UPROXX: From Chance The Rapper To Nicki Minaj, How Social Media Challenges Replaced Rap Street Teams

UPROXX: From Chance The Rapper To Nicki Minaj, How Social Media Challenges Replaced Rap Street Teams. “In the early days of hip-hop, rappers used street teams to promote new albums, singles, and tours. Now, they have Instagram. As social media becomes more integrated into all of our daily lives, recording artists have also naturally incorporated it into the business of building and communicating with their fanbases. And, just as rapidly as social media itself innovated the way we debate, discuss, and interpret the world, artists have learned to leverage those online fanbases to useful real-world effect.”

Ars Technica: The DMCA bell did not toll for a beloved musician—thus, I could grieve him

Ars Technica: The DMCA bell did not toll for a beloved musician—thus, I could grieve him. “I will never see my favorite songwriter in concert, right in front of me, reacting to my cheers and enthusiasm. But if any performer was going to vanish just as I teetered into my concert-going years, at least this one had some surprises for me five, 10, even 20 years later, all just a few mouse-clicks away.”

NME: Foo Fighters launch new Foo Files archive with surprise live EP

NME: Foo Fighters launch new Foo Files archive with surprise live EP. “Foo Fighters have launched a new Foo Files series with the release of a surprise live EP. The new EP is titled ‘00950025’, which fans are assuming to be a reference to the band’s debut album (released in 1995), which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.”

Mirage News: John Farnham online exhibition celebrates Australian superstar ahead of 70th birthday

Mirage News: John Farnham online exhibition celebrates Australian superstar ahead of 70th birthday. “The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has launched John Farnham: The Voice, a new online-only exhibition celebrating the only Australian artist to have a No. 1 album in five consecutive decades. The exhibition… coincides with Farnham’s upcoming 70th birthday on 1 July 2019.”

TechCrunch: YouTube partners with Universal to upgrade nearly 1,000 classic music videos to HD

TechCrunch: YouTube partners with Universal to upgrade nearly 1,000 classic music videos to HD. “YouTube has teamed up with Universal Music Group to remaster nearly a thousand classic music videos, the companies announced today, including those from Billy Idol, Beastie Boys, Boyz II Men, George Strait, Janet Jackson, Kiss, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Maroon 5, Meat Loaf, No Doubt/Gwen Stefani, Smokey Robinson, The Killers, Tom Petty and others.”

CNN: Facebook reverses ban on Led Zeppelin album cover

CNN: Facebook reverses ban on Led Zeppelin album cover. “Facebook has reversed a ban it placed on a classic Led Zeppelin album cover that features images of naked children. The cover of the British rock band’s 1973 album ‘Houses of the Holy’ was posted to Facebook (FB) by the page Ultimate Classic Rock earlier this week, but was removed because Facebook said it violated its policies.”

Ultimate Classic Rock: Introducing UltimatePrince. Com

Ultimate Classic Rock: Introducing UltimatePrince. Com . “We’re launching the site today with more than 450 stories already published, each taking in-depth looks at various Prince songs, albums and important events. To make your exploring a little easier we’ve created two helpful index pages: one alphabetically listing and linking to our stories on nearly 400 of his songs, the other breaking down our features and lists on a chronological album-by-album basis.”