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Neil Young’s high-quality streaming music service will be called Xstream – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Neil Young’s high-fidelity audio project Pono is undergoing a new change. In a post to Pono’s Community site, the singer informed users that after the company shut down its music store last summer, it will become a high-quality streaming audio service. The new service will be called Xstream, and comes after Pono has struggled to relaunch its music store after its supplier shut down last year, and to find an…

Technology is a boon and bane for music in digital era. Here’s why. – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

For better and worse, music is here, there and virtually everywhere. Thanks to the digital revolution and countless new apps, there has never before been more music available, via more platforms, to more people. The resulting explosion of options has irrevocably changed the way we make, access, digest and even think about music. Those options range from Mp3 players, iPods, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and other downloading and streaming formats to…

Music and Miracles Superfest 2017: See who we spotted at Jordan-Hare Stadium – AL.com

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Country music lovers gathered at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday to enjoy performances from Blake Shelton and more during the 2017 the Music and Miracles Superfest. The second annual Music and Miracles Superfest, which benefits the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation, will also include performances from superstars Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini as well as southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and newcomer David Ray. Last year’s Music and Miracles Superfest attracted more…

Neil Young’s high-quality streaming music service will be called Xstream – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Neil Young’s high-fidelity audio project Pono is undergoing a new change. In a post to Pono’s Community site, the singer informed users that after the company shut down its music store last summer, it will become a high-quality streaming audio service. The new service will be called Xstream, and comes after Pono has struggled to relaunch its music store after its supplier shut down last year, and to find an…

Technology is a boon and bane for music in digital era. Here’s why. – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

For better and worse, music is here, there and virtually everywhere. Thanks to the digital revolution and countless new apps, there has never before been more music available, via more platforms, to more people. The resulting explosion of options has irrevocably changed the way we make, access, digest and even think about music. Those options range from Mp3 players, iPods, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and other downloading and streaming formats to…

Tradition vs. recent hits: Ranking the best country music albums of all time – STLtoday.com

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

#100. “5th Gear” by Brad Paisley Album Score: 68.92 Release year: 2007 Album type: Studio album Genre: Rock, country, country rock #99. “Hero” by Maren Morris Album Score: 69 Release year: 2016 Album type: Studio album Genre: Country, pop #98. “All About Tonight” by Blake Shelton Album Score: 69.44 Release year: 2010 Album type: Studio EP Genre: Country #97. “Time Well Wasted” by Brad Paisley Album Score: 69.55 Release year:…

Neil Young’s high-quality streaming music service will be called Xstream – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Neil Young’s high-fidelity audio project Pono is undergoing a new change. In a post to Pono’s Community site, the singer informed users that after the company shut down its music store last summer, it will become a high-quality streaming audio service. The new service will be called Xstream, and comes after Pono has struggled to relaunch its music store after its supplier shut down last year, and to find an…

California Sounds: New regional music from Kamasi Washington, Tara Jane O’Neil, Pinky Pinky, the Cairo Gang and … – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Kamasi Washington, “Truth” (Young Turks). A gentle breeze that develops into a hurricane-like crescendo, this 14-minute song is the saxophonist and composer’s first new work since his 2015 breakout album, “The Epic.” “Truth” is taken from the forthcoming “Harmony of Difference,” a six-track EP that premiered, along with a video directed by A.G. Rojas, as part of the Whitney Biennial in New York. The work is Washington’s first for his…

Elderbrook reveals the formula behind his tender multi-instrumental electronic music – AOL

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hey x A post shared by ELDERBROOK (@_elderbrook) on Apr 11, 2017 at 8:30am PDT Calling Elderbrook just an electronic artist would undermine his many talents as a producer, singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. Born Alexander Kotz, Elderbrook’s musical influences range from country to soul. Yet, the tender, crooning vocals over dark, ambient instrumentals emote a feeling unique to Elderbrook’s music. The London-based musician’s ups his textured vocals on danceable house…

SEE: Springsteen surprise at the Asbury Park Music and Film Fest – Asbury Park Press

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The world premiere of Just Before The Dawn drew the crowd in, Bruce kept them there. Brian Johnston Buy Photo Stevie Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen share a mic and Southside Johnny sings at the Upstage Jam, Friday, April 21 at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival at the city’s Paramount Theatre.(Photo: Doug Hood)Buy Photo ASBURY PARK – A Springsteen surprise rocked the Asbury…

Coachella 2017: Radiohead conquers sound issues during weekend 2 performance – Press-Enterprise

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

While they made a few fans nervous by starting their set about 10 minutes late, things went a lot smoother for Radiohead during weekend two of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Sound issues stopped the headliner’s set twice last week forcing the band to also exit the stage twice. This weekend however, about 30 minutes into their Friday night set, everything was going off without a hitch and unlike last week…

What’s up with Prince’s new music? – The Mercury News

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

If you were planning to spend the first anniversary of music legend Prince’s death April 21 listening to his new music, you might be disappointed. Most of the new songs contained in the new EP “Deliverance” have been blocked from release by a Minnesota judge, after Prince’s estate sued the producer who had sought to issue the new songs. The estate claims George Ian Boxill, who co-wrote and co-produced the…

Early exposure to music promises father, daughter a lifetime bond – Houston Chronicle

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Randy Newman thought he’d done his duty. At the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston four years ago, he played his hit, some old favorites and the song from “Toy Story.”

What’s up with Prince’s new music? – The Mercury News

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

If you were planning to spend the first anniversary of music legend Prince’s death April 21 listening to his new music, you might be disappointed. Most of the new songs contained in the new EP “Deliverance” have been blocked from release by a Minnesota judge, after Prince’s estate sued the producer who had sought to issue the new songs. The estate claims George Ian Boxill, who co-wrote and co-produced the…

2017 Music and Miracles Superfest: Complete guide to Saturday’s concert at Jordan-Hare Stadium – AL.com

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

The Plains will be filled with hundreds of country music fans on Saturday looking to enjoy live performances from Blake Shelton and more during the 2017 Music and Miracles Superfest at Jordan-Hare Stadium. This weekend’s Music and Miracles Superfest, which will benefit the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation, will also include performances from superstars Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini as well as southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and newcomer David Ray. Want…

Samsung will use Google Play Music as the default music app on its devices – The Verge

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Samsung is giving Google Play Music a big push. Today, coinciding with the retail launch of the Galaxy S8, both companies announced that Google’s music app will become the preferred music player on Samsung mobile devices. The partnership kicks off immediately with the S8. But it technically began a year ago; Play Music was also the default music playback app on the Galaxy S7, a result of Samsung trying to…

Prince estate sues to block release of new music – CBS News

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge has blocked a sound engineer from releasing a five-song EP of unpublished music by Prince after the late superstar’s estate objected — but one of the songs is still available online. George Ian Boxill worked with Prince on five tracks in 2006, and he made at least one song from the recording sessions — called “Deliverance” — available Wednesday for online sales. Prince’s estate and…

MusicFirst’s Protectionist Crusade Will Hamper Music Innovation – Townhall

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Hypocrisy in the Anti-O’Reilly Army The Ugly Face of Socialism Cruel to Be Kind When an industry colludes with politicians to increase profits, it’s ugly. Images of fat-cat lobbyists and slimy politicians sitting in a smoky back room come to mind. Of course, that is a stereotype — a caricature of the truth. Most of the greedy, soul crushing deals are made right out in the open. Oil and pharmaceutical…

Bill Murray to release classical music album – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Bill Murray has announced plans to release a classical album in the summer. The Ghostbusters star will sing and perform literary readings for New Worlds, a chamber music recital led by cellist Jan Vogler’s trio. Murray will reportedly be singing the music of George Gershwin and Stephen Foster, as well as songs from the musical West Side Story. His spoken-word selections include work by Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Ernest…

The Buzz: Gibson Music Hall gets closer – Appleton Post Crescent

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The Gibson building has been in downtown Appleton, in one form or another, since 1919. (Maureen Wallenfang/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin) Wochit Gibson Music Hall’s new logo mimics the building’s Art Deco facade.(Photo: Courtesy of Gibson Music Hall) Three brothers with a passion for music and architectural history are in the process of creating the new Gibson Music Hall in downtown Appleton. It will open in June….

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