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Can the music world learn from Hollywood? – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Last month, before stories of Harvey Weinstein’s long history of alleged sexual misconduct triggered an unprecedented outpouring in Hollywood, the disgraced movie mogul responded to accusations against him by invoking the words of Jay-Z. “‘I’m not the man I thought I was and I better be that man for my children,’” Weinstein quoted the rapper as saying in his song “4:44,” in which Jay-Z alludes to cheating. Weinstein added, “The…

Further Sexual Harassment Allegations Roil Country Music PR Exec – Variety

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Nashville publicity firm with by far the biggest client roster in country music continued to be rocked late Wednesday by allegations of abusive behavior and sexual harassment, most of them now coming from anonymously sourced former employees, in a series of articles published in local newspapers and on a country news website. The Tennessean, Nashville Scene, and Taste of Country all published separate articles containing further charges lodged by…

A life in music: Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin, Alison Krauss and his endless wanderlust – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Listen – You’d Better Run “I’m 17, full of myself, in a youth club with Noddy Holder …” It’s a warm-boned autumn afternoon in London’s Primrose Hill, and Robert Plant, 69, is luminous as a cartoon lion, a Soul Jazz records T-shirt tight over his belly, his golden mane winking in a dimly lit local French restaurant. Carry Fire, his 11th solo album (24th if you count collaborations and Led…

Kelela: ‘You can never have enough music that empowers black women’ – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Kelela’s debut album, “Take Me Apart” (Warp), is bold stuff — genre-blurring, trippy, glitchy, seductive, intimate, vulnerable — beauty and weirdness forged out of struggle and pain. It arrives only a few months after Kelela’s 34th birthday, more than a decade after she began flirting with the idea of pursuing her musical passion only to encounter a series of dead ends. She broke through in collaborations with artists such as…

This is what your knee sounds like: ‘Chhh, chhh, chhh’ – CNN

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Tesla delays Model 3 volume production amid biggest-ever quarterly loss – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Wednesday pushed back its target for volume production on its new Model 3 sedan by about three months, saying it was difficult to predict how long it would take to fix all production bottlenecks. The company also reported its biggest quarterly loss ever, sending shares down nearly 5 percent after hours as the loss was bigger than analysts had expected. Tesla, led…

GarageBand update: Apple adds sound pack store – The Verge – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Apple seems to have some big plans for expanding what GarageBand is capable of: in an update to GarageBand for iOS today, the company is introducing a “Sound Library” that lets you download and install new virtual instruments as well as sound and loop packs. It’s starting off with eight new packs and instruments, all available for free, and Apple says it’ll continue to bring more packs to the app…

Apple updates GarageBand with a sound pack store – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Apple seems to have some big plans for expanding what GarageBand is capable of: in an update to GarageBand for iOS today, the company is introducing a “Sound Library” that lets you download and install new virtual instruments as well as sound and loop packs. It’s starting off with eight new packs and instruments, all available for free, and Apple says it’ll continue to bring more packs to the app…

Korg teases music making app for Nintendo Switch – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Korg, the music company known for making professional keytars and other music gadgets and software, has teased a new music production game for the Nintendo Switch. Little is known about the upcoming release, though a microsite has just gone live and the game looks to be produced in partnership with Detune, a software company. The game is pegged for spring 2018, and a price is yet to be determined. It’s…

Amateurs Can Make Cars’ Audio Systems Sound Better – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford and electronics giant Harman are refining car audio systems with the help of amateurs. Actually, at Harman’s US headquarters in Novi, Michigan, they call their testing crews ‘trained listeners.’ Harman owns a host of familiar audio brands, including B&O Play, which last year was selected by Ford to replace its previous audio supplier, Sony. So in developing sound systems for its forthcoming 2018 Expedition full-size SUV and EcoSport compact…

Unsound and Semibreve: the festivals that dream a better world in sound – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Spend long enough at avant-garde electronic music festivals and, like the raver character in Spaced who dances to the beep of a pedestrian crossing, you start hearing music in everything. Brakes on a train, wind through a doorway … after Unsound in Krakow, Poland, and Semibreve in Braga, Portugal, you can even convince yourself that your local shopping centre is actually an elaborate sound collage lampooning the cacophony of commerce….

Country music’s top publicist accused of sexual abuse by singer denies allegations – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Kirt Webster with Dolly Parton at the 11th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on Aug. 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Getty) A former client of Kirt Webster, the celebrated publicist of Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels and Kenny Rogers, says Webster sexually assaulted him over the course of a year. Webster is denying the allegations, saying he had a consensual relationship with the singer. Austin C….

‘Another Pedestrian Hit’: Listen To The Dramatic NY Attack Dispatch Audio – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Police gather at the scene of Tuesday’s attack in New York City. Andy Kiss/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andy Kiss/Getty Images Police gather at the scene of Tuesday’s attack in New York City. Andy Kiss/Getty Images Dispatch audio from the New York Police Department recorded as Tuesday’s attack unfolded in the city reveals a dramatic — and often tense — response. At least eight were killed and more than…

Amateurs Can Make Cars’ Audio Systems Sound Better – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford and electronics giant Harman are refining car audio systems with the help of amateurs. Actually, at Harman’s US headquarters in Novi, Michigan, they call their testing crews ‘trained listeners.’ Harman owns a host of familiar audio brands, including B&O Play, which last year was selected by Ford to replace its previous audio supplier, Sony. So in developing sound systems for its forthcoming 2018 Expedition full-size SUV and EcoSport compact…

Amateurs Can Make Cars’ Audio Systems Sound Better – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford and electronics giant Harman are refining car audio systems with the help of amateurs. Actually, at Harman’s US headquarters in Novi, Michigan, they call their testing crews ‘trained listeners.’ Harman owns a host of familiar audio brands, including B&O Play, which last year was selected by Ford to replace its previous audio supplier, Sony. So in developing sound systems for its forthcoming 2018 Expedition full-size SUV and EcoSport compact…

Amateurs Can Make Cars’ Audio Systems Sound Better – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford and electronics giant Harman are refining car audio systems with the help of amateurs. Actually, at Harman’s US headquarters in Novi, Michigan, they call their testing crews ‘trained listeners.’ Harman owns a host of familiar audio brands, including B&O Play, which last year was selected by Ford to replace its previous audio supplier, Sony. So in developing sound systems for its forthcoming 2018 Expedition full-size SUV and EcoSport compact…

Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE will now stream music – The Verge – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

One of the early promises of an Apple Watch with phone-free, LTE service was the ability to stream music directly from the watch itself — only the Apple Watch Series 3 didn’t launch with that promised feature. Now, more than a month after launch, it’s arrived. Notifications just started going out for the official version of watchOS 4.1 software, which includes, among other updates, music streaming for Apple Watch Series…

Officials: Elgin man killed mom after being told his music was too loud, then dismembered body – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Angered after being told he was playing Jimi Hendrix music too loudly, an Elgin man allegedly killed his mother, dismembered her body and then disposed of the remains along Chicago’s lakefront in luggage and a duffel bag he had hurriedly purchased, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday. Brian Peck, 55, on Tuesday afternoon was ordered held without bail after being charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of…

The Unsettling Sound Of Tritones, The Devil’s Interval – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Frans Francken’s Death Playing the Violin. In music theory, the tritone came to be known as the devil’s interval. Wikimedia Commons Everyone knows the sounds of Halloween: creaky floorboards, howling winds, the amplified sound of a beating heart. But back in the day, the devil was said to exist in a particular musical tone. For centuries, it was called the devil’s interval — or, in Latin, diabolus in musica. In…

October was an amazing month for new music. Here are 9 standout … – Vox

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It’s finally autumn! Leaves are falling, temps are dropping, and hopefully your Halloween costume went off without a hitch. But more importantly, it’s time for fall playlists — and October saw a bunch of great new songs to add to your autumnal leaf-crunching mixtape. From an unexpected intercontinental collaboration to unreleased tracks from one of 2015’s best albums, this month was full of excellent new releases. Kurt and Courtney (yes,…

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