Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com

Nate Smith achieves first No 1 single

Nate Smith

The Gold-certified “Whiskey On You” tops the country charts Arista Nashville/Sony Music Nashville rising star Nate Smith’s breakout, debut Gold-certified single “Whiskey On You” has hit No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck Charts this week.…

Milwaukee Metal Fest announces 2023 lineup

Milwaukee Metal Fest 2023

Lamb of God, Anthrax and others set to appear Before OZZfest. Before Mayhem Festival. Before all of them — there was Milwaukee Metal Fest. The iconic, midwestern, multi-day event was the stuff of legends and is returning to prominence in…

The Mars Volta announces spring 2022 tour dates

The Mars Volta

Headlining trek features support from Teri Gender Bender The Mars Volta has announced a run of headline show dates that will take place this May and include performances at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, Welcome To Rockville Festival in Daytona,…

Shenandoah releases inspirational ‘Revival’

Shenandoah

Single & video available now Grammy winning country supergroup Shenandoah hasn’t released any new music in over two years. That changes with the release of their new single, “Revival,” available now via 8 Track Entertainment/Fame Records. “To say that we…

Luke Bryan announces Country On Tour

Luke Bryan

Thirty-six date headlining tour kicks off this summer Luke Bryan has announced his 2023 touring plans with the launch of the 36-city Country On Tour kicking off June 15th in Syracuse, New York. Produced by Live Nation, special guests throughout…

Metallica, Nugs team for rare archival shows

Metallica, Nugs team for rare archival shows

Ten vault concerts are available for streaming Metallica has teamed with nugs.net for the release of 10 archival concerts from their 1991-1993 world tour in support of The Black Album. Presented as part of The Metallica Black Box, fans can…

The Smile announces 2023 North American tour dates

The Smile

New European live recording also announced Having just completed a triumphant tour, The Smile has confirmed a new run of North American dates for summer 2023. Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinner will kick off the 14-date excursion on…

Madonna adds new London, New York, LA shows

Madonna - The Celebration Tour

Pop star has sold out 36 dates of Celebration Tour Due to overwhelming demand, Madonna has added additional shows in London, New York City and Los Angeles to her colossal The Celebration Tour. A sixth and final show at London’s O2…

Rita Ora releases ‘You Only Love Me’

Rita Ora

Track is first from forthcoming album 2023 marks a new era for Rita Ora, one of the most successful British female artists of the 21st century, as she releases her new single, “You Only Love Me,” via BMG. Co-written by…

Zach Bryan teams with Maggie Rogers for ‘Dawns’

Zach Bryan

Single & video available enow Singer-songwriter Zach Bryan shares “Dawns,” his stirring collaboration with songwriter, producer, and performer Maggie Rogers. Bryan sets a haunted lyrical tone underscored by Rogers’ intense performance, creating a masterful duet. “Dawns” follows the announcement of…

Rae Sremmurd drops ‘Sucka or Sum’

Rae Sremmurd

Duo will perform at the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl Clearly intent on making waves in 2023, iconic rap duo Rae Sremmurd releases “Sucka or Sum” via Eardrummer Records/Interscope Records. As usual, the Mississippi brothers employ their dizzying lyricism over innovative…

Top 5 global Latin artists

Karol G, Daddy Yankee & J Balvin

Latin America has always been a region with incredible music artists that have mesmerized listeners and got us dancing, whether in the streets or in our kitchens! Latin music’s increasing popularity in North America, Europe, and Asia has only increased…

Jake Owen release ‘My Boots Miss Yours’

Jake Owen

First taste of new music in 2023 Kicking 2023 off on the right foot, Big Loud Records multi-Platinum entertainer Jake Owen is putting his signature breeze on upbeat two-stepper “My Boots Miss Yours,” out everywhere now. With an addictive pace…

Chase Rice releases emotional ‘Bench Seat’

Chase Rice

Track is inspired by true story When Chase Rice’s longtime friend came to him with an idea for a song about “a guy and his dog driving around together,” the Diamond-certified songwriter laughed. “That cliché was exactly the type of…

Tiësto remixes global Dean Lewis hit

Tiesto & Dean Lewis

“How Do I Say Goodbye” available now Global superstar DJ/Producer Tiësto has remixed Dean Lewis’ emotionally charged global hit “How Do I Say Goodbye.” The Grammy Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon sparks up the tempo, reworking Dean’s full-hearted vocals for an…

Cole Swindell releases ‘Drinkaby’

Cole Swindell - Stereotype Broken

Song appears on upcoming Stereotype Broke deluxe album Multi-Platinum selling superstar Cole Swindell releases his new single “Drinkaby” across all digital platforms. The single will go for radio adds on Monday, January 30th. Swindell’s feel-good country rocker will be one of…

Gorillaz release ‘Silent Running’

Gorillaz - Silent Running

Song features Adeleye Omotayo Fresh off a world tour playing to over 1.5 million delighted fans across 24 countries, Gorillaz are kicking off 2023 with the highly anticipated release of “Silent Running” featuring Adeleye Omotayo. The track is taken from…

Adam Lambert releases ‘Getting Older’

Adam Lambert

Track is latest from High Drama Grammy-nominated international superstar Adam Lambert has released his latest single, “Getting Older.” Produced by Tommy English, Lambert’s “Getting Older” is a glam rendition of the Billie Eilish track, lyrically exploring the complexities of getting older,…

Pink releases ‘Trustfall’

Pink

Single & video available now P!nk releases “Trustfall,” the title track from her highly-anticipated ninth studio album, Trustfall, out February 17th via RCA Records. Produced by Grammy-nominated electronic artist Fred and Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol, who co-wrote the song with P!nk,…

Zara Larsson drops ‘Can’t Tame Her’

Zara Larsson

Single & video available now Multi-Platinum pop phenomenon Zara Larsson is back with “Can’t Tame Her,” a fiercely empowering new single available now via Sommer House/Black Butter Records. Co-written by Larsson with long-standing collaborators MNEK and MTHR – plus Grammy-winning…

J Balvin announces VR concert

J Balvin Futurum: A VR Concert Experience

Meta & iHeartMedia team for virtual event Meta has announced J Balvin Futurum: A VR Concert Experience, a 45-min immersive concert in partnership with iHeartRadio. The event premieres on Friday, February 17th at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT on the…

Niall Horan announces ‘Heaven’

Niall Horan

“Heaven” is Horan’s first new solo release in nearly three years Niall Horan is set to release “Heaven,” his first new solo single in nearly three years on February 17th via Capitol Records. The chart-topping artist wrote the track with…

Luke Combs unveils fourth album title

Luke Combs - Gettin' Old

Project contains 18 songs Luke Combs has unveiled that Gettin’ Old is the title of his fourth studio album, due March 24th via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. The country star shared the news on social media on Thursday (Jan 26th) with…