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- Michael Kiwanuka’s Sublime Folk Soul - July 18, 2016
When Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings unveiled 100 Days, 100 Nights in 2007, the album’s success, critically and commercially, ignited an explosion in retro... The post Michael Kiwanuka’s Sublime Folk Soul appeared first on Napster Music News.
- The Best New Releases: July 15 - July 15, 2016
PJ, Rare Much like contemporaries such as Kehlani and Jhene Aiko, Paris Jones writes about her life in realistic and plainspoken terms. As she... The post The Best New Releases: July 15 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- We Are Napster - July 14, 2016
UPDATED: Rhapsody is now Napster. We’re the same great service you love – all of your playlists, favorites, albums and artists have not changed.... The post We Are Napster appeared first on Napster Music News.
- The Best New Releases: July 8 - July 9, 2016
Switchfoot, Where the Light Shines Through On their first full-length for Vanguard, San Diego’s Switchfoot dive deeper into the sun-kissed melodies and dreamy beach... The post The Best New Releases: July 8 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Dengue Dengue Dengue Invite You Into Their Alternative Universe - June 27, 2016
Behind the Technicolor masks worn by Peruvian tropical bass duo Dengue Dengue Dengue are Felipe Salmon and Rafael Periera. The tropical sonic warriors bridge... The post Dengue Dengue Dengue Invite You Into Their Alternative Universe appeared first on Napster Music News.
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- Chance The Rapper, Dwyane Wade, Malia Obama Among Lollapalooza’s First Day Surprises - July 29, 2016
Lollapalooza kicked off in Chicago yesterday, and the first day of the festival brought some surprise guests to Grant Park. Chance The Rapper made an appearance during Flosstradamus’ set to perform the Coloring Book tracks “No Problems” and “Summer Friends.” Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade also showed up during that same performance, along with Michelle […]
- Watch Sharon Van Etten Cover The Squidbillies Theme Song - July 29, 2016
As they have been for a while now, Adult Swim cartoon Squidbillies has been rounding up some music notables to cover their theme song. So far this year, we’ve heard renditions from Father John Misty and Kurt Vile, and this week’s cover comes courtesy of Sharon Van Etten. You can watch her record and perform […]
- Stream Blowout No Beer, No Dad - July 29, 2016
On the first proper song of their debut LP, Blowout’s Laken Wright devolves into a series of spirited bah bah’s because she’s not entirely sure how to enunciate what she wants to say. “We’ll go on and on and on again, on and on/ You might as well say, “bah bah bah bah bah.” It’s […]
- Stream Kllo Well Worn EP - July 29, 2016
When we last spoke to Simon Lam, the Nearly Oratorio producer talked about a tendency to place his songs into a particular sonic pocket. Now, joined by his cousin Chloe Kaul in electronic pop project Kllo, the two have released an EP that, while entirely danceable, needs to be listened to with headphones at least […]
- The 5 Best Videos Of The Week - July 29, 2016
This week, there were things to watch way more important than any music video — and that was some good timing, since the week’s music videos were mostly pretty bad. There were, however, some good ones in there, and we’ve got five of them listed out below. 5. Nice As Fuck – “Door” (Dir. ?) […]
- As if Becoming a Vampire Isn’t Bad Enough - July 28, 2016
In films like “Lace Crater” and “It Follows,” sexually transmitted diseases show their thematic appeal.
- Excerpt: ‘Lace Crater’ - July 28, 2016
Lindsay Burdge in a scene from Harrison Atkins’s film, about a woman and her relationship with a ghost.
- Review: ‘Bad Moms,’ a Comedy of Outrage Pegged to Smother Mothers - July 28, 2016
The film is a funny, giddy, sentimental laugh-in from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who wrote the 2009 hit “The Hangover.”
- What Would Mrs. Brady Do? ‘Bad Moms’ Takes on Modern Motherhood - July 28, 2016
The actresses who act out in the new film about the struggles of modern-day mothers discuss the pitfalls of trying to be the perfect mom.
- Who’ll Save the World? Maybe the Misfits of ‘Suicide Squad’ - July 28, 2016
The film, directed by David Ayer, is “a little morally challenged” as its colorful roster of second-tier criminals explores some gray areas.
- Review: In ‘Jason Bourne,’ a Midlife Crisis for a Harried Former Assassin - July 27, 2016
Matt Damon returns in a film in which geopolitics and technology are scaffolding for what is essentially a story about human resources challenges in a large bureaucracy.
- In Films Like ‘Nerve,’ Players Become Pawns - July 27, 2016
Here’s a look at Hollywood plots constructed as games that unfold from the perspective of a central player.
- Mohamed Khan, Egyptian Filmmaker, Dies at 73 - July 27, 2016
Mr. Khan drew popular and critical acclaim for his neorealist films, which focused on social ills and often featured feminist protagonists.
- Review: Hieronymus Bosch, for Whom the Devil Was Always in the Details - July 26, 2016
Pieter van Huystee’s new documentary chronicles the preparation for a historic museum show and the quest to authenticate several paintings as Bosch’s work.
- Review: In ‘Nerve,’ a Shy Girl Seduced by the Internet - July 26, 2016
Tired of playing it safe, a high-school senior joins a reality-style online game that soon escalates into dangerous stunts.
- Production Company Guilty in Harrison Ford’s ‘Star Wars’ Injury - July 26, 2016
Two years after Mr. Ford’s leg was broken and ankle dislocated, a Disney subsidiary has accepted responsibility for workplace safety breaches.
- Review: In ‘The Childhood of a Leader,’ a Monster Made, Not Born - July 26, 2016
The movie, set in France just after World War I, follows a boy with problems and delivers a sense of foreboding.
- Wiz Khalifa defends using derogatory language towards women - July 29, 2016
Wiz Khalifa would never wear something Kanye West designed, as he doesn't like what the fellow rapper says about him behind his back.
- Joe Jonas was warned not to get close to Britney Spears - July 29, 2016
The DNCE singer was told to stay away from the star on her 2011 tour but in the end he couldn't resist giving Britney a hug.
- Bieber plans biggest stage production in V Festival history - July 29, 2016
As the countdown continues to V Festival 2016, sponsored by Virgin Media, excitement is set to reach fever pitch amongst fans today
- Nick Jonas in talks to join Jumanji remake - July 29, 2016
Nick Jonas is reportedly in talks to join Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in his remake of Jumanji.
- Katy Perry supported by Orlando Bloom as she Roars at DNC - July 29, 2016
Katy Perry was supported by boyfriend Orlando Bloom as she performed her hits Roar and Rise at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Thursday night (28Jul16).
- Bruce Springsteen to release autobiography companion album - July 29, 2016
Bruce Springsteen releases his long-in-the-writing autobiography, Born to Run, on September 27.
- Mary J. Blige turns to new music amid divorce drama - July 29, 2016
The R&B legend has addressed her marriage woes in a touching statement.
- Blake Shelton clarifies 'endorsement' of Donald Trump - July 29, 2016
Debra Messing urges Gwen Stefani to change her boyfriend's mind about voting for Donald Trump.
- M.I.A. lashes out at MTV bosses following Video Music Awards 'snub' - July 28, 2016
The star calls attention to "excluded voices"
- Halsey suffered miscarriage on 2015 tour - July 28, 2016
The 21-year-old had to perform hours after losing her baby.
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- Daughter of Commander-in-Chief Skips DNC to attend Lollapalooza - July 29, 2016
Yesterday was a historic night. In the first time in America’s 238 year history, a female was nominated for President. There’s just one problem, however: one presidential child wasn’t on-hand to see it. Malia Obama, eldest daughter of current commander-in-chief Barack Obama was photographed at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Malia Obama was first spotted attending Lollapalooza […] The post Daughter of Commander-in-Chief Skips DNC to attend Lollapalooza appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Kim Dotcom Lawyer Will Fight the Feds Pursuing KickAssTorrents Case - July 29, 2016
Ira Rothkoen, the same man who’s worked in keeping Kim Dotcom out of U.S. hands for the past several years, will also represent Artem Vaulin in his case against U.S. federal authorities. Charged with one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement in Chicago federal court, Vaulin, a 30 year old Ukrainian website administrator, […] The post Kim Dotcom Lawyer Will Fight the Feds Pursuing KickAssTorrents Case appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Spotify and Apple Music Competitor Deezer Says They’ll be Profitable in Just 2 Years - July 29, 2016
Despite its immense popularity around the world, web-based music streaming service Deezer has yet to turn a profit. But according to an interview on BFM business radio, that’s about to change. Deezer’s managing director Alexis de Gemini, when asked when the service should be profitable, said that the company is aiming to be profitable in […] The post Spotify and Apple Music Competitor Deezer Says They’ll be Profitable in Just 2 Years appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Troubled Music Streaming Startup Guvera Closes Up Shop in Australia - July 29, 2016
Following the news report on Digital Music News that Music Dealers was shutting down, Australian media outlets are reporting that troubled music streaming startup Guvera is shutting down their operations in the Australian market to focus on emerging markets. A statement that went live on their website today says: “Born and launched into Australia in […] The post Troubled Music Streaming Startup Guvera Closes Up Shop in Australia appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Microsoft Groove Is Paying Artists $4.67 *Per Stream* Right Now… - July 29, 2016
You might want to start working on your Microsoft Groove account (hint: NOW…) For the past year or so, Digital Music News has been publishing streaming royalty statements shared by artists and labels. Since the project began, we’ve published payout details from Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, Deezer, Google Play Music, Napster (formerly Rhapsody), and even defunct services like […] The post Microsoft Groove Is Paying Artists $4.67 *Per Stream* Right Now… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Music Dealers Suddenly Closes Doors, Leaving Many Artists Without Pay - July 29, 2016
Sync music licensing company Music Dealers has apparently and very suddenly decided to close their doors. The news hasn’t been very well-received by artists who depended on the company as a source of income, with the decision reportedly leaving many independent artists without pay. A spokeswoman for the company released a statement, saying: “It is […] The post Music Dealers Suddenly Closes Doors, Leaving Many Artists Without Pay appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Why Festivals Are More Popular Than Ever - July 28, 2016
Why have festivals taken over the live concert experience? The following sponsored post comes from ibus media. Despite it being easier than ever before for music fans to aggregate, communicate, buy, sell, and promote online, music festivals around the world continue to grow with each passing year. But just what has motivated this growth despite so many of […] The post Why Festivals Are More Popular Than Ever appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Streaming Piracy Is Killing Download Piracy, Study Finds… - July 28, 2016
Torrenting isn’t the biggest threat anymore, a new study finds. Once upon a time, torrent downloading was considered enemy number one by the film, TV, music, and gaming industries. And before that, it was P2P and web-based downloading. But torrenting and other forms of downloading are all quickly being replaced by unauthorized streaming sites, according to […] The post Streaming Piracy Is Killing Download Piracy, Study Finds… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Warner Music Group Announces Content Deal with Vadio - July 28, 2016
On the heels of the rumored deal between Warner Music Group and top premium music video streamer Vevo reported on DigitalMusicNews.com, video distribution platform Vadio, together with Warner Music Group, announced a brand new agreement which will allow Vadio’s partners access to thousands of music videos from WMG artists, like David Guetta, Madonna, Coldplay, Prince, […] The post Warner Music Group Announces Content Deal with Vadio appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Michael Jackson’s Nephews Just Filed a $100 Million Lawsuit Against RadarOnline - July 28, 2016
Michael Jackson’s nephews, sons of brother Tito Jackson and members of the band 3T, have reportedly filed a $100 million libel lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against RadarOnline. The popular celebrity gossip news site reported that their famous uncle sexually abused them when they were younger and then bribed them with brand new cars […] The post Michael Jackson’s Nephews Just Filed a $100 Million Lawsuit Against RadarOnline appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Apple Announces 1,000,000,000 iPhones Sold - July 28, 2016
But why is the iPhone so successful? Proudly holding up the one billionth iPhone in his hand, an iPhone 6s Plus Rose Gold version, CEO Tim Cook announced before a crowd of Apple employees during a meeting that Apple had just reached the 1 billion mark in iPhones sold. It’s a great feat for any […] The post Apple Announces 1,000,000,000 iPhones Sold appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany Bans All Backpacks - July 28, 2016
Music festivals, especially those in Europe, face a security crisis. In the wake of deadly terrorist attacks that have left Europeans in a state of distress and governments struggling to reinforce security measures for the protection of their citizens, organizers of the popular Wacken Open Air rock festival, the largest heavy metal festival in the […] The post Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany Bans All Backpacks appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Bruce Springsteen Joined on Stage with Bob Seger in Detroit, Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws - April 15, 2016
"We hope the bill doesn't pass, 'cause we love playing in Michigan," said Springsteen. read more
- Tribeca: Patti Smith Explains Why Acting "Is the Worst F—ing Job in the World" - April 14, 2016
During a Tribeca Film Festival talk, the rock legend and Ethan Hawke discussed how they measure success and what they love about Vincent D'Onofrio: "We should be giving awards to that guy!" read more
- TV's Most "Shazam-ed" Songs in March 2016 - April 14, 2016
Wonder what song that is still stuck in your head from last night's episode? These are the most Shazam-ed songs from TV in March.
- Kelly Clarkson Welcomes a Baby Boy - April 14, 2016
Remington Alexander Blackstock is here. read more
- Ruling Clears Way for Katy Perry to Buy Hilltop Convent - April 14, 2016
A judge determined that attempts by members of an order of elderly nuns to sell the property to an L.A. businesswoman were improper. read more
- Country Artists Condemn LGBT Laws, But Labels Remain Silent - April 14, 2016
Their silence underscores a divide between the creative class of artists who can use their platform to speak out and an industry that must be careful about taking a position. read more
- 'The Voice' Reveals Top 12 - April 14, 2016
The coaches could choose one of their bottom artists to advance. read more
- Ringo Starr Cancels North Carolina Concert Over Anti-Gay Bill - April 13, 2016
The former Beatles' drummer joins Bruce Springsteen in canceling his upcoming show over the recent legislation. read more
- Ice Cube: "Donald Trump Is What Americans Aspire to Be" - April 13, 2016
"Rich, powerful, do what you wanna do, say what you wanna say, be how you wanna be — that’s kind of been like the American dream," the rapper told Bloomberg about the presidential candidate's appeal. read more
- Big Ears Fest Closes With Xylophone and Air-Raid Siren-Assisted Experimental Piece - April 13, 2016
- Cher Says She's Now Torn Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders - April 13, 2016
The singer tweeted that after a "marathon research" session she realized Bernie Sanders mirrors her own beliefs. read more
- Controversy Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Certified to New York Appeals Court - April 13, 2016
The 2nd Circuit says it needs guidance on whether state law gives copyright holders performance rights. read more
- Documentary: Marvin Gaye - July 29, 2016
It's summer, it's Friday, it's time for Marvin. Here's a BBC documentary on the great Motown soul singer Marvin Gaye...
- Documentary: Fats Waller - July 28, 2016
Jazz's folk humor on recordings began with Louis Armstrong and other blues singers in the mid-1920s but was raised to a new level of urbane sophistication by Fats Waller in the 1930s. Here's a documentary on the pianist and composer......
- Toshiko Akiyoshi: United Notions - July 27, 2016
Cultural globalization once was a guiding principal for the United States. With the proliferation of Communism in the 1950s, America moved quickly to make friends with as many countries around the world as it could. The United Nations was a... Related Stories Harry Arnold: Guest Book, 1960
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- Remembering Hollywood 'Ghost Singer' Marni Nixon - July 29, 2016
Nixon, who died on Sunday, was a classically trained actress who mostly worked behind the scenes. She dubbed vocals for many films, including My Fair Lady. Originally broadcast in 2001.
- 'Jason Bourne' Returns, In A Dizzying And Frenetic Thriller - July 29, 2016
Actor Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass pair up again for another chapter in the series about a rogue CIA assassin. Critic David Edelstein says Jason Bourne is very flashy — but not much fun.
- 'Easy' Writer: Walter Mosley's Passion For Bringing Black L.A. Stories To Life - July 29, 2016
In Charcoal Joe, Walter Mosley brings his iconic private eye Easy Rawlins into the haze of the late 60s, extending a literary odyssey through the transformation of black Los Angeles.
- Movie Review: 'Jason Bourne,' A Thriller For Our Times - July 29, 2016
In Jason Bourne, the latest in the secret agent series starring Matt Damon, director Paul Greengrass presents a thriller relevant to today's world, says Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times.
- Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Stranger Things' And Onscreen Weddings - July 29, 2016
The panel tackles the Netflix horror thriller Stranger Things before discussing favorite weddings from movies and TV. Then, as always, it's on to What's Making Us Happy this week.
- In 'Tallulah,' An Aimless Young Woman Stumbles Across A Purpose: Kidnapping - July 28, 2016
The plot's overstuffed, but whenever Ellen Page and Allison Janney share the screen, Tallulah finds its palpably human center.
- In 'Equity,' Wall Street's Glass Towers Have Glass Ceilings - July 28, 2016
Anna Gunn plays a Manhattan investment banker determined to succeed, but powerful men — and slack film-making — let her down.
- This Time Out, Matt Damon's Not Feeling The 'Bourne' - July 28, 2016
Jason Bourne is back — still, again, some more — in a new film critic Chris Klimek calls an "idea-starved vestigial tail" on the Bourne series.
- 'Indignation,' Based On Philp Roth's Autobiographical Novel, Marred By Miscasting - July 28, 2016
Roth's mercurial 2008 coming-of-age novel gets a dutiful, sober-minded adaptation undercut by a miscast Logan Lerman in the film's lead role.
- Soul Singer Sharon Jones: 'The Cancer Is Here, But I Want To Perform' - July 28, 2016
In 2013, the energetic lead singer for The Dap-Kings was forced to take a hiatus from the band after she was diagnosed with cancer. The documentary Miss Sharon Jones! follows her musical comeback.
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Lena Horne sings the song that made her a huge star. “Stormy Weather”.
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