Can Drake Break Grime in America?

Not to say that Drake has moved to rarified level of fame, but the streaming numbers for "One Dance" alone look more like the GDP of a small country. With scale comes power – his co-signs are already partially responsible for breaking the Weeknd, Migos and PartyNextDoor, among others – and he's certainly utilizing it in 2017. His recent project, More Life, is not an album or a mixtape,

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Watch Warpaint Perform Seductive New Song ‘Whiteout’ on ‘Ellen’

Indie rock band Warpaint added a seductive darkness to the Ellen stage on Tuesday, performing recent single "Whiteout."

The quartet recreated the song's vivid art rock groove, highlighted by Stella Mozgawa's intricate drumming and Theresa Wayman's atmospheric guitar solo. Ellen DeGeneres offered

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Inside the Podcast That’s Giving Pop Songwriters Their Due

By most metrics, the songwriter Ross Golan is riding high right now: Tracks he co-wrote became Top 10 hits for Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and Flo Rida last year. But Golan is concerned about the future of his profession, which shapes the music that's heard by hundreds of million listeners every week.

"We've just demolished the middle class of songwriters," he says. "I had a song on

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