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AV ID: Making Music Visual for the Masses – Georgetown University The Hoya

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Concerts have been an essential part of musical and cultural identities throughout the decades. Most people who consider themselves to be avid music lovers have gone to at least one concert or music festival in their lifetime. But as concerts provide audiences with meaningful experiences, we must ensure they are accessible to music lovers from all walks of life, including those of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. There is a…

Why Criticizing Music Makes Us So Mad – 88.9 KETR

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Life only has three guarantees: death, taxes, and the rage borne of someone saying the music you like sucks. “It can kind of bring an otherwise enjoyable conversation to a real sudden halt,” says Dr. Robert Woody, a music professor and music psychologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.” Perhaps music should be added to the list of not talking about religion and politics.” If that sounds like an irrational idea,…

Detroit House Music Takes a Swaggering Step Out of the Darkness – New York Times

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

The idea that a nervous nightclub host would pull the plug on Mr. Parrish today is laughable: Over the last 20 years, he’s established himself as one of the most respected D.J.s in the world, capable of charting an expansive, open-minded journey over the course of his sets, spanning not only house but soul, disco, African music and jazz. He’s also a singular producer, an influential remixer and a cornerstone…

What should music TV look like in 2017? – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

‘There’s potential for the occasional pop-cultural grenade’ It’s testament to the nation’s fondness for Top of the Pops that not even Jimmy Savile and Dave Lee Travis have managed to entirely taint it – and it feels as if every year there’s a thinkpiece longing for a rebirth of the show (yes, including in the Guardian). These nostalgists may be cheered by the news that the BBC is to air…

Seattle Nonprofit Establishes Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program – Variety

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

Seattle-based nonprofit Childhaven has established a music therapy program in memory of late Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell. The announcement came on July 20, what would have been the singer’s 53 birthday. The “Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program at Childhaven” aims to “bring the healing power of music to trauma-affected children,” and Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell, has committed $10,000 to assist the organization’s therapeutic early learning model. Related Chester Bennington…

Judge sanctions DJ suing Taylor Swift after losing his job – CBS News

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

Legal proceedings are in motion for a DJ suing Taylor Swift, who says the singer cost him his job.  The singer accused David “Jackson” Mueller, a former Denver radio host, of groping her during a photo session in 2013, and Mueller is suing Swift, claiming he lost his job because of her allegations.  But things are not looking great for Mueller, as a judge sanctioned the DJ on Thursday for…

Audio: Listen to Alex Reimer’s wild parole hearing on K&C – WEEI.com (blog)

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

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‘Despacito’ is the most streamed track on earth. How have music formats changed since the first recording in 1860? – The Independent

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

How long has it been between the very first recorded song and the day that a song became the most streamed track on earth? A little over 150 years. The most streamed track is, of course, Despacito, the Spanish-language track by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber. It has been listened to via streaming a whopping 4.3 billion times, 93 million of those in the UK… half as…

‘Despacito’ is the most streamed track on earth. How have music formats changed since the first recording in 1860? – The Independent

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

How long has it been between the very first recorded song and the day that a song became the most streamed track on earth? A little over 150 years. The most streamed track is, of course, Despacito, the Spanish-language track by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber. It has been listened to via streaming a whopping 4.3 billion times, 93 million of those in the UK… half as…

5 reasons Tesla’s music-streaming service is the best idea Elon Musk has had this year – Business Insider

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Tesla Model 3 sedan.REUTERS/Joe White/File Photo Last month, Tesla revealed that it was working on a music-streaming service for its vehicles (and, presumably, other environments, such as smartphones). Tesla has a lot going on now, from the initial rollout of the $35,000 Model 3 mass-market to CEO Elon Musk’s apparent plans to support a Hyperloop route between New York and Washington, DC. But the streaming service is particularly notable,…

Tidal’s redesigned apps now look more like Spotify and Apple Music – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tidal has launched version 2.0 of its mobile app, featuring a streamlined design and a new layout. The streaming service has refreshed the homepage, which now shows more music from different genres as you scroll, instead of just the new and top tracks and albums as it did before. Navigation has moved from the hamburger menu on the left side to a bottom row of icons, much like Spotify and…

Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program Established in Seattle – RollingStone.com

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Seattle-based nonprofit Childhaven announced the establishment of the Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program Thursday in honor of what would have been the late musician’s 53rd birthday. Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell, committed $100,000 to Childhaven to bolster the organization’s efforts to help children and their families overcome the effects of trauma. Related Chris Cornell’s Widow Breaks Silence on Singer’s Death, ‘Addiction’ Vicky Cornell continues to blame prescription drugs on singer’s…

A reporter broke White House rules by streaming live audio of an off-camera briefing – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

It was only a matter of time. At every White House news briefing since June 29 — and many before, too — President Trump’s spokesmen have ordered a room full of smartphone-toting journalists not to film the session or even broadcast live audio. On Wednesday, one reporter defied the White House by streaming live sound of the briefing online. Ksenija Pavlovic, a former political science teaching fellow at Yale who founded a news…

‘Carpool Karaoke’ Producer Making Live-Music Series for the BBC – Variety

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

The BBC is bringing a live-music series back to its flagship BBC One channel, with “Carpool Karaoke” producer Fulwell 73 making a new show that will launch later this year. James Corden is a partner in Fulwell 73, which produces “The Late Late Show,” but the BBC told Variety that he will not host the new British music series. For decades going back to the 1960s, music-chart series “Top of…

Playlists hit the right note as music returns to the workplace – Financial Times

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Playlists hit the right note as music returns to the workplace

Minneapolis officer: Partner fatally shot Justine Damond moments after loud sound – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon. Officer Matthew Harrity’s account, as given by state investigators, is the first to emerge of the moments leading up to the death of Justine Damond, a 40-year-old meditation teacher and life coach…

Facebook users vexed by sound on autoplaying videos – here’s how to stop it – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Facebook’s long-dreaded update that switches on sound for autoplaying videos by default is starting to roll out causing users to lash out on social media. Here’s how to turn it off. First Facebook rolled out autoplaying videos in the News Feed on its app by default, causing users to complain about the increased data consumption from their mobile plans. Now those same autoplaying videos will start pumping out sound in…

The iPalpiti festival: 20 years of peace through music – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Inside Laura Schmieder’s Century City office are posters from several years of the iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates, the annual showcase for young-adult musicians she and her husband, Eduard, founded 20 years ago. She points to one poster for the showcase concert of the 2005 festival at Disney Hall. On it are photos of the iPalpiti orchestra; Eduard Schmieder, who is the orchestra’s conductor and music director, and a young…

How music streaming service SoundCloud ended up on the brink of … – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SoundCloud cofounders Eric Wahlforss and Alex Ljung. Instagram/Eric Wahlforss “Two weeks ago I moved from Scotland to Germany to start a new job as an iOS engineer at SoundCloud,” wrote Matthew Healy on the Hackernoon website on July 10. “On Monday of last week I started that job. By Thursday evening I, along with 172 of my new colleagues, was officially being laid off.” “Why was a business that was…

How Human Noise Ruins Parks for Animals and People – Smithsonian

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

As transportation networks expand and urban areas grow, noise from sources such as vehicle engines is spreading into remote places. Human-caused noise has consequences for wildlife, entire ecosystems and people. It reduces the ability to hear natural sounds, which can mean the difference between life and death for many animals, and degrade the calming effect that we feel when we spend time in wild places. Protected areas in the United States, such as national parks…

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