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The My Chemical Romance reunion was gathering pace just when COVID-19 became a thing. To make life a little easier for long-suffering MCR fans, frontman Gerard Way has shared out a bunch of previously-unreleased works of late, including the four-song solo EP Distraction or Disrepair. “Hey all, with all this uncertainty I just wanted to start uploading some […]

The late John Prine’s music resonated strongly with fans following his death due to coronavirus complications on April 7, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. In the U.S., on April 7-8, songs performed by Prine earned 20.8 million on-demand streams (audio and video) — a surge of 1,297% as compared to 1.5 million on April 5-6. […]

Following the death of Bill Withers on March 30 — and its announcement publicly on April 3, streams and sales of his iconic catalog of songs gained in great numbers, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Overall, his songs tallied 22.1 million on-demand streams (audio and video combined) in the U.S. on April 3-5 – up 780% […]

Drake‘s “Toosie Slide” has already been taking over TikTok, with users trying out choreography to a snippet the rapper shared on the platform three days before its release. Now, on Friday (April 3), the song dropped in full, marking his lead record of 2020 on streaming services. READ MORE After Drake Shares First Pics of Son, Adonis’ […]

The long wait is over. Sam Hunt’s Southside is here. The country singer’s new set arrived at midnight, a full six years after the release of his first full-length project, 2014’s Montevallo. The 12-track LP opens with “2016,” a confessional which details his regrets in a former relationship, and includes nostalgic track “Young Once,” the single “Hard to Forget” […]

The 90s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your most-loved guitar player’s childhood fear, publications such as the pioneering DIY zine Sniffin’ […]

Chances are, you are already ruining your potential to succeed in the music industry because you believe in one or more music career myths. How do I know? I am sent e-mail messages on a constant basis by tons of musicians (all seeking the answers to the WRONG questions). These are questions that may seem […]

Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields? The connection isn’t a coincidence. I know because I asked. I put the question to top-flight professionals in industries from tech to finance to media, all of whom had […]

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