The 2013 dispute with Rick Ross is finally over.
“Everyday I’m Shufflin'” are three words that anyone who was alive in 2011 will surely remember. The words, spoken by LMFAO right before the drop of their hit, “Party Rock Anthem,” were memorable and catchy, and undoubtedly stuck in the entire world’s head, along with the distinct and very shuffle-able melody of the chart-topping single.
However, five years prior to the release, a similar phrase was uttered by hip-hop boss Rick Ross. “Everyday I’m Hustlin'” was the repetitive and extremely memorable hook to his 2006 gangsta-rap anthem, simply titled, “Hustlin’.” In 2013, Ross filed a lawsuit against LMFAO, claiming that the lyric in “Party Rock Anthem” is derivative of “Hustlin’,” and that the song was stolen by LMFAO.
Six years later, the lawsuit has finally been settled. After initially throwing the suit out after ruling that the phrase was not covered by copyright, U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams removed Ross from the suit. Copyright claims could still come from Jermaine Jackson and Andrew Harr, the “Hustlin'” co-writers and producers after that point. Ross opted to have them re-open the suit in 2018, and so they did.
Before the next trial could come to fruition, however, LMFAO and the co-producers of “Hustlin'” finally reached a settlement. Details of the settlement are still unknown.
***READ MORE HERE: LMFAO Reach Settlement in Lawsuit over “Party Rock Anthem” Lyrics
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By Real EDM — 5 months ago
It’s been two years since the hot mess that was Fyre Festival and we are still in awe over just how badly it went. From wire fraud to money laundering, not having enough tents, and offering the weirdest, worst food for attendees, Fyre Festival had everything… except an actual festival. Back in 2017 when it all went down, Seth Rogen & The Lonely Island joked around on Twitter that they should make a movie about it.
— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) April 28, 2017
But now it looks like we definitely get that movie. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Lonely Island member Jorma Taccone confirmed the news:
“I don’t want to divulge all the details but we’re figuring it out right now. You’ve seen the docs, right? It’s crazy. This is something that Akiva and Seth cooked up, and we’re figuring it all out right now.”
Taccone, like countless others, is a fan of the Netflix Documentary. The internet’s favorite Andy King even called him a “Champion” for his heroic spirit for the festival. Taccone expects their take to follow the roots of their first movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
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By Real EDM — 7 months ago
Paul van Dyk – Music Rescues Me
For over 20 years now, iconic German producer Paul van Dyk has transcended the Trance genre. Pushing the envelope with cutting-edge sound and uplifting melodies, van Dyk is adored by fans globally. This week sees the release of what may prove his most inspiring work to date. His ninth studio album Music Rescues Me finally hits digital shelves through his label Vandit Records.
As the follow-up album to his smash From Then On, the 15-track LP takes on a new direction for van Dyk. Following his accident in February 2016 which threatened his life, Music Rescues Me symbolizes the power music has to heal us all. For this, van Dyk opened all creative doors, leaving no sound or emotion unturned.
The worldwide support for the release of Music Rescues Me has been overwhelming. To illustrate the success, look no further than the album’s iTunes “Dance Chart” stats:
Music Rescues Me is an uplifting journey from start to finish. Within the album, van Dyk asserts that “rescue” does not so much mean to “save,” but rather to “free” or “unlock.” In his words, he will consider the album a success if listeners “will find that one of its tracks elevates, alleviates, opens them up, or takes them out of themselves.” A lofty wish, but when listening to it, we have no doubt as to the power this album possesses.
Old Faces, New Places
While some familiar collaborators such as Alex M.O.R.P.H., Delta One, Jordan Suckley, and Sue McLaren appear, the album also features a slew of new names. ‘Future Memories,’ a team-up with Saad Ayub, is a beautiful futuristic track. The ominous and pulsing breakdown collides with both artists’ sound delightfully, leading to a euphoric release. The lead track ‘Amanecer‘ (translates to “dawn” in English) with Lostly kicks the album off with an uptempo pace. The airy, inspired track offers a fresh take on a classic sound.
While each track offers something unique, a few tracks stand out upon first listen. ‘Voyager‘ is flat-out spectacular. The range of emotions created by one track is astonishing. It leaves you feeling inspired and hopeful. ‘Lost Angels‘ provides a wonderful tone of urgency. Vintage synth work combined with a purposeful pace demonstrate how far van Dyk has come in 20 years.
However, the title track ‘Music Rescues Me‘ undoubtedly will be the anthem people are waiting to hear in live shows. As evidenced at his Dreamstate performance, this track has the staying power similar to ‘For An Angel,’ also sung by Plumb. The combination of mesmerizing vocals with the soft, methodical breakdown will have every listener’s hands in the air. As the song releases, you are transported to another stratosphere, just happy to be living in this moment.
Music Rescues Me possesses the sound and depth this generation needs. Positive, uplifting, inspiring and honest from beginning to end, Paul van Dyk has outdone himself. Here’s what he had to say about the album:
“Though it might have been its seed, this new album is not about music bringing one person back from the brink. Its theme reaches beyond that. This is about music’s ability to open us up, to stimulate mental imagery, to unlock or bring back memories. It’s about its often hard-to-fathom capacity to support us, to get us through our tougher or more challenging times, as well as soundtracking the good ones, and making them even better. This, to me, goes beyond the mere ‘inspirational’. This is something else. That music can ‘unlock’ us, allow us to access emotions and places our mind might not otherwise go to is nothing less than extraordinary. It’s both force and a gift. I feel that’s a big part of what keeps it so magical for me – indeed for all of us. So this album is a celebration of this most mysterious, impalpable and wonderful aspects of music’s nature.”
Stream the full album Music Rescues Me from your favorite portal HERE, or below on Spotify.
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By Real EDM — 1 year ago
Leading up to the release of Canadian rapper Drake‘s latest release “Scorpion” it seemed like ads and promotion were all over the internet to get you hyped for the album. Spotify of course wanted everyone to know as well and when the album finally dropped it decided to take advantage and plaster Drake ads everywhere it could on it’s app and it seems now that users didn’t take too kind to that.
Reports have come in that Spotify users are now looking for refunds for the excessive Scorpion and Drake promotion that occured throughout their app.
Twitter users noticed this going on as well and took to their pages to give their thoughts on the issue.
Spotify: YOU WILL LISTEN TO DRAKE AND YOU WILL LIKE IT.
Me: But I want to….
Spotify: DRAKE. pic.twitter.com/xdxcej6bB5
— Dani Deahl (@danideahl) June 29, 2018
Me: I’m looking for some good music..
Spotify: How about Drake?
Me: Eh.. Kinda in the mood for something else..
Spotify: Ok, so Drake?
Me: No, listen I just..
Spotify: DRRRAAAKKKEEEEE pic.twitter.com/N4T7eqCwFA
— tanner (@tanncap) June 29, 2018
How do I block Drake from Spotify? pic.twitter.com/ALmfBmbhKr
— Lui (@LetLouieLive) July 1, 2018
Even Spotify themselves let everyone know there was a Drake for every mood.
— Spotify (@Spotify) June 29, 2018
As seen in the various tweets above, Drake was just about everywhere, on the cover of various playlists on the same day. On a good note though the excessive promo has paid off as Spotify has reported that the album has streamed over 10 million times every hour last weekend.
Unfortunately, now they especially still have to address the unhappy users that actually paid for their subscription and expected an ad free experience as promised.
Premium user here: My home screen is full of Drake who I don’t give a damn about I’m not paying for that promotion s**t & I just realized that its extremely hard to communicate with Spotify support apparently spotify doesn’t care to have satisfied customers @SpotifyCares #Spotify
— George Fox▲ (@Black_Foxter) July 1, 2018
The company has not made an announcement on the situation but users who have taken matters into their own hands and filed a complaint have reported that they were granted a refund for the inconvenience.
Spotify will refund you, if you see a lot of Drake on the app pic.twitter.com/6sHqNzjpzg
— dudey (@notkaranarora) July 2, 2018
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