Monthly archives: September, 2015

Amazon Prime Music Adds Universal Music Group To Free Streaming

Despite having “several million” users in the U.S. streaming its 1 million tracks every month, Amazon Prime Music is often overlooked. Today Amazon’s streaming catalog got a lot deeper with the addition of Universal Music Group….


How To Rock Madison Square Garden Without Even Being On Stage

While many assume that most hip hop stars simply sing over a backing track when they perform, there is actually an incredible amount of preparation and orchestrationwhich goes into producing the music heard during these performances, providing a unique sort of career opportunity….


Drake Scores 100th Billboard Hot 100 Hit

Drake has his own hot 100. The hip-hop titan debuts eight songs on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Oct. 10), upping him from 92 to a milestone 100 appearances, dating to his arrival with the No. 2-peaking “Best I Ever Had” in 2009. This week’s new entries are all from What a Time to Be Alive, his new mixtape album…


How To Cancel Your Apple Music Subscription – Most 90 Days Free Trails End This Week

If, like most of us, you rushed to try out Apple Musicwhen it launched on June 30th, your 90 day free trial is almost up.  Unless you want to start paying $9.99a month to use Apple Music, you’ll need to go into your settings and change the auto-renewal option….


When Branding Deals Turn Toxic: What Now For Universal And Volkswagen?

Last month, Volkswagen was one of the most popular – and respected – automobile brands in the world. In terms of outright sales, it was the No.1 car-maker on the planet. What a difference a lie makes. The strength of the VW brand is now being repeatedly eroded by the world’s media, thanks to one…


Imagine Dragons’ Stellar Homecoming Performance Caps Off Night Two of Life Is Beautiful Festival

Unlike day one of the Life is Beautiful Festival, where the spotlight was focused primarily on Stevie Wonder, the second day of festivities featured a wide variety of performances that included a pair of living legends, a superstar on the cusp and a rousing homecoming for one of Sin City’s very own….


YouTube Reportedly Set to Launch a 2-in-1 Subscription Service

A letter from YouTube to its scores of content creators has fueled speculation that Google is planning to launch an ads-free, 2-in-1 subscription service next month. As Re/code points out, YouTube’s letter essentially tells producers to agree to new terms by Oct. 22 or their videos will be taken offline….


Drake and Future’s Surprise Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Drake and Future’s surprise album What a Time to Be Alive charges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, giving Drake his second chart-topper of 2015. The set earned 375,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 24, according to Nielsen Music — of that sum, 334,000 were pure album sales….


Both Taylor Swift and Ryan Adams’ ‘1989’ Albums Are in Top 10 of Billboard 200 Chart

Ryan Adams’ interpretation of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album joins its inspiration in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart (dated Oct. 10)….


Every ‘Star Wars’ Soundtrack To Be Reissued On Vinyl

A box set collecting the soundtracks to each Star Wars film will be released early next year. Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection will be issued by Sony Classical on January 8, 2016. The collection will feature the music from all six Star Wars movies. The box set will recreate the artwork from the original soundtrack releases….