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

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 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…

Brown Acid: the sound that rock forgot – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

In the age of “music overload”, when it’s possible to access millions of songs via YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music, is it really possible to find something new? Something unheard, from rock’s recesses? Lance Barresi, the man behind the Brown Acid compilations, claims that not only has he dug up undiscovered gems, but that they sat under the noses of collectors and collators for decades. Starting in 2015, Barresi, along…

New Music: CyHi the Prynce feat. Kanye West – ‘Dat Side’ – Rap-Up.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

G.O.O.D. Music is in the building. Kanye West joins his frequent collaborator CyHi the Prynce on his newest single, “Dat Side.” The piano-laden track finds CyHi rapping about sex, Atlanta, and drug dealing. “All the haters, stand on that side,” he raps. “All the suckers, stand on that side / All the lames, stand on that side.” Shortly following his longtime partner-in-rhyme, Yeezy pops up for a verse about his…

New Music: CyHi the Prynce feat. Kanye West – ‘Dat Side’ – Rap-Up.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

G.O.O.D. Music is in the building. Kanye West joins his frequent collaborator CyHi the Prynce on his newest single, “Dat Side.” The piano-laden track finds CyHi rapping about sex, Atlanta, and drug dealing. “All the haters, stand on that side,” he raps. “All the suckers, stand on that side / All the lames, stand on that side.” Shortly following his longtime partner-in-rhyme, Yeezy pops up for a verse about his…

Google’s Pixel 2 XL also appears to suffer from poor audio recording quality – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Google’s Pixel 2 XL, which has been plagued by screen problems, has another stumbling block to contend with: poor audio recording quality. As first spotted by CNET, and reported by Pixel users on Google forums, the Pixel 2 XL is recording audio that’s high-pitched and distorted. User Tom Shelton uploaded a video shot on his Pixel 2 XL device that demonstrated the audio problems, and said he returned the phone…

The sound of fear: Movie music for a scarifying Halloween – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Second year of college, I shared a mouse-ridden rental house way, way off campus with a rotating cast of drama department undergraduates interested in film music and, I suppose, in getting freaked out in a relatively safe environment. Late one night, somebody turned the living room lights off and turned on the motion picture soundtrack album of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” This was around Halloween. The music cued up was…

How the Music to Videogame ‘Halo Wars 2′ Was Made the Old-Fashioned Way – Variety

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

The Xbox game “Halo Wars 2” is shaking things up musically as the first game soundtrack in 12 years to record with American Federation of Musician union players on Twentieth Century Fox’s Newman Scoring Stage. There, composer Gordy Haab conducted an 80-piece orchestra last fall. The game was released in February. For the final mix, Haab also integrated a 20-piece choir, recorded at Skywalker Sound, and meshed electronic music created by Finishing Move’s Brian…

Google’s Pixel 2 XL also appears to suffer from poor audio recording quality – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Google’s Pixel 2 XL, which has been plagued by screen problems, has another stumbling block to contend with: poor audio recording quality. As first spotted by CNET, and reported by Pixel users on Google forums, the Pixel 2 XL is recording audio that’s high-pitched and distorted. User Tom Shelton uploaded a video shot on his Pixel 2 XL device that demonstrated the audio problems, and said he returned the phone…

Touts threaten UK’s £4.5bn music industry, survey reveals – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

The UK’s £4.5bn music industry is under threat because fans’ cash is being diverted from their favourite acts, as they fork out for tickets sold by touts at vast mark-ups, according to a survey. The survey, released by anti-tout campaign group FanFair Alliance on Monday, found that two-thirds of respondents who had paid more than face value for a ticket on a resale site said they would attend fewer concerts…

Pandora adds curated playlists to its on-demand music service – Engadget

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Premium subscribers will find them at the top of the “browse” section, with a top selection that matches up with the types of music that you listen to most frequently. Unfortunately, if you want to browse them all, there’s just a giant scrolling list that you’ll need to dig through. If you look under genres, moods or activities further down the browse section, you’ll only see Pandora’s typical stations. You…

How the Music to Videogame ‘Halo Wars 2′ Was Made the Old-Fashioned Way – Variety

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

The Xbox game “Halo Wars 2” is shaking things up musically as the first game soundtrack in 12 years to record with American Federation of Musician union players on Twentieth Century Fox’s Newman Scoring Stage. There, composer Gordy Haab conducted an 80-piece orchestra last fall. The game was released in February. For the final mix, Haab also integrated a 20-piece choir, recorded at Skywalker Sound, and meshed electronic music created by Finishing Move’s Brian…

Universal Music & Within Pact To Develop AR, VR Music Experiences – Deadline

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Music Group and virtual reality company Within today announced they would work together to create and develop augmented and virtual reality experiences around music. The strategic alliance between the world’s largest music company and the Los Angeles startup is an attempt to get more artists and others involved in producing, marketing and promoting music to think about how best to harness the medium to create something new. Within…

Why music and corporate restructuring have more in common than you’d think – New Statesman

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Donald Trump’s comment to the widow of a US soldier killed by an Islamist ambush in Niger that her husband “must have known what he signed up for” was not only crass. It was also quite possibly inaccurate. The main purpose of armed forces is to fight. Those who enlist should expect to risk death and injury, as well as to kill other human beings. Yet military recruitment literature seldom…

How music is spreading Christmas cheer in nursing homes – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Residents at seven nursing homes across the UK can look forward to live carol concerts this Christmas, thanks to a renewed partnership between Everest and charity Music in Hospitals & Care. The events will take place in conservatories at the nursing homes, and will help to get residents, their families and friends, and staff members in the Christmas spirit. Live music has been shown to have many therapeutic benefits. Studies…

Henry Rollins on the Importance of Vinyl for Listening to and Understanding Music – Forbes

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Henry Rollins is something of a renaissance man. Carving out a successful music career with the genre-defining hardcore punk band Black Flag and later Rollins Band, he didn’t stop there. He has since fronted his own show on MTV, had a recurring dramatic role in Sons Of Anarchy, had a successful comedy career, fronted political campaigns focused on LGBT rights, ending world hunger, and more. Recently I had the opportunity…

How the Music to Videogame ‘Halo Wars 2′ Was Made the Old-Fashioned Way – Variety

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

The Xbox game “Halo Wars 2” is shaking things up musically as the first game soundtrack in 12 years to record with American Federation of Musician union players on Twentieth Century Fox’s Newman Scoring Stage. There, composer Gordy Haab conducted an 80-piece orchestra last fall. The game was released in February. For the final mix, Haab also integrated a 20-piece choir, recorded at Skywalker Sound, and meshed electronic music created by Finishing Move’s Brian…

How the Music to Videogame ‘Halo Wars 2′ Was Made the Old-Fashioned Way – Variety

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

The Xbox game “Halo Wars 2” is shaking things up musically as the first game soundtrack in 12 years to record with American Federation of Musician union players on Twentieth Century Fox’s Newman Scoring Stage. There, composer Gordy Haab conducted an 80-piece orchestra last fall. The game was released in February. For the final mix, Haab also integrated a 20-piece choir, recorded at Skywalker Sound, and meshed electronic music created by Finishing Move’s Brian…

Battles over music and sports streaming dominate high court – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

The legal battle against music piracy and the illegal streaming of top-flight football such as Premier League matches dominates cases in the high court, an analysis shows. Football and music bodies were the top three claimants last year, bringing almost 300 cases against pirates in the ongoing battle to protect the value of the multi-billion pound industries. More than 100 cases were brought by the music licensing and performance rights…

The Scary Sound Machine That Is ‘Trying To Set People A Little Bit Off-Kilter’ – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Mark Korven plays the Apprehension Engine, a frankenmachine that’s designed to make spooky sounds. Kai Korven/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Kai Korven/Courtesy of the artist Mark Korven plays the Apprehension Engine, a frankenmachine that’s designed to make spooky sounds. Kai Korven/Courtesy of the artist Note: This piece is better heard than read. To hear this review and the specific musical moments it references, listen at the audio…

Old Mahogany: Wilton’s Music Hall archive acquired by the V&A – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

An archive recording the glory days as well as the decay and near collapse of Wilton’s Music Hall has been acquired by the V&A theatre collection. The archive includes a tattered and yellowed campaign poster, showing a shattered window in a mouldering brick wall, a reminder of the half century of attempts to save the rotting building, which claims to be the world’s oldest Victorian music hall. The poster will…

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