On the music front, it was quiet for much of this week, and instead of looking ahead, it felt like everybody was looking back on all the great music that has dropped this year, especially as the year-end lists have begun to surface.
Signing to Def Jam at the end of last summer, the fresh-faced 22-year-old Toronto singer who goes by his first name of Jahkoy is relatively new to the spotlight. Though he talks like he belongs, and he couldn’t be more excited to be here.
In what appear to be two massive cyber attacks in one day, Internet users (AKA humans) across the United States and parts of Europe have lost access to some of the web's most important/entertaining websites for the good part of today.
SoundCloud may be in debt, but it has no shortage of investors. After raising $60 million in 2015, the streaming platform has secured an additional $100 million from investors, including $70 million from Twitter, reports Music Business WorldWide.
One of the highlights of Kanye West's recent Twitter dominance was his proclamation that The Life of Pablo would live exclusively on TIDAL forever. "My album will never never never be on Apple," he wrote in February.
Earlier this week, SoundCloud published a financial report that led many onlookers to posit that the company is headed toward imminent failure. The report showed that SoundCloud brought in far less than it spent ($17.35m to $44.19m) in 2014.
SoundCloud has struck a licensing deal with Universal Music Group that will allow UMG to monitor & monetize songs from their catalog on the online streaming platform. The UMG roster of artists includes Kanye West, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, & The Game.
As we've reported, TIDAL has struggled to keep a CEO in place since Jay Z took over the company. The streaming service has continued to give its 1 million subscribers plenty of exclusive content and show access, including the recent TIDAL 10/20 concert.
It seemed as though SoundCloud was in a bit of trouble after it was unable to strike up a deal with Sony, meaning songs from heavy-hitting artists such as Adele and Kelly Clakson were removed from the site.
Check out Still Here (Prod. By Atu), the latest track from Moe Green, which dropped on Sunday, August 25th, 2013. Moe Green's movement grows stronger with each new release, and Still Here (Prod. By Atu) has further strengthened that fact.