1. Why Taylor Swift Would Never ‘Pull a Beyonce’ with an Album

    October 21, 2014 1:21 PM EDT Waiting for Taylor to release an out-of-nowhere album someday? Keep waiting. When Beyonce surprise-released her self-titled fifth album exclusively on iTunes last December, the sneak-attack tactic left the industry with a lot of questions once the dust settled. The strategy was undeniably…

  2. Pioneer's New Black Box Will Monetize DJs' Club Sets

    October 21, 2014 10:39 AM EDT Is Pioneer’s KUVO finally a solution for decades of inaccurate (or nonexistent) nightclub royalty payments? A solution to the long-contested issue of nightclub performance royalties may come in the form of a small black box. Leading audio-equipment manufacturer Pioneer has developed a…

  3. Taylor Swift's 'Welcome To New York' Coming Tuesday: Listen to a Preview Now

    October 20, 2014 8:55 AM EDT Swiftober is continuing along nicely. Taylor Swift announced Monday morning (Oct. 20) that the song "Welcome to New York," off 1989 , will be available for download on iTunes Tuesday (Oct. 21). "Welcome to New York" follows last week's "Out of the Woods"…

  4. Alleged Track List for Taylor Swift's '1989' Hits Twitter

    October 17, 2014 4:25 PM EDT It's difficult to keep a secret from the Internet. With 10 days to go until Taylor Swift 's hotly anticipated fifth studio album 1989 drops, Twitter is circulating an alleged leaked copy (below) of the 1989 track list. We've reached out to Swift's rep to confirm if it&…

  5. From Beyonce’s Surprise to Thom Yorke’s BitTorrent Gamble, It’s Been a Game-Changing Grammy Year

    October 17, 2014 2:52 PM EDT Beyoncé to Bruce to Bono: An analysis of the dark horses and big bangs as the qualification period ­closes, and the competition heats up. The 12 months covered by this year's Grammy Awards (from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014) revealed a music community that was prepared to try just…

  6. Jenny Lewis & Conor Oberst Want Jack White to Make Them an 'Edible 7-Inch'

    October 17, 2014 11:24 AM EDT They also talk about how they first met and what they did when Elliott Smith passed away. Aw shucks, Jenny Lewis and Conor Oberst are just the best. Noisey got them together for a charming one-on-one interview (which turns out more like a casual conversation) and the pair admitted to…

  7. Taylor Swift Shares New '1989' Lyric, Lena Dunham Calls It 'Someday Wedding Song'

    October 17, 2014 10:28 AM EDT Special perk of having Taylor Swift as one of your good friends? She can write your wedding song. That's what Lena Dunham is saying on Twitter, after Swift -- as is her recent policy -- tweeted out a lyric from a  1989 song, in this case, a bonus track.   Loading Bonus track …

  8. Eddie Vedder Dedicates Song to Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens

    October 17, 2014 1:10 AM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder expressed condolences and solidarity towards Jack White and his band Thursday night over the sudden death of keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens earlier this week. Jack White's Camp Reveals Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens' Cause of Death During…

  9. Inside Kesha & Dr. Luke's Dueling Lawsuits

    October 16, 2014 7:49 PM EDT The pop star alleges physical, verbal & sexual abuse, while the hit songwriter-producer claims it’s part of an extortion plot. Who’s telling the truth? Rape, verbal and physical abuse, indentured servitude and mental torment were but a few of the allegations put forth in a lawsuit…

  10. 10 Things We Learned From Neil Diamond's Reddit AMA

    October 16, 2014 7:20 PM EDT Neil Diamond is a certifiable legend. And with a half century of in the music business behind him, he still has no intension of slowing down. His new album, Melody Road , is out out later this month, led by the single "Something Blue," and next year he will embark on…

  11. UK Vinyl Sales on Track to Cross Million Mark

    October 16, 2014 7:00 PM EDT For the first time since the mid-1990s, vinyl sales in the United Kingdom look set to cross the one million mark in a calendar year. According to new figures released by the Official Charts Company (OCC) in conjunction with labels trade body BPI, U.K. vinyl sales for the first nine months…

  12. ‘Hideaway’ Singer Kiesza: Dyslexia 'Makes You More Creative’

    October 16, 2014 6:16 PM EDT Put Kiesza on a rooftop with a rifle and she could probably shoot you down from a block away -- not that she's planning to. Prior to her amazing one-take video for her debut single, "Hideaway," going viral (to the tune of 132 million-plus views since February), the dance-pop…

  13. Bonnaroo 2015 Dates Are Here!

    October 16, 2014 3:12 PM EDT Mark your calendars, party people -- the dates for Bonnaroo 2015 are here. Bonnaroo announced Thursday (Oct. 16) that it will take place June 11-14, 2015, at Manchester, Tenn.'s Great Stage Park, its home since 2002. Beginning on a Thursday, the festival will again follow its typical…

  14. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, Childish Gambino & More

    October 16, 2014 2:56 PM EDT Big week on the Must-Hear Music podcast! We tackle Taylor Swift's "Out of the Woods" -- her epic synth-pop anthem with Bleachers' Jack Antonoff -- as well as Fall Out Boy's hair metal-esque contribution to a Disney movie, Big Hero 6 . And it just gets weirder from…

  15. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Music Signs Admin Deal With PRMD Publishing (Exclusive), Warner Chappell Music Teams With Mike Dean

    October 16, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Imagem Music has just signed a global administration deal with PRMD Publishing , the company formed by EDM impressario Ash Pournouri . As part of the deal, Imagem will now represent the publishing catalog of Cazzette , and any future signings made by PRMD (pronounced "pyramid").…

  16. Lorde's 'Yellow Flicker Beats' Soundtracks New 'Hunger Games' Trailer: Watch

    October 16, 2014 12:15 AM EDT Lorde’s  “Yellow Flicker Beats” is put to some dark images in the new trailer for  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. The new clip follows the cinematic heroine Katniss Everdeen  (played by Jennifer Lawrence ) as she makes her return to the now-wasteland that is her homeland, District…

  17. Kesha's Camp Speaks Out on Dr. Luke Abuse Allegations

    October 15, 2014 8:05 PM EDT Following the news Tuesday of Kesha 's lawsuit against her longtime producer Dr. Luke for alleged emotional and sexual assault, the pop star's lawyer says his client wants to get Dr. Luke out of her life for good.  "Only after extensive therapy and rehab has she…

  18. Hello, World: Gigmor Wants to Be a Facebook, or LinkedIn, for Bands

    October 15, 2014 1:46 PM EDT Name: Gigmor Founder: David Baird Founded: 2011 Location: Santa Monica, CA Launched: October 2013 Business sector(s): Web, Social Media, Digital Music Key Execs: David Baird, Founder/CEO; Tracy Eumont, VP Product; Venk Tatineni, CTO; Blake Kuehn, VP Marketing Funding: $200,000 Investors: …

  19. Jack White's Camp Reveals Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens' Cause of Death

    October 15, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Keyboard player Isaiah "Ikey" Owens -- part of Jack White 's backing band and a longtime associate of the Mars Volta -- passed away early Tuesday morning. Owens was 38. Owens was found dead in his hotel room in Puebla, Mexico, according to a local paper.  On Wednesday,…

  20. ‘Shake It Off’ vs. ‘Out Of The Woods’: Vote For Your Favorite New Taylor Swift Song

    October 15, 2014 12:56 PM EDT The season of 1989 is in full swing, as Taylor Swift has begun shooting off epic pop tracks from her upcoming fifth studio album. Lead single “Shake It Off” has resided in the Top 5 of the Hot 100 chart for weeks, and on Monday night (Oct. 13), Swift shared the new track “Out Of The Woods,…

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