Apple Music to Feature Exclusive Arcade Fire Live Performance on July 27

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    Apple today announced that it will feature a live global performance of popular Canadian indie band Arcade Fire on Friday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

    Arcade Fire is promoting its upcoming album, Everything Now, which is set to be released on July 28, a day after the live Apple performance.

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    Several songs from the new album have already been released and are available on Apple Music, including the popular Everything Now single, which came out in June.


    Outside of the annual Apple Music Festival, Apple has not featured many exclusive live concert performances, but the company has been pursuing exclusive content aggressively since launch.

    Apple has purchased the rights to several documentaries that are exclusive to Apple Music, including Can't Stop Won't Stop featuring Sean Combs, and Kygo: Stole the Show, and it has had several exclusive album releases with artists like Frank Ocean, Drake, and Taylor Swift.

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  2. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    This band got so full of themselves once they hit it big.. even installing a dress code at their shows.


    No thanks. Give me War on Drugs and then we will talk, Apple Music.
     
  3. AppleBonker macrumors newbie

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    They didn’t have a dress code. They encouraged people to dress in formal wear or costumes during their Reflektor tour but it wasn’t required. God forbid a band tries to encourage the audience to have fun. I like The War on Drugs but they play it pretty safe.
     
  4. lunarworks macrumors 68000

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    One of my favourite bands, but I'm not digging what I've heard from the new album yet.
     
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    Uh oh. This thread is going to be fairly barren. No rap music to complain about.:D:p
     
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    I got you covered ...

    "YOU HIPSTERS GET OFF MY LAWN!!"
     
  8. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    Rubbed me and a lot of fans the wrong way.

    Everything now is a great single.
     
  9. WRChris macrumors 6502a

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    You can ask why Apple Music's priority is rap music without it being a complaint. I'm about tired of everyone saying I hate on rap for asking why that is.

    Having said that, it's good to see a different genre talked about for the first time since the Beatles.
     
  10. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

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    Google Search "Macrumors = Taylor Swift"
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    After 5 hours of this thread and only 8 post, its no wonder Apple looks to Hiphop/Rap.
     
  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I like Arcade Fire but I think they are a bit beyond "indie" status at this point, no? Indie is not a synonym for "alternative" and I'm not even sure if Arcade Fire is that. Of course, I'm not really sure what the hell "alternative" means anymore. I did back in the 90s.
     
  12. DanThePhotoMan macrumors newbie

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    I still remember Arcade Fire beating out all of the pop stars for a big Grammy. The audience could not believe it.
     
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    Agreed. I begrudgingly accepted and embraced their new style on Reflektor, but everything I've heard from their upcoming release has been absolute garbage compared to the pre-Grammy Arcade Fire and even far below what they did on Reflektor.
     
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    Indie is a genre at this point. Well, it's a blanket genre for several sub-genres. My favourite local station is called Indie88, and they play all kinds of mainstream bands.

    There were a few gems on Reflektor, but they really are a different band now. But I'll wait until I hear the rest of EN before I write it off.
     
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    I used to be with "it" but then they changed what "it" was. Now what I'm with isn't "it" and what "it" is is weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you!
     
  16. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    At this point? Indie has been a genre at least since I was in school in the late 80/90s. It's not new. Indie is short for "independent" meaning the band was either self-published or published by an independent label vs the majors.

    Now Arcade Fire is one of the biggest bands right now with big league recording contract and tour arrangement. That is the opposite of Indie.
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    Well, maybe it's already happening because the music I loved in college that was considered "edgy" back then is now played in elevators and Nordstrom Rack. Yipes! Then I read that bands like Imagine Dragons are Alternative Rock. Back in the early 90s they would have been consider Pop. So yeah, down is up, up is down. But I can still only listen to music radio (online or terrestrial) labels "alternative."
     
  17. lunarworks macrumors 68000

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    Indie used to mean independent, just like alternative used to actually mean alternative. You can be as pedantic as you want about it, and I'm not disagreeing that it's an awkward definition, but that doesn't change the fact that it now defines a sound rather than a state of affairs.

    Anyway, indie became the new catch-all term in the early '00s because alternative had become bogged down with nu metal and butt rock.
     

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