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AUG 30, 2016

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Here’s How Pandora is Going To Compete Against Apple Music & Spotify

By Jordan Munns

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Pandora is planning to launch a brand new service that will allow users to stream songs on-demand. Reportedly launching worldwide in September, the new initiative is part of the company's freshly-inked deals with major record companies. Up until now, the internet radio platform has only allowed users to set up stations that automatically curate music for you based on specific artists or tracks. The new service will function much like Spotify, Apple Music or JAY Z's TIDAL, allowing the company to jump right into the fiercely competitive streaming giant battle. Pandora's new offerings will set users back $10 a month, doubling the $5 ad-free fee currently in place. (Read More)

A New Cash Money Records Documentary is Coming

By Patrick Montes

As we reported earlier this week, Birdman entered into some sort of major deal with Apple Music. Now, it looks like we can figure out at least what a part of that business relationship entails. Apple Music has announced a brand new documentary film based on the the halcyon days of Cash Money Records. Dubbed Before Anythang, the movie -- a joint venture with Cash Money Films -- was introduced via its lead trailer, which you can check out below. Before Anythang will arrive sometime this fall. (Read More)

The Weeknd & Daft Punk Are Working on Music Together

By Petar Kujundzic

Yes folks, this is big. As YourEDM points out, The Weeknd has reportedly been working on new music with Daft Punk. The news was first revealed during a “hitmakers roundtable” hosted by Billboard last month. An executive from the Weeknd’s label Republic Records confirmed the clash of creative forces. When asked what artist she’d like to work with, Executive VP and head of urban A&R Wendy Goldstein said, "Well actually, we have a session coming up in two days with the Weeknd and Daft Punk, and I’ve always been a massive Daft Punk fan. “This is the first time I’ve been involved with an artist who’s going to go and work with them.” (Read More)

Kanye West Now Has More Top 40 Hits Than Michael Jackson

By Patrick Montes

Kanye West now has more top 40 records than pop music's biggest star, Michael Jackson. Thanks to his feature on ScHoolboy Q's recent Blank Face LP single "THat Part," Kanye West has officially taken part in 40 different top 40 tracks. As Uproxx reports, this places him at No. 10 on the list of all-time highest top 40 appearances, right below Marvin Gaye. By comparison, Michael Jackson has 39 top 40 songs, Jay Z has 45, Drake has 53 and Elvis Presley has twice as many as Kanye at 80. You can check out that list below. Recently, Yeezy teased a new joint project with Drake and spoke on his next major single in a revealing interview for BBC Radio 1. (Read More)

Martin Shkreli Is About To Drop A Rap Album

By Danny Schwartz

It will include a Ghostface Killah diss track.

Martin Shkreli, poster boy for Big Pharma, textbook narcissist, and owner of Wu-Tang Clan’s $2 million album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, took to Twitter on Friday to share his plans to release a rap album.

Shkreli shared the tracklist for the project, which will apparently include beats from Scott Storch, Just Blaze, and Timbaland, as well a diss track directed at his nemesis Ghostface Killah (He once informed Ghostface, "Without me, you're nothing.") and a slew of diss tracks directed at other rappers.

He promises a "surgical, and at times, academic flow." He will rap under the nom de guerre "M$." (Read More)