More information on the upcoming Beats streaming music service has been unveiled. The service will launch on January 21st.
The service, originally known as Daisy, uses a combination of algorithms and human curation to suggest songs, claiming to have a staff of music experts "hand-selecting your playlists while you stream." The company's betting that curation will set Beats Music apart from the music streaming competition, like Spotify and Rdio.
Forbes interviewed Jared Leto of 30 Seconds To Mars and he discusses the band's financial woes and promotes the upcoming documentary Artifact. This documentary follows the band as they battle a $30 million lawsuit with their former label Virgin/EMI over a breach of contract.
This article on The Daily Beast, by Rawiya Kameir, discusses how Jay Z's business side has led to him appearing not trustworthy.
Last fall, critics and fans wanted to see Jay Z take a principled stance by publicly condemning Barney's for its proven track record of racially profiling black customers; instead, he moved to donate 100 percent, rather than the original 25 percent, of his capsule line's revenue to charity. No doubt contracts and other constraints limited his choices, but it further entrenched the perception that he is actively retreating deeper into strictly self-serving territory. The same applies to his involvement with the Brooklyn Nets, whose Barclays Center eyesore is a...
This edition of "Four Chords & Seven Years Ago" comes from Johnny Minardi, former owner of LLR Records, former A&R at Fueled By Ramen, and the CEO of Self-Titled Management. In this "Four Chords & Seven Years Ago," Johnny gives a personal and behind-the-scenes look at the development of Days Away. We'd like to thank Johnny for his contribution!
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Off With Their Heads will be touring around the United States with I Am Heresy and The Slow Death on select dates, which can be found in the replies. The band also says it's already going to start working on the follow-up to Home.
With a blend of melodic hardcore, pop punk and indie rock, Cleveland, OH's Ages will appeal to fans of everyone from Gorilla Biscuits and Lifetime to Title Fight and Balance and Composure. Their new EP, Rest Your Head, is streaming the replies, and it's worthy of your 12 minutes. The effort is out Tuesday and can be pre-ordered from Mayfly Records.
We've been posting about Tiger Lily for awhile now and it's been great to watch the band grow over time. Today we're premiering a new song called "See Myself" from the band's upcoming EP Won't Let This Kill Me. You can listen to the track from the Oklahoma natives in the replies.
Scroll down to see this week's Free Music Friday. This week's featured free download comes from South Wales quintet Hot Damn, whose double A-side single "Pocket Knife"'/"Hollow" is available at their webstore. Fans of Basement and Seahaven, this one's for you.