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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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- Watch Anohni, Lee Ranaldo, Ira Kaplan, Mark Kozelek, & More Perform At Lou Reed Tribute - July 31, 2016
The Bells: A Daylong Celebration Of Lou Reed, a tribute event curated by Reed’s wife Laurie Anderson and producer Hal Willner, kicked off at NYC’s Lincoln Center today. The festivities began with an tai-chi class led by Reed’s instructor Master Ren GuangYi, followed by covers of his music performed by a rotating cast of musicians […]
- Watch Future Bring Out Chance The Rapper At Lollapalooza - July 30, 2016
Chance The Rapper made a surprise appearance during Future’s set at Lollapalooza last night. But because “Smoke Break,” the Future collab from Chance’s recent album Coloring Book, isn’t exactly an upbeat festival banger, he instead decided to perform “No Problem” without 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne while Future danced around the stage. Watch below.
- Watch Eddie Vedder, Sia, & Pink Sing Beatles Songs As Animated Creatures On Beat Bugs - July 30, 2016
Beat Bugs, a Beatles-themed animated kids’ show featuring a whole mess of Beatles covers by contemporary artists, is set to hit Netflix on Wednesday. We’ve already heard the Shins’ take on Rubber Soul’s “The Word,” and now clips of Eddie Vedder’s “Magical Mystery Tour,” Sia’s “Blackbird,” and Pink’s “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” have […]
- Kanye Calls For End To Music Streaming Wars: “Apple Give Jay His Check For Tidal Now” - July 30, 2016
As the competition between streaming services like Apple Music and Tidal has dragged on, the music world has increasingly fragmented into a mess of platform-exclusive content. Kanye West is one of Tidal’s many “artist-owners” and has streamed much of his work exclusively on Jay Z’s service, but today, he’s taken to Twitter to call for […]
- French Montana – “No Shopping” (Feat. Drake) Video - July 30, 2016
Yes, the industry is still trying to make French Montana happen. His new album MC4 is coming out next month, and today, he’s unveiled the Spiff TV-directed visuals for the Drake collab “No Shopping.” The clip opens with “French Montaña” and “El Draké,” the rappers’ mustachioed Latino alter egos, hosting a fake golf tournament in […]
- Sharon Jones, a Burst of Light, Even in Dark Times - July 29, 2016
The soul singer, the subject of a new documentary that chronicles her career and cancer struggles, tells of a hard new turn in her story.
- Navy Will Name Ship for Harvey Milk, Slain Gay Rights Leader - July 29, 2016
Mr. Milk, a San Francisco supervisor whose life and death have been the subject of books, movies and an opera, served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955.
- Review: In ‘Gleason,’ a Devastating Diagnosis Prompts a New Mission - July 29, 2016
Clay Tweel’s documentary chronicles the athlete Steve Gleason’s attempt to leave behind a meaningful legacy for his unborn child as A.L.S. wreaks havoc on his body.
- Day Out: Being Bad With Kathryn Hahn - July 29, 2016
Piercings, psychics and Hell’s Kitchen: just another day for the “Bad Moms” and “Transparent” star.
- 2016 Venice Film Festival Lineup Is Announced - July 29, 2016
The festival, which starts Aug. 31, released a list of 20 entries for its top prize, the Golden Lion.
- Movie Listings for July 29-Aug. 4 - July 28, 2016
A guide to movies playing at theaters in the New York City area, as well as select festivals and film series.
- Review: ‘Indignation’ Offers a Precisely Rendered, and Repressive, 1950s America - July 28, 2016
A period novel by Philip Roth, inspired by his own college years, is the basis of this tale about a young Jewish man and sex and morality in the Korean War era.
- Review: ‘Into the Forest’: Be Very, Very Quiet. The World’s Ending. - July 28, 2016
This apocalyptic film by the Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema depends on atmosphere and details, rather than big incidents, to tell its story.
- Review: ‘On the Silver Globe,’ Andrzej Zulawski’s Thwarted Sci-Fi Masterwork - July 28, 2016
To say that this sprawling, unfinished film by a renegade Polish director is unlike anything else being released this summer is a drastic understatement.
- This Week’s Movies: July 29, 2016 - July 28, 2016
The New York Times film critics review “Jason Bourne,” “Equity” and “Bad Moms.”
- Review: In ‘Equity,’ No Room for Sisterhood Amid Gloves-Off Wall Street Warfare - July 28, 2016
Meera Menon’s film, starring Anna Gunn, challenges stereotypes of ambition, corruption and sexism, even as it exploits their tenacity.
- Review: Empty Spaces Show the Imprint of Humanity in ‘Homo Sapiens’ - July 28, 2016
Images of abandoned places built or scarred by humankind make up what could be described as an environmental documentary.
- Major Lazer: Drake and Rihanna killed it this year - July 31, 2016
Recently on Beats 1, Zane Lowe and Diplo caught up about new Major Lazer track ‘Cold Water’ with Justin Bieber and
- David Bowie Blackstar band to release album salute - July 31, 2016
The musicians that backed David Bowie on his final album, Blackstar, have reformed to record an album saluting the late singer.
- Kanye West calls for an end to Apple and Tidal rivalry - July 31, 2016
The hip hop star wants the two streaming services to merge swiftly
- Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid move in together - report - July 31, 2016
The lovebirds have shacked up
- Viola Beach animated video for 'Boys That Sing' - July 30, 2016
To mark the posthumous release of indie group Viola Beach’s self-titled album an animated video for lead single ‘Boys That Sing’ has been revealed.
- The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years new trailer - July 30, 2016
The Beatles played Shea Stadium on August 15th 1965 in what was to be the first rock concert ever staged in a stadium in front of more than 55,000 people.
- The Rolling Stones Cuba gig to get fcinema release - July 30, 2016
Good Friday – 25 March 2016 is a date that will go down in Cuban and Rock ‘n’ Roll history. On that date, The Rolling Stones became
- Orlando Bloom helped Katy Perry with DNC speech - July 30, 2016
The singer is proud to have had the actor's help.
- Lady Gaga’s ‘Hollywood career strained her relationship with Taylor Kinney’ - July 30, 2016
Lady Gaga reportedly put her wedding on hold to Taylor Kinney after being offered a role in a Bradley Cooper film.
- Gregory Porter scores Top 20 album double - July 30, 2016
This generation’s most successful jazz and soul singer-songwriter, the man in the hat, Gregory Porter, makes chart history today by landing
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- Musicians Killed by Guns: 1950-Present - July 31, 2016
Here in the United States, it’s difficult to ignore that gun-related shootings are reported on an increasing and almost daily basis, whether it be innocent civilians caught in the crossfire, angry ex-employees exacting revenge, or police officers, who have lately become the victims after apparently being accused of being the victimizers. While gun-related violence as […] The post Musicians Killed by Guns: 1950-Present appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Songfreedom Offers Rescue Plan for Affected Music Dealers Artists - July 30, 2016
On Friday, Chicago-based synch placement firm Music Dealers abruptly closed its doors, leaving an unknown number of songwriters and artists holding the bag. Immediately, reports of unpaid invoices and cancelled projects emerged, though it’s difficult to tell how many were affected. The shutdown was rumored to be caused by a failure to renew mega-client Coca-Cola, […] The post Songfreedom Offers Rescue Plan for Affected Music Dealers Artists appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Apple Music Is Paying Just $0.0017 Per-Stream on Trial Accounts - July 29, 2016
Apple Music said they’d pay artists. They just didn’t say how much. Last year, Apple Music got off to a rocky start with artists after it was discovered that artists wouldn’t be paid anything on free trial plays. That stung pretty badly, considering that virtually zero users would be paying for Apple Music during the […] The post Apple Music Is Paying Just $0.0017 Per-Stream on Trial Accounts appeared first on Digital Music News.
- 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 (Updated) - July 29, 2016
Update 3; July 29th, 6:15 pm PT. Early this morning, we reported that former Coca-Cola executive Judith Snyder was a co-founder of Music Dealers. Snyder immediately contacted us, informing DMN that she was not a co-founder and had no relation to Music Dealers outside of managing a relationship with Coca-Cola (where she was an executive). […] The post Music Dealers Suddenly Closes Doors, Leaving Many Artists Without Pay (Updated) 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.
- 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
- Weekend Wax Bits - July 30, 2016
In the Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed actress Dianne Wiest for the Mansion section's "House Call" column (go here). You probably know her best from Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets Over Broadway (1994). We...
- 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......
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- Kristen Bell On 'Bad Moms': 'It Was The Funniest Script I Had Ever Read' - July 30, 2016
Bell's new film is about three suburban moms who find themselves ground down by the endless chores of motherhood. She says its creators (two men) wrote it as a love letter to their overworked wives.
- For A Female Banker At The Top Of Her Game, What Does It Take To Stay There? - July 29, 2016
In the film Equity, investment banker Naomi Bishop navigates the male-dominated world of Wall Street. Screenwriter Amy Fox discusses the film and her research, which included many interviews with women who worked on Wall Street.
- 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 LA Stories To Life - July 29, 2016
In Charcoal Joe, 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.
- '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.
- 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.
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Lena Horne sings the song that made her a huge star. “Stormy Weather”.
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