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Now that you’re rid yourself of wires and tangles thanks to your wire-free earbuds, you’ve doubtless discovered a new nuisance with your headphones. Sure, they’re super portable and look pretty slick, but when they run out of battery, you have to recharge them and wait to get them back in action. But a new set […]

  For all the reports of trouble in their marriage, Beyonce and Jay-Z’s joint On The Run II tour, which opened in Cardiff on Wednesday, was a two-and-half hour display of affection. As they raced through more than 40 hits – from Crazy In Love to 99 Problems – the couple flirted, teased and held […]

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 […]

Kanye West has shared that—in addition to the many other albums he’s currently working on—he’s producing Nas’ new album. It’s reportedly out June 15. It follows Nas’ 2012 LP Life is Good. Last week, Kanye shared that he was working on Pusha T’s new album (out May 25), a new solo 7-track album (out June […]

  Lauryn Hill’s iconic debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, the singer is heading out on tour. A 20-date run has been announced across the US with international dates expected to follow. The singer will perform the multi Grammy-winning record in its entirety at each of the […]

If a music streaming service started serving up more ads between tracks, would it persuade you to fork out for a subscription that eliminates those ads, or would it drive you to search out a rival service instead? YouTube’s global head of music said in recent days the company plans to “frustrate” users into paying […]


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