Billboard has a good run-down of the current lawsuit Sony Music is facing from claims they "cheated" American Idol stars.
The litigation explores quite a bit of ground in the modern music business, from the way in which a music major like Sony accounts for revenue off of platforms like Spotify and iTunes to how advertising expenditures are treated. One topic that was largely overshadowed when 19 Recordings filed its claims this past February was Sony's alleged duty to share the spoils of its proceeds from big battles on the copyright front. For example, three years ago, Sony was among the record majors that extracted $105 million in settlement from file-sharing LimeWire. Does the money...
A purported rare testing pressing (I can't confirm if it's real a real test press or not, you'll have to trust the poster) of Brand New's Your Favorite Weapon has been put on eBay to raise money to try and save a non-profit all ages venue/art space the owner opened last May.
I think there were less than 10 test pressings of this record, it was eventually repressed a ton of times on different labels, but this is the Iodine recordings version, the real 1st pressing. This record was a gift, and I do not want to part with it, but it may be the only way to save the non profit all ages venue/art space I opened last May. I was lucky enough to book / work with Brand New before they became a...
Considering its caffeinated, soused, sweet, and wired music, it’s fitting Joyce Manor was consecrated over an alcoholic energy drink. And as a kind of quintessential California suburb, the physical and conceptual “Torrance” is the perfect place to inspire a perfect summer rock album, i.e., Joyce Manor’s new LP, Never Hungover Again, released today. Most people drawn to this music formed their idea of “summer” at a time in one’s life when summer was significantly different from the rest of the year — Johnson describes his own as consisting of “backyard shows, everyone would be skateboarding, chased off by security guards, throwing water...
Sarah Silverman will release her new album, We Are Miracles, on September 23rd via Sub Pop Records. The audio is taken from Sarah's emmy-nominated headline special for HBO. You can listen to her bit "Planting the Seeds of Insecurity" in the replies.
01) Nighttime Rituals
02) Speaking of Cum My Mother’s Been Sick
03) Killing Jesus
04) Planting the Seeds of Insecurity
05) Looking Inward
06) A Heartbreaking Story
07) Rape Jokes Comedy’s Hidden Gem
09) Senator Obama
10) Human Puppies
5 Seconds of Summer will be playing an arena show at the Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 15th. According to the press release I just got, the band's new album "has already peaked at No. 1 globally on iTunes in 71 countries, and has secured more preorders than any other artist in the history of Universal Music Group." Oh, and Universal Music most certainly classifies them as "pop-punk" (actually, to be fair, it's "pop-punk sensations"). This sort of reminds me of when Simple Plan kind of came out of nowhere (from the ashes of Reset) and everyone did a collective, "Huh? These guys aren't pop-punk!", and now they're effectively written into the pop-punk lexicon. It seems like...
We're back with another premiere from Montréal metalcore band, The Prestige - head to the replies to check out their brand new music video for "Freefall", off their debut album Ecotone, which you can check out here. They will also be touring in Canada, supporting Norma Jean and Night Verses - dates are also in the replies.
Maroon 5 have released the track listing and album art for their upcoming album, V. You can find the track listing below and the album artwork in the replies. V will be released on September 2nd via 222 Records/Interscope Records.
03) It Was Always You
04) Unkiss Me
06) Leaving California
07) In Your Pocket
08) New Love
09) Coming Back For You
11) My Heart Is Open ft. Gwen Stefani
02) Sex and Candy
The Garden Spot High School marching band has been told by the school board that they're no longer allowed to play Fall Out Boy's "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" due to the lyrical content.
The Garden Spot High School marching band will need to come up with two new songs this season after the Elanco school board voted Monday to reinforce an administrative decision to remove a pair of songs because of their lyrics. The 6-3 decision was made despite the fact the songs are performed as instrumentals.
xcited to announce the deluxe remastered release of our albums, 1996’s The Power Of Failing and 1998’s EndSerenading, each on double DMM 180 gram vinyl on October 20, 2014 internationally via Xtra Mile Recordings and on October 21, 2014 in North America via Arena Rock Recording Company. The labels will also release Mineral – 1994-1998, a double CD compilation of both albums with previously unreleased songs recorded during The Power Of Failing sessions, as well as bonus tracks recorded during various sessions.
Sum 41's Deryck Whibley posted a demo of their song "Crash" on his site along with a write-up about its origin.
i was going through my old cassette tapes of ideas today and i came across the original demo of the song “crash”. this recording was made about an hour after i witnessed a horrible car crash where one of the drivers was killed instantly. it all happened right before my eyes. i was the first one there and jumped out of my car immediately trying to help but i could feel the lifelessness in the air, you could just tell he was dead and there was nothing i could do. i’ve seen a few people die in front of me in my life and it’s definitely a bizarre moment to see the life being taken...
Smallpools have done it again. Following their smash hit "Dreaming" which was released last year, the band has released a new song, "Killer Whales" to tide over fans while they finish their new album. Head to the replies to give it a listen.
The members of Patent Pending have spent the last six months creating an elaborate, fictitious band called Mario and the Brick Breakers. Their EP, Mario and the Break Breakers: Greatest Hits, is available now on iTunes. Head to the replies to watch a trailer for the upcoming documentary about the band's rise and fall. They'll also be releasing five music videos, so stay tuned.
Lights has released her first single off her upcoming album, Little Machines, which will be released on September 22nd via Warner Bros. Records. Head to the replies to stream, "Up We Go."
02) Running With the Boys
03) Up We Go
04) Same Sea
06) Muscle Memory
07) Oil and Water
08) Slow Down
10) How We Do It
11) Don't Go Home Without Me
12) Child (Bonus Track)
13) Lucky Ones (Bonus Track)
14) From All Sides (Bonus Track)
Joyce Manor's music video for "The Jerk" can been seen at the A.V. Club or in the replies. Never Hungover Again is officially out today and you can also read our interview with the band if you missed it last week.
New Jersey's Hoderarecently released their debut EP, Reset to Default, and we are streaming it today - it's in the replies. The songs have a raw yet mid-tempo rock feel, not unlike some of The Gaslight Anthem's material, just with some more emo influence.
Jamie T has announced details of his long-awaited third album. Carry The Grudge will be released on September 29th and you can check out the video for recently revealed single "Don't You Find" in the replies alongside the album artwork.
01. Limits Lie
02. Don't You Find
03. Turn On The Light
05. The Prophet
06. Mary Lee
08. Rabbit Hole
10. Love Is Only a Heartbeat Away
11. Murder of Crows
12. They Told Me It Rained
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