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X Ambassadors release emotional new single ‘Ahead Of Myself’

Today we received some new music from X Ambassadors!!! The band has promised their forthcoming sophomore album is to be released soon and this song, ‘Ahead of Myself’ is the first official single. It’s a slower and more emotional track, Sam Harris on states on Facebook that “it’s a very personal song, and reflects a bit of the journey we’ve all been through as a band over the last 2 years”. I love it. Your thoughts?

X Ambassadors debuted the song on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ last night.

The official statement from the band is below. New album coming soon!!!

Pete Wentz addresses Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco collaboration rumors

Sounds like we got a little excited over nothing. Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy appeared on SiriusXM’s Morning Mash Up yesterday and crushed rumors and our dreams when he said there was no Brendon Urie collaboration happening on M A N I A when he said “No, but the door is always open”.

Wentz said the rumors got started during a Twitter conversation with a friend where he “said something dumb”. I found this odd because this tease we received months ago featuring Brendon Urie on Instagram seems like a bigger purple llama in the room. How did he not even mention it?! Isn’t THIS what really fueled those rumors?

M A N I A will be out September 15th and Fall Out Boy will bring their M A N I A tour to Tampa on November 5th. CAN’T WAIT.

Hip Hop Overtakes Rock as the Most Popular Genre in America for the First Time

Forbes recently announced that R&B and Hip Hop accounts for 25.1% of music consumption in the US, overtaking Rock for the first time ever. Still impressive however, Rock sits at 23% of music consumption.         

For those of you who think EDM is taking over, well, not quite yet. While that genre has grown from essentially nothing, it still has a long way to go. And while R&B and Hip Hop claim the top spot of most listened to, Rock fans tend to support their favorite artists in a different way, accounting for 40% of album sales nationwide. Hip Hop fans meanwhile, tend to stream their favorite artists rather than purchasing an album. That makes sense because I think vinyl collecting favors the rock/ indie scene more.         

If you are a budding musician and for some odd reason are deciding between a career in Hip Hop versus Rock, I think this video will help you make that decision. The money clearly appears to favor those at the top of the Hip Hop charts.

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