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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In the wake of an investigation by the Daily Dot, Spotify has kicked a major third-party service off its platform. SpotLister, one of many services that specialize in placing songs on the streaming service’s highly coveted playlists, has been now been deemed non-compliant with the streaming service’s terms of use. As a result, SpotLister noted on […]

Earlier this month, it was announced that director Ava DuVernay had tapped the one and only Sade to appear on the soundtrack to her new movie A Wrinkle in Time. According to DuVernay, the elusive British singer contributed a new original song to the soundtrack titled “Flower of the Universe.” Now, that song has finally […]

Bruno Mars has announced the final leg of his tour behind 24K Magic, with special guest Cardi B set to join him.   The new dates kick off in Boston and will hit Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, before wrapping up in Tulsa. See the cities below. Bruno teased the tour on Twitter yesterday, saying, “A […]

A new collaboration from Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, and Kelly Rowland is on the way.   Elliott took to Twitter to share the release’s cover art and announce that it was arriving tomorrow at midnight. Check it out below. Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Elliott, Busta Rhymes, and Rowland for more information. It […]

Jay Z‘s “Smile” will receive a Special Recognition honor at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards. The 4:44 track, which features an outro from Jay’s mother, Gloria Carter​, will receive the award alongside Esteban Bravo and Beth David’s animated short film In a Heartbeat. The track is notable for its revelatory lyrics, including:   Mama had four […]

Funk legend George Clinton has revived the Parliament moniker for their first new song in decades. Listen to “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me,” featuring Scarface, below. In a Reddit AMA conducted on Monday, Clinton revealed that the track was the first single from an upcoming Parliament album called Medicaid Fraud Dog. When asked why […]


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