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All Songs +1: Alice Coltrane’s Astonishing ‘Ecstatic Music’ – NPR

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017

The late musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, in an undated photograph taken at her ashram in Agoura, Calif. Sri Hari Moss/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Sri Hari Moss/Courtesy of the artist The late musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, in an undated photograph taken at her ashram in Agoura, Calif. Sri Hari Moss/Courtesy of the artist A newly released, not-quite-reissue album has shed some…

Watch Star Trek: The Motion Picture recut with the music from Tron: Legacy – The Verge

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017

Star Trek and Tron aren’t two things that typically go together, but filmmaker Patrick Collins recently mashed the pair together in a short film called Star Trek: Legacy. In this 22-minute film, he recut Star Trek: The Motion Picture and set it to Daft Punk’s fantastic score from Tron: Legacy. The resulting film works better than it sounds on paper, and makes for a really cool viewing experience. Collins noted…

RIP MP3 – the sound file that changed the world is declared dead – TechRadar

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017

The developers of the much loved music compression format MP3 have officially announced its demise.  The Fraunhofer Institute, the German company that was one of the main driving forces behind the development of the MP3, has released a statement that the licensing for patents and software relating to the MP3 have been terminated. MP3 has been around since the 1980s and was one of the main driving forces behind a…

Natick: Students give gift of music to moms – Wicked Local Natick

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017

Brian Benson Daily News Staff @bbensonMWDN NATICK – Eight-year-old Avery Baker wanted to do something special for her mother on Mother’s Day. “I made her pancakes,” said Baker, of Dover. Why? Because mother Kelly Sohn “normally cooks for us,” Baker said. On Sunday afternoon, Baker gave Sohn another gift, this time the gift of music. She was among about two dozen children who wowed their families…

Upstream Music Fest brings new energy to Seattle’s oldest neighborhood – The Seattle Times

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017

For a glorious moment, the sun shone on the red-brick buildings of the Pioneer Square neighborhood during the final day of Paul Allen’s Upstream Music Fest + Summit on Saturday. And as a festival busker merrily strummed her cover of Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” for passers-by along Occidental Avenue South, you almost wanted to start dancing in the street — if not for the song, then in praise of a…

Sony Music Executive L.A. Reid Accused of Sexual Harassment – Variety

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017

Some three days after Variety first reported that Epic Records chairman and CEO L.A. Reid was leaving Sony Music, the reason for his abrupt departure has come to light. According to the New York Post, Reid has been accused of sexual harassment by a female assistant at Epic Records. In a letter submitted to Sony Music, the accuser, represented by an attorney, details instances during which inappropriate behavior was allegedly…

Upstream Music Fest brings new energy to Seattle’s oldest neighborhood – The Seattle Times

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017

For a glorious moment, the sun shone on the red-brick buildings of the Pioneer Square neighborhood during the final day of Paul Allen’s Upstream Music Fest + Summit on Saturday. And as a festival busker merrily strummed her cover of Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” for passers-by along Occidental Avenue South, you almost wanted to start dancing in the street — if not for the song, then in praise of a…

Upstream Music Fest brings new energy to Seattle’s oldest neighborhood – The Seattle Times

Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017

For a glorious moment, the sun shone on the red-brick buildings of the Pioneer Square neighborhood during the final day of Paul Allen’s Upstream Music Fest + Summit on Saturday. And as a festival busker merrily strummed her cover of Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” for passers-by along Occidental Avenue South, you almost wanted to start dancing in the street — if not for the song, then in praise of a…

Developers of the MP3 Have Officially Killed It – Gizmodo

Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Photo: Getty MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of decades. And now, it’s dead. The developer of the format announced this week that it has officially terminated its licensing program. The actual ownership history of the various patent rights involved in MP3 technology is complicated and messy. But the Fraunhofer Institute…

Memorial event to honor popular Baltimore DJ – WBAL-TV – WBAL Baltimore

Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017

BALTIMORE — Friends are planning a memorial event for a popular DJ who was fatally shot early Friday morning. Download the WBAL app The killing and the arrest both have the music community reeling as the victim and the suspect are popular local DJs. “I know both of the parties, so it’s like I’m lost,” DJ Marcus Wright said. “I don’t even know the whole situation. It’s just, like, why?”…

Upstream Music Fest brings new energy to Seattle’s oldest neighborhood – The Seattle Times

Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017

For a glorious moment, the sun shone on the red-brick buildings of the Pioneer Square neighborhood during the final day of Paul Allen’s Upstream Music Fest + Summit on Saturday. And as a festival busker merrily strummed her cover of Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” for passers-by along Occidental Avenue South, you almost wanted to start dancing in the street — if not for the song, then in praise of a…

The MP3 is now officially dead, according to creators of the format – FACT

Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory R.I.P. The creators of the MP3 have officially written off the format. As NPR reports, The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits – a division of the state-funded German research institution that funded the MP3’s development in the late ‘80s – has announced that its “licensing program for certain MP3 related patents and software of Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS has been terminated.” iTunes and others now favor AAC…

Upstream Music Fest brings new energy to Seattle’s oldest neighborhood – The Seattle Times

Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017

For a glorious moment, the sun shone on the red-brick buildings of the Pioneer Square neighborhood during the final day of Paul Allen’s Upstream Music Fest + Summit on Saturday. And as a festival busker merrily strummed her cover of Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” for passers-by along Occidental Avenue South, you almost wanted to start dancing in the street — if not for the song, then in praise of a…

Warner Music boss nears royalty deal with Spotify – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fresh off a pact to license music to YouTube, Warner Music boss Steve Cooper is turning his attention to music streamer Spotify — and a deal could be signed by June. Sources tell On the Money that Warner and Spotify are getting this close to a new royalty agreement. If inked, Daniel Ek’s Spotify would be on the way to its long-planned IPO — expected in the final quarter of…

Memorial event to honor popular Baltimore DJ – WBAL Baltimore

Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017

BALTIMORE — Friends are planning a memorial event for a popular DJ who was fatally shot early Friday morning. Download the WBAL app The killing and the arrest both have the music community reeling as the victim and the suspect are popular local DJs. “I know both of the parties, so it’s like I’m lost,” DJ Marcus Wright said. “I don’t even know the whole situation. It’s just, like, why?”…

"Music enthusiast" inspires urban youth to create their own music – OnMilwaukee.com

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Published May 13, 2017 at 11:56 a.m. Kiran Vedula, known as “Q the Sun” in the band New Age Narcissism, has worked in Milwaukee’s music scene for the past 12 years as a musician, composer and producer. “Milwaukee is a hard place to start a music career,” he said, “but it’s like a teenager. There are a lot of great things happening and it knows it can be something…

MP3 is dead, long live AAC – Engadget

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017

In its place, the director of the Fraunhofer Institute told NPR, the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) format has become the “de facto standard for music download and videos on mobile phones.” It’s simply more efficient and has greater functionality, as streaming TV and radio broadcasting use the format to deliver higher-quality audio at lower bitrates than MP3. Basic research in audio encoding began at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in…

Summer Classical Music Preview – The New Yorker

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017

Operatic productions, given their ambitions and expense, are always planned at least a year in advance. But, in making their selections for this summer, the region’s major players uncannily reflected our moment of deep political unease. One of the two productions that Francesca Zambello, who runs Glimmerglass Opera, in Cooperstown, is directing herself is the Donizetti rarity “The Siege of Calais” (July 16-Aug. 19), which takes place during the Hundred…

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