First launched in 2012, Apple’s “Mastered For iTunes” initiative allowed engineers to preserve the highest quality possible when encoding tracks for digital distribution on Apple Music. Wednesday (August 7) Apple announced the quiet rebranding of Mastered For iTunes to Apple Digital Masters. Billboard reports that Apple is taking all its “Mastered For iTunes” collection and […]

So a few years ago people started to notice that there was no vintage Jigga on any streaming service besides Tidal. It was surprising at the time for some, because people couldn’t understand why a brand as large at Jay-Z’s would cut off income from services that undoubtedly benefited his pockets. But to people that […]

Drake has become the first artist to reach 10 billion streams on Apple Music. His Scorpion album is #1 in the country for the second week in a row. The single “In My Feelings” also sits at number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. On top of that, Drake’s Scorpion album is first to reach 1 […]

It looks like it is about to be the clash of Hip Hop Cash Kings. You know every year Fobes crown the cash kings of Hip Hop and 9/10, Diddy, Jay Z and 50 Cent are at the top. Well, those rich ninjas are about to square off. Diddy has announced that he realease his […]

Jay Z made a huge business move. The rapper-entrepreneur seems to be cutting ties with Spotify in a major way by removing his solo music from the streaming service. Only some of his collaborative works, such as songs done with R. Kelly, can be found on Spotify now. Spotify assured “some of his catalog has […] 808 is a new documentary chronicling the “heart of the beat that changed music.” The forthcoming film, which tells the story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine, features a slew of influential artists who were influenced by the 808. From Highsnobiety: “Directed by Alex Dunn, the documentary has been making waves around the independent film circuit […]

Frank Ocean has been setting up fans for disappointment for the last year or so now. And on Friday night, he really set fans up big when a cryptic advertisement for his album drop on his website turned out to be nothing, despite much legit-seeming buzz about a partnership with Apple Music. Headkrack explains why […]

Spotify and Apple Music users can open their respective apps right now and enjoy Kanye's latest musical foray.

Seven years after its release, Kanye West gave fans a little treat and performed his groundbreaking album 808s & Heartbreak – in its entirety. Thousands came to…

Lil Wayne put on for his city in the hugest way possible with a music megafest on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and he…

You can’t say Apple Music isn’t making the most of its partnership with Drake. He premiered his OVO Sound Radio show Saturday evening. The two-hour set…