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How to Get the Most Out of an Internship in the Music Industry

In a desperate last attempt to avoid moving back in with their parents, flocks of unemployed graduates, students on break, or those avoiding college as a whole take to the glamorous field of unpaid internships. I... Read more »

Sufjan Stevens Announces North American Tour

With new Sufjan Stevens material comes a new Sufjan Stevens tour. Carrie & Lowell, the songwriter’s first solo album in five years, will hit shelves March 31. Sufjan is hitting the road soon thereafter, a two-month... Read more »

Sam Smith is Sharing Songwriting Royalties with Tom Petty for “Stay With Me”

“Stay With Me” is one of the standout tracks on Sam Smith’s platinum debut album In The Lonely Hour. Structurally, it prescribes to pop’s formula—big hook, little bridge, radio play. “Stay With Me” has sold over... Read more »

The Week On Twitter With Sam Smith, Wavves, and Kid Cudi

This week on Twitter: – Sam Smith gets some life advice from Jessie Ware – Wavves teases new music – Kid Cudi appreciates his supporters... Read more »

Watch The Trailer For “Eden,” Featuring (Fictional) Daft Punk

Can’t get enough “inside the music industry”-style drama? If Nashville and Empire leave you wanting even more sex, drugs and _____ (insert music genre of your choice), look out for the upcoming French film Eden. Endorsed by... Read more »

A$AP Rocky Speaks on the Passing of A$AP Yams

It’s been a busy week for A$AP Rocky. Just yesterday, on the third day of the Sundance Film Festival, Rocky was attending the premiere of Dope, a film in which he makes his proper acting debut. He was... Read more »

Nipsey Hussle’s Latest Album Sells 60 Copies… at $1,000 Each

When you first hear that Nipsey Hussle has sold 60 copies of his album, it seems like the perfect preface to a doomsday treatise on the state of the music industry. But when you find out how much he’s... Read more »

Listen to the First Snippets of “Meow The Jewels”

It’s official: Meow The Jewels, the all-cat Run The Jewels remix album that began as a joke pre-order option for last year’s RTJ2 is on its way. Producer El-P leaked his first takes of a cat-tastic “Jeopardy”... Read more »

Jay Z Responds to New York Governor’s Police Relations Plans

New York governor Andrew Cuomo detailed his plan to improve police and community relations on Wednesday during his annual State of the State address, and Jay Z is more than keen to show his support for... Read more »

Lil Wayne is Reportedly Suing Birdman for $8 Million

Lil Wayne’s issues involving the release of Tha Carter V seemingly never end, but it looks like he’s hoping to change that very soon. After ranting about constant delays in a series of tweets in which he said “I... Read more »

YouTube Will Remove Any Artist That Refuses to Sign Licensing Agreement

Last year, YouTube threatened that they would start pulling videos from independent artists and labels due to a licensing dispute. The heart of the dispute lied within disagreements over royalties, of course. Towards the end of... Read more »

Watch Lupe Fiasco’s Last Radio Freestyle

Lupe Fiasco has vowed to withdraw from the public eye. He’s doing it in stages—first on Twitter, now on radio. So when Lupe visited Sway In The Morning this week it was, supposedly, for the last... Read more »

Kanye West Asked Paul McCartney What Pu**y Was Like in the ’60s

With the release of the Paul McCartney-assisted “Only One” earlier this month, we know that Kanye West’s seventh studio album is close. And on Wednesday, during a speech at the iHeartMedia Music Summit in Burbank, California,... Read more »

Joey Bada$$ Says the Malia Obama Selfie Got His Phone Tapped

Joey Bada$$ went on Sway In The Morning this week to promote his new album B4.DA.$$. Over the course of the interview, Joey spoke about the recent dust-up over Malia Obama’s Pro Era selfie. The conversation... Read more »

A New Way to Submit Music to Pigeons & Planes

For years, we’ve been trying to figure out a solution to the increasingly difficult problem of an overwhelming amount of submissions. There aren’t as many small, influential blogs anymore, and most of the bigger music websites... Read more »