- Napster, Vera Project Partner to Present Rapper Mackned - September 28, 2016
Everyone has a favorite artist. Whether it’s a yet-to-be-discovered hometown act or an international success, when that artist hits or your city, you want... The post Napster, Vera Project Partner to Present Rapper Mackned appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Without Wires! Napster Now Playing on Cobblestone & MÜZO Player - September 28, 2016
Listening to your favorite music with Napster at home is great, but having to set it all up with your home sound system can... The post Without Wires! Napster Now Playing on Cobblestone & MÜZO Player appeared first on Napster Music News.
- 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.
- Hear “New Globe” From Toro Y Moi’s New Ambient Project PLUM - September 28, 2016
In addition to his main gig as Toro Y Moi, Chaz Bundick tends to have a few side projects going on at once. The latest is PLUM, a new experimental ambient project whose debut self-titled tape is out now via Leaving Records. It’s comprised of one long track called “New Globe,” which is described as […]
- Run For Cover Records Announces Inaugural Something In The Way Fest Featuring Alex G, Elvis Depressedly, More - September 28, 2016
Run For Cover Records has been around since 2004, but it seems like in the past few years the Boston-based label has reached another level. We named them one of the breakout indie labels of 2014, and the two years since have proven their cultural importance and musical dominance. On 12/14, Run For Cover (alongside […]
- Check Out The Nude Iggy Pop Drawings From A New Brooklyn Museum Exhibit - September 28, 2016
Earlier this year, Iggy Pop was the guest model for a nude life drawing session at the New York Academy Of Art as part of a project conceived by Jeremy Deller. The drawings from that session, which were created by 21 artists, will be put on display in a new exhibition called Iggy Pop Life […]
- Shakai Mondai – “Hikari” (Utada Hikaru Cover) Video - September 28, 2016
Although recent Band To Watch Shakai Mondai’s cover of J-Pop star Utada Hikaru’s “Hikari” stands on its own without question, it’s perhaps best understood when watched in juxtaposition with the original. Said to be the “mirror image’ of the version made by Hikaru, with its black lights and surrealist themes, it ends up becoming closer […]
- Watch Jack White Join Cat Stevens’ First Nashville Show In 40 Years - September 28, 2016
Jack White joined Cat Stevens onstage last night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to perform “Where Do The Children Play.” It was Stevens’ first Nashville show in 40 years, and White wasn’t the only guest he brought on stage. Will Oldham — aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy — joined during the encore as well. Check out a […]
- ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ on Netflix Rediscovers a Faded Footnote - September 28, 2016
This film revisits the trials and tribulations of an Irish force in Central Africa in 1961.
- ‘Heaven’s Gate’ Comes to BAMCinématek - September 28, 2016
Michael Cimino’s costly, 216-minute western about class conflict in Wyoming, based on the Johnson County War, helped sink the studio behind it.
- ‘American Honey’: Open Highways, Free Spirits - September 28, 2016
While shooting the director Andrea Arnold’s film, the cast and crew traveled together for nearly three months, from Oklahoma to North Dakota.
- 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.”
- Benedict Cumberbatch refused to question Tom Hiddleston about Taylor Swift - September 28, 2016
The Thor star opens up about his love of running.
- Chance the Rapper to perform at White House Christmas gig - September 28, 2016
Kelly Clarkson and Yolanda Adams are among the other acts set to perform on 1 December (16).
- Miley Cyrus: 'Mariah Carey makes everything about her' - September 28, 2016
Miley Cyrus always ensures her music isn''t about her, unlike other artists in the business.
- Ariana Grande open to country music crossover - September 28, 2016
Ariana Grande listened to country singers The Dixie Chicks when she was younger.
- Mary J. Blige bites back at Hillary Clinton interview critics - September 28, 2016
Mary J. Blige didn't hold back when she addressed critics of her new interview with Hillary Clinton.
- Britney Spears 'comeback' album inspired by Selena Gomez - September 28, 2016
The pop superstar released her ninth album, Glory, last month (16).
- 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.
- Abbey Roads Studios’ Announced New Red Incubator Intake - September 28, 2016
Abbey Road Studios has just announced three new company signups to its Abbey Road Red’s music-tech startup incubation program. They are Scored, Qrates, and The Audio Hunt. For those who may not know what Abbey Road Red is, it’s the studios’ open innovation department tailor-made to support the endeavors of top music tech entrepreneurs, researchers, […] The post Abbey Roads Studios’ Announced New Red Incubator Intake appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Want to Prevent Donald Trump from Playing Your Music at Rallies? - September 28, 2016
What’s a songwriter to do when a song is used without authorization by a politician who espouses opposite views? Whether that’s Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or some other politician? The following post comes from Monica Corton from indie publisher Next Decade Entertainment. Actually, if your music has been played at a Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, […] The post Want to Prevent Donald Trump from Playing Your Music at Rallies? appeared first on Digital Music News.
- The “Google of Sound” Deepgram Raises $1.8 Million In New Funding - September 28, 2016
Deepgram isn’t just another app with “-gram” attached. TechCrunch is now reporting that this small tech start-up has raised $1.8 million in new financing led mainly by American seed accelerators Y Combinator and New York-based Metamorphic Ventures. Billed as the “Google for audio,” Deepgram launched out of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 course. This app uses […] The post The “Google of Sound” Deepgram Raises $1.8 Million In New Funding appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Machines Replace Artists: Sony Just Created Two Pop Songs Using Artificial Intelligence - September 28, 2016
The machines will replace humans. But can artificial intelligence replace artists? Maybe it’s time to worry? Sony announced last week at they have created two brand new pop songs. While this doesn’t appear to be a great feat at first, they’ve actually done this using artificial intelligence. Check out the first song titled Daddy’s Car created […] The post Machines Replace Artists: Sony Just Created Two Pop Songs Using Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Digital Music News.
- 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.
- 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 instantly forces me to stop and listen... 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
- Pop Quiz, Hotshot: Herschell Gordon Lewis Film Or Children's Book? - September 28, 2016
The movie titles of the late splatter-film director are evocative ... and wonderfully terrible. Can you tell them apart from the titles of some less-than-classic kids' books?
- 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.
- 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.
Monthly Archives: April 2009
Do you remember the Simon game? I remember having one as a kid and it was a lot of fun. It was basically a memory game using colors and sounds. The key objective was to remember all the sounds that corresponded to the color (or vise versa). The more sounds/colors, the harder it becomes. Try the new hand Simon Hand Held