Watch Lil Uzi Vert’s Jump Into the Crowd at 2017 Rolling Loud Festival

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All My Friends Are Dead ⚰️Push Me To The Edge @liluzivert @arsenic #liluzivert #rollingloud #xotourlife A post shared by 1633 (@sixteenthirtythree) on May 7, 2017 at 6:56pm PDT Lil Uzi Vert pulled a wild stunt while performing at the 2017 Rolling Loud Festival Sunday night (May 7). The Philly rapper was doing his hit song…


L.A. Reid Out at Epic Records

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  L.A. Reid is out as chairman/CEO of Epic Records after nearly six years at the helm of the Sony-owned label, Billboardhas confirmed. The move comes just weeks after former Columbia Records chief Rob Stringer assumed his new role as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment in April. Reid has overseen a successful run in recent years at Epic, with back-to-back…


Jay Z Signs 10-Year $200 Million Deal With Live Nation

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  Jay Z might be keeping his fans on their toes when it comes to his musical releases, but while they’re awaiting a new album, the veteran rapper has signed another epic contract. The Magna Carta Holy Grail MC has teamed up with Live Nation to announce their new touring partnership, a 10-year deal reportedly worth a whopping…


My Favorite Room: Alex Da Kid moves into the living room when it’s time to get creative

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  Producer Alex Da Kid’s songs for Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Dr. Dre have lit up nightclubs around the world. But to create the thumping chart-toppers, the British hit maker turns to the tranquillity of his Hollywood Hills living room. The 1,000-square-foot space has “a good energy,” said the 34-year-old, whose real name is Alexander Grant. “A lot of…


Young M.A Opens Up On Turning Down Empire, Dating & New York Rap Scene


Imagine Dragons Announces Album, Tour

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  Now that you’ve had some time to soak up Imagine Dragon’s new tunes, “Believer” and “Thunder,” the band has officially announced a release date for its third album and the initial routing for its 2017 world tour. Evolve is due out June 23 via KIDinaKORNER and Interscope. Pre-orders of the album come with instant…


WHY WARNER DID A DEAL WITH YOUTUBE (AND WHY IT SHOULD THINK TWICE NEXT TIME)

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  On Friday evening, MBW broke the news that Warner Music Group had signed a renewed global licensing deal with YouTube – via an oddly downtrodden internal memo from WMG boss Steve Cooper. “[Our] experiences during these negotiations were proof positive of the acute need to clarify ‘safe harbor’ provisions under US and EU copyright legislation,” it read….


Fans to the Front: How Internet Fandoms Are Gaming the Music Industry

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Fan accounts on social media are finding new ways to help their favorite artists reach the top of the charts — but are these campaigns effective? In her Fans to the Front column, Brittany Spanos dives into what’s happening in fan culture on the Internet. Given the deluge of music soaring at us from all platforms,…


DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One” proves music video advertising is alive and well

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In the first seconds of DJ Khaled’s 2015 music video for “Gold Slugs,” you notice that the record producer is casually drinking a Four Loko (an almost unsettlingly saccharine, caffeinated alcoholic beverage notorious for its ability to cause blackouts) with lunch, the first of many signs that the video exists in a reality far from…


SOUNDCLOUD GO GOES SUPER-CHEAP IN $1 FOR THREE MONTHS PROMOTION

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  A subscription to the premium on-demand streaming service’s top tier offering typically weighs in at $9.99-per-month. But in a fresh promotion, new users to the service can sign up to three months of access for just $1. The discount mirrors similar promotions run by Spotify at various points in the last few years, which have helped…