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Notting Hill Publishing, Manager Ken Komisar Partner in New Music Venture – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Andy McQueen’s Notting Hill Music Publishing and veteran executive Ken Komisar, who has worked with Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake, have partnered for a new music venture, Notting Hill Music Management (NHMM). In addition, the two are launching a label that will leverage their rosters and “release singles aimed squarely at the Spotify streaming universe,” says Komisar in announcing the partnership. Related Meghan Trainor, Diane Warren Honored; Sony/ATV Named Publisher…

Best Music of 2017 So Far: Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Harry Styles … – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Musically speaking, the first half of 2017 has seen several pre-existing conditions continue. Unusually, the most popular genres of music — pop and hip-hop/R&B — are also seeing the most innovation; dance music has retreated deeper into its pop and purist camps; and while rock has continued to infiltrate country’s sound, traditional rock music remains on life support, with its self-appointed savior Dave Grohl gearing up for yet another sermon…

The music may be over for Pandora’s CEO – CNNMoney

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The music may have stopped for Pandora CEO and co-founder Tim Westergren. The tech news site Recode reported late Sunday that Westergren will step down as chief executive of the online radio company. Pandora had no comment. Westergren helped start the company in 2000 and was also CEO from May 2002 through July 2004. Shares of Pandora rose as much as 5% Monday before pulling back a bit. The report…

Best Music of 2017 (So Far) – Variety

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Musically speaking, the first half of 2017 has seen several pre-existing conditions continue. Unusually, the most popular genres of music — pop and hip-hop/R&B — are also seeing the most innovation; dance music has retreated deeper into its pop and purist camps; and while rock has continued to infiltrate country’s sound, traditional rock music remains on life support, with its self-appointed savior Dave Grohl gearing up for yet another sermon…

Creative Music Studio Changes Hands at a Critical Moment for Jazz – New York Times

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

This month’s workshop was the last under their artistic direction. From here on, that responsibility will fall to Mr. Apfelbaum, the trumpeter Steven Bernstein and the drummer Billy Martin, all free-ranging musicians who began their careers in New York’s downtown scene in the 1980s. Photo From left. Billy Martin, Rob Saffer, Peter Apfelbaum and Steven Bernstein at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian., N.Y. Credit Lauren Lancaster for The…

The music may be over for Pandora’s CEO – CNNMoney

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

The music may have stopped for Pandora CEO and co-founder Tim Westergren. The tech news site Recode reported late Sunday that Westergren will step down as chief executive of the online radio company. Pandora had no comment. Westergren helped start the company in 2000 and was also CEO from May 2002 through July 2004. Shares of Pandora rose as much as 5% Monday before pulling back a bit. The report…

Put your lighters up for Pandora, the music service that briefly changed the world – Quartz

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

You know the myth. Pandora, a fallible human created by the gods, opens a box without knowing the full consequences, and her actions change the course of civilization. The metaphor is often misapplied—but in the case of Pandora, the internet music company, it may find a dark fit. The company began in 2000 as Pandora Internet Radio, an online, ad-supported listening service that brought forth a revolutionary idea: giving users…

The music may be over for Pandora’s CEO – CNNMoney

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

The music may have stopped for Pandora CEO and co-founder Tim Westergren. The tech news site Recode reported late Sunday that Westergren will step down as chief executive of the online radio company. Pandora had no comment. Westergren helped start the company in 2000 and was also CEO from May 2002 through July 2004. Shares of Pandora rose as much as 5% Monday before pulling back a bit. The report…

5 reasons a Tesla music-streaming service is the best idea Elon Musk has had this year – Business Insider

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

2. A lot of music labels would want their content in Tesla vehicles. Rock on!Cheaptrick.com Regardless of what you think about electric cars or Musk himself, there’s no denying that Tesla cars are cool. They always have been, from the early days of the first high-performance Roadster, which demonstrated that EVs could be much more than glorified golf carts. The 400,000 preorders on the forthcoming Model 3 prove that a lot of…

"All of Me," "What Do You Mean" and More of the Hottest Music Video Makeouts Ever – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

It’s about to get hot in here, and it’s not just us. These 15 videos, from John Legend’s romantic ballad to Justin Bieber’s steamy club hit, feature some of the most intense makeout scenes in music history. Justin Bieber: “What Do You Mean” There’s a reason this Bieber video has more than a billion (yep, with a “b”) views on YouTube. The star and model Xenia Deli don’t hold back…

Sound-reflecting shelters inspired ancient rock artists – Science News Magazine

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Ancient rock artists were drawn to echo chambers. Members of early farming communities in Europe painted images in rock-shelters where sounds bounced off walls and into the surrounding countryside, researchers say. Rock-shelters lacking such sound effects were passed up, at least in the central Mediterranean, report archaeologist Margarita Díaz-Andreu of the University of Barcelona and colleagues in the July Journal of Archaeological Science. In landscapes with many potential rock art…

Arroyo Seco Weekend: Mom and Dad tackle music festival with toddler in tow. Someday, they’ll laugh about it – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

It’s an enlightening experience, attending your first music festival as a parent after a lifetime of untethered fandom. Turns out you have to plan things. Do not improvise Baby’s debut festival, as my wife, Jenny, and I did Saturday when we took our toddler daughter, Liza, to the first day of Arroyo Seco Weekend, a two-day event featuring upscale food and drinks, and acts such as Tom Petty & the…

Arroyo Seco Weekend: Mom and Dad tackle music festival with toddler in tow. Someday, they’ll laugh about it – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

It’s an enlightening experience, attending your first music festival as a parent after a lifetime of untethered fandom. Turns out you have to plan things. Do not improvise Baby’s debut festival, as my wife, Jenny, and I did Saturday when we took our toddler daughter, Liza, to the first day of Arroyo Seco Weekend, a two-day event featuring upscale food and drinks, and acts such as Tom Petty & the…

Arroyo Seco Weekend: Mom and Dad tackle music festival with toddler in tow. Someday, they’ll laugh about it – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

It’s an enlightening experience, attending your first music festival as a parent after a lifetime of untethered fandom. Turns out you have to plan things. Do not improvise Baby’s debut festival, as my wife, Jenny, and I did Saturday when we took our toddler daughter, Liza, to the first day of Arroyo Seco Weekend, a two-day event featuring upscale food and drinks, and acts such as Tom Petty & the…

Music is at the very heart of one East End school – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Stephen Moss (Why not put music at the heart of education?, 19 June) argues that music education should not be limited to private schools and children of “thrusting middle-class parents”. He holds up Finland as an example. At Gallions primary school in Beckton, music is at the heart of the school. It is in a socially and economically deprived corner of east London, but the school is joyous and alive….

Science Is Unlocking The Secrets Of ‘Seeing’ Through Sound – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shutterstock Scientists are studying the notion of human echolocation with hopes that it may one day be possible to teach the visually impaired and others how to navigate the world through sound like a bat winging its way through a pitch black cave, but without the wings. Many people who were born blind or lost sight later in life learn to use a variety of sounds to make their way…

Young orchestra makes case for the future of music – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Seeing with your ears: Novel acoustics project aims to improve virtual reality, explore ear shape effects on 3-D sound – Phys.Org

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Screenshot of a visual rendering model of Notre Dame Cathedral, created based on plans, laser scan data and site visits. Credit: Ghost Orchestra Project/LIMSI Paris’ Cathedral of Notre Dame has a ghost orchestra that is always performing, thanks to a sophisticated, multidisciplinary acoustics research project that will be presented during Acoustics ’17 Boston, the third joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the European Acoustics Association being held…

Allu Arjun’s ‘DJ’ Unexpectedly Challenges ‘Tubelight’ For Eid Box Office Crown – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Few would have dared publicly predict it, but Bollywood icon Salman Khan’s 5-year streak in winning the Eid holiday box office title is at risk this weekend. His poorly-reviewed Hindi-language war drama Tubelight got walloped on Friday by Tollywood star Allu Arjun’s Duvvada Jagannadham (commonly referred to as “DJ”), and will be challenged by the South Indian contender for the rest of the 5-day holiday weekend. Sri Venkateswara Creations ‘DJ’ is taking on ‘Tubelight ‘for this year’s…

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