Tonight Kanye West received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at MTV’s Video Music Award show and was presented the coveted Moonman by none other than former foe, now friend Taylor Swift. After a collection of clips from Kanye’s whole career, Swift came up on stage and talked about how important he’s been to her career. She finished her speech by jokingly quoting Kanye's controversial outburst, "I'mma let you finish, but Kanye West has had one of the greatest careers of all time,"
Kanye then spoke for a long duration about a variety of topics; from being a father, the media portraying him as a villain constantly, how disrespectful award shows are, and rolling up a lil' something before his speech. One of the highlighted quotes of the night he proclaimed “I will die for the art, and for what I believe in – and the art ain’t always gonna be polite!” He didn’t perform any music, but finished off the speech by announcing that he’s running for president in 2020… what?!
Read Kanye West Full Acceptance Speech After The Jump
Around 4 years ago when Thissongissick.com was in its early stages, I stumbled across an equally new platform called SoundCloud and fell in love instantly with its simple user interface. The beauty that we found helped us build a visually balanced experience and allowed us to not be forced to embed the bulky YouTube player.
As a site who's sole purpose is to report on music releases from artists across the world, I entrusted this platform as the future of music sharing and started reaching out to artists for permission to host the songs we were featuring on our SoundCloud account.
All while our account grew, we continued to share music and foster a community that loved quality music as much as we did. This community is something that I am personally honored to have been a part of. As of today, that community has reached over 500,000 followers and has become one of the largest accounts active on SoundCloud (By Daily and Overall plays).
We are set to break half of a billion plays within the next two months and see an average of 2 million plays every 24 hours. Those numbers are seriously incomprehensible in my mind and I must say thank you to all who've enjoyed listening to and following the content we have posted over the last 4 and half years.
Now on to the unfortunate news. Recently, SoundCloud representatives reached out to us shedding light on outstanding DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) claims that we have since been attempting to clear up. These claims had accumulated in number over the last few years but; as a result of a fault in their system, had not been communicated to us.
As some of you may know, the SoundCloud platform is changing (for better or for worse we will soon see) and we have been issued an ultimatum: resolve all outstanding takedown orders that had been presented to us or have your account suspended. Thanks in part to some amazing help from friends, artists and labels that we support, we have been incredibly successful in resolving a majority of these takedowns. By providing verification to SoundCloud of our relationships with artists, PR agents, managers, labels and various rights holders, we have done our best to keep a channel you love up and sharing amazing music.
Unfortunately, it has not been enough to overcome the politics at play in our situation.
It is important to note that we have been working with some amazing people at SoundCloud and appreciate the extra help and support they have provided. Sadly, this support and commitment to maintaining SoundCloud's largest music account stops there. Bound to some tricky copyright technicalities – and as a result of increased pressure from legal teams protecting SoundCloud's liability – we have received notification that the account will be temporarily suspended. We will continue to work on this issue in hopes that we can restore our account to what it once was.
So have no fear. Our Soundcloud will be coming back! We are going to make sure its return will be bigger than ever and that is a promise from me to you.
In the mean time; to help out, you could share this post and also Subscribe to our YouTube channel where we will be uploading our upcoming premieres and featured content until our account gets brought back.
Europe's most reveared music festival made waves after its debut year in American as Tomorrowworld took over Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia for three days of non-stop music with a massive cast of producers / DJs performing. The first wave of this years lineup featured some heavy hitters with the likes of Bassnectar, Skrillex, Avicii and many more causing excitement within the electronic music community. Today we see the second phase of artists announced and all I could say is DAMN. Dillon Francis, Jamie Jones, Zeds Dead, Datsik, GRiZ, are the Pegboard Nerds are just a few of the 50+ artists also joining the celebrations. If you haven't started already planning to make the move to Tomorrowworld, this might be the push needed to get the ball rolling! Tickets / Passes can be purchased now, so don't snooze on this summers closeout music festival event!
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The explosive bass oriented duo known as Knife Party have kept themselves busy in the studio over the last few months working on a new album and they recently revealed some exciting details on the upcoming release via Twitter. The full lenght debut artist album will be titled Abandon Ship and will feature 12 tracks with 9 of them already complete and scheduled for the album, 5 in the "maybe, maybe not" pile and another 5 in the early stages of creation. If any of these tracks are close the the madness contained on Knife Party's most recent Haunted House EP, we can surely expect a major contender in the highly anticipated electronic music albums whenever they decide to unleash the fury. We hope to at least here some of new album this coming weekend when we attend the 3rd annual Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago, IL and if so, expect details to be shared on the site! Until then… Enjoy
Album update: 9 of 12 tracks confirmed, 5 in the "maybe" pile, 5 in the "ideas" stage. 2 weeks til mastering.
— Knife Party (@knifepartyinc) June 7, 2014
The album will be titled "Abandon Ship". Coming to a whatever near you, whenever we finish it. Good day pic.twitter.com/svHIuEM6Dw
— Knife Party (@knifepartyinc) June 8, 2014
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My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is Thissongissick.com. We've grown a lot since, but the original goal has always stayed the same: making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you've never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now, through TSIS, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries - every single month. So, make yourself at home while enjoying countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears! - Nick