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Jay Z To Buy Spotify Competitor Aspiro

Like he said in ‘Diamonds From Sierra Leone’, he’s “not a businessman, he’s a business, man”. Jay-Z is set to expand his empire with an offer to buy Swedish music streaming company Aspiro for an estimated $US56 million.

If the bid is successful, Jay will add in Aspiro with the Roc Nation record label and sports management company, 40/40 Club chain, and Rocafella fragrances as his extracurricular business activities.

First Look At Daredevil: The TV Series

Superheroes are having a TV Renaissance, with Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil) joining the likes of The Flash, Green Arrow, and the Agents of SHIELD in getting his story brought to TV…and we’ve got your first look! Netflix have just released the first trailer for the ‘Daredevil‘ series and even in the short clip, it’s clear that it’s far superior to the forgettable (read: horrible) Ben Affleck-led films.

Starring British actor Charlie Cox, the 13 episode series will follow Matt, who was blinded as a boy but gifted with extraordinarily heightened senses, and his vigilante alter ego, Daredevil. Fighting injustice by day a tough-talking lawyer, before he takes on the city’s crime world by night as a masked vigilante.

Bad Manners Australian Tour 2015

UK Ska faithfuls, Bad Manners have been touring since 1976, and now, are set to bring their energetic live show to Australia in June. Playing five headline shows, the band along with eccentric frontman Buster Bloodvessel will take over venues across Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.

Kele Okereke Australian Tour March 2015

Bloc Party front-man and house music aficionado Kele Okereke is headed to our shores next month, bringing his all new solo show built around his latest release, Trick. Last touring as part of Perth’s Circo Festival II, this will be Kele’s largest headline tour of Australia yet.

Turning to dance for his solo career wasn’t as much of a leap as people may have thought, with Kele saying “Most people know me as the singer in Bloc Party, but anyone that knows our music knows that we have always been very honest about our love of dance music”.

Title Fight Australian Tour 2015

In noisier tour news, US punk rockers, Title Fight have just announced that they’ll be heading down under for a headline tour this June in support for their upcoming release, Hyperview.

The group will be playing 12 shows right around the country, beginning in Brisbane then making their way down the East Coast before finishing in Perth. And in news to make many of the fans happy, most shows have been organised to accommodate all-ages.

Kanye West Records With Rihanna For Follow Up…

Yeezy season is fast approaching again. First came Only One, a new track with Sir Paul McCartney dropping on New Years Eve, and now we’re getting a look at who’s joining Ye on the tracklist.

As well as the legendary Beatle, Ty Dolla $ign and Rihanna are set to feature on a track, rumoured to be the lead single of the as yet untitled record.

The 1975 Will Release A Single In 2015

In between wrapping up a major Australian tour this month, (and dodging Taylor Swift relationship rumours in the tabloids) Matt Healy and his group, The 1975, are ready to get back into the studio, promising fans will get new music from them this year.

In an interview with Music Feeds, frontman Matt said that the band have locked in studio time to record their sophomore record, with hopes that the first single will be released in late 2015, with the the forthcoming album following shortly after.

Meet Aus Music’s Next Big Thing – Courtney Barnett

Melbourne has born many of Australian music’s biggest names; Kylie Minogue, Vance Joy, and 360 to name a few, but a singer-songwriter from Northcote is taking the world by storm. Courtney Barnett is being heralded by music bibles NME and Rolling Stone as the next big thing, and all before her album is released.

Penning songs about Melbourne life, her upcoming album, Sometimes I Sit and Think… Sometimes I Just Sit is hotly anticipated, with slightly magnified stories from her everyday life making up the content of the record.

RJ Mitte Goes From Breaking Bad To Breaking Beats

Walt Jr. is swapping crystal meth for DJ decks, with the actor behind the Breaking Bad character, RJ Mitte, set to play an event in New York… aptly named Breaking Beats.

While a little left of field, his DJ spot on the Breaking Bad themed event line up isn’t unprecedented, with some of the other cast dabbling in music. Last year, his cast mate Aaron Paul (aka Jesse Pinkman) recorded a tongue in cheek house track based around his character’s signature catch phrase.

Star Wars VII Gets Official Title

The new Star Wars films have been marred with controversy since it’s announcement – and have been the subject of many rumours ever since – but finally, an official announcement has put the rumours to rest. In an uncharacteristic move, the title of the film was revealed in a tweet from the official movie Twitter account, and the news that principal filming has been wrapped. What’s the title? Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens.

Little is known about the plot of the film, but what is known is that the JJ Abrams-directed film features a new cast made up of Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o and Oscar Isaac, with cameos from original cast members Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Mark Hammill (Luke Skywalker).

Recap: American Idol S14E05 – Gold Mikes And Last Chances

After a week-long absence of the judge with the most glam hair, Keith’s finally back behind the panel’s desk after being covered by contestant-turned-guest judge, Adam Lambert, and he along with J-Lo and Harry are headed to Minneapolis hoping to find the next American Idol. Unfortunately, they don’t strike gold straight away (although there is a gold microphone involved).

Meet Kemil Casey. He carries a gold mic because it makes auditioning more realistic, he says…more than actually singing, I guess? He attempts a cover of Michael Jackson’s Human Nature and more than anything else, proved that some songs aren’t meant to be covered. It’s a no from the judges, but Jennifer reckons he’d make a brilliant manager.

Lana Del Rey Teases Ultraviolence Follow Up

Indie-pop darling, Lana Del Rey has let slip that she’s already recording new music for her next album, teasing details and announcing track names in a recent interview with the LA Times.

While discussing the music she has contributed to the new Tim Burton film, Big Eyes, she was asked whether writing for film is different than recording for herself and her answer gave the first glimpse into her upcoming third record.

Review: Gotham S01E05 – Drugs Are Bad

Viper. Venom. Evil. It can only mean one thing; Bane. Gotham has been running through the Batman mythology, meeting early incarnations of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes and in the fifth episode of the not-superhero, superhero show, we are treated to seeing the beginnings of Bruce Wayne’s most physically matched opponent.

Before we get into that, though, we’re still dealing with the events of the last few episodes. Specifically, the shady deals made between the Arkham Asylum and Wayne Enterprises, tensions between young Bruce and loveable Alfred, and the growing feud between mob bosses Maroni and Falcone. Gotham is getting tense, and within a few scenes, it’s going to get a lot worse, and, as evil transformations always begin, a bumbling scientist is to blame.

Welcome To New York: American Idol S14E04 Recap

Last week we saw the best that Kansas City had to offer, and now we’re headed to see if New York really is what dreams are made of. We open with a not-at-all set up shot of J-Lo strolling through her old block (where the diva was hilariously dissed out the front of her old apartment) before heading to the judging room, with Idol alum Adam Lambert filling in for Keith Urban (and the first sighting of the embarrassing #TurnUpForIdol hashtag).

First audition off the rank is Sal; a jazz singing, suit wearing, possible relation to Fat Tony. Between winning bets with Harry Connick Jr and hitting on Jennifer, he serenades the group with a Frank Sinatra classic, on which he wins a golden ticket.