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Ed Sheeran Passes Two Billion Streams On Spotify

Ed Sheeran has hit the records yet again. After being the most streamed artist on Spotify in 2014, Sheeran jumped the milestone of two billion streams and solidified his rank as second-most streams used on the site, with first place going to Eminem. Not to mention that Ed Sheeran’s song “Thinking Out Loud”, coming from his recent album X, is the most streamed song on Spotify in the United States. Ed Sheeran has expressed praise for Spotify before. Spotify also seems to love Sheeran for what he brings to their site. Even though the…

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PLAYLIST: Growing Up Nathan

Hey! I’m Nathan Daniel and I’m 19 (not Daniels. I know, I’m a weirdo and I have a first name for a last name). As far as Infectious goes, I’m a bit of a rare breed: I’m the only contributor from the UK. Due to which, part of this may be less familiar for a lot of you Americans! I come from Nottingham (Robin Hood country), but currently live in the Cathedral City, Lincoln, where I study Media Production at university (or college, for you guys). I’m in my second year…

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BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe Steps Down For Position With Apple

At the weekend, BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe announced that he will be leaving the station. For the past 12 years, the 41-year-old New Zealander has been regarded as Radio 1’s new music ambassador and has been resident of the 7-9pm Monday-Thursday slot. If for nothing else, he is known nationwide in the UK for his adrenaline-fuelled enthusiasm and downright passion for music. He’s loved by most for his ability to immerse listeners in nearly any form of music, for the way he conducts interviews and for that little bit of extra excitement…

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The Grammys Happened

The Grammys. Every news source gets one post about them and here is ours (sarcasm included). I could bore you with the splendor of music’s greatest night but the simple truth is, it wasn’t. The once proud Grammys are following in the footsteps of award shows past and slowly becoming meaningless and quite frankly boring. Please follow and like us:

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Eminem Releases 28 Song Album

Eminem recently released a two-disc album titled Shady XV that holds 28 songs, including some of his classic recordings along with new material. The album was put out by Shady Records label and was the fifteenth release on their fifteenth anniversary. Eminem, while being the main artist of the album, was also the executive producer of the entire project. The first single to come out has been “Guts Over Fear” which features Sia, the well-known “Chandelier” singer. As of March, Eminem was named the second highest best-selling male artist, right behind…

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Ed Sheeran Most-Streamed Artist On Spotify In 2014

Ed Sheeran was officially named the most-streamed act on Spotify in the world for the year of 2014. Do you like big statistics? Well then you should know Sheeran received more than 860 million listens on Spotify. His album X is the most steamed album worldwide with over 430 million streams. Sheeran beat out the likes of Eminem, who was number one in the United States, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, and more popular acts.  Of course, Swift was on the list until she removed her works from Spotify in November. Every…

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GUEST BLOG: 5 Tips To Be Ready For An Important Performance

Performing is one of the most adrenalin-filled and self-validating things you can do. Before you start, however, it can be absolutely nerve wracking. I started rapping at 16 and it was the energy and enthusiasm that got me through each small show. Now, at 18, I’m being asked to perform for music labels, radio stations and talent scouts (one of whom discovered Coldplay) so my label management and I have come up with a few tips that have helped me make the transition. Please follow and like us:

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Rihanna To Perform At The Concert For Valor

  Rihanna announced via Twitter that she will be among the many talents to perform at the Concert for Valor, which is a live concert for America’s veterans and their families. Concert for Valor will be live on HBO on November 11th. Other artists to perform are Eminem, Zac Brown Band, Bruce Springsteen, and more. Find out more about the event here. Purchase one of  Rihanna’s CD’s here. Please follow and like us:

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10 Tips To Songwriting

Writing songs has always been a part of who we are. Growing up we would write with what we knew at the time, and we fell in love with the idea that you can make an incredible piece of history in one moment out of nothing but your voice. Now that we’ve grown up a bit we are still in awe of what we do. Now we appreciate that we get to make a career doing something that we love. After writing for some time, you start to develop a…

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2014 MTV VMA Nominees Announced

This morning, MTV took advantage of the popular app Snapchat to announce the 2014 MTV VMA Nominees. Beyoncé is in the lead with eight nominations under her belt including Video of the Year award. Trailing behind Queen Bey is Eminem and Iggy Azalea who both have seven nominations. Check out to see if your favorite artists made the cut in this year’s award show. The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards takes place on Sunday, August 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Please follow and like us:

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