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Spotify Is Worth Almost Twice As Much As The U.S. Recorded Music Industry

As Tidal crashes (sorry), it seems Spotify is on a path to world domination. A new round of investors will add $400 million to the global company’s valuation, for a total worth of $8.4 billion according... Read more »

An Astronaut is Releasing an Album He Recorded in Space

If you’ve ever wondered what astronauts do with all that alone time in outer space, here’s one of the cooler answers. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield chose to record an album during his downtime while orbiting the... Read more »

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before: Tidal and the “Artist-First” Myth

The fluctuating and uncertain state of the music industry today does represent a chance for the artists to even the scales, but Tidal, with its "artist-first" myth, seems like a missed opportunity.... Read more »

See Where All Your Favorite Hip-Hop Album Covers Were Shot On Google Street View

Inspired by a recent project over at the Guardian that sought to locate a lot of their favorite album covers, Mass Appeal took on the task of figuring out where exactly hip-hop’s most iconic images came... Read more »

Rich Homie Quan Was “Hurt” When Young Thug Called Him “B*tch Homie Quan”

Rich Homie Quan made an appearance on ESPN’s Highly Questionable earlier today, presumably for a bit of image restoration following his arrest and falling out with longtime collaborator Young Thug. After detailing some of this early... Read more »

Kanye West: “I Am Not What I Would Truly Consider a Musician. I Am an Inventor”

After his wife broke the internet with her own Paper cover, Kanye West decided to grace the pages himself. Rather than give an interview, however, Kanye wrote the piece himself. He discusses everything from the Tidal... Read more »

Twin Shadow Will Undergo Reconstructive Hand Surgery Following Tour Bus Crash

George Lewis Jr. a.k.a. Twin Shadow was on tour supporting his new album Eclipse when his bus collided with a tractor-trailer in Aurora, Colorado earlier this weekend. Tour driver John Crawford and Twin Shadow drummer Andy... Read more »

The Week On Twitter With Ryan Hemsworth, Jessie Ware, and Pusha T

This week on Twitter: – Ryan Hemsworth has a near run-in with Lykke Li – Jessie Ware praises Tobias Jesso Jr’s album – Pusha T puts Tyler, The Creator to work Here is the week on... Read more »

Fans Try To Buy U2 Vinyl At Record Store Day; Get Tool EP Instead

U2 fans (who somehow exist) got curved in the best way possible during yesterday’s Record Store Day. Songs of Innocence, otherwise known as the Great iTunes Plague of 2014, got a vinyl pressing for the band’s Record... Read more »

Gucci Mane: “New EDM Album With Diplo on the Way!”

Even from behind bars, Gucci Mane stays productive and unpredictable. He’s been steadily releasing music (a lot of music), and his Twitter account revealed what’s coming up. According to the Gucci Mane Twitter account, there’s an... Read more »