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Music revenue grows like never before — but it could have been better – New York Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Music industry revenues grew at a faster pace in 2016 than the prior year — helped out by rapper Drake, the year’s best-selling artist, and by continued growth in streaming, The Post has learned. Still, revenue growth is being hampered by YouTube, whose payments aren’t keeping pace with other music streamers, according to a music industry report expected out Tuesday. Music industry revenue grew 6 percent in 2016, to $15.7…

No, Ed Sheeran Isn’t Quitting Music After His Tour – BuzzFeed News

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Apple Music Delays Launch of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Series – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Apple is pumping the brakes on its own original-series version of “Carpool Karaoke,” the viral recurring sketch that originated with “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Originally scheduled to launch on Apple Music in April, the tech giant told Reuters on Monday that the debut has been pushed back to a still-to-be-determined date “later this year,” according to a statement the company issued that didn’t explain why the postponement…

Nation’s Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For US Students In Visual Arts, Music – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

For only the third time ever, the government released today a national report card examining the knowledge, understanding and abilities of U.S. eighth-graders in visual arts and music. And in many ways, the numbers aren’t great, with little progress shown in most categories since the last time the assessment was given in 2008. One bright spot: The achievement gap between Hispanic students and their white peers has narrowed. But Hispanics…

Watch Le’Veon Bell’s debut music video – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Le’Veon Bell’s rap career has taken another step. The Steelers running back on Sunday dropped the first music video off his debut album “Post Interview,” released last month. It features the track “Machine.” my new music video “Machine”https://t.co/smhFZuTWhu — Le’Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) April 23, 2017 As rap videos go, it’s not…

Fun outshines a scorching sun at Coachella music fest’s second weekend – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Despite a brutal heat wave that drove many into air-conditioned dance tents and a few others to medical tents with heat exhaustion, the second weekend of the annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival concluded with hundreds of thousands of revelers none the worse for wear. Give or take. Coachella marks the unofficial beginning of the American concert season, and promoter Goldenvoice further solidified its status this year by expanding its…

Republicans sound alarm on Trump’s troubles ahead of 2018 – Politico

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Republicans say President Donald Trump needs to turn things around fast — or the GOP could pay dearly in 2018. With the party preparing to defend its congressional majorities in next year’s midterms, senior Republicans are expressing early concern about Trump’s lack of legislative accomplishments, his record-low approval ratings, and the overall dysfunction that’s gripped his administration. Story Continued Below The stumbles have drawn the attention of everyone from GOP…

Is Ed Sheeran Planning On Quitting Music For Good At The End Of His Divide World Tour? – MTV UK

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

*UPDATE 24/4* -  The good news for all of us is that this is all a big pile of rubbish as Ed has now spoken out to deny any rumours that he’s planning to hang up his guitar any time soon.  PHEW.  ======================= Bad news for Ed Sheeran fans – he is apparently planning on quitting music for 5–10 years before releasing another album. The Shape of You singer is currently ruling the…

Spotify is working on its own music hardware – The Verge

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Spotify is starting to dabble in hardware, and it has some pretty huge aspirations. A job listing on the company’s website says that Spotify wants to build “a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and Snap Spectacles” that will “affect the way the world experiences music and talk content.” The listing was first spotted by Zatz Not Funny. Beyond Spotify’s lofty goals, there aren’t a lot of…

Fun outshines a scorching sun at Coachella music fest’s second weekend – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Despite a brutal heat wave that drove many into air-conditioned dance tents and a few others to medical tents with heat exhaustion, the second weekend of the annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival concluded with hundreds of thousands of revelers none the worse for wear. Give or take. Coachella marks the unofficial beginning of the American concert season, and promoter Goldenvoice further solidified its status this year by expanding its…

Richie Hawtin at Coachella 2017: DJ Discusses Sake & His History With the Festival – Billboard

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

If you scratch just past the surface, it’s true that most of the artists on the bill at Coachella are there to promote something — an album, an upcoming tour, a reunion show. But Richie Hawtin, the techno DJ, may have the most interesting promotional story on the field: as well as debuting a new show, “CLOSE: Spontaneity and Synchronicity,” he’s the founder of ENTER.Sake, a high-end line of the…

Sennheiser is working with Samsung to bring its 3D audio earbuds to Android – The Verge

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Three-dimensional audio — otherwise known as binaural audio — is all about recording sound as close as possible to the way your ears hear it. Usually that means using big recording rigs configured to look like a human head, but Sennheiser wants to make the process simpler. Earlier this year at CES, it unveiled its Ambeo Smart Surround earbuds, which come with embedded microphones capable of recording 3D audio. The…

The former DJ who picks the music for “the Leftovers”—from Wu-Tang to Christian rock – Quartz

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

There are two places in the world where you can hear the Wu-Tang Clan, 1970s Christian folk music, and the theme song to Perfect Strangers all in the span of one hour. The first is an especially weird edition of Spotify Discovery Weekly. The other is on The Leftovers, the critically acclaimed HBO series that features the boldest and most diverse musical stylings on television. And the curator of that…

Republicans sound alarm on Trump’s troubles ahead of 2018 – Politico

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Republicans say President Donald Trump needs to turn things around fast — or the GOP could pay dearly in 2018. With the party preparing to defend its congressional majorities in next year’s midterms, senior Republicans are expressing early concern about Trump’s lack of legislative accomplishments, his record-low approval ratings, and the overall dysfunction that’s gripped his administration. Story Continued Below The stumbles have drawn the attention of everyone from GOP…

Fun outshines a scorching sun at Coachella music fest’s second weekend – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Despite a brutal heat wave that drove many into air-conditioned dance tents and a few others to medical tents with heat exhaustion, the second weekend of the annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival concluded with hundreds of thousands of revelers none the worse for wear. Give or take. Coachella marks the unofficial beginning of the American concert season, and promoter Goldenvoice further solidified its status this year by expanding its…

New Music: Frank Ocean feat. Travis Scott – ‘Lens V2′ – Rap-Up.com

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

After dropping “Chanel” and “Biking,” Frank Ocean unleashes two version of “Lens,” a new song premiered through blonded Radio. The first is a solo edition, while the second is a Travis Scott-assisted remix. Over a soothing beat, an Auto-Tuned Frank harmonizes about Mariah Carey, Rally’s, and freeways, before touching on his partner’s timeless qualities. “Fake flowers, no water needed,” sings Ocean. “Real life drowned by the weekend / No wins,…

Hijabi Artist Channels Beyoncé For Debut Of Her ‘Resistance Music’ And Video – KCBX

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Mona Haydar is a Syrian-American artist from Flint, Mich. She wears a hijab with pride. She’s been a performance poet for 13 years, writing about love, trauma, loss and joy. Earlier this month, she did something different. She released her first rap song, “Hijabi,” along with an accompanying video. In just a few days, the music video went viral, with more than 1 million views on Facebook. Produced by Tunde…

MHS alumni reflect on music programs | Local News | meridianstar … – Meridian Star

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

The Meridian Star asked Facebook users to reflect on the effect The Meridian Public School District’s music program had on their lives. What follows are a few of their responses. Bob Rice, 1974 graduate: I was in the band program during all of my high school years, and played in the marching band, symphonic band, and jazz bands. The discipline I learned for studying and keeping…

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