The Year in Music Beefs

All of 2015’s fights — and almost fights — in the music world.

There are so many elements of the music industry that don’t really have anything to do with music itself, but grab our attention none the less. Similar to how sports fans pour over the stats of their favorite players, music fans watch from the cyber sidelines while the makers of the hits we love hit each other with shoes, blast each other on Twitter, and badmouth each other on award shows. These beefs come in waves, and it’s our job to surf them all the way through and then wait for the next one to roll in. Here are the big ones of this year. 

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