Imagine Dragons Fly to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 for First Time

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  Imagine Dragons leap from No. 8 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated July 15) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time. The Artist 100, which launched in July 2014, measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social…


IF SPOTIFY’S GOING TO BECOME PROFITABLE, IT NEEDS TO MAKE SOME CHANGES

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  On the face of it, it ain’t good news for Daniel Ek. Spotify’s annual results, filed last month in Luxembourg, portray a business whose losses are far outpacing its revenue growth – with 2016’s sales up 52% to $3.3bn but net losses widening 133% to nearly $600m. The first apparent conclusion from this data is one of a faltering…


Imagine Dragons takes number-two spot on “Billboard” 200 with “Evolve”

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  ABC/Randy HolmesImagine Dragons‘ new album Evolve debuts at number two on this week’s Billboard 200. The third studio effort from the Las Vegas rockers takes the runner-up spot with a total of 147,000 equivalent album units, 109,000 of which were pure album sales. Evolve‘s debut is the biggest week for a rock album in 2017. The last rock…


Manage your sounds online with Loopcloud

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Plug-in allows in-sync sample auditioning and drag & drop functionality Loopcloud is a brand new, free cloud-connected application from sample experts, Loopmaster. It’s designed for browsing and managing all your Loopmasters samples, MIDI files and presets. Bring them into your DAW via drag and drop or use the accompanying Loopcloud plug-in, which plays everything back…


‘4:44’ Producer No I.D. Talks Pushing Jay-Z, Creating ‘500 Ideas’

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    “I saw that he … wanted to say more and wanted to say some things that he hadn’t said,” veteran producer says. No I.D. may not have been a household name before becoming the sole producer credited on Jay-Z‘s new 4:44 album. But the 46-year-old has built an extraordinary resume in hip-hop, crafting…


Jay Z’s New Album ‘4:44’ Is Here

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  You already know what day it is. Jay Z’s 13th studio album, 4:44, has officially dropped. The anticipation surrounding the 47-year-old’s new—and mysterious—album has been building for weeks. It all started in early June with the release of cryptic ads that featured nothing more than the figure “4:44.” After the internet began sleuthing, it was discovered that Jay’s streaming service…


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How Your Choice Of Music Affects Productivity

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  Imagine movies or TV shows without music. No music to cue the scenes or to add the suspense, the drama, the romance, etc. It’s hard, right? Music, for sure, makes the world more colorful. It adds life and personality to everyday things. It’s regarded as one of the achievements of the human creativity. Music…


Metro Boomin Is Partnering With Republic Records and Universal Music Group To Launch His Own Label

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  Metro Boomin has announced the official launch of his label, Boominati Worldwide. The label, which Metro first announced in February, was formed in partnership with Republic Records and Universal Music Group and will facilitate his own releases, as well as output from future signees. The producer’s solo debut single, “No Complaints,” featuring Drake and Offset, served as his…


SPOTIFY TURNS A PLAYLIST BRAND INTO A CONCERT SERIES WITH RAPCAVIAR LIVE

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  In tandem with Live Nation, Spotify is launching a six-date US hip-hop concert series called RapCaviar Live ‘featuring the heaviest hitters and hottest emerging artists in rap’. According to official Spotify stats from the end of last year, RapCaviar is the company’s second biggest global playlist behind Today’s Top Hits. The RapCaviar Live series…