It appears that most of Jay-Z’s solo album collection has been removed while some content featuring Jay-Z as a collaborator, and potentially not the sole owner of the content, remains available for streaming. This is not a new behavior for Mr. Carter as he has removed select albums from Apple Music in the past, including Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint series, but this is the first time he has pulled his entire catalog of albums from the service.
In a recent interview on the "Thunder Underground" podcast, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons gave his hardened opinion on streaming services and their impact on contemporary music culture.
German duo Meier & Erdmann has released an algorithm-based music video for their new electronic single, “Howler Monkey.” The video features an ever-changing landscape of nature and megalithic architecture that directly corresponds with the audio frequency at play. The visuals have been generated in sync with the music, based on properties analyzed from the spectrum of sound.
In Ludacris’ new music video for “Vitamin D,” a song with a clear message that people just need to be out in the sun more, the rapper shows up with Nintendo 64 quality abs undeniably made with CGI.