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PWR BTTM Discography to be Removed by Streaming Services

The music of New York punk duo PWR BTTM will be removed from iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play and Amazon following sexual assault allegations surrounding member Ben Hopkins.  The announcement comes after an earlier statement from the group’s label Polyvinyl,  who removed PWR BTTM from their roster immediately after sexual assault reports emerged. “In keeping with this philosophy, we want to let everyone know that we are ceasing to sell and distribute PWR BTTM’s music,” posted Polyvinyl on their website. PWR BTTM has also cancelled all dates of what was…

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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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Papa Roach Stream New Album “F.E.A.R” In Full Ahead Of Release

Californian Rockers Papa Roach have made their new album “F.E.A.R” available to stream ahead of its release on January 27th. It will be there first release since 2012’s “The Connection” and if that album is anything to go by, “F.E.A.R” will absolutely smash it. Listen below and tell us what you think! Papa Roach are like a fine wine, with “The Connection” being their best release in years, showing that they’ve still got it. The new album will be available through Eleven Seven Music and features Royce da 5’9″ and Maria Brink of In This Moment. To Pre-order…

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Pandora Launches Thumb Moments

Are you a fan of the popular music streaming service Pandora? Yeah, you’re not alone on that. I find myself becoming a new fan of artists I probably would have never heard of if it wasn’t for Pandora. Well, the popular website is launching a new program called Thumb Moments. Thumb Moments brings listeners one step closer to the artists they just gave a thumbs up to while listening to music on Pandora. Here’s what the website’s blog had to say, “Today, we want to share a new Pandora program that takes this…

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WATCH: Anberlin Frontman Discusses Streaming Services

Stephen Christian, frontman of Anberlin, recently talked about his feelings toward streaming services. Check out what he had to say in a video below, after the jump. For more from Anberlin, purchase a CD here. And buy concert tickets here to catch them live for the last time on The Final Tour! Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: Weezer “Back To The Shack”

Weezer released a new song as a preview of their newest album Everything Will Be Alright In The End. The album drops this September, but you can listen to a new song called “Back To The Shack” now. Check out the new track right after the jump! Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: Bleachers Debut Album ‘Strange Desires’

Jack Antonoff of Fun. released the debut album, ‘Strange Desires’  from his new band, Bleachers for streaming on Spotify yesterday. The album was officially released on July 15th via RCA Records, but this is a free way for fans to listen to the new album. You can stream the album after the jump. Let us know what you think! For more from Bleachers, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Vinyl Sales And Streaming Dominate The Music Industry

According to a surprising report from the LA Times and Nielson’s SoundScan, the sales of vinyl records are up 40% in the year of 2013. Overall album sales, however, are down 15% and overall music consumption is down 3.3% according to the report. These numbers continue to show the increasing influence of free streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora, which are up nearly 50% since last year. Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” is currently the most streamed song with 65 million hits, followed by John Legend’s “All of Me” with 59.4…

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Amazon Unveils Free Music Service For Prime Subscribers

Online shopping juggernauts, Amazon, have launched Amazon Music, a new streaming service available for free to all Amazon Prime members. Amazon already had a foot in the door when it comes to music thanks to their Amazon MP3 service, however, the new upgrade is more of a Spotify-type service. While the new Amazon Music is pretty cool, it’ll take a little while for it to catch on, especially since Universal artists (like blink 182) are nowhere to be found in the catalog, but Amazon have announced that this is just…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Glass Animals ‘ZABA’

On June 9th, English band Glass Animals will release their debut album, ZABA, for the world to hear. The unique sound that Glass Animals encompasses – said to be both indie rock and trip hop – is something I find incredibly refreshing, as well as one that is quite challenging to put into words (but don’t worry, I’ll try my best!). With fantastic beats and intriguing lyrics to boot, I absolutely encourage everyone to give Glass Animals’ ZABA a listen. Please follow and like us:

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