In August, it was reported that the music industry had its eye on a Friday global new release day that would take effect July 2015. Now, that proposition is getting some pushback from a cohort of retailers and indie record labels, who are endorsing a Monday over a Friday street date.
Musical genius and admitted Luddite Prince said goodbye to his brief, awkward dalliance with social media on Tuesday. Yes, the Twitter handle for Prince/3rdEyeGirl (his backing band) and his Facebook page are now missing from the Internet, gone like a purple motorcycle disappearing into the deep Minneapolis night.
One of the new tracks on the deluxe re-release of Paramore’s 2013 self-titled album features Hayley Williams dueling with one her childhood muses, former Civil Wars singer Joy Williams (no relation), on a new version of “Hate To See Your Heart Break.” The pair logged some studio time together (at Santa Monica, Calif.’s Village Recorder) to record the cozy duet, and they’ve shared a video that’s just as heartwarming as the song itself.
Faith Evans put out her 6th album, 'Incomparable,' yesterday. Billboard caught up with the R&B singer to talk about the inspiration for the new release, collaborating with Missy Elliott, and how her experience in the '90s with the Bad Boy label informs her current work. Watch video of the conversation below.