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I don’t need Drake’s feminist anthem, ‘Nice for What.’ It won’t fix hip-hop’s misogyny problem.

On Friday, rap star Drake dropped a feminist-friendly new single along with a woman-directed music video that stars an all-female cast.<p>“Nice For …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Chance the Rapper Joins G Herbo and Lil Uzi Vert on New Song: Listen

G Herbo has delivered the new remix of his and Lil Uzi Vert’s “Everything.” The new version features Chance the Rapper. Listen below. “[Chance] just Hit me out of the blue, like ‘Don’t shoot the video to EVERYTHING w/o me bro,’” Herbo wrote in a statement. “I’m like shit, better yet, you might as …

Pandora Premium comes to the web

Pandora is plugging a hole in its paid subscription service with today’s launch of Pandora Premium on the web. While free users of the radio service could listen to their stations via the browser, oddly, those who pay for an upgraded experience couldn’t play their music on-demand, build playlists, …

Pandora

Listen to one of Jimi Hendrix's last songs with the Experience

Get ready to hear another side of Jimi Hendrix.<p>The legendary guitarist is being memorialized on <i>Both Sides of the Sky</i> (out March 9), which features 13 studio recordings he made between 1968 and 1970 — 10 of which have never before released. A freewheeling, never-before-heard rendition of <i>Hear My</i> …

Guitar

Warner Music Sues TV Software Company That Enables Streaming

Warner Music filed suit on Wednesday against Future Today, a software developer that enables music streaming through Smart TV channels.<p>Future Today …

'India's Spotify' rolls out more original programming to lead the music streaming space

The audio and music streaming landscape in India is heating up. Slowly yet surely.<p>Saavn, termed "India's Spotify" by <i>Billboard</i>, just rolled out its …

Three ways Spotify and Apple Music can make Tidal’s Track Edit feature a game-changer

Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music and others, take note: Tidal has made a bold move. The streaming service’s new Track Edit feature allows you to …

Apple Music

Record Bird Is Apple Music’s Missing Discovery Tool for New Releases

When it comes to keeping track of new music releases from my favorite artists, streaming services have always been a disappointment. After nearly eight years of streaming music every day, I've realized that the problem lies on the two ends of the New Releases spectrum: these days, services either …

Dubset raises $4M to legalize remixes for Spotify and Apple Music

Record labels refuse to allow streaming of remixes and hour-long DJ sets unless copyright owners get paid for every little sample. Dubset just raised $4 million to handle that legal mess so Spotify and Apple Music can offer the type of music that used to live illegally on SoundCloud.<p>“This year will …

How Technology Has Changed The Way We Consume Music

<b>Published Date:</b> 2017-02-24 10:14:00 UTC <b><br>Tags:</b> Digital, Digital Strategy, Innovation, Innovation Culture, Tech <b><br>Title:</b> How Technology Has Changed The Way …

New Albums

App Store, Apple Music, iCloud & other Apple services impacted by Amazon outage [u]

A variety of Apple cloud services experienced outages and slowdowns on Tuesday in what appeared to be a major issue with Amazon Web Services, which …

Apple Music

Lady Gaga Will Replace Beyoncé as Coachella Headliner

While the Beyhive is mourning the loss of a performance from their Queen B, Little Monsters should prepare to rejoice.<p>Coachella announced on Wednesday, March 1, that Lady Gaga will be taking Beyoncé's place at this year's festival, which runs April 15 to April 22, headlining alongside Radiohead and …

Music

'I'm Going Back to My Roots a Little Bit': Avril Lavigne Signs to BMG, Plans New Album for This Year

Ten years to the week after the release of "Girlfriend," her first ever Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, Avril Lavigne has some big news for fans. The …

New Albums

Could a Rapper Ever Win the Nobel Prize in Literature?

There's not a particularly huge space between Dylan and the likes of Nicki, Kendrick or Nas.<p>When Bob Dylan was crowned with the laurel wreath of Nobel recognition in literature last year, the internet got het up. Rumours of Dylan's shortlisting by the committee have swirled every year since 1996 …

It's Joy Time for Bruno Mars

WE’RE JUST CAVEMEN, hitting on rocks,” says Bruno Mars. “It’s no different—you’re a caveman and you got a rock in front of you, you hit it with a stick to get everybody dancing. This is our time to forget about everything, it’s joy time. So who’s the best at hitting that rock? Who’s going to make …

YouTube thinks its new $35-a-month TV package has a secret weapon in the fight against cable

On Tuesday, YouTube announced its own $35-a-month competitor to cable TV called YouTube TV, and the company thinks it has a secret weapon: its popularity with young people.<p>YouTube TV delivers a package of around 40 channels over the internet — to your smart TV, phone, computer — primarily based on …

Advertising

How D.R.A.M. is injecting positivity back into the charts

The last year has been incredibly good to the man with the biggest smile in music, but it’s 2017 that keeps the grin plastered to the face of D.R.A.M. For the artist also known as Shelley Massenburg-Smith, time spent working in a call centre and circulating the then-slow burning hit “Cha Cha” on …

Music

Whether You Like Emoji or Not, They're Amazing for Marketing Your Business

New data shows that using those little cartoons significantly boosts user engagement with your brand.<p>Emoji aren't just good at expressing your feelings while texting friends. It turns out, they're great for marketing your business.<p>A recent study by mobile marketing platform Leanplum and app …

Marketing

Casey Affleck responds to sexual harassment allegations: 'There’s really nothing I can do about it'

Casey Affleck's Oscar win wasn't meant to excuse and absolve his 2010 sexual harassment allegations — but it sure felt like that for some.<p>“There’s …

Build a Stronger Brand by Answering These 3 Questions

Understand the essential characteristics of your brand.<p>It's easy to get caught up in your business's cool ideas. You've invested countless hours (not to mention money) into everything from naming your company to getting a business credit card. If you're just starting out, you're probably …

Spotify is testing a lossless subscription tier for $15 to $20 per month

Spotify is thinking about introducing a new paid option in addition to the existing Spotify Premium subscription called Spotify Hi-Fi. For an extra $5 to $10, you could get all the features in Spotify Premium as well as lossless high fidelity streaming. There could also be a couple of new …

Get up close and personal with the market, brands urged

Maya Hari<p>To bring the best of entertainment and sports to the market.<p>That, generally, is the business strategy of social media giant Twitter when it …

Social Media

Albums are dying. Singer MY wants musicians to think bigger

The album is changing: whether it's weekly SoundCloud drops or Drake's curated mixtapes, new artists no longer stick to traditional release …

Make America Buy Records Again

Soundscan Surprises, Week of 2/16<p>Back-catalog sales numbers of note from Nielsen SoundScan.<p><i>The definition of “back catalog” is: “at least 18 months</i> …

Here are the 11 new companies that a major startup accelerator sees as the future of music

Bob Moczydlowsky thinks he’s found the dozen most fascinating new ideas in music.<p>Moczydlowsky, formerly Twitter’s head of music, is the first-ever managing director of Techstars Music—a startup accelerator program launched last year out of the broader talent accelerator Techstars. Applications were …

Startups

Four Companies That Could Buy Spotify

For much of 2016 it looked nailed on that Spotify would IPO in 2017 and that the recorded music industry would move onto its next chapter, for better …

Profit

Prince is on Spotify but Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke and Beyoncé are holding out

Despite Prince’s refusal to deal with the much-maligned streaming platform while he was alive, his music is now available on the site. But there are still a few superstars who won’t play<p>The music industry and its audience was up in arms this week – some flailing with joy, others expressing their …

“What if” SoundCloud were acquired by Spotify or YouTube?

<i>Here are some of the hard numbers behind their battle for the privilege to “beat” on our eardrums..</i><p>Do you wish there was at least one “perfect” music …

An app found a clever way to share Spotify and Apple Music streams, without getting sued

An app called Vertigo promises the seemingly impossible: Stream music from Spotify Premium or Apple Music to your friends for free, without getting sued by record labels. Each “live” sharing session between a Vertigo “host” and her listeners can also be accompanied by a stream of text messages and …

Apple Music

Will Apple’s TV shows sway me from Spotify?

As a long term Spotify user I have only once had second thoughts about monthly renewals. That was this week.When Apple Music first launched in …

Smart TV