Australia’s Labor Party Pledges $22 Million to Boost Local Music — If They’re Elected

Australia’s Labor Party says it has plans to invest around AUS $30 million ($22 million USD) in the country’s music business if elected. The Labor Party says that it has been speaking with Australian musicians, promoters, managers, and music fans ahead of their announcement. The report on the Labor’s policy over the next three years […]

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Muhammad Ali, George Foreman Documentary ‘When We Were Kings’ Is Being Remade Into a Musical

When We Were Kings is set to hit the stage as a musical thanks to producer David Sonenberg. Leon Gast directed the documentary, which focuses on one of the biggest heavyweight boxing bouts in history. The documentary features George Foreman’s championship clash with challenger Muhammad Ali in 1974. The two faced off in Zaire, with […]

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Echoing SOPA and PIPA, the Music Industry Renews Calls for Widespread Site-Blocking

Once again, without truly understanding the consequences, the music industry has pushed for widespread site-blocking to take on piracy.  But what does the RIAA stand to benefit from the effort? Eight years ago, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) readily defended two controversial bills aimed at taking on piracy. The Stop Online Piracy Act […]

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YouTube Expands ‘Stories’ to Any Channel With More than 10K Subscribers

YouTube is bringing its Instagram-like Stories feature to more creators. Now YouTube Creators with more than 10,000 subscribers can use the feature.  That automatically qualifies a large number of artist accounts, though let’s see how musicians approach this feature. YouTube Stories are available for seven days on the mobile app, and they appear for both […]

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New festival Epicenter replaces Carolina Rebellion in North Carolina

Much like Sonic Temple is replacing Rock on the Range in Ohio, a new festival called Epicenter is taking the place of the long-running hard-rock fest Carolina Rebellion in 2019. Promoter Danny Wimmer Presents has revealed that Epicenter will take place at the Rockingham Festival Grounds in Rockingham, North Carolina, on the weekend of May […]

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Smashing Pumpkins debut cover of The Cure’s “Friday I’m In Love”: Watch

It was announced this week that Smashing Pumpkins would be co-headlining Portugal’s 2019 NOS Alive festival alongside Bon Iver and The Cure. That news must’ve struck quite the chord with the band, as they debuted a cover of the latter’s “Friday I’m in Love” at a show in Madison, Wisconsin on Wednesday night. (Ranking: Every […]

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Bryan Ferry croons his way through new solo album Bitter-Sweet: Stream

Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music fame has released his new solo album Bitter-Sweet. Inspired by his work on Netflix’s German period drama Babylon Berlin, Ferry crafted thirteen tracks that evoke the jazz, ragtime and blues influences that Ferry used when composing music for the show. Not only does Bitter-Sweet feature jazzy reinterpretations of previous Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry […]

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The Decemberists share title track from forthcoming EP, Traveling On: Stream

The Decemberists released their latest LP, I’ll Be Your Girl, back in March, but not every track they recorded made it onto the effort. That’s why they’re releasing a new EP, Traveling On, that features five studio outtakes from the I’ll Be Your Girl sessions. Today, they’ve shared the first of those B-sides, and it just so happens to be […]

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Lil Baby unveils new album Street Gossip: Stream

Today marks the release of Lil Baby’s Street Gossip, the Atlanta rapper’s third album to be released in 2018. Subscribers of Spotify and Apple Music can stream it below. Gucci Mane, Meek Mill, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, and Offset guest on the album, as does Gunna, with whom Baby released the Drip Harder mixtape in October. Previously, […]

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Tommy Lee Tells Travis Scott to ‘Lawyer Up’ for ‘Stealing’ His Roller Coaster Stage Design

Can you really infringe a stage design?  Yes, according to Tommy Lee, who is accusing Travis Scott of ripping off his roller coaster-inspired set from several years ago. For those who have yet to witness Tommy Lee drumming on a 360-degree roller coaster apparatus, here’s a quick catch-up.  Turns out that drumming upside down is […]

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