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XXL Bought by Townsquare, to End Print Edition Next Month

Townsquare Media, the media and entertainment company that operates 311 radio stations in 66 North American markets, has announced its acquisition of legacy hip-hop publication XXL, as well as men's magazine King and lifestyle website Antenna.
Mac DeMarco, 2014.

'I Feel a Little Weird About It': What 2014's Polaris Prize Short-Listers Think About the Voting Process

Billboard told each artist about Polaris’ grand jury duty -- then asked: How does it make you feel knowing that, behind closed doors, while the gala is happening, that the members of the Grand Jury have all studied and picked apart your album, with one person there as your champion, with everyone debating its merits, and if it should, or shouldn’t, win?