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Trump’s Threat of War With North Korea May Sound Scarier Than It Is – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Here are five reasons the danger may not be as scary as you’ve heard. The United States has been issuing vague threats against North Korea for more than 15 years. The George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations both threatened war, setting red lines that Pyongyang almost always went on to cross. Mr. Bush even declared North Korea to be one third of the “axis of evil,” along with Iraq,…

Taylor Swift trial focuses on photo of singer with former DJ – CNN

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Real Estate Lets Good Music Speak for Itself – SF Weekly

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Real Estate, a five-piece band that has perfected the art of making languid, melodious jangle pop records, will never make salacious headlines. Reflective of the group’s hushed harmonies, the quintet is comprised of polite, respectable fellows who all project an air of collegial professionalism. During an eight-year career that has yielded four albums with increasingly rewarding returns, the group has always been a positive presence on the indie-rock…

Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device. In the fall of 2016, a series of U.S. diplomats began suffering unexplained losses of hearing, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation into the case. Several…

Carpool Karaoke debuts on Apple Music for some reason – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Even the best shows take time to hit their stride. Who had high hopes after watching the first episode of The Office, a virtual shot for shot remake of its UK counterpart, defanged for American audiences? It seems unfair to judge Carpool Karaoke from a single episode, but there isn’t a whole hell of a lot present to give the viewer hope that the series might someday become more than…

DJ: Photo of me with Taylor Swift appears ‘awkward’ – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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Denver DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift faces further cross-examination – Reuters

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

DENVER (Reuters) – Taylor Swift’s legal team planned on Wednesday to resume cross-examining the Colorado radio personality accused of groping the recording star during a photo shoot four years ago, an allegation the former DJ vehemently denied under oath. David Mueller, who lost his job at Denver radio station KYGO-FM over his encounter with Swift, testified on Tuesday that he made incidental physical contact with the singer as the two…

Bruce Springsteen Is Bringing His Music and His Memories to Broadway – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

“My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music,” he said. “Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work.” The show has been perhaps the worst-kept secret on Broadway since news of it leaked in June. But one aspect of it has still held some suspense: How would Mr. Springsteen, who…

Guitar music is in the doldrums, but all-female bands are spearheading its revival – New Statesman

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Some people might think it strange that I was named after Del Boy Trotter. Like David Jason’s Del I was raised in Peckham, but unlike him I was the son of Sri Lankan immigrants. How could a show centered around a white British family be so relatable to an immigrant one that they named their firstborn after the lead actor? My family was no exception either. I don’t think there has…

Needle Exchange: A DJ Questionnaire with Frankeee B – Willamette Week

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

About Matthew Singer A native Southern Californian, Music editor Matthew Singer gentrified Portland in 2008. Before ruining the city with his presence, he was an editor at his hometown’s alt-weekly. He is an advocate for the canonization of the Fishbone and Oingo Boingo discographies, believes pro-wrestling is a serious art form and has no interest in Game of Thrones. As if all that weren’t bad enough, he is also a…

Calvin Harris and DJ Khaled’s newest albums are good for streaming — and bad for music – Vox

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

This June saw the back-to-back releases of new albums from two of pop music’s biggest producer-artists, DJ Khaled and Calvin Harris. And while Khaled’s Grateful outperformed Harris’s Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 by roughly 81,000 units in their respective first weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the far more telling number about the two star-studded albums is one they share: one-third, or the rough percentage of each album’s units…

Taylor Swift’s trial lawyer accuses Denver DJ of seeking money, fame – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

DENVER (Reuters) – Taylor Swift’s attorney accused a Colorado DJ of seeking money and fame by targeting his client with a lawsuit, as the pop star sat in the Denver courtroom watching the proceedings. Swift, 27, has said that David Mueller, 55, fondled her four years ago during a photo shoot before a concert in Denver. Mueller sued Swift, claiming she had falsely accused him and cost him his job…

Glen Campbell, Country Music Legend, Is Dead At 81 – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

American country & western singer Glen Campbell, who passed away Aug. 8, 2017, pictured in 1967. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images American country & western singer Glen Campbell, who passed away Aug. 8, 2017, pictured in 1967. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Singer, guitarist and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Glen Campbell has died at age 81 in a Nashville care facility after…

How Google is making music with artificial intelligence – Science Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

A musician improvises alongside A.I. Duet, software developed in part by Google’s Magenta  By Matthew HutsonAug. 8, 2017 , 3:40 PM Can computers be creative? That’s a question bordering on the philosophical, but artificial intelligence (AI) can certainly make music and artwork that people find pleasing. Last year, Google launched Magenta, a research project aimed at pushing the limits of what AI can do in the arts. Science spoke with…

Creators hope the music world gets a jolt with planned internet TV series – Miami Herald

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

John Caignet, the creative force behind Allapattah-based internet station Jolt Radio, is hoping to give television a new-age MTV-style program dubbed Sound Waves. The $1,600 pilot was a response from Caignet and producers Frank Guzman, Ammy Juliet and Walter Rivera to the lack of quality television production around music. Now that MTV has gone the way of reality television and mega-sites like YouTube host online music videos, Caignet and Guzman…

Audioburst launches a web and mobile search engine for audio news – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Audio is beginning to play an increasingly important role in how consumers connect with information, thanks to the popularity of podcasts and other short-form audio programming, improvements in voice technologies, and the growing consumer adoption of smart home devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Today, a company called Audioburst is unveiling a new search engine designed to connect you to the information found in audio content from podcasts…

Warner Music Group Shows Robust Third Quarter Earnings: Revenue, Digital Up – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Warner Music Group showed solid growth for the third quarter (ending June 30), according to its earnings report issued Tuesday, with total revenue growing $13.1% to $917 million, thanks to digital revenue of $496 million, a gain of 30.2% over the same period in 2016. Digital revenue once more accounted for more than half the total revenue, at 54%, up from 53.2% last quarter, which marked the first time it…

Study casts doubt on music therapy for kids with autism – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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Opening salvo set for Taylor Swift trial against Denver DJ accused of groping – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

DENVER (Reuters) – Taylor Swift’s lawyers were set to square off on Tuesday against attorneys representing a Colorado radio personality accused of groping the pop star, at a trial to decide dueling lawsuits in a federal courtroom in Denver. About two dozen of the singer’s fans sat in a room watching on closed-circuit TV as lawyers elsewhere in the courthouse worked to finish selecting an eight-member jury. Fans hoped to…

David Guetta Changed Electronic Music Ten Years Ago, And He’s Gearing Up To Do It Again – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 28: DJ David Guetta performs at Intrigue Nightclub’s One-Year Anniversary party hosted by Perrier-Jouet at Wynn Las Vegas on April 28, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Las Vegas) When David Guetta first stepped into the control room of a New York City recording studio to play some previously-unheard tracks for a handful of journalists, something about the man…

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