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Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new 2015 songs from Lana Del Rey, M.I.A., Bon Iver ...

Sufjan Stevens Announces Fall Tour in Support of 'Carrie & Lowell'

Earlier today, indie folk legend Sufjan Stevens revealed plans for a fall US tour in support of his recent studio album Carrie & Lowell. Currently finishing up the first leg of his current string of tour dates, Stevens' discography is as impressive ...

Ranking Polaris Prize Shortlist: Drake, New Pornographers and...Ghostface Killah?

The Polaris Music Prize has announced its annual shortlist of ten albums up for Canada's biggest music prize, and this year's gathering includes new icons Drake, old favorites the New Pornographers and, uh, Ghostface Killah? More on that later. Come ...

Polaris Prize Short List 2015: Drake, New Pornographers & Alvvays Lead Pack

After unveiling its long list last month, today (July 16) the 10 finalists for the 2015 Polaris Prize have been revealed. Celebrating the best in Canadian music on artistic merit along, this year's list is just as eclectic as one could have expected, ...

Neil Young Removes Music from Streaming Services, Cites Awful Audio

Neil Young has joined performers such as Taylor Swift and Prince in removing his music from the majority of streaming services, however he cites audio quality and not financial elements for the decision. The godfather of grunge has always been an ...

Best Songs of 2015 (So Far): Kanye West, Leon Bridges, A$AP Rocky and More

Six months down and six months to go: Music Times just can't wait until the end of 2015 to release its list of the best songs released this year, so we're giving you a free preview with our midyear favorites. We left no stone unturned, considering ...

Neil Young Cracks Top 40 for 40th Time: Top 7 Highest-Charting Albums

This week marked an interesting accomplishment for Neil Young, who debuted an album in the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 for the 40th time with The Monsanto Years, which opened at no. 21. Many of the reviews for Monsanto have been mixed—either as a ...

Grateful Dead's 'Fare Thee Well' Isn't the End for Bill Kreutzmann

Farewell tours rarely bid a final adieu for musicians, especially acts like the Rolling Stones, the Who and Mötley Crüe. Over the Fourth of July weekend, the Grateful Dead played a three-night 'Fare Thee Well' set at Chicago's Soldier Field, ...

Punch Brothers, Sarah Jarosz Fend Off Storms at Celebrate Brooklyn [Live Review]

Rain and thunder can threaten a show in New York City, but the energy and spirit of bluegrass music fans will not be washed away. Last night (July 9), Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park continued its series of free live music with the folky ...

Stream: Jason Isbell 'Something More Than Free' on NPR Ahead of Release Date

Jason Isbell's new album Something More Than Free is a little over a week away from its official release date, but fans anxious to hear the follow-up to 2013's critically acclaimed LP Southeastern have an early gift. Today (July 9), Isbell's latest ...

Meek Mill Sells 5x as Many Records as Miguel, James Taylor on Albums Chart

Yesterday we showed during our summary of the Billboard 200 that Meek Mill and 'Dreams Worth More Than Money' sold nearly five-times as much as any other new title on the list. The same trend applies to actual album sales, where the album moved ...

5 First No. 1s: 2001 vs 2015; Destiny's Child, Meek Mill and Blink-182 Face Off

This week marked an unusual accomplishment on the Billboard 200: For the first time in 14 years, the last five no. 1 albums on the chart have been from performers who had never been to the top before. We went back to check out what five albums were ...

Meek Mill Dominates Billboard 200; Miguel, Taylor Swift Try to Keep Up

Things started off big on the Billboard 200, with Meek Mill's 'Dreams Worth More Than Money', but then quickly dropped off. Mill might argue that his ideals have more philosophical value, but he can't argue with the financial results: Dreams opened ...

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new 2015 songs from Pharrell, Prince, Beach House and ...

Breaking Benjamin, Tori Kelly, and Kacey Musgraves Top Albums Chart

This week's albums chart wasn't too much of a shakeup from the Billboard 200, except that all of the records that dropped in the Top 10 of the latter managed to move up a few places on the former. Breaking Benjamin, Tori Kelly and Kacey Musgraves ...

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