Is Spotify a good or bad thing for artists? That question's difficult to answer, certainly, but it has been given renewed focus by comments that Radiohead's Thom Yorke made via Twitter on Sunday. While his band's catalogue hasn't been pulled from Spotify (yet), Yorke has managed to have both his solo debut, The Eraser, and side-project Atoms For Peace's AMOK album removed from the service. [read more]
Well before the actual festival takes place at the end of August, Rough Trade are set to release a 2CD compilation of material from some of the acts scheduled to appear at End of the Road 2013. [read more]
In today's Yeezus update - which, in case you've been living under a rock for the last four weeks, is the new album from Kanye West which drops next Tuesday - producer Rick Rubin has been talking to The Wall Street Journal about the record, and some particularly interesting bits have surfaced, like how Rubin thought he was hearing the finished album, but ended up listening to 'three hours of partially finished pieces' - and that was three weeks ago. [read more]
London-based Stacey DeLooze has been active in music for several years, but the wheels are starting to turn for her and her band, DeLooze. [read more]
You may know John Parish as the man who produced PJ Harvey's Let England Shake in 2011; you may not know him at all; or you may have unknowingly seen some of the films he scored (among which are Nowhere Man and the Oscar-shortlisted Sister). [read more]
So James Blake is probably going to blow up the internet when his new record comes out in two weeks. Assuming he doesn't, there may just be room for Blake's childhood friends Cloud Boat, who are gathering a serious amount of buzz themselves. [read more]
Lots of good news for John Maus fans today! It's been announced that he's making his return to the UK in August. [read more]
Here's some fascinating ready for your Thursday afternoon: some scientists at Imperial College London are using computers to evlolve music from noise - literally. The project is called 'DarwinTunes' and, as the name suggests, is aiming to apply the principles of evolution to popular music [read more]
They may only have formed as recently as four months ago, but Hackney-based foursome Splashh are set to, well, make a splash in late July when they release their new single on Luv Luv Luv Records. [read more]
More festival news for you this afternoon, as Optimus Alive has scored a number of hefty additions to its bill. [read more]
Underage Festival has strengthened its lineup for the 2012 edition with the announcement of 8 new acts. [read more]
Watch Prince William and Kate Middleton awkwardly learn how to record scratch
Beck decided to take on Arcade Fire's 'Rebellion (Lies)' at Coachella.
Joan as Police Woman performed 'Holy City' on Later... with Jools Holland last night. Watch it here.
The Almighty Purple One gets some help from Robert De Niro on his new video for 'The Breakdown'.
Lil Boosie has confirmed his first post-prison album will be out this July and feature guest verses from 2 Chainz, Young Jeezy, T.I., and more
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