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Adele Finished Recording Third Album

Adele has finished work on her third album. The "Skyfall" singer has been busy in the studio, and fans won't have to wait long for her much-anticipated new record with reports it has been completed and is ready for release. "The album is written, recorded and finished. Theoretically it could be released tomorrow if she wanted," a source said. It is said Adele and her label are considering bringing out the album with little fanfare …

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Pharrell Williams Streams ‘G I R L’ for Free

Pharrell Williams is streaming his new album G I R L online for free. The "Get Lucky" hitmaker says he is "happy to share" an early preview of his second studio album, ahead of its official release on March 3, and all the tracks have been made available to listen to on iTunes radio. Taking to Twitter, Pharrell wrote, "Thankful for the opportunity to share my new album with everyone [sic]." The ten-track follow-up to …

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Quote of the Day: Britney Spears on Digital Music

"We're too smart for our own good. We're at the point where the simplicity of buying a CD and the specialness has gone. I think it's a shame. The whole process of buying a record was so special." - Britney Spears reflects on the demise of records and CDs. (Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)...

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Beyoncé Recorded 80 Songs for Surprise Album

Beyonce recorded "about 80 songs" for her surprise album. The 32-year-old singer released her self-titled record earlier this month following a year of hard work, and she admits she had a hard job of whittling the tracks down to a selected amount. Speaking in her Part 3 Run 'N Gun video chat on YouTube, she said, "When I started picking the songs that I gravitated towards, because I recorded about 80 songs, it was the …

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Beyoncé: I Was Really Nervous About Releasing New Album

Beyonce was "really nervous" about the surprise release of her self-titled LP. The "Drunk in Love" singer, who is celebrating selling more than one million copies of her fifth studio record, admits it was a "huge risk" releasing it without any prior promotion. She answered fans' questions via her Instagram account at the weekend at a screening for the record's accompanying music videos. "I was terrified. I was so scared. I already envisioned like the …

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Beyonce’s Album Smashes iTunes Record

Beyonce's surprise fifth album has become the fastest-selling record in iTunes history. The self-titled record, which was released without any warning last week, shifting 828,773 copies in just three days. The majority of those sales came from America, where it has racked up 617,213 sales since Friday. Beyonce's own first-week sales record was also broken, after her 2006 second record B'day sold 541,000 copies in seven days. The "Love On Top" hitmaker stealth-released the record …

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Beyonce Releases New Album on iTunes

Beyonce has surprised fans by releasing her fifth studio album on iTunes today. The "Grown Woman" singer shocked her loyal fan base - who have been eagerly anticipating her new record for some time - by unveiling her self-titled "visual album" exclusively on iTunes in the early hours of Friday morning. The record, which is being labelled as Part 1, features 14 songs and 17 accompanying music videos. Collaborations on the album include Beyonce's husband …

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Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP App Will Be Free

Lady Gaga is launching a free app to coincide with her ARTPOP album's release. The 27-year-old singer revealed details about the new interactive app during a Twitter chat with fans, explaining it can be downloaded via iTunes and Google Play from November 11, the same day as her third studio album goes on sale. "The ARTPOP app is Free, available in App Stores on your device. You can purchase the music through the ARTPOP app …

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Twitter #Music service launches on web and iPhone

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Industry News, iTunes,

The rumored Twitter Music service has become a reality, launching this morning. Twitter #music seems to be a natural step for the service, which sees hundreds of millions of users regularly discussing music on the service, as well as a bunch of  popular musicians as well. Twitter #music aims to help you find music you'll like, based on your Twitter activity. You can access #music through a web browser, and there's also a new dedicated …

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Stream Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience for free on iTunes right now

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Upcoming Releases, Pop, iTunes,

iTunes is allowing everyone to stream the new Justin Timberlake album, The 20/20 Experience (his first in 7 years!) for free, right now. The album release date is March 19th, but you can play it right now in its entirety, a full week early. The only catch? The album is pretty much one full track, so you can't skip around or put a song on repeat. Head on over to iTunes to listen to the 20/20 Experience.... …

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