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Idris Elba To Release Album Inspired By “Luther”

Idris Elba is reportedly working on an album inspired by his character on the TV show Luther. In the BBC crime drama, Elba plays John Luther, who is a detective battling his demons. It’s been announced that BBC will be …

Amy Lee of Evanescence Releasing Solo Album

Amy Lee, co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence, recently opened up to Rolling Stone to discuss her first solo album, entitled Aftermath. The album was recorded as the soundtrack for the Mark Jackson film War Story, and …

Billboard 200 Chart Will Now Factor in Streaming, Downloads Billboard 200 Chart Will Now Factor in Streaming, Downloads

The Billboard 200, the decades-old standard for measuring the top albums in the country, is going to begin acknowledging that people use the internet to listen to music these days. According to a report in the New York Times, in …

Pornhub Records Is ‘Coming for Christmas’ with First Single

A couple months ago, in that’s totally an Onion article but somehow real news, leading online porn site Pornhub stepped a toe into the music business and launched its own record label. Focusing on “mature lyrics for an adult audience; …

Nikki Reed Demos New Song, Somerhalder Gushes

Actress and musician Nikki Reed demonstrated a new song on her Instagram page, and beau Ian Somerhalder followed suit. A snippet of the track, entitled “Fly With You,” displays standard pop fare, though Somerhalder made quite an effort to exhibit …

Spotify and Uber Announce New ‘Spotify Your Ride’ Partnership Spotify and Uber Announce New ‘Spotify Your Ride’ Partnership

Uber has thought of a pretty clever way to make your ride more enjoyable. Starting soon, Uber is going to let you choose what music you listen to while being carted from point A to point B. Uber and Spotify …

YouTube Music Key Launches in Beta YouTube Music Key Launches in Beta

“Since the beginning, you’ve been making music better. Now it’s our turn.” That’s what Google’s YouTube is saying of its just-unveiled subscription music service. Long-rumored, YouTube Music Key is launching in beta. You can sign up for an invite here. …

Melissa Etheridge Says Her New Album is Lustier Thanks to New Wife

Melissa Etheridge has had more in one life than the next five people put together. She was one of the earliest rock stars to come out as a lesbian and make an impact that broke down barriers for many more …

Lana Del Rey Threat By Eminem Shines Light On Misogyny In Rap Music

Who’d want to punch Lana Del Rey “in the face twice”? Eminem apparently. Or at least that’s the impression given in his controversial freestyle rap video. During the 18-minute rant set to music, the 42-year-old rap artist said the following …

Taylor Swift Explains Her Big Spotify Diss Taylor Swift Explains Her Big Spotify Diss

As you may have heard, American sweetheart and creator of the only platinum-selling record of 2014 Taylor Swift yanked all of her music off Spotify earlier this week (save one song). Bummer for Taylor Swift fans who don’t buy albums …

Hugh Hefner of Tauranga: AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Arrested

Phil Rudd, the 60-year-old drummer for rock ‘n’ roll band AC/DC, was arrested on the morning of November 6 during a police raid on his North Island home in New Zealand. The musician was charged with attempting to procure a …

Phil Collins Donates Personal Collection Of Artifacts To New Alamo Museum

Putting his intense fascination with the Alamo to good use, singer Phil Collins has donated part of his personal collection of Alamo artifacts to a museum dedicated to the famous battle. Collins handed over on Tuesday, October 28, some of …

Ronnie Milsap Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

Country music luminaries gathered in Nashville Sunday night to honor a few of the genre’s greats. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum inducted three men into the Country Music Hall of Fame: Hank Cochran, Mac Wiseman, and blind …

Music Provides an Outlet for Kids in Troubled Communities, says Hip-Hop Artist JRS3

Commissioned News Story (Source: JRS3) A recent study by Northwestern University shows that music education has a profound impact on troubled youth. What’s more, hip-hop has become a great way to establish a dialogue between troubled kids and their therapists. …

Pandora Now Offering Analytics for Its Musicians Pandora Now Offering Analytics for Its Musicians

Pandora, forever fighting the perception of some that it’s not exactly artist friendly, has just announced a new analytics platform called the Artists Marketing Platform (AMP). Pandora says it’s the best way to harness Pandora’s 76 million monthly active users, …

Taylor Swift Tops iTunes with Eight Seconds of Static and Silence

Taylor Swift has a new album dropping soon, and she’s released a couple of the new tracks on iTunes to boost excitement. Earlier this week, she dropped the second single from the album, “Welcome to New York”. Swift fans were …

Spotify Announces New Family Plans Spotify Announces New Family Plans

Spotify announced a new set of family plans so if you share your account with your family, you can keep preferences, history, playlists, etc. separate. It will enable you to save 50% per additional member compared to getting everyone their …

Iggy Pop Says Music Shouldn’t Be About Money

Iggy Pop was once a punk musician, but now he spends his time giving lectures. His recent lecture was directed at the music industry. Iggy said that he thinks too many people are focused on how much money they will …

Taylor Swift Talks New Album 1989

Taylor Swift has been accused of writing just one type of music, but she says her new album is different from her Red album that was released in 2012. Swift has said in the past that her mood inspires her …

Twitter Launches Audio Cards With SoundCloud As A Partner Twitter Launches Audio Cards With SoundCloud As A Partner

Twitter announced a new audio card that lets users listen to audio directly from their timelines. The first partner on board is SoundCloud. The feature works on iOS and Android devices as well as the desktop. Here’s an example from …

Quincy Jones Receives Top French Award For His Contributions To Culture

Multi-awarded American musician and producer Quincy Jones was given an esteemed cultural award by France on Monday, October 6. Jones was bestowed with the Order of Arts and Letters, which is a highly important honor given to individuals who have …