Spotify wipes hundreds of K-pop songs from library

By Maddie James, Staff Writer
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As of Tuesday, hundreds of songs by popular K-pop artists, such as IU, Monsta X and SISTAR, have disappeared from Spotify, reported Pitchfork. Despite the widespread popularity of K-pop, Spotify opted to remove the music due to a licensing issue with Korean music distributors.

Baby Queen Releases single “These Drugs”

Anti-pop artist Baby Queen released her new single, “These Drugs,” via Polydor Records. She also released a music video accompanying the track. Check out “These Drugs” below.

Blessed Release EP ‘iii’

Canadian art-rock band Blessed released their new EP, iii. The project’s four tracks are each mixed by different people to infuse the EP with an air of collaboration and community. Listen to iii below.

JPEGMAFIA Releases ‘EP 2!’

After weeks of teasing the project on his personal Twitter account, JPEGMAFIA has released EP2!. The aptly named project quickly follows JPEGMAFIA’s previous project, 2020’s EP!. EP2!’s seven tracks make up a combined 17-minute listening experience. Check out EP2! below.

Vans unveils “Channel 66”, focuses on local artists

Popular shoe company Vans unveiled their new livestreaming network, “Channel 66”, in a bid to uplift both everyday communities and artists. The broadcasts take place in New York City, Chicago, Mexico City and Los Angeles and “spotlight each city’s unique heritage in sub-culture by programming through the lens of the people who live it,” according to a press release.

David Byrne to Perform at Benefit Concert, Food for Love

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By Mia Jevack, Contributor
Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is to perform during a virtual benefit concert, “Food for Love”, to help end hunger in New Mexico. Other musicians performing include the likes of Kurt Vile, Jackson Browne, The Chicks and Nathaniel Rateliff. The concert will be streaming live on YouTube Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

Freddie Gibbs and ScHoolboy Q Release New Track “Gang Signs”

Freddie Gibbs and ScHoolboy Q have released their collaborative single, “Gang Signs”. Additionally, the duo dropped an accompanying animated music video directed by Aaron Hymes and Gabriel Alcala, in which a rabbit and a turtle represent Gibbs and ScHoolboy Q. Check out the video below.