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Lil Wayne Just Dropped His Entire ‘Free Weezy Album’ as a Tidal Exclusive

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He’s been promising it for months, and as the clock struck midnight on Independence Day, Lil Wayne finally dropped his long awaited Free Weezy Album as a Tidal exclusive. Anchored by the lead single “Glory,” the project sprawls across 15 tracks and features guests including Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Cory Gunz, and more. Being a Tidal exclusive an all, the only place you can stream it is here — but don’t be surprised if it finds it way to the worldwide web in a matter of minutes. [SPIN]

iTunes users hit stumbling blocks with arrival of Apple Music

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Apple Music offers a lot of cool features from streaming music to an online radio station. But it also seems to be creating some headaches for loyal iTunes users. Read the rest of this page »

Buddy Holly widow entrusts BMG with artist’s rights

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BMG has agreed the acquisition of all the rights in the seminal Buddy Holly catalogue, controlled by his widow Maria Elena Holly. Read the rest of this page »

Eminem and Gwen Stefani Collaborated on ‘Southpaw’ Track ‘Kings Never Die': Listen

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Few would have seen this coming. Eminem and Gwen Stefani have teamed up for “Kings Never Die,” a song lifted from the forthcoming film “Southpaw.” Read the rest of this page »

The Agency Group Acquires US-Based EDM Agency Autonomous Music

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The Agency Group (TAG) has acquired US-based boutique EDM agency Autonomous Music. Read the rest of this page »

Chicago Slaps Streaming Tax on Spotify, Netflix

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People in the Windy City soon will be paying a little more to stream their favorite movies, TV shows and music. Read the rest of this page »

Billy Joel Bests Elton John, Sets New Record At MSG

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Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. Read the rest of this page »

‘American Idol’ Alum David Cook Reveals Release Date for ‘Digital Vein’ Album

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American Idol season 7 winner David Cook will release his long awaited third studio album Sept. 18, the singer announced on his PledgeMusic.com page. Read the rest of this page »

Jessica Rivera Rises at Universal Music Publishing Group

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Universal Music Publishing Group exec Jessica Rivera has been promoted to executive VP/head of East Coast operations.  Read the rest of this page »

Rio Caraeff Joins ‘Real Space’ Virtual Reality Company Magic Leap

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Rio Caraeff, the founding CEO of music video service Vevo, has joined Magic Leap as chief content officer. Caraeff, who made the announcement Wednesday on his Twitter page, left Vevo at the end of 2014. Read the rest of this page »

United Record Pressing’s Jay Millar Looks Back on Nine Years at the Center of the Vinyl Explosion

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In August of 2006, I made my first-ever trip to Nashville. Tom Waits was touring that year but not playing New York, so I took a solo vacation to see him at the Ryman. I quickly fell in love with the city, visiting one more time before deciding it was place we could call home. Read the rest of this page »

Rihanna Is First Artist to Cross RIAA’s 100 Million Song Certifications

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced that Rihanna has surpassed more than 100 million gold & platinum song certifications, elevating her to No. 1 on RIAA’s list of artists with the most digital single awards and making her the first artist to surpass RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles award threshold, according to a press release put out by RIAA. Read the rest of this page »

Apple Music Reviews: What Tech Critics Are Saying

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Apple Music Reviews: What Tech Critics Are Saying

Apple released the iOS 8.4 update on Tuesday (June 30), and with it came the highly anticipated Apple Music streaming service. Read the rest of this page »

Pretty Girls throw shade: Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea clash over ‘flop’

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Spotify released its annual Songs of the Summer playlist last week, but one song was notably missing from the steaming site’s list. Read the rest of this page »

Apple Music doesn’t have Prince…

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Apple Music is here, and according to the early reaction on social media, it’s going down rather splendidly. Read the rest of this page »