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SZA Shares “The Weekend” Video Directed by Solange

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After months of teasing, SZA has finally shared the music video to “The Weekend,” the standout single taken off her debut album CTRL.

Most impressively, the TDE songstress recruited Solange Knowles to direct the visual, who employed her signature wide-angle shots and pastel color palettes for a stunning visual experience. Last month, news broke that SZA’s debut LP earned five Grammy nominations — a well-deserved distinction considering the project’s widespread reverence as one of the best albums of the year.

Enjoy the Solange-assisted visual to “The Weekend” by SZA below.

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Spotify hits 70 million paid subscriber milestone as it pursues public offering

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Busy week for Spotify news. Just yesterday it was reported that the music streaming company privately filed plans to go public, and now Spotify has announced that it has hit 70 million total subscribers. For comparison, Apple Music which launched years later but has Apple’s backing last disclosed 30 million customers.

Spotify announced its latest milestone with a low-key tweet that simply reads “Hello 70 million subscribers.” That number compares to Spotify’s 60 million subscriber count shared last summer and certainly serves as a selling point as the company prepares for its IPO.

Unlike Apple Music, Spotify also offers an advertising-supported free tier with limited features and streaming music access. Back in June, the company disclosed that its free tier saw over 100 million users, and a temporary 99¢ subscription for three months of service over the holidays likely helped convert a lot of those users to paid subscribers.

For its part, Apple offers a three-month trial period for new users and counts those potential customers separately but doesn’t regularly disclose the total.

Spotify’s latest customer milestone also serves to counter the bad news that it is facing a $1.6 billion lawsuit from the publisher of Tom Petty and Neil Young’s music. While the conclusion to that lawsuit is likely nowhere close to playing out, the timing certainly puts a damper on Spotify’s IPO plans as it shows risk with the standalone streaming music service.

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Coachella Announces 2018 Line Up – Beyoncé, Eminem and The Weeknd Headline

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It’s that time again! Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced their 2018 line up including previously rumoured headliners Beyoncé, Eminem and The Weeknd.

In its 19th year, the festival returns across two weekends April 13th – 15th and April 20th – 22nd, with tickets going on sale this Friday January 15th at 12pm PST at coachella.com.

Other notable artists performing include SZA, HAIM, Tyler, The Creator, St. Vincent, War On Drugs, David Byrne, alt-J, Migos, Cardi B, King Krule, MØ, Daniel Caesar, Miguel and SO MANY MORE!

Check out the full line up below and set your alarms for Friday. See you there!

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Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott and Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Headline Governors Ball 2018

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Hot on the heels of the Coachella Arts and Music Festival announcement last night, Governors Ball has unveiled their eighth annual line up including common headliner Eminem, as well as Jack White, Travis Scott, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Taking place from June 1st to June 3rd on Randalls Island in New York City, tickets are now on sale here, for a special announce day rate of $275 USD for a 3-day pass ($560 USD for VIP) which ends at 11:59pm EST tonight.

Other notable acts include N.E.R.D., Khalid, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Cut Copy, Dirty Projectors, 6LACK, 2 Chainz, Kelela, and many many more.

Check out the full line up below now and grab your passes before prices go up. 

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