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Mariah Carey planning Beyoncé-style surprise album drop

Well, you might ask whether a surprise album drop is quite as much of a surprise if you reveal plans for it in a Billboard cover interview. But yes, Mariah Carey appears to be the next big artist to adopt a Beyoncé-style...
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Public Enemy release five-track iTunes EP following BitTorrent remix contest

Last June, Public Enemy launched a BitTorrent bundle based around their ‘Get Up Stand Up’ single, including audio stems so anyone could remix it and upload the results for the group to hear. Now there are some...
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Spotify asks Vulfpeck to take down silent ‘Sleepify’ album

Boos and hisses online for Spotify this week, after it emerged the company has asked US band Vulfpeck to remove its ‘Sleepify’ silent album from the service. The band launched the 10-track album in March and encouraged...
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YouTube hurts album sales

That’s the claim from researchers at Fairfield University and the University Of Colorado who looked at the impact of Warner Music pulling its videos from YouTube in 2009. (The label subsequently reached an agreement to...
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AlunaGeorge album to be revealed using SoundCloud API

Hotly-tipped UK duo AlunaGeorge are releasing their new album 'Body Music' on 29 July.
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Jay-Z tipped to sell up to 500k albums in the US alone this week

Jay-Z teamed up with Samsung to give away up to 1m digital copies of his new 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' album three days before its official release.
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Sigur Ros encouraging fan feedback on their new album

Fans are getting excited about Sigur Ros' new album 'Kveikur', which comes out next week. The band are streaming it on their own website – an increasingly common tactic – but we like what they're doing in encouraging...
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Caspar Babypants children’s albums get their own app

Have you heard of the Caspar Babypants albums? You might have if you're a parent: they're the work of Chris Ballew, who was the lead singer of Presidents of the United States of America (of 'Peaches' and 'Lump' fame).
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Iggy Pop forced to digitally self-release latest album

Who would pass on an album of cover versions and French chanson by Iggy Pop? His label Virgin EMI, that's who. Pop says he's been forced to release the album, 'Après', himself.
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Gallows promoting new album with an eBook

UK act Gallows have created an eBook to promote their new album, due for release in May. It includes a preview of the album, with photos, a trailer for the tie-in film, and a video introduction from the band.