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One Of Music Row’s Most Influential Leaders, Jo Walker-Meador, Has Died At 93 – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Jo Walker-Meador and Vince Gill at the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee in 2015. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMHOF hide caption toggle caption Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMHOF Jo Walker-Meador and Vince Gill at the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee in 2015. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMHOF Jo Walker-Meador, one of the most important behind-the-scenes advocates of country music, has…

Who Still Steals Music These Days? – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Shutterstock Despite music being everywhere online these days and available to anybody who wants to listen to their favorite tunes while still supporting the artists in one way or another, millions of people are still stealing music. It’s a sad fact, but who is actually committing these crimes and robbing musicians of the sales and royalties they deserve in today’s musical economy, which is already so customer-focused? Stream-ripping has taken…

Spotify Removes Hate Music as Streaming Companies Struggle to Police Their Tunes – Billboard

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Spotify says it has removed an array of white-supremacist acts from its streaming service that had been flagged as racist “hate bands” by the Southern Poverty Law Center three years ago. The move came after Digital Music News posted a story headlined “I Just Found 27 White Supremacist Hate bands On Spotify,” bringing the content to Spotify’s attention. A Spotify spokeswoman told Billboard in a statement that while the music…

Elvis Presley revivified music and paved the way for the Beatles and Bob Dylan – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Elvis Presley didn’t invent rock ’n’ roll, but he was its most important figure and primary symbol. The 12-day tour that he was to begin today had been sold out for weeks. It didn’t matter to Presley’s audience whether he had a hit on the charts; they flocked to see him. He represented a link with their youth and their dreams. Depending on who is estimating, Presley sold between 250…

DJ in Taylor Swift case maintains his innocence – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Video Superstars: 14 Memorable Music Video Cameos – Essence.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FyjEnoIgTM Bruno Mars’ “Versace On The Floor” is the song on everyone’s lips, especially after the singer dropped an insane music video starring actress Zendaya. The Spider-Man: Homecoming star joins a long list of celebrities who’ve made cameo appearances in big music videos. From the famous faces of Beyoncé’s Lemonade to Mekhi Phifer in Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine,” here are some of the most memorable music video cameos.

Taylor Swift Groping Trial: DJ Stands By Decision to Sue Pop Singer – NBCNews.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

DENVER — The former radio host who lost a groping lawsuit to Taylor Swift in federal court this week said he realizes the case was in the pop star’s favor, but he had no interest in backing down. David Mueller told The Associated Press on Tuesday that someone he knew suggested he pull out of the case early, but he refused. “I knew that I couldn’t go on with my…

My Pilgrimage to Elvis’ Graceland — and Why Every Music Fan Should Go – Variety

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Except for the White House, few American residences match Graceland for sheer fame. Purchased by Elvis Presley in 1957, the 13-acre spread with the Neoclassical Colonial-style home nine miles away from Memphis’ urban center was intended to shield neighbors from the onslaught of fans, media and curiosity-seekers. According to Graceland Holdings managing partner Joel Weinshanker, over 600,000 people tour the house, grounds, and museum annually. A time capsule of 1960s…

Derek Carr tweets music video teaser as a joke – ESPN

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Calm down, everyone. It was all a joke. No, Derek Carr will not be donning all-denim and posing on the hood of a car to debut his new hit single in a music video. The Oakland Raiders‘ starting quarterback had some people worried when he tweeted out a teaser of a music video on Tuesday — showing him in jeans and a…

Derek Carr jokes on Twitter about starring in music video – ESPN

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Calm down, everyone. It was all a joke. No, Derek Carr will not be donning all-denim and posing on the hood of a car to debut his new hit single in a music video. The Oakland Raiders‘ starting quarterback had some people worried when he tweeted out a teaser of a music video on Tuesday — showing him in jeans and a…

Jets stop listening to music as they try to find the right notes – ESPN (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

6:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Anybody who paid attention to the New York Jets in the offseason knows they have a different look this year. They also have a different sound. Silence. The music that blared from sideline speakers last training camp is gone. During stretching, individual drills and positional work, it’s quiet. The only thing you hear are football…

How Did Pop Music Get So Slow? – RollingStone.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In 2014, the DJ and producer Dave Audé – a Grammy winner whose remixes of pop hits have been club staples for more than a decade – caught a festival set by the young Norwegian producer Kygo, who had just signed to Ultra/RCA two months earlier. Kygo ignored the peppy tempos typical of mainstream dance music, choosing to focus instead on slow tracks; in the past, this might have sent…

Guest DJ Week: Björk – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Note: Our week of Guest DJs continues with Björk. The Icelandic singer recently announced she’ll be releasing a new album, possibly before the end of the year. In this 2009 conversation with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen, Björk talked about Voltaïc, her box set of live recordings, her love of Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, fellow Icelandic singer Ólöf Arnalds and more. Björk Santiago Felipe/Getty Images Portrait hide caption toggle…

Ex-DJ found to have groped Taylor Swift says, ‘I never grabbed her’ – ABC News

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The former Denver DJ found to have groped Taylor Swift by a Denver jury said there is still “no question” in his mind that he did not grab Swift’s backside during a 2013 meet-and-greet. “What I’m saying is I didn’t do what they said,” the ex-DJ, David Mueller, told ABC News’ Clayton Sandell after Monday’s court ruling. “I never grabbed her. I never had my hand under her skirt and…

Church and academy to host first music festival – The Daily Progress

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WAYNESBORO — Music has a way of bringing people together and on Aug. 19 Valley Music Academy and Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church hope it will bring the community together. The inaugural Valley Music Fest will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. “We wanted to put together an event that would bring the community together,” Andrew Green, development director for the…

Taylor Swift groping unsettling? Country music biz has mistreated women for decades – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE A jury has sided with pop icon Taylor Swift in a groping lawsuit that was initially filed against her. Former DJ David Mueller accused Swift of pressuring his radio station to fire him. The jury ruled Mueller groped Swift. USA TODAY In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.(Photo: Richard Shotwell, AP)…

Dirk James “DJ” Berends – Yakima Herald-Republic

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory Our beloved son, father, fiancée and friend, nephew and cousin, was taken from us suddenly on Saturday, August 12, 2017, in an automobile accident. He has been taken from us too soon. He was the best at his craft and God needed someone of DJ’s caliber to work on his golden fleet. We hope and pray that God will take care…

DJ in Taylor Swift Groping Trial Defends ‘Weird, Awkward’ Photo – RollingStone.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The former Colorado radio DJ who lost his lawsuit against Taylor Swift over charges that he groped the singer at a meet-and-greet defended himself on Good Morning America Tuesday just days after a Denver jury sided with the pop star in a civil trial. “I didn’t do what they say I did,” said David Mueller. “I didn’t do it. I never grabbed her. I never had my hand under her skirt, and…

These Are The Streaming Music Services The World Has Already Lost – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Shutterstock Streaming music is an incredibly difficult business to be in, and most competitors simply can’t survive. Even if a company is able to attract millions of paying subscribers—which only a handful have, even by this point—that doesn’t mean it will be able to break even, and even the most successful names in the business, such as Spotify and Tidal, are facing financial woes, while both Pandora and SoundCloud may…

Artist Recommendations Based on the Music You Already Like – PigeonsAndPlanes

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

We got tired of getting music recommendations from computers. Maybe one day, computers will be able to understand music and automate music discovery better than human beings. But so far, there hasn’t been a music discovery app that has gotten it right. No algorithm, social networking service, or customizable radio station has been able to nail it down. There’s still nothing quite as effective as a friend saying, “You like…

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