Festival Catastrophes Lead to Evacuations

Festival Catastrophes Lead to Evacuations

Frankly, It’s been a bit of an unlucky weekend. For music festivals this side of the pond. Two massive festivals, one in England. One in Spain, faced serious issues.  After a weekend of heavy rain, Y Not Festival was left in a messy state. Though a bit of mud is to be expected at a UK festival. Conditions were severe enough for organizers to cancel the final day. In a statement on the website, organizers…

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Holograms on Tour

Holograms on Tour

You might remember back in 2012, when Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were joined on stage by a Hologram of Tupac Shakur, ‘performing’ several tracks with them on stage to a sold out crowd at Coachella. You may also remember an event in 2014, when it was the King of pop himself, Michael Jackson’s turn, performing ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ at the Billboard Music awards. The technology is as strange as it is awesome, and…

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Radiohead defy boycott in Israel; should bands be so political?

Radiohead defy boycott in Israel; should bands be so political?

In a world where bands take stands on everything from the smallest social justice issues to Donald Trump. More and more people seem to look up to them as role models and expect them to conform to their beliefs and ideals. Radiohead are a band that has been around long enough to go through this time and time again. With a lot of people who spend an awful lot of their time quick to call…

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Mercury Prize 2017 Nominations have been Announced!

Mercury Prize 2017 Nominations have been Announced!

This morning, the 2017 Mercury Prize shortlist came out. The annual prize, which celebrates the best British album released each year, spans every genre, from indie and grime to pop and jazz. The prize is judged by a panel of 12 judges, the same number as albums nominated. They are all movers and shakers from all facets of the UK’s music industry. Including radio presenters, music news editors, and, of course, some of the country’s…

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Ed Sheeran’s Concert in India

Ed Sheeran’s Concert in India

After Justin Bieber, who is a Canadian singer and songwriter, but it’s Ed Sheeran’s Concert in India. Ed Sheeran, an English singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer. Is all set for his live concert in Mumbai, India. Although all His fans and music lovers are looking forward to the concert. AEG Presents and PR Worldwide in collaboration with BookMyShow and Bigtree Entertainment. Are organising this one-day music concert in Mumbai later this year on Sunday 19th November…

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Aphex Twin Only; Potential Future of Streaming?

Aphex Twin Only; Potential Future of Streaming?

As prolific and secretive about his appearance in music as Banksy is in the art world, Richard D. James (much better known as Aphex Twin) is a regular when discussing incredible electronic music (sometimes called Intelligent Dance Music). He is the co-founder of Rephlex Records, and is perhaps best known for the 1999 track ‘Windowlicker’. It peaked at number 16 in the UK singles chart at the time. After his 2001 release ‘Drukqs’, he (or…

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R. Kelly: What is Going On This Time?

R. Kelly: What is Going On This Time?

No stranger to insane news, R. Kelly, the ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer, is being accused of heinous things this week. This is particularly disturbing when you consider ‘that’ video of him supposedly urinating on an underage girl. Apparently marrying R&B singer ‘Aaliyah’ when she was 15. Also along with the child pornography charges he was acquitted of back in 2008. R.Kelly Running An Abusive Cult?! A Buzzfeed ‘news’ report surfaced on Monday, alleging…

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Ticketmaster ‘Free’ Tickets across the US

Ticketmaster ‘Free’ Tickets across the US

Great news this week, for any music loving concert goer in the United States of America. If you purchased any tickets from ticketmaster.com between October 21st, 1999 and February 27th, 2013! As the result of a 2003 class action lawsuit filed against the company they opened a huge amount of free tickets to fans. The first batch of which being made available in June of 2016. It is usual to see big companies taken to…

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Warner Music Group Acquires Songkick

Warner Music Group Acquires Songkick

Perhaps the biggest industry news this week was Warner Music Group’s acquisition of ‘Songkick.’ The American company who have more than 15 million active music fans across the world using their app. The app itself helps music fans ‘track their favourite artists, discover new concerts and buy fairly priced tickets under one roof.’ According to the Songkick website. Set up with real music fans in mind, Songkick aims to out those fans and the artists…

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RUN THE JEWELS ‘Don’t Get Captured’

RUN THE JEWELS ‘Don’t Get Captured’

Somehow even the most aware of us can be years behind on great music. It took an appearance from one half of the duo on Bill Maher’s ‘Real Time’ show for me to discover them. Immediately enjoying their well crafted songs, intelligent lyrics and the way they work together so effortlessly. The reason I bring up Killer Mike and El-P’s duo this week is that I just caught their new video for the song ‘Don’t…

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