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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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- Annie Hardy – “Go Hey Ruku Sake” Video - August 25, 2016
It’s hard to fathom how so much heartbreak and loss can fit into such a small period of time. Giant Drag frontwoman Annie Hardy lost her infant son in March 2015 and the baby’s father less than a year later, and in the wake of those tragedies, she’s returning to music with a new solo […]
- Watch The Trailer For Guns N’ Roses’ Reunion Tour DVD - August 25, 2016
Guns N’ Roses are releasing a DVD to accompany their ongoing Not In This Lifetime reunion tour. Although details have yet to be officially announced, according to BraveWords, it will include video of the band’s 6/23 tour opener in Detroit and a 15-25 minute documentary. Check out a brief trailer below.
- Leave Lorde Alone - August 24, 2016
Lorde is still hard at work on the follow-up to her 2013 debut Pure Heroine. Recently, she’s been seen on Snapchat in the studio with Jack Antonoff, but some fans are getting a little impatient. As the BBC points out, one particularly aggressive fan accosted the pop star on Instagram, asking “Do you think we […]
- Lifetime Announces Britney Spears Biopic - August 24, 2016
Mere days ahead of the release of Britney Spears’ new album Glory, Lifetime has announced a biopic about the iconic pop star. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two-hour TV movie Britney will detail the “tumultuous true story” of her rise to fame, fall from grace, and triumphant comeback. Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar) is set […]
- Will Frank Ocean’s Blonde Switcheroo Get Him Sued By Universal? - August 24, 2016
Frank Ocean released about as much music over the past week or so as he had in his entire career up to that point. In doing so, he may have pulled a fast one on Universal. The “visual album” Endless was released through Def Jam/Universal Music Group as an Apple exclusive, but Blond(e) was released […]
- Morton Schindel, Who Turned Children’s Books Into Animated Films, Dies at 98 - August 24, 2016
Inspired by a trip to the children’s room of the New York Public Library, the filmmaker sought to preserve the books’ lush illustrations when animating them.
- Hackers Publish Nude Pictures on Leslie Jones’s Website - August 24, 2016
The breach showed personal information like a driver’s license and a passport, and images of a nude woman.
- BRIC JazzFest Marathon: 27 Bands in 3 Nights - August 24, 2016
The festival will run a full week, Oct. 8 through Oct. 15, and feature many free events, including a jazz-movie program hosted by Nelson George.
- Robert Seethaler Talks About His New Book, Writing and Acting - August 24, 2016
The Austrian-born Berliner moonlights as a European character actor, but he spends most of his time writing.
- Before ‘Downton,’ There Was ‘Howards End.’ See It at Film Forum. - August 24, 2016
This 1992 movie was adapted from E. M. Forster’s 1910 novel about upper-middle-class British life at the turn of the century.
- Review: ‘Kate Plays Christine,’ a Blurring of Fact and Fiction in a Suicide Story - August 23, 2016
This movie is a sequel of sorts to Robert Greene’s “Actress,” which focuses on boundaries between actors playing themselves and fictional characters.
- Review: In ‘Happy Hour,’ the Effects of One Divorce on Four Women - August 23, 2016
Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s leisurely paced film observes the minute, everyday interactions that cause people to fall in — or, here, mostly out of — love.
- Physically Disabled. Menaced by Evil. Up for a Fight. - August 23, 2016
The odds are always against the heroes of horror films, but what if they are also physically disabled? “Don’t Breathe” is the latest in this subgenre.
- Snapshot: Edgar Ramírez Speaks Five Languages and Has One Peculiar Habit - August 22, 2016
Here, he also discusses portraying the Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Durán in “Hands of Stone.”
- ‘Suicide Squad’ Soundtrack Locks Down a Second Week at No. 1 - August 22, 2016
Drake’s “Views” remained at No. 2, and the rapper’s collaborator PartyNextDoor debuted at No. 3.
- Ang Lee Is Embracing a Faster Film Format. Can Theaters Keep Up? - August 22, 2016
“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” will be shown in a new format at the New York Film Festival, but Sony is still figuring out how to best show it beyond New York.
- Hong Kong Journal: Exit the Dragon? Kung Fu, Once Central to Hong Kong Life, Is Waning - August 22, 2016
The kung fu culture that Bruce Lee helped popularize — and that gave the city a gritty, exotic image in the eyes of foreigners — is in decline.
- Britney Spears getting TV movie treatment - August 25, 2016
The pop star''s love life is to be recreated in a new movie.
- Celebrity friends and fans rally round Leslie Jones after nude photo hack - August 25, 2016
The star''s celebrity pals jump to her defence
- Prince's Paisley Park to open its gates to the public in October - August 25, 2016
The superstar's family want to give fans the chance to view his favourite place of work and play.
- Jennifer Lopez single again - report - August 24, 2016
The singer remains friendly with Casper.
- Lady Gaga planning Italian earthquake donation - August 24, 2016
The singer joins stars like Olivia Wilde and La Toya Jackson in praying for the earthquake victims.
- Katy Perry: 'Let's talk about sex on new album' - August 24, 2016
The singer gobbles up orange chicken when she needs inspiration and a little fuel in the studio.
- Chance the Rapper: 'Obama gave me career advice' - August 24, 2016
Chance the Rapper counts President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia as fans of his mixtape, Coloring Book.
- Cher: 'I'm scared for the gay community if Trump wins' - August 24, 2016
The iconic singer made the comments at a rally supporting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
- Perrie Edwards left red-faced after message mix up with new beau - August 24, 2016
Little Mix's Perrie Edwards cringed after saying Champagne tastes "like poo" while talking to her new beau.
- Usher got Sugar Ray Leonard's approval for Hands of Stone - August 24, 2016
Usher only agreed to portray Sugar Ray Leonard in new boxing biopic Hands of Stone after obtaining the sports legend's personal approval.
Digital Music News Blog
- Why Songwriters Are Getting Left In the Cold by ASCAP and BMI… - August 24, 2016
Streaming royalty rates are easily the biggest issue facing songwriters right now. So why aren’t ASCAP, BMI, or the NMPA fighting the labels over this? The following guest post comes from Jody Dunitz, a former EVP at Sony/ATV Publishing, a current member to angel investing network Tech Coast Angels, and an advocate for songwriters. Spotify is renegotiating […] The post Why Songwriters Are Getting Left In the Cold by ASCAP and BMI… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Airport Security: Coming to a Concert Near You! - August 24, 2016
‘Airport Style Security’: Long lines, heavy security, and severe restrictions on baggage at a Coldplay concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sunday night. Across the US, music venues are implementing airport style security in the hopes of preventing a serious terrorist attack. Many, like the Hollywood Bowl, remain largely unprepared. US-based music venues […] The post Airport Security: Coming to a Concert Near You! appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Vangelis Won’t be Composing the Blade Runner Sequel… - August 24, 2016
The decision not to include Vangelis was made ‘a long time ago…’ The much-expected follow-up sequel to Ridley Scott’s classic Blade Runner will feature an ensemble cast with Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, and Robin Wright, among others, set to star. However, it was revealed today that Blade Runner 2 will not only go on […] The post Vangelis Won’t be Composing the Blade Runner Sequel… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Breaking: New Insurance Program Helps Artists Traumatized by Terror Attacks - August 24, 2016
Any show, any artist can be hit with a terror attack. Now, there’s insurance to help with the difficult aftermath. Terrorism in this day and age is real. We have almost daily reminders of the horrors real people have to suffer, thanks to countless terror attacks, including mass suicide bombings and more. Healing after a […] The post Breaking: New Insurance Program Helps Artists Traumatized by Terror Attacks appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Spotify IPO ‘On Hold’ as Major Labels Refuse Long-Term Contracts - August 24, 2016
Spotify keeps waiting. And waiting. And waiting… Interminable negotiations with major recording labels are creating a disastrous waiting game for Spotify, one that could cause Wall Street to simply move on. According to multiple sources and reports, plans for a Spotify IPO are simply ‘on hold’ for the time being. The problem has been, and […] The post Spotify IPO ‘On Hold’ as Major Labels Refuse Long-Term Contracts appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Today’s Music Lawsuit: Demi Lovato Sued for Plagiarism by Sleigh Bells - August 24, 2016
According to documents obtained by Digital Music News, Derek E. Miller and Sydney Alexis Krauss, better known by their indie rock band name, “Sleigh Bells,” have filed a lawsuit in a California U.S. District Court against Demetria Lovato, known by her stage name Demi Lovato, and Universal Music Group. The lawsuit states that Lovato’s song […] The post Today’s Music Lawsuit: Demi Lovato Sued for Plagiarism by Sleigh Bells appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Entire Download of Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’ Has Been Sitting on Dropbox for 5 Days… - August 24, 2016
Frank Ocean’s latest albums, supposedly Apple Music exclusives, are somehow available for free on Google Drive, SoundCloud, and now, Dropbox. Frank Ocean’s just-released album Endless is available in its entirely — for free — on Dropbox, part of a massive leak that keeps getting worse. Even more surprising is that the album has been sitting on the file […] The post Entire Download of Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’ Has Been Sitting on Dropbox for 5 Days… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Coldplay Gouging Their Own Fans With $14 Beers, $6 Waters - August 24, 2016
One of many beer stands throughout the Rose Bowl, where Coldplay played back-to-back concerts last weekend. What’s the most you’d pay for a beer at a concert? During back-to-back, sold out performances by Coldplay at the Rose Bowl last week, beers were priced at an astounding $14, with a $1 discount for domestic brews. A […] The post Coldplay Gouging Their Own Fans With $14 Beers, $6 Waters appeared first on Digital Music News.
- MUSEXPO Europe Unveils Full Agenda of Industry Leaders; Event Returns to London - August 23, 2016
A special announcement from our partner, A&R Worldwide, the company powering MUSEXPO Europe. Darcus Beese to be Honored as ‘European Executive of the Year’ at Musexpo Europe’s Closing Ceremony. In preparation for its kick-off in London next month, MUSEXPO Europe has confirmed some of the music and media industry’s most inspiring, innovative and successful executives to […] The post MUSEXPO Europe Unveils Full Agenda of Industry Leaders; Event Returns to London appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Mixcloud Boasts Impressive One Million Curators - August 23, 2016
On their Twitter account today, British music streaming service Mixcloud announced that they have finally reached the very impressive feat of 1 million uploaders, and invited users to tweet their favorite Mixcloud mixes. This news also comes at a time when its reported competitor SoundCloud is boasting over 135 million tracks available on demand and […] The post Mixcloud Boasts Impressive One Million Curators appeared first on Digital Music News.
- You’re Gonna Pay for All Those Overdoses, Live Nation… - August 23, 2016
Live Nation is battling yet another lawsuit tied to a drug overdose. Should they really be held liable? As of late, Live Nation hasn’t had a good reputation. From harassing us for publishing an article about their TSA PreCheck integration (that I personally investigated and wrote) to a facing a lawsuit from the family of a […] The post You’re Gonna Pay for All Those Overdoses, Live Nation… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Is Frank Ocean Screwing Apple Music (Just Like Chipotle)? - August 23, 2016
Pictured: Google Drive containing Frank Ocean’s latest album, Blond. As of Tuesday, the folder remains live, despite being reported on Sunday by Digital Music News. Apple Music pays millions for exclusive releases. Did Frank Ocean and Universal Music take the money and run? Last week, Frank Ocean released two major albums, both secured by Apple […] The post Is Frank Ocean Screwing Apple Music (Just Like Chipotle)? 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
- Larry Adler's Harmonica - August 24, 2016
The late Toots Thielemans, who died earlier this week, was one of the first chromatic harmonica players to play swing and bop on the instrument. And no one could touch Toots or even sound like him when it came to...
- Toots Thielemans (1922-2016) - August 23, 2016
Toots Thielemans, a highly gifted swing-jazz guitarist, accordionist, harmonicist and whistler who began recording in his native Belgium just after World War II before relocating to the States in 1952 and whose catchy waltz, Bluesette, became a jazz standard, died... Related Stories Harry Arnold: Guest Book, 1960
- Joe Bushkin: At the Embers, '52 - August 22, 2016
Back in 1952, 161 E. 54th St. was home to the Embers, a Midtown Manhattan restaurant and nightclub that routinely featured jazz. Artists tended to play swing standards during their runs there so older patrons would feel at home. Among... Related Stories Billy Byers: Byers' Guide Al + Zoot: Happy Over Hoagy Hal McKusick: You're Everywhere
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- Actor John Krasinski Takes Stock Of His 'Lottery-Ticket Life' - August 24, 2016
Krasinski says he's thankful for his big break "every single day." Three years after the wrap of The Office, he continues to branch out. He's now directing and co-starring in the film The Hollars.
- Nate Parker's Past, His Present, And The Future of 'Birth Of A Nation': Episode 14 - August 24, 2016
News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture: Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?
- Wolverine's Mutton Chops To Hugh Jackman: 'This Ain't Over, Bub' - August 23, 2016
The Fire Still (Side)Burns: Jackman recently took to social media to shave off the distinctive facial hair he sported for the role of Wolverine. Those mutton chops are not handling the breakup well.
- With 'Hell Or High Water,' Jeff Bridges Returns To The American West - August 21, 2016
The actor discusses his new film, a return to a genre Bridges knows quite well: the Western. He talks with host Farai Chideya.
- Interview With Jonah Hill And Todd Phillips On New Film 'War Dogs' - August 21, 2016
Jonah Hill and Todd Phillips talk with Rachel Martin about their "War Dogs," which tells the mostly-true story of two pot-smoking 20-year-olds who win a $300 million U.S. government weapons contract.
- A Samurai's Son Makes Stop-Motion Magic With Music And Origami - August 19, 2016
Kubo and the Two Strings is a sprawling new fantasy film from Laika animation studios. Filmmaker Travis Knight says it's all about merging brand new technology with age-old art and craft.
- 'War Dogs' Puts A Satirical Spin On The Business Of War - August 19, 2016
Todd Phillips' new comedy, which is loosely based on a true story, follows two 20-somethings from Miami who become international arms dealers. Critic John Powers calls War Dogs "jauntily enjoyable."
- Q&A: How Does The New 'Ben-Hur' Compare With Its Predecessor(s)? - August 19, 2016
Critic Chris Klimek gets so excited about the various film versions of an epic set in the Roman Empire that he opens a Socratic dialogue with his editor. (Yes, Socrates was Greek, not Roman. We know.)
- Movie Review: Paramount Remakes The MGM Classic 'Ben-Hur' - August 19, 2016
In 1959, Charlton Heston starred in Oscar-winning movie Ben-Hur. The question is: Why take another turn at making a film that defined epic when it was released, and was itself a remake?
- In A Sweet Coming-Of-Age Tale, 'Morris From America' Brings Hip-Hop To Heidelberg - August 18, 2016
The charismatic Markees Christmas plays Morris, a 13-year-old aspiring rapper from New York who moves to Germany with his widowed father (Craig Robinson).
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