Listen to the Lizard Inside Jay Z: Tidal Is NOT the Illuminati

Together we are unstoppable. Together we are TIDAL. Together we are unstoppable. Together we are TIDAL. Together we are unstoppable. Together we are TIDAL. Together we are unstoppable. Together we are TIDAL. Together we are unstoppable. Together we are TIDAL. Together we are unstoppable. Together we are TIDAL.… » 4/01/15 9:30pm Today 9:30pm

Pioneering Atlantic Records Cofounder Miriam Bienstock Has Died at 92

One of the cofounders of the legendary Atlantic Records recently died at 92—the groundbreaking Miriam Bienstock, who helped get the company off the ground. » 4/01/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Hospitalized Joni Mitchell Is 'Awake and In Good Spirits'

On Tuesday, news broke that Joni Mitchell had been found unconscious and rushed to the hospital. Today, NPR reports that the musician is "awake and in good spirits." » 4/01/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

What Happens When a Major-Label Pop Star Writes Her Album Herself? 

Written by Marina alone and produced with only one collaborator, Marina and the Diamonds' new, icily technicolor, Italo-disco-and-alt-rock-tinged FROOT is a major anomaly among major-label pop albums: Today's biggest female pop artists are almost to a rule great songwriters, but not a single one of them would turn out… » 4/01/15 12:10pm Today 12:10pm

Here are Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Singing a Duet for Karl and Bey

Supermodel-turnt-actor Cara Delevingne has been working with Pharrell on an album (of music!) as of late, and Tuesday in New York at Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Métiers d'Art presentation, the duo debuted the fruits of that labor. She has nice tone but um, this clip is a tad pitchy, if you will. And because of that: on a… » 4/01/15 10:50am Today 10:50am

Yes, That's Wilson Phillips on Kanye & Rihanna's 'FourFiveSeconds'

"FourFiveSeconds," the Kanye West and Rihanna song that revitalized Paul McCartney's career, apparently didn't just stop with the former Beatle: Billboard reveals that another old fave got a re-up on the jammer, and that's none other than the perennially harmonizing, posi-core girl-power trio Wilson Phillips. » 4/01/15 10:10am Today 10:10am

Joni Mitchell Hospitalized After Being Found Unconscious 

Disturbing news out of Los Angeles: singer Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in her Bel Air home. » 3/31/15 10:30pm Yesterday 10:30pm

Remembering Kim Gordon's Awesome '90s Side Project Free Kitten

Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, chronicles five decades of her extraordinary life and career in Sonic Youth. Obviously, that includes endless compelling and varied stories: how her first job in the art world was hawking cheap frames for a then-unknown Larry Gagosian; how she dealt with having a brother with… » 3/31/15 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm

Here's Saoirse Ronan Singing a Lullaby from Ryan Gosling's Lost River

Lost River, Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, stars Saoirse Ronan as a lead character by the name of Rat, a sorrowful young girl who sings herself to sleep every night. For the film soundtrack, which was scored by Johnny Jewel (Glass Candy, Drive soundtrack), Ronan sang a sad, sweet little lonely lullaby that's part… » 3/31/15 5:02pm Yesterday 5:02pm

Alicia Keys Namedrops Nietzsche in Wild PR Conference for Jay Z's Tidal

TIDAL, Jay Z's illuminati zone for streaming internet music, launched today, and the press conference might well have been absurdist performance art, some kind of corporate-monied Fluxus play, down to the noodling saxophone soundtrack that seemed piped straight from John Zorn's brain. Or, alternately, Alicia Keys… » 3/30/15 5:50pm Monday 5:50pm

L. Ron Hubbard Chic & Rihanna in Money Green at the iHeartRadio Awards

There is nothing more boss than singing a song about getting money wearing a kelly-green muppet fur jacket and an emerald Versace nameplate necklace, but we can't all be Rihanna. At Sunday's iHeart Radio Awards, music stars and those peripherally related as such used the opportunity to dress baller-casual, plus the… » 3/30/15 5:10pm Monday 5:10pm

Fifth Harmony Boss Up In Their 'Worth It' Video

Fifth Harmony is about their business in the video for "Worth It," a song that falls somewhere in the lineage of Beyoncé's "Ego" and Alicia Keys' "A Woman's Worth." » 3/30/15 12:50pm Monday 12:50pm

Fall in Love With Elisha Cuthbert in This New Little Brutes Video

"Make Our Own Way" by Los Angeles duo Little Brutes has been on heavy personal rotation since their Desire EP dropped in January: it's gumption and self-determination interpreted through simple pop lines, minimal handclaps and tambourines. It's also on heavy TV rotation, as the theme song for the new NBC sitcom One… » 3/30/15 10:10am Monday 10:10am

Iggy Azalea, Deciphered

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a short Vine clip of Iggy Azalea rapping in her very own special language, lost footage apparently from a 2013 concert called Live Splash. A full version of that video floated across our timelines today and honestly, I'm not sure why people are having such a hard time deciphering it. » 3/27/15 1:50pm Friday 1:50pm

Y/N: McDonald's Sells Artificial Love Via Ne-Yo

Weekly-ish, a pre-approved, snap-judged music guide based on our very scientific, non-subjective Yes/No rating system. There's really no debating this, come on, stop. » 3/26/15 7:50pm 3/26/15 7:50pm

Rihanna FINALLY Premieres 'Bitch Better Have My Money'

Rihanna's new single has finally dropped, and it's great. (Rihanna would never make us wait this long for something that wasn't.) "Bitch Better Have My money" is probably going to be your new summer jam/drunken club turnup anthem. » 3/26/15 1:30pm 3/26/15 1:30pm

Rihanna Tricked Us.

After all the hoo-ha, Rihanna hath unleashed but a snippet of "Bitch Better Have My Money," the new single we all stayed up past our bedtimes to cop. Annoyingly, you must download the app Dubsmash, from iTunes, to get about ten seconds of the song's Intro and Outro—the latter of which has Rihzus singing "moo-la-la"… » 3/26/15 9:52am 3/26/15 9:52am

Freedom Song: A Conversation About the State of Black Liberation Music

In the lyric pamphlet to Black Messiah, D'Angelo's third album after 14 years away from the spotlight, the soul-savant explains his reasoning behind its title and sudden release: "Some will jump to the conclusion that I am calling myself a Black Messiah," he begins. "For me the title is about all of us...It's about… » 3/25/15 4:34pm 3/25/15 4:34pm

Ester Dean Combats Ain't-Shit Dudes On Her New EP

The opening song on Ester Dean's new EP, Miss Ester Dean, is a jam about stealing a crap dude's ex-girlfriend. "How he let a bad motherfucker like you go?" she wonders. It's a good question. Not only is it bigging up a quote-unquote "cold ass bitch," it's also Ester showing off her mack prowess by floating off with… » 3/24/15 9:30pm 3/24/15 9:30pm