Over the last thirty days on the blog’s Facebook page, I have been counting down my favorite thirty hip hop albums. As a style, hip hop used to leave me cold. I was always interested in the history and origins of rap, but the music did not really do it for me aside from few … Continue reading Top 30 Hip Hop Albums: The Countdown
After the success of June for new releases, July has continued this great middle of the year period in 2017 for album drops. Hip hop dominates this month, which is important given that up until now rap has had an inconsistent year, especially in comparison to the massive highs of 2016. What is also notable … Continue reading July Albums: 2017 – Sam Picks
Following on from the Spotify fake artists story, this week, another music streaming platform is under the spotlight with questions around its survival coming to the fore. It has been reported that music streaming platform SoundCloud is facing closure having laid off 40% of its staff and only having enough funding left for 50 more … Continue reading Is SoundCloud evaporating for good?
Music streaming platform Spotify are under the spotlight this week with accusations they have been filling their curated playlists with fake artists and songs. The allegations have been made by entertainment news site Vulture and industry site Music Business Worldwide. The allegations directed at the world’s most popular streaming platform are that Spotify encourage and … Continue reading Putting the spotlight on Spotify’s playlists
Sam gives his hot takes on some of the better music stories of 2017 so far, in what has been a jam-packed year for music news. A takeover of the New Zealand music charts Everyone loves music charts. They let us know what is popular, what people are listening to, while they act as … Continue reading What are the best music stories of 2017 so far?