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Sweden’s ‘man-free’ music festival prompts response from transgender people – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Organizers behind Sweden’s Statement Festival, which bills itself as “man-free” in response to sexual assaults at previous music festivals, are facing questions over how they will enforce their policy. Statement Festival was created by comedian Emma Knyckare, who has previously said that men should be banned from music festivals until they “learned to behave.” Her idea comes in the wake of a renewed push from activists and sexual assault…

Odis brings Alexa voice commands to music production – TechCrunch

Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017

The home studio has arguably revolutionized the music industry more than any other single element. Sessions that once required devoted space and tens of thousands of dollars can now be recorded solo in the comfort of one’s own home. Of course, the downside of bedroom recording is that there’s often no around one to help out. Developed over the last 24 hours at the Disrupt hackathon in San Franciso, Odis…

When WWE Wrestlers Need Music, They Call This Industry Insider (And No. 1 Hitmaker) – Billboard

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

At his Arcade Songs, a label venture with RED/Sony, Gregg Wattenberg is known as the hitmaker behind tracks like Kygo’s “Raging” and Shawn Hook’s “Sound of Your Heart,” a Dance Club Songs No. 1. But on the side, he’s quickly becoming a go-to for a different kind of hit — bone-crushing themes for WWE wrestlers. The partnership began with Wattenberg’s former Wind-Up label, which previously licensed many rock songs to…

Palestinian orchestra uses ‘music as resistance’ – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Birzeit, Occupied West Bank - On a humid summer evening in Birzeit, the atmosphere in the Naseeb Azeez Shaheen Auditorium turned raucous when it was announced that two musicians from Gaza would be performing. The audience had barely settled by the time the Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) launched into the familiar, dramatic opening bars of the Star Wars main theme. For its 2017 tour, the PYO had scheduled two…

Weaponizing sound: could sonic devices have injured diplomats in Cuba? – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

A mysterious illness has been striking people associated with the US Embassy in Cuba — and a secret sonic weapon is rumored to be the source. Over the past year, diplomats in Cuba have experienced an unusual collection of symptoms that range from hearing loss, vertigo, and nausea to concussions, CBS News reported. Yesterday, the mystery grew even more complex when the Associated Press reported that the number of US…

Time to dance at the Chicago World Music Festival – WLS-TV

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Chicago is celebrating the diversity of music during the 19th Annual World Music Festival. The fun, free event features dozens of artists performing at venues around the city September 8-24, 2017. The festival is produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and is the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Among the fantastic performances, visitors can enjoy The 606 Walk + Global Peace…

Palestinian orchestra uses ‘music as resistance’ – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Birzeit, Occupied West Bank - On a humid summer evening in Birzeit, the atmosphere in the Naseeb Azeez Shaheen Auditorium turned raucous when it was announced that two musicians from Gaza would be performing. The audience had barely settled by the time the Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) launched into the familiar, dramatic opening bars of the Star Wars main theme. For its 2017 tour, the PYO had scheduled two…

Episode 794: How To Make It In The Music Business – NPR

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Illmind’s library of beats is sought after by artists from LL Cool J to Bruno Mars. Courtesy of Illmind hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Illmind Illmind’s library of beats is sought after by artists from LL Cool J to Bruno Mars. Courtesy of Illmind Illmind is a music producer. He isn’t famous. He doesn’t DJ at festivals in front of huge crowds. He’s not best friends with Drake. But…

14 new music releases to get your weekend started right – EW.com

Posted: Friday, September 15, 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 Foo Fighters to Nick Jonas, here are some of the week’s most noteworthy releases. Got Spotify? Stream all of EW’s picks by following our playlist (embedded below) for this week. 1. Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold The alt-rockers may be one of…

Google Chrome To Press Stop On Annoying Autoplay Audio – Forbes

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

It’s happened to all of us. You’re peacefully browsing a website when suddenly something somewhere hijacks your speakers with an unexpected stream of sound. It can be an annoying and frustrating experience. Like so many other web-based annoyances and frustrations, Google is working on a fix for this one. Shutterstock Chrome users will be getting a little New Years’ present this year, it seems. When Chrome 64 is pushed out…

How music supervisors create iconic TV moments – Vox

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

When Susan Jacobs took home the first-ever Outstanding Music Supervision Emmy Award at the Creative Arts Emmys on September 10 for her work on the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, her win represented not only a triumph for the veteran TV music supervisor but a major milestone for an industry that has been instrumental in shaping some of television’s most memorable scenes. Whether it was Sia’s “Breathe Me” on Six…

The best places to live in England for your personal music tastes – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

These are good times for live music in Britain. Audience numbers for everything from clubs and gigs to major concerts and festival performances were up by 12 per cent to 30.9 million last year, according to UK Music. Assuming you hanker for the thrill of a live show – either playing or listening – where, outside London, will you find hotbeds of your favourite musical genre?   Here are the recommendations…

Hear the Music That Inspired ‘Star Wars’ – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Advertisement By JOSHUA BARONE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Image A scene from Jabba the Hutt’s court in “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Many of the musical themes in “Star Wars” are inspired by classical music.Creditvia Everett Collection “Star Wars” is omnivorous in its inspiration. The saga, which continues in December with “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” nods to classical mythology, Arthurian legend and even Wagner’s “Ring” cycle. John Williams’s music…

Emily Askew Band: Alchemy review – mixing folk and early music with beauty and precision – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Folk music and early music has long leapt together, most famously on Shirley and Dolly Collins’s Anthems in Eden. Nearly half a century later, Emily Askew and her band plunge us into the uncanny soundworlds of the past across Europe, carrying us from the 13th to the 17th centuries with beauty, precision and charge. Askew is an outlandishly talented folk multi-instrumentalist, playing fiddle, vielle, recorder, bagpipes, harp, shawm and drum…

Poem: Remaking the Music Box – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Terrance Hayes is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently “How to Be Drawn,” which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2015. His fourth collection, “Lighthead,” won the 2010 National Book Award. Geoffrey Hilsabeck is a poet whose debut collection, “Riddles, Etc.,” will be published by The Song Cave in November.

Fall Music Preview: 9 Must-Listen Albums – WIRED

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Summer is almost over. And while that means you probably won’t get to hear “Despacito” 100 times a day, it also means a new wave of music is headed to your ears. (Also, LOL, you’re still going to hear “Despacito” 100 times a day.) But with so many tracks ready to populate your Spotify playlists, how do you know what to pick? We’d like to help. Below are nine albums…

Hear the Music That Inspired ‘Star Wars’ – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Advertisement By JOSHUA BARONE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Image A scene from Jabba the Hutt’s court in “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Many of the musical themes in “Star Wars” are inspired by classical music.Creditvia Everett Collection “Star Wars” is omnivorous in its inspiration. The saga, which continues in December with “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” nods to classical mythology, Arthurian legend and even Wagner’s “Ring” cycle. John Williams’s music…

U.S. Bank Stadium Officials Addressing Sound Concerns For … – CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Football fans find it fabulous, but some concert-goers have been quite critical of U.S. Bank Stadium. Complaints over bad acoustics continue to dog the massive, new stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Last Friday, tens of thousands of people flocked there to hear the band U2. Afterwards, many of them expressed disappointment. Not with the band, but with the quality of the sound inside the stadium. WCCO’s Angela Davis…

How ‘This Is Us’ Music Team Chooses Tracks to Help You Cry – Variety

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

“This Is Us” now has an official soundtrack to accompany the show’s emotionally charged moments. Cast members Chris Sullivan and Jon Huertas were joined by music supervisor Jennifer Pyken and composer-musician Siddhartha Khosla at the “This Is Us (Music from the Show)” album release at Clutch in Venice, Calif. on Wednesday night. The soundtrack opens with “Death With Dignity” by Sufjan Stevens and concludes with “This Is Us Score Suite” by Khosla. Filling…

Hear the Music That Inspired ‘Star Wars’ – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Advertisement By JOSHUA BARONE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Image A scene from Jabba the Hutt’s court in “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Many of the musical themes in “Star Wars” are inspired by classical music.Creditvia Everett Collection “Star Wars” is omnivorous in its inspiration. The saga, which continues in December with “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” nods to classical mythology, Arthurian legend and even Wagner’s “Ring” cycle. John Williams’s music…

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