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Tidal for all (kind of)

Jay-Z made the news recently after acquiring Swedish music streaming company Aspiro for $54 million. Aspiro is an umbrella corporation housing music streaming services WiMP and Tidal, the latter of which Jay-Z is planning on branding as a contender with music streaming monopoly Spotify. If Tidal does well, it will be for one ...

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Kanye is still a jerk, Beck is super boring and Sam Smith basically won the Grammys

The Grammys were this past Sunday, and they didn’t completely suck. Given that I am required to be pretentious about music by profession, I wasn’t planning on watching the Grammys, a program devoted to all things mainstream that we hipsters abhor. But professionalism means doing what you should do on days ...

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“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”

If Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, then Max Martin is the Lord of Pop, and there’s a pretty good chance you’ve never even heard his name. Martin has crafted the majority of the songs you hear on the radio. He’s written and co-written 19 chart-topping singles, from Britney Spears’ ...

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Weezer, Flying Lotus, Run the Jewels and Lil Wayne

Disclaimer: This month is heavily populated with rap releases. Rappers like naughty words. Avoid playing the videos and songs linked later on if you don’t like naughty words.   October is going to be amazing, specifically if you are a hip-hop head. Acclaimed hip-hop producers Flying Lotus and Black Milk ...

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Grammy Predictions: fun.? Frank Ocean? Black Keys?

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Adele dominated last year’s Grammy Awards, but this year there isn’t a clear winner in sight. That’s because a slew of acts are up for top prizes, from fun. to Frank Ocean to Mumford & Sons. Those performers are nominated for six trophies, as are ...

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