Spotify Says the Government Should Protect Them from Apple & Amazon

Have Apple and Amazon truly abused “their advantaged position?”  Spotify and Deezer believe so. Just last month, Spotify Deezer, SoundCloud, and other platforms teamed up to form a powerful lobbying group.  Underscoring the power music streaming in the industry, they dubbed the alliance the Digital Music Europe (DME). According to a press release, DME would “showcase and promote the success […]

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​Radiohead Aren't Getting Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame This Time

Radiohead’s “strange, malnourished and sad” fans will have to wait at least another year to see Thom Yorke and co. inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Fame.   Following an earlier announcement eligible artists, the 2018 inductees were announced today (December 13).   Nina Simone, the Cars, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues and Dire Straits have all been confirmed […]

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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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Musician Saves $91,800, Has It Seized by the Cops, Then Gets It All Back

This strange story takes place in the state Wyoming.  That’s where musician Phil Parhamovich found himself pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt — with $91,800 in cash sitting in his trunk. Phil Parhamovich was a law-abiding, hard-working musician who was on his way to purchase a storied studio in Madison, Wisconsin.  In fact, he’d been saving for nearly a decade to […]

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Indie Labels Can't Get a Vinyl Record Made In Under 3 Months

A vinyl records production glut is hitting independent labels hard. We’ve reported about interminable delays for vinyl records for years.  But now, the issue seems to be intensifying, with an unfortunate production war brewing between indies and major labels. The skinny?  Majors are jumping ahead with bigger, more lucrative production orders.  Indies lack that buying power, and are now facing […]

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Rick Ross Mourns Manager Black Bo’s Death

Some hip-hop’s biggest names are mourning the tragic loss Rick Ross’ longtime manager, Black Bo. The Maybach Music Group boss confirmed Bo’s passing at MAXIM’s December Miami Issue Party, which took place during Art Basel on Friday (Dec. 8). “This is an extremely sexy party,” Rozay said at the event. “I know my dog Black would’ve loved to be here. […]

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