Independent artists will no longer be able to upload directly to Spotify

Streaming service Spotify is removing its direct-upload programme, halting its role as a music distributor


Janet Weiss has left Sleater-Kinney

The drummer announces departure from Sleater-Kinney ahead of the release of their new album next month

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is not happy about Scooter Braun owning her masters

Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings recently acquired the Big Machine Label Group, which includes masters of Taylor Swift’s first six albums. Swift claims the move is “worse case scenario”

Janelle Monae, Primavera 2019 © SergioAlbert

Janelle Monae called for Donald Trump’s impeachment at Glastonbury

Janelle Monae rounded off a politically-charged weekend at Glastonbury last night

Kylie joined by Nick Cave at Glastonbury 2019 performance

The pair duetted their hit 1995 single Where the Wild Roses Grow on the Pyramid Stage

Stormzy samples David Lammy in powerful Glastonbury performance

The grime star used his headline slot on the Pyramid Stage to highlight inequality in the justice system and recidivism among black men


Mondriaan Jazz festival announces 2019 line-up

The Dutch jazz festival has finalised a packed roster for 2019

chance the rapper

Chance the Rapper’s 10 Day and Acid Rap are now available to stream

The respective projects from 2012 and 2013 are now available on streaming platforms .

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Tyler, the Creator drops video lookbook for GOLF le FLEUR* SS19

Get a first look at the new Spring/Summer collection with a video starring Tyler.

Tierra Whack

Tierra Whack shares new video for single Clones

It truly is a Whack world in Tierra Whack’s new video for ‘Clones’

Smangtasia New York

New York’s Smangtasia festival set to welcome Ciel, Carlos Souffront & more

Sublimate NYC’s Smangtasia festival has released details and listings for 2019. 

SOPHIE, B&&B 2018 © Kasia Zacharko

SOPHIE, Helena Hauff and more announced for ADE 2019

SOPHIE, Helena Hauff, and Bonobo are among the first acts announced for ADE 2019 which returns on 16-20 October


Meakusma Festival finalises 2019 programme

The festival promises a cross section of music, audiovisual projects, and discussions intent on “transcending boundaries”

Brian Eno

Brian Eno is getting an asteroid named after him

Asteroid 81948 has been dubbed Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno or Eno for short

Jeff Mills

Jeff Mills’ new album will commemorate the 1969 Moon landing

‘Moon – The Area Of Influence’ uses samples from the NASA control room. It will arrive via Axis Records on 19 July

Paris Concrete

Paris nightclub Concrete to close next month

After months of legal battles, popular Parisian nightclub Concrete will be closing its doors on 20 July