Streaming Data Will Now Impact Billboard Chart Rankings

Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan are set to include streaming data and track sales into how they determines rankings, according to Rolling Stone. The changes on Billboard’s album chart are set to be reflected on December 4... Read more »

Killer Mike Stopped a Fight At a Run The Jewels Show and Fans Loved It

Killer Mike had more than just a microphone to control on Thursday (November 20) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During Run The Jewels’ set at First Line Music Cafe, Mike also had to stop a fight. The RTJ... Read more »

The YouTube Music Awards Are Coming Back in 2015

Did you notice that in 2014, there were no YouTube Music Awards? We didn’t either. The most memorable thing about the YouTube Music Awards—which started in 2013 and have only happened once—was that Tyler, The Creator... Read more »

BitTorrent Claims That Its Users Are More Likely to Buy Music Than Average Internet Surfers

BitTorrent conducted a 2014 study about its users and made several discoveries about how they view the arts and how they interact with products. According to the study, which was published on its site, BitTorrent users... Read more »

This Is How Apple’s Beats Music Plans Are Developing

Beats Music, which Apple acquired earlier this year, is reportedly set to be a part of the company’s iOS software starting next year. The Guardian reports that Beats Music is slated to be rebranded under iTunes... Read more »

Lady Gaga’s Talent Scout Wins Lawsuit Against Former Producer

It’s no secret that Lady Gaga is a case study in music industry development. The NYC native climbed the corporate ladder with ease, meat dresses and all, and now she’s a global pop star. It all... Read more »

A Review of Jaden Smith’s New Album

Deep space. Earth is barely visible, just a blue dot in the distance. The boy is from a kingdom, from a planet, from the fourth galaxy away. He stands on top of an asteroid, hurtling through space.... Read more »

André 3000’s Jumpsuits Will Be Part of an Art Exhibit

André 3000’s custom jumpsuits got a ot of attention this year during the Outkast reunion tour, and now they’ll live on thanks to an upcoming art exhibit. André has teamed up with the Savannah College of... Read more »

Lorde Is Still Friends With Diplo, But Won’t Stand for Body Shaming

Lorde, who curated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 soundtrack , says that she’s friends with Diplo despite recently dissing him on Twitter in defense of Taylor Swift. I mean, there’s even a Major Lazer track on... Read more »

The Official Bob Marley Marijuana Brand is on the Way

The discussion around the legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic in the U.S. for the past years, but Bob Marley was singing and speaking out about it decades ago. The reggae legend and Rastafarian died in 1981,... Read more »

The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans Joint Album is in the Works

The Notorious B.I.G.’s widow, Faith Evans, has announced The King and I, a joint project featuring the singer and her late husband. “It’s something that I’ve been thinking about doing for many, many years,” she says... Read more »

MF DOOM, Flying Lotus, Lorde, and More Featured on “Grand Theft Auto V” Soundtrack

Grand Theft Auto V’s upgrade is now in stores and, of course, the video game’s soundtrack has also been updated with several new jams. The new edition of Grand Theft Auto V’s soundtrack features new music... Read more »

Nicki Minaj: “I Can Do Whatever the Hell I Want To.”

Over the years, it seems that we’ve come know many of Nicki Minaj’s alter egos but not enough about her true self. But recently, Nicki has given all the characters a bit of rest and shown... Read more »

We Made Starter Packs For Your Favorite Artists

The internet, amirite?! If you spend all day on Twitter, hoping famous rappers will reply to your tweets like we do, you will have seen the “starter pack” meme.* Like most memes, it’s both dumb and occasionally... Read more »

Listen to Oceaán’s New Song “Candour,” and Get to Know the Fast-Rising Producer and Vocalist

Manchester-based producer Oceaán will release his second EP, The Grip, on December 8. The EP sees him expanding on the sound of his debut EP, experimenting with less straightforward production and putting his voice front and center. It places him somewhere between the mournful... Read more »