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WATCH: Joyce Manor “Fake I.D.”

In anticipation of their upcoming full- length, Joyce Manor released a single and accompanying music video for their song “Fake I.D.” The video looks like a scene straight out of Superbad. A girl, who is clearly underage, gets a fake I.D. and is eventually led into a secret club. At two minutes and twenty seconds, the only downfall is that the song is incredibly short. “What do you think about Kanye West?” sings vocalist Barry Johnson. “I think that he’s great. I think he’s the best,” he continues. Check out…

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Glastonbury Festival Reveals First Glimpse of Lineup

Glastonbury Festival, a United Kingdom summer showcase, has announced the first wave of the many acts that will be taking part this year. The lineup packs a wallop, featuring The Foo Fighters, Kanye West, Deadmau5, Florence & The Machine and tons more. So far, it looks to be one of the best fests this summer has to offer. Check out the full first announcement flier after the jump. You can purchase a concert ticket here! Please follow and like us:

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WATCH: The Weeknd Brings Kanye West Out During His Coachella Set

There’s nothing like having a guest artist come out at a concert. Last summer I went to the Hollywood Bowl to see Billy Joel, and was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Gavin DeGraw was opening for him, though he wasn’t featured on the lineup. Then, I was even more surprised when Adam Levine of Maroon 5, came out from backstage and sang a duet of “You May Be Right” with Joel. (I was more focused on Adam Levine’s hair than his vocals though. This was when he went…

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GUEST BLOG: Tidal: So What Now?

Within a plethora of methods that we have to get music out, in a rather grandiose unveiling, Jay-Z announced Tidal. This is a streaming service that allows the consumer to stream lossless files and high-quality video for a $20 dollar fee. It’s also billed as the music service controlled by the musicians themselves, totting co-ownership from the likes of Alicia Keys, Arcade Fire, Beyonce, and Calvin Harris just to name a few. As I was viewing the press conference where many “A list” artists signed the declaration to the service,…

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TIDAL: The Music Industry’s Biggest Lie

Major modern artists all the way from Alicia Keys to Jay Z have come together to release one of the first ever artist owned music platforms… or, so they say. “Jimi Hendrix once said, that music doesn’t lie,” Alicia Keys spoke at the podium for TIDAL’s launch video, and she’s right. Music doesn’t lie, but these musicians who have come together to be a face for the type of companies they state they are against? That is a lie, perhaps one of the biggest lies we have ever seen in the…

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Outside Lands Releases 2015 Lineup

Spring has sprung again, and thus Outside Lands has released its 2015 lineup. The 3-day festival will take place August 7-9th in San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park. This year boasts a headlining group of Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, and Wilco. This will be the 8th year of the festival, which has hosted the likes of Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Metallica, Muse, Pearl Jam, Radio Head, and Arcade Fire. Read more to check out the rest of the 2015 lineup. If you…

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Coheed and Cambria Join Roc Nation

Coheed and Cambria have announced that the group has joined Jay-Z’s management label, Roc Nation.  The group will now be among big name artists like Kanye West, Rhianna, and Shakira. The quartet is not the first rock group to make the change as Touché Amoré have also signed to the managing company. The move is said to have happened because the bands’ manager is now working for the company and has decided to take a few groups with him. Check out the announcement below. The band will also be releasing The Essential Coheed and Cambria on…

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STREAM: Rihanna “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Rihanna has released a new single for her upcoming untitled album. The song is titled “Bitch Better Have My Money” and was unveiled last night via iHeartRadio station broadcasts. The song is produced by Kanye West, and the release of this song came with the news that most of the album would be produced by the rapper. You can stream the new song below the jump. For more music by Rihanna, you can purchase a CD here. Rihanna will be touring with Kanye West soon, for which you can buy concert tickets here. Please follow…

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Touché Amoré Join Roc Nation Management

Touché Amoré have signed to managing label, Roc Nation, joining the likes of Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West and Shakira. It’s important to note that this change isn’t a record signing, but a management signing. You can check out a message from Roc Nation below the jump. According to PropertyOfZack, the move comes from the band’s manager being hired by the company and therefore taking his artists with him. Earlier this week, the band released a 7-inch split, Self Love, with Self Defense Family via Deathwish Inc. They are currently streaming the spit now. To hear more from Touché…

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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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