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Are Google and YouTube poised to screw over indie recording artists?

http://twitter.com/#!/JulianLennon/status/479054905164832768

YouTube is launching a new music video subscription service and artists who don’t agree to their terms may be left out in the cold.

http://twitter.com/#!/viticci/status/479053312386686976

According to Billboard:

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http://twitter.com/#!/JaedenStormes/status/479011371321806848
http://twitter.com/#!/JaedenStormes/status/479036020508213249
http://twitter.com/#!/DarnaaMusic/status/479117143926001664

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/18/are-google-and-youtube-poised-to-screw-over-indie-recording-artists/


Funniest John Legend at the #Grammys moment? Clueless phone guy

http://twitter.com/#!/elielandau/status/427621834368888832

Oh dear.

John Legend performed during the Grammy Awards Sunday night and brought the house down.

http://twitter.com/#!/YahooMusic/status/427621955550711808

What also started? Snickering at the clueless phone guy in the audience.

http://twitter.com/#!/DennysDiner/status/427622193829130240
http://twitter.com/#!/phiguru/status/427622086308536320
http://twitter.com/#!/ObeySyed/status/427622313639833600
http://twitter.com/#!/TheTomMcNamara/status/427622290201665536
http://twitter.com/#!/bethmilligan/status/427622704422735872

Hey, maybe he had a good reason?

http://twitter.com/#!/HMInWonderland/status/427622135239282688

Excused!

Related:

‘Dying!’ Horrifying or hilarious? Neil Patrick Harris scores with twerking #Grammys idea, Photobomb

‘Best ever!’ This #Grammys coverage by Denny’s is hilarious (Plus Taylor Swift mocking) [pic]

‘It’s gross!’ What are viewers sick of seeing during the #Grammys?

‘Did Steven Tyler just fix his zipper?’ Aerosmith frontman battles wardrobe malfunction at #Grammys [pics]

#WhatsUpWithThat: Grammys cut away from final music performance for a Delta commercial

Top 10 things Beyonce’s #Grammys dress looks like

‘Lang Lang really should join this band’: Pianist’s performance with Metallica at #Grammys wins raves … mostly

Taylor Swift headbangs at #Grammys; Viewers reminded of movie scene [Vine]

#Grammys Madonna, Quaker Oats dude, Colonel Sanders, and Boss Hogg: Separated at birth [photos]

Kendrick and Imagine Dragons rock the Grammys, release ‘Radioactive’ remix

Kacey Musgraves wins everything with her Grammys light-up boots [photos]

You don’t want to miss Yoko Ono dancing to Daft Punk at the Grammys [Vine, video]

Entire music world wonders: Why is Julia Roberts at the Grammys?

‘Tweet of the night’: Arbys has a question for Pharrell regarding a piece of his #Grammys attire

Pharrell’s bizarre #Grammys hat goes viral, gets own Twitter account

‘Just no’: Jamie Foxx’s introduction of daughter at #Grammys earns collective groan

‘Brain cells…dying’: Pat Sajak asks for help while watching #Grammys coverage

Everybody wants the dress that Colbie Caillat is wearing at the #Grammys

Wiz and Amber: ‘Highly medicated’ at the #Grammys

‘OMFG’: Creepy clown wandering #Grammys red carpet sparks shudders [pics]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/27/funniest-john-legend-at-the-grammys-moment-blissfully-unaware-phone-guy/


‘Well trolled, Metallica’: Band pokes back at anti-hunting whiners [video, pics]

Dear anti hunting whiners complaining about James Hetfield

No one cares. Metallica didn't get cancelled from Glastonbury

Happy crywanking.

— Markus Von Bastarde (@CountBastardo) June 29, 2014

Last month, Twitchy told you about the halfwits who wanted Metallica frontman James Hetfield murdered for his support of hunting. Hetfield narrates “The Hunt,” the History Channel’s series on Kodiak brown bear hunting.

If they couldn’t see him hunted down and shot to death, critics hoped Metallica would at least get yanked from the Glastonbury music festival in England. Others complained that heavy metal doesn’t belong at Glastonbury.

But the whiners lost and Metallica couldn’t resist addressing the screechy uproar. “Glastallica” T-shirts proudly flaunting the criticism were reportedly sold at the festival.

http://twitter.com/#!/HBRed99/status/483050466822344705

And then the band addressed haters by debuting this short film featuring gun-wielding band members in bear costumes and British fox hunters.

http://twitter.com/#!/Metallica/status/482999598156242944

Some found the film confusing, with many baffled YouTube commenters asking, “WTF did I just watch?”

http://twitter.com/#!/fifi3chui/status/483156711910682625

Others were certain the film and t-shirts were master-level trolling and a middle-finger salute to the hate brigade.

http://twitter.com/#!/Matt_Rahn89/status/483460863484239872
http://twitter.com/#!/bloughlin16/status/483360762002677760
http://twitter.com/#!/natcummins/status/483211375251296256
http://twitter.com/#!/Jinjabread/status/483021105905405952

The film was directed by Julien Temple, the filmmaker who made “The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle” for the Sex Pistols.

http://twitter.com/#!/BennyMetal13/status/483517197063847936

For Whom The Band Trolls.

Editor’s note: Thanks to commenter “Maryland_Malcontent” for pointing out that our earlier post on James Hetfield was published last month. The first sentence has been amended accordingly.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/02/well-trolled-metallica-band-pokes-back-at-anti-hunting-whiners-video-pics/


‘It doesn’t get any cooler’: Nikki Haley hangs out with Joan Jett [pics]

http://twitter.com/#!/nikkihaley/status/468491266217766912

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley loves her some Joan Jett.

http://twitter.com/#!/nikkihaley/status/185149797127290880

During a trip to New York to attend the Republican Governors Association meeting, Haley got to cross an item off her bucket list. From her Facebook page:

I have always said there are 3 people I would love to sit down with: Margaret Thatcher, Gov. Carroll Campbell, and Joan Jett. While I will never have the opportunity with the first two, Michael and I sat down with my music idol Joan Jett today and her producer Kenny Laguna. Strength, talent, passion, and courage…it doesn’t get any cooler than her.

Haley once told an interviewer:

I have a great love for Joan Jett. When I am going through the toughest times, I’ll blast her music. She was one of the first female rockers when female rockers weren’t accepted. When no one would sign her, she created her own label. And when she accomplished everything … she walked away! I mean, how cool is that?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/20/it-doesnt-get-any-cooler-gov-nikki-haley-meets-her-music-idol-joan-jett-pics/