Beats Music Debuts New Online Streaming Service In The U.S.



Yesterday, the team who brought you the $1.5 billion company Beats Electronics, dropped their new subscription streaming service Beats Music.

Led by Jimmy Iovine, a major industry recording engineer, producer and music executive, who’s track record ranges from John Lennon to Lady Gaga, Beats Music is looking to give platforms like Spotify, Pandora, and Apple’s iTunes Radio a run for their money.

The goal of Beats Music is to bring a human touch back to the digital music streaming market. According to The New York Times, Beats executives say the main difference is in the algorithms:

“these systems inevitably fail because they rely too heavily on computer algorithms and because the people behind them just misunderstand music.–Beats uses algorithms, too, as part of how it customizes the songs it sends users based on their profiles and listening habits. The difference, Beats executives say, is that their service makes greater use of its editors and guest programmers like Rolling Stone, Rap Radar and Pitchfork, and only recommends the good stuff.”

In terms of royalties, the Beats Music team differentiates themselves from Spotify by not offering a free service option. The application can be accessed by paid subscription only, and they plan to draw in users with heavy marketing tactics. They closed a deal with AT&T to offer user mobility, as well as have a planned Super Bowl XLVIII commercial and plugs on The Ellen DeGeneres Talk Show. These are of course alongside the “Hear What You Want” campaign commercials that have already been airing.

See how Beats Music measures up, get your subscription anywhere in the U.S. now and check out the most recent a spin-off promo of Richard Sherman silencing his critics after the jump!

Richard Sherman Video: MORE!

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The M Machine – Superflat [Out Now]



The M Machine trio bless us with this new beauty ‘Superflat.’ Right from the get go the vocal samples and chops with the building synths get you groovin. An interesting drop to say the least at the 1:30 mark. It’s easy to tell who the creative minds are in electronic music because the songs they produce and choose to release shy away from the norm or sound that makes up the Beatport top 10. This is a beautiful piece of work you can now pick up on Beatport.

Beatport: The M Machine – Superflat

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Diplo Ft. Faustix & Imanos and Kai – Revolution (Remixes) [Out Now]



Not long after releasing the official video for Revolution, Diplo and friends release the remix package through Mad Decent. 4 stellar remixes to one of the biggest tracks of 2013 (in my opinion). Panic City, Run DMT, and Paper Diamond‘s remixes are on the iTunes platform, but you can get SLUGGERS‘ remix for free. Add these to your iTunes libraries, playlists, DJ sets, what have you.

iTunes: Diplo Ft. Faustix & Imanos and Kai – Revolution (Remixes)
Download: Diplo Ft. Faustix & Imanos and Kai – Revolution (SLUGGERS Remix)

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S-Preme – Righteous (Official Music Video) [Free Download]


Make sure you are sitting down for this track because it needs a warning to not operate heavy equipment while listening. It’s S-Preme’s track “Righteous” and the visuals are pretty freaking great too which are directed by Rick Wayne. “Righteous” is produced by Mr.Music and everything is just perfect for this track whether it was the beat or the bars from S-Preme. Be on the lookout for S-Preme’s upcoming album “Goodbye Tomorrow” because this is just the first of some awesome tracks for that project.

Download: S-Preme – Righteous

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2014 X-Games Will Feature Performances From Kanye West, Mac Miller, Dillon Francis & More



Looks like the X-Games are getting in the music festival spirit too because this mini-line-up is pretty sweet. Other than having Kanye, Mac Miller, and Dillon Francis they have names on such as FITA favorites Cash Cash and Candyland as well as Pretty Lights, Slightly Stoopid, and Flaming Lips. Who wouldn’t want to see Ken Block rip it up on the race track and then go see all these dope concerts?! Awesome action sports plus dope music are sure to be a hell of a weekend in June. For more info check it out here.

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