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Mark Ronson recounts humbling Daft Punk experience with Zane Lowe on Apple Music

As the age-old adage goes, game recognize game. At least such was the case back in 2010 or so when a still burgeoning Mark Ronson happened upon visionary French producer Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, better known behind the mask as one half of Daft Punk, outside of a bar in Paris. Even for Ronson, who by […]

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How to Download Spotify Songs to Your Apple Watch Instead of Streaming Them

Spotify has finally delivered what we once called the “Holy Grail of smartphone streaming”—the ability to download songs to your watch, so you can listen to them even when your phone is at home and you’re jogging through the woods without a data connection. The feature is rolling out now, although you’ll need a…Read more… […]

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The Black Music Action Coalition published its first annual report

Last June, millions of people began to protest in support of Black Lives Matter catalyzed by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. The music industry, undoubtedly built on the success of black artists, saw record labels promising to promote change and racial diversity. Now, a year later, and the […]

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Honey Dijon pays tribute to George Floyd with Juneteenth-inspired ‘Unleash’

Following the release of her latest cut, “Downtown,” expected to land on her forthcoming sophomore album, Black Girl Magic, Honey Dijon marches forward in her continued musical activism with another brand new release. As a part of Apple Music’s Juneteenth: Freedom Songs playlist, Honey Dijon gifts fans with “Unleash“—a song inspired by the tragic loss […]

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Honey Dijon pays tribute to George Floyd with Juneteenth-inspired ‘Unleash’

Following the release of her latest cut, “Downtown,” expected to land on her forthcoming sophomore album, Black Girl Magic, Honey Dijon marches forward in her continued musical activism with another brand new release. As a part of Apple Music’s Juneteenth: Freedom Songs playlist, Honey Dijon gifts fans with “Unleash“—a song inspired by the tragic loss […]

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Honey Dijon pays tribute to George Floyd with Juneteenth-inspired ‘Unleash’

Following the release of her latest cut, “Downtown,” expected to land on her forthcoming sophomore album, Black Girl Magic, Honey Dijon marches forward in her continued musical activism with another brand new release. As a part of Apple Music’s Juneteenth: Freedom Songs playlist, Honey Dijon gifts fans with “Unleash“—a song inspired by the tragic loss […]

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Should You Renew Your Music Streaming Service or Switch to a Competitor?

Since most music streaming companies offer free one-month trials, it’s easy to sign up or switch between services to give different ones a try without paying for it. But with all the options out there—and there are many—how do you pick the right one? Here’s a look at the big players, their various tiers and […]

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Should You Renew Your Music Streaming Service or Switch to a Competitor?

Since most music streaming companies offer free one-month trials, it’s easy to sign up or switch between services to give different ones a try without paying for it. But with all the options out there—and there are many—how do you pick the right one? Here’s a look at the big players, their various tiers and […]

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Apple Music delivers a Pride Month mix series from Moore Kismet, Qrion, and more

In celebration of Pride Month, Apple Music has recognized some of dance music’s most in-demand queer creators by releasing 11 mixes from future-forward, LQBTQ+ artists. Among those featured in the new batch of mixes is Dancing Astronaut’s Breakout Artist of 2020, Moore Kismet, as well as one of DA’s Artists to Watch in 2021, Qrion, […]

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Traverse global cities’ Top 25 charts with Apple Music’s newest feature

Apple Music cordially invites its users to take a musical vacation with its newest add-on, City Charts. Following the tech giant’s release of iOS 14.5, Apple has unveiled a fresh, aesthetically charming feature on its leading DSP. As the world remains divided nearing the end of a pandemic, Apple Music’s newest launch instills a new […]

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Traverse global cities’ Top 25 charts with Apple Music’s newest feature

Apple Music cordially invites its users to take a musical vacation with its newest add-on, City Charts. Following the tech giant’s release of iOS 14.5, Apple has unveiled a fresh, aesthetically charming feature on its leading DSP. As the world remains divided nearing the end of a pandemic, Apple Music’s newest launch instills a new […]

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Stream Cercle’s spellbinding DJ sets, now available on Apple Music

The world-renowned livestream DJ platform, Cercle, has announced its first official Apple Music room. For some time, the French platform was assessing ways to dilate its purview while maintaining a fair distribution of royalties. Today we are launching our new @AppleMusic room! For a long time, we had been looking for a way to share […]

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Elton John wants to make music with SG Lewis

SG Lewis turned heads with times, including Elton John‘s. Shortly after dispersing his debut album on February 19, the Dusk, Dark, Dawn conceptualist stopped by Elton John’s RocketHour on March 27 to talk the making of times and its diverse cast of collaborators, among other things. To date, Lewis’ record of artistic tie-ups touts work with Dua Lipa, […]

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How to Fix Crypto Art NFTs’ Carbon Pollution Problem

The “crypto-” carbon crisis is evolving. And after years of low-key use, art and collectibles tied to what are known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have exploded into the global discourse as the Next Big Thing. Embedded with it, though, is an existential tension.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Fix Crypto Art NFTs’ Carbon Pollution Problem

The “crypto-” carbon crisis is evolving. And after years of low-key use, art and collectibles tied to what are known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have exploded into the global discourse as the Next Big Thing. Embedded with it, though, is an existential tension.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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US recorded music revenue grew 9.2% in 2020, eclipses $12 billion

According to the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) year-end report, United States recorded music revenues grew 9.2% in 2020 to $12.2 billion. The largest driver of the growth was streaming services, which accounted for 83 percent of reported revenues. Physical music sales were the next largest income source providing 9 percent of overall revenue, […]

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Zane Lowe honors Daft Punk’s legacy with Apple Music tribute mix

Exclusively to Apple Music comes Zane Lowe‘s Daft Punk tribute mix, through which the New Zealand-born DJ honors his personal connection to the iconic duo, who confirmed their split in an eight-minute video, “Epilogue,” published on February 22. In a public statement, Lowe poignantly commented on Daft Punk’s split, stating, “28 years ago, the robots […]

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Apple Music’s Isgubhu shines curatorial light on African electronic music

Apple Music has debuted a new platform designed to emphasize key members of Africa’s rapidly expanding electronic dance music community. Isgubhu, derived from a Zulu word for “beat,” will spotlight and curate playlists of African electronic music sub-genres ranging from the funky techno-inspired Gqom to the house music variant Kwaito. The platform’s launch came with […]

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Porter Robinson talks the ‘pressure’ and ‘low points’ that led to ‘Nurture’ on Anna Lunoe’s ‘danceXL’

Episode 59 of Anna Lunoe‘s Apple Music radio series danceXL featured the talk of the town, Porter Robinson, who got candid about the influences behind his sophomore album Nurture while opening up about the mental health challenges that he faced before and during the project’s steady push to completion. Robinson reflected, “The album [Nurture] came […]

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Kim Tee drops chill, guitar-based electronics on ‘Old T-Shirt’ featuring koby

Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter/producer Kim Tee is a superstar in the making, and is kicking off 2021 with her second official solo release “Old T-Shirt” (FADER Label). Having previously worked with fellow Minneapolis artists such as Dizzy Fae and Dua Saleh—remixing the latter’s hit track “Albany”—and, most publicly, touring with Clairo as a guitarist, keyboard-player, and music […]

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