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The Roland TR-808 drum machine had come and gone from the wider popular consciousness. In fact, less than 12,000 units were sold during a brief three-year production run beginning in 1980. The problem was, it didn’t sound much like a drum. One critic memorably compared the Roland TR-808 to “marching anteaters.” But, crucially, the 808 was […]

Facebook today announced plans to invest $100 million to boost local news media outlets whose advertising revenues have been gutted by the COVID-19 crisis. In a blog post, Facebook’s vice president of global news partnerships, Campbell Brown, said local journalists are playing a vital role in providing information about COVID-19. But their employers’ ad-driven business […]

Spike Lee has shared the script for an unmade Jackie Robinson biopic that would have starred Denzel Washington as the trailblazing baseball player. The director dropped the 1996 screenplay for fans online amid self-isolation over the coronavirus pandemic, explaining he had a lot of time to think over previous projects while at home. Appearing in […]

OnePlus has confirmed the official launch date for its next-gen smartphones – and that date is 14 April. The company has confirmed that it will be announcing the OnePlus 8 series on that day, using the tagline “lead with speed”, referring, no doubt, to the 120Hz display that’s going to be introduced, as well the […]

by: Harry Levin Mar 30, 2020 As with all periods of universal struggle, new, innovative music is certain to come as a result of the current global pandemic. Tour and festival cancellations have translated to plenty of time for creation. Obscure projects that existed only in minds will soon exist in reality, and old projects […]

by: Jessica Mao Mar 30, 2020 Whethan‘s meteoric rise as one of electronic dance music’s youngest stars has all, but expedited the anticipation for his inevitable debut album, titled Fantasy. At only 20 years old, the Life of a Wallflower producer has been awarded the stamp of approval from legends like Skrillex, toured countless premiere […]

Art Garfunkel said he’s always wondered if his voice was “manly” enough, even though it’s brought him six decades of success. He added that he remains surprised that he’s managed to make a career of singing, after discovering he had a “good” voice and enjoyed the experience at an early age. “I worry that it’s […]

Grassroots venues in the UK are calling for £1million of donations and funding from the more successful corners of the music industry and huge artists in order to prevent closures and “a disaster that will last 10 years”. Music venues are currently in a very perilous position, following the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread […]

Drake has shared images of his son Adonis for the first time with a powerful message about togetherness, stating that he misses his “beautiful family”. The rapper, who is famously private about his family life and only spoke publicly about his child for the first time last year, shared a series of images on social […]

Former Labour Party deputy leader and shadow culture secretary Tom Watson has been appointed as the new chair of UK Music. Watson, who stood down as MP for West Bromwich at the 2019 General Election, takes over from Andy Heath as the chair of the umbrella trade body and lobbying group. In a statement, Watson […]