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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…


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,…


X AMBASSADORS RELEASE NEW SONG “TORCHES”

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    Platinum-selling rock band X Ambassadors release new song “Torches” today on Interscope Records.  “Torches” is available for streaming and digital download via all participating digital retailers- http://smarturl.it/TorchesXA. X Ambassadors released their debut full length album VHS (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) in June 2015, where it debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and has since…


MUSEXPO 2017 Day 1: A&R, sync and poetry

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  The annual MUSEXPO conference kicked off on Sunday in Los Angeles, bringing its usual mix of high-profile speakers and industry insight. Topping the bill was legendary A&R man Jason Flom, in conversation with Music Week editor Mark Sutherland. Flom, now founder & CEO of Lava Records and Lava Music Publishing, has also run Atlantic,…


Kendrick Lamar and Zane Lowe on Beats 1 [Full Interview]


Brands going to music festivals need to hit the right notes

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The best non-music related activation at Coachella, the HP Antarctic Dome, gave festivalgoers a break from the heat and a trippy video experience, says the head of strategy of KidinaKorner.   People seeking a break from the heat (yes, the Antarctic is air conditioned) step inside a planetarium-style theater showcasing what can only be described…


Kendrick Lamar Walks Back Comment on Releasing More Music, Plugs Upcoming TDE Tour Instead

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Kendrick Lamar performs at Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2017 in Indio, Calif. After teasing that he had “more music” during his Instagram livestream at a DAMN. album signing in Compton on Thursday (April 20), Kendrick Lamar took to Twitter to set the record straight. “KenFolk. ThankU 4 the desire of always anticipating…


Technology’s pros and cons for music are clear to legendary producer Don Was

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“There’s a tremendous amount of inequity now for artists in the digital music world, and that’s a major concern,” says Blue Note Records honcho and bass guitarist Don Was. (Courtesy photo)   “There’s good and bad,” said Don Was, who is more qualified than most to discuss the pros and cons of technology in music….


The 12 Best Moments From Coachella Weekend One 2017

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Lady Gaga performs on the Coachella Stage during day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2017 in Indio, Calif. Coachella Weekend 1 is officially a wrap but the memories of the desert wonderland are still fresh. With three top-notch headliners — Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar —…