“Godfather of Grime” Wiley awarded MBE

“Godfather of Grime” Wiley awarded MBE

Godfather of grime Wiley, has been awarded an MBE. The MC, otherwise known as Richard Cowie has been acknowledged for his service to UK music in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year Honours List. This win has come a at very significant time for Wiley who dropped two studio albums in 2017, God Father and God Father II, as well as his autobiography titled “EskiBoy” which has been described as the bible of grime. According…

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Professor Green films removal of ‘anti-homeless’ bench bars

Professor Green films removal of ‘anti-homeless’ bench bars

Rapper Professor Green, 34, real name Stephen Manderson, has posted a video showing the removal of an “anti-homeless” bar fitted to a public bench in Bournemouth. The musician had branded the devices, in Bournemouth, an attempt to make homelessness “invisible”. In the video, which was posted live last Thursday afternoon, Green said: “We are taking something really negative and making something more positive.” Footage posted on his Instagram account shows a man replacing one of…

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Smashing Pumpkins Are Officially Back in The Studio with Rick Rubin!

Smashing Pumpkins Are Officially Back in The Studio with Rick Rubin!

After few hints on social media, Jimmy Chamberlin drummer of Smashing Pumpkins officially confirmed the band are back in the studio with a brand new album to record with Def Jam founder Rick Rubin. This came after a few hints set out in previous social media posts by the band. This isn’t the first time the band had first worked with Rubin. In 1997 Rubin produced Pumpkins “Adore” sessions, likewise to its reissue in 2014….

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We Need More Songs, Not Hooks

We Need More Songs, Not Hooks

Quincy Jones appears to be no fan of Taylor Swift!  In an intimate interview with GQ magazine the legendary producer shared his remarkable career in the music industry, childhood, discovering and partying with both Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles and the state of music today. In a titled interview with GQ “Quincy Jones Has A Story About That” The 84 year old got candid about his rough childhood living in the south side of Chicago…

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Top Tips for Musicians 2018 | Best Tips from the Music Industry

Top Tips for Musicians 2018 | Best Tips from the Music Industry

Ask two people about the state of the music industry and you’ll get three answers. It’s certainly true that music has faced some real challenges with the rise of the internet, but it hasn’t all been a disaster! Far more people are producing and composing music than ever before, collectively pushing music and sound design to the fringes of artistic expression. The internet, whilst the nightmare of the large record companies has provided a launching pad for countless bands that were swept…

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US musician Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose

US musician Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose

Tom Petty’s family reveals the rebel singer died from accidental drug overdose. Petty, 66, suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in October just days after completing a 40th anniversary tour. In a statement on his official Facebook page, Petty’s widow Dana and daughter Adria disclosed the results of a coroner’s report into his death. “Unfortunately Tom’s body suffered from many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip” their statement said. Therefore,…

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Jack White bans mobiles from gigs

Jack White bans mobiles from gigs

Jack White officially bans mobile phones from upcoming live shows in exchange for a %100 human experience. The former White Stripes frontman issued a press release following the announcement of his forthcoming album “Boarding House Reach” via his label Third Man Records. White, who is returning to the spotlight after a 4-year hiatus is coming out with a brand new album and a world tour, according to his press release, fans who will be attending…

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Spotify adds new elements to the streaming site

Spotify adds new elements to the streaming site

Spotify, the streaming site with up to 70 million users worldwide, could see an increase in this figure, as they have recently expanded the service into a multi-media platform. The platform has branched out from its music only content and now includes audio content, visual elements, music news, podcasts and audio books. This additional feature which goes by the name of, Spotify Spotlight offers a range of different content, accessible all in one place and…

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Marilyn Manson hints Johnny Depp could be his full time guitarist

Marilyn Manson hints Johnny Depp could be his full time guitarist

Marilyn Manson hinted that Johnny Depp could join his band as a full-time guitarist. The Goth singer tweeted “Johnny Depp is considering a position on guitar. Sound great?” It seemed like he was asking fans what they thought of this possible collaboration. Fans replied in different ways: some were either enthusiastic about the collaboration or accused the actor of domestic abuse. A fan tweeted “people did NOT forget about amber heard please don’t do this…

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Stormzy signs deal between his label #MERKY and Atlantic Records

Stormzy signs deal between his label #MERKY and Atlantic Records

British MC Stormzy has announced that he has finally signed a joint deal with his Label #MERKY and Atlantic Records. Stormzy took to his social media to speak of his new venture, stating that we can expect him to deliver “more music, more bodies of work and to start developing and working on new talent on the #MERKY roster” Max Lousada, Chairman of WMUK added that: “Stormzy and #Merky are a cultural force whose music…

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