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Music Cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan Community Music Cities Series 

Music Cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Michigan is no stranger to music. Hitsville USA a.k.a. Motown was founded in Detroit. Plenty of Michigan rockers came from the mitten state: Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Diana Ross (The Supremes) Glen Frey (The Eagles), Iggy Pop, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Grand Funk Railroad, The Romantics, Mike Posner, Sufjan Stevens, and the list goes on… While Detroit Rock City gets plenty of high praises for its music (thanks for the 1979 shout-out, KISS), a Western Michigan city is also making a way onto the…

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GUEST BLOG: Tidal: So What Now? Alternative Features Guest Blogs Indie Metal News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

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 Alternative Indie Metal News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

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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ANNOUNCEMENT: Release Date Set For The Killers Frontman Brandon Flowers New Solo Album Alternative News Rock 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Release Date Set For The Killers Frontman Brandon Flowers New Solo Album

After 3 years of no new releases by The Killers (besides their annual Christmas singles and greatest hits compilation) frontman Brandon Flowers is set to release his second solo album The Desired Effect on May 18 through Island Records. The first single off the album “Can’t Deny My Love” will be released March 23. Flowers revealed the dates with a photo of a note on his website which reads: “May 18th, 2015, we will finally achieve The Desired Effect,” the singer wrote. “Ariel and I have been collaborating in the studio, working twogether [sic]…

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Madonna Announces Massive World Tour News Pop 

Madonna Announces Massive World Tour

Pop icon, Madonna, has announced her world tour Rebel Heart Tour! The first dates are going to be around North America, Europe and the UK. She is touring in support of her upcoming album, Rebel Heart, which is set to be released this month. Dates for Australia and Asia will be added to the tour soon. You can check out all the dates that have been announced after the jump. If you want to listen to music from Madonna, you can purchase a CD here. If you want to catch her…

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Grammy Awards Edition Alternative Features Indie Metal News Photos Photos of the Week Pop Pop Punk Rock 

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Grammy Awards Edition

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were held last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The night included performances by Ed Sheeran, AC/DC, Madonna, Katy Perry, and many, many more. One thing those watching at home weren’t able to see to were the behind the scenes and personal photos taken throughout the night by the performers, winners, nominees, and presenters. We’ve complied some of the best photos from last night’s festivities and you can check them out after the jump. You can find a complete list of winners here. All…

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More 2015 Grammy Performers Announced News Pop 

More 2015 Grammy Performers Announced

Joining Madonna as performing artists for the 2015 Grammy Awards are Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Eric Church, and AC/DC. This little-bit-of-everything lineup features multiple nominees in categories including best album, best country song, and more. The Grammys will air on CBS on February 8th. Who are you excited to see perform at the Grammys this year? Are you going to be tuning in to the show this year? If you are looking to hear more from any of these artists, You can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

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Beyoncé Named Highest Paid Woman In Music Of 2014 News Pop 

Beyoncé Named Highest Paid Woman In Music Of 2014

Beyoncé has officially been named the highest-paid women in the music industry in the year 2014. After a World Tour with husband Jay-Z, Bey has collected a cool $115 million in earnings. This sum is greater than double what she received last year and featured a three-spot jump from fourth place to number one. Taylor Swift followed up with $64 million this year, while P!nk surprised the list at third place with $52 million. Madonna, who ranked first last year, did not make this year’s cut. For more of Bey’s…

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Anachronistic Film Soundtracks Features Indie Lists Metal News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

Anachronistic Film Soundtracks

In the article “Bad Movies With Great Soundtracks,” I mentioned something called anachronism, specifically in regards to Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. By definition in the World English Dictionary, “anachronism” is the representation of an event, person, or thing in a historical context in which it could not have occurred or existed. While it is a term that is most often used when people incorrectly reference something from a specific time period (i.e. wrongly stating an artist’s time period in which they worked), it has also been used to label a…

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11 Best Movies About Music Features Film Reviews Lists Reviews 

11 Best Movies About Music

Some of us like music. Some of us like movies… Okay, who am I kidding? We all love both and there’s no denying it. And what’s better than mixing two of our favorite things together into one – the lovely genre that is musical or music-based movies, of which there are plenty to choose from. There are those that are purely musical (you know, where there’s hardly any real talking and it’s a singing conversation), those that are inspired by bands, those that are about bands, those about people with…

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