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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 about the “Young And Beautiful” singer: But I may fight for gay rights, especially if the dyke is more of …

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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 anymore. Many have speculated as to why she made the move, but now she’s giving us the reason in her …

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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 murder, threatening to kill, and possession of cannabis and methamphetamines. The alleged hitman hired by Rudd said that the aging …

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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 what is considered to be the world’s largest private collection of Alamo artifacts to the state of Texas, which will …

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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 performer Ronnie Milsap. Tributes were played for each of the new inductees by their contemporary peers. Martina McBride sang Milsap’s …

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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. Music as an an important outlet for kids who may be growing up in a troubled situation. Musical Artist, JRS3 …

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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, who listen to over 20 hours a month. The AMP will offer musicians analytics like total track plays, number of …

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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 likely thrilled then to see another release following that – a mysterious song only labeled “Track 3″. How modern. Fans …

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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 own separate account. “Having a family can be expensive. But music doesn’t have to be. With Spotify Family, you can …

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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 make from a song or album instead of the actual music itself. He suggested that musicians stop worrying so much …

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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 music and she said that because she was going through a lot of stuff when Red was being recorded, it …

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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 NASA: Hear us! We're on @Soundcloud. Sit back, listen & enjoy our spacey sounds: https://t.co/DOflISpiHz https://t.co/ZPHFvVZoL8 — NASA (@NASA) October …

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