AEG Buys Out FYF Fest Founder, Moving Forward With Plans for 2018

We have just gotten word that AEG and Goldenvoice have bought out FYF Fest’s founder Sean Carlson’s stake from his festival and will carry on the torch without him. This move stems following a number  sexual harassment allegations against Carlson that first began back in November. After quietly distancing itself, AEG activated a buyout clause in Goldenvoice’s six-year-old deal with Carlson and

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GoldLink – Access All Areas

For DC rapper GoldLink, touring is a family affair. The Grammy-nominated artist may have rolled out Craig David for his sold-out London show, but his family and friends will always come out top. GoldLink’s family is a close-knit unit that includes his childhood friend and manager Kazz and his Australian videographer Oliver – and they’re

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"The internet is a devastating wasteland": How social media could be making musicians sick

Music industry vet turned music management teacher Sally Gross has seen “what happens to the detritus the music industry firsthand.” With the study, “Can Music Make You Sick?”, she and co-author George Musgrave aimed to figure out why musicians, even the most up-and-coming, suffered more mental health-related issues than most other people. Lily Moayeri spoke

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Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima’s Streets of Rage 3 OST is a valuable slice of techno history

Released this month on vinyl for the first time by Data Discs, Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima’s Streets Rage 3 soundtrack blends innovative generative programming with serious techno innovation and accidentally pre-empted trance. But in a world endless reissues, John Twells wonders if video game soundtracks can ever be more than nostalgia. It’s easy to

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Skrillex And Chance The Rapper's Managers Release New Wine Company

Pat Corcoran and Tim Smith, managers for Skrillex and Chance The Rapper have united to create an affordable, yet sophisticated wine company. The brand titled No Fine Print strives to provide a cultivated wine flavor for wine connoisseurs, as well as those who love drinking wine, yet aren’t as experienced. Corcoran and Smith were joined by Ryan Arnold, wine director for the

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Video of 6ix9ine claiming he did not cancel any shows in LA that is was scared promoters also vows to be in LA with his whole Blood Gang looking for beef –

When you say 6ix9ine make sure you say King 6ix9ine! 6ix9ine is letting the world know that he is not scared anyone and this video is him confirming that. It was leaked earlier today 6ix9ine canceled his shows in LA. Well it was not 6ix9ine who canceled the shows it was the promoters who booked

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Listen to Frank Ocean's dreamy cover of 'Moon River'

“In the late nite.” Frank Ocean has shared a cover the Breakfast at Tiffany’s favorite ‘Moon River’. Originally composed by Henry Mancini and performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie, Ocean’s gorgeous, stripped-back version marks his first release 2018. Last month, the US star teased the arrival new music on his Tumblr page, posting a cryptic

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I_o Debut EP Announced

I_o joins the repertoire mau5trap artists, announcing that his debut EP ‘Analog/DDos’ would be released on February 20. A Facebook video with a glitchy computer screen that has almost become his signature style was posted by I_o. The video is a short twenty second clip that shows two anime characters with the word lust bordering

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Step into the cult of Nilüfer Yanya

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, London singer-songwriter Nilüfer Yanya takes us inside her sparse, guitar-driven R&B pop. Her songs’ stories may be hard to grasp but the most affecting ones always are, she tells Al Horner. Love is a

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U.S. Girls Achieve Balance Between Pissed Off and Buoyant on 'In a Poem Unlimited'

On her last album as U.S. Girls, 2015’s Polaris Music Prize-shortlisted Half Free, Meg Remy’s sample-based songwriting reached storytelling heights only previously hinted at by turning a spotlight on women’s lives. She used each song to explore “a different female character that was expressing some sort inner narrative,” she told Impose magazine that year. But

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Cœur de pirate Discusses Her New Album and How Losing Herself Helped Her Find Inspiration Again

Béatrice Martin has just returned to Montreal from France, where the artist known as Cœur de pirate has been recording her fourth album. Despite nagging jet lag, she is content — considering the year she’s had, a notable achievement.   What happened? Everything started crumbling around her. After Martin released her last effort, 2015’s Roses, she toured relentlessly

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