Avicii's Family Issues Its First Public Statement

Avicii's Family Issues Its First Public Statement

The Bergling family has issued a formal statement following the death Avicii last week. The family Tim Bergling (aka Avicii) landed in Muscat, Oman this weekend following the DJ’s death.  The statement declines to discuss the reason for Avicii’s death, though Oman Police have ruled out any foul play. At this stage, the family has requested privacy as they deal […]

Nicki Minaj Spills Tea Behind Meek and Drake Beef

Nicki Minaj Spills Tea Behind Meek and Drake Beef

Nicki Minaj, who recently released two new singles, was quiet for a few months before sitting down on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program. She seemingly used the in-depth interview to get a lot things f her chest, including her thoughts on her ex-boyfriend Meek Mill and Drake’s old (but very public) dispute. The two rappers infamously released diss after diss […]

Guitar Center Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 59 Years In Business

Guitar Center Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 59 Years In Business

As guitar sales plummet, some the biggest guitar brands and retailers are facing bankruptcy.  The latest is Guitar Center, which narrowly averted default and just got downgraded by S&P. Rock n’ roll may never die.  But that’s little consolation to businesses based on the once-unstoppable genre and its storied instrument, the guitar. Earlier this year, creditors and analysts pointed to […]

Issa Top Dawg: Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize

Issa Top Dawg: Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar just raised the bar. The rapper won a Pulitzer Prize — “an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States” — for his album, DAMN. The highly exclusive award marks a huge moment in hip-hop, as K. Dot is the first non classical or jazz musician to be honored […]

Spotify Unleashes Its First 'Windowed' Release — And It's Not for Taylor Swift

Spotify Unleashes Its First 'Windowed' Release — And It's Not for Taylor Swift

Once upon a time, Daniel Ek vowed to never artificially restrict access to Spotify users. But that was before a lot renegotiations and years back-and-forth.  Now, several years and multiple licensing agreements later, Spotify is fering its first ‘windowed’ release. Digital Music News first reported that major labels were pushing for ‘windowed’ or ‘gated’ releases in August 2015.  But given heavy […]