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Rap Makes a Strong Showing in Mid-Year Sales Report

Today, Nielsen Soundscan released their mid-year sales reports, which notably highlight three categories: the top ten albums including streams and single sales, the top ten albums using traditional sales, and the top ten selling digital songs. In 2014, in... Read more »

Why Hasn’t Bangladesh Been Producing More?

One standout on Meek Mill’s new Dreams Worth More Than Money is “Classic,” featuring Swizz Beats, Jeremih, and masterful production by Bangladesh. The beat is crazy, mostly anchored by some lazy piano keys and flurries of percussion... Read more »

Amy Winehouse’s Father Is Planning His Own Film in Response to ‘Amy’ Documentary

The Winehouse family has not been particularly fond of the upcoming Asif Kapadia-directed AMY documentary, voicing their displeasure with the film on various occasions. They claim the movie is misleading in terms of how it paints... Read more »

The Libertines Announce First Album in 11 Years, Listen to “Gunga Din” Now

Today, The Libertines—a British quartet in part responsible for rejuvenating garage rock in London—announced the impending release of their third album, Anthems for Doomed Youth. Slated to drop September 4, the project will be the band’s first LP of new... Read more »

Is This an Unreleased FKA twigs Demo From 2007?

In this internet age that we live in, it’s nearly impossible to prevent things from surfacing online. Recently a YouTube user uploaded what is apparently an old unreleased song by FKA Twigs titled “Walk ‘Til You’re Dead.”... Read more »

Amy Winehouse’s Third Album Demos Have Been Destroyed by her Label Boss

In the past few months, Amy Winehouse’s name has become the center of conversation once again. With Amy—the documentary about her life–opening in theaters soon, the talk has varied from controversy to excitement. But now the... Read more »

Watch Lily Allen Burn a “F**K OFF KANYE” Flag at Glastonbury

There were mixed reactions when it was announced that Kanye West would be a headliner at the traditionally rock-centric Glastonbury festival in England, but he was as confident as ever when he took the stage, and the... Read more »

The Best of 2015 (So Far): Pigeons & Planes Staff Picks

We've brought you our Best Songs, Best Albums, and Best New Artists of the year so far, group efforts that required lots of debate, discussion, and careful checking to make sure we hadn't forgotten anything. We... Read more »

Apple Music Launched, But it’s Not Compatible With iTunes Yet

UPDATE (July 1): iTunes version 12.2 is now available, so you can now get Apple Music on your computer. Just go here and click “Try Now.” Today was the big launch of Apple Music, the long-awaited streaming service... Read more »

Spotify Predicts “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” Will Be The Song Of The Summer

Spotify has just shared a playlist of their top 25 contenders for the mythical “song of the summer” title — and leading the list is none other than the Jamie xx, Young Thug, and Popcaan single... Read more »