Music Industry News

The 2021 Grammys Were a Disaster — But the Recording Academy Is Already Looking Ahead to 2022

The 2021 Grammys delivered record-low ratings and viewership, but the Recording Academy is already looking ahead to the awards show’s 2022 edition. Recording Academy higher-ups announced today that they have scheduled the 64th annual Grammys for Monday, January 31st, 2022, with the televised ceremony set to span a staggering 210 minutes (8 PM to 11:30 […]

Music Industry News

Study Suggests Music Recommendation Algorithms Suck for Fans of Non-Mainstream Music

Photo Credit: Volume Control According to a new report, music recommendation algorithms are best for mainstream music. A team of researchers analyzed the accuracy of algorithm-generated music recommendations for listeners of mainstream and non-mainstream music. The data set they analyzed contained the listening histories of 4,148 users who used Last.fm to track their listening habits. […]

Music Industry News

Twitter Spaces on Android Now Allows Room Creation – Beating Clubhouse to Android

Photo Credit: Twitter Spaces Twitter Spaces on Android now allows users to create their own drop-in audio rooms – beating Clubhouse. Clubhouse is still in its invite-only, iOS phase of development. Meanwhile, Twitter has been working overtime to expand its audio rooms called Spaces to Android. The feature rolled out to Android users earlier this […]

Music Industry News

HBO’s Tina Turner Documentary Draws an Impressive 1.1 Million Viewers — Best Ratings Since ‘Leaving Neverland’

HBO’s Tina Turner documentary, Tina, attracted an impressive 1.1 million viewers upon becoming available to U.S. fans on Saturday, March 27th, WarnerMedia has revealed. The 118-minute-long film’s viewership total factors both for television watchers as well as those who streamed the work on HBO Max in the United States. (Altitude Film Distribution released Tina in […]

Hip Hop News

Justin Bieber Addresses Controversy Over Martin Luther King Jr. Samples on ‘Justice’

Justin Bieber is speaking out after receiving backlash for incorporating two Martin Luther King Jr. speeches onto his album Justice. The project opens with MLK’s sermon from “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”) before leading into the album’s first track “2 Much.” Later on “MLK Interlude,” pulled from King’s… Read More

Music Industry News

Apple Invests $50 Million In Steve Stoute’s UnitedMasters — “The Power In the Music Industry Has Shifted Back Into the Hands of the Artist”

UnitedMasters this morning announced the completion of a $50 million funding round led by Apple, and the music distribution company’s founder and CEO, Steve Stoute, has declared that “the power in the music industry has shifted back into the hands of the artist.” UnitedMasters, which the former Sony Music president of urban music Steve Stoute […]