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The Week on Twitter With BANKS, Kid Cudi, and Chance The Rapper

This week on Twitter: - BANKS celebrates her debut album in a special way - Kid Cudi sends his fans some love - Chance The Rapper reveals he’s been doing stand-up, and he’s pretty good at... Read more »

Here’s What Happened When Tyler, The Creator Realized He Had a U2 Album on His Phone

By now, you’ve probably realized that you now have a U2 album in your iTunes library. It’s called Songs of Innocence, and U2 got really sneaky with it. They decided to drop it as a surprise and give it... Read more »

The Bullitts Tease Collaboration With Jay Electronica and MF DOOM

Late last night, The Bullits and Jay Electronica began teasing some sort of collaboration with MF DOOM, using the hashtag #3TheHardWay. What does it all mean? We don’t know for sure, but The Bullitts (a project... Read more »

Grimes on Her New Album: “It sucked, so I threw it out and started again.”

Grimes’ new song “Go” didn’t sit well with a lot of her fans, who were used to the slightly more experimental sound of Visions. “Go” was a song Grimes originally wrote for Rihanna (she turned it down),... Read more »

This is What Over 500 Years of Music Sharing Looks Like

Music sharing has been around for almost as long as music itself. Prior to the 15th Century, well before recording musical performance was a technological possibility, monks and priests would painstakingly copy music, note for note,... Read more »

Odd Future Now Has a 24 Hour Radio Station

Odd Future already have the merchandise game on lock with all the clothing, shoes, and accessories they sell on their website. They have also been getting into the live event market, with the third iteration of their Camp... Read more »

Is New N.E.R.D Music on the Way?

The iTunes festival has London in full swing, and one of the highlights thus far has been Pharrell’s set. In addition to playing his chart-toppers (“Come Get It Bae,” “Happy”), Pharrell brought on N.E.R.D bandmate Shay... Read more »

Tyler, The Creator Announces Brief US Tour

Odd Future figurehead Tyler, The Creator has announced a brief run of shows this winter. Following the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival (headlined by Pharrell, more details here) in LA on November 8, Tyler will hit a few... Read more »

#FREEGRIMES: A Petition to Get Grimes’ Boiler Room Set Online

Before she signed with Roc Nation and started writing songs for Rihanna, Grimes was already making legendary moves. Back in August of 2013, she was invited to DJ a Boiler Room party in Ibiza. But instead of... Read more »

Arca Shares “Thievery,” Announces Debut Album

Arca, the experimental electronic artist behind production for FKA Twigs and Kanye West, has announced his debut album and shared a new track, “Thievery.” Xen will be released November 4 via Mute Records, available in digital,... Read more »

Barclaycard Mercury Prize Announces Album of the Year Nominations for 2014

In recent years the Album of the Year nominations for Barclaycard Mercury Prize have showcased just how diverse British music has become. This year’s nominees have brought a variation of sounds to the charts. Some of... Read more »

Rae Sremmurd: Riding in the Front Seat

Rae Sremmurd (that's "ear" backwards and "drummers" backwards) is comprised of two brothers from Tupelo, Mississippi. They go by Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy, and while most people still don't know how to pronounce their... Read more »

James Murphy Transformed Data from US Open into Music

James Murphy has been known to have an interest in making experimental music. Remember that time he wanted to make the turnstiles in New York City’s subway stations play music each time they were turned? Well... Read more »

Twitter Launches the “Buy” Button

Twitter is dipping its toe into the digital marketplace with the rollout of a “buy” button, a feature that allows users to make purchases directly from their Twitter feed. To start, the service will provide exclusive... Read more »

Fighting For The Right To Stream: Independent Labels vs. YouTube

In the past few years, the internet has become the place where independent artists have the space to thrive. Though the music industry has historically been dominated by major labels, the internet provided a slight respite... Read more »