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Industry News: The Music Industry and Other Media Outlets Will Stage a ‘Blackout’ Tuesday

By now, most people in the music industry as well as fans have heard about the music industry’s plans to stage a digital protest, a “blackout” of music and entertainment media in solidarity with the #blacklivesmatter movement and protesters marching about recent events. On May 25, 2020, a video was released of a white police...

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Watch: Billie Eilish Releases a Powerful Video Statement About Women as Objects

Since she exploded onto the indie pop scene in 2017, talk about Billie Eilish‘s clothes, body, style and sexuality has been so prevalent and loud that it almost eclipsed her extraordinary talent. Images of her body in a tank top were leaked and discussed at length while she was simultaneously called “not feminine” because of...

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This Week Marks the Deaths of Ian Curtis, Chris Cornell; Artist Mental Health Now More Important than Ever

[metaslider id=14529] It seems like reminders come up every few days about the anniversaries of musicians’ deaths, with two genre-definers of the lot having passed just this week. 40 years on, the influence of Ian Curtis and his band Joy Division can still be felt on every part of modern music, with post punk and...

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The Emotional Legacy of Kraftwerk – Why Florian Schneider’s Passing Has Hit So Hard [Video retrospective]

[metaslider id=14443] Earlier this week, it was announced that founding member Florian Schneider of the legendary krautrock group Kraftwerk passed away after a long battle with cancer. Since his passing, fans and media alike have been taking time to examine the work of one of the progenitors of modern electronic music and their influence on...

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Rest In Peace Tony Allen – Gorillaz Release Their Next Song Machine Track Early in Honor of Drum Legend’s Passing

Given the length of time between releases in Gorillaz new Song Machine series, many fans were quite surprised that a new track called “How Far?” was released on YouTube yesterday. That is, of course, until the news dropped just a few hours later that legendary drummer and creator of afrobeat drum style Tony Allen had...

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Lockdown Get-Down Week 5: Festivals Continue Online To Keep the Summer Bright

[metaslider id=14386] Lockdown Get-Down Week 5: Festivals Continue Online To Keep the Summer Bright Well, it’s officially festival season but most of the world is, unfortunately, still in quarantine season. But for a few possibilities in Europe, projections in the US say huge gatherings may not get going again until fall 2021. While no actual...

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Lockdown Get-Down Week 4: Get Your Online Fun for the Last Week of April Here!

[metaslider id=14323] Lockdown Get-Down Week 4: Get Your Online Fun for the Last Week of April Here! For most of us in the western world, the quarantine has been in effect for at least six weeks, and unfortunately more and more festivals and events have had to postpone or cancel. Some bands and promoters are...

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Lockdown Get-Down Week 3: Your Selection of Music, Art and More as We Stay Behind Closed Doors

[metaslider id=14055] We’re back after a few technical difficulties for the third edition of Lockdown Get-Down! More fun fanfare comes to us this week with lots of musical livestreams as well as a few comedy picks. Be sure to check out our first two episodes of Lockdown Get-down below as well, as many of the...

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APB: New Gorillaz Song Machine Track Dropped Today With a Video for the Canon Fans [Spoiler Alert] [Video]

**Disclaimer: this article contains a spoiler about the end of the new Song Machine video from Gorillaz, so watch it before you read!** So far in the Song Machine series, the videos have been themed around studio work and blending the Gorillaz characters with the real band and recording process. In both the first and...

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Lockdown Get-Down For Week of March 28, 2020: More Music, Art and Lessons to Enrich Your Indoor Sitch

[metaslider id=13808]Last week, IMP introduced our Lockdown Get-Down series with lists each week of fun, online and at-home art and music-related things we can do during these more isolated times. Be sure to check last week’s list, as quite a few of those things are ongoing. This week, in addition to lots of livestreams by...

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Lockdown Get-Down: Check Out All the Art, Music and Other Stuff You Can Do This Weekend

[metaslider id=13809]For many of us who have been self-isolating and now may be on mandatory quarantine, it’s been the ultimate Netflix and chill marathon. But even watching all the seasons of Friends in a row and contributing to the baby boom that will inevitably happen this December can get boring. Despite being one of the hardest...

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Gorillaz New ‘Song Machine’ Series Merges Worlds and It’s Not Fair [Videos]

It was a hard blow for Gorillaz fans to sustain when, after their last album The Now Now, the creators of the wildly popular Gorillaz said there would likely not be any more releases from the cartoon band for ten years. We all hoped it was a bluff, and luckily it was. Enter: Song Machine. Gorillaz wouldn’t be...

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