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Music News: Motown animated series headed to Netflix

Smokey Robinson will serve as executive music producer of a new animated series inspired by the classic catalog of Motown hits. The series, being developed for Netflix, will feature the music of Robinson, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, the Supremes, the Temptations, and Stevie Wonder. “The latest series follows the adventures of an 8-year-old boy named Ben, who lives […]

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Music News: Iggy Pop honors David Bowie with two-hour radio tribute

“Iggy Confidential” goes all-Bowie Iggy Pop dedicated an entire episode of his BBC Radio 6 show to David Bowie, his friend and colleague. Listen for two hours of music and Iggy’s memories of the late star (including what happened when Bowie first played Iggy “Just Dance”). (Pitchfork) Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga among featured performers at Tony […]

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Music News: Lollapalooza 2016 wraps up in Chicago

On Sunday night, LCD Soundsystem closed out Lollapalooza 2016 (the 25th anniversary of the music festival) in Chicago’s Grant Park. Other headliners of the four-day festival included Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and J. Cole. Here are some highlights: • Future with Chance the Rapper — “No Problem” • Jane’s Addiction with Tom Morello — “Mountain Song” • […]

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P.O.S debuts fire single ‘Wearing a Bear’

P.O.S has just debuted a new song, and it’s fire. “Wearing a Bear” pairs P.O.S’s punchy raps with an forceful-yet-buoyant beat produced by fellow Doomtree member Lazerbeak, mixed by Lizzo and Polica collaborator BJ Burton. “Hashtag #BlackLives,” P.O.S raps, “Some of y’all indifferent / some of y’all don’t give a sh*t / Some of y’all […]

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Friday Five: Finding Novyon + J. KELR, batteryboy, and more new Minnesota music videos

Finding Novyon + J.KELR, “Believe In MPLS” Finding Novyon and J.KELR cross skate ramps, rooftops, and city streets in their new video, which heralds an entire album (also called Believe In MPLS) from the duo. batteryboy, “soil underneath” batteryboy tease their August 5 gig at Icehouse with a black-and-white heart-tugger. SPICE, “Papa Hip Hop” SPICE has some of the tightest […]

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Music News: ‘MTV Classic’ channel to milk millennial nostalgia

The cable channel VH1 Classic will be rebranded MTV Classic, with new programming that focuses on MTV staples from the late ’90s and early 2000s. That will include music videos seen on shows like Total Request Live, as well as cult-favorite programs like Beavis and Butthead and Daria. (AP) Today’s Prince news Prince’s family have announced a date […]

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