One of the Longest Running Music Streaming Platforms Is Shutting Down

It’s the end an era as music streaming service 8tracks announces its difficult decision to shut down after 11 years running. The platform, which centers around user-generated playlists consisting at least 8 tracks, has released an ficial statement. 8tracks takes us through the platform’s history, from early beginnings to its imminent …

Live Nation Settles with Justice Department Outside Court & That’s Not Good for Music

At the end last week, the US Department Justice was preparing legal action against Live Nation for violating its consent decree established when the company bought Ticketmaster in 2010. Now, the DOJ and Live Nation have come to a settlement that does little to address the concert promoter’s alleged violations …

Spotify Finally Launches Its Long-Awaited “Friend” Feature

Spotify is changing the way we interact with friends on the platform. A new feature called “Tastebuds” allows users to explore the musical tastes their friends. Until this point, Spotify has seriously lacked on features to allow friends to interact the platform. “Friend Activity” has been available for quite some time, …

$61 Million Worth of MDMA Smuggled In BBQ Grills Seized In Massive Drug Bust

A multinational drug bust has resulted in the seizure a massive amount drugs — street valued at $61 million. The Australian Border Force (ABF) announced Tuesday that two men were arrested for allegedly smuggling 645 kilograms MDMA inside hundreds  aluminum barbecues. The first, a 33-year-old Canadian suspect and the other, a 30-year-old …

Illenium, The Chainsmokers & More Rank on Forbes Prestigious 30 Under 30

Forbes just released its 30 Under 30 list for 2020. “Spin masters” The Chainsmokers grace the cover Forbes‘ annual 30 Under 30 issue, one five. Other covers feature under-30 all-stars, Kevin Durant, Melanie Perkins, Rachel Carlson, and 21 Savage. Making the 30 Under 30 music list this year are Illenium, Jon Bellion, …

Tomorrowland Just Blacked Out All of Their Social Media Accounts

Tomorrowland is experiencing a blackout on social media and that probably means a huge announce is coming! The iconic music festival just went black on socials — prile photos, cover photos, and with its most recent post. Using the same tactic we’ve seen with Swedish House Mafia, Fyre Festival, etc., …

WATCH: Gorillaz Reveal Trailer for Documentary Film 'Reject False Icons'

Gorillaz have ficially announced their forthcoming documentary, Reject False Icons. The movie is the first-ever, all-access, immersive journey into the world Gorillaz and the band’s extended family. Gorillaz promise never-before-seen-footage where “the virtual meets the real,” as their music project tends to do. In his debut feature, director Denholm Hewlett …

Amazon Music Massively Upgrades Its Streaming Catalogue With New Partnership

Amazon Music HD just upgraded. A new partnership with Dolby Atmos now includes the entire and quite massive catalog Warner Music Group. Available for streaming on Amazon Music HD. Dolby’s Senior Vice President Commercial Partnerships, John Couling said the new initiative: Artists are excited to work in Dolby Atmos because it …

REPORT: Another EDC Attendee Caught Stealing Phones, This Time Over 100

Phone theft was a major problem at Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando this year. In one sweep, Palm Beach County deputies recovered 106 mobile phones reportedly stolen at the music festival over the weekend. The suspect, 25-year-old Adeson Ortega-Rodriguez was caught with the phones, as well as stolen credit cards. He wasn’t …

Flume Goes Live On The Saxophone for Incredible Acoustic Version of "Rushing Back"

MEUTE is a group eleven horn players and drummers from Germany who have become a worldwide sensation. They gained notoriety in the EDM sphere after their cover “You & Me” by Flume, and just released a cover his song “Rushing Back” last Thursday, November 7. At the Studio Brussel Showcase …

ATLiens Flash "Epstein Didn't Kill Himself" Visuals At EDC Orlando

The “Epstein didn’t kill himself” meme has been making its rounds online — and even made its way onto a festival stage over the weekend. On Saturday, ATLiens flashed the controversial phrase during their set at EDC Orlando. Whether the mystery DJ duo believes in the conspiracy or just enjoy sparking …

Major Lazer Releases Newest Dancehall Inspired Future Hit [Must Listen]

Major Lazer just dropped “Evapora” with IZA and Ciara, continuing a long string singles in 2019 including “Que Calor” with J Balvin & Alfa, “Make It Hot” with Anita, and “Take It From Me” with Skip Marley. “Evapora” comes as a pretty standard Major Lazer song, with emphatic female vocals …

Shocking Behind-The-Scenes Footage of Martin Garrix Breaking His Ankle On Stage Released

The Martin Garrix Show is back! As one the top DJs in the world, we’re used to seeing Martin Garrix thrive in pretty much every situation. However, the first episode the fourth season covers one the most unfortunate happenings his recent career. Earlier this year, Garrix was performing during his …

Facebook, Instagram Ban The Peach & Eggplant Emojis Cause This Is A Totally Important Issue

Facebook and Instagram are cracking down on the use eggplant and peach emojis — as well as nude photos in which emojis cover “genitalia, butts or female nipples.” Moving forward, pairing an eggplant or peach emoji with any expression ual nature may get you banned. Also, photos with emojis covering private areas …

VIDEO: Deadmau5 & Dillon Francis Jump On Stage Together for Dance-Off To “Dancing Queen”

It always pays to start f your Monday morning on the right foot, and thankfully, Dillon Francis and Deadmau5 have us covered. This past weekend at Escape: Pyscho Circus in Southern California, during Dillon’s main stage set, Deadmau5 hopped on stage to surprise him while he was playing ABBA’s “Dancing …

Gryffin & Aloe Blacc Perform Heart-Rending Cover of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”

Gryffin and Aloe Blacc cover “Wake Me Up,” originally performed by Avicii, to utter perfection for Sirius XM. The magic is captured below, as Gryffin takes to acoustic guitar with an electric assist, and Aloe performs his famous lyrics with execution. “Wake Me Up” comes alive once again with this …

Bassnectar Is Launching A Food Drive for Flint, Michigan To Donate Over 35,000 Meals

Bassnectar is always looking for ways to give back and his latest venture involves bringing food to the kids Flint, Michigan — 35,000 meals worth! This Halloween, Bassnectar takes on Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan for three special nights what he’s calling Freakstyle 2019. Over October 31 – November …