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Lorde Signs $2.5 Million Deal

Lorde has signed a $2.5 million publishing deal. The 17-year-old singer, whose track "Royals" hit number one in both the UK and America, has landed a contract with Songs Music Publishing. "She's going to be a really big songwriter outside of Lorde. She's going to have a lot of big songs out there as Ella [Yellich O'Connor], she's a once-in-a-generation type artist," President Ron Perry told Billboard. The record company is also said to be keen for …

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Eminem Wins Artist of the Year at YouTube Awards

Eminem was crowned Artist of the Year at the YouTube awards. The 41-year-old rapper walked away with the gong at the ceremony held in New York City Sunday night, while Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" won the YouTube Phenomenon award. The Video of the Year award went to the South Korean girl band Girls' Generation for their song, "I Got A Boy," while DeStorm Power received the Innovation of the Year prize. Macklemore and Ryan …

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MIA: I’m Madonna and Johnny Rotten

M.I.A. believes she is a cross between Madonna and Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten. The "Paper Planes" hitmaker - real name Mathangi Arulpragasam - says as an artist she is like the "Material Girl" singer as she can create all different types of music, but she has a rebellious side like punk rocker Rotten, real name John Lydon. "People come up to me and say, 'Oh my God it's a thin line, you could either …

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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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Atoms For Peace to Share Sold Out Gig Online

Radiohead's Thom Yorke is making his next show available on new music sharing service soundhalo - just days after blasting Spotify and removing his whole back catalogue. Later this month Yorke's band Atoms For Peace - consisting of Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Jay Waronker and Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco - will play three sold out nights at the Camden Roundhouse and fans who can't make it will be …

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Liam Gallagher Blasts Daft Punk

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Liam Gallagher has blasted Daft Punk's new single. The Beady Eye frontman insists he could've written "Get Lucky" in "a f***ing hour" and can't understand the "fuss" surrounding the French duo's track, which has already sold half a million copies in the UK. "I'd write that in a f***ing hour. I don't know what the fuss is about, you know what I mean? It's like f**k off, give me a f**king break," he ranted. Daft …

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Paris Hilton Signs to Cash Money Records

Paris Hilton has signed to Cash Money record label. The 32-year-old heiress - who released her debut album Paris in 2006 - will release a house music album later this year and has already recorded a single with Lil Wayne. "Welcome@ParisHilton to tha Family. RichgangRichgirl. YMCMB (sic)," Cash Money's Birdman tweeted. Paris replied, "@BIRDMAN5STAR Thanks BO$$! Happy to be a part of the family. (sic)." She also posted a link to a YouTube video, writing, …

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Daft Punk Planning Second Album with Rodgers?

Daft Punk is planning a second album with Nile Rodgers. The French duo - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter - teamed up with the disco legend for three songs on their new album, Random Access Memories, and he is keen for them to collaborate again on his hoard of unreleased material. "I recently found a treasure trove of old stuff I wrote years ago that's been hidden in a studio vault. It's unreleased material …

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Daft Punk Think Auto-Tune Ruins Music

Daft Punk thinks Auto-Tune is ruining pop music. Though the duo - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter - like experimenting with the vocal-tweaking software in a "fun" way, they think it is over-relied on to make a singer's voice sound perfect. "Pop music is into the uncanny valley. For example, take Auto-Tune. Auto-Tune as an effect is very fun. We put it in the same category as the wah-wah pedal. It's pleasing to the …

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Daft Punk Have No Plans to Tour

Daft Punk have no plans to tour Random Access Memories. The French electronic duo - Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo - are set to release their fourth studio album next week and although their 2013 comeback has already received rave reviews, they don't believe they can bring the record to life on stage. When asked about the possibility of a tour by BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, they said, "We're not interested in touring …

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