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 […]

Hardo – Smile Ft. Latia

Hardo – Smile Ft. Latia

Pittsburgh’s, Hardo, unleashes his latest single, “Smile” featuring Latia. The single is the first f his highly anticipated EP, “The Fame or Feds Story,” which is due out in May 2018. The track features Hardo’s lyrical flow over the Stevie-B produced beat. On the record, Hardo discusses the hardships grinding and balancing a relationship. “Smile is about realizing that I […]

The Most Popular Drug Slang in the US

The Most Popular Drug Slang in the US

When at a music festival, what words should you immediately recognize, and hopefully elude, to avoid tragedy? When enjoying a large-scale concert, it’s not a secret that some festivalgoers enjoy consuming illegal drugs.  Of course, that almost always leads to tragedy.  Two Welsh teens rushed to the hospital, with one pronounced dead.  4 teens overdosed in England.  And, even more […]

Cancer Bats Celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of 'Hail Destroyer' with Exclaim!'s Oral History of the Landmark Album

Cancer Bats Celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of 'Hail Destroyer' with Exclaim!'s Oral History of the Landmark Album

Ten years ago, Toronto metalcore veterans Cancer Bats took the world by storm when they released the most pivotal record their career so far, Hail Destroyer. The album’s mix vicious metal and punk rock bangers earned the band numerous accolades, including their first Juno nomination for New Group the Year, a MuchMusic Video Awards nomination, a ton press from mainstream […]

Underoath Rewrite Their Bible on 'Erase Me'

Underoath Rewrite Their Bible on 'Erase Me'

When Underoath were writing new album, Erase Me, there was one rule — and it was the polar opposite the one they built their career on. After spending years vetoing parts or songs with the phrase “that’s not Underoath enough,” the band members’ lone rule was that they couldn’t say that.   Perhaps that’s because what Underoath are isn’t as […]

Lindi Ortega The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Lindi Ortega The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Lindi Ortega was born in Toronto and currently lives in Calgary, AB. Her new album, Liberty, is a concept album about a personal renaissance in an effort to help others. Some hidden challenges include navigating the business side music. “Now, I am much more aware it and I think it would have been to my advantage to have that knowledge […]

Scam Alert: The Hoth Will Steal Your Revenue and Harm Your SEO

Scam Alert: The Hoth Will Steal Your Revenue and Harm Your SEO

Fair warning to all digital publications, blogs and websites: you may be getting scammed.  Whether or not you’re managing a website, you’ve probably encountered the term ‘SEO’.  It stands for Search Engine Optimization, and it’s all about boosting your ranking in Google’s search results. Sites with relevant content and good SEO appear more prominently in Google’s results.  Sites with less […]

Charlie Walk's Accuser Slams Complicit Coworkers: "You could have done something."

Charlie Walk's Accuser Slams Complicit Coworkers: "You could have done something."

Charlie Walk’s accuser is twisting the knife a little further.  But did anyone really know what was going on? Things have been relatively quiet on the Charlie Walk front late.  After a flurry accusations, legal threats, and endless media coverage, people moved on to the next sexual misconduct scandal. Maybe Charlie Walk’s accuser, Tristan Coopersmith, isn’t so happy with the […]