Danish Prime Minister gives gift of Metallica boxset to Indonesian President

Danish Prime Minister gives gift of Metallica boxset to Indonesian President

The Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has given Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo Metallica a vinyl box collection as a gift during a state visit at the Bogor Palace in Indonesia. The present came after the Indonesian head, also known as Jokowi, declared his admiration of metal music after being pictured wearing the British metal band, Napalm Death, t-shirts. Their critically acclaimed third album ‘Master of Puppets’ was presented as a diplomatic endowment, used to…

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Live at Leeds unveil huge line-up for 2018

Live at Leeds unveil huge line-up for 2018

Live at Leeds have released the line up for their 2018 festival, which features both recognized and up- and-coming talent. Some of the biggest names include The Horrors, Circa Waves, British Sea Power and Anteros. BBC Sound of 2018 nominees Tom Walker, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Fender and Pale Waves are also integrated into the announcement, after recently gathering momentum within their own individual musical communities. Former Kaiser Chief member Nick J.D Hodgson is looking to…

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Sadiq Khan announces new plan to protect London music venues

Sadiq Khan announces new plan to protect London music venues

Sadiq Khan has declared a new ‘London Plan’, which aims to safeguard buildings of cultural significance, such as music venues. The scheme would place the liability and financial burden on developers to sufficiently soundproof residential homes near to venues. Noise complaints are a huge issue facing music venues and an ongoing nuisance for those who happen to live by pubs, clubs or gig places. Sites like Ministry of Sound, The Macbeth and Bussey Building are…

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Beyoncé and Lion King

Beyoncé and Lion King

Directed by Jon Favreau, this remake will reimagine the 1994 Disney classic. Beyoncé debuted a cast poster on Instagram earlier this month. The new Lion King is labeled as a live-action CGI film. The film is set to release on July 19, 2019 in the United States. What exactly is a live-action CGI film one might ask? This questions isn’t new in the animation and visual effects community. The recent Jungle Book movie also by…

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Shakira postpones world tour

Shakira postpones world tour

A halt to Shakira’s El Dorado World Tour was announced as it planned to kick off in Cologne, Germany on November 8th for her 11th studio album, El Dorado released in May. Several dates were cancelled after this statement. Recently, she announced that the entire European leg of the tour is canceled due to a vocal cord hemorrhage. She still has not fully healed but will reschedule the tour. Shakira stated the news on Facebook…

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Kanye West files trademark for “Yeezy Sound”-A new streaming platform?

Kanye West files trademark for “Yeezy Sound”-A new streaming platform?

He predicted his marriage to Kim Kardashian. He’s running for president in 2020. He continues to write new music. And now he’s filing a trademark for ‘Yeezy Sound’? Yes, it’s true. In total, four federal trademark applications were filed by Kanye West for the title ‘Yeezy Sound.’ The trademark was filed in November and is set to cover a service which includes the “streaming of music, audio, images, video, and other multimedia content, over the…

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The list of Grammy nominations is announced

The list of Grammy nominations is announced

The nominees for the 60th anniversary of the Grammy’s demonstrate just how much Hip-hop and R&B govern the prevailing musical landscape. In recent years acts such as Adele, Daft Punk and Mumford and Sons have won the highest accolades. Many commentators are speculating that this is Hip-hop’s year. Only Lauryn Hill (1999) and OutKast (2004) have won Album of the Year and no Hip-hop track has even been awarded record or song of the year….

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Stormzy scoops three MOBO Awards as Jeremy Corbyn praises grime’s political voice

Stormzy scoops three MOBO Awards as Jeremy Corbyn praises grime’s political voice

Stormzy, the popular grime MC was the chief recipient of the big awards at the 2017 MOBO awards. The 24-year-old won honours for the best album- in the wake of his Gang Signs & Prayer debut, the best grime act and the best male artist. Not only was grime at the fore front of the musical accolades, but it also has been endorsed by politicians too. The Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has established a positive…

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HMV predicts biggest year for vinyl sales since late 1980s

HMV predicts biggest year for vinyl sales since late 1980s

HMV predicts biggest year for UK vinyl sales in 30 years. Sales are expected to exceed four million by the end of the year in the UK, with its demand soaring across all genres. The reason for this increase is in large part due to new albums released this year by Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher and Rag’n’Bone Man. As reported by The Guardian, the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) predicts UK vinyl sales will…

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Idris Elba to get MOBO’s “Paving the Way Award

Idris Elba to get MOBO’s “Paving the Way Award

Actor and DJ Idris Elba, 45, born in Hackney, got a commemorative paving stone from the organisers of the MOBO Awards. The stone will be embedded in London, at a location where the star grew up. The MOBO Awards stands for “Music of Black Origin” and was established in 1996. The MOBO Award show is held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music. The Hollywood star…

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