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Young Fathers Win Mercury Prize 2014

Young Fathers took home £20,000 Friday night when they won the 2014’s Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. They beat out fellow nominees Jungle, Royal Blood, FKA Twigs, and Damon Albarn in a competition that... Read more »

Will Taylor Swift Be The First Artist To Go Platinum This Year?

Here’s a grim reality in music industry news: there hasn’t been a platinum album released this year. Only Disney’s Frozen has managed to crack the platinum sales mark in 2014 and the soundtrack was released last year.... Read more »

Cozz is Coming to New York City

We’ve been a fan of Cozz ever since we first heard “Dreams.” He just dropped his Cozz & Effect album and proved that, without a doubt, “Dreams” wasn’t luck. Cozz has a rare combination of raw... Read more »

Sorry Kanye, T-Pain Says You’re Not Using Auto-tune Correctly

In a recent interview, T-pain said that he thinks there are very few people who understand how to properly use auto-tune and Kanye West isn’t one of them. But don’t think T-Pain is taking shots at... Read more »

10 of the Coolest Record Players Currently Available

As the internet marches forward with faster downloading and innumerable streaming options, lots of people are turning back to vinyl for all sorts of different reasons. Whether it's the more immersive, tactile nature of records or... Read more »

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon is Starting a Music Festival in Wisconsin

The city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin has a population of less than 70,000. One of those people is Justin Vernon. The Bon Iver/Volcano Choir frontman was born and raised in Eau Claire, and he still lives there... Read more »

Danny Brown: “I’m the best rapper ever and I need to be respected.”

Danny Brown isn’t short on confidence, but he’s still not feeling like he’s getting the props he should be getting. “I still don’t feel like I have the respect I deserve,” he said in an interview... Read more »

Sia Auctions Off Her Breath in a Jar

Sia fans looking to inhale the singer’s breath can breathe a sigh of relief. The Australian songwriter is set to auction off a jar filled with her breath for the Adelaide Film Festival and organizers couldn’t be happier... Read more »

Jamie xx Says New The xx Album is Coming

Back in April, we got our first signs that The xx were back at work recording their new album when the band posted a few updates to their Facebook, and now Jamie xx gives us more... Read more »

MØ Writes Handwritten Apology After SNL Performance with Iggy Azalea

MØ has been hard at work. The Danish singer has been gaining followers steadily since the release of her “Bikini Daze” EP last year and the full-length No Mythologies To Follow earlier this year. Most recently,... Read more »

Stream How To Dress Well’s Remix EP

How To Dress Well’s What Is This Heart? has already established itself as one of the best albums of the year. And what’s more, it just became a gift that keeps on giving: today we get... Read more »

Run The Jewels Share Bonus Track “Blockbuster Night Pt. 2,” Launch “Tag The Jewels” Art Project

Last week, Killer Mike and El-P released RTJ 2, their second album as Run The Jewels, as a free download. This week, we get more new material from the album in the form of “Blockbuster Night... Read more »

Listen to the Instrumental Demo of Kanye West’s “New Slaves”

Kanye West’s “New Slaves” is a standout single off the rapper’s 2013 album, Yeezus, and now we get to hear a little more of how the track came to be. Today, a demo version of the “New Slaves”... Read more »

Apple’s Music Sales Dip, Beats Music to Relaunch as Part of iTunes

iTunes’ music sales have experienced a 13 to 14 percent drop in worldwide figures, according to the Wall Street Journal. This may mean changes are in store for Apple. Some of these changes may involve Beats Music.... Read more »

Kanye West Rejected Las Vegas Residency Offer For $500,000 a Show

Kanye West and Las Vegas? Seems like this would make for an interesting combination. However, Yeezus recently turned down an offer that would have made him the highest paid celebrity entertainer in the city, according to... Read more »