- This Week’s New Music: Sept. 30, 2016 - September 30, 2016
Welcome to this week’s wrap up of new music that caught our ear. Enjoy! Bon Iver, 22, A Million Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver)... The post This Week’s New Music: Sept. 30, 2016 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Napster, Vera Project Partner to Present Rapper Mackned - September 28, 2016
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Saturday, Oct. 1 concert has been cancelled due to illness. Information about a rescheduled show will be posted here when it... 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.
- Watch Drive-By Truckers On CBS This Morning - October 1, 2016
Drive-By Truckers stopped by CBS This Morning today to discuss the band’s history and promote their new album American Band. After chatting with co-host Anthony Mason, they performed a few songs from the LP, “Surrender Under Protest,” “Guns Of Umpqua,” and “What It Means,” for the show’s Saturday Sessions series. Watch below.
- Kid Cudi – “Surfin'” (Feat. Pharrell Williams) & “Frequency” - October 1, 2016
Kid Cudi’s new album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ was supposed to be out by the end of the month, but last night, he announced that it would be delayed due to sample clearance issues. To tide fans over, he’s just shared two new tracks, “Frequency” and a collaboration with Pharrell Williams entitled “Surfin.” “Now […]
- Watch A$AP Rocky & Key! Debut “Crazy Brazy” On MTV - September 30, 2016
A$AP Rocky was just named Creative Director for MTV Labs, a new creative incubator developed in partnership with the Harlem rapper. In celebration of that news, Rocky and Atlanta rapper Key! just debuted “Crazy Brazy,” a new track off of A$AP Mob’s upcoming Cozy Tapes Vol. 2, on MTV. Watch their performance below, starting at […]
- The Zutons Just Reunited For The First Time In Seven Years - September 30, 2016
Liverpool rockers the Zutons just reunited for the first time in seven years, playing a one-off benefit show at Liverpool Guild Of Students in honor of their late friend Kristian Ealey, who died last month. “We’re extremely excited to be getting together to remember our great friend Kris,” bassist Russell Pritchard told Liverpool Confidential before […]
- The Weeknd Isn’t Playing The Meadows After All - September 30, 2016
The Weeknd was supposed to be headlining the new Queens music festival The Meadows this weekend. Little more than a week before the fest, the Weeknd suddenly dropped out due to “unforeseen scheduling conflicts,” aka his appearance on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live that same night. But it turned out to be a […]
- Ghosts of Old Hollywood, as a Podcast - September 30, 2016
Karina Longworth is the host of the popular show “You Must Remember This,” which covers the golden age of cinema.
- Review: ‘Pandaemonium’ Gives Unhappiness a Light Touch - September 30, 2016
The show, a hybrid of physical theater and cinema directed by Lars Jan, at New York Live Arts, offers a musical window on a silent couple.
- Former Moviemaking Site in England Slated for Residences - September 30, 2016
A revival is underway of what was once Denham Film Studios, with a Gropius-designed building as a focal point for an array of new homes.
- On DVD: Are You Over 35? ‘Wild in the Streets’ Should Scare You - September 30, 2016
The film, directed by Barry Shear, follows a rock musician who becomes president and sends citizens over 35 to New Age re-education camps.
- Danny Fields Loved Punk Rock. It Loved Him Back. - September 30, 2016
Two new documentaries spotlight this music manager, whose acts included the Stooges and the Ramones.
- Review: ‘13TH,’ the Journey From Shackles to Prison Bars - September 30, 2016
Ms. DuVernay makes a startling and powerful statement about the prison industrial complex and the history of black lives in post-Jim-Crow America.
- Review: In ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home,’ Chasing Grandpa’s Stories Down a Rabbit Hole - September 29, 2016
Tim Burton’s adaptation of the novel by Ransom Riggs describes the adventures of an adolescent who travels through time to prove his grandfather right.
- Movie Listings for Sept. 30-Oct. 6 - September 29, 2016
A guide to movies playing at theaters in the New York City area, as well as select festivals and film series. A complete list of new releases is at nytimes.com/intheaters.
- Review: In ‘Girl Asleep,’ Floating Through a Teenage Fantasia - September 29, 2016
Rosemary Myers’s hybrid of film and children’s theater follows Greta, a young wallflower whose social woes turn surreal when she runs into the woods behind her home.
- Review: In ‘Denial,’ Confronting a Holocaust Revisionist in Court - September 29, 2016
The libel trial of a historian, brought by a Holocaust denier, is dramatized in this sober and methodical film. But the movie lacks an emotional flash point.
- This Week’s Movies: Sept. 30, 2016 - September 29, 2016
The New York Times film critics review “Deepwater Horizon,” “”American Honey” and “Denial.”
- Review: In ‘Among the Believers,’ a Cleric Holds Sway - September 29, 2016
This documentary takes the viewer inside the Islamic schools in Pakistan run by the fiery Abdul Aziz.
- Britney Spears unimpressed by Ariana Grande's impression of her - October 1, 2016
Britney Spears loves Ariana Grande's "real voice", but isn't convinced by her Britney impersonation.
- Mariah Carey 'requested chat show set be rotated' - October 1, 2016
Mariah Carey left U.K. chat show host Alan Carr bemused in 2009 when she requested his set to be rotated by 180 degrees.
- The Rolling Stones going back to the blues - October 1, 2016
The Rolling Stones have gone back to their roots to create an album of blues covers for their next record.
- Radiohead release special edition of A Moon Shaped Pool - October 1, 2016
Radiohead has released a special edition of their current album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ with two additional tracks added.
- Iggy Azalea's new album needed a revamp after broken engagement - September 30, 2016
The star turned to her love of horseriding to help her stay calm as she struggled with heartbreak.
- Britney Spears ditched date because he 'looked like a lizard' - September 30, 2016
Britney Spears prefers men who are nice and are not interested in playing mind games.
- Fifth Harmony star knocked to the floor by stage-invader - September 30, 2016
Ally Brooke Hernandez has been involved in another incident with an overzealous fan.
- Fifth Harmony fans win most powerful fan group title - September 30, 2016
After a month long battle between some of the world’s most dedicated fan groups, the winner of The Box Plus Network’s ‘Last Fan Standing’
- Tyga 'hires top accountants and lawyers to fix money issues' - September 30, 2016
Tyga has learned from his past financial mistakes and he is finally tackling his issues by hiring a top team to represent him.
- Robbie Williams: “I was in Take That and four out of five Spice Girls” - September 30, 2016
Robbie Williams wins quote of the year…”I’m the only person in the world that can say I was in Take That and four out five Spice Girls.”
- Breaking: SoundCloud Annual Revenues Up 43% to $27.9 Million - September 30, 2016
SoundCloud managed to boost its top-line revenues by 43% in just one year, according to financial data exclusively shared with Digital Music News this morning. But is this company still bleeding cash? The following is a developing story, based on SoundCloud financial information that we’re exclusively aggregating. We’ll (hopefully) have a lot more information on […] The post Breaking: SoundCloud Annual Revenues Up 43% to $27.9 Million appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Help: My iPhone 7 Just Exploded… - September 30, 2016
Is the iPhone 7 actually exploding, or has social media gone and done it again? There’s news making the round on the internet that yes, the iPhone 7 is having the same exact issue Galaxy Note 7s are facing. Namely, that they explode as well. Internet users are now concerned that their iPhone 7s might […] The post Help: My iPhone 7 Just Exploded… appeared first on Digital Music News.
- 34 Million U.S. Consumers Intend to Buy AirPod Wireless Earbuds - September 30, 2016
Apple’s decision to go wireless may have been courageous after all. A new study revealed some shocking results about the AirPod. When Apple first announced their long-rumored decision to go completely wireless and remove the headphone jack, the internet practically exploded. The new wireless ‘AirPod’ earbuds were fuel for memes that practically flooded social networks. […] The post 34 Million U.S. Consumers Intend to Buy AirPod Wireless Earbuds appeared first on Digital Music News.
- The Strange Story Behind the ‘Oscar Mayer Wiener Song’ - September 30, 2016
Richard D. Trentlage, the songwriter behind the ‘Oscar Mayer Wiener Song,’ has now passed away at age 87. But the story he leaves behind is a fascinating tale. It’s among the most iconic jingles in history. Many advertisers consider it the greatest song ever written. And Richard D. Trentlage, the man who will forever be […] The post The Strange Story Behind the ‘Oscar Mayer Wiener Song’ appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Why Local Bands Never Become National Bands - September 29, 2016
I’ve always hated the term “local band.” It’s usually taken as an insult even if it’s not meant to be. It infers that no one outside of the confines of your hometown has ever heard of you. Not “no one” in the sense of “no one has ever heard of Aleppo.” Clearly, many people have, […] The post Why Local Bands Never Become National Bands appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Check Out This Wearable Metronome That Syncs With Your Smartphone - September 29, 2016
Will feeling your metronome make you a better musician? Here’s something that’s sure to make sense for some people. Somatic Labs is currently offering a wearable metronome. Known as Moment, this product allows you to improve your sense of direction, augment your time perception, and stay more productive. Moment works like this: according to their […] The post Check Out This Wearable Metronome That Syncs With Your Smartphone appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Why Lyor Cohen Won’t Change a Goddamn Thing at YouTube - September 29, 2016
Why did YouTube just hire Lyor Cohen, a fat cat music industry executive? You might not know who Lyor Cohen is. Well, unless you’ve been in the music industry for a long time. That’s not to diss Lyor Cohen, but DMN’s audience skews a lot younger. They don’t know the old guard as well. But […] The post Why Lyor Cohen Won’t Change a Goddamn Thing at YouTube appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Rapper YG Is a Racist Pig, Say Chinese Americans - September 29, 2016
YG: First you find a house and scope it out. Find a Chinese neighborhood cause they don’t believe in bank accounts… These are the lyrics of YG’s song Meet The Flockers from the rapper’s album “My Krazy Life.” The music video doesn’t do much better, as the video begins with two young men putting on […] The post Rapper YG Is a Racist Pig, Say Chinese Americans appeared first on Digital Music News.
- How to Get an iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Without Drilling - September 29, 2016
There’s yet another iPhone 7 idea for those who aren’t feeling courageous, or just really, really don’t love the dongle. Here at Digital Music News, we’ve reported on attempts by both users and manufacturers to bring back the headphone jack. We’ve seen people attempt to drill the 3.5mm headphone jack, causing hundreds of dollars’ worth […] The post How to Get an iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Without Drilling appeared first on Digital Music News.
- If You’re Buying SoundCloud for a Billion Dollars, You’re an Idiot - September 29, 2016
Bloomberg says SoundCloud wants $1 billion. The Financial Times says that Spotify is making an offer. But is this company worth it? So, SoundCloud is now considering an acquisition offer from Spotify, one that would allow investors to recover some losses and walk away. That’s right, SoundCloud is a worsening financial disaster, which means they’re […] The post If You’re Buying SoundCloud for a Billion Dollars, You’re an Idiot appeared first on Digital Music News.
- MP3 Skull ‘Shut Down’ By the Industry, Still Gets 4.1 Million Visitors a Month - September 28, 2016
The music industry supposedly shut down MP3 Skull for good back in February, with a $22 million judgment and DNS seizure. So why are more than 4.1 million users accessing the site every month? In the music business, they call it ‘whack-a-mole’. And it’s just like the arcade game: smash one mole into the ground, […] The post MP3 Skull ‘Shut Down’ By the Industry, Still Gets 4.1 Million Visitors a Month appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Steve Aoki’s Promoter Is Going to Prison After Brutal Festival Massacre - September 28, 2016
Safety might not be a word in DJ Steve Aoki’s vocabulary. Steve Aoki’s known for a lot of things in his concerts: acrobatic crowd surfing stunts, throwing cake at fans, and riding rafts on the dance floor. The popular EDM DJ is no stranger to the legal system, either. He’s been taken to court before […] The post Steve Aoki’s Promoter Is Going to Prison After Brutal Festival Massacre 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
- Weekend Wax Bits - October 1, 2016
This week in The Wall Street Journal, I interviewed edgy celebrity TV chef Alton Brown (go here). He talked about the family move from Los Angeles to Georgia when he was young and how out of place he felt. He...
- Mahalia Jackson: A Little Higher - September 30, 2016
In the 1950s, R&B and rock 'n' roll was aimed squarely at the bottom half of the body while gospel took care of the rest. Blues shouting came out of gospel in the 1940s. So did the passion and conviction...
- Roland Kirk: Cuckoo Serenade - September 29, 2016
In September 1964, Roland Kirk recorded an important album for Mercury called I Talk With the Spirits. The album was important because of its instrumental eclecticism, its spiritual essence, its original works and playing by Kirk and the group. Today,...
- A Photographer Gets Old — Over And Over — In 'The Many Sad Fates' - October 1, 2016
Photographer Phillip Toledano lost both his parents, an aunt and an uncle and began to wonder — what other dark turns did life have in store? He explores the possibilities in a new short film.
- Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty - September 30, 2016
Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adapta [...]
- 'Deepwater Horizon' Honors The Sacrifice Without Sacrificing The Action - September 30, 2016
Deepwater Horizon is the tense and terse story of the Gulf oil rig explosion that became the biggest man-made ecological disaster in history.
- 'American Honey' Trains Its Lens On Traveling Magazine Crews - September 30, 2016
Andrea Arnold's new movie about a teenage girl who takes up with an unusual group of salespeople won a the Jury Prize at Cannes this year. Critic David Edelstein calls it a "wonderful" film.
- Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Magnificent Seven' And 'Fleabag' - September 30, 2016
The gang discusses a new Western remake starring Denzel Washington, as well as a beloved British TV import starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Plus, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week.
- A Swedish Curmudgeon Wins Hearts, On The Page, And Now On Screen - September 30, 2016
Move over, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — a grumpy man may soon take your place as America's favorite fictional Swede. The film adaptation of the best-seller A Man Called Ove is now coming to the U.S.
- 'Danny Says' Surprisingly Little: Documentary About Rock Manager Lacks Insight - September 29, 2016
A film about the voluble Danny Fields, a music industry executive who managed the Ramones from 1975 to 1980, manages to be "candid yet unrevealing."
- A Grouch Gradually Grows Grudgingly Grateful In 'A Man Called Ove' - September 29, 2016
A Swedish curmudgeon slowly comes to accept the help of his neighbors in this familiar, crowd-pleasing film shot through with bracing moments of dark comedy.
- In 'Deepwater Horizon,' Oil And Water Don't Make A Good Mix - September 29, 2016
Director Peter Berg's movie about the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ratchets up the cinematic tension, but quickly devolves into rote disaster-movie cliches.
- A Legend Of Creepy Hollows: 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children' - September 29, 2016
Tim Burton's latest is a dreamlike and visually striking fable; the presence of a satisfyingly eerie Eva Green keeps its overcomplicated story from sinking into muddled incoherence.
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