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The Union of Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW) has launched a new campaign called “Justice at Spotify”, with the hope of securing a more equitable financial arrangement from the world’s most popular music streamer. Spotify has long been criticized for its paltry payout rates. One recent report found that a mid-sized indie label earned $0.00348
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Whether we all like it or not, many venues around the country are reopening amidst the global pandemic, COVID-19. Some, like Florida, are allowed to reopen with zero restrictions, though many still choose to do so. Others are bound my state or local guidelines to a variety of venue capacity, temperature, or social distancing restrictions.
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Verzuz has announced that its next installment will feature T.I. and Jeezy battling over their biggest hits. It’s the start of the program’s second season, and it’s happening at 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, November 19. See more details below. Since launching in the spring as a creative outlet during the COVID-19 pandemic, Verzuz has
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bitbird darlings DROELOE have put out a ton of great music over the years — and they will continue to, just without one of the members. In a statement today, DROELOE explains that when the group started, it was a trio: Joris, film director; Hein, graphic designer; and Vincent, producer/composer. Very quickly, Joris’ personal career
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System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan made a number of headlines earlier this year with his pro-Trump rhetoric, which directly oppose the views of singer Serj Tankian. While the vocalist previously defended his bandmate despite their “extremely polarized political differences”, Tankian admitted in a new interview that Dolmayan’s views are “frustrating”. For a little
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Oli Harper is relatively young in terms of career, releasing his debut single just last year. But already he’s had releases on Enhanced, BlueBird, Proximity, and now Thrive with his latest release, “Do Better” with Kyrsta Youngs. The combination of sweet piano notes, sultry vocals, and upbeat rhythm come together for a wonderfully saccharine song
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What was big, exciting entertainment news just a month or so ago has already become routine tedium: Jim Carrey played presidential candidate Joe Biden on Saturday Night Live. For the third week in a row, the blockbuster comic returned to Studio 8H, where Issa-Rae hosted the festivities. Three sketches into his run, however, and it’s
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Beyoncé’s HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM, which captured her iconic 2018 Coachella set, is coming to vinyl for the first time. The 4xLP set—out December 4—comes with a 52-page booklet. Preview the record below. Beyoncé released her HOMECOMING documentary on Netflix in April 2019. Earlier this year, she shared the song “BLACK PARADE” and then the
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Every Friday, Consequence of Sound rounds up some of the week’s noteworthy new album releases. Today, October 16th, brings fresh music from Kevin Morby, OSees, Open Mike Eagle, HEALTH, Autechre, Pluralone (Josh Klinghoffer), and Black Thought. Take a listen to each of their new albums below. Also be sure to check out new releases from
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Play video content NBC John Legend‘s first time onstage since he and Chrissy Teigen‘s third child died — moments after a premature birth — was as moving and heartwrenching as you’d expect. John performed “Never Break” Wednesday night for the Billboard Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. He lovingly dedicated the performance
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Spotify says Mental Health is one of its fastest-growing “genres” across the platform with an over 50% rise of interest in 2020. According to a new report, playlists and music related to mental health — particularly keywords including “calm,” “mindfulness,” and “self-care” — are what users are seeking out. Compared to 2019, these keywords are
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