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He’ll Make Music Again – TMZ.com

Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Justin Bieber‘s love of music is fully intact, and his love for his religion won’t change that … which is why he’s reassuring close friends he WILL return to performing. When TMZ broke the story … Justin was canceling the Purpose tour to rededicate “his life to Christ” … we’re told it sent shockwaves through the industry, and there was genuine concern he would put music on the back burner. Sources…

YouTube wants to fix its awkward relationship with the music industry – The Verge

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

For the past few years, the biggest fight in the music industry has been against ad-supported music. Apple attempted to kill Spotify’s free tier before it launched Apple Music; the industry has railed against what it perceives as low payments from YouTube for years; and SoundCloud, one of the most popular ad-supported streaming sites in the world, is on the brink of collapse. But the truth is that ad-supported streaming…

Exit music: the iPod Shuffles off this mortal coil – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Name: iPod Age: 16. Appearance: Small, rectangular, retro. What is it? You want to know what an iPod is? Yes. OK, the word iPod refers to Apple’s sleekly designed range of MP3 players, which were once very cool and popular. Sorry … “MP3 player”? Give me strength. An MP3 player is a portable electronic device that stores and plays music or other audio files, and is usually used with headphones….

The sound of music… and a few stray notes: Seniors play in New Horizons Band – GazetteNET

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

  Carol Neubert took piano lessons for several years when she was growing up, learned to read music and figured out how to play the instrument — to a degree. “My right hand can play the piano well, and my left hand plays well, but they do not play well together,” Neubert said with a laugh, as she sat in the living room of her Northampton home on a recent morning.  But Neubert,…

New Music Friday: 23 releases to hear now – EW.com (blog)

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Every Friday, artists drop anticipated albums, surprise singles, and hyped collaborations. As part of New Music Friday, EW’s music team chooses some of the essential new tunes. From Charli XCX’s addictive new jam — and it’s instantly memorable video — to an unexpected new collaboration by Future and Nicki Minaj, here are the week’s most noteworthy releases. Got Spotify? Stream all of EW’s picks by following our playlist (embedded below) for…

The most popular music artist in every state, according to Pandora – Markets Insider

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Drake.T-Mobile We’re over halfway through an eventful year in music, and the continued growth of streaming services has done much to invigorate the music industry. Big artists like Drake have seen great success in releasing streaming-only albums. “More Life,” Drake’s streaming-only “playlist” LP, set streaming records and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album charts in March. And with streaming now counting for the majority of revenue in the US music industry for the first…

Music is escape for library’s ‘hip-hop intern’ – Idaho Statesman

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Music is DeAdria Brown’s escape. Since she was 9 years old, Brown hasn’t hesitated to try out for school musicals or the choir. Music is her way of expressing herself. “I’m in my happy place when I sing,” Brown, 18, said. “As soon as I start, I’m being myself and enjoying myself.” A passion for music is what landed the Bosse High School graduate the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library’s paid…

Music is escape for library’s ‘hip-hop intern’ – Charlotte Observer

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Since she was 9 years old, Brown hasn’t hesitated to try out for school musicals or the choir. Music is her way of expressing herself. “I’m in my happy place when I sing,” Brown, 18, said. “As soon as I start, I’m being myself and enjoying myself.” A passion for music is what landed the Bosse High School graduate the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library’s paid summer internship through a new…

Good News on Headphones and Hearing Loss – The New York Times – New York Times

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Photo Young people continue to listen to loud music on their headphones. But a reassuring new analysis found that hearing impairment rates among teens have dropped since an alarming spike in hearing loss was reported a decade ago. The study, in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, examined data from nationally representative samples of thousands of American youngsters aged 12 to 19 over more than two decades. The rate of moderate…

When the DJ is in middle school: DJ camp lets kids drop beats – Dallas News

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Most of the kids were interested in Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan or Lady Gaga. At least one showed up because he loved dubstep. For Alex Aughenbaugh, it was deep house. Alex mixed a pair of songs from the genre he had just learned about, trying to match the beats and tempo in the Rekordbox DJ software. It was a digital tightrope, a balance of sound and speed. And then, the whoa moment: The two songs…

YouTube Red and Google Play Music may merge into one service – Ars Technica

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

reader comments 50 Google is notorious for having many services that do similar things, like its array of chat apps. Google’s music services have been fragmented for years, but the company may change that soon. According to a report from The Verge, YouTube’s head of music Lyor Cohen stated at the New Music Seminar conference in New York last night that YouTube Red and Google Play Music should merge to make a singular,…

Katy Perry to host 2017 MTV Video Music Awards – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

The MTV Video Music Awards are returning to California and getting a certified “California Gurl” to host. Katy Perry took to her Twitter feed Thursday to announce her upcoming gig hosting — and performing — at the VMAs in August. “I’ve been training with MTV in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream, and I’m on a group text with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson,” Perry said in a statement. “Come August 27th, I’ll…

Latin Alternative Music Fests Heat Up The Summer – NPR

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Members of Mariachi Manchester performs at Nuevo Fest in Philadelphia Felix Contreras/NPR hide caption toggle caption Felix Contreras/NPR Members of Mariachi Manchester performs at Nuevo Fest in Philadelphia Felix Contreras/NPR “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street” Well, maybe not the street but certainly in Central Park in N.Y.C., Addams/Medill Park in Chicago, Fringe Arts in Philadelphia and Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn. Those were the spots…

YouTube Red and Google Play Music to merge, says report – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Google Play Music and YouTube Red will be merged to create a new streaming service, according to a report from The Verge, which Google then essentially confirmed with a statement indicating that changes are not taking place immediately. The company said users would receive plenty of notice before any changes were made, and noted it was still in the process of evaluating how to best bring its music offerings together….

Good News on Headphones and Hearing Loss – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Photo Young people continue to listen to loud music on their headphones. But a reassuring new analysis found that hearing impairment rates among teens have dropped since an alarming spike in hearing loss was reported a decade ago. The study, in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, examined data from nationally representative samples of thousands of American youngsters aged 12 to 19 over more than two decades. The rate of moderate…

2017 Mercury shortlist fails to spotlight truly exciting British music – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

When the Mercury judging panel handed the 2016 prize to Skepta’s Konnichiwa, they offered the faintly patronising caveat that it was what David Bowie would have wanted, as if the panel felt guilty for not dutifully the award to his final album Blackstar. It didn’t need that kind of qualification: these are high times for UK rap in its various forms, something this year’s Mercury shortlist reflects. Stormzy’s deservedly chart-topping…

Devialet announces surround sound TV speaker with Sky – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

French speaker maker Devialet just announced a brand new speaker in partnership with British broadcasting company Sky. The Sky Soundbox is a single speaker designed for your TV. It’s roughly the size of a gaming console and it is supposed to produce surround-like sound. This partnership is something brand new for the French startup. Most people know Devialet for its expensive, jaw-dropping Phantom speaker. But building a speaker that costs…

How Beethoven for all and A-list alliances keep the Music Academy of the West thriving after 70 years – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Santa Barbara suits Scott Reed. A fit, life-long swimmer, his perfectly tailored crisp white shirt and clean-cut red hair pop against the seaside city’s bright blue sky. To look at him, you’d never know he got the job that led to him becoming president and chief executive of the Music Academy of the West, the venerable Santa Barbara classical music institution, by knocking on the front door of the place….

YouTube’s head of music confirms YouTube Red and Google Play Music will merge to create a new service – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

YouTube’s head of music confirmed that the company is planning on merging its Google Play Music service with YouTube Red to create a new streaming offering. During a panel session for the New Music Seminar conference in New York, Lyor Cohen stated that the company needed to merge the two services to help educate consumers and bring in new subscribers. “The important thing is combining YouTube Red and Google Play…

Devialet and Sky join forces in sound system deal – Financial Times

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Devialet and Sky join forces in sound system deal

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