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  • Dr. Dre Discusses Abuse Allegations, Ice Cube Addresses Misogyny in N.W.A Lyrics

    Aug 12

    With Dr. Dre's new album Compton out and the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton hitting theaters, Rolling Stone's latest cover story is an interview with Dre and Ice Cube. During the conversation, Dre was asked about his history of violence—a 1991 incident where he assaulted journalist Denise "Dee" Barnes and ex-wife Michel'le's accusations of repeated abuse.  "I made some fucking horrible mistakes in my life," Dre told Rolling Stone. "I was young, fucking stupid. I would say all the...

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  • Lil B Shares Live Boiler Room Set

    Aug 12

    Photo by Ebru Yildiz Last month in Chicago, Lil B performed a Boiler Room set. (The lineup also featured iLoveMakonnen, Sonny Digital, and others—watch all the performances here.) The set included "Bitch Mob Anthem", "Soul Food", and more. Watch the 23-minute show below via Fader. Watch him perform "I'm God" at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival:

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  • Taylor Swift Is Now On Spotify (Well, Not Exactly)

    Aug 12

    Although Taylor Swift pulled her original version of 1989 from Spotify, it may soon be possible (thanks to a compulsory license) to hear a cover version recorded by singer-songwriter Ryan Adams. ________________________________ Guest Post by Casey Rae on Future Of Music Coalition Today, we heard news that Americana hero Ryan Adams plans to record a covers version of the latest Taylor Swift record,1989. We’ve been asked whether Adams’ album will be on Spotify (Taylor Swift and her...

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  • Chance the Rapper Teams With Noname Gypsy on "Israel (Sparring)"

    Aug 12

    Photo by Kristina Pederson Chance the Rapper has teamed up with Chicago rapper Noname Gypsy for "Israel (Sparring)", which they shared this afternoon. Listen to it above. The track was produced by Cam O'bi, and can be downloaded for free here.

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  • Fair Music Transparency Report [Followup]

    Aug 12

    In a followup to an earlier post, this article explores how, in spite of living in an age where music is more accessible than ever before, the commercial end of the business has a long way to go as far as getting artists the money they deserve. _______________________   Guest Post by Allen Bargfrede on Rethink Music   This should be the golden age for the music industry. More music is available to more people at more times and in more ways than ever before. Creators and musicians can...

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  • Chicago Arts Center to Host Frankie Knuckles' Vinyl Collection

    Aug 12

    Stony Island Arts Bank, a former bank on Chicago’s South Side recently transformed into a center for African-American culture, will house the late Frankie Knuckles' vinyl collection, as Art News points out (via FACT). The arts center will open to the public on October 3. "This is a new kind of cultural amenity, a new kind of institution — a hybrid gallery, media archive and library, and community center," founder Theaster Gates said in a statement. "It is an institution of and for the South...

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  • Wavves Shares New Song "Heavy Metal Detox"

    Aug 12

    Photo by Alexandra Gavillet Wavves' Nathan Williams has shared another track off the band's forthcoming album V, which comes out out October 2 via Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros. It's called "Heavy Metal Detox", and you can listen to it above. Wavves previously shared "Flameszs" and "Way Too Much" from the album, and announced a tour. Check out all his upcoming dates here. Watch Wavves' episode of Pitchfork.tv's Frames:

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  • Call To Action: Today Is Last Day To Comment On Who Controls .Music Domain. It Takes 1 Minute

    Aug 12

    The pending addition of the .music domain name opens up a world of possibilities for artists and all music related companies; and who controls it matters. Many music industry trade groups and indie organizations have endorsed  Constantine Roussos, the leader of DotMusic over internet giants like Amazon and Google. You can learn more about the issue and DotMusic here on MusicThinkTank. Get Involved Now But the important takeaway is  that you have 7:59pm Eastern time is the deadline for...

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  • Chvrches Share New Song "Never Ending Circles"

    Aug 12

    Chvrches have shared another cut off their forthcoming album Every Open Eye, the follow-up to 2013's The Bones of What You Believe. "Never Ending Circles" premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show, and follows the previously-shared "Leave A Trace". Check it out below.  Read our new feature "Keeping it Unreal: In the Studio With Chvrches". Watch Chvrches perform "Leave A Trace" at Pitchfork Music Festival 2015: 

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  • WED. NEWS BRIEF: Rdio Adds 500 Live Stations • Soundcloud Use Doubles • Aliba Music • Nash Film • More

    Aug 12

    Wednesday 8.12.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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