Archive | 2017

Report: Bandcamp boasts significant growth in 2017 financial review

Despite the impending uncertainty of the modern streaming model and an industry-wide decline in revenue over the last year, Bandcamp’s 2017 financial report points to several optimistic revelations in the independent sphere. As standalone streaming platforms continued to lose money in 2017, each aspect of the independent music platform experienced striking growth. In contrast to the U.S.’s digital album sphere, which […]

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DA Presents: 2017’s Producers of the Year

Despite incessant predictions for the trajectory of the scene, 2017 marked a banner year for all things electronic music. As such, producers experienced more freedom to explore more new sounds with the end result not a fractious, rigid delineation between genres, but rather a continuum of experimentation that led to some of the most interesting and forward-thinking […]

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President Obama shares his top tracks of 2017

Continuing his year end tradition to share a plethora of his favorite tracks, President Obama compiled a diverse list of tracks from up-and-comers and music legends alike. The list includes such acclaimed artists as Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, SZA, and Portugal. The Man. Obama’s end-of-year compilation provides some much needed musical variety, contrasting Smash Mouth’s peculiar performance at […]

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Spinnin’ Records reminisces on the year in music in genre spanning Best of 2017 Yearly Mix [Stream]

Spinnin’ Records compiled a sonic highlight reel in its Best of 2017 Yearly Mix, a product that spotlights the Dutch label’s most highly acclaimed releases of the year. Jam packed with year defining digs, the Best of 2017 Yearly Mix pushes a near three-hours of play time as it places singles from Alok, Lucas & Steve, […]

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See Google’s most frequently searched albums, artists, and songs of 2017 [Full List]

There is perhaps no end of year list that best bespeaks the nation’s interests in 2017 than Google‘s “Year in Search 2017.” A compilation of the most frequently searched values over the course of the year, the reflective record offers insight on search engine’s top-searched albums, artists, and songs in 2017.Google’s Top Albums/New Releases list […]

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SoundCloud reflects on the year in music in its 2017 ‘Playback’

Musical retrospectives are all the rage as 2017 winds down, with SoundCloud’s “2017 Playback” graphic being the latest to enter the yearly recap ring. The visual review identifies Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2 as the most frequently streamed album on the platform, and “XO Tour Llif3” as the Top Rap/Hip Hop Track of the year. […]

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Monstercat unveils Best of 2017 results

Canadian label Monstercat is ending their year on a decidedly strong note. On Dec. 6, they announced voting was open for their Best of 2017 selection, allowing fans to vote on their top 10 Monstercat tracks of the year and support their favorite artists. Just two days later, voting closed and results were released, unveiling longtime […]

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Parookaville proves itself as a true European festival contender

Something special just happened outside Düsseldorf: Germany’s largest electronic music festival, Parookaville. The festival just had its third annual anniversary, and it was, in a word, insane. Founded in 2014, Parookaville has had great success in delivering the world’s biggest DJs straight to Germany’s largest dance music scene. This year, the ground served home to […]

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Parookaville proves itself as a true European festival contender

Something special just happened outside Düsseldorf: Germany’s largest electronic music festival, Parookaville. The festival just had its third annual anniversary, and it was, in a word, insane. Founded in 2014, Parookaville has had great success in delivering the world’s biggest DJs straight to Germany’s largest dance music scene. This year, the ground served home to […]

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Snacktaku Judges Lay’s 2017 Chip Flavor Contest Finalists

On paper, all three finalist flavors in Lay’s 2017 “Do Us A Flavor” potato chip contest—Crispy Taco, Fried Green Tomato and Everything Bagel—sound pretty delicious. But until science makes words edible, we’re forced to eat actual potato chips in order to determine this year’s winner.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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White British Lord Sentenced To 3 Months In Prison For Mocking Colored Guyanese Woman

The West has reached a stage in its decline at which private individuals are able to criminalize other private individuals by taking offence at them. The obvious problem with this is that, although practically anyone can find someone to offend them for some reason, only those who are reputable and within reach of the law […]

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