A recent discovery at The Great Escape @storybooksband “Simple Kids”.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Ain’t No Love recently caught up with Indiecurrent to talk about their wild year. The Canadian electro hip hop group met up with Indiecurrent before one of their shows to discuss the evolution of their music, how they go about writing their music, pre-show rituals, and what fans can expect to see at an Ain’t No Love show. The video also features clips from several of the group’s music videos, including “Gone Already”, which is currently in rotation at MTV.
Carly Rae Jepsen took home Pop Album of the Year and Single of the Year at Canada’s Juno Awards, capping a big weekend for the “Call Me Maybe” singer. Leonard Cohen topped Jepsen and Justin Bieber for Artist of the Year honors. Other Juno winners included Rush, Metric, Grimes, and The Weeknd.
Rihanna notched her 10th No. 1 single on the Billboard Pop Charts with “Stay” breaking her tie with Katy Perry for the most mainstream top 40 number 1’s. “Stay”, which features Mikky Ekko, helped Rihanna become the first artist in the 20-year history of the charts to accomplish the feat of having 10 chart-toppers. Rihanna has 35 entries on the chart and 23 top 10’s.
Grooveshark launched a new feature this week that gives creative control to the user and gives them a chance to shine. Broadcast, the latest service offered by the music streaming site, allows the user to create their own live radio show for free. The tool is being marketed as “social” and “as simple as pressing a button”.
Can you base an entire show on tweets? FUSE-TV is teaming up with Twitter and Trident Gum on their show “Trending 10”, airing every night at 7:30. The show discusses the top 10 biggest stories in the world of music, as determined by FUSE’s “heat tracker” technology which measures spikes in conversations on Twitter. The companies call Trending 10 “the first television program to be sourced and produced from real-time Twitter conversation spikes.
Lady Antebellum is teaming up with Citi for an intimate New York City album release show. Tickets for the May 7 show at the McKittrick Hotel in NYC will be available through the Citi Private Pass entertainment access program. Ticket sales will benefit Musicians on Call, a charity that provides live music to the bedside of sick patients at healthcare facilities. Lady Antebellum’s upcoming release, “Golden” is slated for a May 7 release.
It’s been a long road back to the top for Fall Out Boy, but four years after announcing their indefinite hiatus the group is back with their second number one album. Save Rock and Roll debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard charts with 154,000 units sold, topping Kid Cudi’s new album Indicud. This is the pop rock group’s second number one album (Infinity on High reached Number 1 in 2007 with 260,000 units).
SpinMedia has purchased Vibe Magazine which could be the end of the popular hip-hop/R&B Magazine’s print form. SpinMedia, formerly Buzz Media, also owns other popular titles such as Buzznet, Spin, and Stereogum. Vibe Magazine, which was founded by Quincy Jones in 1992, will continue with its online site Vibe.com, though no plans have been announced yet for the magazine.