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Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides, Andy Black) Announces Clothing Line

Andy Biersack has taken the creative world by storm, from fronting Black Veil Brides (and his solo venture Andy Black) to starring in the feature film American Satan. Now, he’s further expanding his brand in a new and exciting way. Biersack announced he will launch a clothing line named Westtower Warrior. The first pieces of the line are set to arrive in October. Check out the exciting details in a tweet from Biersack after the jump! For more Andy Black, you can buy a CD here! For more Black Veil Brides, you…

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Andy Biersack Teases New Music

Andy Biersack is gearing up for a new Black Veil Brides release and a stint on the Vans Warped Tour performing solo songs under his Andy Black moniker. It looks like there will be some new music for audiences during his busiest time of the year. Biersack revealed the progress of his projects at the moment on Twitter and confirmed that a new Andy Black single should be out in time for Warped. Black Veil Brides’ newest effort does not seem too far behind. Check out his tweets after the jump! For more…

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Grooveshark Calls It Quits After Legal Dispute

As of April 30, music streaming service Grooveshark has shut down. In a public statement written on their website, the Grooveshark admits to their wrongdoing of not acquiring the correct licenses to stream music. The music service once said that they were legally offering a streaming music service, but evidently this wasn’t the case. “Despite the best of intentions, we made very serious mistakes. We failed to secure licenses from rights holders for the vast amount of music on the service,” they wrote. “That was wrong. We apologize. Without reservation.”…

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Universal Music Group Drops Distribution Name, Modifies Executive Positions

The world’s largest music corporation, Universal Music Group (UMG), has decided to drop the distribution name of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) and divide that business into separate commercial enterprise functions. This all follows the retirement of leader Jim Urie in late 2014, who took leadership back in 2000. Candace Berry will still act as the company’s executive VP of sales. However, many other job titles are shifting. While brand partnership responsibilities were previously under UMGD and Universal Music Enterprises, these two separate branches have merged together under Mike Tunnicliffe, who is the executive VP of…

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Apple’s iRadio Launch Expected Soon

Apple seems to be in the final stages of licensing the necessary music in order to launch their own streaming Internet radio service, iRadio (because what else would they call it).  In their tireless mission to monopolize the music industry, Apple had already acquired two of the major three labels, Warner Music Group, and Universal Music Group, to join their cause.  The tech giant has apparently just finished signing agreements with the third, Sony Music Entertainment’s publishing division Sony/ATV, and an announcement for this new streaming service appears to be…

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Weezer, Scott Murphy (Allister) Release Japanese Album

Rivers Cuomo, frontman for Weezer, and Scott Murphy, frontman of pop-punk outfit, Allister, have come together to record a full-length in Japanese. The two will simply call their new project, Scott & Rivers. Currently, the album is only physically available in Japan but is available internationally through iTunes. Check out the video for  their single, “Homely Girl” after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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