Morning Music Notes – You Can Borrow My Cloning Machine
Google Signs Deal with Some Major Labels, Music Service to Follow
According to a “report”, Google has signed deals with both Sony and Universal and plans to launch a music streaming service to rival Spotify (via Yahoo). The annual Google conference kicks off today, where it’s expected full details of the service will come to light.
For those counting, that’s two new Google services with payments, including YouTube which now has channels with the options of subscription payments. Paying money for services – what the hell is the world coming to?!
Solange to Release New Album on New Label
Solange is following up her killer EP – featuring tracks like Losing You and Lovers in the Parking Lot – with a brand new album. Not only that, but her album will be released through her brand new label, Saint Records (via Gigwise). Projects on the label will be distributed through Sony, which means they will appear on the new Google music streaming service, if the above story is anything to go by. No word on the release date.
Conflicts Abound! Meet Your Lollapalooza Schedule
Lollapalooza hits Chicago August 2-4, and they have just announced the schedule for their solid line up. This is all subject to taste and level of snobbiness, but Friday sees conflicts between Frightened Rabbit and Hot Chip, Queens of the Stone Age and New Order, as well as Nine Inch Nails and The Killers (and some Lana Del Rey chick). Saturday presents trouble for fans of Local Natives and Matt & Kim, Foals and The National, and The Postal Service / Mumford & Sons / Azealia Banks (although likely a somewhat difference fan base). Sunday could be problematic for people who like both Two Door Cinema Club and Alt J, DIIV and Grizzly Bear, Half Moon Run / Beach House / Major Lazer (quite the contrast though), and headliners The Cure and Phoenix. For a small fee, I’ll provide you with my cloning machine. It worked out okay for Alec Baldwin and his 3 doppelgangers, although one moreso than the others.
Watch! London Grammar – Wasting My Young Years
You’ve heard the song, now watch the video. London Grammar have brought their talents to the video screen for the new track Wasting My Young Years. The video features a suspension of people and time itself, as shot through an Instagram filter. Check out the great song below.
London Grammar – Wasting My Young Years