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North Korea says Trump’s speech to UN akin to ‘sound of a barking dog’ – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Warner Music UK Beefs Up Senior Staff – Variety

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Warner Music UK today announced new roles for two senior executives: Peter Breeden becomes Chief Operating Officer, in addition to his existing duties as Chief Financial Officer, while Mel Fox has been promoted to Chief Transformation Officer. The pair will report Warner UK Chairman & CEO Max Lousada, who becomes the label group’s CEO of Recorded Music on October 1. According to a release, Breeden will step into a broader operational role,…

Active Listening: Music to move your body to – The Outline

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Everyone has a body. Some bodies are big, some are small, and some have more rhythm than others. I spent the past weekend in the woods dancing at a small, intimate music festival, and I was reminded how important it is to remember that you inhabit a living, breathing, organism. Social media has an uncanny ability at presenting the you that exists in your mind as equal to the you…

How to Make an Apple Music Profile to Connect With Friends in iOS 11 – Mac Rumors

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Although Apple has fumbled with social network features within its music apps in the past, the company is trying again with an all-new social sharing ability in iOS 11. There’s no exact name for the feature, but Apple describes it as a way for you to discover music that your friends are listening to through sharing playlists, artists, and albums on your own personal Apple Music profile. If you already…

Warner Music UK Beefs Up Senior Staff | Variety – Variety

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Warner Music UK today announced new roles for two senior executives: Peter Breeden becomes Chief Operating Officer, in addition to his existing duties as Chief Financial Officer, while Mel Fox has been promoted to Chief Transformation Officer. The pair will report Warner UK Chairman & CEO Max Lousada, who becomes the label group’s CEO of Recorded Music on October 1. According to a release, Breeden will step into a broader operational role,…

Sound can be weaponized, but it might not be behind attacks in Cuba – Mashable

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

The story goes that, during the Battle of Jericho, God directed seven priests to blast notes from their ram’s horns as they circled the city, and the sound from those horns wobbled the walls of Jericho until they crumbled.  This, almost certainly, did not happen. But sound has long been used in war and other battles to, as one expert put it, “influence, manipulate and torture.” SEE ALSO: Why Trump’s…

‘Sound of a dog barking’: North Korea ridicules Trump threat – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho, has issued a withering riposte to Donald Trump, likening his threat to destroy the regime to the “sound of a dog barking”, adding that he “felt sorry” for the US president’s advisers. In his first speech to the UN general assembly, Trump said on Tuesday the US would be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea if Washington was forced to defend itself or its…

There are now 30 million paid music subscribers in the US – The Verge – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

More than 30 million people pay for music subscriptions in the US, according to the latest figures released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the first half of 2017. Paid streaming subscriptions have increased to 30.4 million in the US, up from 20.2 million during the first half of 2016. Revenue from paid streaming has also grown substantially in 2017, reaching $1.49 billion compared to $995 million…

Weaponized sound is nothing new, but the attacks in Cuba are a mystery – Mashable

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

The story goes that, during the Battle of Jericho, God directed seven priests to blast notes from their ram’s horns as they circled the city, and the sound from those horns wobbled the walls of Jericho until they crumbled.  This, almost certainly, did not happen. But sound has long been used in war and other battles to, as one expert put it, “influence, manipulate and torture.” SEE ALSO: Why Trump’s…

There are now 30 million paid music subscribers in the US – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

More than 30 million people pay for music subscriptions in the US, according to the latest figures released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the first half of 2017. Paid streaming subscriptions have increased to 30.4 million in the US, up from 20.2 million during the first half of 2016. Revenue from paid streaming has also grown substantially in 2017, reaching $1.49 billion compared to $995 million…

What Sound Does an Iceberg Make When It Breaks Off the Ice Shelf? – Slate Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The premise of “White Wanderer” is to transform a public place that people walk through every day, to create new possibilities for conversations on climate change in an otherwise normal city plaza. Starting a conversation about climate change can be awkward––trust me, I know. For the past three years, I’ve been wearing a cardboard sign around my neck as I travel through 16 countries on a mission to record 1,001…

Watch Taylor Swift Lose It While Fighting All Her ‘Former Selves’ in ‘Look’ Music Video BTS: ‘I Got Too Excited’ – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Look what Taylor Swift made Taylor Swift do. In behind-the-scenes footage shared exclusively with PEOPLE from the Grammy winner’s record-breaking “Look What You Made Me Do” music video, the star, 27, meets all the extras who play her former selves. “Okay, this is the trippiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” says Swift as she walks onto the set and introduces herself to all the other Taylors. “Seeing all…

October 2017 New Music Releases – Ultimate Classic Rock

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ultimate Classic Rock The list of October 2017 new music releases features a number of highly anticipated studio albums, live projects and reissues. Robert Plant‘s 11th studio LP again finds him working with the Sensational Shape Shifters, his collaborators on 2014’s lullaby and … the Ceaseless Roar. The new Carry Fire album also features a guest turn by Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. The Who have two new offerings planned, one…

Trashed and abused: What’s left after a music festival ends – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The summer music festival season is done. Last weekend’s Riot Fest in Douglas Park marked the unofficial close. Perhaps you would like to know what you left behind? In July, at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, for example, you left behind a coconut. It was last seen against a chain-link fence near Lake Street. It was coconut-shaped and resembled a coconut. Each day that goes by and you…

Music’s ‘million sellers club’ updated to include streaming – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The “million sellers club”, the elite ranks of musicians who have sold more than a million copies of their singles, has been given a modernising shake-up by incorporating streaming for the first time. The Official Charts Company (OCC) has brought together streaming and traditional sales in Britain for the first time to reveal which records have been the most popular, ensuring the likes of Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran are…

Does Siri sound different today? Here’s why – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Did you notice that Siri sounds a little more sprightly today? Apple’s ubiquitous virtual assistant has had a little virtual work done on her virtual vocal cords, and her newly dulcet-ized tones went live today as part of iOS 11. (Check out a few more lesser-known iOS 11 features here.) It turns out a lot of work went into this little upgrade. The old methods of creating speech from text…

Feeling The Music With Deaf ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finalist Mandy Harvey – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mandy Harvey, a singer-songwriter who is deaf, is one of the final ten contestants in the latest round of America’s Got Talent. NBC/Trae Patton/NBC hide caption toggle caption NBC/Trae Patton/NBC Mandy Harvey, a singer-songwriter who is deaf, is one of the final ten contestants in the latest round of America’s Got Talent. NBC/Trae Patton/NBC When you see and hear a performance by Mandy Harvey, one of the final ten contestants…

Oculus tweaks VR audio to seem closer and more realistic – Engadget

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Check it out in action in this sample audio: You could also encounter some realistic-sounding waterfalls and oceans in the future, now that Oculus has added Volumetric Sound Sources to its SDK. This feature allows developers to give big sources of sound a radius instead of a single source of origin. When you step into that radius, you’ll hear sounds all around you — it could make you feel like…

Chicano Batman: ‘We’re four Latinos breaking into rock music and succeeding’ – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

“The first time people come out to see us, they just stare the whole time,” says Chicano Batman’s bass player, Eduardo Arenas, as he sits in the band’s practice space on the outskirts of Los Angeles. “The same people come back a second time to try to understand what they just saw. Some places we go people have never seen this shit before.” You may be forgiven for cutting confused…

Music’s ‘million sellers club’ updated to include streaming – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The “million sellers club”, the elite ranks of musicians who have sold more than a million copies of their singles, has been given a modernising shake-up by incorporating streaming for the first time. The Official Charts Company (OCC) has brought together streaming and traditional sales in Britain for the first time to reveal which records have been the most popular, ensuring the likes of Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran are…

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