Month: May 2018

It seems like just yesterday that Spotify made waves in the entertainment industry by removing R. Kelly, Tay-K, and XXXTentacion from its curated and algorithmic playlists on the back of its newly minted Hate Content & Hateful Conduct Policy. Following some serious backlash from Spotify employees, music writers, and artists — including Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper […]

Ali Campbell (left) with his UB40 bandmates Astro and Mickey Virtue “I’m a reggae anorak,” says Ali Campbell, vocalist and founder of UB40. “My whole life, I lived and grew around reggae music. I was devoted to it. I was a bit of a nutter, actually.” It’s an obsession that’s paid off: UB40 have sold […]

  Digital radio has become more popular than listening over FM and AM for the first time, according to new figures. Radio research body Rajar said 50.9% of all listening in the UK was digital in the first three months of the year. That’s up from 47.2% a year ago and marks the first time […]

It’s Mother’s Day, and something very unexpected has happened—André 3000 has released two new songs. He confirmed the songs’ legitimacy by joining Instagram with a new verified account. The songs are called “Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)” and the 17-minute “Look Ma No Hands.” While “Me&My” features vocals from André, the other is an instrumental […]

Julie Adenuga: “I forgot that, because people discover music through me, my experience of discovering music still has to be exciting”   As one of the three main DJs on Apple’s radio station Beats 1, Julie Adenuga has become one of the most influential taste-makers in the UK. But the broadcaster says she’s stopped listening […]

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