Now, he’s shared “Talk About”, the album’s opening track. Listen to it above, via Gorilla vs. Bear. Previously, he shared “Why” and “Bother”. Read the rest of this page »

Taylor Swift unveils ’1989′ tracklisting

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Taylor Swift unveils '1989' tracklisting

Taylor Swift has shared the tracklisting for her new album ’1989′. Read the rest of this page »

The Most Overlooked Part Of Preproduction

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Music production is so much about being familiar with the artist that you’re working with, but many producers overlook the “Getting To Know You” phase of the job. The reason is that intimately knowing the likes and dislikes of an artist can really help you keep the production moving forward down the line, or stop it in its tracks if there’s something that you don’t know about. Here’s an excerpt from my Music Producer’s Handbook that outlines this phase. Read the rest of this page »

New Music: Ludacris – ‘Numbers On the Boards (Freestyle)’

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In honor of Throwback Thursday, Ludacris spits a freestyle over Pusha T’s 2013 single “Numbers on the Boards” as part of his ongoing “LudaVerses” series. The DTP chief, who previously remixed 2 Chainz’ “Crib in My Closet” and ILoveMakonnen’s “Tuesday,” schools the competition while declaring his OG status. Read the rest of this page »

Happy Anniversary, Kendrick Lamar!

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The album that introduced America to K.Dot turns two years old today. So let’s toast (and take a pool full of liquor and dive in it) as we appreciate the Compton emcees landmark debut Read the rest of this page »