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Sam Smith: In the Lonely Hour

Where do lonely hearts go? British singer Sam Smith, 21, has written a dissertation on the question with his debut LP. Smith – a gifted …

Music

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist Announce Vinyl-Only Tour Honoring Afrika Bambaataa

Turntable maestros DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist have announced that they will perform a vinyl-only tour in honor of Afrika Bambaataa's hip-hop legacy and influence on the hip-hop genre. The "Renegades of Rhythm" tour will kick off this fall, with one caveat: the only records spun will be those pulled …

‘The Problem With Music’ has been solved by the internet

It’s now 20 years since Steve Albini, the legendary rock music producer best known for Nirvana’s last studio album <i>In Utero,</i> penned a seminal essay for the literary magazine, The Baffler.<p>It was titled “The Problem with Music,” and detailed how the entire food chain of the music business was set up …

Music Industry

The Black Keys Share "Bullet in the Brain"

<b>Update</b>: Watch video of the performance of the new song on the BBC below.<p>Earlier this week, the Black Keys played a few songs from their forthcoming album, <i>Turn Blue</i>, at the BBC's studio at Maida Vale for Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show. They performed "Fever" and the title track, plus debuted new song …

Beck Brings the Funk with 'Billie Jean' Cover

Impromptu rendition of Michael Jackson classic features fancy footwork and a bonus performance of "Sissyneck"<p>After his performance on <i>Jimmy Kimmel</i> …

Michael Jackson

This streaming war could bring YouTube and Spotify to their knees

YouTube, Spotify, and other streaming music providers like Pandora are reportedly facing a potential revolt from songwriters, angry at the meager …

Licensing

Basement Jaxx Share "Unicorn", Announce Tour

<i>Photo by Andrew Whitton</i><p>Basement Jaxx: "Unicorn" (via SoundCloud)<p>Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton, aka British dance duo Basement Jaxx, will release a new album this summer—their first since 2009's <i>Scars</i> and <i>Zephyr</i>. While details of the new LP have yet to emerge, today they've shared the first track …

See: The Fab Four's First US Visit

4 Ways To Hear More In Music

You love the music you love, but you'll love it even more if you listen closely.<p>Analysis will never trump feeling: The way a piece or a song moves us is ultimately what makes music lovers (addicts, really) come back for more. But the more you understand how composers and musicians manipulate the …

Latin Metal, Uruguayan Hip-Hop And New Ana Tijoux

Felix Contreras always jokes that every time we do a show full of new music, one song in the mix has become my obsession. This week is different: I'm infatuated with single song we play. Our eclectic mix includes Brazilian beats, Latin metal and Uruguayan hip-hop, and we close the show with a …

Chromeo Featuring Toro Y Moi: "Come Alive"

Electro-funk duo Chromeo have shared the video for their Toro Y Moi-featuring <i>White Women</i> track "Come Alive". Directed by Alex Southam, it features a bunch of mannequins, yes, coming alive, dancing, and getting fresh in a supply closet. Chaz Bundick plays a janitor.<p>Watch Toro Y Moi perform "Say …

Next Big Sound: Gracenote’s latest tie-up brings new and emerging bands to the big-data music mix

Gracenote has established itself at the forefront of the media metadata industry and, earlier in January, we reported on the company’s new Rhythm API. The platform gives developers access to a new set of music suggestion algorithms, which can then be weaved into apps and services that offer radio …

Last.fm can now play music through Spotify

Last.fm's site is getting a lot more musical thanks to Spotify. Starting today, Last.fm is building in an option to listen to any track on its site through Spotify, so long it's in the service's catalog. Though music will still play through Spotify itself, playback controls will appear on the …

Grammy Executive Producer Apologizes to Trent Reznor for Cutting Off Performance

<i>Photo by Rob Sheridan</i><p>When Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham did the final performance on the Grammys, their set was cut off early by a Delta commercial and a promo for a CBS show. Trent Reznor responded by tweeting, "Music's biggest …

IV/IV: The Ella Fitzgerald Edit

Willow

Rap Genius launches iPhone app, a 'pocket guide to human culture'

Rap Genius today launched an official iOS app that lets users dig into the site's massive archive of song lyrics, poetry, news articles, and other text, along with the many annotations that have been added by the Rap Genius community. "This app has long been our users’ most-requested feature, and …

Grammys 2014's 25 Best and Worst Moments

Daft Punk, Macklemore and Lorde took home the most trophies at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last night, but a slew of other stars …

Music

Daft Punk wins Album of the Year at the Grammys

Daft Punk took home the Album of the Year award at the 56th Annual Grammys tonight for their funky nostalgia trip <i>Random Access Memories</i>. The competition was stiff this year, with fellow contenders Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Sara Bareilles coming from multiple corners …

One of the biggest awards on the music calendar, each January the Grammy Awards recognize the best artists, technicians and producers in the …

The Beatles x Vans "Yellow Submarine" Collection

No matter the kind of music this audience appreciates, it’d be hard to find someone who can deny<p>No matter the kind of music this audience appreciates, it’d be hard to find someone who can deny the influence of The Beatles. Legends not just in their hometown of Liverpool but well into the far …

Taylor SWIFTLY Recovers After Getting Prematurely Excited About The Award She DEFINITELY Didn't Win

Taylor was nominated for Album of the Year, and this is what happened when Daft Punk won when she thought she did.

How Spotify Made Lorde A Pop Superstar

Before New Zealand pop-star Lorde was on every radio station in the U.S. and topping the Billboard Hot 100 list, she was featured on Sean Parker’s Spotify playlist–Hipster International.<p>The Napster co-founder, former Facebook president, billionaire and early Spotify backer also runs one of the most …