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New ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Music Video Takes Aim at Immigration – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

“It gets into this whole issue of border security,” a commentator says. “Who is going to say that the borders are secure?” Advertisement Continue reading the main story “It’s really astonishing that in a country founded by immigrants, ‘immigrant’ has somehow become a bad word,” the commentator adds, setting the tone for the video. It was directed by Tomas Whitmore and executive produced by Robert Rodriguez and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the…

Apple Music’s latest personalized playlist is perfect for chill Sundays – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Apple Music already has a pair of personalized playlists in My New Music Mix and My Favorites Mix, and now it’s launching a third to help you chill out in these trying times. Its latest personalized playlist, aptly titled My Chill Mix, will give you 25 tracks of chill vibes based on your listening habits, which is updated every Sunday. My list had some hits (Beyoncé, Solange, Jhene Aiko) and…

The Creator of ‘Radiolab,’ a Lapsed Composer, Returns to Music – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

During the interview, Mr. Abumrad shared some of his compositions, including a remix of Terry Riley’s pioneering masterpiece of minimalism, “In C.” He talked about the piece, his life as a lapsed and occasional composer and how it overlaps with his career as a radio producer. Listen to the remix, “Counting in C,” and read edited excerpts from the conversation. What is this? You hear some of the first sounds…

Apple Music’s latest personalized playlist is perfect for chill Sundays – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Apple Music already has a pair of personalized playlists in My New Music Mix and My Favorites Mix, and now it’s launching a third to help you chill out in these trying times. Its latest personalized playlist, aptly titled My Chill Mix, will give you 25 tracks of chill vibes based on your listening habits, which is updated every Sunday. My list had some hits (Beyoncé, Solange, Jhene Aiko) and…

Flashback: Mike Tyson Bites Off Evander Holyfield’s Ear During Match – RollingStone.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

On June 28th, 1997, the stage was set for Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield to fight for the second time in less than eight months. The first fight between them ended up being one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. Holyfield, who had lost two of his previous four fights (one of which resulted in the first knockout loss of his career) heading into the matchup, dominated Tyson in…

How A Music App Can Help Dish Network – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Recently, Dish Network launched Dish Music, a mobile app which allows customers to sync music throughout their home via a central control. This app uses DTS Play-Fi technology to allow customers to stream music from various services such as Spotify, Pandora and Tidal via their Dish devices, at no additional cost. Through this initiative, the company is looking to provide multi-room streaming set ups to its customers, without additional hardware cost….

New ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Music Video Takes Aim at Immigration – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

“It gets into this whole issue of border security,” a commentator says. “Who is going to say that the borders are secure?” Advertisement Continue reading the main story “It’s really astonishing that in a country founded by immigrants, ‘immigrant’ has somehow become a bad word,” the commentator adds, setting the tone for the video. It was directed by Tomas Whitmore and executive produced by Robert Rodriguez and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the…

Netflix is bringing Dolby Atmos surround sound to its original content starting with Okja – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Video streaming services have become the site for mini-platform wars unto themselves, with different services rolling out 4K, high-dynamic range video, and other improvements as they jockey for position. Today Netflix announced that it is adding the immersive Dolby Atmos sound format to its repertoire, and the first film to receive the treatment is Bong Joon-ho’s Okja. The film is also being presented in Dolby Vision, the company’s high-dynamic range…

How Edgar Wright used music to transform the heist movie with ‘Baby Driver’ – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Normally the content of a movie dictates the music. Strings swell as the reunited lovers kiss and piano keys quietly plink during the weepy deathbed scene. But the opening sequence of “Baby Driver” is built — with impeccable attention to detail — around Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s 1994 jam “Bellbottoms.” During the song’s two-minute buildup, a getaway driver listens to the track while sitting outside a bank where a robbery…

Apple Music’s first new personalized playlist wants you to Chill – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This week Apple is beginning to roll out the first new personalized playlist under Apple Music’s ‘For You’ section. The playlist, entitled ‘Chill’ is muxed based on editorial curation and algorithmic interpretation of your musical tastes. A small number of test users got the new playlist yesterday evening. An updated Chill playlist will be delivered every Sunday to users who join the test group, which will roll out through the…

Apple Music’s latest personalized playlist is perfect for chill Sundays – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Apple Music already has a pair of personalized playlists in My New Music Mix and My Favorites Mix, and now it’s launching a third to help you chill out in these trying times. Its latest personalized playlist, aptly titled My Chill Mix, will give you 25 tracks of chill vibes based on your listening habits, which is updated every Sunday. My list had some hits (Beyoncé, Solange, Jhene Aiko) and…

NPR Music’s Essential Songs, Albums, Performances And Videos Of 2017 (So Far) – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Is music an escape from the world or the key to it? Over and over, when we began considering the best music of the first half of 2017, politics seemed to intrude, whether in moments that echoed headlines or ones that spoke individual truths too often drowned out by that other, noisier machine. Maybe that’s the case every time the calendar turns over. Probably not. Rather than attempt to come…

Georgia Van Etten performs Take My Hand in exclusive music session – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Soul/blues singer Georgia van Etten is no stranger to challenges.  In 2014, the plucky Australian decided to leave her home in Melbourne with nothing more than a suitcase in an attempt to forge her musical career. The problem was she didn’t have any musical connections. Fast forward three years, and she is now enthralling audiences around the world with her refreshing creativity and rich vocal tones, at venues and events such as…

Apple Music’s first new personalized playlist wants you to Chill – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This week Apple is beginning to roll out the first new personalized playlist under Apple Music’s ‘For You’ section. The playlist, entitled ‘Chill’ is muxed based on editorial curation and algorithmic interpretation of your musical tastes. A small number of test users got the new playlist yesterday evening. An updated Chill playlist will be delivered every Sunday to users who join the test group, which will roll out through the…

The Best Music Videos of 2017 (So Far) – Vulture

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Photo: YouTube This week, Vulture is looking back at the best releases so far in 2017. 2017 has been a sparse year for quality music videos. The medium’s still operating at top speed: DJ Khaled released three videos just this week, and the threat of a star-studded Jay-Z visual album looms but, for the most part, we’re left with a glut of uninspired visuals. If the good videos we’ve already…

Apple Music’s first new personalized playlist wants you to Chill – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This week Apple is beginning to roll out the first new personalized playlist under Apple Music’s ‘For You’ section. The playlist, entitled ‘Chill’ is muxed based on editorial curation and algorithmic interpretation of your musical tastes. A small number of test users got the new playlist yesterday evening. An updated Chill playlist will be delivered every Sunday to users who join the test group, which will roll out through the…

Universal presses bid to void music deal with Prince estate – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Prince in February 1985 in Inglewood, Calif.(Photo: Liu Heung Shing, AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Universal Music Group have renewed their request that a Minnesota judge cancel the company’s music rights deal with Prince’s estate, saying UMG will otherwise have to sue in litigation that could keep fans from hearing new music from Prince’s vault for years. In a court filing made public Tuesday, Comerica Bank & Trust, which…

David Renzer Extends His Stay at Spirit Music Group, Adds CEO Title (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Spirit Music Group has promoted David Renzer to the position of Chairman and CEO. The former head of Universal Music Publishing Group was previously Chairman of Spirit, where he led the company’s expansion via acquisitions, and the establishment new offices in Nashville and London. Additional initiatives under Renzer’s watch include Spirit Music Latino and Spirit Production Music/Spirit Music Collective. Among Spirit’s 75,000-song catalog are compositions co-written by UK’s Spirit / B-Unique Music’s…

Twitter suspends accounts of The Fader and other popular music … – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Twitter suspended music and news publication The Fader’s account this morning, prompting an outpouring of confusion expressed with a #FREEFADER hashtag. Three other popular music blogs — 2DOPEBOYZ, Hip Hop N More, and the Complex-owned Pigeons and Planes — have also been suspended. One possible reason: Many music news accounts tweeted footage from the BET Awards on Sunday night and the NBA Awards on Monday night. Update: Pigeons and Planes…

Twitter suspends accounts of The Fader and other popular music sites – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Twitter suspended music and news publication The Fader’s account this morning, prompting an outpouring of confusion expressed with a #FREEFADER hashtag. Three other popular music blogs — 2DOPEBOYZ, Hip Hop N More, and the Complex-owned Pigeons and Planes — have also been suspended. One possible reason: Many music news accounts tweeted footage from the BET Awards on Sunday night and the NBA Awards on Monday night. Update: Pigeons and Planes…

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