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- Austin City Limits Festival Signals End of Summer Fests - September 28, 2016
In what has become a suitable rival for Austin, Texas’ other music festival, SXSW, the Austin City Limits music festival –- now in its... The post Austin City Limits Festival Signals End of Summer Fests appeared first on Napster Music News.
- This Week’s New Music: Sept. 23, 2016 - September 24, 2016
The Weeknd: “Starboy” For those jonesing for new music from The Weeknd, the fix came this week with the surprise release of “Starboy.” The... The post This Week’s New Music: Sept. 23, 2016 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- This Week’s New Music: Sept. 16, 2016 - September 16, 2016
You know fall is here when the singles and albums start dropping nearly as fast as the leaves. We’ve gathered up a handful of... The post This Week’s New Music: Sept. 16, 2016 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Exclusive: KT Tunstall Live Performance - September 13, 2016
Two years ago, KT Tunstall thought she was done with music. Not that she’d never again play guitar or sing, but done playing professionally... The post Exclusive: KT Tunstall Live Performance appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Napster Back to School Contest - September 12, 2016
School is back in session and Napster wants to set you up to do your best! To help you have tunes to study we... The post Napster Back to School Contest appeared first on Napster Music News.
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- Hear Peter Gabriel Sing “That’ll Do” At Terry Wogan Memorial Service - September 28, 2016
Famed UK broadcaster Terry Wogan passed away in January, and today, on the 50th anniversary of his first BBC radio broadcast, a number of celebrities honored him with a celebratory memorial service at London’s Westminster Abbey. During the tribute, Peter Gabriel performed “That’ll Do,” his Oscar-nominated, Randy Newman-penned song from Babe: Pig In The City, […]
- Chromatics – “Magazine” - September 28, 2016
Chromatics’ long-awaited Dear Tommy still isn’t anywhere in sight, but at least we’re getting some new music from them. Chromatics mastermind Johnny Jewel scored Fien Troch’s upcoming film Home, and he’s releasing the soundtrack as an album next month. His score will make up the second half of the LP, while the first will consist […]
- Watch Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam Play First Ever Show In Brooklyn - September 28, 2016
The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser and ex-Vampire Weekender Rostam Batmanglij put out their collaborative album I Had A Dream That You Were Mine last week, and last night, they played their first official show together at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC. During the set, they invited Maggie Rogers of “Alaska” fame onstage to sing Angel Deradoorian’s part […]
- The Weeknd & Daft Punk’s “Starboy” Video Gets MTV EMA Nomination Before It’s Even Out - September 27, 2016
Last week, the Weeknd released “Starboy,” a collaboration with Daft Punk and the title track from his upcoming album. The song’s music video isn’t out yet — it’s set to arrive tomorrow, according to a recent Instagram by the Weeknd — but it’s already been nominated for an award. As Pitchfork points out, the “Starboy” […]
- Solange Announces New Album A Seat At The Table, Out Friday - September 27, 2016
Solange Knowles has announced that she will release a new album called A Seat At The Table at the end of this week on 9/30. It’s her third studio album and first release since 2012’s True EP. In a press release, she described it as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.” The […]
- Herschell Gordon Lewis, a Pioneer of Gore Cinema, Dies at 90 - September 28, 2016
Mr. Lewis set the bar for low-budget horror in movies like “Blood Feast” that went on to inspire filmmakers like Wes Craven and Quentin Tarantino.
- Bill Nunn, Who Played Radio Raheem in ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Dies at 63 - September 27, 2016
Mr. Nunn starred in several movies by the director Spike Lee, but he made his greatest mark in the 1989 role as Radio Raheem.
- Review: In ‘Tharlo,’ a Shepherd’s Life Upended by a Trip to the City - September 27, 2016
A black-and-white film from the Tibetan director Pema Tseden has a fleeting charm until the narrative takes a grim turn.
- Review: ‘Sand Storm’ Follows a Bedouin Mother and Daughter in Quiet Revolts - September 27, 2016
In her feature debut, the Israeli filmmaker Elite Zexer directs a story about women constricted by, and pushing back against, cultural traditions.
- Spock: Half-Vulcan. Half-Human. All Outsider Role Model. - September 27, 2016
A documentary by Adam Nimoy explores how his father’s “Star Trek” character, Spock, provided inspiration to those who saw themselves as different.
- Memo From Brazil: Brazilian Politics Smother a Film’s Oscar Ambitions - September 27, 2016
A government panel rejected the critically acclaimed “Aquarius,” starring Sonia Braga, as Brazil’s Academy Awards entry, prompting other directors to withdraw their films.
- ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Dominates Weekend North American Box Office - September 26, 2016
Antoine Fuqua’s ethnically diverse remake of the John Sturges classic includes heavy-hitting stars like Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.
- Review: ‘Breaking the Waves’ Lends Musical Heft to a von Trier Tale - September 25, 2016
Opera Philadelphia staged the premiere of this Missy Mazzoli work, adapted from a 1996 film about a woman whose marriage changes after an accident.
- Bobby Breen, a Child Star Who Hit a High Note in the 1930s, Dies at 87 - September 24, 2016
Mr. Breen arrived on the scene as an 8-year-old boy with an angelic face, and was described as “the most alarming vocal phenomenon of the day.”
- Angelina Jolie Turns to Divorce Specialist Laura Wasser - September 24, 2016
This Los Angeles lawyer has helped end marriages for Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian and Johnny Depp.
- This Movie Was Nearly Lost. Now They’re Fighting to Save It. - September 23, 2016
A negative of “Cane River” (1982), which resurfaced two years ago, has connected a disparate group of people across the country.
- Terry Jones of Monty Python Has Dementia, His Family Says - September 23, 2016
The actor, 74, is best known for his roles in the British comedy troupe and as a director or writer of works like “Life of Brian” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
- Nick Jonas: 'Sex has changed how I write songs' - September 28, 2016
Nick Jonas believes his creative life as "changed dramatically" since he lost his virginity.
- Critics take aim as Mary J. Blige's awkward chat with Hillary Clinton airs - September 28, 2016
The full interview, during which the R&B star sings one of her questions about police brutality, will debut on Friday.
- Zayn Malik slams 'fake' celebrities - September 28, 2016
The former One Direction star can tell when so-called friends are just hangers-on.
- Nicole Scherzinger joins the Black Eyed Peas for new club anthem - report - September 28, 2016
The My Humps hitmakers regroup to record new track with the former Pussycat Dolls star.
- Bobby Brown: 'I want Nick Gordon to face criminal charges over my daughter's death' - September 27, 2016
The singer is urging lawmakers to file criminal charges against Nick Gordon after a civil judge ruled he is responsible for Bobbi Kristina's death.
- Peter Doherty announces new album and single - September 27, 2016
Peter Doherty releases his new album, ‘Hamburg Demonstrations’ through BMG/Clouds Hill on Friday the 2nd December.
- Beyonce and Justin Bieber lead MTV EMA nominations - September 27, 2016
Beyonce lands nominations for Best Video, Best Female, Best Live Act, Biggest Fans and Best Look at the MTV EMAs.
- Madonna defends Rosie O'Donnell after Donald Trump debate slur - September 27, 2016
Rosie O''Donnell, Madonna and a collection of other stars slammed U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump after Monday''s debate with Hillary Clinton.
- Katy Perry 'jailed' for voting while naked in comedy sketch - September 27, 2016
Katy Perry ends up handcuffs when she thinks she is allowed to wear whatever she wants, including her birthday suit.
- Beyonce pays tribute to Shawty Lo during gig - September 27, 2016
The superstar was performing on her Formation World Tour in the rapper's hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.
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- Will This Fix Neighboring Rights? Kobalt Purchases Fintage House - September 27, 2016
If you’ve ever tried dealing with ‘neighboring rights,’ we feel sorry for you. Especially if you’re dealing with Europe. Now, Kobalt is aiming to improve a messy arena and growing the neighboring rights pot with the acquisition of Fintage House. The complex and oftentimes frustrating area known as ‘neighboring rights’ may soon become streamlined. And, […] The post Will This Fix Neighboring Rights? Kobalt Purchases Fintage House appeared first on Digital Music News.
- The Spotify Web Player: Is It For You? - September 27, 2016
A closer look at the Spotify Web Player. Spotify’s in a good position. Although they have yet to turn a profit, they’ve reached the 40 million member mark, outpacing Apple Music’s growth. According to 9To5Mac, Spotify grew by approximately 10 million members in the last 5 months, while Apple Music only managed to snag around […] The post The Spotify Web Player: Is It For You? appeared first on Digital Music News.
- The Top Spotify Tracks, Artists, and Albums for 2015-2016 - September 27, 2016
Here’s a new interactive breakdown of the biggest artists, tracks, and albums on Spotify over the past two years. Sizzle Analytics is behind the concept. Pretty cool, right? The Spotify breakdown was created by Sizzle Analytics, after pulling data from spotify.com and spotifycharts.com. It’s sort of a beta experiment, and the company is looking for […] The post The Top Spotify Tracks, Artists, and Albums for 2015-2016 appeared first on Digital Music News.
- YouTube to MP3: Who Are the Biggest Players? - September 27, 2016
YouTube-mp3.org has finally been taken to court. But that’s just one of several YouTube to MP3 giants. So who’s next? But a new study by the University of East Anglia, Lancaster University, and Newcastle University has found that legal threats and lawsuits against pirating sites have had very little impact on music piracy websites. That […] The post YouTube to MP3: Who Are the Biggest Players? appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Despite Losing a $22 Million Lawsuit, MP3 Skull is Back in Full Force - September 27, 2016
It looks like the music industry forgot to nail this coffin shut. Now, MP3 Skull is both an mp3 search engine AND a YouTube to MP3 converter. Despite the music industry’s best efforts to shut down this free MP3 sharing site, MP3 Skull has come back with full force. As of this morning, MP3 Skull […] The post Despite Losing a $22 Million Lawsuit, MP3 Skull is Back in Full Force appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Legal Threats Have Absolutely No Impact on Music Piracy, Study Finds - September 27, 2016
Nearly two decades of legal threats and lawsuits have had little impact on music piracy, a new study finds. Instead, the companies the industry hates — YouTube, SoundCloud, and Spotify — have done the most to save the music business. So why didn’t all those lawsuits work? As the music industry pops the champagne on its best […] The post Legal Threats Have Absolutely No Impact on Music Piracy, Study Finds appeared first on Digital Music News.
- What Millennials Expect from a Live Music Experience - September 26, 2016
Even as digital content and streaming services change the way we listen to music in our day-to- day lives, the live music experience continues to be a major component of the music industry. The following sponsored post comes from the Ticket Liquidator. They’ve got millions of tickets to over 165,000 events. Music, sports, comedy, Ticket Liquidator […] The post What Millennials Expect from a Live Music Experience appeared first on Digital Music News.
- RIAA, IFPI, and BPI File Lawsuit Against Top YouTube to MP3 Site - September 26, 2016
Just say No to Youtube to MP3 ripping. In a joint effort, The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) have taken Youtube-mp3.org to court. The RIAA announced the action against the service on their own website today. The lawsuit was filed […] The post RIAA, IFPI, and BPI File Lawsuit Against Top YouTube to MP3 Site appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Breaking: Hidden Headphone Jack Found on the iPhone 7 - September 26, 2016
Looks like the iPhone 7 has a standard, 3.5mm jack after all. You just have to access it. About a week and a half ago, a user by the name of TechRax posted a “how-to” video on YouTube supposedly detailing how to enable the missing headphone jack on your iPhone 7. Titled “Secret Hack To […] The post Breaking: Hidden Headphone Jack Found on the iPhone 7 appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Want to Hear the First Ever Recording of Computer Generated Music? - September 26, 2016
Turns out electronic music pre-dates Kraftwerk. In fact, the earliest recording of computer generated music dates back to 1951. Turns out legendary code-cracker Alan Turing did more than just decrypt Axis messages and win world wars. Considered one of the founding fathers of modern computer science and artificial intelligence, Turing was also a pioneer in […] The post Want to Hear the First Ever Recording of Computer Generated Music? appeared first on Digital Music News.
- ‘Nazi Anthem’ Copyright Owner Rips Down YouTube Documentary - September 26, 2016
Not only does someone still own the copyright to the ‘Nazi Anthem,’ they’re still trying to make money off of it. And YouTube is helping them. If you think copyright law has problems, you haven’t seen the ugliness of this latest copyright takedown case. Just last week, the creator of the documentary, You Don’t Know […] The post ‘Nazi Anthem’ Copyright Owner Rips Down YouTube Documentary appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Who Are the Biggest SoundCloud to MP3 Downloaders? - September 26, 2016
Why SoundCloud to MP3 downloaders? Because, convenience, bro. Despite its inherent flaws and those spelling its imminent doom, SoundCloud doesn’t appear to be going anywhere for the foreseeable future. And, when it comes to the roiling debates over stream rippers, looks like SoundCloud has been totally left out. So who are the biggest services to […] The post Who Are the Biggest SoundCloud to MP3 Downloaders? appeared first on Digital Music News.
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- 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
- Video: Sonny Rollins, 1959 - September 28, 2016
For me, what sets Sonny Rollins apart from all other tenor saxophonists in the 1950s is how he makes you feel as soon as he starts to play. For some reason, Sonny's sound hits my heart and mind, making me... Related Stories Sonny Rollins on Disco Monk Ornette Coleman (1930-2015) Weekend Wax Bits
- Wes Montgomery: Interview '68 - September 27, 2016
People in Jazz was a TV show that aired briefly in 1967 and '68 in Detroit and was hosted by Jim Rockwell, a local jazz radio disc jockey on WABX-FM. In early 1968, shortly before Wes Montgomery's death in June...
- Jan Lundgren: Styne and Young - September 26, 2016
In 2001 and 2002, Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren released songbook tributes to Jule Styne and Victor Young, respectively, featuring his trio and special guests. Within a few years, the prized releases, recorded in Copenhagen on the Sittel label, disappeared and... Related Stories 21 New CD Discoveries Jan Lundgren: A Retrospective Weekend Wax Bits
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- Acting For Film Or Acting For Life? Doc Tells Story Of Kim Jong Il's Captives - September 27, 2016
The North Korean leader was so crazy about movies that he kidnapped a South Korean actress and director and forced them to work for him. The Lovers and the Despot tells their story.
- New Law Will Require IMDB To Remove Actors' Ages If Requested - September 26, 2016
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will require websites like IMDB Pro to remove the ages of actors and others listed on the site if asked by them to do so.
- 'Deepwater Horizon' Director On The BP Oil Spill And The 'Addictive Dance' For Fuel - September 26, 2016
Peter Berg discusses his new film, which recreates the final hours of the oil rig that exploded and sank, causing the BP oil spill. Eleven rig workers died trying to prevent the disaster.
- Ugandan Actress's Journey Mirrors That Of Her 'Queen Of Katwe' Character - September 23, 2016
Like her chess champion character, first-time film actress Madina Nalwanga grew up in a poor neighborhood in Uganda. She says co-star Lupita Nyong'o has been her guide to the world of moviemaking.
- 'Audrie & Daisy' Explores Social Media Shaming After Sexual Assaults - September 23, 2016
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to co-directors and husband and wife duo, Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, about their documentary, Audrie & Daisy. The documentary addresses the sexual assault — and ensuing social media shaming — of two high [...]
- It's Hard to Tell Who's Shooting Whom In 'The Magnificent Seven' - September 23, 2016
Critic David Edelstein says that despite its irresistible plot, Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960 classic Western is ultimately "just another formula revenge picture."
- This Freshly Diverse 'Seven' Ups The Firepower - September 23, 2016
The Magnificent Seven is a remake of a movie that's already a remake that's updated in both casting and body count.
- Movie Reviews: 'Magnificent Seven' And 'Storks' - September 23, 2016
David Greene talks to Justin Chang about two movies out this week: the remake of The Magnificent Seven and the animated children's picture Storks. Chang is film critic for the Los Angeles Times.
- 'The Magnificent Seven': Because 'The Pretty Good Seven' Didn't Test Well - September 22, 2016
I Haven't Seen The First Six Yet! Director Antoine Fuqua remakes the classic 1960 Western; our critic calls it a "fun but nonessential" example of "high-grade pulp."
- Kate Winslet Wreaks Bespoke Vengeance In 'The Dressmaker' - September 22, 2016
Kate Winslet plays a woman with designs to punish the townsfolk who once wronged her in this tonally confused Australian comedy.
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