The technology giant could not secure the rights to Swift’s latest blockbuster, which will remain unavailable on any streaming service, BuzzFeed News has learned. UPDATED: Swift spoke out against Apple Music’s payment policy, prompting the company to change course.
A friend of the VanRiper family set up a GoFundMe page to help with their medical costs, and Swift delivered.
Six months after Billboard’s Top Albums chart opened the door to tracks and streams, the album has been bumped from its perch at the top of music’s food chain.
Apple Music’s real competitor isn’t Spotify, but years of diverging consumer trends.
Shosh makes a surprisingly good Dorothy, tbh.
The on-demand music streaming leader will transform into a multimedia platform, with content from partners including Vice News, Comedy Central, MTV, ESPN, Radiolab, and more.
“I used to be proud of my Old Navy, man.”
Though it’s second fiddle in digital and physical sales to rock and pop, hip-hop has long been the most popular genre on music streaming services. BuzzFeed News spoke to music industry experts to find out why.
An eclectic mix of dance, pop, and jazz from the rainbow nation hand-picked by Nozinja.
The hit funk revival anthem was accused of sounding too similar to The Gap Band’s ’70s classic “Oops Upside Your Head.”
Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock are big fans.
The Facebook-owned social network’s first category-specific vertical will showcase popular and emerging artists.
The rapper who broke the mold for hip-hop stardom with his 2012 hit “All Gold Everything” now says signing artists on the basis of viral singles is “stupid as fuck.”
For three friends in Texas, partying until morning with Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and A$AP Rocky is merely an occupational hazard.
“When you get the 11th like on Instagram.”
Beyoncé, Madonna, Kanye West, Rihanna, Jack White, and others came out to show solidarity with Tidal, which boldly promised to revolutionize the music industry.
His songwriting credits — including megahits for Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey — are numerous. Too numerous to remember, even.
It’s so hard to say good-bye.
We spent a week zigzagging Austin subsisting on free tacos and sugary drinks alone for SXSW Music this year. ICYMI, these are the best things we saw.
A mind-boggling 2,200 artists from around the world flock to Austin every year to vie for the attention of fans and influencers at the South By Southwest music and media conference. We asked a few of them why they joined the herd.