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Robin Thicke performs ‘Get Her Back’ at Billboard Music Awards – New York Daily News

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

From the Beatles to Satchmo, from Billy Joel to Prince, the Daily News has backstage photos and behind the scenes shots you want. Find your legendary photo today.

Rhythm Music Game ‘Cosmic DJ’ Is Quirky, Creative Fun For The Kids In Your Life – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

For the past several years, a company you’ve never heard of has been crafting significant audio design for some very popular games — Halo 4, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and Uncharted 3 to name a few. Now the small team at Austin-based GL33k has temporarily left the comfort of their sound design chair for in-house game development with rhythm music title Cosmic DJ. Cosmic DJ recently landed on Steam Early Access. It…

TransProse turns literature into music – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Brenda Clarke, CC BY 2.0 A great novel has an ambience unto itself — but what if you could translate that ambience into a different medium? Music, for example? That’s the idea behind TransProse, a project that examines works of literature and transposes them into music. It’s the work of New York-based programmer, artist and musician Hannah Davis, and Saif Mohammed, a research officer at the National Research Council Canada…

Billboard Music Awards: MJ ‘hologram’ and Kendall’s flub get buzz – CNN International

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

(CNN) — Michael Jackson’s “live” performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards brought a mixed reaction Sunday night. “Uncomfortable, odd and eerily interesting,” is how public relations agent Simone Smalls summed it up in a tweet. “Not quite sure what to feel. #MissingMJ” Uncomfortable because Jackson died nearly five years ago while preparing for a comeback tour. His remains are resting in a crypt in a Forest Lawn mausoleum. Nicki…

What’s In A Roar? Crafting Godzilla’s Iconic Sound – NPR

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

i i hide captionGodzilla’s original 1954 roar was created by composer Akira Ifukube, who dragged a resin-coated leather glove along the loosened strings of a double bass. Toho Godzilla’s original 1954 roar was created by composer Akira Ifukube, who dragged a resin-coated leather glove along the loosened strings of a double bass. Toho Godzilla roared to No. 1 at the box office on opening weekend. The latest reboot of the…

Rhythm Music Game ‘Cosmic DJ’ Is Quirky, Creative Fun For The Kids In Your Life – Forbes

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

For the past several years, a company you’ve never heard of has been crafting significant audio design for some very popular games — Halo 4, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and Uncharted 3 to name a few. Now the small team at Austin-based GL33k has temporarily left the comfort of their sound design chair for in-house game development with rhythm music title Cosmic DJ. Cosmic DJ recently landed on Steam Early Access. It…

Lisa Jen’s Otherworldly Sound In Welsh With ‘Tincian’ – NPR

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “LLIWIAU”) SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Those are the opening notes of an album released this week that has a dark and atmospheric sound and a human voice that seems otherworldly. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “LLIWIAU”) SIMON: That’s Lisa Jen, singing in her native Welsh language with her band 9Bach. Their…

The Best Summer Music Festivals – Daily Beast

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

This May, Alabama is host to the Hangout Music Festival. If the view isn’t enough for you—the show is held on a beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico—there are also carnival rides, the summer sun, and an awesome setlist. The Black Keys, The Killers, and Modest Mouse are among the performers to appear during the weekend of May 16 to 18. The Gorge Amphitheatre plays host to the 3-day festival…

Top Moments from the 2014 Billboard Music Awards – ABC News

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

Michael Jackson was brought back to life — sort of — at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A hologram of the King of Pop, surrounded by real-life backup dancers, performed “Slave to the Rhythm” Sunday night off the recently-released posthumous album “Xscape.” Wearing red pants and a golden jacket, the hologram showed off many of MJ’s patented moves — the spins,…

What’s In A Roar? Crafting Godzilla’s Iconic Sound – NPR

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

i i hide captionGodzilla’s original 1954 roar was created by composer Akira Ifukube, who dragged a resin-coated leather glove along the loosened strings of a double bass. Toho Godzilla’s original 1954 roar was created by composer Akira Ifukube, who dragged a resin-coated leather glove along the loosened strings of a double bass. Toho Godzilla roared to No. 1 at the box office on opening weekend. The latest reboot of the…

Lisa Jen’s Otherworldly Sound In Welsh With ‘Tincian’ – NPR

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “LLIWIAU”) SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Those are the opening notes of an album released this week that has a dark and atmospheric sound and a human voice that seems otherworldly. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “LLIWIAU”) SIMON: That’s Lisa Jen, singing in her native Welsh language with her band 9Bach. Their…

Stunning Michael Jackson Hologram Performs at Billboard Music Awards – Mashable

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

The Billboard Music Awards resurrected Michael Jackson as a hologram Sunday for a performance of “Slave to the Rhythm,” a song from his new posthumous album Xscape. Reminiscent of when Tupac Shakur “performed” as a hologram alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachella in 2012, the King of Pop digitally danced (moonwalk included) and sang onstage as though he never left us. Jackson died in 2009 after suffering cardiac…

Billboard Music Awards 2014: Michael Jackson hologram hits the stage to … – New York Daily News

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

Kevin Winter/Billboard Awards 2014/Getty Images for DCP A Michael Jackson hologram onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday. The King of Pop slayed them at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. Michael Jackson was resurrected from the dead in hologram form, singing and doing his famous moonwalk in front of a star-studded Las Vegas audience. …

What’s In A Roar? Crafting Godzilla’s Iconic Sound – NPR

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

i i hide captionGodzilla’s original 1954 roar was created by composer Akira Ifukube, who dragged a resin-coated leather glove along the loosened strings of a double bass. Toho Godzilla’s original 1954 roar was created by composer Akira Ifukube, who dragged a resin-coated leather glove along the loosened strings of a double bass. Toho Godzilla roared to No. 1 at the box office on opening weekend. The latest reboot of the…

Billboard Music Awards: MJ ‘hologram’ and Kendall’s flub get buzz – CNN

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

(CNN) — Michael Jackson’s “live” performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards brought a mixed reaction Sunday night. “Uncomfortable, odd and eerily interesting,” is how public relations agent Simon Smalls summed it up in a tweet. “Not quite sure what to feel. #MissingMJ” Uncomfortable because Jackson died nearly five years while preparing for a comeback tour. His remains are resting in a crypt in a Forest Lawn mausoleum. Nicki Minaj…

Lisa Jen’s Otherworldly Sound In Welsh With ‘Tincian’ – NPR

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

Mixing new sounds with an old language, singer Lisa Jen performs in her native Welsh with the group 9Bach. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Jen about the group’s new album, Tincian.

What’s In A Roar? Crafting Godzilla’s Iconic Sound – NPR

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

i i hide captionGodzilla’s original 1954 roar was created by composer Akira Ifukube, who dragged a resin-coated leather glove along the loosened strings of a double bass. Toho Godzilla’s original 1954 roar was created by composer Akira Ifukube, who dragged a resin-coated leather glove along the loosened strings of a double bass. Toho Godzilla roared to No. 1 at the box office on opening weekend. The latest reboot of the…

Billboard Music Awards 2014: Stars rock the red carpet and the stage – New York Daily News

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

Sen. Schumer: Give our grads debt break Student debt has grown too debilitating, Sen. Chuck Schumer says. Mountains of student debt cost New York City college grads $4.5 billion more than they should, said Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is helping push new legislation in Congress to refinance old student loans at lower rates.

Lisa Jen’s Otherworldly Sound In Welsh With ‘Tincian’ – NPR

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

Mixing new sounds with an old language, singer Lisa Jen performs in her native Welsh with the group 9Bach. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Jen about the group’s new album, Tincian.

Billboard Music Awards: Watch the Red Carpet Live Stream (Video) – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

Watch live as the biggest names in music arrive at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on the red carpet! Jordin Sparks, Lance Bass and more host the webcast of the Samsung Red Carpet LIVE! show on May 18, 6-8pm ET. Additionally, Cher Lloyd will also be on hand on the red carpet to perform “Sirens” from her upcoming sophomore album release “Sorry I’m Late,” due out on May 27….

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