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Report: Apple Music revamp planned for iOS 11, service to include … – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

A new version of Apple Music will ship later this year that puts an increased emphasis on video content, and particularly its own original video programming, according to a new report from Bloomberg out today. The piece delves into Apple’s larger video plans, and suggests that the platform may host up to 10 original shows by year’s end. We already know about some of Apple efforts on video, including its…

Can country music save Pandora? – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

After months of teasing, Pandora finally unveiled its much-touted Premium platform to the public two weeks ago, along with a massive marketing campaign called “Sounds Like You.” Featuring mixtapes and exclusive content from names like Big Sean and Halsey, Sounds Like You is meant to highlight Pandora’s ability to create personal listening experiences while upselling Premium. It’s flashy, uses a lot of buzzy phrases like “music discovery,” and, well, it’s…

Vizio’s 2017 audio range offers extensive Chromecast compatibility – CNET – CNET

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8′s major makeover This year’s flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant.

First Listen: ‘The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’ – NPR

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda is out May 5. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda is out May 5. Courtesy of the artist Multi-instrumentalist, composer, spiritual leader and the wife of John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (1937-2007) long stood in her husband’s shadow. Some certain number of more casual jazz fans, if they have known…

Apple Music Goes Hollywood: Inside Jimmy Iovine’s Video Plans – Bloomberg

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Will.i.am was shopping a reality show to TV networks when he met Apple Music guru Jimmy Iovine on the office terrace where Iovine likes to do his biggest deals alfresco. The two go way back; Iovine signed the musician when he was running Interscope Records. The music legend loved will.i.am’s idea, a Shark Tank-style competition for new apps, and before long he’d persuaded him and TV producer Ben Silverman to…

First Listen: ‘The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’ – NPR

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda is out May 5. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda is out May 5. Courtesy of the artist Multi-instrumentalist, composer, spiritual leader and the wife of John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (1937-2007) long stood in her husband’s shadow. Some certain number of more casual jazz fans, if they have known…

Review: Met Opera’s Next Music Director Captains a Blazing ‘Dutchman’ – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Music Community Registers Approval for Copyright Bill – Variety

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

A chorus of cheers went up from the music community with Wednesday’s congressional approval of a bill that aims to create an independent copyright office and reinforce the rights of content creators. H.R. 1695, “The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act,” is expected to encounter no significant opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate, where it will be voted on before going to the president’s desk. The bill passed the House…

Universal Music Group’s Value Triples to $22 Billion Under Lucian Grainge – Variety

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

News of Universal Music Group’s $22 billion valuation, revealed on April 25 by Vincent Bolloré, chairman of parent company Vivendi SA, has caused a stir in the music world as the industry works its way out of a 15-year slump. The figure, tossed out by Bolloré at a Tuesday general shareholder meeting in Paris, indicates a three-fold increase since the unit’s last public valuation by Credit Suisse in 2014, a leap attributable either to the leadership of UMG…

Review: Met Opera’s Next Music Director Captains a Blazing … – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Live Review: Pond at Great American Music Hall – SF Weekly

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

For all intents and purposes, Pond frontman Nick Allbrook is not a rock god. Not that you could have convinced the crowd at Great American Music Hall of that on the night of Tuesday, April 25. The crowd had no qualms whatsoever with treating him with the adulation typically reserved for the likes of Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, or any of the other usual suspects CNN trots out when it…

Universal Music Group’s Value Triples to $22 Billion Under Lucian Grainge – Variety

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

News of Universal Music Group’s $22 billion valuation, revealed on April 25 by Vincent Bolloré, chairman of parent company Vivendi SA, has caused a stir in the music world as the industry works its way out of a 15-year slump. The figure, tossed out by Bolloré at a Tuesday general shareholder meeting in Paris, indicates a three-fold increase since the unit’s last public valuation by Credit Suisse in 2014, a leap attributable either to the leadership of UMG…

Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spotify has acquired the Brooklyn-based blockchain startup Mediachain Labs, whose team will join the company’s office in New York where they will work on developing better technology for connecting artists and other rights holders with the tracks hosted on Spotify’s service. Prior to its acquisition, the startup had developed several technologies that could aid in these efforts, including a decentralized, peer-to-peer database to connect applications with media and the information about it, as well as an…

Review: Met Opera’s Next Music Director Captains a Blazing ‘Dutchman’ – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spotify has acquired the Brooklyn-based blockchain startup Mediachain Labs, whose team will join the company’s office in New York where they will work on developing better technology for connecting artists and other rights holders with the tracks hosted on Spotify’s service. Prior to its acquisition, the startup had developed several technologies that could aid in these efforts, including a decentralized, peer-to-peer database to connect applications with media and the information about it, as well as an…

Does tailored audio sound better? It depends on your ears – ZDNet

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

You don’t have to think of yourself as deaf to have quirks in your hearing: ear infections and the antibiotics used to treat them can affect how well you hear certain frequencies, as can age and prolonged exposure to high volumes. Plus we all just hear sound a little differently — so wouldn’t music sound better with some custom processing? There are plenty of digital sound processors you can attach…

Is Google making a pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones? – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

As spotted by Liliputing, something odd just showed up over at the FCC: a pair of Google-branded, over-ear, active noise-canceling headphones. They don’t look like anything super special, outside of the trademark Google colors surrounding the power button on each ear. Oh, and a letter from Google Inc to the FCC certifying the wireless hardware is within specifications. The headphones, model number “GID5B,” have a built-in microphone for answering calls,…

DA: Ear, Nose, Throat Doc Touched Woman’s Breasts, Privates – CBS Philly

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MEDIA, Pa. (CBS/AP) — A Pennsylvania ear, nose and throat doctor has been charged with indecently assaulting a 39-year-old female patient by touching her breasts and private areas during an exam. Defense attorney Arthur Donato says Dr. Mahmoud Ghaderi is “well-respected” and will defend himself against charges of aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault stemming from the April 19 exam. According to a criminal complaint obtained by CBS3, the victim’s primary care physician recommended…

The Sounds of ‘Mannahatta’ in Your Ear – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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