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  • Taylor Swift Holds '1989' from Spotify, But Other Bands Shouldn't Expect to Go Platinum Using the Same Strategy

    Perhaps you've heard: Taylor Swift is going to dominate the Billboard charts when official results come out next Wednesday. Initial projects suggested 1989 would sell between 800,000 and 900,000 copies, and that estimate has since been upped to 1.2 million. That's more than three times more than the next highest debut this year (Coldplay's Ghost Stories). One aspect of the album that's largely been skipped over is Swift/Big Machine's decision not to offer the record on Spotify. Many who were aware suggest this as proof that the streaming trend can be beaten. Never has "correlation doesn't equal causation" been more true.Read this

  • Facebook Suggests Democrats Prefer Beatles, Republicans George Strait

    Social media has led to a new era, one where all of our personal information can be gathered and quantified to tell us things we already know or to create theories about listeners that are totally misguided (as was the case in the study done estimating how intelligent a listener was based on the music they enjoyed). We admit it's still a tad interesting to look at Facebook's chart demonstrating what performers are preferred on the left versus those on the right.Read this

  • Young Fathers Pulls Off Mercury Prize Upset over Favorites FKA Twigs, Damon Albarn and Kate Tempest

    The Mercury Prize was awarded on October 29 and Music Times has to admit we were way off in our predictions. Although we were pulling for the debut album from FKA Twigs, the prize for the best album from the UK in the last year went to Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers for its own debut album, Dead, as reported by NME.Read this

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  • T-Pain Proves He Can Sing Without Auto-Tune In New NPR Tiny Desk Concert Performance [WATCH]

    T-Pain ruled the charts in the mid-2000s. His use of Auto-Tune, which gave his voice a futuristic, robotic sound, made his songs instantly recognizable and gave way to a trend that spanned pop, R&B, and hip-hop. He wasn't the first person to use the software — he originally got the idea to brand himself with auto-tune after noticing it on a Jennifer Lopez remix — but he became the face of the style and was considered an innovator. He rode the auto-tune trend until around 2010, when people started to mock the art.Read this

  • Young Fathers Pulls Off Mercury Prize Upset over Favorites FKA Twigs, Damon Albarn and Kate Tempest

    The Mercury Prize was awarded on October 29 and Music Times has to admit we were way off in our predictions. Although we were pulling for the debut album from FKA Twigs, the prize for the best album from the UK in the last year went to Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers for its own debut album, Dead, as reported by NME.Read this

  • Future Releases New Mixtape 'Monster' Ahead of Halloween

    Last month, Future announced that he would be releasing a new mixtape, Monster, ahead of Halloween and the Atlanta rapper delivered just as he said he would. The tape was executive produced by Metro Boomin' and features a guest appearance from Lil' Wayne.Read this

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  • Facebook Suggests Democrats Prefer Beatles, Republicans George Strait

    Social media has led to a new era, one where all of our personal information can be gathered and quantified to tell us things we already know or to create theories about listeners that are totally misguided (as was the case in the study done estimating how intelligent a listener was based on the music they enjoyed). We admit it's still a tad interesting to look at Facebook's chart demonstrating what performers are preferred on the left versus those on the right.Read this

  • Brantley Gilbert to Join Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean on Tour

    On Monday, Oct. 27, country superstars Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean announced that they would be combining their massive 2015 stadium tours for 10 dates next summer, and today they have revealed that another country star will be joining them. Brantley Gilbert will be performing with Chesney and Aldean from May to August, as well as five additional dates with Chesney.Read this

  • Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley Headlining New York's First Country Music Festival FarmBorough in June 2015

    New York City has always been the one major market that country music just could not tap... until now. Less than two years after the biggest city in America got its first country radio station, NYC will be getting its first country music festival. Today (Oct. 29), Live Nation, Founders Entertainment and music star Dierks Bentley announced the FarmBorough Music Festival for June 2015.Read this

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  • Sun Kil Moon Shares 'Adam Granofsky Blues, Continues Feud with War on Drugs

    The saga continues. Just one day after War on Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel finally addressed his bizarre feud with Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon in an interview with "Songs for Whoever," calling him an "idiot," a "prick" and a "douche," among other things, Kozelek shared a new song titled "Adam Granofsky Blues" — Granofsky being Granduciel's actual last name. In this new song, Kozelek reads Granduciel's quotes about the situation over some blues guitar licks, laughing hysterically between each line.Read this

  • Americana Darling Jason Isbell Performs Tunes by Cream, The Rolling Stones, Warren Zevon at Sold-Out Nashville Shows [WATCH]

    Former Drive-By Trucker and current Americana superstar Jason Isbell stopped by Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for three nights of tunes, adding covers by Cream, Warren Zevon and The Rolling Stones to his setlists.Read this

  • The War on Drugs Open Up about Sun Kil Moon, Call Mark Kozelek An 'Idiot'

    Throughout the whole Sun Kil Moon vs. The War on Drugs debacle/feud/spectacle, War on Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel remained nobly tight-lipped, even though it would have been easy for him to fire back. But in a new interview with music blog "Songs for Whoever," Granduciel finally opens up about the situation, calling Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek an “idiot” and a “prick,” among other things, revealing what was happening behind the scenes of their previously one-sided feud.Read this

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  • Shakira, Fisher-Price Announce Baby Toy Line and Video Series [WATCH]

    Shakira will be welcoming her second child with husband Gerard Pique in the coming months, but that's not the only baby-related thing the "Can't Remember to Forget You" singer has in the works. Today (Oct. 27), Shakira and toy manufacturer Fisher-Price announced a new partnership for a line of baby toys endorsed by the mother and global superstar.Read this

  • Jennifer Lopez To Sign Las Vegas Residency Deal Reportedly Worth $26.3 Million

    Jennifer Lopez is finalizing a deal for a residency in Vegas, and according to a contract obtained by TMZ, she'll be making more money per show than Britney Spears. The deal with The Axis inside Planet Hollywood is reportedly worth $26.3 million, meaning Lopez would make $350,000 a show.Read this

  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 'The Book Of Life' Composer Gustavo Santaolalla Talks Scoring New Animated Movie & More!

    Gustavo Santaolalla is a world-renowned recording artist that just happened to become an acclaimed film composer due to reputation. After winning multiple Grammy awards (both Latin and Anglo), the man who put the ronroco on the map made his way into the world of scoring movies and took home two Academy Awards for Best Original Score two years in a row (Brokeback Mountain and Babel). Gustavo's even made name for himself in the video game realm, composing the music to 2013's best title The Last of Us. Moving right along into the animated movie genre, Santaolalla's newest project, The Book of Life, just hit theaters this weekend.Read this

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