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Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Inspired Basquiat – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

On Thursday, the exhibition “Basquiat: Boom for Real” opened at the Barbican Center in London. The first major retrospective of his work in Britain, it is a kind of homecoming for Basquiat’s art: In 1984, the first institutional show of his work opened at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, and then traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. In a satisfying closing of a circle, a large drawing…

The Easiest Place to Use CRISPR Might Be in Your Ear – MIT Technology Review

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

We all know that CRISPR is the next big thing in gene-editing treatments. But how do you get the versatile genetic scissors into a person’s body? The usual way might be to load the gene-editing instructions into billions of viruses and use those to infect a person’s cells. But some scientists are experimenting with delivery tricks that could make treatments easier to pull off (see “Five Ways to Get CRISPR…

How Master P Gamed The Music Industry And Laid A Path To … – NPR – NPR

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Master P at VH1′s Hip-Hop Honors: The ’90s Game Changers this week, in attendance with his daughter, Cymphonique Miller, and son, Romeo. John Sciulli/Getty Images for VH1/Viacom hide caption toggle caption John Sciulli/Getty Images for VH1/Viacom Master P at VH1′s Hip-Hop Honors: The ’90s Game Changers this week, in attendance with his daughter, Cymphonique Miller, and son, Romeo. John Sciulli/Getty Images for VH1/Viacom Master P and his New Orleans-bred No…

Common ear infections don’t need antibiotics, health watchdog says – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Children with common ear infections should not be given antibiotics, a health watchdog has said. New draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says parents should treat the infections with paracetamol or ibuprofen instead. It comes a few days after the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention also warned parents that antibiotics are not suitable for many common conditions. On Facebook, it said: “Antibiotics…

In Country Music, Nice Guys Finish First (for Now) – The New York … – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Visually, they have a similar aesthetic: white men with dark hair cut short and often pointed skyward. (A halfhearted beard is optional.) More often than not, they have sturdy, approachable, single-syllable last names: Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, Chris Lane, Michael Ray. They are the men next door, promising undying affection and emotional stability — a cliché, perhaps, but one more appealing than the last. This surge also doubles as a…

Silence is golden? In the age of noise, filmmakers are suddenly embracing the quiet – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Some of the most notable scenes of the recent summer movie season involved great sights and spectacles — and little to no talking. In several of the biggest upcoming fall releases, directors have crafted memorable characters out of a mute janitor, a deaf young girl and a near-silent victim of a Cambodian genocide. Film dialogue is for suckers? After a generation of scripts from the likes of Quentin Tarantino and…

In Country Music, Nice Guys Finish First (for Now) – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Visually, they have a similar aesthetic: white men with dark hair cut short and often pointed skyward. (A halfhearted beard is optional.) More often than not, they have sturdy, approachable, single-syllable last names: Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, Chris Lane, Michael Ray. They are the men next door, promising undying affection and emotional stability — a cliché, perhaps, but one more appealing than the last. This surge also doubles as a…

US music sales keep climbing thanks to streaming – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

These stats are from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), an organization that has had a notoriously combative relationship with internet companies. Despite its objections (and continued demands for more money from YouTube and others), streaming generated $2.5 billion thanks to 30 million paid subscribers in the US. Physical sales of music, surprisingly, are relatively flat, down just one percent. That’s thanks in part to vinyl sales that went…

Bose debuts new Google Assistant-optimized noise cancelling headphones – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bose’s rumored QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones are rumored no more: Bose made them official today, revealing the update to the company’s popular QC 35 premium noise-cancelling cans. Google worked with Bose to create the new headphones, the company explained in a new blog post, helping to “optimize” the audio accessory for Assistant, Google’s virtual helper software for iPhone and Android. The headphones have a dedicated Assistant button, which users…

Latin Music And Los Angeles’ Exchange Explored In The Massive … – NPR

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Brazilian composer Joāo Donato rehearses an orchestra in a Los Angeles recording studio in the 1960′s. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Brazilian composer Joāo Donato rehearses an orchestra in a Los Angeles recording studio in the 1960′s. Courtesy of the artist As we have shown in so many previous episodes of Alt.Latino, the cultural interchange between the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean…

North Korea says Trump’s speech to UN akin to ‘sound of a barking dog’ – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Warner Music UK Beefs Up Senior Staff – Variety

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Warner Music UK today announced new roles for two senior executives: Peter Breeden becomes Chief Operating Officer, in addition to his existing duties as Chief Financial Officer, while Mel Fox has been promoted to Chief Transformation Officer. The pair will report Warner UK Chairman & CEO Max Lousada, who becomes the label group’s CEO of Recorded Music on October 1. According to a release, Breeden will step into a broader operational role,…

Active Listening: Music to move your body to – The Outline

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Everyone has a body. Some bodies are big, some are small, and some have more rhythm than others. I spent the past weekend in the woods dancing at a small, intimate music festival, and I was reminded how important it is to remember that you inhabit a living, breathing, organism. Social media has an uncanny ability at presenting the you that exists in your mind as equal to the you…

How to Make an Apple Music Profile to Connect With Friends in iOS 11 – Mac Rumors

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Although Apple has fumbled with social network features within its music apps in the past, the company is trying again with an all-new social sharing ability in iOS 11. There’s no exact name for the feature, but Apple describes it as a way for you to discover music that your friends are listening to through sharing playlists, artists, and albums on your own personal Apple Music profile. If you already…

Warner Music UK Beefs Up Senior Staff | Variety – Variety

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Warner Music UK today announced new roles for two senior executives: Peter Breeden becomes Chief Operating Officer, in addition to his existing duties as Chief Financial Officer, while Mel Fox has been promoted to Chief Transformation Officer. The pair will report Warner UK Chairman & CEO Max Lousada, who becomes the label group’s CEO of Recorded Music on October 1. According to a release, Breeden will step into a broader operational role,…

Sound can be weaponized, but it might not be behind attacks in Cuba – Mashable

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

The story goes that, during the Battle of Jericho, God directed seven priests to blast notes from their ram’s horns as they circled the city, and the sound from those horns wobbled the walls of Jericho until they crumbled.  This, almost certainly, did not happen. But sound has long been used in war and other battles to, as one expert put it, “influence, manipulate and torture.” SEE ALSO: Why Trump’s…

‘Sound of a dog barking’: North Korea ridicules Trump threat – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho, has issued a withering riposte to Donald Trump, likening his threat to destroy the regime to the “sound of a dog barking”, adding that he “felt sorry” for the US president’s advisers. In his first speech to the UN general assembly, Trump said on Tuesday the US would be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea if Washington was forced to defend itself or its…

There are now 30 million paid music subscribers in the US – The Verge – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

More than 30 million people pay for music subscriptions in the US, according to the latest figures released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the first half of 2017. Paid streaming subscriptions have increased to 30.4 million in the US, up from 20.2 million during the first half of 2016. Revenue from paid streaming has also grown substantially in 2017, reaching $1.49 billion compared to $995 million…

Weaponized sound is nothing new, but the attacks in Cuba are a mystery – Mashable

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

The story goes that, during the Battle of Jericho, God directed seven priests to blast notes from their ram’s horns as they circled the city, and the sound from those horns wobbled the walls of Jericho until they crumbled.  This, almost certainly, did not happen. But sound has long been used in war and other battles to, as one expert put it, “influence, manipulate and torture.” SEE ALSO: Why Trump’s…

There are now 30 million paid music subscribers in the US – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

More than 30 million people pay for music subscriptions in the US, according to the latest figures released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the first half of 2017. Paid streaming subscriptions have increased to 30.4 million in the US, up from 20.2 million during the first half of 2016. Revenue from paid streaming has also grown substantially in 2017, reaching $1.49 billion compared to $995 million…

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