Some artists consistently excel at one thing, while others churn through disparate phases over the course of a career. With their ambitious, pop-oriented second album, the electronic music wunderkinds of Disclosure declare themselves members of the latter group. But will massive dance crowds still be moved?
Four years ago, she introduced the world to the most hated (and maddeningly unforgettable) song in a generation, was passed over by the music industry, and turned into a punchline — all before she was old enough for a learner’s permit. Now 18, Rebecca Black is too famous to be normal and too normal to be famous. So what does she have to smile about?
Ten days in, the best parts of Apple Music are a blast from the past for music nerds.
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.