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  • One Direction & Stevie Wonder Join the Star Studded Cast of the 2014 BBC Children in Need Single!

    Posted 6 days ago by BEAT100 in Music News

    One Direction & Stevie Wonder Join the Star Studded Cast of the 2014 BBC Children in Need Single!
    The BBC has released a brand new celebrity filled version of Beach Boys' hit 'God Only Knows'. The track, officially released on October 7, has also been named as the 2014 BBC Children in Need single, with all of the proceeds from the song benefiting the charity. The track features some massive names from the music world including Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Sam Smith; it echoes the release of 'Perfect Day' which was made by the BBC in 1997, featuring stars such as Bono and David Bowie. The promotional film also represents the official launch of BBC Music,...
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  • BEAT100 Presents the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominations: Part 2

    Posted 7th Oct 2014 @ 9:51 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    BEAT100 Presents the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominations: Part 2
    Last week, we brought you BEAT100's first look at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominees 2014 (view Part 1 here). Carrying on our Mercury Prize lowdown, here is the final 6 shortlisted acts!   FKA Twigs -LP1 LP1 is the debut album fro 26 year old Taliah Debrett-Barnett from South London. Mixing a variety of genres, giving a name to her music is extremely hard; using a mash up of jazz, RnB and trip hop her unique brand of music defies definition. After the eagerly anticipated album was released she also announced her world tour just 9 days later! The dancer turne...
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  • BEAT100 Presents the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominations: Part 1

    Posted 4th Oct 2014 @ 9:18 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    BEAT100 Presents the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominations: Part 1
    The countdown to this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize has begun. The 12 shortlisted nominees were announced last month with the overall winner of the £20,000 prize to be announced on October 29. Created in 1992 as an alternative to the Brit Awards, the Mercury Prize is awarded annually for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The prize is open to all types of music genres and is judged by a panel of 12 critics made up of various music industry figures. The prize has been criticised in recent years for focusing too heavily on big name artists, somet...
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  • Newly Purchased Twitch Launches Live Music Streaming Service Today!

    Posted 1st Aug 2014 @ 1:46 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    Newly Purchased Twitch Launches Live Music Streaming Service Today!
    Live streaming service Twitch is broadening its broadcast horizons today. Primarily the domain of live video game streams of titles like League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone and Minecraft, the company is expanding its offerings with live music. Twitch will host a live streamed performance by DJ and producer Steve Aoki today at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET. Streamed from Ibiza, Spain, it will be Aoki's inaugural broadcast on Twitch. In a release, Twitch said the company greenlighted the live concert in response to feedback from its users. In a survey...
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  • Glastonbury 2014 has Kicked-Off!

    Posted 27th Jun 2014 @ 11:40 am by BEAT100 in Music News

    Glastonbury 2014 has Kicked-Off!
    As people pour into a field into Worthy Farm in Pilton ready to soak up this year’s Glastonbury festivities, we’ve compiled a comprehensive playlist with this year’s artists. While the Metallica-gate drew attention to the this year’s festival with the lineup announcement, there are plenty more incredible acts to get your teeth into whether you’re watching from home or are there in person – perhaps counterbalance the event’s first ever metal headliner with some Dolly Parton? As mentioned in our previous article Jamie XX also confirmed t...
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  • Daft Punk - Derezzed Avicii Remix of a Disney Song

    Posted 2nd May 2014 @ 1:40 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    Daft Punk - Derezzed Avicii Remix of a Disney Song
    Walt Disney Records announced Tuesday that an upcoming album will give a new spin to 14 of their films' most memorable songs. Dconstructed, currently set for an April 22 release, boasts music from or inspired by The Lion King, The Incredibles, The Muppets and Sleeping Beauty, as well as Mickey Mouse cartoons. Also getting a refresher are two of Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy tracks and the Sebastian Ingrosso/Axwell collaboration for Monsters University, as well as the theme parks' Main Street Electrical Parade music....
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  • Is X Factor a good A&R vehicle?

    Posted 2nd Apr 2014 @ 12:16 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    Is X Factor a good A&R vehicle?
    Simon Cowell’s X Factor has taken its fair share of flak over the years. It’s production-line format, Xmas No.1 dash and the short shelf life of many of its acts is often jabbed at by certain sections of both the music industry and avid consumer base alike.But 2013 figures made a strong case for the show’s A&R strength with Syco emerging as the leading albums and singles label for UK-sourced repertoire.Despite dipping ratings, former X Factor contestants helped Syco claim a 13% A&R market share of UK-derived repertoire, above Polydor and Virgin, which took...
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  • BEAT100 Milford Teen Nominated For New England Music Award

    Posted 6th Feb 2014 @ 3:40 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    BEAT100 Milford Teen Nominated For New England Music Award
    MILFORD – A young Milford musician has started her music career on the right note. Emily Marie Coffey, 14, aka EMMARIE, is the youngest nominee for Indie/Pop Act of the Year at the New England Music Awards this year. The awards, which span multiple categories, are presented to New England artists who have contributed to the music scene in the region. EMMARIE started her music career two years ago after falling in love with musical theater and classical musical training. Now, she creates her own music for her lyrics alongside remixed cover songs. She describes h...
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  • Music Week Presents BEAT100 Artist Paul Rudd

    Posted 6th Feb 2014 @ 3:22 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    Music Week Presents BEAT100 Artist Paul Rudd
    DJ, Label Owner, Producer and artist; with 10 singles and an album under his belt, 2014 is looking like another busy year for Paul Rudd who is recognised as one of the most creative producers and remixers on the UK House music scene. PAUL RUDD is back with his brand new single ‘Searching' featuring the stunning vocals of Chloe Mills. The single included remixes from Timothy Allan Vs Mark Loverush and Studio7. The single SEARCHING was released across all platforms on February 3rd 2014 on Globotracks Records. The video has now gone viral, No1 on the BEAT100 Worl...
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  • Iron Maiden and Metallica to to make history at Sonisphere

    Posted 3rd Dec 2013 @ 1:18 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    Iron Maiden and Metallica to to make history at Sonisphere
    Iron Maiden and Metallica, the two biggest metal bands on the planet, will make history this summer when they co-headline the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, the very first time both bands have appeared together on a British bill, and the ONLY CONCERTS EITHER BAND WILL PLAY IN THE UK IN 2014. Both Metallica and Iron Maiden headlined their first ever Knebworth concerts under the Sonisphere banner and now these giants of the world stage return together to fly the Sonisphere flag once more; bigger and bolder than ever before. For the first time ever fans will have the chance to...
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