- 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.
- Introducing: Hi-Res Audio Streaming from Napster - September 1, 2016
New smartphones, wearables and TVs – oh my! Those are just a few of the consumer electronic products expected to be unveiled at IFA... The post Introducing: Hi-Res Audio Streaming from Napster appeared first on Napster Music News.
- RBTS WIN – “King Summer” - September 26, 2016
North Carolina trio RBTS Win are prepping their next full-length offering now, but in the meantime, they’re set to drop the King Summer EP as a segue into their new sound. On their last album, Palm Sunday, they layered textural grooves around driving samples, but they’re moving more toward a focus on instrumentation as they […]
- Beck – “Up All Night” - September 26, 2016
Beck’s new album, which is now reportedly set to come out sometime in November, looks like it’ll be a giddier, poppier affair than anything we’ve heard from the man in recent years. The summer single “Wow” seemed like an attempt to return to the dazed, funky Beck of the ’90s, and now we get to […]
- Temples – “Certainty” - September 26, 2016
Temples, a band of four young British men with elaborate haircuts, made themselves famous two years ago with Sun Structures, an album of big, expansive, festival-friendly psych-rock. They’ve lately been at work on an as-yet-unannounced sophomore album, and they just unveiled its first single today. The new song is called “Certainty,” and it has a […]
- Stream Itasca Open To Chance - September 26, 2016
The Los Angeles musician Kayla Cohen, who records as Itasca, makes music that gives a warm, floaty, spectral take on the singer-songwriter music of the ’70s. Later this week, Cohen will follow up her 2014 album Unmoored By The Wind with a new one called Open To Chance, and everything we’ve heard from it thus […]
- Kero Kero Bonito – “Trampoline” - September 26, 2016
Trailing the release of “Graduation,” Kero Kero Bonito have just shared the latest single off their upcoming new album Bonito Generation. On “Trampoline,” bilingual singer/rapper Sarah Perry turns a rainy day around with a little rebellion against gravity. “First you fall down/ Then you get back up again/ Find your rhythm, momentum is the key,” […]
- Curtis Hanson, Director of Wicked Noir ‘L.A. Confidential,’ Dies at 71 - September 26, 2016
The director’s 1997 adaptation of a tough James Ellroy novel earned him an Academy Award, and introduced American moviegoers to Russell Crowe.
- 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.
- Bill Nunn, Who Played Radio Raheem in ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Dies at 63 - September 25, 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.
- ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Dominates Weekend North American Box Office - September 25, 2016
Antoine Fuqua’s ethnically diverse remake of the John Sturges classic includes heavy-hitting stars like Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.
- 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.”
- ‘Miss Peregrine’ and Tim Burton: The Making of a Film Fable - September 23, 2016
For “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” based on a novel by Ransom Riggs, Mr. Burton sketched characters and more to create a new world.
- ‘Love in the Afternoon,’ a Tale of Male Restlessness, Back Onscreen - September 23, 2016
Eric Rohmer’s 1972 film, the final one in his cycle “Six Moral Tales,” runs through Thursday.
- This Week’s Movies: Sept. 23, 2016 - September 23, 2016
The New York Times film critics review “The Magnificent Seven,” “”Queen of Katwe” and “The Dressmaker.”
- Movie Listings for Sept. 23-29 - September 22, 2016
A guide to movies playing at theaters in the New York City area, as well as select festivals and film series.
- Drake releases highly-anticipated short film Please Forgive Me - September 26, 2016
The film includes seven tracks from his chart-topping album Views.
- John Newman: 'I'm not friends with Taylor Swift anymore' - September 26, 2016
The British singer is a longtime friend of Calvin Harris, and supported his friend after the break-up in June (16).
- Faith Evans flashes privates during concert - September 26, 2016
Faith Evans lifted up part of her white dress to dance but accidentally exposed herself onstage.
- Liam Gallagher to open up on his career - September 26, 2016
Liam Gallagher is joining Radio X to give music fans a rare insight into his career.
- Florida Georgia Line stage duet with idols Backstreet Boys - September 26, 2016
Backstreet Boys stage surprise performance at iHeartRadio Music Festival
- Taylor Swift shakes off love split at Liberty Ross' star-studded birthday bash - September 26, 2016
Mick Jagger and James Corden also attended the party.
- Play these games on your trip to watch your favourite musicians - September 25, 2016
This year if you happen to be seeing one of or your favourite musician whether it’s a few miles or a few thousand miles then you are going
- Chris Martin jokes as Rihanna runs late for Global Citizen Festival - September 25, 2016
The Bajan star performed at the free annual event in Central Park, New York.
- Kanye West surprises at Chance The Rapper's festival - September 25, 2016
The rap superstar performed a series of hits, including Touch the Sky, Gold Digger and Black Skinhead.
- Norah Jones: ‘It’s so hard for musicians to make money now’ - September 25, 2016
Signer Norah Jones is glad social media wasn’t around when she started out because she’s no good at self-promotion.
- Last Week In the Music Business - September 24, 2016
This week in the Music Business: Are vinyl sales going up or are they dying out; Quitting smoking may have weakened Adele’s voice; Shawty Lo died in a tragic car accident; and Facebook messed up big time on their video metrics. Our music business weekly roundup… Monday Monday kicked off with some strange hissing noises. […] The post Last Week In the Music Business appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Adele Says That Giving Up Smoking Has Made Her Voice Weaker - September 23, 2016
Smoking can kill. But can it actually help your vocal chords? British singer and songwriter Adele believes that giving up smoking may actually have harmed her singing voice. She spoke with Canada’s eTalk platform and jokingly said, “The people with the best voices, they always smoke. I’ve given up smoking and I’m convinced that’s made […] The post Adele Says That Giving Up Smoking Has Made Her Voice Weaker appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Mac Miller Just Played His Best Show Ever In LA [Exclusive Photos] - September 23, 2016
It was a short-n-sweet set by Mac Miller at MTV’s Wonderland warehouse venue in downtown Los Angeles. Actually, it was just four songs. But the live band was tight, Mac Miller was entirely relaxed, and the crowd was low-key. MTV cameras were everywhere, with graffiti’d up Imperial Studios serving as an offbeat set and stage. […] The post Mac Miller Just Played His Best Show Ever In LA [Exclusive Photos] appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Is Facebook Video a Scam? Company Busted Over Inflated Metrics - September 23, 2016
Last year, Digital Music News started raising serious questions about Facebook video counts and session metrics. That included specific suspicions of wildly inflated average session lengths. But we weren’t the only one — and one year later, a Facebook executive is apologizing for that exact issue. Facebook has been bull-charging against YouTube for more than […] The post Is Facebook Video a Scam? Company Busted Over Inflated Metrics appeared first on Digital Music News.
- How to Pick the Cover Song That Will Make You Famous… - September 23, 2016
Every day, thousands upon thousands of songs are uploaded onto Spotify, YouTube, iTunes… whatever. There are even millions of songs on Spotify that haven’t been played once, according to one study. So how can you possibly get un-buried and noticed as a new artist? The answer could simply be picking the right cover song. A […] The post How to Pick the Cover Song That Will Make You Famous… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Spotify Actively Shifting Headquarters from Stockholm to NYC… - September 23, 2016
Ahead of their rumored IPO offering, Spotify is reportedly looking to purchase or lease about 350,000 square feet of prime Manhattan real estate. That would easily double the size of their current spaces. According to New York real estate source The Real Deal, Spotify has hired brokers from commercial real estate firm JLL to look […] The post Spotify Actively Shifting Headquarters from Stockholm to NYC… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Think the Cassette Tape Is Dead? Introducing ‘Cassette Store Day 2016’ - September 23, 2016
Yes, the cassette tape is still a thing. Taking a look at Nielsen’s Mid-Year 2016 report, you’ll noticeably see that cassette tape sales are noticeably absent from the report. Cassettes are mentioned under Total Album Sales, but only three formats are labeled: CDs, Digital, LP/Vinyl. Also, under Physical Album Sales By Store Type, they’re mentioned […] The post Think the Cassette Tape Is Dead? Introducing ‘Cassette Store Day 2016’ appeared first on Digital Music News.
- The iPhone 7 Has 99 Problems. And They Are… - September 23, 2016
Sure you want to buy an iPhone 7? Here are just a few problems to consider. 1. iPhone 7 isn’t that much different than the iPhone 6. 2. Some people think the iPhone 6 is worse than the iPhone 5. 3. The iPhone 8 will be much better. 4. You don’t need to get every […] The post The iPhone 7 Has 99 Problems. And They Are… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Police Manhunt Underway for Bronx Rapper Whitey GZ… - September 22, 2016
A manhunt is underway for a Bronx man who allegedly shot a man in the leg yesterday night. The Bronx man goes by the name of “Whitey GZ” on social media. He’s also known as a local rapper. According to the NYPD, the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the man late last night, […] The post Police Manhunt Underway for Bronx Rapper Whitey GZ… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Frank Ocean’s “Endless” is STILL Available on Dropbox on Free - September 22, 2016
There are still an “Endless” amount of Frank Ocean links online. But why? After doing a quick search on Google, MP3s of Frank Ocean’s Endless can STILL be found on Dropbox. (To avoid any legal issues, no, we will not be posting them here this time, as Apple has previously threatened to sue us). The […] The post Frank Ocean’s “Endless” is STILL Available on Dropbox on Free appeared first on Digital Music News.
- The Playlist Is Officially Bigger Than the Album, Study Finds - September 22, 2016
Who needs to listen to albums when you’ve got playlists? A new study shows that playlists, not albums, now command more listening hours overall. The new study was conducted by LOOP (Lots of Online People) and provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz). The study was based on a May 2016 survey of exactly […] The post The Playlist Is Officially Bigger Than the Album, Study Finds appeared first on Digital Music News.
- The iPhone 7 Adapter Actually Worsens Sound, Study Finds - September 22, 2016
Is Apple’s iPhone 7 adapter for 3.5mm jack actually worsening the audio experience? That’s the question many users and other top tech sites are asking. German magazine c’t Magazine decided to put the iPhone 7 adapter through exhaustive audio tests. Roughly translated from German, the article started out with the following header: “The rationalized jack of […] The post The iPhone 7 Adapter Actually Worsens Sound, Study Finds 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
- 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
- Weekend Wax Bits - September 24, 2016
In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Jewel on her journey from rock bottom to rock star (go here). It's a harrowing tale of survival after being rejected by her mother as a child, dealing with a gruff...
- Sco: Country for Old Men - September 23, 2016
Earlier this year, guitarist John Scofield won a Grammy for his album, Past Present. Released in 2015, Past Present came on the heels of tough times for Sco—the 2013 passing of his son, Evan, to cancer at age 26. Sco's... Related Stories 21 New CD Discoveries
- 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.
- A Feel-Good Chess Movie Keeps Sentimentality In Check: 'Queen Of Katwe' - September 22, 2016
A Disney film about a Ugandan girl who becomes a chess champion hits familiar beats but evinces a nuanced understanding of extreme poverty and the societal forces that reinforce it.
- '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.
- A Korean Celebrity Couple Kidnapped By Kim Jong Il: 'The Lovers And The Despot' - September 22, 2016
The fascinating tale of a South Korean movie star and director kidnapped in the 1970s is dutifully recounted in a documentary that fails to explore several lingering questions.
- It Takes An (Empty) Village: 'The Ruins Of Lifta' - September 22, 2016
A new documentary focuses on a now-empty town near Jerusalem, the future of which is hotly contested.
Monthly Archives: March 2009
I absolutely love this group. Shalamar consisted of 3 people; Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniel (later on Miki Free), and Howard Hewett. Some of their biggest hits were, “Second Time Around”, “dancing in the streets”, “A night to remember”, “full of fire”, and more. They have taken on the pop/rock era by storm in the 80’s. Check out their stuff on itunes.
Too my understanding, they all went solo. Jody Watly has done more dance music, and Howard Hewett has gone on to do gospel. Although I’m not sure what has happend to Miki Free & Jeffrey Danial. I am assume they is/was working in the background, song writing etc.,