Source close to Skrillex suggests that new music might arrive sooner than expected

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 Skrillex‘s OWSLA label blows out the candles celebrating seven years this month, and if the collective’s seventh anniversary is expected to impart any luck, then new Skrillex music might be on the way — and sooner than fans expect. Venerated audio engineer Randy Urbanski, whose credits include Skrillex, Beyoncé, and Katy Perry, took to social media to pay tribute to OWSLA in a way that may have implied that Skrillex is eyeing his impending return to the release ring, perhaps as early as October, 2018. Urbanksi included an image of Skrillex performing at XS in 2015 and captioned the visual with a particularly cryptic caption.

“Time flies when you’re having fun. And this year was slow. Can’t wait till this guy is back changing the game next month.”

Fans will remember Diplo spilling the beans on a new record in the works from the OWSLA head honcho earlier this year. Beyond that, the “Parachute” producer’s recent bookings at New Year’s Eve events, Snowta and Decadence, and an annual trip to Burning Man, signal the producer’s return to the festival circuit, a comeback that would naturally coincide with the release of new music, perhaps even a fleshed out project. For now, it seems the waiting game may be nearing an end though.

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Lil Xan Accuses Ookay Of Stealing His Girlfriend

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In news that makes zero sense, here I am writing this. Because quite frankly, how else do I want to start off my week? I couldn’t think of one better thing to be doing with my time. Nope. The hottest couple of 2018, Lil Xan and Noah Cyrus, have seemingly split after Cyrus posted an Instagram with

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Post-humous Avicii release, ‘Heaven’ and possibly more in the works

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Soon after his passing earlier this year, a rough version of Avicii‘s joint track with Coldplay, “Heaven” managed to surface unfinished. Now, longtime Avicii collaborator, Carl Falk, who worked on the 2015 Stories album, has revealed in a social media post that he is finishing not only “Heaven,” but songs, plural: a strong indication there is likely a full-length, post-humous Avicii project underway.

The previously-shared “Heaven” demo featured Coldplay’s Chris Martin on lead vocals. Judging by Falk’s Instagram post, the final version will, as well. The rough cut, with its rippling, mounting melody and halcyon lyrics are wonderfully emblematic of Avicii’s signature sound. One can’t help but feel Avicii’s spirit alive and speaking through the track’s lyrics, “And I think I just died and went to heaven.”

Lido randomly deletes all posts leaving just an O and a U…but why?

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Lido randomly deletes all posts leaving just an O and a U…but why?Lido

It’s not everyday that an artist completely scraps all their posts on social media, but when they do it usually entails that something is on the way.

This is hopefully the case with Lido, as he has deleted everything on his Instagram, leaving only 2 posts that are pictures of an O and a U. To top it off he has also deleted his posts on Facebook and tweets off of Twitter and changed his pictures to an image that says “OU.”

Could this be the sneaky announcement of an album…or is it something else? We will just have to keep watching to find out.

 

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Featured image taken from Lido’s Facebook

Instagram formally introduces new Music Sticker feature

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Instagram users will find in-app story functionality to be more dynamic given the introduction of the photo sharing platform’s latest and previously rumored feature, Music Stickers.

Those seeking to make an Instagram story will now have the ability to select music from a vast library of song offerings, and to then add the chosen track to a photo or video story as a Music Sticker. An Instagram user’s degree of choice when applying the Music Stickers to an individual story post further expands in that Instagram account holders will be able to both fast forward and rewind the song selection to pinpoint the desired part of the tune. Instagrammers can also identify which song they’d like to use as a Music Sticker prior to video recording, thus allowing the track to play in the background of the clip.  Instagram will display the selected song’s title and accredited artist as the story plays, making for easy identification.

H/T: Hypebeast

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Instagram Will Soon Let You Add Music To Stories

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If you needed more proof of social media turning our lives into reality shows, Instagram announced that you will now be able to soundtrack your Instagram Stories. The app will be adding “music stickers,” which will allow users to choose songs to accompany their photos and videos. More »

Instagram looking to take a bite out of YouTube with new 1-hour uploads feature

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Instagram announced they will allow users to upload videos up to an hour long, a significant increase from previous one-minute limit. The Facebook-owned social media platform looks to compete with the media megalodon, YouTube, owned by Google.

These videos will be housed on IGTV, currently accessible in the top-right hand corner of the Instagram homescreen on mobile. IGTV is also available as a stand-along app on iOS and Android, featuring the most popular videos from internet celebrities.

CEO Kevin Systrom mentioned that it’s time for video to evolve and move forward. On the new platform, anyone can be a curator, not just celebrities. Currently, new and smaller accounts will not be able to upload hour-long videos. Users have the option to scroll through recommended videos, popular videos, curators they’re following, and continue watching previously started videos. Curators also have the option to add links in the descriptions of their videos to drive traffic elsewhere.

There are no ads on IGTV…yet. Instagram also isn’t paying it’s curators, unlike its parent company’s failed Facebook Watch video hub. With over 1 billion users on Instagram, IGTV certainly has leg to stand on. eMarketer predicted Instagram will earn $5.48 billion in U.S. ad revenue, without IGTV.

As younger generations are cutting the chord and looking towards various mediums to consume content, Instagram now has an opportunity to take over TV on mobile.

H/T: Tech Crunch

Photo Credit: @igtv.official/Instagram

New Instagram feature lets users buy concert tickets in app

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Oasis Festival 2017, Andrew J Rauner Photography

When an Instagram ad does its job of enticing you, a “link in bio” will take you to an external source where you can purchase the item or learn more. But what if you could purchase something like your favorite festival tickets without ever leaving the app?

Instagram is working with Eventbrite to integrate a new feature that will allow its users to purchase concert and festival tickets with the quick click of an in-app “get tickets” button. Organizers like those of Life is Beautiful are among the first to try out the feature.

“Life is Beautiful has a highly engaged and enthusiastic community on Instagram and it has long been one of the most powerful channels for us to reach fans,” says Life is Beautiful CEO Justin Weniger. “The Eventbrite integration with Instagram has proved to help deliver an even better ticket buying experience.”

Instagram is working to provide more tools for businesses to interact with their customers, like new messaging options and action buttons.

H/T: EDMTunes

Featured photo by Andrew J Rauner Photography

New Instagram feature lets users buy concert tickets in app

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Oasis Festival 2017, Andrew J Rauner Photography

When an Instagram ad does its job of enticing you, a “link in bio” will take you to an external source where you can purchase the item or learn more. But what if you could purchase something like your favorite festival tickets without ever leaving the app?

Instagram is working with Eventbrite to integrate a new feature that will allow its users to purchase concert and festival tickets with the quick click of an in-app “get tickets” button. Organizers like those of Life is Beautiful are among the first to try out the feature.

“Life is Beautiful has a highly engaged and enthusiastic community on Instagram and it has long been one of the most powerful channels for us to reach fans,” says Life is Beautiful CEO Justin Weniger. “The Eventbrite integration with Instagram has proved to help deliver an even better ticket buying experience.”

Instagram is working to provide more tools for businesses to interact with their customers, like new messaging options and action buttons.

H/T: EDMTunes

Featured photo by Andrew J Rauner Photography

Instagram and Spotify introduce new story feature to simplify music sharing

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The days of screenshotting that track that you’ve been digging in order to share it on your Instagram story are over.

Instagram and Spotify introduced a new music sharing feature that allows Spotify listeners to share the song that they’re currently streaming with their Instagram followers. Spotify users need only to select the ‘Share to Instagram Story’ option from the ‘share’ dropdown menu to do so. Sharing a song unlocks exclusive art stickers specific to each song, album, artist, and playlist. Instagram users can then add the stickers to their music post to further customize the story addition.

The new ‘Share to Instagram Story’ button streamlines the music sharing process, one that is key to many Instagram account holders’ interaction with the app. “The music world lives on in Instagram–three out of the top five most-followed accounts belong to music artists,” Instagram said in a statement. “Music fans come to Instagram to express themselves and discover new content from their favorite artists and we’re making that easier with the ability to share directly from Spotify.”

When followers view a given song story, they will be presented with the ability to listen to the tune on their own Spotify app, via a ‘play’ button visible in the upper lefthand corner. “It adds a whole new level to music discovery since friends will be able to get a glimpse of what you’ve been listening to–and you can do the same with them,” Spotify said of the feature.

Spotify intends to extend the function to Facebook Stories at a later point.

H/T: NME