What You Missed In Music: UNICEF Release Powerful Song About Syria, Spotify To Restrict Access For Free Users & More
UNICEF release a powerful new song, sung by children affected by the Syrian civil war
This week, UNICEF released a moving new song and music video, performed by children affected by the Syrian civil war, which has now been raging for six years.
‘Heartbeat’ is sung by 10-year-old Ansam, a Syrian girl who was born blind, accompanied by a choir of displaced children from Syria, against a backdrop of a city devastated by conflict. The video was filmed in Syria.
Spotify to make some music available to premium subscribers onlyA huge change to Spotify, this. Until now, all music on Spotify has been available to both free and premium users of the streaming service, but that’s set to change.
As revealed by the Financial Times, Spotify will restrict access for free users.
Exactly which artists will be made exclusive to Spotify’s 50 million premium subscribers is unclear at this point. But, considering how Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift and more have used Apple Music to make album releases exclusive to paying subscribers on one platform in the past, it’s possible that Spotify might do the same in the near future.
Mighty Hoopla announce Years & Years for a UK festival exclusive headline slotYears & Years are headlining Mighty Hoopla festival, which takes place in London’s Victoria Park, this summer.
They’ll join the likes of Will Young, Charlotte Church, All Saints and S Club 3. It’s going to be high energy, very camp-y and genuinely a lot of fun.
Interested? Tickets are on sale now for £30.
Hanson are back!
Hanson are back! Don’t remember the trip? They made ‘MMMbop’, a song you’ll instantly recognise if you’ve ever ventured into the disco room in your local Oceana.
To mark their 25th anniversary, Hanson will embark on a full world tour, release a greatest hits album and a new song.