This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1995, Whitney Houston's 'Exhale' Topped the Hot 100

The song became the late legend’s last No. 1. Plus, remembering feats by Oli Newton-John, Nirvana & Taylor Swift. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades Billboard chart history. Nov. 20, 2010Nelly notched his fifth, and most recent, Pop Songs No. 1, “Just a Dream.” His first four leaders: “Hot in Herre” (2002); “Dilemma,” featuring Kelly […]

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Black Dave 'Speaks Volumes For The Black Punk Movement' in New 'NYPDK' Premiere

Bronx native Black Dave announced in January 2016 in a now-unavailable Instagram post that he was no longer going to make rap music, which set the table for his new video for punk track “NYPDK” today (Nov. 15). He said around that time that he had been feeling like growing up, a mixture punk rock and hip-hop was the influence […]

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As YouTube Stars Jump to Patreon, Could Cryptocurrency Solve the Adpocalypse Problem?

This startup promises to solve YouTube’s massive demonetization problems and get content creators paid. Tired YouTube’s terrible payouts?  So are major stars on the platform. Controversial Singapore YouTuber Amos Yee, famous for insulting late PM Lee Kuan Yew, recently told his followers to support him on Patreon. He’s not alone.  Several high-prile YouTubers, including Philip DeFranco, have called out YouTube’s […]

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Los Amigos Invisibles and Los Mesoneros Added to Mexico's Vive Latino Festival

Venezuelan bands have been establishing themselves as key players in the international music scene in recent years, with alternative groups La Vida Bohéme, Viniloversus and Rawayana scoring Grammy nominations, and folk rock band Okills being selected to open for Incubus. Now, Venezuelan bands are continuing to make their mark with a strong presence at music festivals across the continent. Trippy pop […]

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Ableton announces Live 10 – these are the exciting new features you need to know about

The wait is almost over. It’s been nearly five years since Ableton Live got a major update, with 2013’s Live 9 now looking increasingly long in the tooth next to its rivals. Thankfully, there’s not much longer to wait for the next full version the popular stware studio: Ableton has just announced that Live 10 will arrive early next year. […]

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7 must-hear mixes from October 2017

It’s almost impossible to keep on top everything that SoundCloud, Mixcloud and online radio has to fer. In our new monthly column, FACT guides you through the must-hear mixes the last 30 days, whether you want a club session to warm you up for the weekend, ambient soothers or a set vinyl-only obscurities. We’re living through something a golden age […]

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