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Spotify Removes Racist Music In Response To Charlottesville – NPR

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Virginia State Police on August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, one day after a “Unite the Right” rally ended in violence and one dead. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Virginia State Police on August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, one day after a “Unite the Right” rally ended in violence and one dead. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Spotify and other streaming services have begun removing white…

YouTube music head says company pays higher royalties than Spotify – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

The former road manager for Run DMC has been at YouTube for eight months now. He was instrumental in getting Google’s Doodle for the 44th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop up on the search engine’s main page, too; Cohen says that he is a music lover and artist supporter. He believes that YouTube music got to the subscription party late, which allowed companies like Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music…

Jon Kalbfleisch tunes up ‘A Little Night Music’ – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jon Kalbfleisch, musical director at the Tony Award-winning Signature Theater. (Abby Greenawalt) Jon Kalbfleisch was a 19-year-old pianist in Lawton, Okla., when the local community theater asked him to be music director for their production of “Gypsy.” He would have a half-dozen musicians to work with. “I said, ‘No! 22!’ ” Kalbfleisch recalls. “I went out and begged 22 people to play. And they did.” Taking care of the music in…

Phoenix Mayor Asks Trump To Delay Visit, Hoping For ‘More Sound Judgment’ – NPR

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

President Trump has said he is considering a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently convicted on federal criminal contempt charges. Trump is holding a rally in Phoenix next Tuesday. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption toggle caption Mary Altaffer/AP President Trump has said he is considering a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently convicted on federal criminal contempt charges. Trump is holding…

‘I Love Winds’: David Lynch on the Sound of ‘Twin Peaks’ – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Well, no, not really. So much of what “Twin Peaks” is in people’s minds is Angelo’s music. And then I guess it’s that moaning wind. I love winds. I think that wind sound came from (the “Eraserhead” sound designer) Alan Splet, when he was in Findhorn, in northern Scotland, I think it was. He was recording winds in the ’70s. It’s a wind that just feels so good to me….

Spotify is now deciding what music is politically acceptable for listening – Quartz

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Music is political. Musicians are political. This we knew. Turns out that music-streaming services, the digital platforms that are supposed to merely host all of our songs and albums, are as well. Following a week of tumult in American politics that began with a violent race-related protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, Spotify—the leading on-demand music subscription company, far ahead of Apple Music, Amazon, and other rivals with more than 140 million…

Midnight Oil On Changing The World Through Music – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 17: (L-R) Bones Hillman, Rob Hirst, Peter Garrett, Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey of Midnight Oil poses on Sydney Harbour after announcing their upcoming World Tour on February 17, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) “I can’t quite believe I’ve been granted this second opportunity to communicate with people in concert, to perform, to dance and to sing and not be thinking too…

Young composers challenge the Hollywood music establishment – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Composer Justin Hurwitz accepts the award for Best Original Score for “La La Land” onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 26 (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Film music is only a little more than 100 years old, but that’s long enough for any art form to grow stale. Musically, most trips to the multiplex run together these days, with delights and surprises in short supply….

‘They could destroy the album’: how Spotify’s playlists have changed music for ever – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Venezuelan singer Danny Ocean was languishing in obscurity when he released Me Rehúso independently in September – and then Spotify changed his life. As the track started to build slowly on the Central American viral charts, the streaming service – spotting these spikes in plays – threw its weight behind it, putting it into multiple playlists this year. It has now passed 261m streams on Spotify alone, and Ocean has…

Guest DJ Week: Courtney Barnett – NPR

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Note: Our week of Guest DJs continues with Courtney Barnett. Later this year the Australian guitarist and singer will release a new album she recorded with Kurt Vile. In October, the two will also embark on limited tour together. Back in 2015, Barnett had just released her debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, when she joined Bob Boilen to talk about some of the…

“Ear Hustle”: The Podcast Made Inside San Quentin – The New Yorker

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

“Ear Hustle,” a podcast about life inside San Quentin State Prison produced by two inmates and a volunteer, might be the best new podcast I’ve heard this year. It’s co-hosted by Earlonne Woods, who is serving thirty-one years to life for attempted second-degree robbery, and Nigel Poor, an artist who has volunteered at San Quentin since 2011. Antwan Williams, who is serving fifteen years for armed robbery with a gun…

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…

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