Music News
Google finally announced it’s entry into the world of subscription music.  Borrowing from both Spotify and Pandora, you’ll get access for $9.99 per month.  Nothing new here folks, but a natural extension of Google’s already extensive stranglehold on the internet.
https://play.google.com/about/music/tour/

DJ Mix
Kaytranada is a young artist from Montreal who has been lighting it up over the past 6 months.  He’s done remixes of Janet Jackson, TLC, and Danny Brown and is definitely on my watch list.  Check out this mix that he did for Scion, you won’t be disappointed…
https://soundcloud.com/scion-sessions/kaytranada-long-fortune-mix

Music Business
Do you like Infographics?  Do you like music?  Then this is the picture for you.  The folks over at The Music Bed have created this slick looking chart to give a snapshot of how we consume music.
http://www.hypebot.com/.a/6a00d83451b36c69e2017eeae5a159970d-popup

Free Mixtape
Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Los is a force to be reckoned with.  His recent signing with Bad Boy Records has shone the spotlight in his direction and his latest mixtape Becoming King shows us why.  Featuring guest spots from Wiz Khalifa, Diddy, and Ludacris, this is a must have for anyone listening to hip hop.
http://www.datpiff.com/pop-mixtape-download.php?id=mbd9a25b

Song Stream
British Duo Mount Kimbie recently announced that their forthcoming album Cold Spring Fault Less would include two songs from 18 year old British singer King Krule.  Well, they have given us the first taste of the album with the track “You Took Your Time”.  The laid back beats combined with King Krule’s smooth vocals make this track a must-listen.
https://soundcloud.com/mountkimbie/you-took-your-time

Red Bull Music Academy Lecture
The RBMA puts on some great shows and hosts some great lectures.  Case-in-point, the latest in their lecture series featuring Todd Edwards.  If you have an 90 minutes to kill listening to the him talk about his influences, the differences between house and garage, as well as several other topics, give this a spin.
http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/lectures/todd-edwards

Video Pick
Remember Cassie?  She had an album in 2006, did some collaborations with Lil Wayne, Diddy, and Akon, but didn’t do much else.  Well, last month she released a new mixtape, RockaByeBaby and it’s pretty spectacular.  Check out the first video from her latest release, “Paradise feat. Wiz Khalifa”.

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