February's sailing boasted a bevy of familiar faces who had found their sea legs on previous editions. From Skrillex and DJ Snake to the Dirtybird and Bromance crews, this cruise was akin to a festive family reunion at sea.
Last month, YouTube multi-channel network Machinima sued Freeplay Music for allegedly engaging them in a "bait-and-switch" scheme, offering them free usage of songs from their library and then asking them to pay for them. Now, Freeplay Music has filed a counterclaim that Machinima and Collective Digital Studios (CDS) used their tracks without properly licensing them, following another related suit against MCNs Maker Studios, Awesomeness, and Big Frame and BroadbandTV Corp.
Philadelphia police have upgraded the charges facing a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a member of Nicki Minaj's road crew. Pierce Boykin, 31, is now in custody on a murder warrant, Philadelphia police confirm to Billboard.
Today (March 3), Kelly Clarkson released "Piece By Piece," her brand new studio album, featuring the hit single “Heartbeat Song.” We already gave it three-and-a-half stars out of five, but what is the rest of the critical world saying about it?
A Guide to the Birdsong of South America is not as scientific as the title might suggest, but the recording does capture the voices of actual birds – whistling, hooting, daybreaking, joy making - and yes, even angry-sounding birds. They sometimes seem to be singing to a cumbia beat. The album evokes both landscape and culture in tracks by ten notable artists from South America known for music informed by tradition and technology
Empire's hip-hop mogul and Lyon patriarch Lucious (Terrence Howard) has not been quiet about his disapproval of son Jamal's (Jussie Smollett) homosexuality, and the expression on his face during the white party said it all about how he felt that his son not only came out publicly, but also did so by remixing one of his own songs.
Universal Music Enterprises is continuing its roll-out of soundtracks on vinyl with the March 10 release of a picture disc of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the film adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors and Silence of the Lambs.
Sadie Dupuis, singer and guitarist for Northampton, Mass. slacker-punks Speedy Ortiz, takes things down a notch on the second single off the band's forthcoming sophomore album Foil Deer (out April 21 via Carpark Records), "The Graduates." After proclaiming "I'm not bossy, I'm the boss" on "Raising the Skate," she sings about being "the best at second place before I was the runner-up."
Playboy Jazz Festival announces lineup for its 37th annual event; performers include Herbie Hancock, Ledisi, Aloe Blacc, Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy, Terence Blanchard, Tower of Power and Wayne Shorter. George Lopez returns as host for third consecutive year.