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Flavor Flav Was Arrested in Vegas for a DUI and Drug Possession

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Reality Star/rapper Flavor Flav was arrested early Thursday morning in Las Vegas for a DUI and alleged drug possession. Read the rest of this page »

Blue Note President Don Was Remembers His Predecessor Bruce Lundvall

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Bruce Lundvall, former CEO of Blue Note Records and a key figure in jazz music, died May 19 at the age of 79. Blue Note president Don Was remembers Lundvall’s life and legacy. Read the rest of this page »

Foo Fighters Perform “Everlong” on David Letterman’s Final “Late Show”

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That’s it, everyone: David Letterman has retired following his final episode of the “Late Show”. The show closed with Foo Fighters performing “Everlong” beneath footage and images documenting some of Letterman’s most iconic moments. “Thank you, and goodnight,” he said. Read the rest of this page »

Twenty One Pilots Flying Toward No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

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Twenty One Pilots is soaring to a likely No. 1 debut on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry forecasters suggest the duo’s new set, Blurryface, could move over 120,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 24. Read the rest of this page »

Leaked Sony-Spotify Contract Reveals Inner Workings of Streaming Music

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Somehow, Verge managed to get a copy of the top-secret contract between music-streaming service Spotify and Sony, the major record label that owns music by Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey and One Direction. The terms may have changed since both companies signed this 42-page deal on January 18th, 2011, but the big news is the big money. Here are the top revelations from the leak: Read the rest of this page »

Meet Weav, the ‘Elastic’ Music Startup from the Co-Creator of Google Maps

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The co-creator of the technology that became Google Maps this week unveiled Weav Music, a new music engine that lets artists create different versions of the same song that can adjust to the tempo of whatever the listener is doing. Read the rest of this page »

Passion Pit, The Roots, Walk The Moon to Headline Lipton’s Inaugural Be More Tea Festival (Exclusive)

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Passion Pit, The Roots, Walk The Moon to Headline Lipton's Inaugural Be More Tea Festival (Exclusive)

Lipton Tea, a joint venture between Pepsi and Unilever, is entering the festival business: on October 24, the beverage brand will host its first Be More Tea Festival in North Charleston, South Carolina’s Riverfront Park. Passion Pit, The RootsWalk The Moon and St. Lucia are the first confirmed artists, with more bookings to be announced in the coming weeks. The festival will be produced by Track Marketing Group and booked by music agency RPM. Read the rest of this page »

Did Spotify just become a record label?

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Spotify’s much-anticipated press conference in New York yesterday brought an avalanche of announcements – revamping the platform to such a degree that Daniel Ek dubbed it ‘New Spotify’. Read the rest of this page »

Trans World Entertainment Turns Profit as It Continues Shift From Music

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Trans World Entertainment continues its winning ways, posting a profit of $194,000, or one cent per diluted share, on sales of nearly $78 million, in its first quarter ended May 2. That’s an improvement on the $386,000 in red ink it posted in the corresponding quarter for the year before, when revenue was $87.2 million.

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Sam Harris of X Ambassadors Reveals What Inspired Him to Write “American Oxygen” for Rihanna

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Sam Harris of X Ambassadors didn’t know that what was first a simple phrase — “breathe out, breathe in / American oxygen” — would turn into one of the hottest songs out right now. “American Oxygen,” the latest single from Rihanna’s forthcoming R8 album, was in the works for over a year before it dropped. When it did, Sam, who penned the song, was both “impressed and satisfied” with his creation’s success. Read the rest of this page »

Jack White Defends Tidal & Jay Z: ‘Should Movies Be Free Too?’

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Jack White came to bat for Tidal on Wednesday (May 20), taking to the website of his label, Third Man Records, to post answers to a series of Tidal-related questions. Read the rest of this page »

Kaskade & Little Empire Music Acquire Stake in Miami’s Super Music Group

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Dance star Kaskade and Los Angeles management company Little Empire Music this week announced they had obtained a minority ownership stake in Miami management firm Super Music Group. Read the rest of this page »

Foo Fighters to Serve as Letterman’s Final Musical Guest

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Foo Fighters, David Letterman’s favorite band, will serve as the final musical guest when the late-night host bids farewell to Late Show on Wednesday night. Letterman and Dave Grohl’s band have shared a unique bond the past 15 years. In addition to frequenting the program, Foo Fighters also staged a weeklong residency on Late Show in October 2014 to celebrate their new album/HBO travelogue Sonic Highways. Read the rest of this page »

Apple Reportedly Planning an Early Russian Launch for Its Streaming Serivce

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Apple Reportedly Planning an Early Russian Launch for Its Streaming Serivce

Apple plans to launch its streaming service in Russia and is in negotiations with labels, according to a local media report. However, the sluggish economy and competition might become obstacles for a successful launch. Read the rest of this page »

Steve Aoki sued for breaking fan’s neck whilst crowdsurfing on inflatable swimming pool lilo – watch

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Steve Aoki sued for breaking fan's neck whilst crowdsurfing on inflatable swimming pool lilo - watch

EDM DJ Steve Aoki is being sued for allegedly breaking the neck an audience member during a concert at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego during 2012. Read the rest of this page »