New albums by Karen O & Danger Mouse, Khalid, The Flaming Lips and Daniel Norgren

While we are still eagerly waiting for the new Lana Del Rey album, there are already some promising new releases on the horizon. Like the collaboration between Karen O (from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Danger Mouse.

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Luka Bloom:
‘Guitars are to be played on, not stared at’

The Irish singer songwriter Luka Bloom is one of the first independent musicians in the music industry who started selling his music online. He released his latest album "Sometimes I Fly (Live in Bremen)" which is an old recording from 2001.

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SXSW Music Highlights

Whatever the weatherman tells you, this time of year the wind mostly comes from South by Southwest - or SXSW. This awesome multimedia festival consists of multiple sub-festivals geared towards stuff like gaming, film, and comedy. Luckily for us music aficionados, there's also a lot of music.

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Jam along with the soundtracks of rock stars who turned action heroes

Action heroes who dare to make the crossover from the big screen are doing pretty okay as we saw a few weeks ago. It turns out that the other way around works too. Some of the world’s biggest rock stars and rappers are looking for some hardcore action.

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Do you know which pop divas worked their magic on stage and on screen?

Congratulations! Today is International Women's Day, the day we celebrate femininity. As far as we're concerned, it's men-women's day every day, but of course we don't want to rain on this parade. That is why we have listed four strong women both in the pop industry and on the big screen.

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Pip Blom:
“I don’t know any chords by name, I just move my fingers in preset positions on the fret board”

Pip Blom recorded her first EP Short Stories about six years ago using a Loog guitar. She can't read notes or chords, but that certainly didn't stop her from recording great tracks with her garage bubblegum band.

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Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Ariana Grande in the Top 5 of February

February has flown by! We are happy to present a brand new monthly update with the most popular songs per continent. Ariana Grande is the most striking new entry. We find her hit '7 Rings' in the Top 5 of Europe and Oceania.

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Not motivation, but routine will let you succeed

It's been said that it takes ten thousand hours before you can fully master any skill. So learning to play an instrument, likewise, takes a whole lot of practice. Moreover, finding the motivation to put in the hours every day can be an arduous task. So how do you stay motivated?

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New music by Lana Del Rey, Sigrid, Dream Theater, Finn Andrews (The Veils) and more

We are extremely excited about the upcoming releases. There's some sweet and sour from Lana Del Rey, with her depri pop, but also some light Norwegian sunrays from Sigrid. While the guys from Dream Theater help us with the heavy lifting.

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Check out these songs that will make you rock like a real action hero

Action heroes: larger-than-life tough guys in leather jackets. One's jumping from one speedboat to another, blasting the waves at full speed, while the other's stopping a group of terrorists on his own, barefooted. Sounds like they could easily be rock stars.

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