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Mary J. Blige Interviews Keke Palmer On ‘Real Talk’ at Beats 1 Radio [Video]

The talented young star, Keke Palmer stopped by Beats 1 Radio to talk with the one and only, Mary J. Blige on her radio show titled Real Talk.

In the interview clip, Keke talks with Mary about how she got her start, her book I Don’t Belong To You, shares auditioning tips, and more.

Check out the video above.

Also, watch Keke as she praises Mary about the influence she has on the industry:

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Drake Announces Global Listening Party For ‘Views From the 6’ on OVOSOUND + Drops Tracklist

Drake’s latest effort Views From the 6 is set to arrive Friday (April 29), but ahead of its release the Toronto rapper will be debuting it on his OVOSOUND Radio show on Beats 1. Presented as a “Global Listening Party” the premiere will take place at 10 p.m. EST tomorrow April 28.

Will you be tuning in to OVOSOUND tomorrow night or would you rather just wait a few hours to enjoy the album at your leisure? Either way the wait is almost over!

https://twitter.com/Beats1/status/725102700669616129

Update: Drake has released the official tracklist for Views From the 6. On the album are already released tracks “One Dance” and “Pop Style”, along with the leaked “Controlla.” The album finishes off with “Hotline Bling” as a bonus track, which we hope is a new version of the hit song.

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Missy Elliot: “I Don’t Think Diddy Understands The Magnitude of What He Did For Hip-Hop and R&B”, Missy Talks On Pharrell’s “OTHERtone” show via Beats 1 Radio

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Since hitting the music scene on Gina Thompson‘s 1996 hit-record “The Things You Do” as a solo artist, Virginia native Missy Elliot has carved a cornerstone in music that just can’t be touch, nor fulfilled by anyone; as there is only one Missy Elliot.

Elliot recently paid a visit to Pharrell‘s OTHERtone show on Beats 1 Radio as she discussed her time in the music industry and how Diddy aka Puff Daddy had a big impact on her career, and is responsible for meshing Hip-Hop and R&B together — making it ok to bring the streets to soul.

Just when Missy was about to give up on being an “artist” it was Puff that pushed her into elevating her potential of being a star. History was made when Missy made an appearance on Gina’s record that catapulted her into superstardom.

I don’t even think Puff knows what he did for Hip-Hop. Because he intertwined Hip-Hop and R&B and he made it so that people weren’t intimidated. Even if you had a “Biggie” who was giving street lyrics and coming from a world that they may not know of that’s just straight hood; Puffy found those like 112 that made it felt good. Biggie was still real himself but the music was there. I don’t think her understood the magnitude of that he did.

Check out the full interview below:

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SFPL Music: Dr. Dre feat. Victoria Monét, T.I., Justus & Sly Piper – “Back To Business”

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On his first The Pharmacy With Dr. Dre radio show of the year on Apple’s Beats 1 on Saturday, Dre surprised listeners with a new track entitled “Back To Business” featuring T.I., Victoria Monét, Sly The Piper and Justus.

The Beats head honcho has been teasing with unreleased music since Thursday, Jan.  7th.

We’re not sure why “Back To Business” didn’t make the 2015 Grammy Nominated album Compton but we are completely happy that he gave us a listen, as the track is sooooo good!

Check it out below:

https://soundcloud.com/hustle-hearted/dre-back-to-business-ft-ti-justus-victoria-monet-and-sly-piper

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SFPL Music: Kehlani – “Did I”

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Just landing a 2015 Grammy nom, singer/songwriter Kehlani lands yet another dope tune entitled “Did I,” produced by Pop & Oak, exclusively on Apple Music.

On the track, Kehlani gets all the haters in line, as she spits her music resume and consistent moves, as they chase after designer things but yet tired and underpaid.

Cause I been wet, tsunami the mob, that’s a real set
Tsunami the sound made it real best
Tsunami rolled in that’s the realest, realest

Check it out below:

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New Video: A$AP Rocky feat. Miguel & Rod Stewart – “Everyday”

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A$AP Mob‘s own A$AP Rocky A.K.A Pretty Flocko just dropped the visual to his single “Everyday” on Apple Music. The video features Rob Stewart, Miguel and Mark Ronson who are each featured on the song. Ian Connor and OG Maco also make a cameo in the video.

In the visual Rocky plays an older wealthy yet lonely version of himself who tends to feel “normal” through plastic surgery. He also gives a twist to fulfilling the American dream in a city and obsessed with fame.

Check out the video on Apple Music.

– Stay Fly

@Sarayaniq

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The 2015 MTV Movie Awards Nominations To Be Announced Exclusively on Beats 1

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MTV today announced that Apple Music’s Beats 1 will be the exclusive home for the global announcement of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) nominations. The nominees will be revealed during the Beats 1 Chart show at 10:00 a.m. ET / 7:00 a.m. PT on Tuesday July 21 hosted by Brooke Reece accompanied by Travis Mills. Beats 1 is a worldwide radio station broadcasting on Apple Music to more than 100 countries.

Starting today, MTV and Beats 1 will launch a 24-hour countdown across each brand’s various digital and social platforms that will point fans to the live announcement the following day. Immediately following the announcement on Beats 1, voting for the 2015 MTV VMA categories will go live at 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PTat vma.mtv.com.

The announcement kicks off the campaign for the LIVE VMAs telecast that will air on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV from the Microsoft Theater, formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. The 2015 ‘MTV Video Music Awards’ will air across MTV’s global network of channels in more than 160 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2015 ‘MTV Video Music Awards.’ Van Toffler, Stephen Friedman, Amy Doyle and Garrett English are Executive Producers. Garrett English also serves as Executive In Charge of Production for MTV. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.

Official sponsors of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards include: CLEAN & CLEAR®, COVERGIRL®, Orbit® Gum, PEPSI®, State Farm®, Taco Bell®, Trojan™ Brand Condoms, and truth®.

To stay up to date on Beats 1 programming visit www.Beats1Radio.com or follow @Applemusic and @Beats1.

-@GabrielofSFPL

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Fly News: Taylor Swift’s Open Letter To Apple Proves Why She’s Fly Girl of The Day

 

Could we have upon us the biggest Cyber Bully of our time and generation? Ehh that’s a bit of a stretch! But this open letter written to Apple by Artist Taylor Swift couldn’t keep our minds away from the thoughts of a school kid standing up to the class bully. And in the most honorable way, we approve.

 

Since its debut in 1976, by far we can say, the direct impact that Apple has contributed towards technology and the way we function in society has well surpassed anyone’s original expectations. As a whole, We’re sure many can agree on the satisfaction level consumers gain off their products and services are at great measures. But with us and our moderate happiness as well with their exceeding and continuous successes, you’ve gotta know there would be someone, somewhere along the line getting the shorter end of the stick. And who might that just be? You guessed it! That song your listening to right now, your favorite artist!

For just a moment before things get too deep in, we’re going to scratch surfaces up from past to present. Just to give you the picture of what today’s music world really has turned into.

 

Remember this site? Every top selling/grossing recording artists worst nightmare! This Mass sharing tool allowed anyone to download any song they wanted for

 

So while thousands, if not millions of people enjoyed their favorite tunes at no charge, the music industry began to take on a huge hit leaving artist at lost ends and gradually dampening the market.


Bootleggers were winning in the early 2000’s. The downloadable files allowed many to recreate albums with additional never before heard tracks making it a joy to buyers of the (let’s face it) poor community.

Things began to get out of hand and before you know it, it was time to figure out a way to place a cap on this ongoing free market.

There first were the threats of police being able to confiscate your computer for random searches. That indeed was frightening for most but as it continued the overall goal would soon be to cancel out the program once and for all. As this was all in progress, we gradually moved forward from CD Players  to MP3 Players. As the new wave of technology excitingly broke the minds and pockets of low ended consumers, Apple was ready to make its way into the swarm, taking over the market by developing these keen exclusive devices which automatically made you cooler then most.


With devine strategic marketing, we slowly caught on to the concept. Everybody was going to need something apple! And in the midst of our inevitable distractions, Limewire was brought to its knees.

Well, now what?


Ding Dong The Witch is Dead!

Artist and all of the music industry rejoiced. Now knowing there’s a savior for their hard work and efforts, the industry is now willingly submissive to the new design of mass music distribution. Developing this partnership restored order back into the likings of the industry creating all things good. So everyone thought!

Fast forwarding back to where we are now. Take a look at Taylor’s open letter below:

 
Considering all that’s been discussed, after reading that doesn’t it sound a bit like oh idk…

 
Damn not even a free iPhone??? Now with the  free streaming market being accessible to consumers, potentially (risking knocking out or at least dampening the “download” as a factorible music source) Trillion, & Quadrillion look like achieving numbers for the company within the next decade or so while artist continue to work, move, sing, and….

 

Reflecting upon the reasons why Tidal may possibly be the choice of reason for supporting musicians. As a music lover, what is your standing argument? Wait, Back it up. You probably don’t know a single soul who doesn’t love some sort of music. Doesn’t matter genre, style, everyone has been effected moved or touched in someway from music. Realizing this, the best lane to ever try and capitalize off of would indefinitely be, Music.

 According to Spotify:

An artist’s royalty payments depend on the following variables, among others:

• In which country people are streaming an artist’s music

• Spotify’s # of paid users as a % of total users; higher % paid, higher “per stream” rate

• Relative premium pricing and currency value in different countries

• An artist’s royalty rate

Recently, these variables have led to an average “per stream” payout to rights holders of between $0.006 and $0.0084. This combines activity across our tiers of service. The effective average “per stream” payout generated by our Premium subscribers is considerably higher.

Meanwhile, reports from Digital Media News

As of May 4th, 2015

Digital Music News published a real royalty statement from a really reliable source showing TIDAL’s per-stream royalty payouts, which averaged $0.0144 (or, 1.44 cents) per stream for an independent label.

 
We may not be mathematicians but we know when things don’t add up. And as Apple currently stands firm with their plans of business, we can’t help but to wonder what will become of the three mega companies at large.

 

We’ll be watching!

Job well done Taylor!

-Stay Fly

Lisa Brittany