As pandemic-related business closures remain in affect across much of the country, the iconic indie record shop Amoeba Music has been forced to close one of its locations. The store on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood will not reopen even after retail is allowed to come back online at some point, with co-owner Jim Henderson say, […]

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New York, NY – About one week before the COVID-19 pandemic exploded, beloved Hip Hop artist Black Thought sat down with comedian and former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac to not only talk about their respective new projects, but to bridge the conversational divide between filmmakers, musicians, and other creative types across various genres. For […]

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Pop stans launching entire Twitter putsches over a new release from their chosen idols are nothing new. Hell hath no fury like a Barb scorned. BTS Army will take over any and all trending search terms. But /r/indieheads, and Fiona Apple fans, specifically (what do we call them? Idler Wheels?) are operating on a whole […]

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The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the entertainment industry hard, especially in regards to independent artists. Bandcamp is stepping up to help such indie acts, who are facing weeks or possibly months of being unable to tour and perform at live gigs. Bandcamp has announced it will waive its revenue share on all sales for one […]

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With New York becoming the latest place to ban large gatherings (of more than 500, in the state’s case) and Live Nation and AEG — the two biggest live entertainment companies — pausing its international and domestic arena tours through at least March, concerts are looking to become significantly rarer in the coming days due […]

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In a week, the ongoing contract dispute between Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion and 1501 Certified Entertainment, the Texas indie record label that signed her in 2018, has rapidly devolved into one of the most lurid rap-label tiffs in recent memory. On Sunday, Megan told fans that 1501 was attempting to block the release of […]

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The ongoing blending of the music and podcast worlds — thanks to aggressive podcast investments from both Spotify and Sony Music Entertainment — has led to an interesting new hybrid marketing tactic: artists, from all genres and at all career stages, are now creating podcasts to promote their albums. In June 2019, the Pixies launched […]

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Teens can make anything cool. Their social media superiority launched songs like “Old Town Road” and “The Box” to No. 1 on the Billboard charts and, every day, pop songs like Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” become templates for teens to dance, lip-sync, or act to. But the creative geniuses on TikTok are also discovering […]

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Andy Gill, founding member of post-punk band Gang of Four, has died. He was 64. Gill’s passing was announced on Twitter by his bandmates on Saturday. “This is so hard for us to write, but our great friend and Supreme Leader has died today,” their statement reads. “Andy’s final tour in November was the only […]

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Less than a week after Lil’ Wayne’s unreleased single “Lets Ride” featuring Sean Kingston leaked online, fans of the New Orleans rapper have discovered almost an entire album worth of unreleased Weezy tracks on SoundCloud. On Saturday (January 11), a dozen unreleased Wayne records surfaced on SoundCloud. The leaked playlist is called Lil’ Wayne: Lost […]

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Grimes and Lana Del Rey are everything and nothing alike at once: They’re both simultaneously acclaimed and derided musicians concerned with representing the future through polar opposite lenses, who came up the early 2010s blogosphere and ended the decade with many opinions and problematic boyfriends. Who better to share a conversation in the very pages […]

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