Rihanna, Chris Brown, & Cardi B Rally in Support of Bullied Keaton Jones

Some music’s biggest stars are coming to the defense Tennessee middle school student Keaton Jones after his mother, Kimberly, posted a viral video the young man, explaining how he’s being bullied at school. The 11-year-old can be seen tearfully asking why people criticize others, simply for being different. “Just out curiosity,” he tearfully asks his mother, “why do they bully? […]

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Drake, Migos, Nicki Minaj, & More Rule Pandora’s Top Thumb Hundred Rankings

Pandora released its Top Thumb Hundred list for 2017 and Drake came out swinging. According to Billboard, hip hop ruled, with the 6 God landing nine spots on the list, Migos landing six, The Weeknd nabbing 5, and Nicki Minaj, Quavo, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, and Ed Sheeran landing four each. See the ‘most-thumbed-up songs the year below:’ 1. “Shape You” – […]

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John Lydon Is Trying to Rep Ireland for 2018's Eurovision Song Contest

Plenty Sex Pistols listeners were quick to slag the band’s ex-frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) for some commentary on Brexit and Donald Trump earlier this year, but he’ll now be looking to win the admiration his home country Ireland with an entry into the Eurovision Song Contest. The Irish Sun reports that Lydon has teamed with songwriter Niall Mooney to […]

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Data: These Are the Most Shazam'd Songs of 2017

Spotify engagement metrics are seriously important for a song’s success.  But so are a bunch other ‘big data’ factors, including Shazam. As the music industry becomes increasingly driven, a number major data hubs are sticking out.  Simply put: if you’ve got good data on a core platform, it’s a great sign future success. Perhaps Spotify tops the list important data […]

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Exclaim! and Ticketfly Present the Class of 2018 Concert Series with Fleece, WHOOP-Szo, Soul Motivators

As 2017 draws to a close, another great year in music is about to begin. Once again, Exclaim! is teaming up with Toronto concert promoter Dan Burke and Ticketfly to present the Class 2018 concert series, featuring some the best up-and-coming musical acts. In addition to five shows in Toronto, the series is expanding for the first time ever, with […]

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Let’s Predict the 2018 Grammy Nominations

The Grammys snuck up on us! Foregoing their usual early December announcement, the Grammys are set to release the nominations for its 2018 ceremony on November 28, a.k.a. tomorrow. Last year brought a controversial end to the battle between Adele and Beyoncé, and this year very well could incite a new feud. In preparation for the Grammys’ big move back […]

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This Is 50 Exclusive :Stripper Pole By 2 Tone

This Is 50 Exclusive CLICK COVER OR TITLE FOR INSTANT DOWNLOAD] 2 – Tone : Stripper Pole “Pouring my spirit in these lyrics ’till there’s nothing left The worst death is a dream that never took a breath” — 2-TONE Living in a time in which “rappers” are as common and repetitive as fast food restaurants on every corner, 2-TONE […]

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