Mad Decent Block Party has released a 2015 lineup that includes some of the most popular artists in rap and EDM. Watch T-Pain Offer Useful, Absurd Love and Sex Advice When the “block party” began, the now-annual festival was exactly that: a small, neighborhood event held outside the label’s old Philadelphia headquarters. Seven years later, it’s become a two-month traveling circus that crosses the U.S. and Canada, stopping at large venues like Brooklyn’s MCU Park, home of minor league baseball’s Coney Island Cyclones. The label revealed the festival itinerary earlier this month, and now the roster is available
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Gov’t Mule have premiered their version of Rolling Stones track Can’t You Hear Me Knocking with TeamRock.
John Legend, fresh off his Oscar win with Common for Selma original song “Glory,” will produce and curate music for an as-yet-untitled musical romantic drama starring R&B singer Miguel. ‘Glory’ Leads Oscar Music Sales Surge According to Variety , Miguel is in negotiations to star as a “former one-hit wonder who regains his love for music when he is hired to coach an aspiring singer for her audition on a singing competition show.” Nabil Elderkin, the video director who helmed clips for Legend (“All of Me”), Bruno Mars (“Grenade”) and GOOD Music (“Mercy”), will make his feature film directorial debut. The film will be Miguel’s acting debut, with production expected to begin in Philadelphia in September. In December, the singer posted a three-song EP titled nwa.hollywooddreams.coffee , his first release since 2012’s Kaleidoscope Dream
Ed Sheeran has bolted on an extension to his quickly-selling spring tour, and added labelmate Christina Perri to the run. More news: Christina Perri , Ed Sheeran