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Cassette Sales Rose 35% in 2017

Cassette album sales in the United States rose by 35% last year, according to Nielsen Music (via the Hollywood Reporter). Total sales numbered 174,000 copies in 2017, as compared to 129,000 in 2016. The top three best-selling cassette tape albums in the U.S. were different soundtracks for the Guardians of the Galaxy series of movies. According to THR

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Here’s Why Everyone Will Be Wearing Black At The 2018 Golden Globes

On January 1, hundreds of actresses, directors, producers, writers, and other women working in film, television, and music launched Time’s Up, which seeks to not only eradicate sexual harassment and fight for equal pay and equal rights in Hollywood, but across every industry. The organization is calling for Golden Globes attendees to show support for the movement by wearing … ...

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David Letterman to Interview JAY-Z, Obama, More on New Netflix Show

On January 12, Netflix will premiere the first episode of David Letterman’s new interview show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman.” That episode’s guest will be President Barack Obama, making his very first television talk show appearance since leaving the White House. Other episodes—which will be rolled out once a month—will feature interviews with JAY-Z, George Clooney, ...

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Believe It Or Not, Bishop Briggs Says ‘Dream’ Was Inspired By A Haunted Piano

Bishop Briggs makes big music. That’s simple enough to glean from her smash 2016 single “River,” a musically minimal song that pushes into grandeur because of Briggs’ booming vocals. And it’s even easier to hear on “Dream,” which Briggs — MTV’s Push: Artist to Watch for January — said began almost improbably small: on a piano. “I saw this really ...

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