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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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Black Veil Brides Release Album Artwork & Track Listing

Black Veil Brides released the album artwork and track listing for their upcoming fourth studio album, IV, at an album listening party at the Universal offices in New York City. The project comes out October 28 via Universal and is a follow-up to their 2013 album, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones.  See the album artwork and track listing after the jump. A few months ago, BVB announced a fall and winter headlining tour with support from Falling in Reverse, Set it Off and Drama Club. You can purchase…

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GrooveShark To Host Broadcast With Shadow Of Whales

Do you know what the best part of working with so many amazing up and coming bands is? Getting to see them grow and expand their audience, taking on new and exciting ventures through various placements, bookings, and opportunities. Such is the case with Shadow Of Whales (for fans of: Franz Ferdinand, The Killers.) The Texas quintet has already seen coverage on KTBC – FOX 7, Music Biz Weekly, AbsolutePunk, and played the Austin Convention Center, and now they’re taking to the GrooveShark Broadcast system this Thursday 9/4 at 1pm EST for a…

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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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STREAM: Lorde “Team” Video

Lorde has released the video for her newest single, “Team.”  The video was directed by Young Replicant, of The xx, in Brooklyn’s Red Hook district and features a society of outcast teenagers living in abandoned wear-houses. Lorde explained in a Facebook post that she got the concept for the video from a dream. “Team” is the second single, following “Royals,” from Lorde’s debut LP, Pure Heroine, which was produced by Joel Little and released via Universal. Watch the video after the jump. Purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here. Please follow…

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Cassadee Pope Signs To Universal Republic Nashville

Cassadee Pope has officially been signed to Universal Republic Nashville. Check out a tweet from Pope, including a link to a full statement, after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Youtube Removes Billions Of Fake Video Views

Youtube has removed over a billion fake views from major label and artist channels including Universal and Sony. Read part of an article after the jump.  Please follow and like us:

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Universal Music CEO: “We’re Not In The Art Business”

Universal Music’s CEO recently took part in an article for The New Yorker, where he stated that they are not in the art business, but interested in the hits. You can check out an excerpt below and read the full article here. “The company likes hits, the fans like hits, and that’s what he’s there to do—make hits. We’re not in the art business.” “You know what it is?” Braun asked me one day this summer. “My friend put it best. I’m a camp counsellor for pop stars. Please follow…

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