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Apple Music adds a $99 annual subscription option – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Apple Music has a new subscription option for you to choose from, as first spotted by TechCrunch, but you’ll have to dig a bit to find it. The music streaming service added a $99 annual subscription plan — a few months ago, according to Apple — to go along with the monthly, family, and student plan options. The yearly option can be a nice $20 discount if you’re planning on…

Why Do I Hate the Sound of My Own Voice? – TIME

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Have you ever recoiled at the sound of your own voicemail greeting, startled by what should be the most familiar of voices—your own? If so, then you’re not alone. It’s common to dislike the way your voice sounds in recordings, experts say. Here’s why. You hear your own voice differently When you hear people talking, sound waves travel through the air and into your ears, vibrating your ear drums. Your…

Off-camera, no audio broadcast: White House keeps undermining press briefing – CNNMoney

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The White House press briefing has seen better days. Lately, in fact, the briefing is often not seen at all. For four days last week, representatives for President Trump skipped the usual on-camera briefing to take questions off-camera. This wasn’t the first time the White House had taken this step, but this month has brought an added twist. In response to networks like CNN that decided to broadcast audio of…

‘Get back! Get back!’: Seattle police release audio of fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles – Seattle Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two weeks ago, Seattle police responded to a domestic-violence call at the home of 30-year-old Charleena Lyles. During the encounter, police say Lyles armed herself with a pair of shears and threatened officers. Although the officers reported that they feared for their safety, they were able to talk a distraught Lyles into dropping the shears. The June 5 call is eerily similar to Sunday’s incident at Lyles’ Magnuson Park apartment,…

Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends: What Do They Mean For Music? – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Asa Mathat for Re/code Mary Meeker, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), delivers her annual Internet Trends report at the 2017 Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2017 report reads like a hybrid between a bible and an annual check-up for Silicon Valley. A Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Meeker painstakingly outlined key macro and micro trends across industries from gaming and media…

Apple Music quietly added a $99 annual subscription plan – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, chances are that you’re paying $9.99 every month, $14.99 for a family plan, or $4.99 per month if you’re a student. But Apple quietly added another option. You can now pay $99 for a 12-month subscription. This setting is quite buried as Apple doesn’t want you to know that you can pay less than what you’re actually paying. We tried different scenarios, and it…

Google Play Music releases an exclusive feature for the Samsung Galaxy S8 – The Verge

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Google Play Music became the default music player on the Galaxy S8 when it launched back in April. Now the service has launched a device-exclusive feature for the flagship Android smartphone. According to Android Authority, Google has launched New Release Radio — a feature similar to Spotify’s Release Radar — for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. New Release Radio will show you a personalized mix of new music updated…

How to manage your digital music library – TechHive

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

The music industry is racing towards streamed distribution, but many of us have built up sizeable music collections. I certainly have, and I spent weeks ripping my old CD library a few years back (and then repeated the job when I realized that 128Kbps MP3s weren’t going to cut it). And if you prefer to own your music, versus renting it in perpetuity via a streaming service, you’re likely still…

Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends: What Do They Mean For Music? – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Asa Mathat for Re/code Mary Meeker, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), delivers her annual Internet Trends report at the 2017 Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2017 report reads like a hybrid between a bible and an annual check-up for Silicon Valley. A Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Meeker painstakingly outlined key macro and micro trends across industries from gaming and media…

Wineries Can’t Crank Up The Music For Free – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Writing for winebusiness.com in December 2015 Emily Rasmussen’s headline asked wineries with music in the tasting room if they were breaking the law. They probably were. Shutterstock Performing rights organizations (PRO) like the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), and SESAC, formerly the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers exist because musical compositions constitute intellectual property which belongs to its artists, the creators of the…

Why not put music at the heart of education? – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

One of the most exciting commitments of the general election campaign was made in Jeremy Corbyn’s wonderful eve-of-election speech in Colwyn Bay, north Wales. The promise to give every child the chance to learn a musical instrument. There is surely no greater gift for a youngster. Corbyn has always been good on funding for the arts, especially as it applies to children. It was part of his second Labour leadership…

Megyn Kelly Grills Alex Jones: ‘You Don’t Sound Very Sorry’ – Variety

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Megyn Kelly pressed conservative firebrand Alex Jones on his access to President Trump, his unfounded conspiracy mongering and his growing following during the “Sunday Night” interview that drew fierce criticism of Kelly and NBC News. Kelly repeatedly pushed Jones, the founder and chief host of the Infowars radio and online outlet, to offer a mea culpa for his past claim that the 2012 massacre of 20 children and six adults…

How Prog-Rock Went From Chart Topper To Laughingstock – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: 2017 Inductees Yes onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City.  The group waited decades beyond their initial eligibility for induction. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Between the late 60s and late 70s, the grandiose genre known as progressive or “prog” rock dominated the album charts. Bands like…

Sónar 2017: 15 of the Best Sets From the Barcelona Music Festival – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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US Open 2017: That annoying noise you’re hearing is a plane flying an ad – SB Nation

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

If you’ve been watching the 2017 U.S. Open, you’ve noticed the sound of a flying plane throughout FS1 and FOX’s broadcast. Plenty of people on social media have complained about the noise, to the point where Joe Buck had to explain what’s been going on during the final round: “By the way, you can hear the plane overhead that’s buzzing. That’s not our aircraft that’s up there. And there are…

How The Most Hated Rock Music Style Went From Chart Topper To Laughingstock – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: 2017 Inductees Yes onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City.  The group waited decades beyond their initial eligibility for induction. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Between the late 60s and late 70s, the grandiose genre known as progressive or “prog” rock dominated the album charts. Bands like…

Watch a short documentary about an artist who makes music with forgotten home appliances – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

The YouTube channel toco toco tv has released the latest installment of its artist documentary series. This week’s video is about Ei Wada, a musician in Tokyo who makes music from old media, like open tape reel recorders, VHS tapes, and boxy TVs. First spotted by Prosthetic Knowledge, the clip follows Wada as he discusses his unusual tools and artistic process. Wada takes viewers on a tour of his local…

Laura Mvula: ‘I can’t make music when I’ve got a dirty kitchen’ – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

I grew up in a little terraced house in Selly Park, Birmingham. The rickety old piano was in the dining room. I’d usually practise while the smells of mum’s cooking – ackee and saltfish – drifted in from the kitchen. A piano and dining table are practically one and the same in my mind. One church we attended had Caribbean evenings on Saturdays, where members of the congregation would put…

Audio company hopes to expand offerings with Bridgeport manufacturing facility – CT Post

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Caption Close Art Powers expected his decision to move his company’s production to Bridgeport from Port Chester, N.Y., to benefit his small business. The move has turned out even better than he had hoped. Powers, a former New Yorker who now lives in Westport, runs Intelligent Audio Products Corp., the parent company for PlanterSpeakers, a line of outdoor audio products, audio-video integrator Designed Sound and the Art Powers Design Group….

Master of None: Music supervisor Zach Cowie shares his soundtrack secrets – BBC News

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Image copyright Zach Cowie Image caption Zach has a collection of more than 10,000 vinyl albums in his LA apartment How does a hit song end up in a TV show? It’s not as simple as it seems. Every musical moment has to be tested, approved and licensed before it appears on a soundtrack; and that process can take months upon months upon months. It’s all the responsibility of a…

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