Daptone Announces New Rock Subsidiary Wick Records

shockwebpic_newwickrecordsDaptone Records the home of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Antibalas and Charles Bradley, have announced their new Rock & Roll subsidiary, Wick Records.

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► Foals – What Went Down

shockwebpic_foals_whatwentdownWatch Foals‘ new video for ‘What Went Down’ off the forthcoming album by the same name out this August. Video directed by Niall O’Brien.

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► Sylvan Esso – H.S.K.T

shockwebpic_sylvanesso_hsktNew video from Durham, North Carolina based duo Sylvan Esso for their self-titled album. Directed by Adam Heathcott and Sara Padgett Heathcott.

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Resident Advisor’s Top DJs Of 2014 List Is Released

shockwebpic_RAtopdjs2014Resident Advisor recently opened up the polls for 3 days and surveyed the landscape for the current top DJ’s on the scene for 2014. Being that RA is a Berlin based music magazine and platform, the list is not surprisingly heavily infused with the techno masters and a bit on the Eurocentric side of things but without a doubt, acknowledges some great DJ’s.

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YouTube Unveils Its Streaming Service: Music Key

shockwebpic_youtubemusickeyA much awaited development in the music space for fans and artists alike has just been unveiled. YouTube has just announced it’s streaming service Music Key.

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YouTube May Remove Music Videos From Indie Labels Who Don’t Join New Paid Service

shockleewebpic_youtubethreatomusicThere are some disturbing reports floating around this week that neither musicians or music fans want to hear. In anticipation of YouTube’s forthcoming music subscription service, the video giant and independent labels are at odds and not agreeing on the terms of a new agreement and monetization splits.

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► Shabazz Palaces – An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum

shockleewebpic_shabazz_echofromAlmost 3 years to the date of the Shabazz Palaces album, Black Up via Sub Pop comes this new video for the track An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum. Because, there are no rules to this.

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Record Store Day Is Saturday April 19th Worldwide

shockleewebpic_rsd2014Record Store Day is coming soon so make your plans to visit a shop near you on Saturday, April 19th and pickup some music. The organizers have released a full listing of special releases in support of the day and have even appointed Chuck D. as the official Record Store Day Ambassador.

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Music Streaming Services Ranked By Popularity: iTunes Radio Overtakes Spotify

shockleewebpic_streamingservicesrankedThe Infinite Dial 2014, a brand new report from Edison Research has examined consumer adoption of digital media, including music streaming usage. A U.S. survey shows Pandora, iHeartRadio and iTunes Radio ranked first, second and third respectively, with Spotify coming in a close fourth.

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State Of The Industry: Over 223 Billion New Streams In 2013, 6 Billion New Fans

shockleewebpic_nextbigsound2013reportThe online music industry continues to grow at a rapid clip. Next Big Sound tracked more than 6 billion new fans, and more than 223 billion streams in 2013. This is an increase that speaks to not only a significant shift in consumption methods, but also the importance of understanding the data behind all this activity. In our annual State of The Industry report we go beyond the traditional metrics to map the landscape of the online music industry.

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