Lil Wayne performs “Don’t Cry” on Colbert: Watch

After what seemed like forever, Lil Wayne finally released his Tha Carter V album in September. The Louisiana-born rapper celebrated with a stint on Saturday Night Live last month, as well as an appearance on Wednesday’s episode of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Below, replay his performance of “Don’t Cry”. Along with his own material, […]

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019: Radiohead, The Cure, and Stevie Nicks

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has reveled its class of 2019. Radiohead, The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Def Leppard, and The Zombies are all to be inducted during a ceremony held next April. Rage Against the Machine, Devo, Kraftwerk, MC5, Rufus and Chaka Khan, and Todd Rundgren were on the longlist of potential inductees […]

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Atlantic Records Drops Its No Jumper Venture Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Atlantic Records (WMG) is walking away from a once-promising label venture with hip hop tastemaker Adam ‘Adam22’ Grandmaison. A slew of sexual assault accusations have prompted Atlantic Records to cancel its venture deal with No Jumper Records.  Central to the shutdown is Adam ‘Adam22’ Grandmaison, a rapidly-rising rap tastemaker with serious influence. Grandmaison’s YouTube channel and […]

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Worldwide Independent Network CEO Alison Wenham Is Stepping Down

Longtime indie label champion Alison Wenham is stepping down as CEO of the Worldwide Independent Music Industry Network (WIN). The departure marks the end of a 12-year reign at WIN, and a lot of positive improvements for the indie music space.  The exit was confirmed by WIN to Digital Music News this morning, though it’s […]

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Live Nation Acquires Switzerland’s Mainland Music

As other European live music markets decline, Live Nation wants to capitalize on Switzerland’s healthy touring market. Live Nation has made several important moves in the Swiss market. First, the global entertainment company acquired the Openair Frauenfeld festival last summer.  The following month, Live Nation unveiled Ticketmaster Switzerland. Now, the global entertainment company has made […]

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Smart Speakers Are Most Frequently Used to Play Music — Just Like Dumb Speakers

If you want to see the future of music software, take a look at what’s happening in music hardware. Is the winner in streaming music the winner in smart speaker adoption? In its initial phase, smart speakers are mostly associated with voice-activation and retrieving quick facts.  Weather updates and details on restaurants are useful tidbits […]

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D.J. Caruso to direct Paramount’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Things are moving fast for Paramount’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?. Back in September, we reported that The Nun hero Gary Dauberman had written an original story for the Midnight Society, one that would “honor the darker, scarier tone” of the Nickelodeon anthology series. Now, the project has a director to bring said tale to life. According […]

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Film Review: Once Upon a Deadpool Gives America the Merc With a Washed-Out Mouth

The Pitch: In an ostensibly inspired move worthy of the meta-loving Merc with a Mouth, Fox has released a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2, which we reviewed earlier this year. For the most part, Once Upon a Deadpool is just that – the tale of superpowered mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), throwing himself into a […]

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Neil Young Claims a Major Victory Against Barclays’ “Fossil Fuel Funding” Corporate Sponsorship

Neil Young has taken on a financial giant and won. Next summer, Neil Young will perform with Bob Dylan. Originally, the Canadian singer/songwriter would’ve performed at the Barclaycard British Summer Time show at Hyde Park in London on July 12th.  Yet, he had openly criticized the event’s sponsor. Yesterday, British Summer Time (BST) confirmed the […]

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Janelle Monáe throws a stylish party in new “Crazy, Classic, Life” video: Watch

Janelle Monáe has just let loose a new music video for “Crazy, Classic, Life”. Set in a dystopian future where people are referred to as “computers”, the clip sees our 2018 Artist of the Year throwing a stylish but illegal party that’s eventually broken up by the rulers that be. Actress Tessa Thompson also stars as […]

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