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Dolly Parton College Course Combines Music, History and Appalachia Pride – New York Times

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

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Ambient noise could be your next multi-factor authentication token – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

We’re all pretty used to two-factor authentication now, and it isn’t much of an inconvenience to have to type in a four-digit code when you log in from a new location. But some Swiss security researchers came up with a smart way to authenticate without even that tiny amount of work: ambient noise. The idea behind multi-factor authentication is basically making sure that a login is by the actual user,…

PHOTOS: Weekend 1 of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) The sun sets on the third and final day of weekend one Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times) Lauren Fournell, of Manhattan Beach, watches The Antarctic powered by HP, a 360 degree sensory experience inside a large-scale projection dome at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)…

Soft, smooth and steady: How Xanax turned American music into pill-pop – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

(Eric Petersen for The Washington Post) Drugs and music. Music and drugs. Sometimes, they go together. At least, in the popular imagination. If jazz was haunted by heroin, and rock bloomed on acid, and disco darlings preened on cocaine, and ravers got touchy-feely on ecstasy, Lana Del Rey’s recent single, “Love,” sounds like two milligrams of Xanax crushed into dust and set adrift on the Pacific breeze in your mind….

Federal judge to sound engineer: Don’t release that Prince music – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

A former sound engineer for Prince won’t be able to release a five-song EP of unreleased songs at least for now, U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright said in a brief order. Wright granted a motion from Paisley Park Enterprises and Prince’s estate stopping the release of the music. This is just the first step. The estate will have to submit by Tuesday a memorandum in support of the order. Lawyers…

A four-day, all-Iowa music festival is launching this summer – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

A new music festival, IowaStock, is headed to St. Charles this summer. The festival, set to take place Sept. 1-4, plans to feature all Iowa music across multiple stages.(Photo: IowaStock/Special to the Register) A new festival is launching in central Iowa this summer with one major goal in mind: highlighting the state’s homegrown talent. Coined “IowaStock 2017 Music and Art Fair,” the four-day, multi-stage event is set to take place…

Apple Music’s latest exclusive acquisition is a documentary about Clive Davis – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Apple Music has picked up exclusive rights to the documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives yesterday. The acquisition was announced just before the film’s premiere kicked off the first night of the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Chris Perkel (best known for editing Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty), the film is based on Davis’ 2013 autobiography, and follows a half-century of musical history influenced by the iconic label…

Band’s new clip singles out April 27th as important date – RollingStone.com

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Haim appeared to tease their long-awaited second album in a short clip posted on Twitter on Thursday. In the video, Danielle Haim bashes away at her drum kit. After roughly a minute of focused, intense drumming, the camera cuts away and the screen flashes a message: “Haim April 27th.” Related Haim Talk ‘More Organic’ Second Album, Writing at Home Sisters returned home to create long-awaited ‘Days Are Gone’ follow-up Haim…

Documentary delves into life of music pioneer Clive Davis – SFGate

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Caption Close NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Davis celebrated his legacy with the debut of a documentary about his life, along with performances from artists he helped become icons, during the opening night of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Davis, 85, said it was a dream come true to launch “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” at Radio City Music Hall since he grew up in Brooklyn and didn’t…

Engineer, Prince’s estate face off in court over unreleased music – Minnesota Public Radio News

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Listen Newly released Prince music a source of controversy 1min 32sec Updated 6:45 p.m. | Posted 8:57 a.m. A new fight is brewing over Prince, his estate and music you haven’t heard before. Prince’s estate is suing a California sound engineer who is offering a multi-song selection of unreleased music from the late pop icon. The two sides faced off in an 80-minute federal court hearing Wednesday afternoon before U.S….

Engineer, Prince’s estate face off in court over unreleased music – Minnesota Public Radio News

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Listen Newly released Prince music a source of controversy 1min 32sec Updated 6:45 p.m. | Posted 8:57 a.m. A new fight is brewing over Prince, his estate and music you haven’t heard before. Prince’s estate is suing a California sound engineer who is offering a multi-song selection of unreleased music from the late pop icon. The two sides faced off in an 80-minute federal court hearing Wednesday afternoon before U.S….

The Value of Sound Bars (Even if They Cost $700) – The New York … – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Keep Folk Music Weird – The New Yorker – The New Yorker

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Brooklyn-based musician and producer Eli Smith curates the Brooklyn Folk Festival’s offerings with an eye toward the diverse, the spontaneous, the countercultural, and the trenchant.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN GELTNER / FLICKR To write about folk music is to confront an assortment of American mythologies, some innocent, some odious. No one really knows what the phrase “folk music” means anymore—songs played on acoustic instruments, with acknowledgements paid (in one form or another)…

Music helps hallucinogens heal minds, scientist finds – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Music helps hallucinogens heal minds, scientist finds By April M. Short April 19, 2017 Updated: April 19, 2017 6:02pm Caption Close ‘); } “I’m going to take you on a ride here,” the music seemed to tell a severely depressed patient who had just been given a dose of the “magic mushrooms” active ingredient. “But I won’t abandon you.” The patient was recounting to Dutch postdoctoral neuroscientist Mendel Kaelen how…

Paramore Bounces Back With Old Faces and a New Sound – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

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The Value of Sound Bars (Even if They Cost $700) – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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New Prince Music Released a Year After Musician’s Death – NBCNews.com

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A set of previously unreleased tracks by Prince are going on sale to mark the one-year anniversary of the musician’s death. One, “Deliverance,” was put on iTunes and Apple Music on Tuesday. Five other tracks will be released on Friday and a disc version will be released on June 2. The overall EP, entitled “Deliverance”, features six songs recorded by Prince between 2006 and 2008 with fellow musician Ian Boxill,…

Keep Folk Music Weird – The New Yorker

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Brooklyn-based musician and producer Eli Smith curates the Brooklyn Folk Festival’s offerings with an eye toward the diverse, the spontaneous, the countercultural, and the trenchant.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN GELTNER / FLICKR To write about folk music is to confront an assortment of American mythologies, some innocent, some odious. No one really knows what the phrase “folk music” means anymore—songs played on acoustic instruments, with acknowledgements paid (in one form or another)…

New Prince music is on the way — unless his family can stop it. – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

After Prince died, Boxill continued to work on the music and arranged for its release through RMA, an independent label based in Vancouver, Wash. “Prince once told me that he would go to bed every night thinking of ways to bypass major labels and get his music directly to the public,” Boxill said in the statement. “When considering how to release this important work, we decided to go independent because…

Why Does North Korea Play Blade Runner-Style Music Every Morning? – Gizmodo

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Photo: Getty North Korea is a weird country. Heck, so is the United States of America. But the USA doesn’t play creepy, Blade Runner-like Theremin music in the nation’s capital each morning just after dawn. North Korea does. Advertisement For many news enthusiasts, Pyongyang is a trigger word these days. The US military appears to be flirting with the idea of an invasion, one that would surely result in countless…

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