For over a decade The FADER has published annual, definitive, year-end mega-list LISTMANIA, highlighting the best and worst of music, culture, and the internet.
This year’s LISTMANIA is the biggest yet, celebrating the highs and lows of 2017 with lists including reasons to support Cardi B 2020, problematic faves that need our prayers, deranged album rollouts, and more.
A coalition led by Vicky Cornell, the wife of the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, has created an endowed fund of more than $1 million to support student scholarships at UCLA School of Law.
The Chris Cornell Scholarship honors Cornell’s commitment to justice, human rights and advocacy for those in need. Members of the coalition include several friends and colleagues of Cornell as well as supporters of UCLA Law.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said the endowment is a fitting tribute to Cornell.
“This endowment honors an influential musical artist who cared about human rights and enables others the opportunity to make a positive impact in the world,” he said.
Throughout her celebrated career, Shoshana Bean has wowed audiences with her jaw-dropping performances both on stage and in studio. Her three solo albums have topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK: Superhero (2008), O’Farrell Street (2013) and Shadows To Light (2013), which debuted at #10 on on Billboard’s Blues Albums charts. She has amassed millions of views on YouTube, most recently her cover of Taylor Swift’s “I Did Something Bad” garnered a frenzy of media attention, as well as earned high praise from Swift herself. Bean made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Hairspray before taking over for Idina Menzel as Elphaba in Wicked and has performed all over the world with artists such as Ariana Grande, Brian McKnight, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ), David Foster and Michael Jackson.
Avicii Releases Majestic 3D Video for “You Be Love” Ft. Billy Raffoul
For the “You Be Love” video, Avicii wanted to create an entirely new way of telling a love story on film by creating something surprising, technically innovative and creatively emotive. The result is an emotional ride of a tragic yet beautiful love story. From his current EP ‘AVICI’, the track features low-timbered rock and roll artist, Billy Raffoul.
Made entirely in 3D, Avicii and directors TNT, created characters that never physically move, only their poses and expressions tell the viewer what is happening. The transitions from one scene to another happen off-camera, but seeing these moments in sequence create the full story. Lastly, the color Palette of the film is very minimal, with most of the imagery being completely white-on-white with accents of red and black.
Alcon Sleeping Giant (ASG) Records, under exclusive distribution through Epic Records, will release the Pete the Cat: A Groovy New Year soundtrack on Friday, December 22, 2017 at all digital retailers. Comprised of seven songs, the soundtrack will be available for purchase and streaming on Amazon Music and more, HERE.
Taylor Bennett and Bianca Shaw came by the Audiomack studio to link w/ TGUT and after a bottle of Hennesey and a handful of backwoods, “Only Difference” was born. For a more in-depth look at this song, check out this interview with billboard.
Broken Stems latest single “Home”
Broken Stems latest single “Home” was written on a weekend trip home past my childhood house where I grew up with great family and friends. It was the kind of trip where time just sort of stood still, the memories are more just fragments of what happened and you come away from it all more bonded together than ever.
What makes this video special is the stock video footage that was sent to us by all of our fans … none of the music video contains band members or our families but rather we decided exclusive fan footage would be a special tribute to them. Many of the families in the video hail from San Diego and are all close friends of the band. They come to the shows, they come to the pre-parties and share our music with their families. We couldn’t think of a better way to pay tribute to our fans and their families than with a video about being home during the holidays.
A$AP Twelvyy breaks down the “12 Days of X-Mas”
A$AP Twelvyy just shared his version of the “12 Days of X-Mas”, a festive slapper produced by Tyler Dopps. Listen close as Twelvyy breaks down what his holiday looks like while spazzing out on the beat over the course of 3 minutes straight.
ROBERT FINLEY DEBUTS “MERRY CHRISTMAS, I LOVE YOU” MUSIC VIDEO VIA UPROXX
This morning, soul-singer Robert debuts his music video for the song “Merry Christmas, I Love You” via Uproxx. The video for “Merry Christmas, I Love You,” which is part of Amazon’s Christmas Soul playlist, finds Finley playing a streetwise Santa Claus, spreading holiday cheer and fighting crime in equal measure. “The song itself is about everyone getting a little love for Christmas, and I enjoyed playing Santa,” says Finley. “There was the Santa spreading love, and then there’s the part where Santa Clause had to become a hero. It was to show that crime doesn’t pay, you won’t get away, and Santa Clause is here to save the day. Everybody’s supposed to have a beautiful Christmas.” Watch the music video for ‘Merry Christmas, I Love You” via Uproxx here.
VFILES PREMIERES NO1-NOAH’S “KICK ME DOWN”
NO1 NOAH says, please don’t kick him down or count him out, with his latest visual for his single, “Kick Me Down”. The artist grind is not an easy one to say the least and recording artist, NO1 is going through the motions when it comes to his life and his career.
“Kick Me Down” is a song that I made while I was going through a crucial moment of self doubt, but also, doubt from people around me. I wanted to motivate people who are going through something similar and inspire them, to be the best they can be. The video shows that when you want something you gotta go and get it, take action and get what you want, and accomplish what you wish.” – NO1 NOAH