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The Game, Jessie J Debut in Top 10

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The Game and Jessie J

The Game and Jessie J both enter the top 10 this week with their new albums. Read the rest of this page »

50 Cent, Laverne Cox Join Cyndi Lauper to Help LGBT Youth

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Now in its fourth year, Cyndi Lauper‘s annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert has helped gain awareness for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness as well as raise money for the singer’s True Colors Fund. This year, the Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays concert is welcoming 50 Cent, Sufjan Stevens, Salt-N-Pepa and Dixie Chicks‘ Natalie Maines. The event will take place at New York’s renowned Beacon Theatre on December 6th. Rosie O’Donnell and Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox will co-host the event, with 100% of the net proceeds going to the True Colors Fund. Read the rest of this page »

Chance the Rapper Hopes to Release New Album ‘Surf’ By the End of the Year

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In a new interview with Billboard, Chance the Rapper has announced that he’s sitting on a pile of new songs that he plans to release soon, including collaborations with Frank Ocean, J. Cole, and Migos. SPIN’s 2013 Rapper of the Year also noted that his first major release since last year’s Acid Rap — our pick for the No. 2 album of last year — is called Surf, features his band the Social Experiment, and could basically drop at any given moment. Read the rest of this page »

Jessie Ware, Courtney Barnett, Ben Kweller on SXSW’s First Round Artist List

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Courtney Barnett at Firefly 2014

Courtney Barnett, Carl Barat and The Jackals, Ben Kweller, The Big Pink, Jessie Ware and Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts will all be headed to Austin, Texas, in March for the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival, the annual industry gathering announced Wednesday. Read the rest of this page »

Watch Kelly Clarkson Cover Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

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Kelly Clarkson is known for wowing audiences with her soulful ballads, and last weekend she used her powerful vocal chords to take on Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me.” Read the rest of this page »

Kesha Previously Denied Dr. Luke Made Sexual Advances in 2011 Deposition

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Kesha and Dr. Luke

The pop star’s mother also gave sworn testimony about what her daughter didn’t tell her

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Ariel Pink Responds to Misogyny Charges, Makes a Joke About Suicide and Rwanda

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Ariel Pink is feeling persecuted. Speaking to The New Yorker while visiting the P.S. 22 Chorus in Staten Island, New York, the notoriously outlandish singer responded to misogyny charges stemming from his recent critique of Madonna in, well, his own unique way. “Everybody’s a victim, except for small, white, nice guys who just want to make their moms proud and touch some boobies,” Pink said. Read the rest of this page »

Chief Keef dropped by Interscope

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The controversial rapper’s stint on a major label might be over. Read the rest of this page »

MiMiX Audiobus Mixer (Sneak Preview)

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This video is a sneak preview of MiMiX – a new mixer app for Audiobus.

MiMiX is designed to let you control and mix the output of multiple iPad music apps. 

Here’s a preview of MiMiX in action: Read the rest of this page »

Lorde’s ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack Will Feature Grace Jones, Pusha T, HAIM, and More

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The Hunger Games; Lorde; Mockingjay Pt. 1

Seventeen years old, and already with a Rolodex to put all of ours to shame: teenage singer/songwriter Lorde has put the word out to a dozen or so of her coolest and most famous friends for the soundtrack to the upcoming blockbuster flick, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1, and they have answered the call. The track list to the album, curated by the New Zealand crossover star, was revealed today (via iTunes preorder), and it is considerably tantalizing, with appearances from such names as Charli XCX, CHVRCHES, Tove Lo, Bat for Lashes and even ’80s underground icon Grace Jones. Read the rest of this page »

Pioneer’s New Black Box Will Monetize DJs’ Club Sets

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Dollars From The Dancefloor: Pioneer’s KUVO

A solution to the long-contested issue of nightclub performance royalties may come in the form of a small black box. Leading audio-equipment manufacturer Pioneer has developed a product — KUVO, a play on kumo, the Japanese word for cloud — that is plugged into a mixer and tracks each song played through cloud-based technology. And the company, supported by the newly formed Association for Electronic Music, will share the data with performing rights organizations for free. Read the rest of this page »

Google Play Music Now Integrates Songza

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Google Play Music Now Integrates Songza

Users of the Google Play All Access subscription service will see a new feature on Tuesday. Activity-based radio stations are the first signs of Google Play’s integration of Songza, the Internet radio service Google acquired in July.

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Watch Studio Guitarist Tim Pierce At Work

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Studio guitarist Tim Pierce is widely used on hit recordings today, having played on hits by Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Faith Hill, Dave Mathews, Rascal Flatts and many more. Read the rest of this page »