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Christmas comes early this year with new Stella album

Stella Artois is wishing you a Happy Belated Halloween by giving you a free Christmas album. But really, who’s complaining? Log on to Stella’s website and you can grab a brand new collection of Christmas tunes inspired by Stella Artois’ 2010 “Originally Crafted for Christmas” commercial. The inspirational commercial followed an ice carving competition in which […]

Cause of Amy Winehouse’s death confirmed

Three months after the British singer’s inconclusive passing, the official cause of Amy Winehouse’s death has finally been confirmed — “death by misadventure,” or accidental alcohol poisoning. Tests run by pathologist Suhail Baithun and coroner Suzanne Greenway found excessive amounts of alcohol in the 27-year-old singer’s system, more than five times the legal driving limit. […]

Google + to launch MP3 store

While 60 percent of record sales are still based on CD sales, the digital market is definitely the place to go for the current collegiate generation. With services like Apples iTunes and Amazon’s MP3 Store, buying music has never been easier. At the same time, illegally downloading music could be just as easy, if not […]

She & Him drops cozy, if early, Christmas album

Recently, there’s been a lot of Zooey Deschanel to go around. The actress turned singer-songwriter premiered her new television show, The New Girl, on Fox, just sang the national anthem at a World Series game and is now ushering in the Christmas season with a new album from fan favorites She & Him — and we haven’t […]

Album leaks plague Clarkson, Coldplay

On Oct. 17, the music world went up in arms as two of the most anticipated albums of the season were leaked online a week before their intended debuts. Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger and Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto are the latest victims of the bittersweet Internet album leak. Both albums were slated for release Oct. 24. Clarkson […]

The Naked and Famous rocks Hollywood’s Music Box

Monday night, The Music Box in Hollywood hosted the newly popular “The Naked and Famous,” an indie rock group from Auckland, New Zealand that gained recognition with the release of its wildly popular hit single “Young Blood.” The show mirrored the album precisely, forming a catchy blend of upbeat, mellow and downright trippy that somehow […]

Katy Perry poised to break records with new single

She’s taken us up and down California, into outer space and to the greatest Friday night party the world has ever seen. Now, Katy Perry is at it again with her latest single, “The One That Got Away.” The release of this song marks the sixth single from Perry’s record-breaking sophomore effort, Teenage Dream, and […]

Paramore’s Singles Club now available

After months of waiting, Paramore fans will finally have some new music to jam to, with the creation of the Paramore Singles Club. The Club will allow people to download one of the new songs every few weeks, as long as they join the club on At the end of the year, Singles Club […]

BET Awards shines once again

Hip-hop is more than just rhyming raps, loaded lyrics, booming beats and mic-blowing MCs — it’s also a cultural community, which is celebrated every year at the BET Hip Hop Awards. This year’s pre-taped award show, which aired on BET Oct. 11, brought legends, moguls and newcomers in the game to Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Civic […]

The Academy Is… officially disbanded

Looks like there are no awards in sight for The Academy Is…, one of the most recent bands to end its run in the music biz. Apparently, the band has been growing apart since its inception nine years ago. Three albums later, it was time to cut the chord. The Academy Is… has long been […]