- 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.
- Cashmere Cat – “Wild Love” (Feat. The Weeknd & Francis And The Lights) - August 26, 2016
Cashmere Cat and the Weeknd have been teasing their collab “Wild Love” for weeks now, and as of tonight, it’s finally out in the world. The first taste from the Norwegian producer’s upcoming album of the same name, “Wild Love” also features the digitized croon of Francis And The Lights, who’s been collaborating with just […]
- Stream Young Thug’s No, My Name is JEFFERY Mixtape - August 26, 2016
Young Thug, Atlanta’s most reliable source of renewable energy, has just given the world another jolt. Thug — or No, My Name Is Jeffery, as he’s taken to calling himself — has released his new mixtape, also called No, My Name is JEFFERY, and that is its awesome cover art up at the top of […]
- Watch Kanye West Hover Above The Audience At Saint Pablo Tour Kickoff - August 26, 2016
Kanye West just kicked off his Saint Pablo Tour in support of The Life Of Pablo at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Say what you will about Kanye, but the man sure knows how to make an entrance: He opened his first North American show of the year by performing “Father Stretch My Hands” […]
- Omar Rodríguez-López – “Tell Me What I Did Wrong” - August 26, 2016
The Mars Volta/At The Drive-In co-leader Omar Rodríguez-López is soldiering on in his ambitious quest to release two new solo albums a month until the end of the year. The fifth album in the series, Umbrella Mistress, is coming up in a couple of weeks, and today he’s shared the first taste, a shimmering number […]
- Composer Apologizes For Suing Hans Zimmer - August 25, 2016
Last year, TV and film composer Richard Friedman sued Hans Zimmer for copyright infringement, claiming that the main theme to 12 Years A Slave ripped off one of his works. The case was dismissed from a federal court in Los Angeles yesterday, and now, as the AP reports, Friedman has offered Zimmer a full apology, […]
- On DVD: The Power of Memories: ‘Muriel’ and ‘Cemetery of Splendor’ - August 25, 2016
The French director Alain Resnais and the Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul examine national trauma.
- This Week’s Movies: August 26, 2016 - August 25, 2016
The New York Times film critics review “Southside With You,” “Hands of Stone” and “Mia Madre.”
- Review: ‘Hands of Stone’ Returns Robert De Niro to the Ring but Pulls Its Punches - August 25, 2016
Jonathan Jakubowicz’s film has scattered pleasures, like Mr. De Niro’s performance as Roberto Durán’s trainer. But the boxing scenes do not come within swinging distance of “Raging Bull.”
- Review: Mom’s in the Hospital. The Riot Scene Needs Retakes. - August 25, 2016
Nanni Moretti’s film, starring Margherita Buy as a movie director and John Turturro as an American star, makes a case for blurriness in art and life.
- Review: In ‘Fatima,’ a Muslim Mother Working in France Hits Her Limit - August 25, 2016
This film by Philippe Faucon, based on two books by Fatima Elayoubi, depicts tensions between a North African immigrant in Lyon and her teenage daughter.
- Review: In ‘Blood Father,’ Mel Gibson Plays With Pulp Fiction - August 25, 2016
The movie, directed by Jean-François Richet, finds the grizzled loner of a hero fighting to protect his daughter.
- Review: ‘Don’t Breathe’: Whose Bright Idea Was It to Rob a Blind Man? - August 25, 2016
With solid suspense, murky lighting and “gotcha!” scares, Fede Alvarez’s film will probably please fans intrigued by those elements.
- Review: Rachel Weisz Toys With Identity in ‘Complete Unknown’ - August 25, 2016
In Joshua Marston’s film, a man with a shaky marriage meets an unnerving old flame who has lived under a series of assumed personas.
- Review: ‘Dying to Know’ How to Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out - August 25, 2016
A documentary charts the relationship between Timothy Leary and Ram Dass, and their takes on expanded consciousness.
- Movie Listings for Aug. 26-Sept. 1 - August 25, 2016
A guide to movies playing at theaters in the New York City area, as well as select festivals and film series.
- Review: ‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’: He Broke Barriers at Disney - August 25, 2016
Mr. Norman, the first African-American animator on Disney’s staff, hand-drew scenes for classics including “The Jungle Book” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
- Review: ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer,’ but Somebody Is - August 25, 2016
This adaptation of a Dan Wells novel features a 16-year-old protagonist with sociopathic tendencies trying to solve murders in his small town.
- Florence Welch's homesickness song to feature in Tim Burton film - August 26, 2016
The Florence + the Machine singer really enjoyed working with the eccentric director and discovered he has the hand X-ray she sent him years ago hanging in his office.
- Taylor Swift donates another $50,000 to Louisiana flood relief - August 26, 2016
The pop star maintains support for the rain-ravaged state.
- Miranda Lambert to meet sweet soldier she sang to sleep - August 26, 2016
The country star fell apart during a show after reading Jeff Tudisca's handmade sign.
- Kings Of Leon announce seventh album 'Walls' - August 25, 2016
Multi-platinum selling rock band KINGS OF LEON officially announce the release of their hugely anticipated seventh studio album WALLS on October 14th through Columbia Records.
- Britney Spears did not agree to TV biopic - August 25, 2016
Lifetime bosses developing Britney Spears movie without her contributions
- Harry Styles and Meghan Trainor co-wrote song for Michael Buble - August 25, 2016
The Canadian crooner has nothing but praise for Meghan Trainor's writing and producing talents
- Louis Walsh: 'One Direction have split for good' - August 25, 2016
The music mogul, who was a judge on the X Factor season when One Direction formed, fears their hiatus will be permanent.
- Britney Spears and Alicia Keys among Apple Music Festival headliners - August 25, 2016
Britney Spears is "so excited" about returning to London, England, next month (Sep16) to headline one of Apple Music Festival's much-anticipated evenings.
- Katy Perry reveals sadness over Catfish victim - August 25, 2016
Katy Perry has spoken about the episode of U.S. show Catfish, which featured a man who thought he had dated the singer online for six years, labelling it "unfortunate and very sad".
- Britney Spears getting TV movie treatment - August 25, 2016
The pop star''s love life is to be recreated in a new movie.
- Frank Ocean’s Entire ‘Blonde’ Album Is Now Available on YouTube… - August 25, 2016
Apple Music’s so-called ‘exclusive’ of Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ has been sitting on YouTube for days, with 100,000+ plays. But we didn’t tell you that. After appearing in its entirely on Google Drive over the weekend, Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ (also titled ‘Blond’) is now widely available on YouTube. The 17-track album has been uploaded in its […] The post Frank Ocean’s Entire ‘Blonde’ Album Is Now Available on YouTube… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- This Musician Makes $10,000 a Month Live Streaming From Home - August 25, 2016
A couple weeks ago I profiled Clare Means who more than doubled her income simply by live streaming her street performances on Periscope (by including PayPal.me and website links in her profile to accept tips / offer merch). As the most popular live streaming app on the market, it seemed that Twitter-owned Periscope had figured […] The post This Musician Makes $10,000 a Month Live Streaming From Home appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Frank Ocean’s Entire ‘Blonde’ Album Is Now Streaming on Pandora… - August 25, 2016
So much for timed exclusives… Frank Ocean’s much-hyped second album, which was supposed to be an Apple Music exclusive for at least two weeks, is now available to be streamed on Pandora, whether you’re a premium user or happen to have a free account. Sounds like a good deal, right? You don’t have to sign-up […] The post Frank Ocean’s Entire ‘Blonde’ Album Is Now Streaming on Pandora… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Frank Ocean Faces Possible Lawsuit Over ‘Blonde’ Album Release - August 25, 2016
Cover of Frank Ocean’s just-released Blonde (aka ‘Blond’) Frank Ocean may have breached his contract terms with Def Jam Recordings and Universal Music Group, according to new allegations. Frank Ocean may face serious legal ramifications for his recent release of two back-to-back albums, according to industry sources speaking with Digital Music News. The major issue […] The post Frank Ocean Faces Possible Lawsuit Over ‘Blonde’ Album Release appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Spotify Reaches 39 Million Paying Subscribers… - August 25, 2016
Spotify employees videoconferencing from Stockholm headquarters. Spotify’s paid subscriber tally is rapidly approaching the 40 million mark, with an official figure of 39 million now shared with Digital Music News. Spotify has now reached 39 million paying subscribers, a strong milestone that helps to validate the controversial ‘freemium’ business model. The threshold, shared with Digital […] The post Spotify Reaches 39 Million Paying Subscribers… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Lawsuit Apocalypse: Ariana Grande, David Guetta Hit With Latest Songwriter Suit… - August 25, 2016
According to court documents obtained by Digital Music News, Alexander John Greggs, better known by his professional name Alex Greggs, has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court against Ariana Grande, David Guetta, Apple, Universal Music Group and Republic Records, among a surprisingly long list of others. Greggs states that Grande’s and Guetta’s […] The post Lawsuit Apocalypse: Ariana Grande, David Guetta Hit With Latest Songwriter Suit… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Got to Give It Up? No Way, According to New Appeal By Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke - August 25, 2016
Never one to give up without a fight, The Guardian is reporting that Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and TI have launched an appeal against the Blurred Lines ruling. DMN readers will remember that a judge ruled that Williams and Thicke had to pay the Marvin Gaye estate $7.3 million after a Los Angeles jury found […] The post Got to Give It Up? No Way, According to New Appeal By Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke appeared first on Digital Music News.
- 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.
- A 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 A 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.
- 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
- Rudy Van Gelder (1924-2016) - August 26, 2016
Rudy Van Gelder, a New Jersey optometrist who in the late 1940s extended his passion for ocular precision to professional recording and wound up becoming one of jazz's finest and most enigmatic studio engineers, died on Aug. 25. He was...
- Pete Rugolo's Leadership LPs - August 25, 2016
The arrangements of Pete Rugolo are an acquired taste. Listening to his leadership albums from the 1950s and early '60s, one initially might dismiss them as bombastic, elephantine works that relied too often on shrill trumpets and tympani drums. What's... Related Stories June Christy: Interlude, 1957
- 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...
- 'Hands Of Stone,' Fists Of Ham: Roberto Durán Biopic Telegraphs Every Punch - August 25, 2016
A strong performance by Édgar Ramírez as the Panamanian boxer can't save a film that suffers from a lack of focus and thin characterization.
- Opaque Storytelling Leaves Rachel Weisz's Character A 'Complete Unknown' - August 25, 2016
Weisz plays a woman who's spent her life creating new identities, but the filmmakers leave her motivations, and her character, frustratingly unmoored and unclear.
- 'Mia Madre' Weaves Memory, Fantasy And Film Into A Poignant Rumination On Loss - August 25, 2016
Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti's latest is a charming, heartfelt and slyly satirical meditation on cinema — which exists at the crossroads of fantasy and reality — and the loss of a parent.
- The First First Date Unfolds In 'Southside With You' - August 25, 2016
Based on the real story of Barack and Michelle Obama's first date, Southside With You follows two young idealists through a day together without relying too heavily on winks at their future.
- 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.
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