REMINDER: Madonna on BuzzFeed today!

Attention BuzzFeed:

After traveling around the world and witnessing an overwhelming amount of discrimination, intolerance, and bigotry — I felt I needed to make a statement.

I started ArtForFreedom.com in September 2013 to give artists everywhere a platform to define what freedom means to them and to allow them to express their right for freedom of expression.

Now I am asking you — the BuzzFeed community — to share with me and others your artistic expression of freedom. This can be in the form of photography, video, dance, poetry, etc. I will be going through those entries directly on April 14 at 7 p.m. and giving you my input and encouragement to let your voice be heard LOUDLY.

An artist has the responsibility to not only reflect society, but to shape it.

If you need any inspiration, I made you a BuzzFeed-worthy list of some of the many freedom fighters who have guided me along the way with their actions as well as their art.

Are you with me? Then submit below and I will see you on April 14.

— Madonna

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Madonna teases more ‘Rebel Heart’ lyrics?

Madonna has seemingly teased new lyrics in her latest Instagram post.

The singer sparked speculation last month that she is preparing to release a new single called Rebel Heart, after posting a picture of a sunset along with the title.

She has now posted a picture of a show jumping horse (seen above) along with the caption: “Without Collection there can be no Impulsion! #rebelheart”

Last month, she posted: “Day turns into night. I wont give up the fight. Don’t want to get to the end of my days……….saying I Wasn’t amazed! #revolutionoflove”

She recently confirmed that she is working with cult pop singer Natalia Kills and producer Martin Kierszenbaum on new material, and went into the studio with DJ and producer Avicii last month.

Madonna’s last studio album, MDNA, was released in 2012 and reached number one in the US and UK. She scored her 13th and most recent UK chart-topping single with 4 Minutes in 2008.

Attitude

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Celebrate all things Madonna at first-ever ‘Material World Fundraiser’ May 31 in Bay City

As I sat down to write this week’s column, I turned on a little music for inspiration.

My three favorite Madonna songs, “La Isla Bonita,” “Express Yourself,” and “Open Your Heart,” did just fine.

I’ve always been a fan of the Material Girl’s music and movies, so I’m very excited to share with you news of a brand new spring fundraiser being planned in Bay City by the Do-Care Family Enrichment Center.

The nonprofit’s “Material World Fundraiser” takes place Saturday, May 31, and celebrates all things Madonna.

The fun is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with a scavenger hunt around the city of Madonna’s birth. Teams of up to four people will take to the streets with their smartphones in search of people, places and things associated with the legendary singer.

At 1 p.m., Madonna fans can hop on the Bay Metro trolley for a tour of more than a dozen Madonna-related sites. As they go, they’ll learn all about Madonna’s personal Bay City history.

Click HERE for full article by Mlive

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Mega record- and CD fair in Utrecht report

It was another succesful day at the record fair in Utrecht, we spotted a few nice Madonna items including:

-the mega rare 7″ sunglasses sleeve for Lucky Star, purchased by our team member Eric

-Revolution Of Love official shirt + original MDNA Tour Crew shirt

-Costa Rica 7″ of Crazy For You and some great singles from Guatemala and Peru

-mispressed You Can Dance CD

-Many Hungarian, Mexican and Brazilian records

It certainly wasn’t a good day for our wallets. Tomorrow the record fair will be opened from 10-17, the next record fair will be in November. For more information visit www.recordplanet.nl

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Madonna Hits The Studio With Natalia Kills, Martin Kierszenbaum

Madonna’s in the studio with Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum.

The Queen of Pop shared an image on Instagram late in the evening on Wednesday (April 9) with the caption “Working the midnight shift with Natalia Kills. 2 girls on a couch… don’t it taste like Holy Water? #artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove”

In the photo, Madonna is sitting with pop singer/songwriter Kills, in front of two microphones. In the foreground is Martin Kierszenbaum, the founder and chairman of Cherrytree Records (Kills’ label) and senior executive of A&R for Interscope Records.

Among his many credits, Kierszenbaum A&R’d Lady Gaga’s debut album “The Fame,” and co-wrote and produced four of the songs on the set. He also did A&R for Gaga’s “The Fame Monster” EP.

 Madonna’s next studio album will be released on Interscope Records.

Her collaboration with Kills comes shortly after Madonna confirmed that she had worked with DJ/producer Avicii in March. On March 12, she posted a photo of her and the EDM superstar to Instagram, saying: “The End of a long week with Viking Leader AKA DJ Virgo AKA Avicii! So many great songs! #icantwait #revolution”

Back in February, Madonna said that “plans” were “in the works already” for a new album. That followed a comment by her manager, Guy Oseary, in January, where he said that Madonna was “eager to get started” on her next album.

Madonna’s forthcoming set will be the follow-up to 2012’s “MDNA.” It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold 536,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Billboard

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Mega record- and CD fair Utrecht this weekend

This weekend it’s finally time for worlds’ largest record and CD fair in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. If you have been a visitor before, you know that there are hundreds of dealers that brings thousands of vinyl and cd’s for you to add to your collection.

There’s always plenty of Madonna available. If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, you can do so at www.recordplanet.nl don’t forget to use discount code RP2 for discount!

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