Category Archives: Music

14May/22

Eurovision: If Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra triumph it won’t be a sympathy vote, says an expert

Catherine Baker, University of Hull

Voting in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on May 14 in Turin may look different for one specific reason – neither Russia or Belarus are taking part.

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13May/22

“MTV Unplugged in Partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink Present: Twenty One Pilots” Global Music Special Premiering Thursday, June 9th at 9 PM ET exclusively worldwide on MTV

MTV today announced that GRAMMY® award-winning Twenty One Pilots is set to perform a special edition of its trailblazing and award-winning Unplugged franchise. “MTV Unplugged in Partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink Present: Twenty One Pilots” will premiere Thursday globally, June 9th at 9 PM ET exclusively on MTV. Continue reading

02May/22

THE EITHER Release New Album, Electronic? Folk? China-Chic Cannot be Limited

Daydaydream is an EP released in collaboration with the popular mobile game Arknights. You might be tempted to relegate Daydaydream to China-Chic the first time you hear it, but the more you listen, the more it will draw you in. “Weird but pleasant”, the song has now achieved such popularity online – over 5 million PV streams on the Bilibili platform alone – that it has also sparked a trend among uploaders on Bilibili trying to cover it. THE EITHER – band and creator of Daydaydream – has been labeled “Genius” by countless ACGN communities. Continue reading

30Apr/22

THE WEEKND EXPANDS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced an expansive, long-term partnership with global music icon The Weeknd, one of the most commercially successful and critically-acclaimed recording artists and songwriters of the last decade. The agreement further builds upon the relationship between Abel Tesfaye p/k/a The Weeknd, and UMG’s Republic Records, which has been his label home and partner since 2012 and will remain his label partner for future recorded music releases. Continue reading

11Apr/22

Why Ed Sheeran’s court victory sounds good for the music industry

Hayleigh Bosher, Brunel University London

There’s a good chance you’ve heard a song by Ed Sheeran called Shape of You. It’s been streamed over 3 billion times on Spotify and viewed over 5 billion times on YouTube.

The song Oh Why, by Sam Chokri, is less well known. But Chokri claimed that Sheeran had copied it when composing his hugely successful track.

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19Feb/22

THE VOICE NIGERIA IS BACK WITH ITS FOURTH SEASON

The world’s number one international talent show, The Voice Nigeria is set to hit the screens with its fourth season of the show. This season of the show will be fully produced in Nigeria for the second time by UNITY1 Limited and FAME Tv and it promises to be bigger, better and even more authentic than previous seasons. Continue reading

11Feb/22

Barry White’s Iconic Single “Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up” Gets Remixed by Lord Finesse

Barry White’s iconic worldwide smash “Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up” has received a special remix treatment by legendary rapper, hip-hop producer, and founding member of the influential collective Diggin’ In The Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.), Lord Finesse: “Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (Bossmen Remix).” In addition, there’s a seven-minute-long extended version of the track as well as an instrumental version which accompanies the remix just in time for Valentine’s Day, a quintessential holiday for “The Godfather of Bedroom Soul” (Rolling Stone). All are out today via UMe. Continue reading

11Feb/22

UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP ACQUIRES STING’S SONG CATALOG

Today, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), Universal Music Group’s leading global music publishing division, announced the acquisition of 17-time GRAMMY Award winner Sting’s career catalog of music. This historic, comprehensive worldwide agreement for the catalog of one of the most commercially successful and critically-acclaimed songwriters of the last half-century encompasses the entirety of both Sting’s solo works as well as those with The Police, including “Roxanne,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Shape Of My Heart,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You,” “Fields Of Gold,” “Desert Rose,” “Message in a Bottle,” “Englishman in New York” and “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” among countless other global hits. Continue reading