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Page Too Report for 03/06/2017


Taylor Swift's New Album Release Plans Revealed By Ed Sheeran?

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift didn't abide by her typical album cycle in 2016, though many fans thought she would surprise everyone with a release by the year's end. As it turns out, she may have something big planned for 2017.

Close friend and collaborator Ed Sheeran told the BBC that Swift's next album would arrive by the end of the year. "Taylor [Swift] isn't going to be releasing until probably the end of this year -- Christmas is the smartest time to release because that's when everyone buys records," he said in reference to his own planned release (via Idolator).

Without Swift taking away attention, Sheeran joked that he would have almost the full year to promote his new music.Up until 2016, Swift followed a two-year album cycle with her last album 1989 arriving in 2014. Read more here.

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New Kids on the Block Collaborator Tommy Page Dead at 46

(Radio.com) Tommy Page, singer, songwriter and music industry executive, was found dead of an apparent suicide last Friday (Mar 3). He was 46. Page climbed from 16-year old nightclub coatroom attendee to hit songwriter to a respected record executive.

Ultimately releasing 7 full-length solo albums, Page enjoyed early success co-writing the hit "I'll Be Your Everything" with New Kids on the Block members Jordan Knight and Danny Wood.

Later as an industry executive at Warner Bros. Records, Page would help guide the careers of Michael Buble, Alanis Morissette, Josh Groban, David Foster and Green Day. From there he would move on to Publisher at Billboard then Head of Music Partnerships at Pandora. In 2016 Page self-released a CD of his greatest ballads titled My Favorites. Read more here.

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Shakira And Carlos Vives Accused Of Song Theft

(Radio.com) Shakira and Carlos Vives have been accused of plagiarizing another song for their mega-hit "La Bicicleta" which took the Latin pop world by storm, topping the charts and spawning an adorable viral campaign last year: It even won Latin GRAMMY Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

In a Spanish court, singer Livam (Livan Rafael Castellanos) filed a complaint against the artists, alleging they borrowed lyrics and melody from his 1997 song 'Yo Te Quiero Tanto."

Livam's chorus uses the phrase 'yo te quiero tanto," while 'La Bicicleta" employs the line 'que te sueño y que te quiero tanto." According to El Mundo, a music witness for Livam has testified that the rhythm and melody are the same. Livam reportedly sent the song to various publishing houses before hearing it on the radio, without his permission. Read more here.

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Luke Bryan Gets Nostalgic With 'Fast' Video

(Radio.com) Luke Bryan gazes back fondly over his past in the new music video "Fast." Sitting on a stool in an emptied theater, Bryan performs the song while the camera pans over a series of photographs showing his family members and friends. The song details just how fast time moves as you get older even when you want it to go so much faster when you're young.

"And all you keep tryin' to do is slow it down/ Soak it in/ Keep trying to make the good times last as long as you can/ But you can't/ Man, it just goes too fast," he sings about the lesson he learned on the chorus.

In the beginning of the video, the photos show a young Bryan hanging out with his high school friends and playing his first gigs before it segues into his life as a husband and father. The second verse reveals how his wife's parents said their love was never going to last because it moved too fast, but they proved them wrong. "But we did and here we are," he sings before transitioning back to the chorus.

Next up, Bryan will co-host the ACM Awards with Dierks Bentley for the second year in a row. Watch "Fast" here.

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James Blunt Releases Live Video For New Song 'Make Me Better'

James Blunt has premiered a new track, which is entitled "Make Me Better," via new live video clip that was recorded/filmed at the YouTube studio in London.

Blunt teamed up with his Atlantic Records labelmate Ed Sheeran for "Make Me Better", which was co-written and produced by Sheeran, according to the label.

The song is the latest track released from Blunt's forthcoming "The Afterlove (Extended Version)", which is set to hit stores on March 24th. Watch the new live video here.

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Remy Ma Releases New Nicki Minaj Diss Track

(Radio.com) Remy Ma's "Shether" has been described as "the most disrespectful diss track ever" and now she's back with another one to get under Nicki Minaj's skin, helpfully titled "Another One."

The newly revealed track is filled with material presumably left off "Shether" and calls Minaj a fraud, a clown, a bozo and references the long-simmering feud with Lil Kim.

"I came here in the 'Rari playin' Lil' Kim/ Don't know what made you think that you could f with Rem/ But I guess this is what I gotta do to make ya spit," Ma raps, taunting Nicki into a reaction. Throughout "Another One," Ma references photos and videos that could humiliate the "Anaconda" rapper. So far, Nicki seems intent on taking the high road. Read more here.

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Rascal Flatts Announce New Album 'Back To Us'

(Radio.com) Rascal Flatts have announced their tenth studio album Back To Us, which will be released on May 19th and the group played the album's first single "Yours If You Want It," on Ellen last week.


"There was a nostalgic feeling between the three of us while in the studio for this record, a feeling that was more reminiscent of our first albums," said Jay DeMarcus in a prepared statement. "The journey we've all been on together is unreal and I can honestly say I'm even more excited about what is ahead for us. 'Back To Us' is not only a title of a song on the album, but a feeling that has been building around this new music. It just fits in so many ways."

"With this being our tenth album, we knew we wanted to be careful and deliberate in how we approached it," added Gary LeVox. 'This time around, the three of us have been able to really focus and work together on what we want to say at this point in our careers. We've all been so energized by the process of making this album and we still have a lot more music to make and we still actually like each other'.for now."

"Even though we do love to joke around, one of the best parts of being in the band is how much we really do enjoy each other's company," said Joe Don Rooney. 'I think the comradery while recording 'Back To Us' has really lent itself to the spirit of the songs. We're so excited for everyone else to hear how much fun we had making this."

Check out the full performance from Ellen here.

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David Bowie Inspired Lorde's Forthcoming Album

(Radio.com) Lorde and David Bowie's mutual admiration found a grace note last year when she performed a tribute to his catalog at the Brit Awards. As her forthcoming album Mellowdrama came together, Lorde says she kept Bowie's taste and vision in mind.

"I feel like the whole time spent writing this record, I've had him in my thoughts, I've had him in my heart," she told BBC Radio 1. " It's hard not to make something and not think, 'What would David think of this? If I could play it to him, what would he say?'"

Lorde's long hiatus between albums set the stage for breakups, songwriting and a return to her roots in Oceania. This time, the singer-songwriter co-produced every track on the album.

"I needed to just go away, go home to New Zealand, and hang out by myself and figure out what I was going to do next. I knew I couldn't make the same thing again, and I had to figure out what it was that I wanted to say. And I'm so glad I took that time because this record is the coolest thing I've ever made." Read more here.

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Meghan Trainor Releases 'I'm a Lady' Video

(Radio.com) Meghan Trainor has released the music video for her new single "I'm a Lady." The track comes off the forthcoming Smurfs: The Lost Village soundtrack. The film will hit theaters in April.

Standing in an abandoned warehouse, Trainor performs the song with a backing band. She shows that ladies come in all different styles through a series of outfits including a tuxedo bodysuit with long gloves, football pads and a sultry smart girl look.

"I don't look like them (I ain't worried about it)/ I don't talk like them (I ain't worried about it)/ I know I'm a gem (I ain't worried about it)/ I ain't worried about it 'cause I'm a lady," she sings on the chorus.

Meanwhile, Smurfs crawl over her amps and other equipment while she and her friends have fun dressing up in the background. Watch the video here.

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Stranger Things Star Noah Schnapp Jams With Panic! At the Disco

(Radio.com) Last week, Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp (he plays the Will Byers character) joined Panic! At the Disco on stage at their Madison Square Garden concert in New York City.

Schnapp joined the band for the song "L.A. Devotee," from their "Death of a Bachelor" album; The actor also stars in the music video that the group released for the song.

When the video was released in September, he tweeted "Count me in @brendonurie for your concert in NY!" He offered, and, it seems, Panic! frontman Brendon Urie took him up on his offer. Watch the live jam here.

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Iggy Azalea Releases New Track 'Can't Lose'

(Radio.com) Iggy Azalea kept her twitter promise to release a new song last week by revealing the new track, "Can't Lose" feat. Lil Uzi Vert, on the Def Jam Direct Deposit Vol. 2 compilation.

The Australian rapper announced on Twitter that the track would debut Friday (March 3) and added that it will be included on her upcoming album Digital Distortion, the follow-up to her 2014 debut The New Classic.

"Can't Lose," which is supported by rapping and auto-tuned vocals by Lil Uzi Vert, rides a slow, lazy syncopated beat layered with swirling keyboards, skittering samples and a dreamy, effect-laden midsection. Read more and listen to the track here.

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The Flaming Lips Give Psychedelic Performance On The Late Show

(Radio.com) Bizarre spectacle is the Flaming Lips' calling card, and how lucky we are that they sometimes work their magic on broadcast television. On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week, the Lips performed "There Should be Unicorns," another psychedelic entry in their catalog with fantastic visuals to match.

During the set the band wore capes and inflatable rainbow wings, and frontman Wayne Coyne mounted a unicorn. Near the end, florescent light seemed to pulsate through the musicians and props onstage -- do not adjust your dial.

"There Should be Unicorns" is from the Lips' album Oczy Mlody, released fresh from interesting collaborations with Miley Cyrus. Watch their appearance on The Late Show with Steven Colbert here.

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Travis Scott and Migos Quavo Release 'Fate of the Furious' Video

(Radio.com) The Fate of the Furious hits theaters on April 14, but the release is gearing up with selected singles from the movie soundtrack. First up is Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott and Quavo (of Migos) who contributed 'Go Off" to the film.

The video employs the Fast and Furious aesthetic with hot cars, explosions, and death-defying stunts. Footage for the video is interspersed with clips from the actual movie, featuring Vin Diesel.

Over the next few weeks, we'll hear more from the Fate of the Furious soundtrack: Pitbull, J Balvin and Camila Cabello recorded 'Hey Ma" which drops March 10. 'Good Life" featuring G-Eazy and Kehlani debuts March 17. Other artists on the soundtrack include Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Bassnectar, Lil Yachty, Jeremih and more. Check out the full tracklist and the new video here.

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Demi Lovato To Be Honored At Open Minds Gala

(Radio.com) Demi Lovato, who has been candid about her battle with bipolar disorder, will be among those honored at The Jane and Terry Semel Institute's biannual Open Minds Gala on March 22 in Beverly Hills, California.

The event celebrates those who strive to raise awareness about and reduce the stigma of mental health disorders. This year's Open Minds Gala will be hosted by Friends star Lisa Kudrow at the Beverley Hilton.

Lovato will receive the Artistic Award of Courage for discussing her mental health issues in public and in the New York Times best-seller Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year. Read more here.

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