Britney Spears is Reportedly Making $475,000 Per Show Over the Next Two Years

It’s hard out here in the music industry. Record sales are hitting all-time lows, digital sales are dropping, and even seemingly successful music endeavors can’t figure out how to profit. Earlier this year, La Roux explained that... Read more »

50 Cent & Sufjan Stevens Join Cyndi Lauper to Help LGBT Youth

It may be a bit of an unlikely roster, but 50 Cent, Sufjan Stevens, STRFKR, Salt-N-Pepa, Emily West, Liv Warfield and Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines are billed as the acts scheduled to perform at Cyndi Lauper... Read more »

Heartbeat Unites Israelis and Palestinians in the Name of Music

By Nathan McAlone We’ve all heard the phrase, “Music can save the world.” It usually reeks of cliché, especially when it comes from a rich rockstar suggesting that just playing music is charity enough to the... Read more »

Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment to Release Free Album Before Year Ends

We know that Chance The Rapper and his band The Social Experiment have been working, and according to a new talk with Billboard, the results are coming soon. Chance and his band are aiming to release... Read more »

Chief Keef Says He’s Been Dropped From Interscope

Chief Keef says he’s been dropped from Interscope, but don’t think the Chicago rapper is sad about it. “Laughing because to me I been Dropped. mfs ain’t help me Pay no Mf Bills,” Keef said in... Read more »

Watch Nardwuar Interview Ab-Soul

Less than 30 seconds into Nardwuar’s Ab-Soul interview, the TDE MC offers a pretty stern warning: “If you say something too weird, I might punch you.” But all of that tension subsides as The Human Serviette begins asking... Read more »

The Lorde-Curated “Hunger Games” Soundtrack Features Kanye West, Raury, Haim, Pusha T, and More

Lorde has been given the task of curating the soundtrack for the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 movie, and judging by the tracklist, she went all out. The cast involved is an all-star lineup featuring... Read more »

Cam’ron Previews Upcoming Emoji App

People love emojis, but Cam’ron says the “[traditional] emojis are done.” Following in the footsteps of Lil B, Killa Cam has his own emoji app on the way, and he’s released awesome previews of the app... Read more »

Nicki Minaj Says “Anaconda” is About “Taking Back The Power”

Nicki Minaj made waves when she released “Anaconda” earlier this year. The cover and the subsequent music video wowed audiences, but did she have a message behind the song and/or its visuals? Nicki spoke with GQ... Read more »

Download Dillon Cooper’s “X:XX” Mixtape

Just more than a year after the release of his debut mixtape Cozmik, Dillon Cooper is back. X:XX is fifteen tracks of new material with features from Azizi Gibson, Denzel Curry, and A La Sole. The... Read more »

Watch How FKA Twigs Uses Google Glass in Her #throughglass Video

Thus far, Google Glass has often been stigmatized as an invasive tool reserved for the Silicon Valley elite—users have been affectionately referred to as Glassholes. But there’s no denying that wearable tech devices, like smartphones before... Read more »

See The Bigger Picture Behind Famous Album Covers

Although the increase in streaming and move towards digital instead of physical music sales has taken the focus away from album covers somewhat, it remains impossible to talk about some albums without their classic covers immediately coming... Read more »

Lorde’s “Royals” Banned From Radio in San Francisco

There are a lot of Lorde haters. The New Zealand pop star’s ascent has been rapid, and with all the positive attention has come plenty of negative. Now, in one city, she’s banned from local radio, but the reason... Read more »

What I’ve Learned From Three Years of Part-Time Music Blogging

Yesterday was my three-year anniversary at Pigeons & Planes. Three years ago yesterday, Confusion sent an email to the rest of the team to introduce me. My first post was about R.E.M.’s last song. Since then,... Read more »

Could This Invention Stop People Using Their Cellphones at Concerts?

Phones. Phones everywhere. We’ve all experienced it before, and now it just seems like part of the concert experience. It’s not just fellow concert goers that are getting annoyed by it, though, as musicians are also... Read more »