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Camila Cabello and Zane Lowe on Beats 1 [Full Interview]

Major Labels Are Now Earning $9000 A Minute From Streaming


  For those that said that streaming revenue would never replace that from CDs there’s this – According to a study done by Music Business Worldwide, the major labels made around $9000 every minute from streaming in the first quarter of 2017. To put it into perspective, that means $540,000 per hour and $12.5 million every day! If this trajectory…

Grime Sets Today’s Music Agenda in Britain, and Tomorrow’s

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Stormzy at the V Festival in Chelmsford, England, in August. Credit Samir Hussein/Redferns, via Getty Images In England, few musicians have a higher profile than the grime star Stormzy: Adele recently acknowledged him from the stage during a performance; he vocally supported the Labour politician Jeremy Corbyn; and it was national news when a neighbor…

From Robbing to a Record Deal: The Tee Grizzley Story


  Ever since Prohibition, Detroit has been overrun with violence. In the 1920s, the Purple Gang held such a bloody reign over the bootleg circuit, even Al Capone chose to make peace instead of trying to expand into their territory from Chicago. In 1943, after 20,000 White workers walked off the job at a plant manufacturing parts for bombers and…

Interview: Zaytoven Talks Working With Jay Z, Piano Nights With Gucci Mane, and His Debut Album


  NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series has given us plenty of moments to revel in. T-Pain singing live without Auto-Tune. This transcendent performance by Noname. And Gucci Mane rapping his trap house anthems with Zaytoven backing him up with a piano. The stripped down performance is a hot trend in hip-hop. We’ve seen Migos create orchestral versions of their biggest hits,…

Mario Maglieri, Sunset Strip Impresario of Whisky a Go Go and Rainbow Bar Fame, Dies at 93


The Los Angeles music community is mourning the death of Rainbow Bar and Grill owner Mario Maglieri, who died May 4 at 93 years old. The Sunset Strip nightlife impresario also co-founded the Whisky a Go Go, which changed its marquee on Thursday night to a tribute: “Rest in Peace Mario Maglieri King of the Sunset Strip 1924 –…

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…

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


  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


  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…