Monthly archives: December, 2014

New Music: Usher feat. Migos – ‘Still Got It’

Just in time for your New Year’s celebration, Usher takes it to the trap with fellow ATLiens Migos on the Zaytoven-produced “Still Got It” off the upcoming Digital Trapstars and WeGlobal mixtape, Screens on Lock: 4th Quarter Press….

New Year’s Eve: Where to Watch the Ball Drop

Get ready for the ball to drop on Dec. 31. From Ryan Seacrest to Pitbull, Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin, the hosts of New Year’s Eve night bring the party to your living room. With performances by chart toppers Taylor Swift, One Direction, Iggy Azalea, Bastille and Elton John, here’s the full list list of…

Explaining The Sound Of Guitar Speakers

Most guitar players are blissfully unaware of the details of the speakers they’re playing through. Sure, they may know what size the speakers are and how many are in the cabinet, but other than that, they have no idea about how much of an effect the make of the speaker can have on the sound….

Hear Gwen Stefani and Pharrell’s Soul-Searching ‘Shine’

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams inhabit the mind of a soul-searching bear on “Shine,” a breezy ballad written for the computer-animated film comedy Paddington. “One thing about me / I’ll be there for my team,” Stefani croons over acoustic guitars and horn blasts. “I’ll do anything to protect my people’s dreams.” Pharrell makes a vocal cameo at the climax, navigating…

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Beats ‘Frozen’ As Top Selling Album of 2014

Leave it to Taylor Swift to spoil Disney’s Frozen party….

Justin Bieber Tries Skateboarding, Fails

Poor Justin Bieber got a boo boo Sunday while he was out skateboarding. The Biebs was wearing leather pants and what appeared to either be a very long t-shirt or very short dress (fashion: in the eye of the beholder) when he tried to ride down some stairs near Madison Square Garden. Though his bodyguards…

Rap-Up TV: LL Cool J Reveals Eminem Collaboration on ‘G.O.A.T. 2’

The G.O.A.T. and Slim Shady are joining forces for one epic collaboration. LL Cool J has revealed that Eminem will be featured on his upcoming album G.O.A.T. 2….

Derrick Carter Speaks On The “Cultural Smudging” Of House Music

Over the last few days, the world has been talking about “cultural smudging,” since the term was used by Azealia Banks in her viral Hot 97 interview. Speaking on the industry’s treatment of Iggy Azalea, Banks said: “A cultural smudging is what I see. And when they give these Grammys out, all it says to…

Bandcamp sellers must pay tax on European downloads from January 2015

Changes in EU law mean anyone selling music downloads from their own site now have to pay tax….

iTunes to offer ‘no questions asked’ refunds on all purchases

Apple are to allow music buyers to return any album purchased from iTunes to be returned for a full refund with no questions asked….