Get a free Gigulate account now Login Signup

Join Gigulate,
it's free!

Start tracking your favourite bands and get access to automagical music news!
or login

Every story, every source. Never miss a thing.

David Bowie’s Catalog Acquired by Warner Chappell Music

17 days ago
Chorus.fmJem Aswad, writing for Variety: After months of negotiations, David Bowie’s estate has sold the singer’s formidable publishing catalog to Warner Chappell Music for a price upwards of $250 million, sources confirm to Variety. The catalog spans s... more info

Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon Go to U.S. Appeals Court to Overturn Royalty Increase

1050 days ago
Chorus.fmJem Aswad and Chris Willman, writing at Variety: Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon have teamed up to appeal a controversial ruling by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board that, if it goes through, would increase payouts to songwriters by 44%, Variety h... more info

Why Didn’t Lorde Perform at the Grammys?

1452 days ago
Chorus.fmJem Aswad, writing for Variety: Sources close to the situation tell Variety that the Grammys approached Lorde about performing with other artists but not solo; one source says it was part of a tribute to the late Tom Petty involving his song “Ameri... more info

Don Letts 2016-05-22 Culture Clash Radio with Crucial Vinyl from Aswad

2068 days ago
Core News“The Don’s selections cross time, space and genre and include Crucial Vinyl from Aswad. Each week, as well as blending key new releases with classics from the UK, USA, Jamaica, Africa and beyond, Don highlights a piece of Crucial Vinyl – a cher... more info

The Mobos' real problem is not being too white: it's being too commercial

3365 days ago
Guardian MusicThere's never been a better time for successful black music. But the shortlist for last night's awards celebrated safety over new talent. It's time the Mobos changedThe UK music press was looking northward to Liverpool on Saturday night for the annua... more info

Readers recommend: songs about bravery – results

3431 days ago
Guardian MusicHas your suggestion made the playlist this week? Gather your nerves and find outThis week's playlist has been selected by Magicman.• My favourite song title this week was Jetplane Landing's There Is No Real Courage Unless There Is Fear. As commenta... more info

Radio 1's Hackney Weekend offers an urban alternative to the Olympics

3498 days ago
Guardian MusicHip-hop stars from home and abroad to play to 100,000 of east London's forgotten youth audience at Hackney MarshesThe open spaces of Hackney Marshes normally play host to 82 full-sized football pitches and innumerable Sunday league kickabouts. Club s... more info

Seen Kevin Macdonald's Marley biopic? Here's more reggae on celluloid

3560 days ago
Guardian MusicFrom Kingston to Lewisham, here are five other must-see reggae moviesThe Harder They Come (Dir. Perry Henzell, Jamaica, 1972)Jamaica's first feature, and the one against which others are measured. The plot – poor country boy seeks fortune in city ... more info

Lover's rock: the story of reggae's Motown

3773 days ago
Guardian MusicLover's rock influenced the Police and Sade, and gave women a voice in reggae – so why was it sidelined in its native Britain?In 1979, Janet Kay's piercing falsetto was one of the defining sounds of the summer. Silly Games, her bittersweet ode to a... more info

Reggae Britannia (BBC Rockumentary)

3784 days ago
Totally Fuzzy The acclaimed BBC4 Britannia series moves into the world of British reggae. Showing how it came from Jamaica in the 1960s to influence, over the next 20 years, both British music and society, the programme includes major artists and performances fro... more info

Recent news history

Recent postings in the past month

30 days ago
Build a customised Aswad widget



What's Gigulate?

  • All the latest Music news hastily sorted into a tasty snack.
  • The sharpest music minds plugged into the world's greatest music machine.
  • Find out more